Lyrics:

Be Kind to Strangers

Someone else’s familiar face

Is waiting at the window

Of someone else’s favorite place

Not for me to come in, though.

Should I keep to the road

Look down at my feet

Turn the other cheek?

There’s a time to be shy

A time to be bolder

And nothing is colder

Than ‘the shoulder’

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

So here I am, a different face

Won’t you look into my eyes

And smile at this once-empty space

That I now occupy?

There’s a time to be shy

A time to be bolder

And nothing is colder

Than ‘the shoulder’

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

Be Kind, Be Kind

Be Kind to Strangers

But I Wonder

I once met a girl so young / I could tell by her actions

So I asked her to be the one/ I’m talkin’ dereliction

She didn’t say anything / So I walked away

I guess she didn’t know the meaning / But I wonder still today

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

I went to another place / I knew she’d never been there

But my heart began to race / and I didn’t care

I went from door to Doria / asked for her by her name

They’d never heard of her before / But I Wonder just the same

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

I still am caught in the spell / for all it seems

I think I’ll never get well / I surrender to this dream

If I’ve been wrong all along / there’s no more I can say

Both the real and the dream girl are gone / But I Wonder anyway

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

But I Wonder

Ah-ha ah-a-a-a-ah

Evicted

Sitting there sipping a cup of coffee

At a stoplight in Berkeley in his pick-up truck

An emergency crew was stopped there too;

They rushed in when the tree fell and crushed him

And everybody said it was so weird

Something nobody would have predicted

But we are all just tenants here

And that day, that guy got

Evicted

No legal notice

Evicted

No posted warning

Evicted

Just a final summons

Evicted

That fateful morning.

Driving south through Vacaville in the rain

a car hit a cow in the northbound lane

That heifer flew and crashed into the windshield of her truck

And they were both out of luck

And everybody said it was so weird

Something nobody would have predicted

But we are all just tenants here

And that day that gal and that cow got

Evicted

No legal notice

Evicted

No posted warning

Evicted

Just a final summons

Evicted

And now we’re mourning.

Don’t mistake what I’m saying now

This isn’t legal advice

But steering clear of falling trees and flying cows

Would be nice.

Evicted

No legal notice

Evicted

No posted warning

Evicted

Just a final summons

Evicted

Some fateful morning.

Who Made It Be That Way

When I was a child

I was treated so bad

Ignored by my mom

And abused by my dad

I learned loving meant pain

And being alone

Calling somebody’s name

Whose love never came home

Don’t tell me I’m wrong:

I know what I’ve known,

I’m not the one

Who made it be that way

Well, a voice in my head says

It’s always the same

But a voice in my heart says

Let go of the pain

Still, when I feel love

I clamp down really hard

‘Cause I keep that bad dog

Tied up in the yard.

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

I’m not the one…

Who made it be that way?

I ran away to the church

A child alone

They didn’t want to know

What was going on

Got there in the dark

The door was locked

So I waited in the breezeway.

At sun up, a woman came

Looked at me sideways,

Didn’t ask my name and stated:

I’ll give you some toast,

You can sit and eat with us,

But don’t speak to Father

About why you came.

It was all I could do

To run away

And sit there in the dark so bold

But in the light of day

I was a good girl

I did what I was told

I did what I was told

I choked down that dry toast

As if it was the host

And waited for the priest

To ask me to speak

But he wouldn’t look up

Over his coffee cup

Just kept his nose stuck

In the newspaper

And the teacher calling

Yet again

School work is suffering

Is there something at home?

I ran away to the church

A child alone

They didn’t want to know

What was going on

I ran away to my friends

But they couldn’t help me.

I’ve been living in hell

‘cause I thought that I had to

Treat myself well—

I never learned how to.

If you come to my door

I’d really like to let you in

But how can I be sure

It won’t happen again?

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

I’m not the one

Who made it be that way.

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

I’m not the one

Who made it be that way.

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

Don’t tell me I’m wrong

I’m not the one—

Who made it be that way?