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The Envoy
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The Envoy
The Overdraft
The Hula Hula Boys
Jesus Mentioned
Let Nothing Come Between You
Ain't That Pretty At All
Charlie's Medicine
Looking For The Next Best Thing
Never Too Late For Love


The Envoy
written by Warren Zevon
1980 Zevon Music BMI

Nuclear arms in the Middle East
Israel is attacking the Iraqis
The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese
And Baghdad does whatever she please
Looks like another threat to world peace
For the envoy

Things got hot in El Salvador
CIA got caught and couldn't do no more
He's got diplomatic immunity
He's got a lethal weapon that nobody sees
Looks like another threat to world peace
For the envoy
Send the envoy
Send the envoy

Whenever there's a crisis
The President sends his envoy in
Guns in Damascus
Oh, Jerusalem

Nuclear arms in the Middle East
Israel is attacking the Iraqis
The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese
And Baghdad do whatever she please
Looks like another threat to world peace
For the envoy
Send the envoy . . .
Send for me

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The Overdraft
written by Thomas McGuane & Warren Zevon 1982 Zevon music BMI

I had a little girl, now
We crossed the state line
It was more than just an overdraft
We were looking at time

If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer
If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer

We had to leave in a hurry, now
No time to hesitate
It was worse than misunderstanding
I had to ask her not to call it fate

If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer
If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer

No one sleeps on the yellow line
No one's that alone
Someone's in the window
So don't try to use the phone
We're just up against it
We turned up in the zone
If you ever get an overdraft
You'll never make it home

If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer
If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer
If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer
If I do say so I can't let go
And I don't take no for an answer

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The Hula Hula Boys
Written By Warren Zevon
c. 1982 Zevon Music BMI

I saw her leave the luau
With the one who parked the cars
And the fat one from the swimming pool
They were swaying arm in arm
I could hear the ukuleles playing
Down by the sea
She's gone with the hula hula boys
She don't care about me
She's gone with the hula hula boys
She don't care about me
They're singing,

Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana                      (everybody sing the chorus together now!) or
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana                       (get to the point...cut to the chase)
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

Yesterday she went to see
The Polynesian band
But she came home with her hair all wet
And her clothes all filled with sand
I didn't have to come to Maui
To be treated like a jerk
How do you think I feel
When I see the bellboys smirk?
And I can hear the ukuleles playing
Down by the sea
She's gone with the hula hula boys
She don't care about me
They're signing,

Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana
Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana         :-)


(We hear this is a particular favorite of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson)

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Jesus Mentioned
written by Warren Zevon 1982 Zevon Music (BMI)

I'm going down to Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going down to Graceland
Thinking about the King
Remembering him sing
About those heavenly mansions
Jesus mentioned

Can't you just imagine
Digging up the King
Begging him to sing
About those heavenly mansions
Jesus mentioned

He went walking on the water
He went walking on the water
He went walking on the water
With his pills

Can't you just imagine
Digging up the King
Begging him to sing
About those heavenly mansions
Jesus mentioned

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Let Nothing Come Between You
written by Warren Zevon 1982 Zevon Music

When my Mama met my girl, she took me aside
She's a soft-spoken woman but she speaks her mind
She said "De de de de de de de de de de"
Let nothing come between you
De de de de de de de de de de
Don't let nothing come between you"
I went to see my friend to ask his advice
He just smiled and, "She's good around the eyes."
But I'd already made up my mind
Let nothing come between us

There are frustrated people in town
Who might envy us and try to bring us down
We know they don't really mean any harm
That doesn't mean we've gotta let 'em hang around

Got the license--got the ring
Got back the blood tests and everything
Putting on my boutonniere--It's her favorite flower
Then I'm walking down the altar and I'm gonna take the vow
De de de de de de de de de de
Don't let nothing come between us
De de de de de de de de de de
Don't let nothing come between us

There are frustrated people in town
Who might envy us and try to bring us down
We know they don't really mean any harm
That doesn't mean we've gotta let 'em hang around

I have advice for the young and old
If I may be so bold
When you find someone to have and hold
Don't let nothing come between you
De de de de de de de de de de
Get together and let nothing come between us
De de de de de de de de de de
Get together and let nothing come between us

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Ain't That Pretty at All
written by Leroy P. Marinell & Warren Zevon
1982 Tiny Tunes (ASCAP) & Zevon Music (BMI)

Well, I've seen all there is to see
And I've heard all they have to say
I've done everything I wanted to do . . .
I've done that too
And it ain't that pretty at all
Ain't that pretty at all
So I'm going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

You know, I just had a short vacation, Roy
Spent it getting a root canal
"Oh, how'd you like it?"
Well, it ain't that pretty at all
So I'm going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all

Gonna get a good running start and throw myself at the wall as hard as I can man

I've been to Paris
And it ain't that pretty at all
I've been to Rome
Guess what?
I'd like to go back to Paris someday and visit the Louvre Museum
Get a good running start and hurl myself at the wall
Going to hurl myself against the wall
'Cause I'd rather feel bad than feel nothing at all
And it ain't that pretty at all
Ain't that pretty at all

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Charlie's Medicine
Written by Warren Zevon 1982 Zevon Music BMI

Charlie dealt in pharmaceuticals
Charlie used to sell me pills
Yesterday his sister called to tell me
He'd been killed

Some respectable doctor from Beverly Hills
Shot him through the heart
Charlie didn't feel a thing
Neither of them did
Poor kid

Charlie dealt in pharmaceuticals
He sold those expensive drugs
I gave Charlie all my money
What the hell was I thinking of?

Charlie had to take his medicine
Charlie got his prescription filled
I came to say goodbye
I'm sorry Charlie died
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill

Charlie dealt in pharmaceuticals
Charlie used to sell me pills
Yesterday his sister called to tell me
He'd been killed

Charlie had to take his medicine
Charlie got his prescription filled
I came to say goodbye
I'm sorry Charlie died
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill
I came to finish paying my bill

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Looking for the Next Best Thing
written by Kenny Edwards, LeRoy P. Marinell, and Warren Zevon
1982 Tiny Tunes ASCAP Valgovind Music & Zevon Music BMI

I worked hard, but not for the money
Did my best to please
I used to think it was funny
'Til I realized it was just a tease

Don Quixote had his windmills
Ponce de Leon took his cruise
Took Sinbad seven voyages
To see that it was all a ruse

(That's why I'm) Looking for the next best thing
Looking for the next best thing
I appreciate the best
But I'm settling for less
'Cause I'm looking for the next best thing

Looking for the next best thing

All alone on the road to perfection
At the inspection booth they tried to discourage me
You can believe what you want--that'll never change it
You'll have to come around eventually

(And you'll be) Looking for the next best thing
Looking for the next best thing
I appreciate the best
But I'm settling for less
'Cause I'm looking for the next best thing

Looking for the next best thing
I'm looking for the next best thing

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Never Too Late for Love
written by Warren Zevon 1982 Zevon music BMI

You can't find him
The way is dim
You feel like giving up
You ache for her
Rest assured
It's never too late for love

You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Every time it hurts
You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Everybody hurts

Things go wrong
The days are long
You think you've had enough
You feel discouraged
Rest assured
It's never too late for love

You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Every time it hurts
You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Everybody hurts

Who am I to say
I know the way you feel
I've felt your pain
And I know your sorrow
You could try to let the past slip away
Live for today
Don't stop believing in tomorrow

You've come so far
The way is dark
You feel like turning back
But the way is black. . .
The way is black. . .

You can't find him
The way is dim
You feel like giving up
You ache for her
Rest assured
It's never too late for love

You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Every time it hurts
You say you're tired
How I hate to hear you use that word
Everybody hurts

Who am I to say
I know the way you feel ?
I've felt your pain
And I know your sorrow
You could try to let the past slip away
Live for today
Don't stop believing in tomorrow

(Thank you, Warren)

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