Eclectic Pop

Eclectic Pop

Pop is funny word really. It is just an abbreviation the word popular, but when shortened simply to “POP” it seems to me that it takes on a rather more special definition which I find quite hard to quantify. Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the western world during the 1950s and 1960s as a softer alternative to rock and roll.

Our range eclectic pop songs here are mostly love songs in one form or another, but we have presented the in a variety of styles and rhythms and we have included a couple which are presented a more whimsical or folksy style.

Days Gone By

(F Johnson/J Johnson)

DAYS GONE BY

Sitting watching embers glow

I’m mesmerised by the shadows they cast on the wall

I fall into a reverie and think of the times

When life was so good – and it’s all in the past now

DAYS GONE BY – MY  O MY

DAYS GONE BY – WHY OH  WHY?

Running thru a cornfield with wind in my hair

Sailing a boat out to sea

Walking in winter sun with faces aglow

Always felt so good to me – in those far off

DAYS GONE BY – MY OH MY

DAYS GONE BY – WHY OH WHY?

Refrain:-

It used to be simple then, but not any more

It’s changing in so many ways

I seem to hear echoes of the past in my head

I wish I was back – I wish I was back

I wish I was back in those days

Was it so good?

DAYS etc

Do Ya Wanna?

(F Johnson/J Johnson)

DO YA WANNA?

Do you think they’re telling us the truth now?
How am I supposed to know what’s right?
Do you think the boys know all the answers?
Coz baby I think I’ve just seen the light.

OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?

Did you ever hear them do straight talking?
Or see the words they say in black and white?
You can keep believing if you wanna
Baby this boy thinks he’s seen the light.

OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?

Bridge One:
If we’re gonna try and put the world to rights
We should start at home with the truth tonight.

OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?

Oh everybody likes to fill their pockets
Human nature’s what we have to fight
Take some time to look out for my brother
It’s easy now I’m following the light.

OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?

Second Bridge:
It’s time to look each other straight in the face
If we want this world to be a better place.

OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
I SAID DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH OH OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA?
OH DO YA – DO YA WANNA? (Fade)

Eleanor Blue

(Johnson)

ELEANOR BLUE

No use to tell you that I’m sorry
’til once more I see you smile
I’ve been bad oh please forgive me
In just a little while.

CHORUS:-

SO GO YOU WAY ELEANOR BLUE
JUST REMEMBER ME IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO WAIT FOR YOU
SMILE FOR ME ELEANOR BLUE
SAVE A PLACE FOR ME WITHIN YOUR HEART FOR I LIVE YOU
I’ll ALWAYS LOVE YOU ELEANOR BLUE.

I hurt you though I never mean’t to
But I know now you weren’t untrue
Let me dry your eyes with kisses
And you need not be blue.

CHORUS:-
SO GO YOU WAY ELEANOR BLUE
JUST REMEMBER ME IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO WAIT FOR YOU
SMILE FOR ME ELEANOR BLUE
SAVE A PLACE FOR ME WITHIN YOUR HEART FOR I LIVE YOU
I’ll ALWAYS LOVE YOU ELEANOR BLUE
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ELEANOR BLUE.

Bridge:
Eleanor where are you? – I can wait for you
Eleanor I’ll be true – Don’t you be blue.

Steel Band Refrain:

CHORUS:-
SO GO YOU WAY ELEANOR BLUE
JUST REMEMBER ME IF YOU NEED A FRIEND TO WAIT FOR YOU
SMILE FOR ME ELEANOR BLUE
SAVE A PLACE FOR ME WITHIN YOUR HEART FOR I LIVE YOU
I’ll ALWAYS LOVE YOU ELEANOR BLUE
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ELEANOR BLUE
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (Fade)

First You’ve Gotta Love Me

(J Johnson)

FIRST YOU’VE GOTTA LOVE ME

You say that I must wait for you
While you with her I’ve nothing else to do
But gazing at your photograph awaiting your return
M days and nights spent dreaming of the things I’ve yet to learn
But listen man I don’t like this
Listen baby I’ve got news for you
I won’t wait coz —
FIRST YOU’VE GOTTA LOVE ME
THEN I’VE GOT TO KNOW
FIRST YOU’VE GOTTA GIVE ME LOVE
AND ALWAYS LET IT SHOW
FIRST YOU’VE GOTTA LOVE ME
THEN I’VE GOTTA KNOW
FIRST YOU’VE GOTTA GIVE ME LOVE
THEN IT’S GONNA GROW.

How long do you think that you can go?

Without commitment to this poor devoted soul

Who only needs communication proof you give a damn

Do you care and do you miss me will you be home soon?

Listen man I can’t stand it

Listen baby I’ve got news for you

I won’t wait coz —

Flavour of the Month

(Hunt/Johnson)

FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH

At this time in m y life I’m still rolling the dice
Holding down some job trying to fall in love
Hope I never go through this again
Don’t blame it all on one night something wasn’t quite right
You see it’s all downhill after love at first sight.

CHORUS:-

WE WERE DOING WELL WHEN IT ALL WENT WRONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
OUR LOVE WAS A FIRE THAT HAD BURNED TOO LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG.

Making love was easy in the evening rain
We had to decide one day at a time
No pretending that nothing had changed
We were two hungry hearts fanning a flame
No complications was the name of this game.

CHORUS:-

WELL WE WERE DOING WELL WHEN IT ALL WENT WRONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
OUR LOVE WAS A FIRE THAT HAD BURNED TOO LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG.

Bridge:-
We both knew and thought the and understood
It was time to face music or at least the truth
knowing at the moment that you walked out that door
I was a wiser girl than I’d ever been before,

CHORUS:-

WELL WE WERE DOING WELL WHEN IT ALL WENT WRONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
OUR LOVE WAS A FIRE THAT HAD BURNED TOO LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH THIS IS OUR SWANSONG
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH WE DIDN’T LAST THAT LONG – BYE BYE.

Judy Come Back

(F Johnson/J Johnson)

JUDY COME BACK
He used to play piano at the Golden Crown
Every Friday night he used to bring the roof down
Stompin’ and a singin’ and a clapping our hands
We didn’t wanna hear any other bands.

CHORUS:-
BUT HE HASN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE JUDY LET HIM DOWN
HE SAYS HE’LL NEVER PLAY AGAIN IN THIS OLD TOWN
COME BACK – JUDY COME BACK – BEFORE HE LOSES THE KNACK
JUDY COME BACK – JUDY COME BACK – JUDY COME BACK

Once he played before an impresario
Who told him that he’d get him on a top TV show
He didn’t care about all the bright city lights
He was happy playing here on Friday nights.

CHORUS:-

Bridge:-
Judy did you know that you don’t find a new love ever day
Wherever you go you won’t fins a new love to play
Such a sweet song – A love song.
JUDY COME BACK – JUDY COME BACK – JUDY COME BACK.

Instrumental Break:

CHORUS (and fade)

Love Will Out

(Hunt/Johnson)

LOVE WILL OUT
In the flames love was burning
Wine was flowing like the Nile
We slipped away from the firelight
In the dark you made me smile
Insects sounding in the distance
On that hot Summers night
Drums and whistles as the sun set
At last I think I got it right.

CHORUS:-
AND THAT IS HOW LOVE FOUND US
SOONER OR LATER IT FINDS YOU OUT
ONE THING YOU CAN BE SURE OF
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT – LOVE WILL OUT.
(Love will – oh – oh – oh)

I have found the horn of plenty
In your wicked wicked hand
Hoping it would last forever
Our plane’s come in to land
In the flames love was burning
Wine was flowing like the Nile
We slipped away from the firelight
In the dark you made me smile.
CHORUS:-
AND THAT IS HOW LOVE FOUND US
SOONER OR LATER IT FINDS YOU OUT
ONE THING YOU CAN BE SURE OF
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT – LOVE WILL OUT.
(Love will – ill – ill – ill)
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT – LOVE WILL OUT.
(Love will – Oh – Oh -Oh.)

Bridge:
With your image in my mind
Your photo on my piano grand
I’m searching for the words and music
That will make you understand
BABY YOU’RE MY MAN – BABY YOU’RE MY MAN
WE’RE A BOND THAT CAN’T BE BROKEN
IT’S A TRUTH THAT CAN’T BE SPOKEN

CHORUS:-
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT – LOVE WILL OUT.
(Love will – oh – oh – oh)
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
NOW LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT
LOVE’S FOUND US – LOVE WILL OUT – LOVE WILL OUT
(Love will – oh – oh – oh) – FADES

Motorvation

(F Johnson/J Johnson)

MOTORVATION

Step inside my car we can go just as far as you like
travel through the night and be home by the morning night
Step into my car
Tell me where you wanna go but baby hold on tight
I’ll get you there I promise but I’ll drive you wild tonight
If your motorvation’s right then I’ll drive you wild tonight.

See my limousine it’s sweet machine and it would
Really be so good to take a ride I know you should
See my limousine
I’ll show you what you wanna see I’m gonna get it right
Forget the seven wonders and I’ll blow your mind tonight
If your motorvation’s right yes I’ll blow your mind tonight.

Bridge:
I could go a long way with a girl like you it seems
You motorvate me lady and I hear the sirens scream
Inside my dream.

Yes I’ll drive you wild tonight if your motorvation’s right
Yes I’ll blow your mind tonight if my motorvation’s right
Yes I’ll drive you wild tonight yes I’ll drive you wild tonight
If your motorvation’s right (Fade)