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Best of Alan Parsons Project


I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You

 If I had a mind to

I wouldn't wanna think like you

And if I had time to

I wouldn't wanna talk to you

I don't care

What you do

I wouldn't want to be like you

If I was high class

I wouldn't need a buck to pass

And if I was a fall guy

I wouldn't need no alibi

I don't care

What you do

I wouldn't want to be like you

Back on the bottom line

Diggin' for a lousy dime

If I hit a mother lode

I'd cover anything that showed

I don't care

What you do

I wouldn't want to be like you

Song copyright 1976 American Woolfson, Inc. (BMI)


Eye In The Sky

 
Don't think sorry's easily said

Don't try turning tables instead

You've taken lots of Chances before

But I ain't gonna give any more

Don't ask me

That's how it goes

Cause part of me knows what You're thinkin'

Don't say words you're gonna regret

Don't let the fire rush to your head

I've heard the accusation before

And I ain't gonna take any more

Believe me

The sun in your Eyes

Made some of the lies worth believing

I am the eye in the sky

Looking at you

I can read your mind

I am the maker of rules

Dealing with fools

I can cheat you blind

And I don't Need to see any more

To know that I can read your mind, I can read your mind

Don't leave false Illusions behind

Don't Cry cause I ain't changing my mind

So find another fool like before

Cause I ain't gonna live anymore believing

Some of the lies while all of the Signs are deceiving

I am the eye in the sky...

Song copyright 1981 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Games People Play
 

Where do we go from here now that all other children are growin' up

And how do we spend our lives if there's no one to lend us a hand

I don't wanna live here no more, I don't wanna stay

Ain't gonna spend the rest of my life, Quietly fading away

Games people play, You take it or you leave it

Things that they say, Honor Brite

If I promise you the Moon and the Stars, Would you believe it

Games people play in the middle of the night

Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up

And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a damn

I don't wanna live here no more, I don't wanna stay

Ain't gonna spend the rest of my life, Quietly fading away

Games people play, You take it or you leave it

Things that they say, Just don't make it right

If I'm telling you the truth right now, do you believe it

Games people play in the middle of the night

Games people play, You take it or you leave it

Things that they say, Honor Brite

If I promise you the Moon and the Stars, Would you believe it

Games people play in the middle of the night

Games people play, You take it or you leave it

Things that they say, Just don't make it right

If I'm tellin' you the truth right now, do you believe it

Games people play in the middle of the night

Song copyright 1979 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc. 


Time
 

Time, flowing like a river

Time, beckoning me

Who knows when we shall ever meet again

If ever

But time

Keeps flowing like a river

To the sea

Goodbye my love, Maybe for forever

Goodbye my love, The tide waits for me

Who knows when we shall meet again

If ever

But time

Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)

To the sea, to the sea

Till it's gone forever

Gone forever

Gone forevermore

Goodbye my friends, Maybe for forever

Goodbye my friends, The stars wait for me

Who knows where we shall meet again

If ever

But time

Keeps flowing like a river (on and on)

To the sea, to the sea

Till it's gone forever

Gone forever

Gone forevermore

Song copyright 1979 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Pyramania
 

There are pyramids in my head

There's one underneath my bead

And my lady's getting cranky

Every possible location

Has a simple explanation

And it isn't hanky-panky

I had read

Somewhere in a book, they improve all your food and your wine

It said, that everything you grow in your garden would taste pretty fine

Instead, all I ever get is a pain in the neck and a

Yap yap yap yap yap yap yap yap

I've consulted all the sages

I could find in yellow pages

But there aren't many of them

And the mayan panoramas

On my pyramid pajamas

Haven't helped my little problem

I'd been told

Someone in the know can be sure that his luck is as

Good as gold, money in the bank and you don't even pay for it

If you fold, a dollar bill in the shape of the pyramid that's printed on the back

It's no lie

You can keep the edge of a razor as sharp as an

Eagle's eye, you can grow a hedge that is vertically straight over

Ten feet high, all you really need is a pyramid and just a little luck

I had read, somewhere in a book, they improve all your food and wine and

I'd been told, someone in the know can be sure of his good luck and

It's no lie, all you need is a little bit of pyramidic help

Song copyright 1977 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


You Don't Believe
 

My eyes with your vision

My choice but always your decision

My play with your direction

Well it's my lead but always your connection

But when I look into your eyes you don't believe me

I can see it in your eyes you don't believe

My words, your expression

My land, always your possession

My song, your production

My expense is always your deduction

But when I look into your eyes you don't believe me

I can see it in your eyes you don't believe me

And the face I see before me

Is both sides of a mirror

You really know you've got a hold on me

And the face you're looking into

Is both sides of a window

And any way you look you see through me

My fame, your reflection

My weakness always your protection

Well it's my terms on your conditions

And they're my tunes but they're your compositions

But when I look into your eyes you don't believe me

I can see it in your eyes you don't believe

Song copyright 1983 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Psychobabble

Tell you 'bout a dream that I have every night

Tell you 'bout a Dream that I have every night

It ain't kodachrome and it isn't black and white

Take me for a fool if you feel that's right

Well I'm Never on my own but there's nobody in sight

I don't know if I'm scared of the Lightning

Trying to reach me

I can't turn to the left or the right

I'm too scared to run and I'm too weak to fight

But I don't Care it's all psychobabble rap to me

Tell you 'bout a dream that I have every night

It's in dolby stereo but I never hear it right

Take me for a fool well that's alright

Well I see the way to go But there isn't any light

I don't know why I'm scared of the lightning

Trying to reach me

Help me to find what I don't wanna know

You're taking me There but I don't wanna go

I don't care it's all Psychobabble rap to me

Psychobabble all psychobabble

Psychobabble all psychobabble

I don't care it's all psychobabble rap to me

You're readin' my mind you won't look in my eyes

You say I do things that I don't Realise

But I don't care it's all psychobabble rap to me

Psychobabble all psychobabble

Psychobabble all psychobabble

You're lighting a scene that's faded to black

I threw it away cause I don't want it back

But I don't care it's all psychbabble rap

Song copyright 1981 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Damned If I Do

I ain't got a heart of stone

I'm hurtin' more now than I've ever known

If you mean the things you said

I'm gonna wind up outa my head

Can't sleep alone at night

I just can't seem to get it right

Damned if I do

I'm damned if I don't but I love you

I don't want to tie you down

Don't need a reason to have you around

But each time you walk away

Don't be surprised if I ask you to stay

Can't sleep alone at night

I just can't seem to get it right

Damned if I do

And I'm damned if I don't but I love you

I said I'm damned if I do

And I'm damned if I don't cause I love you

I ain't got a heart of stone

You haven't left me a mind of my own

But it's got such a hold on me

I don't think I could ever be free

How can I survive

I'm fighting to keep myself alive

I'm damned if I do

Damned if I don't but I love you

Can't seem to see the light

I've done everything but I can't get it right

Damned if I do

Damned if I don't but I love you

Song copyright 1978 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Don't Let It Show
 

If it's getting harder to face every day

Don't let it show, don't let it show

Though it's getting harder to take what they say

Just let it go, just let it go

And if it hurts when they mention my name

Say you don't know me

And if it helps when they say I'm to blame

Say you don't own me

Even if it's taking the easy way out

Keep it inside of you

Don't give in

Don't tell them anything

Don't let it

Don't let it show

Even though you know it's the wrong thing to say

Say you don't care, say you don't care

Even if you want to believe there's a way

I won't be there, I won't be there

But if you smile when they mention my name

They'll never know you

And if you laugh when they say I'm to blame

They'll never own you

Even if you feel you've got nothing to hide

Keep it inside of you

Don't give in

Don't tell them anything

Don't let it

Don't let it show

Song copyright 1976 American Woolfson, Inc. (BMI)


Can't Take It With You

Well I sympathise completely but there's nothing I can do

I am just a humble servant with a message here for you

Well I know you have good reasons and there's things you've got to do

But the boatman won't be waiting and he's leaving here with you

And you can't take it with you

No matter what you do

No you can't take it with you

Not the place you're going to

(One more mile, one more road, one last bridge, one less load)

Well I sympathise completely but there's nothing I can do

I am just obeying orders, I'm a simple soul like you

Well you really are persuasive, but I've heard it all before

And the boatman's getting restless as he stands upon the shore

And you can't take it with you

No matter what you do

No you can't take it with you

Not the place you're going to

Can't take it with you

Song copyright 1977 Woolfsongs Ltd./Career Music Inc.


Old And Wise

 As far as my eyes can see

There are Shadows approaching me

And to those I left behind

I wanted you to Know

You've always shared my deepest thoughts

You follow where I go

And oh when I'm old and wise

Bitter words mean little to me

Autumn Winds will blow right through me

And someday in the mist of time

When they asked me if I knew you

I'd smile and say you were a friend of mine

And the sadness would be Lifted from my eyes

Oh when I'm old and wise

As far as my Eyes can see

There are shadows surrounding me

And to those I leave behind

I want you all to know

You've always Shared my darkest hours

I'll miss you when I go

And oh, when I'm old and wise

Heavy words that tossed and blew me

Like Autumn winds will blow right through me

And someday in the mist of time

When they ask you if you knew me

Remember that You were a friend of mine

As the final curtain falls before my eyes

Oh when I'm Old and wise

As far as my eyes can see