Mind-Dusters Album

Artist(s): Kenny Rankin

Tracklist

Cotton Candy Sandman

length: 1:55

Has anybody seen the cotton candy parade?
I've been lookin' for a long time, I've gotta cool off in the shade
And if you wander by you don't have to be afraid
When you wish you could sprinkle the sandman with your own pink lemonade

Sandman's comin', I'll open the window and let him in
He's gonna dust your mind with a pretty little dream and a grin for your chin
I love you, you're my little girl
How I love you, you'll never know the love you've been bringing to me

You might remember some September, when I did hold you tight
You came to me and you told of a dream you had
And it gave you such a frightening
I held you close in my heart
As I love you, you're never gonna know, never gonna know
Love you been bringing to me

The Dolphin

length: 3:11
composer: Fred Neil
lyricist: Fred Neil

Every Passing Moment

length: 3:03

It Never Changes

length: 2:40
composer: Kenny Rankin
lyricist: Kenny Rankin

My Carousel

length: 2:29

Mr. Tambourine Man

length: 3:12
composer: Bob Dylan
lyricist: Bob Dylan

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place that I am going to
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following, following you

Though I know that evening's empire
Has returned into sand
Vanished from my hand
Left me blindly here to stand
But still not sleeping

My weariness amazes me
'Cause I'm branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
And the ancient empty street's
Too dead for dreaming

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following, following you

Though you might hear laughing, spinning, swinging
Madly across the sun
It's not really aimed at anyone
Escaping on the run
And but for the sky, there are no fences facing

If you hear vague traces
Of skipping reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time
It's just a ragged clown behind
I wouldn't pay it any mind
It's just a shadow that you're seeing that he's chasing

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play another song for me
In the jingle-jangle morning I'll come following you, following you

Take me on a trip upon your
Magic swirling ship
My senses have been stripped
And my hands can't feel to grip
My toes too numb to step
Wait only for
Wait only for
Wait only for
...

Peaceful

length: 2:39
writer: Kenny Rankin
Dum diddle dee dum
Diddle dee dum, diddle dee dum
Diddle dee dum, diddle dee dum


In the morning sun when no one
Will be drinkin' any more wine
And I wake up the sun up by givin' him
A fresh air full of the wind cup
And I won't be found in the shadows hangin' so low
I can wait for fate to bring around to me
Any part of my tomorrow, tomorrow


Cause its oh, so peaceful here
No one bendin' over my shoulder
Nobody breathing in my ear
Oh, so peaceful here


In the evening shadows are fallin'
And the dew is settlin' in my mind
And I think of my friends in the yesterday
When my plans were giggled in rhyme
I had a son while on the run
His love put a tear in my eye
But somehow I know if he'd lived to grow
He would've been a pretty nice guy
Oh my, oh my


Cause its oh, so peaceful here
No one bendin' over my shoulder
Nobody breathing in my ear
Oh, so peaceful here


Dum diddle dee dum
Diddle dee dum, diddle dee dum
Diddle dee dum, diddle dee dum

Come Away Melinda

lyricist: Frances Minkoff
composer: Fred Hellerman

Mommy, Mommy come and see
Look what i have found
A little way away from here
While digging in the ground

Come away Melinda, come in and close the door
It's nothing but a picture book
They had before the war

Mommy, Mommy come and see
Oh mommy hurry look
Four or Five Melinda girls
Inside this picture book

Come away Melinda, come in and close the door
There were lots of little girls like you
Before they had the war

Mommy, Mommy come and see
Such things i had never seen
Happy faces all around
And all the grass is green

Come away Melinda, come in and close the door
That's just the way it used to be
Before they had the war

Mommy, Mommy come and see
Oh mommy hurry do
Someone grown up very tall
Who doesn't look like you

(rubato)
Come away Melinda, come in and close the door
Your father was a man like that
Before they had the war

(tempo)
Mommy mommy come and see
Tell me if you can
Why can't it be the way it was
Before the war began

Come away Melinda, come in and close the door
The answer lies in yesterday
Before they had the war

Song for a Winter's Night

length: 3:04
composer: Gordon Lightfoot
lyricist: Gordon Lightfoot

The lamp in burning low upon my table top
The snow is softly falling
The air is still in the silence of the room
I hear your voice softly calling

If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winter night with you

The smoke rising in the shadows overhead
My glass is almost empty
I read again between the lines upon the page
The words of love you sent me

If i could know within my heart
That you were lonely too
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this this winter night with you

The fire is dying now my lamp is growing dim
The shades of night are lifting
The morning light steals across my window pane
Where webs of snow are drifting

If I could only have you near
To breath a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hand I love
And be once again with you
To be once again with you

Minuet

length: 2:03

The Girl I Left Behind

length: 2:22

As my train pulls out I look back
At the tears falling from her eyes
How painful ... (???) ...

Something in her lost expression
Seems to be asking why I go
Funny, even I don't know

I don't know where i'm going to
Or what I'll find
Could it be that I'm waiting for
The girl I left behind?

Now I want to reach my hand out
And wipe the wet tears from her cheek
Touch those lips too scared to speak

But I know there are two directions
To each and every rail road track
Does she know that I'll come back?

Does she know, that I'll come back?

Mmm, Hm-mmm...

Cotton Candy Sandman (reprise)

length: 2:05

Sandman's comin', I'll open up a window let him in
He's gonna dust your mind
With a pretty little dream and a grin on your chin
And i love you, your my little girl
How i love you
And you'll never know the love you've been bringing to me

Bada-da, bada-da-da-, bada-da-
Bada-da, bada-da-da-, bada-da-

You might remember some september baby
When i did hold you tight
You came to me you told all the dream you had and give you such a fright .. (?)
And i heard you blow through my heart
As i love you
You'll never know the love you've been brining to me
Oh Sandman...