Small World (1988)

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SMALL WORLD (PART 1)

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

All around the world
There are people like you and me
From the poorest beggar in the street
To the richest king and queen

Some people take
And then they never give
You gotta learn to give and take
If ya want to learn to live
In a small world

Now we can fight one another
Like they do on T.V.
Or we can help one another
The way it’s supposed to be

If we all give a little
It could really mean a lot
It’s a small, small world
But it’s the only one we’ve got
Small world

 
Lyrics

1. Small World (Part 1)
Small World  

OLD ANTONE’S

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

Tout le monde come on down
Dig that crazy sound
Yeah take a chance
Zydeco & romance
Yeah everybody here
Got rhythm in their bones
It’s another Friday night
Down at old Antone’s

Poor beaucoup de jolie filles
C’est la place to be
The band is so fine
With some homemade wine
Yeah even old Pierre
Got his dancing shoes on
Just another Friday night
Down at old Antone’s

If you feel like eatin’
There’s always something cooking
If you want some lovin’
There ain’t nobody lookin’
If you feel like jammin’ or singin’ harmony
Well jump right up here with me

Here we go
Rosin up the bow
If you name the song
We’ll sing it all night long
Yeah, there is sweet Marie
She’s on the telephone
Cause it’s another Friday nite
At her home away from home
Just another Friday night
Down at old Antone’s

If you feel like eatin’
There’s always something cookin’
If you want some lovin’
There ain’t nobody lookin’
If you feel like jammin or singin’ harmony
Jump right up here with me

Here we go
Rosin up the bow
Well if you name the song
We’ll sing it all night long
Yeah there goes Cher Maurice
He’s out there on the floor
Lookin’ like he’s had enough
But he wants a little more
Cause it’s another Friday night
At his home away from home
Every single Friday night
Down at old Antone’s

Just another Friday night

 
Lyrics

2. Old Antone's
Small World  

PERFECT WORLD

(A. Call)
Everybody’s looking for a perfect world
Where you could have everything your heart desires
The perfect boy will meet the perfect girl
And the perfect love will set the world on fire

Well what you ganna do when one and one makes three
And a vision of the future is impossible to see
Nobody’s perfect, not even a perfect fool
But if you’ll have faith in me
I’ll keep faith in you

Chorus:
Ain’t no livin’ in a perfect world
There ain’t no perfect world anyway
Ain’t no livin’ in a perfect world
But we’ll keep on dreamin’ of livin’ in a perfect world
Keep on dreamin’ of livin’ in a perfect world

Everybody’s got secrets
You know that it’s true
They talk about me and they’ll talk about you
Something happens to the pledges of trust
Down through the years they begin to rust

Now here we are amid the tears and the laughter
Still waiting for our happily ever after
We’ll keep on dreamin’ as long as we can
Try to remember and you’ll understand

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

3. Perfect World
Small World  

BOBO TEMPO

(J. Ciambotti/S. Hopper/H. Lewis)

All surfers say
Over the hills away

Hey, Bobo Tempo

Noses they are peeling
The minds they are reeling
Hey, Bobo Tempo

Hey! (Hey!)
Bobo Tempo

No, I ain’t joking
The best shit they are smoking
Hey, Bobo Tempo

Strange cosmic forces
Naked girls on horses
Hey, Bobo Tempo

Hey! (Hey!)
Bobo Tempo

Living life so highly
Hanging out at Smiley’s
Hey, Bobo Tempo

Hey! (Hey!)
Bobo Tempo

 
Lyrics

4. Bobo Tempo
Small World  

SMALL WORLD (PART 2)

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

Instrumental

 
Lyrics

5. Small World (Part 2)
Small World  

WALKING WITH THE KID

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis/G. Palmer)

We’re going out on Sunday Afternoon
We’re gonna show the world what were made of
Me & my buddy will be dressed to kill

We’ll cruise to the playground & the park
Gonna fool around ’til it gets dark
If you think we’ll tear it up you know we will

All of our secrets
You know we’re gonna keep ’em hid
When we get home they’ll wanna know
Everything we did

Walking with the kid
Walking with the kid

We’re known around the neighborhood
Yeah we got a real reputation
The bad guys all respect us ’cause we’re family

We’re not afraid of anything at all
Cause we can handle any situation
If my partner gets in trouble well it’s up to me

All our friends are envious
Though they’ll never let it show
Sure enough later on
Everyone’s just gotta know
What we were
What we did

Walking with the kid
Walking with the kid

Walking one on one
Walking, talking with my son

 
Lyrics

6. Walking With the Kid
Small World  

WORLD TO ME

(B. Hayes/H. Lewis)

Bars of gold, shiny diamonds
And all the pearls in the deep blue sea
They could never equal
What you mean to me

And all the rings, on all the fingers
Of all the Kings and Queens
They won’t reveal, how I feel

Cause you are there when I need you
And you are there in the morning
When the sun comes up
You are there in the evening
You are there when I slip up
You’ll be there in the winter time
You’ll be there and be true
From now on I’ll be there for you

Chorus:
Cause you (you mean the world)
You mean the world to me
(You mean the world)
You mean the world to me
And I want you and all the world to see
You mean the world to me

All the cold in Alaska
And all the music down in Tennessee
All the tea in China, can’t take you from me
The highest mountains
The greenest valleys
And all the stars above
They can’t replace my favorite face

Cause you were there through the hard times
You were there when I was ready to give up
You were there when there was no one else
And you were there when I messed up
You’ll be there in the long run
You’ll be there and be true
From now on I’ll be there for you

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

7. World To Me
Small World  

BETTER BE TRUE

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

I don’t mind you playing
With my imagination
I don’t mind you talking
About me and you
I might think it’s funny
If you’re fooling with my money
But I don’t like you saying
Things that just aren’t true

I don’t mind discussing
Wisdom & youth
And I don’t mind you cussing
If you’re telling the truth
You can joke about the weather
On a lousy day
But don’t tell me that you’re leaving
If you’re planning to stay

Chorus:
Well it don’t have to be different
It don’t have to be new
If you got something to tell me
Well it better be true
No it don’t have to be clever
Between me and you
If it’s gonna be forever
It better be true

I don’t mind rehearsing
Though I’d much rather play
I don’t mind conversing
If you’ve got something to say
A little exaggeration
Might be understood
But lying to me darling
That just ain’t no good
If you feel like telling me
That you will never leave me
Don’t you dare deceive me
Cause that will never do

(Chorus)

And if you feel like telling me
That you will never leave me
Don’t you dare deceive me
Cause that will never do

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

8. Better Be True
Small World  

GIVE ME THE KEYS (AND I’LL DRIVE YOU CRAZY)

(B. Gibson/H. Lewis/S. Lewis)

I can see you’ve got your motor running
But don’t you think you’re movin’ kinda slow
If you feel the way I feel
Let me get behind the wheel
We don’t need any destination, baby
Anywhere you wanna go

Chorus:
Give me the keys
And I’ll drive you crazy
Give me the keys
I’ll drive you out of your mind

Honey we don’t need no registration
We don’t need no license anymore
Let me in the driver’s side
And we can take a ride
We don’t need to ask directions, baby
I know where you wanna go

(Chorus)

Maybe we’ll just ride into the sunset
Drive around til who knows where or when
And when it gets a little dark
We’ll find a quiet place to park
And when the sun comes up in the morning, baby
Do it all over again

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

9. Give Me The Keys (and I'll Drive You Crazy)
Small World  

SLAMMIN’

(G. Adams/C. Hayes/G. Palmer)

Instrumental

 
Lyrics

10. Slammin'
Small World  

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