EVERY DAY'S THE SAME

GIRL

Every day's the same, wondering what to wear,

Trying to pick a dress, how to wear my hair 

BOY 

Every day's the same, working on my chores 

Looking after things that aren't mine but yours 

BOTH 

I need a break from this monotony 

My life could use a little fantasy 

I need a break from reality 

Cause every day's the same 

Cause every day's the same 

Yes every days's the same 

Cause every day's the same 

GIRL 

Every day's the same, wondering what to buy, 

So many things to choose, so many things to try 

BOY 

Every day's the same, working dawn to dusk, 

Working very hard, trying to earn a crust 

BOTH 

I need a break from this monotony 

My life could use a little fantasy 

I need a break from reality

Cause every day's the same 

Cause every day's the same 

Yes every days's the same 

Cause every day's the same

 © Barry Brown 2019

 

HOW ABOUT YOU

GIRL

My father only wants the best for me 

To find a good man from the local gentry 

A husband who will take me for their own 

Maybe that’s why I'm still alone 

Maybe that’s why I'm still alone 

Maybe a doctor or a lawyer for you 

An army captain or a banker for you 

I want a man whose intentions are true 

How about you? 

How about you? 

GIRL'S FRIEND 

I'd like someone to teach me to dance 

I'd like someone who is keen on romance 

I'd like someone who's a dream come true 

How about you? 

How about you? 

GIRL 

My father only wants the best for me 

To find a good man from the local gentry 

A husband who will take me for their own 

Maybe that’s why I'm still alone 

Maybe that’s why I'm still alone 

 GIRL 

I'd like someone in whom I'd confide 

I'd like someone to be by my side 

I'd like someone who loves me too 

How about you? 

How about you? 

© Barry Brown 2019

 

IF I ONLY KNEW

GIRL 

I’ve spent my whole life waiting for a love, 

To make my heart rise up and soar above, 

And you were there my whole life through, 

If I only knew. 

 BOY  

I seem to spend my whole life wondering why, 

This thing called love has always passed me by, 

And you were there my whole life through, 

If I only knew. 

 BOTH 

You were always close at hand, 

A love like ours could not be planned, 

I guess we didn’t understand, 

If I only knew. 

GIRL 

Now that I’ve found you it’s plain to see, 

My heart was always yours, you held the key, 

Will you be mine eternally? 

If I only knew. 

BOTH 

You were always close at hand, 

A love like ours could not be planned, 

I guess we didn’t understand, 

If I only knew. 

Nobody can change the way we feel, 

In our hearts we know this love is real, 

I’ve never felt the way I do, 

If I only knew. 

© Barry Brown 2019

 

THE LIFE WE LEAD

BOY

We sit and wait for your father to leave 

We have no choice but to find ways to deceive 

Another time another place 

And life would not be like 

This is the life we lead, the life we lead 

This is the life we lead, the life we lead 

  

Secret meetings rendezvous' and telling lies 

No one would understand our feelings that's no surprise 

Another time another place 

And life would not be like 

This is the life we lead, the life we lead 

This is the life we lead, the life we lead 

SOLO 

This is the life we lead, the life we lead  

This is the life we lead, the life we lead 

© Barry Brown 2019

 

READ ALL ABOUT IT

NEWS SELLER

Read all about it, read all about it  

War is coming, war is coming         

Read all about it, read all about it 

War is coming, war is coming 

Your way, your way

Read all about it, read all about it   

War is coming, war is coming          

Read all about it, read all about it  

War is coming, war is coming  

Your way, your way

Read all about it

© Barry Brown 2019

 

DRAFTED

Will you be chosen when the draft wheel stops? 

Will the piece of paper hold your name? 

Will you be called to arms to help fill the ranks? 

Called to serve for three long years? 

 

You have no substitute to take your place, 

Or a way to buy you out 

It seems there really is no hiding place 

Once your name has been called out 

 

So many people so they can’t pick me 

Many more that they could choose 

They call this draft a losers lottery 

The one I really want to lose 

  

You have no substitute to take your place, 

Or a way to buy you out 

It seems there really is no hiding place 

Once your name has been called out 

© Barry Brown 2019

 

I LOVE HIM SO

GIRL 

Why has my love gone off to war? 

I don’t know what he’s fighting for, 

I only know, it broke my heart, 

To see him go. 

I think he’s fighting for our good, 

I never really understood, 

Why he has gone, when he’ll return, 

I love him so. 

 

Please keep him safe and free from harm,  

Without him I can’t carry on.  

God upon high, don’t let him die,  

I love him so. 

I carry his child inside of me,  

I pray that he’ll return to see,  

Our family grow, I’m sure he knows, 

I love him so 

 

He is the only man for me, 

He is my life, the air I breathe, 

I gave my heart eternally, 

I love him so. 

My heart is breaking with the pain,  

Will I ever see him again?  

I pray to God, with all my heart,  

For his return.  

  

Please keep him safe and free from harm,  

Without him I can’t carry on.  

God upon high, don’t let him die,  

I love him so. 

I carry his child inside of me, 

I pray that he’ll return to see, 

Our family grow, I’m sure he knows, 

I love him so. 

 

He is the only man for me, 

He is my life, the air I breathe, 

© Barry Brown 2019