Ted

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Recorded by: Cradle

A STORY SONG, WRITTEN FOR TED NUGENT (WHO NANCY WAS DATING AT THE TIME), BUT ODDLY NOT ABOUT HIM AT ALL. IT TELLS A STORY OF A DYING GIRL, BACKLIT WITH A DRIVING JUNGLE DRUM THROUGHOUT. THE SONG DISPLAYS A FAVORITE MUSICAL EFFECT OF THE ERA…..THE “ECHO BOX”, IN A LEAD THAT FEATURES INTERESTING EFFECTS…….WELCOME TO PSYCHEDELIA!! BREAK OUT THE LIGHT SHOWS…. A FAVORITE OF THE AUDIENCE.

Lyrics

I’VE JUST BEEN TO THE DOCTOR, HE SAYS TIME AIN’T ON MY SIDE
HAVE SOMETHING DOWN INSIDE ME THAT WILL NEVER BE DENIED
HE SAYS FIVE OR SIX MONTHS LONGER, THAT’S ALL THE TIME I GIVE
SO I’M TELLING YOU MY BABY, I’M NOT GONNA LIVE

COME TO ME BABY
I DON’T WANNA LEAVE YA
HELP ME BABY
HELP ME, HELP ME, HELP ME

PLEASE DON’T CRY MY BABY, IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT I WANT
BUT I KNOW I HAVE TO FACE IT, CAN’T TELL MYSELF I’M NOT
I JUST WANT FOR YOU TO TELL ME THAT YOU’RE GONNA BE ALL RIGHT
FOR NOW LAY DOWN BESIDE ME, YOU CAN STAY WITH ME ALL NIGHT

AND NOW THE TIME IS NEAR, I JUST WISH I HAD THE POWER
TO DRAW BACK ON THE HANDS OF TIME AND STOP THE PASSING HOUR
I’M HALFWAY THERE MY DARLING, SO PLEASE DON’T LOOK SO SAD
JUST REALIZE HOW RICH I AM BECAUSE OF LOVE I HAD