OCEAN OF TEARS LYRICS

 
BOTTOM LINE
Oh it's frustrating baby
I declare it is
Whatever am I gonna do?
I'm starting to realize
I don't have what it takes
To land a big time beauty like you
 
One more time you're gonna pass me by
I don't think you'd see me if I was on fire
'Cause guys like me don't get women like you
And that's the bottom line
 
Oh what would it feel like
To kiss those lips
Could they be as sweet and warm as they seem?
Or to run my hands over that beautiful frame
And hear you say you love only me
 
I might as well wish I could sprout wings and fly
Not for a minute would you ever be mine
'Cause guys like me don't get women like you
And that's the bottom line
 
Well there's no doubt about it
You'll always have money
And it's plain to see you sure got your health
But it's sad to think of you goin' through life
Without the love of a man like myself
 
I guess I'm in over my head this time
To think I had a chance I must've been out of my mind
'Cause guys like me don't get women like you
And that's the bottom line
 
Oh oh oh look at you woman
You sparkle and you shine and you glow
Oh was I starin'? I beg your pardon
It's just that you're so darn beautiful it just
plain doesn't make sense!
Rich and handsome, rich and handsome
All you women want rich and handsome
Be different
Try me!
'Cause if you don't try my lovin' you might
be missin' out on the best you ever had
And you'll never know . . .
You'll never know . . .
You'll never know . . .
 
DON'T SHAME ME
Don't shame me baby
Leave a man his pride
Don't shame me baby
Leave a man his pride
You know I get it all day
Sure don't need it at night
 
Hey when we walk
I wish you'd walk by my side
When we go walkin'
I want you to walk right by my side
Not two steps ahead
Not two steps behind
 
I wouldn't hit no woman
I tell you I'd feel too ashamed
But there's one thing darlin'
I want you to make sure you understand
(Looky here)
If you do me wrong
I'm gonna put you right out in the rain
(I wouldn't think twice about it)
 
Don't shame me baby
Leave a man his pride
Don't shame me baby
Leave a man his pride
You know I get the blues all day
I sure don't need it at night
(Come on baby let's go to town)
 
OCEAN OF TEARS
It's an ocean made of tears
And sorrow that fills the sea
It's an ocean made of tears
And sorrow that fills the sea
Oh an ocean of salty tears
Cried, cried by fools like me
 
Now if your lover has left you
At least you know you're not alone
Now if your lover has left you
Hey at least you know you're not alone
'Cause there's a million others just like you
With the same old sad situation going on
 
People on the rooftops cryin'
Wandering through the streets cryin'
Lyin' in their bedrooms cryin'
Huggin' their ribs and . . .
 
Well it's a cruel god in heaven
Laughin' and lookin' down
Made people fall in love
Just to watch 'em run around
One loves one
That one loves another
You can't find two people in love with each other
 
It's an ocean made of tears
And sorrow that fills the sea
Oh an ocean of salty tears
Cried, cried by fools like me
 
MAYBE OUR LUCK WILL CHANGE
I know it's hard tryin' to make it out there
A workin' woman's got it tough oh yes I know
Some things are gettin' better
But it still isn't fair
Lord knows we got a long way to go
 
I see you get up in the mornin'
Put that smile on your face
And a pair of real uncomfortable shoes
And you go to your job
Where you can't get anyplace
Doin' somethin' that a man wouldn't do
 
But you keep hangin' tough
Though it's mighty rough
Try as they might they can't make you give up
Someday baby maybe our luck will change
 
I know it's hard
Stayin' at home with the kids
Checkin' the paper for a job every day
You study your heart out
Make it through college
And you still can't get but minimum wage
 
Standin' in line at the grocery
With the food stamps in your hand
Feelin' like you let your family down
But I know if you can find someone
To give you a chance
You'd be the hardest workin' man in this town
 
But you don't say you're through
You do what you gotta do
No matter what happens
I'm so proud of you
Someday baby maybe our luck will change
 
I still believe someday we'll come to our senses
Try to help each other out when we're down
Give everyone a little piece of the pie
There's plenty enough to go around
 
Oh and realize it's wrong
To judge one another
'Cause they don't live the same way as you
And our kids'll figure out
They don't have to hate anybody, baby
No matter who tells them to
 
'Cause there's one thing I know
We're not in this alone
It's a fine old world
And we can't give up hope
Someday baby maybe our luck will change
Oh maybe our luck will . . .
 
IF SHE IS
I've got to see my baby
If she is my baby
See if we can make it like it
Was before
I got to see my baby
Though I suppose I'm crazy
Probably gonna get my
Heart broke some more
 
We went from warm and lovin'
To cool
Then to nothin'
She said she needed time
To work things out
She says she's made up her mind now
Could I forgive her somehow
Told me she's sure
But really I've got my doubts
 
She said she's only doin'
What she had to do
Said there'd been some others
But only a few
She wanted me to know
She never gave them her heart
And I wanna believe her but sometimes I'm
Not too smart
 
We're gonna talk about this romance
If there is a romance
I'm gonna look that woman
Right in the eye
But I'm not gonna hold her
'Cause if I hold her it's over
She can lie all she wants to and
I won't mind
 
My luck she'll have broken up with her
New boyfriend
She'll cry on my shoulder then I'll be
Old news again
But it's like
She's Lucy holdin' the football
And I'm like poor old Charlie Brown
It's not hard to figure out
What's goin' down
 
Oh I can't help it I'm goin'
I can't stand this not knowin'
I'd be kickin' myself
If I didn't take this chance
I've got to see my baby
Oh if she is my baby
All I want in this world is just to
Be her man
 
Oh darlin'
You know I can't stand to be hurt again
I tell you sometimes I wonder why, baby
You want to treat a love like mine so bad
Oh
Down this lonesome road I'm goin'
But one way or another, one way or another
This time I'm gonna find out
This time I'm gonna know
Oh baby
Don't you love me darlin'
 
SLIP, STUMBLE, FALL
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
 
Don't you slip, don't you stumble
Oh don't you fall
You've got everything going for you
You just might lose it all
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
 
Look ahead why don't you
Look how your luck's been treating you
Now look behind you
Look at all the misery you've been through
You're breathin' good clean air
Havin' a real nice time
'Stead of feelin' sad and lonely
And peekin' out through the blinds
 
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
 
I know what you're thinkin' Paul
What could it hurt to get a little buzz?
But once you've tasted the good life
You find out that buzz ain't what it was
You can party 'till your face
Is about to hit the floor
But the guilt stays with you
It's the last thing to go
 
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
 
One of these days you're gonna wake up
You're gonna be old and gray
You're gonna need you some nice clean money
That the government can't take away
Hey this ain't no time to be foolin' around
Fall off the wagon now
It's a long way down
 
Don't you slip
Don't you stumble
Don't you fall
 
WHAT WENT WRONG
Oh baby what went wrong
We let our good thing get away
Look at us sittin' across this table
With not a decent word to say
Oh darlin' what went wrong
Can this be the end of us
All that talk about our future
Could it be talk was all it was
 
Well I guess I should have known
I just refused to see the signs
Trouble happens to other people's romances, right?
It couldn't happen to mine
I never stopped to think it over
Next thing I know I look around
Our little love life has gone to pieces
And our whole house is fallin' down
 
We stood a chance to go the distance
Another might never come along
Can't we work this out together
Oh darlin' what went wrong
 
Chasin' that almighty dollar
I lost sight of what I was workin' for
Tryin' to make things better for us baby
I realize I couldn't have hurt you more
I'm tryin' to picture a life without you darlin'
And oh I don't like what comes to mind
I think we're headed for a big mistake
We can turn the wheel while there's still time
 
You know I'm always gonna love you
Whether you're by my side or gone
Can't we work this out together
Oh darlin' what went wrong
 
STOP YOUR GROANIN'
Stop your groanin' baby
Stop actin' so cold
Quit squirmin' in your seat
Stop tappin' your toes
No matter where we go
It ain't where you wanna be
You sit there rollin' your eyes
But you won't look at me
 
CHORUS:
Well if you won't have any fun
I'm not gonna call you no more
I really mean it this time
I know it's what I said before
 
Every Saturday night
I call you on the phone
You wanna tell me you're busy
Uh huh, oh yeah, oh sure
I know you're sittin' there alone
Then you complain about the dinner
And you gripe about the wine
Everybody but you
Is havin' a pretty good time
 
CHORUS
 
When we walk down the street
Why won't you hold my hand?
I guess you don't wanna be seen
With this funky old man
I got an electric blanket baby (that's right)
And a radio too
And I get more warmth and conversation
Than I ever get from you
 
CHORUS
 
I WIN
I win
The sweetest woman in the world belongs to me
Not you but me
Oh I win
In this game of love I beat everyone
Yes I won
 
Oh when I first saw her I knew right away
She was truly one of a kind
I knew if I was gonna win her love
I'd better make up my mind
The competition was mighty strong
I had to come from the back of the pack
But they didn't know I like it like that
Took off like a shot and never looked back
 
I win
I got the kind of love a millionaire can't buy
She's all mine
My baby
Saw somethin' in me no one else could see
She chose me
I win
I got her
Game over
She's mine
I love her
She loves me
And she's fine
 
People don't you know I'm a lucky man
And if it sounds like I'm braggin'
Well it's just because I am
I got somethin' better than all your shiny gold
I got a woman home, I know she really loves me
And I'll tell you how I know:
She couldn't love me for my looks
I don't have a penny to my name
That don't mean a thing
My baby loves me just the same
My baby loves me
 
And when the police came
And were haulin' me away
That didn't change her love
I heard my baby say
"Oh daddy don't you worry
I'll be right there for you when you get home"
'Cause she knows me to be a fighter
I'm not about to waste that woman's time
 
She's seen me knocked down by the bottle
But I got back up
She's seen me beat up bad by cocaine
But I got back up
Now I got this feelin'
That I really can't be beat
I got a woman I love beside me
And I'm on my feet
 
Yes I won
I got a winner boys I'm proud of what I've done
I won
Hey my baby
Oh we're goin' down in the lovers' Hall of Fame
You can write my name
Oh I win
I got her
Game over
She's mine
I love her
She loves me
And I tell you something, people
 
I'm on a roll
I beat the best
Three points at the buzzer
Whoo! Nothin' but net
Hit it outta the park
Over the wall
Ran it into the end zone
And I did not drop the ball
 
I slapped it past the goalie
I ran the whole rack
I broke the bank, boys
Left them other players flat
I won by a million
I won by a mile
I beat 'em on points
I beat 'em on style
 
I knocked out the champ
I beat the band
C'mon people
Give me a hand come on
Give me a hand will ya
Give me a hand one time
Give me a hand come on
I got to scream some
Oh, I know my baby loves me
Oh, I know she really cares
 
All lyrics by Paul deLay ©1995

 



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