The Hungry Years Album

Artist(s): Neil Sedaka

Cover Art

Neil Sedaka The Hungry Years Cover Art

Tracklist

Crossroads

length: 3:28

Change, I guess you're bound to have your way with me.
Time, no time to think about what used to be.
Just the never ending motion of a clock upon the wall,
A deep uneasy feeling of the axe about to fall.
Say my God I'm gettin' older,
Waitin' at the crossroads of my life.

Say, does anybody know the way to go?
God, help me to know what is and is not so.
I feel so lonely sometimes, can't help but be afraid,
Doubt and indecision get in all the plans I made.
Will it be this way for ever,
Waitin' at the crossroads of my life.

Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.

Well, no tellin' where it is I go from here.
I'm so very tired and my thoughts aren't clear.
My dear God if you're in heaven, won't you write and let me know,
I've come so very far, is it very far to go?
Have pity on this traveller
Waitin' at the crossroads of my life.

Oh,
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads.
Duh duh duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, the crossroads...

Lonely Night (Angel Face)

length: 3:19
Lonely night, I cry myself to sleep.
Tell me, what am I gonna do?
'Cause it's always been you to dry the tears,
Always been you to wash away my fears,
Always been you each night and day,
Now what can I say when love slips away?

Lonely night, I'm walkin' the floor.
Tell me, what am I gonna do
Without your precious love, your tender touch?
Hey, little girl, miss you so much;
Wish we could turn back the hands of time
To the day when you were mine.

You used to call me angel face,
Used to call me angel face.
You used to help me through the night,
Make me feel alright.
Now all I have is teardrops through a lonely night.
Lonely night.

I promise you I'll change my ways,
I promise you love's here to stay.
Hey, little girl, depend on me,
I'll be yours for eternity.

You used to call me angel face,
Used to call me angel face.
You used to help me through the night,
Make me feel alright.
Now all I have is teardrops through a lonely night.
Lonely night,
Lonely night.
Such a, such a, such a lonely night.
Lonely night.
Lonely lonely night lonely night lonely night

Stephen

length: 4:23
Stephen, have we travelled down this road together?
Tell me, Stephen are we part of one another?
The lonely river winds and bends,
I've been here waiting where the river ends
Waiting for you, a long time.

Stephen, let me sing your song
I know you held it for so long,
I'll sing and play for you
So you can touch the world again.
I'll be your voice, I'll be your hands,
Come touch the world again.

Softly, I can feel your magic in my fingers.
Sweetly, I can hear the echo that still lingers.
I know you've come a long long way,
And if there's something that you've got to say,
Why can't we tell them, together.

Stephen, let me sing your song
I know you held it for so long,
I'll sing and play for you
So you can touch the world again.
I'll be your voice, I'll be your hands,
Come touch the world again.

Stephen, let me sing your song
I know you held it for so long,
I'll sing and play for you
So you can touch the world again.
I'll be your voice, I'll be your hands,
Come touch the world again

Bad Blood

length: 3:09
composer: Neil Sedaka
lyricist: Phil Cody
It coulda been me but it was you
Who went and bit off a little bit more than he could chew
You said that you had it made, but you been had
The woman no good, no how, thinkin' maybe the blood is bad

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
The woman was born to lie
Makes promises she can't keep
With the wink on an eye

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
Brother, you've been deceived
It's bound to change you mind
About all you believe

From where I stand, it looks mighty strange
How you let a woman like that treat you like small change
I don't understand what you're lookin' to find
The only thing bad blood do is mess up a good man's mind

Hear me talkin' now

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
The ***** is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide

Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood, talkin' 'bout bad blood

Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Doo-ron, doo-ron, di di, dit, dit, ron-ron
Bad blood
Here we go

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
The ***** is in her smile
The lie is on her lips
Such an evil child

Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
Is takin' you for a ride
The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide

The only thing good about bad blood
Is lettin' it slide

Your Favorite Entertainer

length: 3:32
You hear his voice above the roaring of the crowd
Dance while he goes through his charade
You see him standing there so tall and proud
And you know damn well the man has got it made

[Chorus]
Applause, applause for your favorite entertainer
Write a love letter to your favorite entertainer
Applause, applause, because he's up there singing just for you
Singing just for you

His every movement draws you closer to the stage
Helplessly carried on the tide
Giddy and feeling almost half your age
It's magic he's got going on inside

[Chorus]

You'd love to touch him, but you know you wouldn't dare
To kiss the lips that sing the song
You wave and scream to let him know you're there
With luck he'll sign the book you've brought along

[Chorus]

Singing just for you

Baby Blue

length: 3:32
Baby blue, he doesn't love you
He only wants to break your heart
Baby blue, he doesn't need you
He's gonna rip your dreams apart
Baby blue, you must forget him
Cause his love don't mean a thing
He's only gonna keep you
Like a puppet on a string

Let him go, baby blue
And clear those cloudy skies
Let him know, baby blue
I'm the one who'll dry your eyes
Give your heart to the heart
That loves no one but you
Let me bring a little sunshine to you
Baby blue

Baby blue, if you could love me
Never would I cause you pain
Baby blue, if you just trust me
I'm gonna chase away the rain
Baby blue, If I could reach you
I'll light your darkest day
But if it's gonna happen
You gotta send him on his way

Let him go, baby blue
And clear those cloudy skies
Let him know, baby blue
I'm the one who'll dry your eyes
Give your heart to the heart
Who loves no one but you
Let me bring a little sunshine to you
Baby blue

Let him go, baby blue
And clear those cloudy skies
Let him know, baby blue
I'm the one who'll dry your eyes
Give your heart to the heart
That loves no one but you
Let me bring a little sunshine to you
Baby blue

Let me bring a little sunshine to you
Baby blue
Baby, baby, baby blue...

Tit for Tat

length: 3:57
Baby, you're just a user
I know you've been running around
Well, girl, I'm not the loser you think
I ain't nobody's clown
You're not gonna get the best of me
There are three or four girls I got on a string
Tonight I'm going out, and I'll do my thing
What do you think of that?
*** for tat
*** for tat

Baby, I mean to show you
Messing 'round doesn't pay
You're gonna get back what I owe you in spades
Double trouble's coming your way
You're not gonna get the best of me
When I make up my mind, I'm a go-getter
I can do what you do, but I do it much better
What do you think of that?
*** for tat
*** for tat

What's good for the goose
Is good for the gander
And I'm gonna do myself right
Baby, you'll discover
I'm some kind of lover
The barn door's open tonight

Girl, you're just a hassle
Kicking my heart around
A man's home is his castle of love
But you tore the damn thing down
You're not gonna get the best of me, no
I'm splitting the scene; gonna have me some fun
Tonight number two is gonna be number one
What do you think of that?
*** for tat
*** for tat

You're not gonna get the best of me
I'm splitting the scene; gonna have me some fun
Tonight number two is gonna be number one
What do you think of that?
*** for tat
I'm telling you
What do you think of that?
*** for tat

New York City Blues

length: 4:22
Life and death in an alley way
Just a heartbeat away from a ma-a-an
Who's learned to turn his head away
From the pai-ain that drai-ains the la-and
Harlem's not too far from here
You can smell the garbage, feel the fear
I hear they're gonna build a skyscraper there-ere
As if we didn't need the extra air-air

[Chorus]
New York City blue-ues
In order to wi-in, you've got to lo-o-ose
Old before your ti-ime
The dirt and the gri-ime get into everythi-ing
And the papers love to say-ay-ay
It's the meanest town in the USA
But I think it's okay
It's the town I've ma-ade my home

On another side of Park Avenue
Respectable folks don't know-ow-ow
Hungry eyes take in the view
Of the wor-orld that lay-ays them low-ow
Too many years on a welfare line
The old song and da-ance, ti-ime after time
You can only get so pushed arou-ound
Until you want to tear the damn thing dow-own
Tear it dow-own

[Chorus x 2]

When You Were Lovin’ Me

length: 4:35
I've watched you growin' up
While we have grown apart.
Happy birthday from the bottom of my heart.
We're deep in darkness
That stirs a memory
Of happier moments
When you were lovin' me.

When you were lovin' me,
When you were lovin' me,
You taught me to feel
But you couldn't help me see,
A time would come when I'd wanna forget when you were lovin' me.

Like dust collectin'
In a corner of the room
I sit expectin'
That I'll see you very soon.
I should have known better
It's never gonna be,
Gone are the good times
When you were lovin' me.

You put dancin' in my life babe,
And a glitter in my eye.
I was young and I was troubled,
But you helped me to get by.
You put laces on my shoes babe,
Hot cakes on my menu.
I can't help but think about you,
Back when you were lovin' me.

When you were lovin' me,
When you were lovin' me,
You taught me to feel
But you couldn't help me see,
A time would come when I'd wanna forget when you were lovin' me.

You put dancin' in my life babe,
And a glitter in my eye.
I was young and I was troubled,
But you helped me to get by.
You put laces on my shoes babe,
Hot cakes on my menu.
I can't help but think about you,
Back when you were lovin' me.

The Hungry Years

length: 4:08
Girl we made it to the top
we went so high we couldn't stop
we climbed the ladder leading us nowhere
Two of us together building castles in the air
We spun so fast we couldn't tell
the gold ring from the carousel
How could we know the right would turn-out bad
Everything we wanted, was everything we had
I miss the Hungry Years
the once upon a time
the lovely long ago
we didn't a dime
those days of me and you,
we lost along the way
how could I be so blind
not to see the door
closing on the World
I now hunger for
Looking through my tears,
I miss the Hungry years
We shared our day dreams one by one
Making plans was so much fun
We set our goals and reached the highest star
Things that we were after were much better from afar
Here we stand just me and you
with everything and nothing too
It wasn't worth the price we had to pay
Honey take me home Let's go back to yesterday
I miss the Hungry Years
the once upon a time the lovely long ago
we didn't have a dime
those days of me and you,
we lost along the way
how could I be so blind
not to see the door
closing on the World I now hunger for
Looking through my tears,
I miss the Hungry years
I miss the Hungry Years ?

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

length: 3:21
You tell me that you're leavin',
I can't believe it's true!
Girl, there's just no livin' without you.
Don't take your love away from me.
Don't you leave my heart in misery.
'Cause if you go, then I'll be blue,
Breakin' up is hard to do.

Remember when you held me tight,
And you kissed me all through the night.
Think of all that we been through,
And breakin' up is hard to do.

They say that breakin' up is hard to do,
Now I know, I know that it's true.
Don't say that this is the end.
Instead of breakin' up I wish that
We were makin' up again.

I beg of you don't say goodbye,
Can't we give our love just one more try?
Come on baby, let's start anew,
Breakin' up is hard to do.