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Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates Album Lyrics



Daryl Hall & John Oates - The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates Lyrics






Sara Smile

Baby hair with a woman's eyes
I can feel you're watching in the night
All alone with me and we're waiting for the sunlight
When I feel cold, you warm me
And when I feel I can't go on, you come and hold me
It's you... And me forever

Sara Smile
Won't you smile a while for me
Sara

If you feel like leaving you know you can go
But why don't you stay until tomorrow?
If you want to be free, you know, all you got to do is say so
And when you feel cold, I'll warm you
And when you feel you can't go on, I'll come and hold you
It's you... And me forever

Sara Smile
Won't you smile a while for me
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Rich Girl

You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money
I t's a bitch girl but it's gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Get you too far

And don't you know, don't you know
That it's wrong to take what is given you
So far gone, on your own
You can get along if you try to be strong
But you'll never be strong

'Cause
You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money
It's a bitch girl and it's gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Get you too far

High and dry, out of the rain
It's so easy to hurt others when you can't feel pain
And don't you know that a love can't grow
'Cause there's too much to give, 'cause you'd rather live
For the thrill of it all, oh

You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money
It's a bitch girl and it's gone too far
'Cause you know it don't matter anyway
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Get you too far

And you say
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money
You're a rich girl, a rich girl
Oh, you're a rich rich girl yeah
Say money but it won't get you too far,
Oh, get ya too far
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It's a Laugh

You must be thinking something
But you aint saying nothing
You remember me, I used to be your boyfriend
There aint no point in reason
It only gets defensive
And why should we ruin the purity of the moment
Its a Laugh
What a laugh
Its so stupid I gotta laugh
And the funny thing is that everyone thought we were special
Maybe I should feel guilty
Is that the American way
But I just look at myself
As if I were above me
You must be thinking something
But you aint saying nothing
You remember me, I have been here always
I am here forever
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Wait for Me

Midnight hour almost over
Time is running out for the magic pair
I know you gave the best that you have
But one more chance
Couldn't be all that hard to bear.

Wait for me please
Wait for me
Alright, I guess
That's more than I should ask
Wait for me please
Wait for me
Although I know the light is fading fast.

You could go either way
Is it easier to stay
I wonder what you'll do
When your chance rolls around
But you gotta know how much I want to keep you
When I'm away I'm afraid it will all fall down.
Love is what it does and ours is doing nothing
But all the time we spent
It must be good for something
Please forgive all the disturbance I'm creating
But you got a lot to learn if you think that I'm not waiting for you.
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You've Lost That Loving Feeling

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before in your finger tips
You're trying hard not to show it (baby)
But baby, baby I know it
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Oh that Lovin' Feeling
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Now it's gone gone gone oh oh oh

There's no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And girl you're starting to criticize little things I do
Ooh, it makes me just feel like crying (baby)
'Cause baby something beautiful's dying
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Oh that Lovin' Feeling
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Not it's gone gone gone oh oh oh

Baby baby I get down on my knees for you
(Get down on my knees)
If you would only love me like you used to
(If you would only love me love me)
We had a love, a love that you don't find everyday
(A love you don't find)
So don't don't don't let it slip away (away)
I said baby
Baby
Baby
Baby
(I'm beggin you please) I'm begging you please
I need your love (I need your love)
I need your love
So bring it on back (bring it on back)
Now bring it on back
Now bring it on back

You've got to bring back that lovin' feeling
Oh that lovin' feeling
Bring back that lovin' feeling 'cause it's gone gone gone
And I can't go on oh oh oh

Bring back that lovin' feeling
Oh that lovin' feeling
Bring back that lovin' feeling 'cause it's gone gone gone
Bring back that lovin' feeling
Oh that lovin' feeling
Bring back that lovin' feeling 'cause it's gone gone gone
Bring back that lovin' feeling
Oh that lovin' feeling
Bring back that lovin' feeling 'cause it's gone gone gone
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Kiss on My List

My friends wonder why I call you all of the time
What can I say
I don't feel the need to give such secrets away
You think maybe I need help, no, I know that I'm right
I'm just better off not listening to friends' advice

When they insist on knowing my bliss
I tell them this
When they want to know what the reason is
I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist

I go crazy wondering what there is to really see
Did the night just take up your time, 'cause it means more to me
Sometimes I forget what I'm doing, I don't forget what I want
Regret what I've done, regret you? I couldn't go on
And if you insist on knowing my bliss

I'll tell you this
If you want to know what the reason is
I'll only smile when I lie, then I'll tell you this
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You Make My Dreams

What I want, you've got
And it might be hard to handle
But like a flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, yeah yeah

What I've got's full stock
Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
Then you pull them all together
And how, I can't explain
Oh yeah, well well you
You make my dreams come true
Well well well you, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true

Well, yeah

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin' with a dreamer
I can laugh it in the face

Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
'Cause I ain't the way you found me
And I'll never be the same, oh yeah

Well 'cause you
You make my dreams come true, oh yeah
Well well well you, ooh ooh
You make my dreams come true, whoa yeah

Well listen to this, oh

I'm down on my daydream
Oh that sleepwalk should be over by now, I know
Well you, yeah yeah you make my dreams come true, oh yeah
I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl, oh yeah
You make my dreams come true
Make, you make, you make
I've been waiting for, waiting for you girl
For life
You make my dreams come true, oh whoa whoa
I've been waiting for, waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
Waiting for, waiting for, waiting for
(You make my dreams)

I've been waiting for you girl
(You make my dreams)
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Writer: Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Private Eyes

I see you and you see me
Watch you blowin' the lines
When you're making a scene
Oh girl, you've got to know
What my head overlooks
The senses will show to my heart
When it's watching for lies
You can't escape my

Private eyes
They're watching you
They see your every move
Private eyes
They're watching you
Private eyes
They're watching you, watching you
Watching you, watching you

You play with words you play with love
You can twist it around baby that ain't enough
'Cause girl I'm gonna know
If you're letting me in or letting me go
Don't lie when you're hurting inside
'Cause you can't escape my

Private eyes
They're watching you
They see your every move, baby
Private eyes
They're watching you
Private eyes
They're watching you, watching you
Watching you, watching you

Ooh, why you try to put up a front for me?
I'm a spy but on your side you see
Slip on, into any disguise
I'll still know you
Look into my

Private eyes
They're watching you
They see your every move
Private eyes
They're watching you
Private eyes
They're watching you

Private eyes
They're watching you (yeah)
They see your every move
Private eyes
They're watching you
Private eyes
They're watching you

(Private eyes)
(Watching you) Yeah
They see your every move
Private eyes
They're watching you
Yeah, private eyes
They're watching you

Private eyes
(Watching you)
They watch your every move girl
(Every move)

(Private eyes)
(Watching you)
(Eyes)

(Private eyes)
(Watching you)
(Every move)

(Private eyes)
(Watching you)
(Eyes)
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Writer: Sara Allen, Janna M. Allen, Daryl Hall, Warren Pash
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group




I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)

Easy ready willing overtime
When does it stop, where do you dare me to draw the line
You got the body now you want my soul
Don't even think about it say No Go
Now I'll do anything you want me to
I'll do almost anything that you want me to
But I Can't Go For That
No Can Do
I can't go for being twice as nice
I can't go for just repeating the some old lines
Use the body now you want my soul
Oo forget about it say No Go
Yeah I'll do anything you want me to
I'll do almost anything that you want me to
But I Can't Go For That
No Can Do.
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Did It in a Minute

When you find yourself alone
And when going out is coming home
You can count on the kid
'Cause there's nobody waiting around

Oh, oh, if you're not an easy mark
It's a shot in the dark that hits the heart
And I know, I know when it's coming
I thought so anyway

Somethings stay the same
And some are due for a change
I thought I had them all nailed down

But you turned it around, boy
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I know, I know, I know, I know
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

Well, I still can't say I know
When a love is real or touch and go
And if two can be one
Who is the one two becomes

Oh, oh, am I quick enough to see
When I'm ready and it's right for me
I say, I say, I say, I say
That I want it, I think so anyway

Everybody always laughs at love
But what they want is to be proven wrong
Then you came along

Oh, you did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I know, I know, I know, I know
Oh, you did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it, yeah

I know, I know, I know, I know
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I didn't it really plan it
But you did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I know, I know, I know, I know
Oh, you did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I want someone that proves I am wrong
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I know, I know, I know, I know
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

You're messing with my love life
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it

I know, I know, I know, I know
You did it, you did it
You did it, you did it
You did it in a minute
You did it
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Writer: DARYL HALL, JANNA M. ALLEN, SARA ALLEN
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Maneater

She'll only come out at night
The lean and hungry type
Nothing is new, I've seen her here before
Watching and waiting
She's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door
So many have paid to see
What you think you're getting for free
The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
Money's the matter
If you're in it for love you ain't gonna get too far

Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater
Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater

I wouldn't if I were you
I know what she can do
She's deadly man, and she could really rip your world apart
Mind over matter
The beauty is there but a beast is in the heart

Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater
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One on One

I`m tired of playing on the team
It seems I don`t get time out anymore
What a change if we set the pace face to face
No one even trying to score
Oh oh I can feel the magic of your touch
And when you move in close a little bit means so much
Ooh yeah, you`ve got to understand baby
Time out is what I`m here for

One on one I want to play that game tonight
One on one I know I want to play that
One on one I want to play that game tonight
One on one so slow

You can`t tell me you don`t miss me girl
I think I might know you too well
Wonder what you`d say if you knew that I was coming tonight
Want to? I want you can`t you tell

One on one I want to play that game tonight
One on one I know I want to play that
One on one I want to play that game tonight
One on one so slow
That`s all you need to know now

`Cause if it`s really right there`s nothing else
One on one I want to play that game tonight...
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Writer: Daryl Hall
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Family Man

She had sulky smile
She took her standard pose as she presented herself
She had sultry eyes, she made it perfectly plain that she was his
For a price

But he said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite"
He said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man
But if you push me too far I just might"

She wore hurt surprise as she rechecked her make-up to protect herself
Dropped her price and pride she made it totally clear that she was his
For a night

She gave him her look, it would have worked on any other man around
He looked her up and down, she knew he couldn't decide if he should
Hold his ground

She turned, tossed her head unlike her opening move, her final exit line
He waited much too long but by the time he got his courage up she was gone
Then he screamed "Leave me alone, I'm a family man
And my bark is much worse than my bite"
He said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man
But if you push me too far, I just might"
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Say It Isn't So

[Say it]
[Say it isn't so]
[Say it]
[Say it isn't so]
Say it isn't so painful to tell me that you're dissatisfied.
Last time I asked you I really got a lame excuse.
I know that you lied.
Now wicked things can happen...you see 'em goin' down in war.
But when you play in a quiet way that bites it even more.
[Say it]
Tell me what you want yeah
I'll do it baby I promise right now.
[Say it]
Who propped you up when you were stopped low motivation had you on the ground.
I know your first reaction you slide away hide away goodbye.
But if there's a doubt maybe I can give out a thousand reasons why.
You have to say it isn't so...
[it isn't so].
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so]
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so].
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so]
[Say it]
We like to be the strangers at the party, two rebels in a shell.
[Say it]
You like to move with the best of them you know we move so well.
Don't need someone to lean on. I know that there's an open door.
But if I'm faced with being replaced I want you even more so baby say it isn't so...
[it isn't so].
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so].
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so]
I say it isn't so
[it isn't so]
[Say it]
[Say it isn't so]
[Say it]
[Say it isn't so]
Why you gonna go do you hafta say you wanna go ooh ooh baby say it isn't...
[Say it isn't]
Say say say it isn't
[say it isn't] so
[so say it isn't]
Why do you have to say it isn't.
[say it isn't]
So
[say it isn't]
So
[so say it isn't]
I know it's so hard for you...
[say it isn't]
So hard
[say it isn't]
Don't say baby.
[so say it isn't]
There must be some other way.
Don't have to.
[Say it isn't]
Some other way.
[so say it isn't]
Aah
You don't have to say.
[say it isn't]
Oh don't you say
[so say it isn't]
Oh you know I want to make you...
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Adult Education

It's afternoon in the homeroom and they're about to let you go.
And the locker slam on the plan you had tonight.
You've been messing around with a boyfriend maybe better left alone.
There's a wise guy that you know could put you right.

In the lot the boy that's idling by doesn't rev your heart.
Cause it's only lonely spots he shares with you.
And the long halls and the gray walls are gonna split apart.
Believe it or not there's life after high school.

The student body's got a bad reputation.
What they need is adult education.
Back to school it's a bad situation.
But what you want is an adult education.

The teacher don't know about how to deal with the student body.
And the underclassmen are flashing hot and cool.
All your girlfriends care about the watch you wear and they're talkin' about it.
Believe it or not there's life after high school.

They're calling it a preparation.
You're waiting for a separation.
You're nothing but another odd number,
Memories that you won't remember.
So you got a little education.
And a lot of dedication.
But you want a little night school.
Maybe some of it will rub off on you.
The boys are busy in the mirrors.
Trying to imitate their heroes.
You make it with a false surrender.
More memories you won't remember.
The senior with the junior Miss's
I wonder what the junior wishes.
That she could graduate to adult.
That she could graduate to adult kisses.
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Out of Touch

Shake it up is all that we know
Using the bodies up as we go
I'm waking up to fantasy
The shades all around aren't the colors we used to see
Broken ice still melts in the sun
And times that are broken can often be one again
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Take a look around

You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around

Oh, ohh
Ohh

Reaching out for something to hold
Looking for a love where the climate is cold
Manic moves and drowsy dreams
Or living in the middle between the two extremes
Smoking guns hot to the touch
Would cool down if we didn't
Use them so much, yeah
We're soul alone
And soul really matters to me
Too much

You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around

Oh, ohh
Ohh
Ooh
Oh, ohh
Ohh (ohh)

(Out of touch, out of touch)

(Wow!) You're out of touch
I'm out of time
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around

You're out of touch (we're soul alone, girl)
I'm out of time
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around (not around)
You're out of touch
I'm out of time (out of touch, out of time)
But I'm out of my head (out of touch, out of time, girl)
When you're not around

You're out of touch
Reach out for something to hold (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around (too cold, girl)
You're out of touch (too cold, girl)
I'm out of time (too cold, girl)
Yeah open eyes (not around)

You're out of touch (out of touch)
I'm out of time (out of time, out of touch)
But I'm out of my head (out of time)
When you're not around
You're out of touch
Yeah I'm out of time (time)
But I'm out of my head
When you're not around
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Writer: Daryl F Hall, John William Oates
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Method of Modern Love

In the moonlite
Under startlite
Songs old as the night are what I've been dreaming of
Everybody's hard as iron
Locked in a modern world
Dreams are make of a different stuff

I believe love will always be the same
Ways and means are the parts subject to change
M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E
It's a method of modern love

I can call you
Got your number
Share my life with you a thousand miles away
If you've hurt me
I haven't shown it
Time's too tight to fight
And we're never face to face
Style is timeless and fashion's only now
We've got the ways no one needs to show us how
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Writer: DARYL HALL, JANNA M. ALLEN
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Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

I feel like I could run away
Looking at a darker day
Oh I'm pulling the shades away from my eyes
It's true the moody manners come and go
And it's better that you never know

Some things are better left unsaid
Some strings are better left undone
Some hearts are better left unbroken
Some lives are better left untouched
Some lies are better off believed
Some words are better left unspoken

My ideas seem to frighten you
Are you really that afraid to move
Oh I guess that it's your right to reason
I'm still dealing with a force that's so strong
The force is stringing us along
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The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates is a 2001 compilation album by the duo Hall & Oates. It reached number 34 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart. Assembled from the duo's years with RCA Records (1975-1984), the compilation features the full-length album versions of most songs rather than their edited single versions.

It was released on K2 High Definition CD in 2012 and was re-released on vinyl on August 12, 2016.
Genre(s): Pop
Length: 74:00
Released: January 23rd, 2001
Year: 2001

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