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Tim Curry - Simplicity (1981): 4 song lyrics        3,613 views

TAGS: Bob Babbitt Michael Kamen Simplicity Tim Curry Working On My Tan
Words by Tim Curry. Music by Tim Curry, Bob Babbitt, Charles Collins, Bob Kulick, Michael Tschudin, and Michael Kamen.

Nikki's at the campsite in the caravan
On the Riviera.
Every night the bugs bite.
Catch her if they can.
But she don't hear of it.
She say, "I'm working on my tan. Oh man. Working on my tan. Oh man.
Working on my tan."

Harvey sing Calypso in the hotel band
But it's just financial.
Playing for the "dipsoes" and the also-ran.
But he ain't anxious, man.
He say, "I'm working on my tan. Oh man. Working on my tan. Oh man.
Working on my tan."

Hunt yourself an island.
Hitch down to the beach.
The sun belong to everyone.
In everybody's reach.
If confined to dry land, heal yourself a beach.
Hey c'mon, son of a gun.
Do I have to teach you what to say?

Take a bus, take a truck.
Take a bus, take a truck.
Take a bus, take a truck.
But take along your good look.

Do it in Jamaica.
Do it in Japan.
Do it in Siberia.
Give us all a break And do it in Iran.
Do it in Afghanistan.

Everybody say-ay.
I'm working on my tan. Oh man.
Working on my tan. Oh man.
Working on my tan.

Sunshine, sunshine.
Sunshine, sunshine.

Working, working.
Working on my tan. Oh man.
Working on my tan.
(repeated to fadeout)

TAGS: Bob Babbitt Simplicity Tim Curry
Words by Tim Curry. Music by Tim Curry, Bob Babbitt, and Charles Collins.

I try every way I know to tell you
I run down all my clever ways
Every smart forever phrase
How am I going get a, heck of another love letter
But you deserve better babe
The hardest thing for me
Is true simplicity
But it's the only thing that's good enough for you

Every day I wake up later
I'm afraid to face the sun
I want to hide from everyone
Memory is bitter
Tell myself I'm no quitter
But the gold no longer glitters babe
The hardest thing for me
Is true simplicity
But it's the only thing that's good enough for you

Blood in a bucket
No rhyme, mainline, sunshine
And it's the nearest this boy's been to joy
And I do believe
I shall believe
I shall be free
On the day you say you need me
Need me, need me, yeah

I push the doorknob to the booze
I might try out for the blues
Aching and lonely
What does it take to telephone me
I'm much too close to breaking
But I do believe
I shall believe
I shall be free
On the day you say you need me
Need me, need me, yeah
Yeah, yeah

The hardest thing for me
Is true simplicity
It's the only thing that's good enough for you

(repeat twice to fadeout)

Well this morning on the radio I heard the DJ say
That the temperature is rising
And it's going to be a real hot day

I took the taxi to the studio at 48th and Broadway
But the engineer was late, made me wait
I said, "Hey man, hey!"
C-c-c-catch me now
Don't let go
C-c-catch me know
Because I'm on a roll
On a roll

Well I only got a minute
And it's such a simple thing to say
You better get it on the first take
I gotta make a matinee
C-c-c-catch me now
Don't let go
Catch me know
Because I'm on a roll
I'm on a roll
On a roll

If you stop to think you'll fall
Gotta go, gotta do, that's all
I've gotta blow because I'm on a roll
I'm on a roll
On a roll
I'm on a roll

C-c-c-catch me now
Don't let go
C-c-c-catch me now
Because I'm on a roll
I'm on a roll!

TAGS: Simplicity Tim Curry
Words and music by David Lasley and Lana Marrano.

I lost a lot of things to the wind
I lost a lot of things to my own sin
I lost my heart when I found you
Well you're not just another ticket
Well you're not just another bum rap
You're live baby, you ain't no alley cat

And I am out of pawn
Finally out of pawn
Ain't no number ticket
No time limit
Ain't nobody cashing in on my heart
Ain't no one cashing in on my heart

I had an aching in my heart
That only you knew how to fix
Didn't know that someone
Could make me feel like this
You've got the sweetest skin
It's like velvet
I can't believe I'm lying here next to you
You make me feel every word you say is true

And I am out of pawn
Finally out of pawn
Ain't no number ticket
No time limit
Ain't nobody cashing in on my heart
Ain't no one cashing in on my heart
Ain't no one cashing in on my heart

Ain't no one, ain't no one
Ain't no one cashing in on my heart
Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody,
I am out of pawn, finally out of pawn
I am out of pawn, finally out of pawn