Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon
Intro – 2 Suit Strut
Snake Charmer
1 Girl 2 Pretty
Guilty
Cruisin
Ja Ja Opobo
Perfect Crime
Monkey Tune
Ships
Summerset
Blow Wind Blow
Lay Your Money Down
Under Your Spell

 

Lyrics

Snake Charmer Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

A restless feelin’ in a lonely room
Crawlin’ kingsnake gonna be my doom
No more doggin’ round playin’ cat n mouse
I’d pay the devil to put love back in this house

(chorus)
Snake charmer, snake charmer
Snake charming what I need,
take everything I own
Tame this crawlin’ kingsnake
make a black cat moan

(bridge)
There are places only vipers go
Deadly silent in the night
So cold blooded you can’t feel the heat
or hear the rattle, before they strike……..

I believe I’m dreamin’ when I open my eyes
Damn legless demon can’t be satisfied
Ol john lee’s moanin blind lemon said it all
When a king snake starts to crawlin’
All you can do is howl………

Snake charmer, snake charmer
Snake charmin’s what I need
Take every thing I own
Tame this crawlin’ kingsnake
Make a black cat moan

1 GIRL 2 PRETTY Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

This fool is crazy
Shut the door and turn out the lights
Details are hazy
Whiskey, women, bars and Saturday night
Figures lie and liars figure
Ways to play the game
Every time I add it up
Still comes out the same

(chorus)
one girl 2 pretty
3 rounds, 450,
5 card stud rigged 6 ways to Sunday
up by 7, come 11 lost my inhibition
odds are 10 to 1 this games a losin’ proposition

(bridge)
don’t be a loser,
if you abuse her you can’t win
if you abuse her
you’re sure to lose her
things aren’t gonna turn out like you planned

I learned my lesson
Momma didn’t raise no dumb ass fool
Double or nothin’
Next week we’re playin’ High stakes pool

(chorus)

Guilty Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

Let’s get serious darlin’
Don’t play me a fool
I caught you red handed
You know the rule
Gotta stand up and admit it
Tell the whole world you did it
You’re guilty

This ain’t no laughin’ matter
Serious as a heart attack
They say revenge is sweetest
When you pay somebody back
I knew each time you did it
I lied to myself and hid it
You were guilty

(chorus)
Guilty, don’t need the wisdom of a judge
guilty, the evidence is clear
I knew you’d be convicted
By a jury of my tears

(bridge)
Now you may beat one count
Maybe 2 counts
But doncha count on sympathy
Girl it’s over,
you know it’s over I hear murder in the first degree

I knew it would happen
With a stroke of a pen
You can play by the rules
I play to win
Now just look who’s rich
Payback is a bitch
You’re guilty

(chorus)

Cruisin’ Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

Rev up that engine
Sounds pretty good
Big ugly power
Under the hood
Can’t let it sit idle
Over heat and blow a seal
Gotta keep drivin’
Not spinning my wheels

(chorus)
Sit back behind the wheel I’m cruisin’
Way back behind the wheel I’m cruisin’
Got the seat back, top down, radio (turn it up) and ride

highly buffed body
polished and primed
finely tuned motor
starts every time
every inch of tailpipe is solid chrome
top off the tank with high testerone

(chorus)

(bridge)
I’ll keep drivin’ so fast
The sins of the  past Can’t catch up to me
I’ll never change I would if I could
But I can’t so I won’t I don’t have time to explain

Sleek lookin’ chassis
Sharp pointy fins
Big enough backseat
For all kind of sin
Pull in your driveway
Honkin’ on the horn
Look at that paintjob
Baby you were born…….for

Ja Ja Opobo Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

Ja ja was a mighty king
Beloved by his people
Till a fat cat diplomat
Take his power with a steeple

They sail him away
To a sunny place
Make Sunday go along
Build him a home
Of molasses and stone
That’s why we singing his song

(chorus)

King ja ja opobo
African hobo
Green Caribbean, Barbados, grenedines Canary islands where he die
And not opobo
Ja ja oh no, ja ja oh no
Green Caribbean, Barbados, grenedines Canary islands where he die
And not opobo

He make no crime
But the English kind
King ja ja in de way
Much money made
In the palm oil trade
Enough to make ja ja go way

The king, he want to see Sunday schooled
So to  England boy child go
To learn all these things
That make hobos of kings
All things good Englishmen Know

(chorus)

long way roam,
long way roam
long way long way long way home

Perfect Crime Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

Now who has the power
To stop the clock tower
Way before time takes it’s toll
But you know the second
The minute the hour
Of every heart that you stole
And this thing that you do
Where you haven’t a clue
And you’re leaving the scene Of the crime
There’s a will and a way I’ll find it one day

At a time

You know the city
Doesn’t take pity
On poor fools who Have to ask why
So be more selective
When choosing detectives
Or you might have to call CSI
And this thing that you do
Where you don’t have a clue
And you think that you’ll Never do time
There’s a will and a way
And I’ll make you pay
For your crime

(bridge)
one day at a time is easy
like a fine red wine and that wine makes it easier
to solve any crime
and this thing that you do where you haven’t a clue
and you’re leaving the scene of the crime
there’s a will and a way I’ll find it one day
at a time

At first so persuasive
Then you’re evasive
Intrigue is your stock and trade
So full of surprises
And clever disguises
Like the cool cary grant in charade
Yeah this thing that you do
Where you haven’t a clue
And you think that you’ll Never do time
There’s a will and a way I’ll make you pay
For your crime

Monkey Tune Words and Music: Doug Bell and Clarence Williams III, Half Seas Over Music

I can tell by your hair
You got monkey in you somewhere
You’re bound to look like a monkey
When you get old
When you get old
When you get old
Bound to look like a monkey
When you get old

I can see by the smile
You’ve known tarzan Quite a while
You’re bound to look like a monkey
When you get old
When you get old
Bound to look like a monkey
When you get old

There’s something that’s just wrong
About king kong in a thong
with that red lipstick, makeup and that crazy hair
I wrote you this song
But you don‘t sing along
You just go ooh ooh eee ah ha
And then you stop and stare………..

If Darwin looked into your eyes
He woulda won a nobel prize
You’re bound to look like a monkey
When you get old
When you get old
Bound to look like a monkey
When you get old

Your bra is made of coconut
You got a big red baboon butt
Bound to look like a monkey
When you get old
When you get old
Bound to look like a monkey
When you get old

Ships Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

There’s a girl, trapped inside a woman The woman, hides the little girl There’s a pearl in a locket, in her pocket She hides the key Cest la vie, cest damage, say bon uit Say anything you think will keep you safe at sea Ships, passing in the night Flashing you a light, seems so safe and warm Ships, passing in the night, bolts of flashing light A perfect storm There’s a boy, trapped inside a man The man, hates the little boy There’s a toy broken in his pocket A little rocket, no wind up key Cest la vie, cest damage, say bon uit Say anything you think will keep you safe at sea (chorus) Ships, passing in the night

In a world, made of man and woman Pearls and rockets, locks and keys Love’s the pickpocket, picks the locks and lockets Empties all the pockets, throws away the keys

Throws away the keys

SUMMERSET Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

We thought we could change the world
With just some flowers in our hair
But by the time we got to Woodstock
Change was in the air
Everyone was there Music everywhere
The beatles just declared “all you need is love, love, love”

(chorus)
there was magic in the music
sweet dreams of California music
love was everywhere music
a California dream is over
by summerset it was over

(bridge)
Bright colored kites
set sail on the wind
High in the sky
they float and they fly
They tangle and tumble
tangle and tumble
Like you and I

Something changed along the way
to altemont from Monterey
and by the time we left the garden
flowers fell upon heroes dead and gone
beatles without john
but we sang this song “all you need is love, love, love”

and the magic in the music
sweet dreams of California
music, love was everywhere music,
a California dream is over……
by summerset it was over, that summer
the music sweet dreams of California “god only knows”
my little surfer girl the music a california dream is over…………

Blow Wind Blow Words and Music: Doug Bell and Jeff Giacomelli, Half Seas Over Music

Up north it’s cold in winter
I like the sun down south
We got no money
So me and my honey
Gotta make the heat ourself

Rather be out walking
Half naked on the beach
So many clothes
Every time that it snows
I can’t even see me feets

So blow wind blow
Blow me down south that’s an order
Copa cabana surprise
Blow wind blow
Blow me back over the border
Nobody get nervous
Pay me lip service
And kiss your assets goodbye

Political winds they are shifting
Cigar smoke blows in the breeze
Talk in manhattan, speaking pig latin
In castro convertible ease
You la tengo Americano
Dance you round while I get rich
Finders keepers
hookers with beepers
Just like Miami beach

No more snow
Wrap your lips round my partega
Have a Havana surprise
No more dough
Blow me back over the border
Nobody get nervous
Pay me lip service
Then maybe nationalize

Lay Your Money Down Words and Music: Doug Bell and Michael Macrides, Half Seas Over Music

Cold dark streets
Beneath the city lights
Flash cars gleam
In the pouring rain
Bold black beauties
Sell their sweet delights
Whisper softly honey
I’ll ease your pain

Don’t try to fight it
We all here tryin’ to win
Don’t be ashamed
Just the name of the game

(chorus)
lay your money down on the table
can’t you feel it pulling you in
lay your money down on the table
it’s all over before it begins
lay your money down on the table
the rule is gold and gold don’t hold a candle to a flame

(bridge)
I see a world that would turn for free
And every where we’d go there’d be
Something for nothing

Awaken, shaken,
taken in by neon knights
Sharp cats lookin’ for an easy mark
High roller, big spender, surrendered
To the city lights
You feel it cut just like the teeth of a shark

Don’t try to fight it
We all trying to win
Who you gonna blame
The moth or the flame

(chorus)

lay your money down on the table
can’t you feel it pulling you in
lay your money down on the table
it’s all over before it begins

Under Your Spell Words and Music: Doug Bell, Half Seas Over Music

Girl gives me the willies
Something weird about her ways
Must be some kinda voodoo
Parylise me this away
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe I fell under your spell

It’s like I’m in a daydream
I keep walkin’ into walls
Must be that ol black magic
Stickin’ pins into those dolls
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe I fell under your spell

Now who do that voodoo that you do so well
When you do that voodoo well who do you tell

Burnin’ up with fever
Chills a cold cold sweat
Baby’s come to doctor me
A cure you don’t forget
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe I fell, under your spell

Buzzin in my ear
Queen bee’s in her hive
Every time she stings me
Can’t believe I’m still alive
I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe I fell, under your spell

Who do that voodoo that you do so well
When you do that voodoo well who do you tell

Don’t mess with crescent city
Streets are mighty mean
Where lovers know marie laveau
The queen of new orleans

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