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I Know You And You're Not Mine

Look At You

Jack Stone's Bar

I Can't Let You Go

Got To Keep You Round Me

Hold Out For Heaven

Silent Love

Pied Piper Blues

This Time Will Pass

I Just Need To Know

Story Book Of Love

The World Is Full Of Heroes

Man In The Rare

Laughlin: I Saw My Dream

The Judge Of The Land

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"I would like to point out that none of the songs' messages are intentionally autobiographical although some subject matter may apply to me personally. The lyrics and their idiomatic styles are well thought out and intended to be appropriate for the stylistic characteristics of the music with which they are mated."  

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I Know You And Youíre Not Mine ©1994

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Now thereís a difference in what you feel

Should I believe itís not real?

I know you and youíre not mine.

You always leave me in despair

Iím ready, but youíre never there

I know you and youíre not mine.

 

I know just what you do for lunch and dinnertime;

I know just what you do in summer and wintertime.

All day long, all night through,

All I ever want is just to be with you.

 

It used to be Iíd walk you home

And send you kisses on the phone

I miss you all the time.

When we were together yesterday

Iíd go to kiss you and youíd move away

I know you and youíre not mine.

 

I know just what you do for lunch and dinnertime;

I know just what you do in summer and wintertime.

All day long, all night through,

All I ever want is just to be with you.

 

Now thereís a difference in your nice smile

Youíre bound to leave me in a little while

I know you and youíre my kind.

You answer questions in defile

You lead me on; thatís not your style

I know you and youíre not mine.

I know you and youíre not mine.

I know you and youíre not mine.

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Look At You ©1985/1994 

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Look at you turning my life around

I am afraid I donít know what to do

Looked in your eyes and found

Weíve shared a dream for so long

So I know you care for me.

 

Now give me your hand and I swear

I will love you always

I can feel your touch in the night;

I see the light

Only when I look at you.

 

Look at you living your life alone

I am aware of what youíre going through

Loving you is all Iíve known

Tonight Iíll dream of your smile

And Iíll wake to find you there.

 

Now give me your hand and I swear

I will love you always

I can feel your touch in the night;

I see the light

Only when I look at you.

Looked in your eyes and found

Youíre the only one.

Youíre turning my life around.

 

I can feel your touch in the night;

I see the light

Only when I look at you.

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Jack Stoneís Bar ©1994

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

It was nineteen hundred and sixty-four

I was singing for tips and a smile

But I knew all along that I sang a good song

What I lacked was the know-how and style.

Then I met Jack Stone when he bought a round

Said he wanted my name up in lights

So he opened a bar then from near and afar

They came and I sang their delights.

 

The night is young and weíre having fun

Thereís plenty of time it seems.

Dance with your partner; hold her close

And Keep on dreaming your dreams.

 

It was nineteen hundred and seventy

And Jack said he knew it was time

That I move to the west Ďcause Iím one of the best

ďDonít worry kid; youíll do just fine.Ē

For years Iíd been singing to lovers

And the ďbiggest namesĒ knew who I was

And I drank all the gin when the money rolled in;

Didnít need any help from above.

 

The night is young and weíre having fun

Thereís plenty of time it seems.

Dance with your partner; hold her close

And Keep on dreaming your dreams.

 

It was nineteen hundred and eighty-two

I had played with all the best in the land

Still I drank my gin then the crowds grew thin

Guess I wasnít any more in demand.

Must have lost my way when the lights went out

It was dark and I stumbled around

And for year after year it was perfectly clear

I was lying face down on the ground.

 

It was nineteen hundred and ninety-four

I was singing for tips and a smile

Then along came a man and he put out his hand

Said he knew me when I was a child.

He said,ĒI think Iíve heard all the better ones,

Still I think that youíre the best that Iíve known.Ē

ďWell, my name is still Jack; wonít you please come back?Ē

ďBring your guitar and come back home.Ē

 

The night is young and weíre having fun

Thereís plenty of time it seems.

Dance with your partner; hold her close

And Keep on dreaming your dreams.

You can find me here on weekend nights

And catch the rising star

ĎCause one of these days you will stop and say,

ďHe was singing in Jack Stoneís Bar.Ē

You can find me here on weekend nights

Come catch the rising star!

ĎCause one of these days you will stop and say,

ďHe was singing in Jack Stoneís Bar.Ē

Iím still singing in Jack Stoneís Bar.

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I Canít Let You Go ©1990

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Thoughts of love; I never gave it half a chance; just no reason to.

Lifeís been good; adventure and a quick romance sometimes with you.

Tell me why does it all seem so different now when itís you that had enough

And me that has these feelings that I want to give you all my love.

 

I canít let you go this time; this time would break my heart;

This time itís tearing me apart

I need the breath of life you give my soul.

I canít let you go this time; each night I wake

With yearning; hunger burning just for you.

Donít go this. I remember:

 

Everything; we used to gather flowers in Spring on a windy day.

Wantingly youíd put your arms around me; then you would say,

ďAll my love for you is forever; like the heavens up above

That cradle all the shining stars and yes, I give you all my love.

 

I canít let you go this time; this time would break my heart;

This time itís tearing me apart

I need the breath of life you give my soul.

I canít let you go this time; this vow I make;

Iíll hold you in my arms forever, keep you in my heart forevermore.

This timeÖthis timeÖthis time;

I can,tÖI canít let you go!

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Got To Keep You ĎRound Me ©1985

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Wanna say, every way, itís heaven every time you greet me with a smile

Think a while and make up your mind; oh what a style

Got to keep you Ďround me

 

Alibi, canít deny, this uncontrollable emotion running wild

Reconcile and Iíll be so kind, to walk a mile

Just to keep you Ďround me

 

Got to keep you Ďround me and feel your love surrounding me

And make it last forever

Got to make you feel good in every way you think you should

Itís nothing new, Iím loving you

Got to keep you Ďround itís true.

 

What a night; Oh, what a night. Whispering our secrets over candlelight

Say you might and Iíll be inclined, to walk a mile

Just to keep you Ďround.

 

Inside I feel the storm is breaking;

So long I have been waiting to feel you

Override, that faded love forsaken

Our love is waking ; got to keep you Ďround me

 

Got to keep you Ďround me and feel your love surrounding me

And make it last forever

Got to make you feel good in every way you think you should

Itís nothing new, Iím loving you

Got to keep you Ďround meÖ

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Hold Out For Heaven ©1990

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Iíve cheated, misled her, and treated her badly for so many years

Still I canít believe she stands beside me

And when she gets lonely and I donít come home Ďtil the morning is here

I canít believe she never left me

Does she see something in me that I donít see?

Does she feel something Iíll never know?

 

And lately Iíve been thinking maybe I got it good with my angel at home

And my devil women in the evening

I work Ďtil the sunsets then Iím on the roam with two words and a kiss;

I just come up with another reason

But itís hard to believe she has faith in me

ĎCause I know that Iím hurting her so.

 

She just holds out for heaven, with all of her might

After all the misgivings Iíve left her to fight.

She just holds on, and holds out for heaven tonight.

 

I stopped in a bar room and ordered a round for the lady who smiled

I thought she seemed a little lonely.

She sat down beside me and whispered her name very softly and said

Her man would never love her only

Then I thought of my angel with crying eyes;

And I knew just what I had to do.

 

Iíll hold out for heaven, with all of my might

After all the misgivings Iíve left her to fight.

Iíll just hold on, and hold out for heaven tonight.

Iíll just hold out for heaven, with all of my might

After all the misgivings Iíve left her to fight.

Iíll just hold on, and hold out for heaven tonight.

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Silent Love ©1987

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

You and I have never said ďI love you.Ē

And you never really said you cared.

You and I have never tried to say just what we feel inside

Or of the special moments that weíve shared.

 

You and I believe in wine and roses

And in foolish things that make us smile.

You and I can make life seem like something from an angelís dream

Never knowing loveís here all the while.

 

Silent love. Reach into my very soul and feed the flame.

ĎCause I know you feel the same.

Silent love. Tearing at my very soul; canít stand the pain.

Like a teardrop in the rain: silent love.

 

You and I have never seen the sunrise

Or a walk in winter snow so bright.

You and I have never heard what hearts can say without a word

Or what I long to tell you in the night.

 

Itís madness to hold it all inside;

To never hear the words: I love you.

 

Silent love. Reach into my very soul and feed the flame.

ĎCause I know you feel the same.

Silent love. Tearing at my very soul; canít stand the pain.

Like a teardrop in the rain: silent loveÖSilent love.

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Pied Piper Blues ©1994

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

His name was Cool and he shined as bright as a star

Heíd light the fuse and put blue in the blues guitar

Maybe once a year youíd find him jamming at the local bar.

 

He had the women hoping that theyíd catch his eye

They followed him like the music made them high

They called him Cool Ďcause he made that guitar cry.

 

Heís such a cool picker. Heís got the pied piperís soul in his sound

Heís such a cool kicker. Heís gonna take right over the town

Put on your dancing shoes, I just heard the news, Coolís playing the Pied Piper Blues.

 

Now Paul was working at the station pumping gas

He saw his lady and he knew just why she passed

Sheís on her way to the blues and to lift a glass

 

So Paul asked Cool if he could try a lick or two

Cool said, ďSon, you gotta first go pay your dues;

There ainít nobody that can play the blues like Cool!Ē

 

Well, Paul left town and no one saw him for a year

He took his ax and then went to bend his ear

But nobody cared so they just kept drinking beer.

 

One day people thought they heard a familiar sound

ďCool is back and heís gearing up to really get down.Ē

ďMy God, thatís Paul and I swear heís local bar bound.Ē

 

Heís such a cool picker. Heís got the pied piperís soul in his sound

Heís such a cool kicker. Heís gonna take right over the town

Put on your dancing shoes, I just heard the news, Paulís playing the cool Pied Piper Blues.

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This Time Will Pass ©1994

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

It always seems to happen at the worst of times

First I lose my job then my granny goes blind

My womanís having trouble trying live my life

Sheís seeing other people on the side, on the side

 

A diesel hit my doggy on a Friday night

The driver stopped the truck and we had a big fight

My woman hasnít loved me in a three-fort-night

Sheís seeing other people on the side, on the side

 

They say,ĒNothing heals like Father Time;

Youíll always find a moral in a Mother Goose Rhyme;

This time will pass.Ē So hurry and pass on by!

 

My woman says she gonna take a holiday

Sheís gonna take my money and the rest of my pay

My womanís having trouble and she donít wanna stay

Sheís seeing other people on the side, on the side

 

Iíve had it up to here with the way she acts

I wouldnít give a damn if she never came back

Throw her in the trash yeah that sounds about right

Sheís seeing other people on the side.

 

They say,ĒNothing heals like Father Time;

Youíll always find a moral in a Mother Goose Rhyme;

This time will pass.Ē So hurry and pass on by!

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I Just Need To Know ©2001

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

(verse 1)

Tell me once again, I just need to know

Why you saw me through my pain;

...never knew it showed.

Did you see me cry? I just need to know,

Why you wanted nothing else,

...but to help me grow...

 

(transition)

It's hard to keep my distance, when love's so rarely found.

And doesn't ever seem to want to stay

So try to take "for instance"; my love is all around.

Don't you want to make it work that way?

 

(chorus)

I just need to know

Was it kindness from a loving heart or love deep from the soul?

I just need to know

Did I change your life?

I just need to know.

 

(verse 2)

Tell me once again, I just need to know;

Why you chose to teach me love;

...said you'd never go...

Did you need my heart? I just need to know.

I can smile and walk away,

...but I need to show...

 

((go to: Transition...go to Chorus))

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Story Book Of Love ©1983

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Seven in the morning and the rain begins

Sitting by my window, it wonít ever end.

Seven in the evening thereís no stars up high

It just keeps on raining; pouring from the sky.

 

Sensitive illusions, rainbows to perceive

Knights in shining armor; only make believe.

Poetry and sonnets always laugh and cry

It just keeps on raining, watching life go by.

 

In the story book of love

Where have the princes gone to run away

The magicís long forgotten

In the story book of love

Where does the fantasy begin and end

The clouds are crying now.

 

Have to take a day off; leave my thoughts behind

Thinking of you always serves no peace of mind

Stay a little longer you said, ďTime to fly.Ē

It just keeps on raining, watching life go by.

 

It doesnít really matter what the reason is;

It doesnít really matter why youíre here.

 

In the story book of love

Where have the princes gone to run away

The magicís long forgotten

In the story book of love

Where does the fantasy begin and end

The clouds are crying now.

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The World Is Full Of Heroes ©2003

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Itís a hot night in the desert and a cold day here in hell.

I can hear the big guns pounding and I know only time will tell.

ďGive it up!Ē we tell our neighbor; only loss can come from strife.

But they just donít seem to listen, now I fear so for my life.

I canít believe this is happening. The ďenemyĒ is near.

The world is full of heroes and none of them are here.

 

What can I say to my mother? What of the children alone?

I need all my strength to kill my brother.

 

In the name of freedom ringing we bring all our arms to bare.

Got to face this war unyielding; try to stop me if you dare.

[I can kill when I donít see you; I can see you day or night.

When my rifle sight canít find you, you will find death from the sky!]

I canít believe this is happening. The ďenemyĒ is near.

The world is full of heroes and none of them are here.

 

What can I say to my mother? What of the children alone?

I need all my strength to kill my brother;

 

And then come back home with my head up high.

This war is hell! This war is hell! This war is hell!

 

I canít believe this is happening. The ďenemyĒ is near.

The world is full of heroes and none of them are here.

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Man In The Rare ©1988

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

I canít go to sleep at night; lie awake and call your name.

Havenít got the strength or the might to stand the blow.

Got to go on with my life even though the nightís so long

Mustíve been way out of my mind to let you go.

 

I really love you, and I really care

If you ever get lonesome, Iíll be your handsome

Man in the rare.

 

I just wait here by the phone; reasons havenít stopped the pain

Missing you I feel so alone; itís all insane.

 

I really love you, and I really care

If you ever get lonesome, Iíll be your handsome

Man in the rare.

I really love you, and I really care

If you ever get lonesome, Iíll be your handsome

Man in the rare.

If you ever get lonesome, Iíll be your handsome

Man in the rare.

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Laughlin: I saw My Dream ©1990

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

I saw my dream across the river

I felt my soul all aflame

I saw the sunrise in all its glory

I heard the wind speak my name.

 

People riding horses and gaming riverboats

They mustíve passed by here a hundred times

Wandering through the county, sleeping with the stars

They just donít understand.

Mountains and the valleys; rainbows everywhere

The desert colors seem to shine like gold

Giving birth to essence; creatures small and grand

And God has blessed this land.

 

I know it isnít heaven but I donít mind at all.

Itís as close as it can fall.

 

I saw my dream across the river

I felt my soul all aflame

I saw the sunrise in all its glory

I heard the wind speak my name.

 

Playing with a notion with courage from the heart

The river and the wind became my friends

Someone with a vision could really make it big

Donít know where it might end.

Then something really hit me as sure as Iím alive

I heard that little voice from deep inside

Laughlin in Nevada , by any other name

Is Laughlin just the same.

 

I know it isnít heaven but I donít mind at all.

Itís as close as it can fall.

 

I saw my dream across the river

I felt my soul all aflame

I saw the sunrise in all its glory

I heard the wind speak my name.

I heard the wind speak my name.

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The Judge Of The Land ©1997

Lyrics & Music by: Robin Maynes

 

Now listen both my children

Thereís something you should know.

Your mother is planning on moving away

And very soon youíll have to go.

No. Thatís not what I want.

I need you living with me.

You see the judge of the land said that

ďThatís the way it must be.Ē

 

Now listen both my children

Thereíre questions you should ask.

Youíll still get to see me a few of the days

And very soon youíll both be back.

No. It wasnít your fault.

Another man has her love.

You see the judge of the land knows that

ďThatís the way it must be.Ē

 

Yes we can still have supper in the playhouse

And weíll dance outside in the rain.

We will say our prayers when itís bedtime

And Iíll kiss you after praying.

You will still help planting all the flowers

And weíll follow chores with a game.

I will still find time to tell you stories

And I will love you just the same.

 

Now listen both my children

Iíll always think of you.

Wherever you are youíll be deep in my heart

And very soon Iíll be with you.

Yes. The calendarís here.

I know when youíre coming home.

You see the judge of the land said that

ďThatís the way it must be.Ē

You see, at least for now,

Thatís the way it must be.

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