Monday, April 14, 2008

330 Songs from Abba to Weezer

The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Adam And The Ants
Ant Rap
bad vibes akimbo on the shelf
bit of a rap thing going for myself

Ani Difranco
welcome to:
taking the good stuff down off of the shelf
and welcome to:
the art of conversation with yourself

Ani Difranco
In or Out
Tonight you can't put me
Up on any shelf
'cause i came here alone
I'm gonna leave by myself

Ani Difranco
Deep Dish
I walk up to the bar
And point to the top shelf
And then I throw my head back
And laugh at myself

Annie Lennox
The Hurting Theme
Everything you turn to
Is like a mirror on the shelf
And the only one you're blaming
is yourself

Snake in the Grass
Why, tell me why you're crying
You've brought this on yourelf
Lie, tell me why you're lying
It's time to put you on your shelf

gain it presents itself
What's life like upon the top shelf?

What Have I Done To Me?
I'm not gonna tell ya
cause you'll just say to me that these things happen when you don't take care of yourself

I wanna know why it has to be that i can feel this nagging pain all the time
I wanted to be invincible i wanted to be made of steel all i had to do was take a box from the shelf

I've Got Some Outside Help I Don't Need
And when I come home from work in the morning
Better still be some groceries on the shelf.
I want to tell that slick insurance man
That he'd better write some insurance on his self.

Making Love Is Good for You
Let the wise man think about it
I'll just put my thinkin' all on the shelf
But if the good lord made something
Better than love
I swear he must've kept it there for myself

Barbara Streisand
The Minute Waltz
Of a trophy for myself
to put upon a shelf

Barbara Streisand
Blind Date
One thing i know is shirley ain't sitting on no shelf
If he was such a vow she'd keep him for herself

Barbara Streisand
Absent Minded Me
There's my glove on the shelf
Now if i don't find my love
I'll be losing myself

Bad Religion
Bored and Extremely Dangerous
A room an empty shelf
A book on mental health
I look for inner wealth
A punish in myself

The Beatles (R. Starkey)
Don't Pass Me By
I hear the clock a'ticking
On the mantel shelf
See the hands a'moving
But i'm by myself

Nitemare Hippy Girl
She's a melted avocado on the shelf
She's the science of herself

All By Myself
They always leave me on the shelf
I live my life all by myself

Method To My Madness
I'm on the shelf
I know myself

Bee Gees
Long Life
Don't try to tell me it's over
You can't believe it yourself
Just put your hand on my shoulder
And dry all your tears, take your heart off the shelf

Belle and Sebastion
Put The Book Back On The Shelf
Are you happy with yourself?
Are you talking to yourself?
Are you happy with yourself?
Put the book back on the shelf

Bette Midler
Stuff Like That There
I was alone on a shelf
in a world by myself.

Bette Midler
Cradle Days
Actually we raised each other;
you, our kids and myself.
You wait 'til you become a part of me,
then you wanna put me on the shelf.
put me on a shelf

Billy Squier
Young At Heart
But there's a monkey on your back
...try to put him on a shelf
And you try to find in others
What you hide inside yourself

Billy Bragg
I could see myself stacking a shelf
As a sales assistant at do-it -yourself

Billy Bragg
Levi Stubbs' Tears
No one could say that she was left up on the shelf
It's you and me against the world kid she mumbled to herself

Billy Holiday
Weep No More
I'm going to stack my blues up
On the very highest shelf
I'm going to pack my blues up
And get wise to myself

Billy Holiday
Now Or Never
You can't leave me on the shelf
You gotta commit yourself

Blues Traveler
Sure but also rage and hate and pain and fear of self
And I can't keep these feelings on the shelf

Nick Cave
O'Malley's Bar
I knocked on the bar and pointed
To a bottle on the shelf
And as O'Malley poured me out a drink
I sniffed and crossed myself

Peter Cetera
The Next Time I Fall
Darling I put my heart up on a shelf
'Till the moment was right and I told myself

Harry Chapin
Up On A Shelf
So I keep it up on the shelf
And it's funny how you keep it all to yourself

Cheap Trick
Tell Me Everything
So pardon me if i don't cry 'cause your love is on the shelf
After all, you're so good at looking out for yourself

Skinny Boy
Got more livin' to do for myself
To run along now
Play along later
Stay up by the shelf

Never Been in Love Before
Hung out by myself
Well i lived upon a shelf

China Drum
Fall Into Place
This is something that we've got to suss ourselves
If we don't we're gonna stay here on the shelf

Chris DeBurgh
I Want It
And now i'm standing at the chocolate shelf,
Under the sign that says, "help yourself"

The Church
Two Places at Once
Things move around - my guitar sometimes plays itself
They say it's static electricity but
Yesterday it took twenty dollars off the shelf

Bad Attitude Shuffle
Make my way down to the door
Can't put my troubles on no shelf
Cause when nobody worries for you
You got to worry for youself

Eric Clapton
Aint That Lovin You
You don't know me, baby,
Like I know myself.
I just want to love you, baby,
But you leave me on the shelf

Anne Clark
This Be The Verse
Man hands on misery to man
It deepens like a coastal shelf
Get out as early as you can
And don't have any kids yourself

Anne Clark
Hope Road
So here I am alone again
Indoors by myself
The TV, plants, books and I
All nearly on the shelf

Compton's Most Wanted
Duck Sick II
On the rap shelf done fucked hisself

Compton's Most Wanted
Dead Men Tell No Lies
Now you hang your shit up on a shelf.
Didn't you know, you'd be fucking your own self

The Conells
Gonna plan it myself
Gonna stand my deliveror back up on the shelf.

Harry Connick Jr
Recipe for Love
I didn't get it from my grandma's book upon the shelf
I didn't get it from a magical and culinary elf
No, a little birdie told me you can't make it by yourself

Cowboy Junkies
Salvation sat and crossed herself and called the devil partner
Wisdom burned upon a shelf

The Cure
I Just Need Myself
You say that if you'll leave me it will put me on a shelf
But i don't need you girl
I just need myself.

Cyndi Lauper
All that's left is this knocking
Of a heart you left on the shelf
You twisted your love
'cause you don't love yourself

David Bowie
Maid of Bond Street
Sees the pictures of herself
Every magazine on every shelf

David Bowie
Battle for Britain (The Letter)
I used the sucker pills
And pity for the self
Though it's the animal in me
But I'd rather be a beggar man
On the shelf

David Mead
Mine and Yours
Sweet summer lilac romance, there upon the grocery shelf
I'm staring at your painted beauty, flexing my painted self

Death By Stereo
Don't Believe Everything You Think
Turn it on yourself
take your old ideas.put them on the shelf.

Deep Purple
Soon Forgotten
When you leave me
on the shelf
I can think of nothing better
Than to sit here by myself

Del Amitri
The books start jumping from the shelf
And the clothes horse races itself

Never mind, i said to myself
Many have these feelings
They remain on the shelf

Diana Ross
Selfish One
Selfish one, why keep your love to yourself
It's like a souvenir that just sits on a shelf

Digital Underground
The Humpty Dance
Hennessee ya got on ya shelf
so just let me introduce myself

Dixi Chicks
Love Me Like a Man
The men that I've been seeing
Well they got their soul up on a shelf
You know they could never love me
Cuz they can't even love themselves

Don Henley
The Last Worthless Evening
I know you broke up with him
And your heart's still on the shelf
It's been over two years for me
And i'm still not quite myself

Life Is A Merry-Go-Round
Between the devil and the deep blue we find ourselves
often Out of the frying pan and into, left on the shelf

Liberation Rag
And if you use a cup in the kitchen, you gotta wash it yourself,
When it's clean, put that cup back on that shelf.

Dr. Feelgood
If My Baby Quit Me
But i love my baby better than i love myself
But she left me for another man
Left my loving up on the shelf

Nick Drake
Been Smoking Too Long
Well when I'm smoking
Put my worries on a shelf
Don't think about nothin'
Try not to see myself.

Dusty Springfield
Where Am I Going
What am i doing
Alone on the shelf?
Ain't it a shame
But no-one's to blame but myself

Bob Dylan
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
"I know I've seen that face before," Big Jim was thinkin' to himself,
"Maybe down in Mexico or a picture up on somebody's shelf.

Bob Dylan
One More Cup of Coffee
Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself.
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf.

Bob Dylan
High Water
I asked Fat Nancy for someth'n' to eat, she said take it off the shelf
As great as you are man, you'll never be greater than yourself

Bob Dylan
Lonesome Day Blues
Leaves are rustling in the wood, things are falling off the shelf
You're gonna need my help sweetheart, you can't make love all by yourself.

Bob Dylan
I Want to Be Your Lover
Well, the mask man he gets up on the shelf
And he says, "You ain't so bad yourself

Bob Dylan
All Over You
And, momma, I'm a-just sittin' on the shelf.
Look out your window fair and you'll see me squattin' there
Just a-fumblin' and a-mumblin' to myself.

Bob Dylan
Denise, Denise,
You're concealed here on the shelf.
I'm looking deep in your eyes, babe,
And all I can see is myself.

Bob Dylan
Where Are You Tonight
...putting flowers on the shelf.
She could feel my despair
as I climbed up her hair
and discovered her invisible self.

Already Gone
Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day
And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf
But let me tell you I got some news for you
And you'll soon find out it's true
And then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself

Eden's Crush
Get Over Yourself
This just cant be it, I kept telling myself
That every magazine say was me was on the shelf

Never Here
I thought of our lives left on the shelf
Too much TV and curry
Too much time spent on ourselves

Elisabeth Sountrack
I Belong to Me
You can't put me on the shelf,
I'm growing, I'm learning,
To be even more myself

Ella Fitzgerald
All By Myself
All by myself I get lonely
Watching the clock on the shelf
I'd love to rest my weary head on somebody's shoulder
I hate to grow older
All by myself

Elton John
Go Out and Get It
and he (mumble, mumble) about himself
Behind the curtain, upon the shelf

Elton John
Country Love Song
Mama said to me, John you got to be
Honest to yourself
Keeping up the pace, losing in the race
Further on the shelf

Elton John
This Song Has No Title
Look in the mirror and stare at myself
And wonder if that's really me on the shelf

Elvis Presley
This is the Story
An open fire, our favorite chair
I get a book from the shelf
But the words I am reading
Could apply to myself

I'm Back
What good's it gonna do against a man that strangles himself?
I'm waitin for hell like hell shit I'm anxious as hell
Manson you're safe in that cell, be thankful it's jail
I used to be my mommy's little angel at twelve
Thirteen I was puttin shells in a gauge on a shelf

White America
Shady knew shady sits on the shelf
But Shadys cute
Shady knew Shady's dimples would help
Make ladies swoon baby
(ooo baby)
Look at myself!

Melissa Etheridge
I Will Never Be the Same
i never wanted for myself
But you guarded them like a lie
Placed up on the highest shelf

Don't Ask Me Why
Like all the disappointments
You displayed upon your shelf
Now you've got no-one to turn to
You've got no-one but yourself

Love is Blind
I don't even know you and I'd kill you myself
You played with her like a doll and put her back on the shelf

Fats Waller
Aint Misbehavin
no one to walk with
all by myself
no one to talk with
but i'm happy on the shelf

Frank Sinatra
Hey! Jealous Lover
I am just as steady as that clock on the shelf
Maybe you're accusin' me of what you're doin' yourself

Frank Sinatra
The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
The hands I held belong to somebody else
I'll bet they're not so cold to somebody else
It's tough to be alone on the shelf
It's worse to fall in love by yourself

Frank Sinatra
Don't Bring Lulu
Lulu gets blue and she goes cuckoo like the clock on the shelf,
She's the kind of smartie who breaks up every party,
Hullabaloo loo, don't bring Lulu, I'll bring her myself.

Frank Sinatra
Aren't You Glad You're You
do you make the most of your five senses,
Or is your life like Old Mother Hubbard's shelf?
Well, mark this on your slate,
Life is not an empty plate.
That's if you appreciate yourself

Common Mortal Man
Like a stallion chasing fear itself
watching God sit upon his shelf

French Affair
Do What You Like
You gotta tell me and express yourself
Don't put your lovin' on the shelf

G Warren
What's Love Got To Do With It
Sign the dotted line, put 'em on the shelf.
Break 'em off some crumbs, keep the rest for yourself.

Peter Gabriel
Do you say nothing yourself?
Hanging like a thriller on the final twist,
Is it true you're getting stuck on the shelf?

Garth Brooks
How You Ever Gonna Know
Who put their own dreams on the shelf
If you want to get the truth to admit it
You gotta find out for yourself

Phony As Ya Wanna Be
I'll just pull a notebook from off the shelf
And like Salt-N-Pepa I express myself

George Harrison
It's Johnny's Birthday
We'd like to wish you all what you would wish yourself
On Johnny's birthday
It's Johnny's birthday
And it's so good to have you back from off the shelf

George Harrison
See Yourself
It's easier to see the books upon the shelf
Than to see yourself

Georgia Satellites
Don't Pass Me By
Well I hear that clock a tickin' on the mantle shelf
well I see the hand's a movin' but I'm by myself

Georgia Satellites
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
my honey my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf
she said don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself

God Lives Underwater
Try to stop myself
Put it on its shelf

Golden Smog
I Can't Keep From Talking
I wanted to tell the world a little bit about myself
realize my feelings and put them on a shelf

Goo Goo Dolls
Out of the Red
I'd rather hang with drunks than hang out with myself
Well, the booze is over there, take a glass off the shelf

Guns and Roses
The Garden
They can lead you to yourself
Or you can throw it on the shelf

But I could let you in
Put your feelings on the shelf
There's only room cause it helps myself

Juliana Hatfield
President Garfield
He wrote a book about himself.
I keep it on my shelf.

i'm going out of my way to put you back on the shelf
you must contain yourself and entertain yourself

Dr. Stein
One night he cloned himself
put his brother on a shelf

Henry Clay Work
Grandfather's Clock
My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
But it weighed not a pennyweight more

Ken Hensley
Proud Words
Proud words on a dusty shelf
Fight and you'll seek
Keep on keeping on helping yourself

Robyn Hitchcock
Sleeping With Your Devil Mask
Alone and pointless by her mouldering self,
she stares at the tin of sardines on the shelf.

Hothouse Flowers
Give it Up
Coming to an understanding of myself
Clear out all the old cobwebs
Clear the old books from the shelf

The Lane
End of story, gotta watch my back myself
Or else they'll find my body layin on a coroner shelf

Summer Romance
For years, I kept it to myself.
Now potentialities are abound, and sleeping under my shelf.

India Arie
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself

Indigo Girls
Life Blood
As if they were my lifeblood itself
And I can't stay alive on the food of 9 to 5
If my dreams were just old pictures on the shelf

Indigo Girls
Never Stop
You will miss my conversation when you're talking to yourself
You'll be thumbing for advice through the pages of the novels on your shelf

Insane Clown Posse
Dead Body Man
If you think I'm sick take a look at yourself
You got dead deer heads up on your shelf

Insane Clown Posse
Second Hand Smoke
I'm out for self
Free weed, fame and wealth
So take your hopes and dreams and put that shit back on the shelf

Insane Clown Posse
Took a loaf of bread and a carton of the shelf
Even took a Faygo, two-liter for myself

Black and White
One day I think I know myself
Next day you leave me on the shelf

Jackie Ross
Selfish One
Selfish one why keep your love to yourself
it's like a souvenir that just sits on a shelf

Joe Jackson
The Evil Eye
I stack a pig's head on the shelf
the boss comes along and says move yourself

Joe Jackson
It's Different for Girls
Mama always told me, save yourself
Take a little time and find the right girl
Then again don't end up on the shelf

The Killers
Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf
Leave the bourbon on the shelf
And I'll drink it by myself

Larry Groce
Junk Food Junkie
Ahh But when that clock strikes midnight
And I'm all by myself
I work that combination
On my secret hide-away shelf.

Michael Jackson
Off The Wall
So tonight gotta leave the nine to five up on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself

Jason Mraz
The Right Kind Of Phrase
And she wasn't satisfied at the rate that she applied herself
To the items on the shelf

Lolly Pop
Making a fool of yourself
To reach the shelf

Jermaine Dupri (JD)
Don't Hate On Me
you need to worry bout yo' goddamn self
How you shit on shelf

Jessica Andrews
You're the Man
Sitting here all by myself
with my heart up on the shelf

And There's Kellogg's In The Cupboard
She takes a heart down from off the shelf
She passes by the mirror
She doesn't like to look at herself
Cause she'd rather lose touch with reality

Jimmy Buffett
I put the book by itself on the shelf

Jimmy Buffett
find a place to find yourself
take your life down off that shelf

Joe McIntyre
Couldn't Stay Away From Your Love
Thought that I could put
Your love on the shelf,
Get on by myself,

Johnny Mathis
Teacher Teacher
I read more in your lovin' eyes
Than in any book from the shelf
I don't have to tell you
You're in a class by yourself

Johnny Tillotson
You Can Never Stop Loving You
You can take your picture off your shelf
You can go around all by yourself

Tom Jones
Help Yourself
Love is like candy on a shelf
You want to taste and help yourself

Josie And The Pussycats
Spin Around
Spin around jump back take another look at yourself
You've been hidin' all alone on a shelf

We're Not Alone Anymore
I got down on myself
it looked like I was falling off the shelf

Kelly Price F / Keith Murray
Take It To The Head
So don't cheat yourself, treat yourself
And put that playa cool attitude up on the shelf

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Last Goodbye
now pardon me if I appear
to see beyond the now and here
to try to save myself
i'm not the kind to pin the blame
but I can't take more of the same
livin on your shelf

King's X
In The New Age
humanity is looking for itself
the ancient wisdom taken from the shelf

Sell Out Sell Out
Peddle yourself
You'd better take my advice
Or sit on the shelf

Beverley Knight
Get Up
You stand tall while people sway
True to your self
Leave them fakers on the shelf

Kris Kristofferson
Easy, Come On
Bring that bottle from the shelf
Everybody's laughin' when there's money, love and friends
When they're gone the jokes are on yourself

A corner in a cupboard on a shelf
You turn a corner and walk into yourself

You Could've Had Me
All those books that just sat on my shelf
Calling up friends who haven't heard from me in quite a while
I'm learning lots of things about life and love
And liking myself

James Landau
America (E Pluribus Unum Version)
Lots of new products on the shelf!
Lots of junk you're feeding yourself

Led Zeppelin
Misty Mountain Hop
Why don't you take a good look at yourself
And describe what you see and baby baby do you like it
There you sit sitting and staring like a bump on a shelf

Lil' Kim
Will They Die 4 You?
And though niggas die for, go on the shelf
Disrespect and spend like a man below your belt
Me, I always had, so I never go for self

Little Feat
One Love Stand
The only thing that hurts is the memory
Of having once lived by myself
And I've tried every kind of woman
I said woman, put my love out on the shelf

LL Cool J
I'm Bad
Never retire or put my mike on the shelf
The baddest rapper in the history of rap itself

LL Cool J
Hot Hot Hot
Shorty you degrade yourself
Just to throw a little bit of ice on the shelf

The Best Is Yet To Come
I'm gonna take
my heart off the shelf
I made a promise
To be good to myself

Luscious Jackson
Keep On Rockin' It
who always got something to say for themselves
who put the high heels back on the shelf

Madison Avenue
It's Alright
Leave your morals on the shelf
Would you like to watch me do myself?

Yngwie Malmsteen
I'm My Own Enemy
From now on I'm dancing with myself
To the sound of a blue and broken string
Left behind with the dust upon a shelf

Marc Cohn
Medicine Man
And they will take it down off the shelf
But he knows that he can't save her from herself

Hope for the Future
I found a power on a dusty shelf
Hey!-the languages I learned..
Now I'm so powerful
I hurt myself

Bob Marley
Pimper's Paradise
Pimper's paradise, don't lose track
Don't lose track of yourself, oh no!
Pimper's paradise, don't be just a stock, a stock on the shelf

Martina McBride
Make Me Believe
But you just put them on your shelf
Tell me why you put this wall between us
And keep your reasons to yourself,

Martyn John and Beverly
Go Out And Get It
Behind the curtain, upon the shelf
Lives a man living with himself

Marvelous 3
In The Beginning Of A Relationship
You put your single friends up on the shelf
You get jealous when he's having fun
You know your not the only one
You gotta have him all to yourself

Marvelous 3
You're So Yesterday
You're alone on my shelf
yelling, "look at yourself"

Mary J Blige
Crazy Games
Workin so hard to complete ourselves
Never thinkin that our love was on the shelf

Mary J Blige
Forever No More Poem
No more relentless sifting through bodies seeking self
Settling through competitive combat for what's left on the shelf.

Matchbox 20
Long Day
it's sitting by the overcoat,
the second shelf, the note she wrote
that I can't bring myself to throw away

Paul McCartney
Used To Be Bad
Well, I ain't good looking
People, you know i've been up on a shelf
Yes, I know I ain't good looking
And I've been put up on the shelf
But I got a sweet disposition
I like to enjoy myself

Jo Dee Messina
These Are The Days
Got a hundred dollars in a coke tin on my shelf
And I'm thinkin' to myself, whoa

Metal Church
The Spell Can't Be Broken
Condoned by a bible I have written foy myself
No duplicates, there's only one and it's hidden on my shelf

Yellow Dog
Don't lie to me or to yourself
Don't cry don't lay this on the shelf

Santa Knows
Granny's sugar cookies were sittin' on the shelf
Mama said "Don't go helpin' yourself"

The Monkees
Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again
They say time can fix things by itself
I know life's more than just some kind of deal
Won't you tell me what all, when my soul comes off the shelf

The Monkees
Carlisle Wheeling
In a long and involved conversation with myself
I saw a precious thing come into view
When I poured through the files taken off my mental shelf
I dusted off some memories of you

Van Morrison
Tore Down A La Rimbaud
Showed me pictures in the gallery
Showed me novels on the shelf
Put my hands across the table
Gave me knowledge of myself.

Mr. Bungle
Will Warner Brothers put our record on the shelf?
Take a look in the mirror and see the clown in yourself

Mr. Serv-On F / Big Punisher
From NY to N.O.
Pack the biggest bottles of the pills on the shelf
And swallow the muthafuckers cause you better off killin yourselves

Shawn Mullins
Locked In My Room
Dusty books on my shelf
It's kind of like running from yourself

Tears On My Pillow
I'm leaving the moments
Behind on the shelf
Believing in you
Was hard for myself

Straight Outta Compton
Not the right hand cause I'm the hand itself
every time I pull a AK off the shelf

Naggaroth Nightmares
Mirror Image
You copycat your idols and put them on a shelf
But I who stand above devine, I copycat myself

Nappy Roots
Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
Everybody fend for they self - they tell me strong-arm
while it's only ten on the shelf

New Model Army
Fighting for the goodies on the shelf
But there's those funny old people on the
Escalators, talking to themselves

Stevie Nicks
Loves a Hard Game to Play
The trouble is you can't convince yourself
For tonight, let's lose the past
Make love last - Put our worries up on the shelf

Harry Nillson
I'd Rather Be Dead
I'd rather keep my health--and dress myself
But you're better off dead than sitting on a shelf

Notorious B.I.G.
Mom said that I should grow up and check myself
before I wreck myself, disrespect myself
Put the drugs on the shelf?

The Joint
Take those
New records off the shelf
'Cause I ain't dancin' by myself

City On Down
My soul fly on by itself , pick happiness up and bring it back to the shelf

King of the Thing
It's been a long, long time since I lost myself.
Put my pride down on the table put my fear on the shelf.

Oingo Boingo
I'm Afraid
Afraid that I might
Be put on a shelf
But that's not the least, oh, OH!
Afraid of MYSELF

Oklahoma! Soundtrack
Lonely Room
The floor creaks,
The door squeaks,
There's a fieldmouse a-nibblin' on a broom.
And I set by myself
Like a cobweb on a shelf,
By myself in a lonely room.

Olivia Newton-John
Something Better To Do
My conversation gets nowhere when I talk to myself
I've lost my sense of humor somewhere here on the shelf

One More Time
Turn Out The Light
Scared of dissent we laid words on the shelf
Hoping a change soon would come by itself

Operation Ivy
The Crowd
Feeling under covers like books on a shelf,
If we're scared of one another,
Must be scared of ourself,

Paul Overstreet
Love Helps Those
CHORUS: Love helps those who cannot help themselves
It cares about those hearts that's been put up on a shelf

Ginny Owens
Own Me
Got a stack of books so I could learn how to live;
Many are left half-read covered by the cobwebs on my shelf.
And I got a list of laws growing longer everyday;
If I keep pluggin' away, maybe one day I'll perfect myself.

Fucking Hostile
If you could see yourself
You put you on a shelf

Papa Roach
I think I'm scared of myself
My problems and faults
They lay upon a shelf

Pastor Troy
You Can't Pimp Me
You can't pimp me potnah because I'm pimpin myself
I got my game from the old school straight off the shelf

Patty Loveless
I Just Wanna Be Loved by You
So let's put the world up on the shelf
Tonight I want you all to myself

Paul Simon
The Obvious Child
Sonny sits by his window and thinks to himself
How it's strange that some rooms are like cages
Sonny's yearbook from high school
Is down from the shelf

Pearl Jam
Seek my part, devote myself.
My small self. Like a book amongst the many on a shelf.

Perry Como
Kewpie Doll
Ah then, my baby said, "Honey, let m try my luck
an' knock the milk bottles off the shelf!"
You should have seen this chick, she was a dead-eye Dick
Hey! I couldn't do it better myself!

Perry Como
All By Myself
All by myself, I get lonely
watchin' the clock on the shelf
I'd love to rest my weary head
on somebody's shoulder
I hate to grow older
all by myself!

Perry Como
Far Away Places
Goin' to China or maybe Siam,
I wanna see for myself . . .
Those far away places, I've been readin' about,
in a book that I took from a shelf

Pet Shop Boys
Dj Culture
Bury the past, empty the shelf (bury the past)
Decide it's time to reinvent yourself (it's time)

Peter Mulvey
A Better Way to Go
Everyday, I lose another chunk of myself
Everyday there's more junk upon my shelf

Petula Clark
Round Every Corner
You've gotta stop a-sittin' there on the shelf
You've gotta start lookin' out for yourself

Phil Vassar
I Thought I Never Would Forget
Had fallen off the basement shelf,
I tripped and almost hurt myself

He's sending them off to himself
He gets them a couple days later
Who put them along his top shelf

So much better I said to myself
And drawing quite close to the top of the shelf

Blue American
Put my neurosis on the shelf
But I don't care for myself

Been Smoking Too Long
When I'm smoking, smoking, put my worries on a shelf
try not to think about nothing, don't wanna see myself

You never loved me like a daughter
You never even loved yourself
And now you treat me like a burden
Just another object on your shelf

Big Black Box
A big black box sittin on a shelf
A mean steel man inside himself

Pop Will Eat Itself
Wake Up! Time To Die
I'm mumbling to myself.
I'm stumbling for the top shelf

Precious Death
King Of Siam
I'm at odds with myself, could it be, fac-
simile, identities on the shelf

Primer 55
always end up with my pride on the shelf,
i always fuck myself.

Daddy Pop
What kind of boy would dis (huh) a list, as long as history itself?
I got grooves and grooves up on the shelf

Go On (Witcha Bad Self)
Imagine, I just pulled this off my shelf
It was clever - makes me wanna jump back and kiss myself

When it comes 2 perfume, i-it's on the shelf
I get it down, if ain't nobody around
I, I, I smell myself

Public Enemy
Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Uh, your bad self
Help me break this down from off the shelf

Queens of the Stoneage
Another Love Song
It's no lie
You did it to yourself
Like chewed up gum under my shelf

I fell in love, I made that decision
On broken hearts I cut myself
Despite the pain I maintain my position
And leave good will up on the shelf

Round and Round
Tightened our belts, abuse ourselves
Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf

Reality Check
The Way i Am
pretend that I'm alright
by myself
If you love me as I am I'll
put my pride on the shelf

Starry Eyes
We paid for all the phone calls. The money's off the shelf.
Don't you know that while you're gone away, I've got to help myself?

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Just a minute while I reinvent myself
Make it up and then I take it off the shelf

REO Speedwagon
Sophisticated Lady
Learned ev'rything from your books on the shelf,
but no one ever taught you how to think for yourself.

Happy Rhodes
Let Me Know, Love
You know what it's like to disappoint yourself
You store your confidence on a shelf

Richie Stevens
Doctor Fish
Gal in ah dance and ah wine up herself
An talk bout she need her hotself pun my shelf

Rolling Stones
Low Down
I don't want the movie section
I'll see for myself
I don't want the news that fits
Shove it back on the shelf

Romanovsky and Phillips
Once Upon A Time
Times they change
Fashions rearrange themselves
If you don't stay on top
You'll find yourself dropped on a shelf

Diana Ross
Selfish One
Selfish one, why keep your love to yourself
It's like a souvenir that just sits on a shelf

Run D.M.C. / Fred Durst
Them Girls
A few ladies in the den, so bring some Jello in
And a mighty fine fellow in like myself
to organize the panties on the shelf

Sam And Chris
Sugar Rain
His sex is out of reach on the highest shelf
There's nobody to blame so I'll blame myself

Sarah Brightman
Oliver Cromwell
The saddle and bridle, they lie on the shelf,
Hee-haw, lie on the shelf,
If you want any more your can sing it yourself,
Hee-haw, sing it yourself.

Joe Satriani
All I ever think about is fearing fear itself,
Wish I could unscrew my head and put it on the shelf.

Savage Garden
The Animal Song
I've been having difficulties keeping to myself
Feelings and emotions better left up on the shelf

Conversation Piece
Like pieces of myself
Cut off in desperation
As offerings to thee
I keep them on a shelf

Big Fun
Get up, get out, get off your shelf-Amuse yourself!

Pete Seeger
My Get Up And Go Has Got Up And Went
As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself
Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

Bob Seger
Old Time Rock N Roll
Just take those old records off the shelf
I sit and listen to them by myself

Sesame Street
All By Myself
I can button up my shirt
Use a spoon to eat dessert
Even reach the books way high on the shelf
There are so many things I can do all by myself

Sesame Street
Can't put this book back on the shelf 'cause it's abierto (abierto)
Can't chew my food, can't feed myself, my mouth's abierto (abierto)

Sesame Street
How deep is your bathtub?
How high is your shelf?
How tall is that penguin?
You can find out yourself

Sesame Street
Things That I Already Know
And I can dress alone and do the buttons by myself
And lace my shoes and get things down when they are on the shelf

Sesame Street
The Count's Counting Song
I count the candles on the shelf...
When I'm alone, I count myself!

Sesame Street
Tall Enough
Momma kept a sack of birdseed on a shelf
That everyone could reach except myself

Sesame Street
Write It Down
When I'm writing a play or a story I made
Think about it 'till no one's around
When I'm by myself, I go to the shelf
Take my typewriter and write it all down

Sesame Street
Six Soccer Socks
Six soccer socks sitting on the shelf
Six soccer socks there by themself

Sesame Street
Happy Birthday To Me
I count the cake and candles up on the shelf
And count all the gifts that I give to myself

Shania Twain
What A Way To Wanna Be
No more thinking for yourself,
just get it off a shelf

She And Him
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Why do you let me stay here all by myself?
Why don't you come and play here? i'm sitting on the shelf.

Allan Sherman
You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie
You came the wrong way Old King Louie.
Now we must put you on the shelf.
That's why the people are revolting, 'cause Louie,
You're pretty revolting yourself!

Allan Sherman
Mother, don't hand me those pills from the shelf.
I'd rather do it myself.

Petrol & Chlorine
Take another drawer out from the shelf
I'm too weak to do it by myself

Carly Simon
One Love Stand
The only thing that hurts is the memory
Of having once lived by myself
I tried every kind of hustlin' man
I put my love out on the shelf

Carly Simon
That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be
You say we'll soar like two birds through the clouds,
But soon you'll cage me on your shelf ---
I'll never learn to be just me first
By myself.

Paul Simon
The Obvious Child
Sonny sits by his window and thinks to himself
How it's strange that some rooms are like cages
Sonny's yearbook from high school
Is down from the shelf

Jessica Simpson
Betcha' She Don't Love You Like I Do
don't even fool yourself
she'll never take my place
put her right back on the shelf
she'll never win this race

Sister Hazel
Your Winter
The old picture on the shelf
Well it's been there for a while
A frozen image of ourselves

A Near Life Experience
The avant garde of apathy
Looks after itself
Long past its sell by date
you're still preserved on the shelf

Richard Hung Himself
Cause Richard hung himself
Richard hung himself
It happened just the other day
Jesus caught and pushed him off the shelf

Snowsuit Sound
I'll think I'll take you down now
Take you down from that shelf
Let you be and set you free
Instead of keeping you for myself

Smashing Pumpkins
The Imploding Voice
save someone
apply yourself
on the shelf

Smashing Pumpkins
Six is having problems
Adjusting to his clone status
Have to put him on a shelf
All day long we hear him crying so loud
I just wanna be myself

Smashing Pumpkins
The Imploding Voice
Phase unwound
By yourself
Atom bomb
On the shelf

Patty Smith
About A Boy
toward a wisdom
beyond the shelf
toward a dream
that dreams itself

Snoop Dogg
My Heat Goes Boom
come here nigga slap yo self
thats probably why yo shit still sittin' on the motherfuckin shelf

Social Distortion
I Was Wrong
I took what I wanted put my heart on the shelf
How can you love when you don't love yourself?

South Park
Blame Canada
Liane: And my boy Eric once
Had my picture on his shelf
But now when I see him he tells me to fuck myself!

Ghost Town
Why must the youth fight against themselves?
Government leaving the youth on the shelf

Spirit Of The West
Putting Ups With The Joneses
and if the kept to themselves
like two books upon a shelf

Labeled with Love
Drinks to remember, I me and myself
And winds up the clock
And knocks dust from the shelf

See Thru All
Alone, I walk beside myself
Alone, you put me on your shelf

Stealers Wheel
You expect to have it all to yourself.
After all you've been through, tell me what will you do,
When you find yourself back on the shelf?

Steve Miller Band
My Own Space
Time to throw away my problems
Cause I made 'em up myself
So I took all those worries, put 'em up on a shelf

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lookin' Out The Window
Yeah we're havin' all the fun to ourselves
Lord I'm pickin' up the pieces off the shelf

Stevie Wonder
You've Got It Bad Girl
If you try to display an emotion,
That will contradict itself,
You will find your heart just sitting
Like a statue on a shelf, on a shelf, on a shelf.

Curtis Stigers
To Be Loved
Keep your memories of yourself
In a shoebox on a closet shelf

Fill Her Up
That old cash box on the top shelf
The boss is sleeping, I'll just help myself

Doin' Time
I said I'm gonna play with myself
Show them now we've come off the shelf

Sugar Ray
Burning Dog
Take him out and leave him on a mission
Take him out and leave him on a shelf
Take him out and leave him on a mission
Take him out and leave him by yourself

C'est What
Well if you ever feeling sorry
So sorry for yourself
And they tell you not to worry
Just leave your problems on the shelf

Russ Taff
He Came Through
Those stories gathered dust up on the shelf
Till I fell into a trap I'd made myself

Tanya Tucker
Come In Out Of The World
Let me take your coat and hat
And lay them on the shelf
And you can be yourself

thought you was dyin' to love me, not to love on a shelf
Before you hurt somebody else you've got to help yourself

The Carpenters
In Love Alone
I'm leaving my heart on the shelf
Sleep is a place I only cry myself

The Crew-cuts
Crazy Bout You Baby
Crazy bout you baby want you all to myself
Crazy bout you baby no one else on the shelf

The Ink Spots
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
When I'm not playing solitaire
I take a book down from the shelf
And what with programs on the air
I keep pretty much to myself

The Partridge Family
Let the Good Times In
Nothin's so bad that it can't be a-changin'
Start rearrangin' life on a shelf
Nothing but sadness and out of the fun
Cause your having none alone by yourself

The Seekers
Georgy Girl
Don't be so scared of changing and rearranging yourself
It's time for jumping down from the shelf a little bit

The Springfields
Far Away Places
Going to China, or maybe Siam
I wanna see for myself
Those far away places
I've been reading about
In a book (in a book)
That I took (that I took)
From a shelf

The White Stripes
One More Cup of Coffee
Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf.

They Might Be Giants
My Evil Twin
It scares me so, like I scare myself
with that book of Nostradamus up upon my shelf

They Might Be Giants
I came back as a bag of groveries
Accidentally taken off the shelf
Before the date stamped on myself

Cheeba Cheeba
I ordered everythin' edible off tha shelf
He thought it was sad, I ate it all myself

Tori Amos
Hair is grey and the fires are burning
So many dreams on the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud
I always wanted that myself

White Sister
How can you say you love me
When you don't even love yourself
You live your life like a jagged knife
Just waiting on the shelf

And you think it's real, but it's just another future deal
And you know you're right, 'cause you've waited for it all night
Then you find yourself, sitting on a little shelf

Stephen Trask
Wig In A Box (from Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
I put on some make-up
and some LaVern Baker
and pull the wig down from the shelf
Suddenly I'm Miss Beehive 1963
Until I wake up
And turn back to myself

Last Train
Search within yourself
For feelings, everybody's got them
You left me on the shelf

Why Does It Always Rain On Me
I can't stand myself
I'm being held up by an invisible man
Still life on a shelf
when I got my mind on something else

Travis Tritt
Down The Road I Go
I don't want to hurt you
Or put you on a shelf
But my daddy told me all my life
You've got to be yourself

Twisted Sister
I Believe In You
It's so hard to do it all yourself
fighting for your dreams alone
when the toy's upon the highest shelf

Two Nice Girls
My Heart Crawls Off
Everybody's telling me
That you've put me on a shelf
They're all saying: Just forget it Gretchen,
'Cause she loves somebody else

Rebecka Törnqvist
Good Thing
This a new experience I'm jealous of myself
'cause you and your great love for me leave me on the shelf

All I Want To Do
Time after time I say to myself
Working all my life isn't good for my health
Get old, get tired, get put on the shelf
I do all the work, someone else gets all the wealth

Him climb upon the box
Him said him got to reach the top;
Him climb upon the shelf
Him seh you take care yourself.

My Perfect Cousin
He will never be left on the shelf
Cos Kevin he's in love with himself

Unknown or Traditional
It Aint Gonna Rain
Odet was a tombstone maker, he stacked them on the shelf.
One went and fell right on his head, so he used it for himself.

Unknown or Traditional
Mr. Frog Went a Courtin
There's bread and cheese upon the shelf
If you want any more you can sing it yourself.

Unknown or Traditional
Doctor In Fife
She worried and plagued this unfortunate elf
When patients were few he was patient himself
At last she sickened and lay on the shelf

Unknown or Traditional
Deputies took their badges and they laid them on the shelf
"If you want to get that bad man, you get him by yourself"

Unknown or Traditional
Dan Doo
"There's some dry bread and meat in on the shelf,"
"If you want more than that, you can git it yourself. "

Unknown or Traditional
If I had a pretty gal
I'd put her on a shelf;
Ev'ry time she smiled at me,
I'd jump right up myself.

Unknown or Traditional
Risselty rosselty
The butter and cheese are on the shelf
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself

Vanessa Williams
My Flame
I've kept your picture on my shelf (thinkin' 'bout you babe)
only there to remind myself (thinkin' 'bout you babe)

Vanilla Ice
Get Wit It
Man, I wouldn't even lower myself
I got your record and put it on the shelf

Various / Sunset Blvd Cd 1
This Time Next Year
Adam :they don't come off the shelf
Sammy:I flew everyone in from philistia myself.

The Village People
no man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,

Beat Boy
Questions, questions
Tormenting myself
Disillusioned and broken
Like a toy on a shelf

Was (Not Was)
Knocked Down, Made Small
I finally woke up
And put my conscience on the shelf
I turned to crime
Started living for myself
Didn't care about no one else

Ethel Waters
Satisfyin' Papa
Someday, wait and see,
You'll come beggin' me,
To take your love off the shelf,
Satisfyin' Papa, be yourself!

Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Rum Tum Tigger (Cats)
If you offer me cream, then I sniff and sneer
For I only like what I find for myself
So you'll catch me in it right up to my ears
If you put it away on the larder shelf

Wedding Present
It's just this razor, he's left it on your shelf
I'll throw it out myself

Give me a chance if you can force yourself
Look at me girl and get up off your shelf

1 comment:

trees jungle said...

I get to be the first comment: yeah!

You have made a remarkable find here. Quite a compilation and I'm hereby bludgeoned with the notion that there are many, many bad lyrics out there. What people will do for a cheap rhyme.

Can I just say after reading and contemplating to myself, I have to put this back on its virtual shelf and say goodnight to my daughter elf.

I really do have a shelf and an elf!