Lyrics to DRCD 399


By Dave Castle

1)
SATISFACTION’S GUARANTEED
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(FROM RELIABLE SOURCES)
Music: Lars Sjösten

SO WHAT’S HAPP’NIN’
HOW’S YOUR WORLD TODAY
IF THINGS LOOK DISMAL
THERE’S AN OLD CLICHÉ
ALL’S NOT GOLD
EVEN IF IT GLITTERS
IT TAKES ADOLESCENCE
TO ACHIEVE QUINTESSENCE
IF IT SWINGS THEN IT’S RELIABLE
ON THAT WE’RE AGREED
ONE THING’S UNDENIABLE
SATISFACTION’S GUARANTEED

YOUR EXPRESSION
GIVES THE GAME AWAY
YOUR BROW IS WRINKLED
SHOWING SOME DISMAY
YOU NEED CHANGE
TO A BETTER LIFE-STYLE
LISTEN TO THE MASTERS
THEY’RE THE GOOD-NEWSCASTERS
WELL IT’S ALL THERE FOR THE LIST’NING
CHOOSE AND THEN PROCEED
IT’S ALL BRIGHT AND GLIST’NING
SATISFACTION’S GUARANTEED
LET THAT MUSIC BE YOUR CREED
SATISFACTION’S GUARANTEED
GUAR-AN-TEED


2)
NEVER EVERGREENS
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(IT CAN’T BE TRUE)
Music: Bernt Rosengren

Verse:
THE MUSIC THAT WE HEAR TODAY
IT’S HERE IN APRIL, GONE IN MAY
BUT SOME GETS NEVER OLD AND GREY
AND JUST LIKE LOVE IT’S HERE TO STAY

MILES DAVIS KNEW
WHAT SHADE OF BLUE
TO PLAY THOSE EVERGREENS
WITH HARMON MUTE
SO RESOLUTE
HE PAINTED DIFFERENT SCENES
HE SHOWED US LIFE IS BITTERSWEET
HE TOOK US DOWN ”GREEN DOLPHIN STREET”
WITH ”MY OLD FLAME”
AND ”DARN THAT DREAM”
HE FOUND THE WAY TO BRING NEW LIFE TO AN OLD THEME
BEN WEBSTER’S SOUND
SO WARM AND ROUND
COULD REALLY MELT YOUR HEART
A GERSHWIN SONG
WAS NEVER WRONG
A MASTER OF THE ART
CHET BAKER, WHEN HE CLOSED HIS EYES
WITHOUT A THOUGHT FOR COMPROMISE
PLAYED ”TANGERINE”
IT’S ALWAYS BEEN
A FAVOURITE EVERGREEN

THE DUKE OF COURSE
A PRIMAL SOURCE
HAS HUNDREDS TO HIS NAME
LIKE ”SOLITUDE”
WE CAN’T INCLUDE
ALL THOSE THAT CAME TO FAME
SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEM SOFT AND LOW
THOSE TUNES LIKE ”STARDUST” AND ”MOONGLOW”
THEY STAND THE TEST
A TREASURE CHEST
OF STANDARDS WE LOVE BEST
SO LET’S FORGET POP MUSIC FOR THE TEENS
BUT NEVER EVERGREENS



3)
DISCOVERING YOU
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(THE MENACE)
Music: Bertil Lövgren

PLANNED TO EXPLORE THE WORLD
TRAVEL EAST
ALL THE PARTS THAT I KNOW LEAST
WITH THOSE NAMES NOBODY CAN PRONOUNCE
IF I WAS A BALL I’D BOUNCE
AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
TO A LAND OF THE FREE
THEN I FOUND
THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE
TO EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN
THAN YOUR EMBRACE
I’M GLAD THAT I TURNED AROUND
TO TRAVEL JUST IN YOUR DIRECTION
DISCOVERING LIFE, WELL IT SIMPLY GREW
DISCOVERING YOU

TRIPS TO EXOTIC LANDS
FAR FROM HOME
AS THEY SAY THAT WHEN IN ROME
JUST RELAX, DO AS THE ROMANS DO
A PYRAMID IN PERU
COULD BE JUST THE PERFECT PLACE
TO GET OUT OF THE RACE
BUT I FOUND
WHEN I TRAVELLED FAR
THAT IT’S NOT SO IMPORTANT WHERE YOU ARE
A FACE YOU SEE IN A CROWD
CAN LINGER IN YOUR MIND FOREVER *(last time to Coda)
THEY SAY IT IS FATE, NOW I KNOW IT’S TRUE
DISCOVERING YOU

*Coda
NO NEED TO THROW COINS IN A FOUNTAIN
DON’T NEED TO CLIMB HIGH UP A MOUNTAIN
’CAUSE EVERY DAY I HAVE THE FINEST VIEW
DISCOVERING YOU


4)
LOVE’S ROUNDABOUT
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(SOMMARVISA)
Music: Åke Johansson

THERE´S A SUN OUT THERE WAITING TO WARM EACH NEW DAY
UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO GO AWAY
THIS IS A TIME NEVER TO COME AGAIN
IT´LL BE NO MORE THAN REMEMBER WHEN
SO LET´S CELEBRATE
MAKE IT A LOVE HOLIDAY

WE´LL DRIVE DOWN TO THE SOUTHERN COAST
AND FIND A QUIET PLACE
HOW COULD WE KNOW THAT WE CHOSE THE SPOT
FOR A NOISY FORMULA ONE MOTOR RACE
I´VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A LOOK ON YOUR FACE

AND SO, TIRED AND WARM,
TRAFFIC AND CROWDS WORE US DOWN
AND YOU CRIED SO MUCH, THOUGHT YOU WOULD DROWN
WHAT A SUCCESS ALL THIS HAS BEEN SO FAR
EVEN FORGOT WHERE WE HAD PARKED THE CAR
IT´S SO GREAT TO BE
RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE TOWN

LET´S GO ON AN EXPENSIVE TRIP
TO FIND SOME HAPPINESS
MY CREDIT CARDS - THEY SAY OH NO NO!
SO WE´LL HAVE TO TURN ROUND AND GO......TAKE A GUESS!
A SUMMER LOVE HOLIDAY, WHAT A MESS!

HERE WE ARE BACK HOME RIGHT WHERE IT ALL STARTED OUT
NOW WE KNOW WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT
LAUGHTER AND TEARS HAVE TO GO HAND IN HAND
AND A ROMANCE ISN´T A PROMISED LAND
SO LET´S CELEBRATE
NOW WE CAN ALL JUMP AND SHOUT
WE´RE JUST RIDIN´ ON LOVE´S ROUNDABOUT


5)
RHYTHM EVERYWHERE
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(RONNIE’S THEME)
Music: Mathias Algotsson

WHETHER YOU WALK, WHETHER YOU TALK
THERE´S RHYTHM EVERYWHERE
YOUR FAVOURITE DRUMMERS IN JAZZ - BUDDY RICH, KENNY CLARKE
SONNY PAINE, SONNY GREER
GOT TO HAVE TIME, GOT TO HAVE EARS
RHYTHM IS LIKE A BUG
IF YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE TO EMBRACE
IT WILL GIVE YOU A BIG HUG

WELL NOW DON´T BE AFRAID THAT YOUR FRIENDS
WILL LAUGH AT YOU IF YOU DANCE
TAKE TO THE FLOOR
THIS EVEN COULD BE YOUR BIG CHANCE

CLAPPING YOUR HANDS, TAPPING YOUR FEET
RHYTHM IS EVERYWHERE
IT´S THE KEY TO A HAPPIER LIFE
AND IT´S OURS TO SHARE

YOU CAN USE
FINGERS AND THUMBS
CLOSE YOUR EYES, PRETEND
TO PLAY THE DRUMS
TICK. CHIK, BOOM
IT´S EASY YOU SEE
FOLLOW THE RHYTHM
THAT´S YOUR RECIPE

IF YOU WANT TO LIVE LONG DON´T FORGET
CAN´T JUST BE WORK AND NO PLAY
CALL YOUR OLD FRIENDS
TO CELEBRATE A NEW BIRTH DAY

UP ON YOUR FEET, OUT IN THE STREET
THERE´S RHYTHM EVERYWHERE
IT´S THE KEY TO A HAPPIER LIFE
AND IT´S OURS TO SHARE


6)
RAVEN LAKE
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(MÅNSKEN ÖVER RAMNASJÖN)
Music: Åke Johansson

DEEP SHADOWS FALL ACROSS LONELY STREAMS
RAVEN LAKE REFLECTING PALE MOONBEAMS
AND AROUND GO THE STARS
TILL THEY FIND WHAT THEY SEEK
BRINGING LOVE TO THE WORDS YOU SPEAK

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU SAY YOU CARE?
CAN IT BE SO THAT YOU´RE UNAWARE?
THAT IN LOVE ALL THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU
JUST BECAUSE
ONE OR TWO MOONS AND STARS
ARE JUST FALLING….. CALLING

QUIETLY UNDER A RISING MOON
RAVEN LAKE, STILL LIKE A DARK LAGOON
IT´S SO HARD TO DECIDE WHICH DIRECTION TO TAKE
WHILE THE WORLD SPINS WE LIE AWAKE

FUTURE AND FATE ARE IN OTHER HANDS
NOBODY KNOWS, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS
DESTINY HAS A PLAN JUST FOR YOU
AND FOR ME
RAVEN LAKE SECRETLY
IS JUST WATCHING….. WAITING

Coda
FOLLOW THE RAVENS, THEY’LL LEAD YOU THERE


7)
CAN YOU SPEAK THE LANGUAGE?
Music and lyrics: Dave Castle

NOW WE’RE GONNA WRAP UP THE BEBOP:

YOU SAY THAT YOU CAN IMPROVISE IN EVERY KEY
NOW THAT IS CERTAINLY VERY IMPRESSIVE
AND WHEN ADDRESSING MISTER KONITZ YOU CALL HIM ”LEE”
YOUR HIP VOCABULARY IS SO VERY EXCESSIVE
JOHN COLTRANE ONCE GAVE YOU HIS REED
NOW YOU CAN GET HIS SOUND WHENEVER YOU NEED
”CHEROKEE” IS NO PROBLEM, NOT EVEN THE BRIDGE
YES, BUT CAN YOU SPEAK THE LANGUAGE?

THERE ISN’T ANY TEMPO FOR YOU THAT’S TOO FAST
IN FACT YOU NEVER PLAY ANYTHING SLOWLY
YOU LIKE TO SIT AND LISTEN TO YOUR STUFF FROM THE PAST
YOU THINK THAT EVERYTHING THAT YOU RECORDED IS HOLY
WAY AHEAD OF ALL OF THE REST
YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT YOU ARE THE BEST
AND YOUR ATTITUDE IS JUST AS COOL AS A FRIDGE
YES, BUT CAN YOU SPEAK THE LANGUAGE?

NOW, LESTER YOUNG STOOD LIST’NIN’ TO A CAT ONE DAY
WHO COULD NOT FIND A WAY OUT OF HIS SOLO
WELL, THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT HE COULD CERTAINLY PLAY
THERE WERE SO MANY NOTES HE WASN’T EASY TO FOLLOW
LESTER YOUNG STOOD SCRATCHING HIS HEAD
THEN WENT UP TO THE GUY AND SMILING HE SAID:
”YOU PLAY THOUSANDS OF NOTES, NOT A SINGLE ONE WRONG
BUT LADY, CAN YOU SING ME A SONG?”

THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS THAT LESS IS MORE
EXPRESSION ISN’T LIKE WINNING THE RACES
THERE IS NO RISK OF BREAKING ANY MUSICAL LAW
IF YOU SHOULD EVER GET THE URGE FOR LEAVING SOME SPACES
YOU BELONG TO THE AVANT GARDE
FOR SURE NOBODY’S EVER BLOWN IT SO HARD
AND YOU WANNA PLAY FAR OUT, RIGHT OVER THE EDGE
YES, BUT CAN YOU SPEAK THE LANGUAGE?


8)
MY FAVOURITE TRANE
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(TRANE SLEEPS)
Music: Stefan Isaksson

IF YOU WANT TO HEAR MY VIEWS
OF WHICH ALBUMS BY TRANE I’D CHOOSE
WELL THERE’S ”COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES”
FOR ME ”LIVE AT BIRDLAND” STILL IS NEWS

HOW HE CHANGED THE SOUND OF THE SAXOPHONE
FOUND ALL THOSE NEW THINGS TO PLAY
OTHERS HAD THEIR OWN THINGS TO SAY
BUT THEN TRANE PLAYED HIS HORN ANOTHER WAY

IF YOU LISTEN CLOSE YOU´LL HEAR
SHADES OF DEXTER AND BIRD SOMEWHERE
”GIANT STEPS” WAS SOMETHING ELSE ON ANOTHER PLANE
THAT WAS ONCE MY FAVOURITE TRANE

THOSE SOPRANO OVERTONES
IN THAT QUARTET WITH ELVIN JONES
YOU COULD FLY HIGH AS IF YOU HAD WINGS
WHEN THEY PLAYED ”MY FAVOURITE THINGS”

HE NEVER GAVE LESS THAN THE MAXIMUM
WITH HIS SENSE OF HARMONY
AS IN ”I HEAR A RHAPSODY”
YOU CAN HEAR HOW HE THOUGHT DIFFERENTLY

COLTRANE HAD ANOTHER THEME
IN HIS ALBUM ”A LOVE SUPREME”
LIKE A PRAYER THAT OVERCOMES SUFFERING AND PAIN
WITHOUT DOUBT MY FAVOURITE TRANE


9)
APPETITE
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(DINNER FOR MOODY)
Music: Åke Johansson

A LITTLE JAZZ EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT
WELL IT GIVES YOU A BIG APPETITE
A LITTLE JAZZ, TAKE A SIP, TAKE A BITE
CHASE THE BLUES TILL YOU’RE FEELIN’ ALLRIGHT

A LITTLE JAZZ IT’S A SOUND, IT’S AN ART
AND IT COMES TO YOU STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
A LITTLE JAZZ MAKE A DATE, MAKE A START
’CAUSE FOR SURE IT’S A MUSIC APART

”NIGHT IN TUNISIA”, I GIVE YOU MY WORD
AND ”CONFIRMATION” BY CHARLIE ”YARDBIRD”
WIN AS MEDICINE
SO LISTEN AN’ STAY HEALTHY
WHAT’S THE POINT OF BEIN’ WEALTHY

A LITTLE JAZZ EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT
WELL IT GIVES YOU A BIG APPETITE
A LITTLE JAZZ TAKE A SIP, TAKE A BITE
HAD THE BLUES NOW I’M FEELIN’ ALLRIGHT

A LITTLE JAZZ EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT
WELL IT GIVES YOU A BIG APPETITE
A LITTLE JAZZ TAKE A SIP, TAKE A BITE
HAD THE BLUES NOW I’M FEELIN’ ALLRIGHT

A LITTLE JAZZ EVERY NIGHT, EVERY DAY
WELL IT DOES KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY
A LITTLE JAZZ WHEN YOU WORK, WHEN YOU PLAY
HURRY UP NOW AND DON’T YOU DELAY

GENE AMMONS BLOWING, JAMES MOODY FLOWING
HEARD DEXTER GROWING, WARDELL WAS SOWING
SEEDS
FOR ALL OUR NEEDS
SO LISTEN AN’ STAY HEALTHY
WHAT’S THE POINT OF BEIN’ WEALTHY

A LITTLE JAZZ EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT
WELL IT GIVES YOU A BIG APPETITE
A LITTLE JAZZ TAKE A SIP, TAKE A BITE
HAD THE BLUES NOW I’M FEELIN’ ALLRIGHT


10)
WON’T YOU SAY YES
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(GIVE ME A KISS)
Music: Bernt Rosengren

Verse:
I NEED TO KNOW JUST HOW YOU FEEL
FOR ME I KNOW THAT THIS IS REAL
YEARS HAVE GONE BY
NOW I MUST TRY
TO GET AN ANSWER FROM YOUR LIPS
ALTHOUGH MY HEARTBEAT NEARLY SKIPS

GIVE ME A KISS
AS IF TO SAY
IT´S BEEN SO LONG
YOU´VE BEEN AWAY
PLEASE TELL ME THAT THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR
ARE YOU SINCERE?

WON´T YOU SAY YES
SO I WILL KNOW
NOTHING HAS CHANGED
SINCE LONG AGO
I FEEL YOUR TOUCH, YOUR CHEEK BRUSHING MINE
YOUR EYES STILL HAVE THAT GLOW

HOW LONG CAN THIS LOVE LAST?
I´D LIKE AN ANSWER FAST
LET´S TRY AND START AGAIN
COME ON DON´T DELAY
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

WON´T YOU SAY YES
AND SEAL MY FATE
DON´T CHANGE YOUR MIND
OR HESITATE
TOGETHER WE CAN FIND TRUE ROMANCE
WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT

Last 8 bars :
WON´T YOU SAY YES
AND SEAL MY FATE
DON´T CHANGE YOUR MIND
OR HESITATE
TOGETHER WE CAN FIND TRUE ROMANCE
SAY YES IT´S NOT TOO LATE


11)
THE FORTUNE TELLER
(lyrics: Dave Castle)
(SIXTEEN – TWELVE BLUES)
(music: Kjell Jansson)

HOW MANY TIMES, I WONDER, DID I SING THE BLUES
HEAD IN MY HANDS
BRUSHING ALL THE TEARS AWAY
ALL THAT NOW HAS PASSED
LAST TIME WAS THE LAST
MY LUCK’S HERE TO STAY
SHE/HE SAW IT IN THE STARS
READ IT IN MY HAND
THE FORTUNE TELLER

WON’T HAVE TO STOP AND WORRY WHEN THE RENT IS DUE
I DON’T HAVE TO PAY
THE FORTUNE TELLER TOLD ME SO
BLUES WILL DISAPPEAR
SKIES WILL ALL BE CLEAR
SHE/HE JUST SEEMED TO KNOW
SAW IT IN THE STARS
READ IT IN MY HAND
THE FORTUNE TELLER

Coda:
AND IT JUST COST A DOLLAR!


12)
FIRST LIGHT
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(MORGON)
Music: Kjell Jansson

HERE I WAIT IMPATIENTLY FOR MORNING TO BREAK
THERE IS DARKNESS EVERYWHERE, BUT I’M AWAKE
I’M WIDE AWAKE
HOW LONG THE HOURS TAKE

I CAN HEAR NEARBY YOU WHISPER AND SIGH
BUT MY DREAMS I CLING TO
WHEN I CAN LOOK INTO YOUR EYES
IN THE FIRST LIGHT OF MORNING

SLEEP WILL COME WHEN I AM SURE THERE’S LOVE IN YOUR EYES
PRECIOUS MOMENTS SPENT WITH YOU, BUT HOW TIME FLIES
OH HOW IT FLIES
SO MUCH, MY HEART CRIES

NOW THE DAY IS YOUNG
AND CHURCH BELLS HAVE RUNG
BUT THERE’S NO TOMORROW
I CAN SEE YOUR SORROWFUL EYES
IN THE FIRST LIGHT OF MORNING


13)
A BIG HUG
Lyrics: Dave Castle
(THE HUG)
Music: Bernt Rosengren

SOMETIMES I FEEL I WANT TO GIVE A BIG HUG
TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SOUNDS OF JAZZ THAT I DUG
TEAGARDEN´S TROMBONE, JELLY ROLL MORTON
CAUGHT ON LIKE A DRUG
AND SLOWLY JAZZ AND SWING BEGAN TO EVOLVE
THE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW BEGAN TO DISSOLVE
THROUGH THE YEARS BIRD AND DIZZY HAD THEIR SAY
AND THEN JOHN COLTRANE SHOWED THE WAY

NO ONE I KNOW WHO CAN COMPARE TO RAY BROWN
AND ROLAND KIRK THEY THOUGHT AT FIRST WAS SOME CLOWN
ART TATUM´S LEFT HAND, BASIE AT BIRDLAND
MINTON´S PLACE UPTOWN
THERE ARE NO WORDS DESCRIBING GETZ AND HIS TONE
AMONG ALL TENORMEN HE STANDS ON HIS OWN
ELVIN JONES TURNS THE RHYTHMS INSIDE OUT
AND THE ROAR OF DRUMS MAKES ME SHOUT

FROM NEW ORLEANS TO BESSIE SMITH AND THE BLUES
WELL YOU CAN BET YOUR LIFE THEY HAD TO PAY DUES
THE DUKE, HE KNEW HIS ORCHESTRA AND
FROM HIM THEY TOOK THEIR CUES
AND THROUGH THE NIGHTS THEY PLAYED CREATING A THRILL
SOMETIMES FOR LESS THAN JUST A TEN DOLLAR BILL
ALL THE YEARS OF THE HARDSHIP AND THE PAIN
I LOVE JOHN COLTRANE, ORNETTE
THAD JONES´ CORNET
DEXTER, PREZ, JUG
I COULD GIVE THEM A HUG

















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