Special to Me – Jessica Harper

A song written by Paul Williams and sung by Jessica Harper in the 1974 musical movie "Phantom of the Paradise".

 

 

Lyrics:
Special to Me – Jessica Harper
(Written by Paul Willaims)

Caught in your wheeling-dealing
You've got no time left for simple feeling
I thought I knew you, but I didn't know you at all
Trapped inside your world of worry
You miss so much when you always hurry
Well slow down baby, you'll only get hurt if you fall

Well you told me one time that you'd be somebody,
That you weren't working just to survive
But you're working so hard that you don't even know you're alive
Working so hard to be somebody special,
Not working just to survive
Well you're special to me babe, but what I don't see babe,
Is where you go once you arrive
Where we go once we arrive

Damn all the evil that takes possession
Until your pipe dreams become obsessions
They scare me baby, and we should have nothing to fear
I'm no child but I can't help wonder
It seems like some kind of spell you're under
You're listening baby, but somehow you don't really hear

Well you told me one time that you'd be somebody,
That you weren't working just to survive
But you're working so hard that you don't even know you're alive
Working so hard to be somebody special,
Not working just to survive
Well you're special to me babe, but what I don't see babe,
Is where we go once we arrive
Where you go once you arrive

Source: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Jessica-Harper/Special-to-Me-Phoenix-Audition-Song

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Another song from Phantom of the Paradise – Upholstery
 

Phantom of the Paradise [Long take] from user1946100 on Vimeo.

Lyrics:
Upholstery – The Beach Bums
Written by Paul Williams

Carburetors man… That's what life is all about
[That’s what life is all about]
[That’s what life is all about]
[That’s what life is all about]
[That’s what it’s all about]

I was not myself last night – lost a fight, my woody barely running
By a dude I should have beat, and on the street a blow like that is
Stunning
I finally lost control – I tore my tuck-n-roll

{1st chorus}
Upholstery – Where my baby sits up close to me [ooo aah ooo aah]
That's supposed to be what our life is all about [all about]
Upholstery where my baby sits up close to me [ooo aah ooo aaah]
That's supposed to be what our life is all about [all about]

Of all life's mysteries the greatest one I've seen [tell me why]
My short runs better when it's clean

I was not myself last night – I ran a light without my registration
Where the cops were bound to see, and you know me – already on probation
I wound up on parole – I tore my tuck-n-roll

{repeat 1st chorus 2x}

Upholstery – Where my baby sits up close to me [ooo aaah ooo aaah]
That's supposed to be what life is all about[ooo aaah all about]
Upholstery where my baby sits up close to me [ooo aah ooo aah]
That's supposed to be what our life is all about [that's what it's all
About]

My upholstery [aaah ooo aaah ooo aaah]
Where my baby sits up close to me [ooo aah ooo aah]
That's supposed to be what our life is all about
[All about]

Source: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/paul+williams/upholstery_21060482.html

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