Spin Doctors
You've Got To Believe In Something

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next song Spin Doctors: Turn It Upside Down Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something You've Got To Believe In Something
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
Youíve got to believe in something
Itís a lonely universe
Be careful what you wish for
Cause you improvement might be worse
Birth is a missing persons file
Itís a case of role reversal
Life is a play...
Sometimes I can remember the rehearsal

Youíve got to believe in nothing
Thereís and awful lot out there
Some in every perfect hair
You know I lose a bit of sleep
Wondering if nothing would ever desert us
But I know they donít know nothing
And what they donít know canít hurt us

I want to tell you
This guy wants to charge you a nickel
I want to tell you
This guy wants to charge you a dime
I want to tell you
Iím Ďoí charge you a five dollar bill
And show you a real fine time

Thereís a candy coated iguana
Behind curtain number one
And a sixteen dollar bill
For every pregnant flying nun
They got a soda-pop thatíll save the world
Itís a tonic and an elixir
Itís a get-you-laid
Better-paid
Guaranteed all-round life-fixer

I want to tell you....

Youíve got to believe in something
Itís a lonely universe
Be careful what you wish for
Cause your improvement might be worse
Birth is a missing persons file
Itís a case of the role reversal
Life is a play, they say
Sometimes I can remember the rehearsal

I want to tell you
Some say life is a blessing
I want to tell you
Some say life is a curse
I want to tell you
Some say life is a play
And you get no time to rehearse
And you got to believe in something
Cause itís lonely universe
You got to believe in something
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something House
(Barron/Comess/Schenkman/White)
This is my house where I hang around
As soon as I get up, I start to get down
You donít need a place to stay
Our house is any old place we play

This is my house if you donít like it
just get outta
get outta
get outta

Came up so fast gave me the bends
Now Iím staring into a camera lens
From rags to riches and back again
But this is my house and I say when

This is my house.....

This is my house you know thatís final
Itís made of plastic, magnetic tape and vinyl
This is my house now doncha know
We move in every time you turn on your radio

This is my house....
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something Dogs On A Doe
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
Riches and roads bring brigands hither
Riches and roads bring brigands bold
Brigands deck their ears with hoops of silver
Brigands dizí their ears with hoops of gold
Threshes can make a broom to sweep up threshes
Straws can make a broom to sweep up straw
Spilt milk makes a pool for drowning fishes
Lovers make a virtue of a flaw

Angels above, devils below
Flies on honey
Dogs on a doe
Dogs on a doe

South wind sues the seer with songs of mildness
North wind sues the seer with songs of ice
Kings can make a war to sue for sugar
Queens can make a war to sue for spite

Angels above, ......
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something I Can't Believe You're Still With Her
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
We were on a vacation
In a turbulent nation
Guess itís part my fault
For not hauling you down
To the train station
Thereís no ring on your finger
Fly away donít you linger
Itís simply absurd
To think sheís a bird
Just because sheís a singer

Donít you bring her round ( x4)

Does it make you wonder
Why the innocent blunder?
When you sit n the sun
You should just have fun
Not summon the thunder
Sheís just like the mama
Generating the trauma
And I donít see why
Youíre still willing to try
When itís all just a drama

Donít you bring her round......

Sheís a taker not a giver
And I canít believe youíre still with her
She wouldíve sold you down the river
And I canít believe youíre still with her
Sheís a taker not a giver
And I canít believe youíre still with her
She wouldíve sold you sown the river
And I canít believe youíre still with her

We were on a vacation
In an idyllic location
Guess itís part my fault
For not pouring salt
On your frustration
Youíre afraid to be lonely
Well youíre not the only
Better to feel the pain
And to run through the rain
Than to live like a phony

Donít you bring her round.....
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something She Used To Be Mine
(Barron/Comess/Kiner/Krizan/White)
There she goes, on down the beach
Just like the moon, sheís out of reach
Losing my mind, already lost my girl
Blew the top right off my pretty world

Oh, she used to be mine
She used to be mine
She used to be mine
ĎTil I saw her with another man
Ďnother man
ĎTil I saw her with another man
hand in hand
ĎTil I saw her with another man
Ďnother man
ĎTil I saw her with another man
hand in hand

Oh, there she goes, on out of my life
Sheís my ex, thought sheíd be my wife
Kept my ring, my wedding band
Keeps it on the same finger but on the other hand

Oh, she used to be mine.....

I can taste her mouth
Taste her tears
I can hear what she used to say
Sheíd be looking up from her coffee cup
And through the steam I can see her glance away

I miss her hand on my hip
Tongue on my lips
Lips on my cup of tea
I miss the way sheíd lie
And the way sheíd sigh
When sheíd lie right down
Just next to me

Oh, she used to be mine....
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something She's Not You
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
She donít hear me when I think her name
She donít see what you could look right through
All she really does is make me blue
Sheís not you

She donít hold a candle to the stars
She donít hold the pink up to the blue
She donít hold my horses the way you do
Sheís not you

Sheís not you
No matter what she do
(Sheís not you)
I love her too
But sheís not you

Diamonds shine like starlight next to glass
Moon light shines like silver in the dew
It doesnít matter what you compare her to
Sheís not you

Sheís not you......

Evening was a shimmer in your hair
Time was just a button on your gown
Manyís the torture Iím going through
Sheís not you
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something To Make Me Blue
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
Oh, itís you, I love the things you do
To make me blue
Oh, itís true, I love the things you do
To make me blue

To make me blue
Oh, to make me blue
Oh, to make me blue
Oh, to make me blue

Oh, itís me, you love to watch me speed
Across the sea
Oh, Iím free, I love the way itís all
I need to be
To make blue....
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something 'Bout A Train
(Barron/Comess)
When I hear that train a-coming from the junction
Troublin' my mind is it's favorite function.
It makes that crying on that old air horn
Middle of the night, I can hear it mourn

The world is a stone hanging in the night
The trainís a woman and she leaves behind a light
Love is gone, I mean washed out in the rain
Leaving town and mumbling something Ďbout a train
Oh, about a train

My head is full of sky and my boots are full of ocean
And stolen designs for perpetual motion
Love scarred, shattered, tattered, and unfolding
Silent man, he won't tell me what it is
What it is heís holding

The world is a stone hanging in the night
The trainís a woman and she leaves behind a light
Love is gone, I mean washed out by the rain
Leaving town and mumbling something Ďbout a train

My heart is a stone, and my head is a canyon
Far off lonely home is my only companion
Love is gone, I mean washed out in the rain
Leaving town, mumbling something about a train
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something Where Angels Fear To Tread
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
The ruthless turbaned bandit
Turns his back upon the cradle
As angry as you ever can recall
And even though itís raining
Youíre yet to join the flowers on the wall

Iíve waited for a chance
To paint your blue town red
Slept where monsters dance
On the flowers in your hand
Fools go rushing in
Where angels fear to tread

The late night contingent
Has a question that it poses
And theyíre smoking all
The flowers youíve arranged
And the blind poet enters
Beheading all you roses
To make up for the beauty
Youíve regained

Iíve waited for a chance.....

A heart may break in a twist of fate
And be thrown upon the pile
My bed still whirls though I see other girls
When I stare a thousand miles
A heart may break in a certain time and place
But a friend still knows
If itís her kiss on your smile

Your yellow dressed Athena
Assaults your very windows
And troubles all the clouds
Around your bed
And in the nearby land of the lovers
The one-eyed man is crazy
ĎCause lovers are too blind
To hear a word that the fool has said

Iíve waited for a chance.....
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something If Wishes Were Horses
(Barron/Comess/Krizan/White)
The streets are lined with gold
The cheese is full of mold
Oh, come into the fold with me
Global domination
While it sparks my imagination
It kills the vegetation
Ant itís not my cup of tea

The stairs are high and winding
My brother is divining
The empire is declining
But the wine is old
Itís never sweet enough
And a little too tough
And they play a bit too rough
And they talk a little bit too cold

Say thereís another color
Just say it on a bet
You know itís true
Though you havenít heard it yet
Theyíre playing it for keeps
Like pieces on a board
You know itís true
Though you havenít heard before

Welcome to the decline
Itís going just fine
Itís good for the wine
And itís good for the forces
You can run but you canít hide
And beggars would ride
If they had the horses

If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride
If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride
If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride
If wishes were horses
Oh, beggars would ride
Beggars would ride

The carousel is burning
The modelís eyes are yearning
The tables arenít turning
But the lunch is free
And itís never cheap enough
And itís always the same stuff
And they forever call your bluff
And forever get their fee

Say thereís another color.....

There is no limitation
Set upon this nation
What is our station
And relationship?
What about the pollution
And the constitution?
What is the purpose
Of this burning branch I grip?

If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride........
next song previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something Sister Sisyphus
(Barron/Comess/Lawrence/Richardson/White)
What you don't got I can't give to you
You got calamities to live through
Just when the nickels come a jingling down
Youíve got to use them all to get out of town

That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus
That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus

Hey sissy baby, why you all alone?
You got both your hands upon your big old stone
Hey sissy baby push that stone towards the sky
Hey sissy baby why you curtsey so high?
That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus
That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus

You're the kingpin in your end of town
My kid sister come and take you crown
Just when you think you got your system down
What you got going up and come around

That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus
That's the queen you been dancing with
That's my kid sister Sisyphus
Spin Doctors: Here Comes The Bride previous song Spin Doctors: You've Got To Believe In Something That's The Way
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