Tom LaMarca

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I Just Have To Get Out.
This Life's Killing Me.
I Just Want To Shout:
I've Got To Be Free!
The Same Thing Each Day
And The Same Old Faces
I Must Change My Way
And Give Up The Rat Race.
Because I'm Just Going
To Pieces.

CHORUS

My Life Is A Bore.
And The Sooner It Ceases.
I'll Love More and More.
I Watched My Dreams Drift Away
And I Didn't Even Stop Them.
But What Can I Say?
I'm a Dud Instead Of A Gem.
My Light's Getting Dim.
I'm Going Downstream
And I'm Out On A Limb;
I'm Just Not On The Beam.

CHORUS

But People Watch Out!
My Faith Says I Will Make It.
Now I Open My Mouth.
And Speak Out My Bit.
So I'm Not Going To Pieces
My Life Is Alive
And Now That Boredom Ceases
I Know That I'll Survive.

I'm Just Going To Pieces

What Can This Be?
My Mind's a Maze?
I Cannot See.
I'm in a Haze.
I've Changed My Style
See Different Things
I'd Walk a Mile
Feel Like a King.
But, Hold on Now!
I've Looked Above.
And, Oh, Like, WOW!
This Thing's Called Love.
I See Your Face
Both Day and Night
You Helped My Case
You Are My Might.
My Hopes Were Gone
Without a Doubt.
But Now They're Born
And I Can Shout
This Thing's Called Love
And It Is Great
It Came From Above
It Was My Fate.
No More Alone
We Walk As One
Talk On The Phone
We Have Such Fun
You Gave To Me
All That You Had
And I Can See That
It's Not Bad.
This Thing's Called Love
Gave Me New Life
And Blessed From Above
You're Now My Wife.

This Thing Called Love

Is it running down the street
With you girl by your side?
Is it a secret place you meet
or on a Coney Island ride?
Can it take you by the arm
& make you act silly?
Fill you up with charm
& make you dress all frilly?
Where is love?
Was it in the wine you drank?
On the first date you had?
Is it the money in the bank?
Tell me: is it good or is is it bad?
Can it turn you into someone
You've never been before
Or create lots of fun
When life becomes a bore
Where is love?
Is it in the gift you bought her
For her first year as your wife
Is it richer than a fur
Or more than death and life?
I have found love
That much I know
Just look into your heart
And fear you won't go
And there's where you'll find love

Where Is Love?


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I Just Have To Get Out.
This Life's Killing Me.
I Just Want To Shout:
I've Got To Be Free!
The Same Thing Each Day
And The Same Old Faces
I Must Change My Way
And Give Up The Rat Race.
Because I'm Just Going
To Pieces.

CHORUS

My Life Is A Bore.
And The Sooner It Ceases.
I'll Love More and More.
I Watched My Dreams Drift Away
And I Didn't Even Stop Them.
But What Can I Say?
I'm a Dud Instead Of A Gem.
My Light's Getting Dim.
I'm Going Downstream
And I'm Out On A Limb;
I'm Just Not On The Beam.

CHORUS

But People Watch Out!
My Faith Says I Will Make It.
Now I Open My Mouth.
And Speak Out My Bit.
So I'm Not Going To Pieces
My Life Is Alive
And Now That Boredom Ceases
I Know That I'll Survive.

I'm Just Going To Pieces

What Can This Be?
My Mind's a Maze?
I Cannot See.
I'm in a Haze.
I've Changed My Style
See Different Things
I'd Walk a Mile
Feel Like a King.
But, Hold on Now!
I've Looked Above.
And, Oh, Like, WOW!
This Thing's Called Love.
I See Your Face
Both Day and Night
You Helped My Case
You Are My Might.
My Hopes Were Gone
Without a Doubt.
But Now They're Born
And I Can Shout
This Thing's Called Love
And It Is Great
It Came From Above
It Was My Fate.
No More Alone
We Walk As One
Talk On The Phone
We Have Such Fun
You Gave To Me
All That You Had
And I Can See That
It's Not Bad.
This Thing's Called Love
Gave Me New Life
And Blessed From Above
You're Now My Wife.

This Thing Called Love

Is it running down the street
With you girl by your side?
Is it a secret place you meet
or on a Coney Island ride?
Can it take you by the arm
& make you act silly?
Fill you up with charm
& make you dress all frilly?
Where is love?
Was it in the wine you drank?
On the first date you had?
Is it the money in the bank?
Tell me: is it good or is is it bad?
Can it turn you into someone
You've never been before
Or create lots of fun
When life becomes a bore
Where is love?
Is it in the gift you bought her
For her first year as your wife
Is it richer than a fur
Or more than death and life?
I have found love
That much I know
Just look into your heart
And fear you won't go
And there's where you'll find love

Where Is Love?

You've given me life, love
You've changed me for good
From down I look above
You helped whenever you could

I know it ain't easy
For someone like you
To be kind to a measly
guy for whom trouble's not new.
I was down & out
No family or friend
My heart was a route
From which no love I could send

CHORUS
You walked into my life
With that lit-up smile
If you'd just be my wife
I'd walk an eternal mile
Your love is the best thing
that's happened to me
My heart just wants to sing
About your warm company.

CHORUS

You've Given Me Life

We don't want the moon
Don't want the stars
Just sing a tune
& play guitars.
Don't want your ideas
Just let us be
Don't shed tears
At what you see.

We've got good thoughts, too
Get rid of hate
Or me & you
will wreck our fate
We must not fear
our destiny
So don't shed tears
at what you see.

We must all be one
work with each other
Don't shoot that gun
Don't hit your brother

Our word is "unite"
Both young & old
Black & White
The world we hold

So, we must do it here
This is the key
So don't shed tears
At what you see.

Don't Shed Tears

Mother Earth can't stop that girl
She's as precious as a pearl
And you can just call her Bessie
She gives love with so much style
And you'll leave her with a smile
And you can just call her Bessie.

She could set the world on fire
If she had that big desire
She is called the queen of soul
By the way she rocks and rolls

She can outfox Father Time
'Cause she's always in her prime
And you can just call her Bessie
She always has that certain look
Once you've seen her, you've been hooked
And you can just call her Bessie.

She don't want expensive jewels
You'll never see her with fools
Money, furs - they're not her fill
Living life is her big thrill
So if you don't want your mind twirled
Stay away from that girl
Or you'll be mixed up with Bessie.

Bessie

They say I won't make it
It's only a dream
That girl will forsake it
Her love is just a big scheme

She says I'm the only (CHORUS)
one who made her feel free
Then why am I lonely?
Why am I searching for me?

Love is a big gamble
My heart was at stake
It now is a shambles
I gave but I didn't take

CHORUS:
Is happiness a word
I never will use? (TOGETHER)
Is my life so absurd?
Am I here just to amuse?

I know, I must make it
& I won't be put down (CHORUS)
I can't go & fake it
No more will I be a clown

Why Am I Searching For Me?

I'd sit around and feel blue and cry
and sometimes I even wanted to ___
But there must be hope that someone
will come along
who will make me feel wanted and
make me feel strong.
Someone who'd go to the ends of the earth
just to show how much I'm worth.
I've got to get my mind off the sorrows
and think of only the joys of tomorrow.

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I Just Have To Get Out.
This Life's Killing Me.
I Just Want To Shout:
I've Got To Be Free!
The Same Thing Each Day
And The Same Old Faces
I Must Change My Way
And Give Up The Rat Race.
Because I'm Just Going
To Pieces.

CHORUS

My Life Is A Bore.
And The Sooner It Ceases.
I'll Love More and More.
I Watched My Dreams Drift Away
And I Didn't Even Stop Them.
But What Can I Say?
I'm a Dud Instead Of A Gem.
My Light's Getting Dim.
I'm Going Downstream
And I'm Out On A Limb;
I'm Just Not On The Beam.

CHORUS

But People Watch Out!
My Faith Says I Will Make It.
Now I Open My Mouth.
And Speak Out My Bit.
So I'm Not Going To Pieces
My Life Is Alive
And Now That Boredom Ceases
I Know That I'll Survive.

I'm Just Going To Pieces

What Can This Be?
My Mind's a Maze?
I Cannot See.
I'm in a Haze.
I've Changed My Style
See Different Things
I'd Walk a Mile
Feel Like a King.
But, Hold on Now!
I've Looked Above.
And, Oh, Like, WOW!
This Thing's Called Love.
I See Your Face
Both Day and Night
You Helped My Case
You Are My Might.
My Hopes Were Gone
Without a Doubt.
But Now They're Born
And I Can Shout
This Thing's Called Love
And It Is Great
It Came From Above
It Was My Fate.
No More Alone
We Walk As One
Talk On The Phone
We Have Such Fun
You Gave To Me
All That You Had
And I Can See That
It's Not Bad.
This Thing's Called Love
Gave Me New Life
And Blessed From Above
You're Now My Wife.

This Thing Called Love

Is it running down the street
With you girl by your side?
Is it a secret place you meet
or on a Coney Island ride?
Can it take you by the arm
& make you act silly?
Fill you up with charm
& make you dress all frilly?
Where is love?
Was it in the wine you drank?
On the first date you had?
Is it the money in the bank?
Tell me: is it good or is is it bad?
Can it turn you into someone
You've never been before
Or create lots of fun
When life becomes a bore
Where is love?
Is it in the gift you bought her
For her first year as your wife
Is it richer than a fur
Or more than death and life?
I have found love
That much I know
Just look into your heart
And fear you won't go
And there's where you'll find love

Where Is Love?

You've given me life, love
You've changed me for good
From down I look above
You helped whenever you could

I know it ain't easy
For someone like you
To be kind to a measly
guy for whom trouble's not new.
I was down & out
No family or friend
My heart was a route
From which no love I could send

CHORUS
You walked into my life
With that lit-up smile
If you'd just be my wife
I'd walk an eternal mile
Your love is the best thing
that's happened to me
My heart just wants to sing
About your warm company.

CHORUS

You've Given Me Life

We don't want the moon
Don't want the stars
Just sing a tune
& play guitars.
Don't want your ideas
Just let us be
Don't shed tears
At what you see.

We've got good thoughts, too
Get rid of hate
Or me & you
will wreck our fate
We must not fear
our destiny
So don't shed tears
at what you see.

We must all be one
work with each other
Don't shoot that gun
Don't hit your brother

Our word is "unite"
Both young & old
Black & White
The world we hold

So, we must do it here
This is the key
So don't shed tears
At what you see.

Don't Shed Tears

Mother Earth can't stop that girl
She's as precious as a pearl
And you can just call her Bessie
She gives love with so much style
And you'll leave her with a smile
And you can just call her Bessie.

She could set the world on fire
If she had that big desire
She is called the queen of soul
By the way she rocks and rolls

She can outfox Father Time
'Cause she's always in her prime
And you can just call her Bessie
She always has that certain look
Once you've seen her, you've been hooked
And you can just call her Bessie.

She don't want expensive jewels
You'll never see her with fools
Money, furs - they're not her fill
Living life is her big thrill
So if you don't want your mind twirled
Stay away from that girl
Or you'll be mixed up with Bessie.

Bessie


About Me

Bio

Tom LaMarca, my uncle, was beyond creative. I never got to know him as he passed away before I was born. However, I was proudly named after him. Tom LaMarca, my uncle, was a writer, poet, and lyricist. His lyrics, that are posted here, bring us into his life and tell us a little something about who he was.

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