proudly presents:

The Bongos
"Numbers with Wings"

Numbers with Wings

(words and music by Richard Barone)

i spy
i see through everything
but i know
i donít know anything
and on cold nights
my soul is like anyoneís
and on slow nights
iíd forgive anyone

iíve got a number with wings
iíve got a number with wings

time flies
hands of the hourglass
getting born
watching the seasons pass
and on cold nights
my soul is like anyoneís
and on slow nights
iíd forgive anyone

iíve got a number with wings
iíve got a number with wings

i know
iíll live through everything
but i cry
iíll cry about anything
and on cold nights
my soul is like anyoneís
and on slow nights
well, iíd forgive anyone

iíve got a number with wings
iíve got a number with wings
iíve got a number...

©1983 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Tiger Nights

(words and music by Richard Barone and James Mastro)

tiger, tiger
there are some things
i dream about
in the bushes
hidden kisses
you turn around
and i see you
wearing something
striped in black...

weíll live
just like a tiger
and do what we want when we do
weíll love,
and then our dreams of the kill will come true

winds of passion
this is something
iíve dreamed about
and tonight iím
gonna tell you
what iíve cried about --
deep inside me
there is something burning bright for you
tiger, tiger
in the bushes
gonna wait for you

and then weíll love
just like a tiger!
our friends they will call on the phone
and weíll long
for what the jungle has taken away

weíll love
just like a tiger
and do what we want when we do
weíll fight
and then our dreams of the kill will come true

©1983 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music/Fire Red Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Barbarella

(words and music by Richard Barone)

Ďgotta feeling iíll lose control i
Ďgotta feeling youíre gonna notice
iím forgetting all that I know
barbarella, you do this to me
ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
why donít we change the subject?

barbarella, barbarella

iíve got no stake in the future
iíve done it all through your eyes
when that last bulldozer drives up
barbarella, iíll be here with you
ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah

o-o-o barbarella
o-o-o barbarella
o-o-o barbarella
o-o-o barbarella

iíll throw a party and iím invited
iím catching a bridge to somewhere
Ďgonna wash my hands of this whole mess
barbarella, you get the picture
ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
ah-ah-ah, ah-ah

barbarella, barbarella

o-o-o barbarella
o-o-o barbarella
barbarella!

©1983 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Skydiving

(words and music by Richard Barone)

iím dreaming in a plane
skydiving, you and me
kama sutra: ball and chain
holding hands in ecstasy

hold it now --
pull it now

tell me about the ocean
tell me about the ocean.

iím dreaming in the sky
clouds of music sent to you
the purest ocean: lifeís gone dry
a losing battleís flight is through

hold it now --
pull it now

tell me about the ocean
tell me about the ocean.

iím dreaming in the sky
skydiving, you and me
kama sutra: ball and chain
holding hands in ecstasy

hold it now --
pull it now

tell me about the ocean
tell me about the ocean
tell me about the ocean
tell me about the ocean.

©1983 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.


Sweet Blue Cage

(words and music by Richard Barone)

glass blowers
standing by the ocean shore
pretending
spending hours on the ocean floor
live cargo
arriving to six open arms and a crowbar
pry it open on the ocean stage

i want to see you in my sweet blue cage
oh, baby
i want to see you in my sweet blue cage
oh, baby
oh, baby

when iím lonely
i remember
i want to go back
it was wet there
and moving
i was tied in a sack
sometimes breathing
becomes a little too hard
our little prisoner is coming of age

i want to see you in my sweet blue cage
oh, baby
i want to see you in my sweet blue cage
oh, baby
oh, baby

©1983 Ackee Music, Inc./Miniature Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.



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