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Davenport

Original lyrics by The One and Only Bill Davis

Somewhere
I hope that there
Is a napkin I can use
I’d like
To clean this up
Before you get back in the room

I spilled some coffee on your davenport
I guess we can’t have nice things anymore You thought that I was good
Yeah, you were sure
That I was in control

No food or drink in that room anymore Plastic cover on your davenport
I thought that I was good
Yeah, I was sure

That I was in control

Do you know how it feels
When everyone sneers at you
‘Cause they can’t eat in the living room (If you could even call that living)

They’ve got a room that’s just for dining now
Don’t put your coffee on the table ‘til the cloth is down And if you do, be careful ‘cause the stains won’t come out You see, my friend, that tablecloth is linen
And it’s the last nice thing we own

I should go
I really should go
I should apologize again and then I really should go Back to the world of bumper bowling
Water wings and sippy cups
Where everything is foolproof
And nobody screws up
Because I really don’t belong here
And I can’t do nothing right
I’m sorry about your davenport
Tell your wife I said “goodnight” 


Motivation

Original lyrics by The One and Only Bill Davis

 

Darling all that I can say is

You're the only motivation

That I'll ever need to get the job done

 When I'm spending time with you

The chores that used to make me blue

Are just more opportunities to have fun

 

I stumbled through the darkness

Trying to find a light to harness

So that I could see

What was right in front of me

 

How was I to know

Until you set my heart aglow

That you were there for me

Waiting patiently

 

Who'd have thought the sun could ever rise so fast

And usher out the night at last

I think the worst has passed

But if I could go back and take away the pain

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change anything that led me to you

 

Darling all that I can say is

You're the only motivation

That I'll ever need to get the job done

When I'm spending time with you

The chores that used to make me blue

Are just more opportunities to have fun

 

Lost until you found me

Cut off from the world around me

I was in a haze

Months went by like days

 

You pulled me from the shadows

By a sadness I was saddled

'til I saw your face

A saving grace

 

Who'd have thought the sun could ever rise so fast

And usher out the night at last

I think the worst has passed

But if I could go back and take away the pain

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change anything

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change a thing

I wouldn't change anything that led me to you


Act!

Original lyrics by The One and Only Bill Davis

 

Life is precious and that is the message in your holy books

You don't really need to read, just open up your eyes and look

Just think about all of the friends you have and all the love you share

Harboring grudges and seeking revenge won't get you anywhere

Don't worry 'bout what you haven't gotYour "haves" will always beat your "have nots"

You get what you give so try to stay positive

And if you do then you'll be positively glad that you did

And even when you ain’t got a pot, you'll give thanks for what you've got

 

Planning's great but don't procrastinate or you'll get nothing done

Make yourself a list of goals and get them finished on by one

Follow your dreams even if they may seem to be improbable

Brick walls exist to see if you'll persist or if you're stoppable

Don't listen to the ones who detract

Their negativity just distracts

Doing your best will pave the road to success

And once you feel how smooth the ride is you won't settle for less

It doesn't matter if you're exact, it just matters that you act.

 

...and accomplish

And do all the things that you want to do

Make it happen,You're the only one that’s stopping you

Don't worry 'bout the "when" and the "how"

Forget about the "then" this is now

Don't make a wish make a vow

'cause wish is only short for anguish

 

Dreams are internal,

But share them with the world and they can come true

Hope springs eternal

Faith is what your loved ones have in you

 

So Act and accomplish,

And do all the things that you want to do

Make it happen,

You're the only one that’s stopping you

 

Don't worry 'bout the "when" and the "how"

Forget about the "then" this is now

Don't make a wish make a vow

'cause wish is only short for anguish

 

My experience is laughter is the greatest medicine

Just a little bit can get you out of any funk you're in

It's important that we realize

It doesn't matter how we're seen through strangers' eyes

All that matters in the end is family and friends


Little Surprises

Original lyrics by The One and Only Bill Davis

Everything was rosy back when we were cozy That was all before I got nosy
You said I should settle down
And then you put the pedal down

Sniffin’ out your fun just like a bloodhound

Little surprises around every corner
Like when you spent my share of the rent
You’ve got your vices and they’ve got their prices You’re waking up in the lost and found
You’re so high you’re getting me down

Everything was clearer before you scratched your mirror Now things aren’t the way they appear
It’s late and you can’t get enough
So, call your sugar daddy up

You’d sell your soul to get the devil’s dandruff

Little surprises around every corner
Like when you spent my share of the rent
You’ve got your vices and they’ve got their prices Your nose is red and you look like a clown
You’re so high you’re getting me down


The Proposal

Original lyrics by The One and Only Bill Davis

I gave it thought
And I gave it time
Now I’m giving notice I’ve made up my mind And I plan to ask for an answer
But I have to ask for her hand first

So, I’ll state my case
And I’ll stand my ground
And I’ll make it clear that I’m sticking around And I’m in this thing for the long haul
And it’s all for one and one for all

So, I will provide
And we will prosper
And hopefully our kids will look just like her And I will put food on the table
And I promise I won’t keep score
And I’ll work as long as I’m able to ensure That she never has to go without
I’ll never sow the seed of doubt
I’ll give it all that I have to give
And love her for as long as I live

We’ll face each day
Standing together
And I’ll encourage her every endeavor There may be speed bumps
We’ll roll right over
And as we grow older we’ll only grow closer And we’ll have a life that is stable
We’ll have a home that’s secure
And we’ll have a love that is able to endure And we’ll never have to go without
I’ll never sow the seed of doubt
I’ll give it all that I have to give
And love her for as long as I live

We’ll have a life that is stable
And we’ll have a home that’s secure
And we’ll have a love that is able to endure And we’ll never have to go without
I’ll never sow the seed of doubt
I’ll give it all that I have to give
And love her for as long as I live