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In Your Dreams

(Max Robinson)
September 2, 2003

One day you're walking down the street
When a girl stops to say "hello".
You've seen her in the movies and
On TV in a music video.
She says "I like you a lot
How would you like to take me on a date?"
You're at a total loss for words
You stammer out "Wow, that'll be great."

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But that only happens in your dreams.
It's all imagination
No matter how real it seems.
Cross your fingers, knock on wood
Hope and wish that it may come true
The voice of reason says
It'll never happen to you.

64 She gives you her address and says
"Come around and pick me up at seven."
You think it's a prank but when
She's really there you figure you're in Heaven.
She says "I've got front row seats
For the Stones concert in the park.
And afterward we'll go and find
A lonely place where it's really dark."

Chorus

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124 You hold her close enough
to feel her heart beat
You're thinking being here
has made your life complete.

135 Next morning after you wake up
She says "I've heard you write good songs
I've got friends in the music biz
You'll be a star like me before too long."
You won some Grammies, had some hits
Toured and did those things that rock stars do
She says "It's icing on the cake
The real truth is I love you for you."

Chorus

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Poetically Correct.

(Max Robinson)
August 7, 1994
Revised Aug. 24, 2003

When writing songs if you would
win everyone's respect
You have to take great care to be
politically correct.
There's one more thing you must do
so poets won't object
Each line you compose must be
poetically correct.

First choose a form in which to write

the ballad verse is good
While learning you must follow rules
let that be understood
You must set down so many feet
per line
no more and no less
To please the poets of this world
and not cause them distress

Another thing you must not do

inversions do not use.
To put the words in order wrong
your listeners will confuse
Inversions for the sake of rhyme
you always must avoid
The normal way of speaking words
should always be employed.

And furthermore you should never

use the same rhyme twice
For if you do the song you write
may not come out so nice
It gets a little tiresome
to hear the same rhyme twice
So don't do this and then your song
will sound so very nice.

Another flaw to over come

you must not over use
a word. For over using one
is overly bad news.
The over use of any word
can over tax the ear
Your teacher will give out low grades
and overcome your cheer.

In writing poetry the rhymes

are perfectly exact
Unlike those pop and folk songs which
are often more laid back
If vowel sounds rhyme but others don't
it's known as assonance
Those learning to write poetry
Must know the difference

The final thing and hardest one

is placing the accent
A dictionary tells you of
the accent assignment.
The down beats of the music must
fall where accent is strong
Failure to do this makes some words
come out sounding all wrong.

So I use each and every rule

when writing songs these days;
Each line is crafted carefully
to suit Aunt Grace's gaze.
I stand no chance in song contests;
and publishers reject.
Although I do my best to write
poetically correct.

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Falling in Love is the Easy Part.

(Max Robinson)
May 31, 1998.

When we first met we talked before class
I felt drawn to you but thought it would pass
I lost my direction, stepped over the brink
I was in love before I could think.

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There are proverbs about the labor of love
But no one believes when they first give their heart
The lesson is taught by time and by living
FALLING IN LOVE IS THE EASY PART.

I knew lots of girls but loved only you
The others said they liked me too
Their temptations were hard to endure
Although I slipped you were the cure.

Chorus

We married young a few years too soon
We thought we would have one long honeymoon
A baby arrived within the first year
Put us in debt right up to our ears.

Chorus

Those first years were hard some how we pulled through
Now times are better I'm glad I have you
If we could advise those starting in life
We'd say "don't give up, hold on through the strife".

Chorus

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They Rode the Pillar of Fire.

(Max Robinson)
July 22, 1998.

Al Shepherd was the first
Although it was well rehearsed
It had never been done before
But he bravely set out to explore.

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THEY RODE THE PILLAR OF FIRE
Those men we all admire
Leaving the Earth behind
On a quest for all humankind.

Then John Glen went three times around
His name would soon be renowned
A national hero for all
Who in kid's eyes stood ten feet tall

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The Soviet Union in space
Was a program that hid its face
Though at first they one upped the U. S.
Ours was a public success.

Chorus

Neal Armstrong walked the lunar sea
The whole world watched it on TV.
All nations seemed inclined
To take "one giant leap for mankind

Chorus

Al Shepherd has deceased
He's not the kind to rest in peace
He'll start out by visiting Mars
On the ultimate flight to the stars.

Chorus

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Wednesday Appreciation Day.

(Max Robinson)
June 3, 1998.

I'd like to sing the praises of
the most neglected day
There must be a hundred songs
All about the joys of
Friday night and Saturday
Sunday owns a few
And many on the Monday blues
Tuesday and Thursday
have one song each
But there's a day that seems
Beyond songwriter's reach

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It's Wednesday
Poor little wed nes day
With your funny spelling
You have been neglected
Far beyond all telling
I hereby proclaim
WEDNESDAY APPRECIATION DAY

There you sit in the middle of the week

between those two T days
And just outside of Tues and Thurs
Those big bookends Mon and Fri
We think of you as meek
You seem so ordinary
The fact is to the contrary
You hold a spot that is unique
You're the centerpiece
Once past you we wait
For Friday and release

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Wednesday you're atop the crest

the hump day in the middle
We start in old blue Monday's depths
Climb step by step through Tuesday
Wednesday noon we're past the test
It's all downhill from there
Though you may think we don't care
Dearest Wednesday should be blessed
'Cause once we're over you
We're sliding down the slope
In two days work is through.

Chorus

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If I Become the Night.

(Max Robinson)
July 1, 1998.
Revised Sep. 9. 1998.

IF I BECOME THE NIGHT
The Moon and planets can be yours
I'll give you a necklace made of stars
As music of the spheres play sweet overtures
You'll ware a gown of soft dark velvet
And stardust in your hair
All of this to show I care
If I could be the night.

IF I BECOME THE NIGHT
You will never have cause to weep
My crickets can sing all fear away
As I lie with you in your sleep
And always protect you from
The cruel morning sun
I'm certain these things would be done
If I could be the night.

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If you should ever leave
My winds would sigh for you
My stars would fall in sorrow
My clouds would cry for you

IF I BECOME THE NIGHT
These are the wonders you will know
I can show my love time after time
While your tender feelings for me grow
If I can't win your love
In the light of day
What would you say if there was a way
That I could be the night?

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All Rights Reserved.

(Max Robinson)
August 6, 1998.
Revised July 2, 1999.

My wife and I were celebrating
Our first anniversary
With dinner, a movie and a dancin' spot
Other guys were lookin' at her
Tryin' to flirt behind my back
But I never worry 'cause I know what I've got.

Her licensing agreement is exclusive to me
It's illegal to clone copies of her
You can't borrow her even for a minute
It's strictly ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

I went to a sails convention
While she stayed home
There, a woman came on to me lookin' good
I told her I was married
She said "I'll never tell"
So I informed her exactly where I stood.

My licensing agreement is exclusive to her
I'll always play it straight never swerve
You can't borrow me even for a minute
It's strictly ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The way some people act these days
A marriage vow don't mean a thing
They think they'll live forever and never have to pay
But we don't wanna be that way
We'll stay true all our lives
We'll have each other when they are alone, old and gray

Our licensing agreement is exclusively
Between the parties known as me and her
You won't find a single loophole in our contract
It's simply ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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