Bobby Goldsboro Lyrics

Watching Scotty Grow

There he sits with a pen and a yellow pad,
What a handsome lad, that's my boy,
BRLFQ spells mom and dad,
But that ain't too bad, that's my boy.

You can have your TV and your nightclubs,
And you can have your drive in picture show,
I'll stay here with my little man near, we'll listen to the radio,
Biding my time and watching Scotty grow.

Making a castle out of building blocks,
And a cardboard box, that's my boy,
Mickey Mouse says it's thirteen o'clock,
Well that's quite a shock! That's my boy.

In four short years I've gone from rags to riches,
And what I did before that I don't know,
So let it rain on my windowpane, I got my own rainbow,
And we're sitting here shining watching Scotty grow.

Riding on daddy's shoulders off to bed,
Old sleepy head, that's my boy,
Got to have a drink of water and a story read,
A teddy bear named Fred, that's my boy.

What's that you say momma come on and keep your feet warm,
Well save me a place I'll be there in a minute or so,
I'll think I'll stay right here and say a little prayer before I go,
Me and God watching Scotty grow.

Me and God watching Scotty grow.

Honey

See the tree how big it's grown,
But friend it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big,
I laughed at her and she got mad,
The first day that she planted it, t'was just a twig.

Then the first snow came,
And she ran out to brush the snow away, so it wouldn't die
Came running in all excited, slipped and almost hurt herself,
And I laughed 'til I cried.

She was always young at heart,
Kind of dumb and kind of smart,
And I loved her so,
And I surprised her with a puppy,
Kept me up all Christmas Eve, two years ago.

And it would sure embarrass her when I came in from working late,
Cos' I would know,
That she'd been sitting there and crying,
Over some sad and silly, late, late show.

And Honey I miss you,
And I'm being good,
And I'd love to be with you,
If only I could.

She wrecked the car and she was sad,
And so afraid that I'd be mad,
But what the heck,
Though I pretended hard to be,
Yes, you could say she saw through me,
And hugged my neck.

I came home unexpectedly,
And caught her crying needlessly,
In the middle of the day,
And It was in the early spring,
When flowers bloom and robins sing,
She went away.

And Honey I miss you,
And I'm being good,
And I'd love to be with you,
If only I could.

One day when I was not at home,
While she was there and all alone,
Angels came,
Now all I have are memories of Honey,
And I wake at nights and call her name,

Now my life's an empty stage,
Where Honey lived and Honey played,
And love grew up,
And a small cloud passes over head,
And cries down on the flower bed,
That Honey loved.

And see the tree how big it's grown,
But friend it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big,
I laughed at her and she got mad,
The first day that she planted it, t'was just a twig.

Blue Autumn

Blue Autumn,
Falling leaves of red and gold,
Pretty colours, I am told,
But I see only shades of blue,
Because I'm losing you.

Blue Autumn,
There's a rainbow in the sky,
But no matter how I try,
I still see only shades of blue,
Because I'm losing you.

Such pretty colours I am told,
There for all to see,
But falling leaves of red and gold,
Have Autumn blue to me.

Blue Autumn,
A love like yours I'll never know,
Other girls may come and go,
But I'll see only shades of you,
And all my Autumns will be blue.

Blue Autumn,
A love like yours I'll never know,
Other girls may come and go,
But I'll see only shades of you,
And all my Autumns will be blue.

Me And The Elephants

I remeber one day we had nothing to do,
So we went down to the city zoo,
Just to kill an hour or two,
Out in the good sunshine.

But we had so much fun,
We were glad that we came,
We fed all the animals,
And gave each a name,
We didn't even mind when it started to rain,
We had a real good time.

But now that it's over and you're far away,
I miss you more with each passing day,
All my friends sympathise and say,
You'll forget in time, yes you will,
Give youself a little time.

But it's already been well over a year,
And just in case you're interested,
You might like to hear,
How everybody's doing down at the city zoo without you:

Well the monkeys forgot you,
The hippo forgot you,
And so did the kangaroo,
But me and the elephants, we still remember you,
Me and the elephants, we'll never forget you!

So I wrote to Ann Landers and "Dear Abbie" too,
And asked their advice as to what I should do,
They said everything that reminds me of you, would all have to go,
So I burned all your pictures, except two or three,
The one by my bed and one on my TV,
And the one that I always carry with me, everywhere I go.

And today was so nice and since I was in town,
I thought I'd take the opportunity to go down,
And see how everyone is down at the city zoo, and what's new.

Well, the rhino forgot you,
The zebra forgot you,
The polar bear and tiger too,
But me and the elephants, we still remember you,
Me and the elephants, we'll never forget you.

Summer (The First Time)

It was a hot afternoon,
Last day of June,
And the sun was a demon,
The clouds were afraid,
One-ten in the shade,
And the pavement was steaming.

I told Billy-Ray,
In his red Chevrolet,
I needed time for some thinking,
I was just walking by,
When I looked in her eye,
And I swore it was winking.

She was 31 and I was 17,
I knew nothing about love, she knew everything,
When I sat down beside her on the front porch swing,
And wondered what the coming night would bring.

The sun closed her eyes,
As it climbed in the sky,
And it started to swelter,
The sweat trickled down
The front of her gown,
And I thought it would melt her.

She through back her hair,
Like I wasn't there,
And she sipped on a julep,
Her shoulders were bare,
And I tried not to stare,
When I looked at her two lips.

And when she looked at me,
I heard her softly say,
I know you're young,
You don't know what to do or say,
But stay with me until the sun has gone away,
And I will chase the boy in you away.

And then she smiled and we talked for a while,
And we walked for a mile to the sea,
We sat on the sand, and the boy took her hand,
But I saw the sun rise as a man.

Ten years have gone by,
Since I looked in her eye,
But the memory lingers,
I got back in my mind,
To the very first time,
And feel the touch of her fingers.

It was a hot afternoon,
Last day of June,
And the sun was a demon,
The clouds were afraid,
One-ten in the shade,
And the pavement was steaming...

Me Japanese Boy, I Love You

Long, long ago in a land far away,
A little boy and a girl were so in love,
Standing 'neath the moon above, he said,
Me Japanese boy, I love you, I do love you,
You Japanese girl, you love me, please say you do.

They carved their names on an old cherry tree,
Just like they've done in Japan since time began,
Then he gently took her hand, and said,
Me Japanese boy, I love you, I do love you,
You Japanese girl, you love me, please say you do.

In a blue and white kimono,
She became his happy bride,
From that day until this very moment,
She's been standing by his side.

Now they are old, and from what I am told,
They're still in love just as much as they once were,
Every night he kisses her and says:
Me Japanese boy, I love you, I do love you,
That is the way that it should be,
When love is true,
That is the way that it should be,
For me and you.

Little Things

Little things that you do,
Make me glad I'm in love with you,
Little things that you say,
Make me glad that I feel this way.

The way you smile,
The way you hold my hand,
And when I'm down,
You always understand,
You know I love those,

Little things in my ear,
That you say when there's no-one near.
Little things that you do,
Let me know that your love is true.

When we walk,
You like to hold my hand,
And when we talk,
You tell me I'm your man,
You know I love those,

Little things that I hear,
The little things you whisper in my ear,
I know there ain't nobody else like you,
No-one can do the little things you do-ooo.

Little things that you do,
Make me glad I'm in love with you,
Little things that you say,
Make me glad that I feel this way.

When we walk,
You like to hold my hand,
And when we talk,
You tell me I'm your man,
You know I love those,

Little things that I hear,
The little things you whisper in my ear,
I know there ain't nobody else like you,
No-one could do the little things you do-ooo.

Broomstick Cowboy

Dream on little Broomstick Cowboy,
Of rocket ships and Mars,
Of sunny days and Willie Mays,
And chocolate candy bars.

Dream on little Broomstick Cowboy,
Dream while you can,
Of big green frogs and puppy dogs,
And castles in the sand.

For all too soon you'll waken,
Your toys will all be gone,
Your broomstick horse will ride away,
To find another home.

And you'll have grown into a man,
With cowboys of your own,
And then you'll have to go to war,
To try and save your home.

And then you'll have to learn to hate,
You'll have to learn to kill,
It's always been that way my son,
I guess it always will.

No broomstick gun they'll hand you,
No longer you'll pretend,
You'll call some man your enemy,
You used to call him friend.

And when the rockets thunder,
You'll hear your brothers cry,
And through it all you'll wonder,
Just why they had to die.

So dream on little Broomstick Cowboy,
Dream while you can,
For soon you'll be a dreadful thing,
My son, you'll be a man.

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