Nazz: Fungo Bat (unreleased)

Artist

Nazz

Players

Carson Van Osten, Todd Rundgren, Robert "Stewkey" Antoni, Thom Mooney

Producer

Nazz

After the first Nazz album, the Nazz recorded a double album entitled Fungo Bat. This was not accepted by the record company. Songs were culled from Fungo Bat and Nazz Nazz was released. Later, more songs were culled and Nazz III was released; however, not all songs got used. Here is the original song list and lyrics to the songs not found on the other two albums.

Sydney's Lunchbox

 I got lost in my sleep five thousand miles from here
 I was seduced by a lady with deadly snakes in her hair
 There was a dragon there who could have been anywhere
 There was me, and the beast, and fire in the air

 I was the first knight to fly but tumbled out of the sky
 To meet fiendish Grendel where the sea hag hides
 On the grain of dust where I meander
 Aphrodite does what I command her

 I want to dream back and fly with Mercury
 Fly on wings to Helium and I will not believe
 You're everywhere that ever was
 See everyone whose ever sung
 I love the emperoress of a distant sun

Love Everywhere

   It's here, tapping on my window, knocking on my door
   It's coming out for sure
   It's there, floating on the air, must be everywhere
   Saying do you want to share

   Could it be
   That what you want to see is
   What you see
   It's all around you
   So please think of what you're saying
   Don't rush
   Think more of us
   If you can try to understand
   It's easy to make plans
   Just love me if you can

   What's your answer
   Or will you take this chance and
   Make a stand for
   It must be everywhere
   Love everywhere, everywhere

Oxymoron

   Some day many dreams will pass away
   Some day all the still will come to play
   Everywhere you look it can be found
   Everywhere, everywhere, all around
   Somehow it sees, but it is blind
   Somehow it thinks but has no mind
   Though it never was, it never will be
   It always is and always will be
   Sometimes it stops but never ends
   Sometimes while ending it begins
   Constantly dying in the sea
   Constantly seeming to be free

Forget All About It

Everyone's got to have a cause or two
No one's changing enough to help you
There's something basically wrong
Everywhere, we revolve out of our time
And we know that's there's
   nobody listening to people like us
But for now, for awhile
We just forget all about it awhile
Forget all about it awhile
For awhile

Thoughts of life, lots of women, thoughts of love
These are things that we can't be sure of
And every minute you live takes you
   a minute towards when you must die
And we know there are
   times when I'm not even sure I'm alive
But for now, for awhile
We just forget all about it awhile
Forget all about it awhile
For awhile

No one's fit to run the world, as far as I can see
The only person fit to run my world is me
But that's just one of my own personal crusades
And for now I'm not complaining, not campaigning
If you haven't got time to rest, then take the record off now

Only One Winner

There is only one winner
There is only one prize
Whoever gets your heart is the winner
There is only one winner
I'm at war with a man that I still haven't seen
It's a fight for life, if I lose you I'll die
Somebody's got to lose you and that's why

There is only one winner
There is no second place
I only know I must be the winner
There is nothing to lose but the sight of your face
I can't stay around if I know you're not mine
Somebody's gonna be lost in your mind

There's a line I don't want to have to follow behind
And I just can't see myself hugging you, loving you
There is only one winner
You're the one to decide
You've got to tell me who is the winner
Tell me who gets the broken heart, who gets the bride
Not a thing I can do - it depends upon you
But nobody wants to win more than I do

I can't lie, and I'll do anything to show you my side
I won't lie, no lie
I'll do anything to bring you over to my side
Take your time, take your time
If you want all my time is yours
Time is yours to make me the winner

Magic Me

  Innocent angel with your evil mind
  But not around to see me plot the perfect crime
  It makes me dizzy thinking just what you might do
  And if you should find that I'm as evil as you

  Magic Me, know just what you hide girl, Magic me

  It isn't just talent 'cause it took me years
  And girls like you only want to see my tears
  I'd like to sit back now just to picture the fun
  And see your reaction when the damage is done

  Magic Me, know just where you hide girl, Magic me

  The spell is very simple and it's worked so far
  It's quick and very painful and it leaves a scar
  Justice is all right with me
  And I'll treat you just like you treated me

Gonna Cry Today

You know as long as I can remember
I wasn't ever liable to give myself away
But it sure doesn't look like it makes a difference now
So I'm gonna cry today

You know as long as I can remember
Nobody ever got anybody back this way
And it sure doesn't look like I'm gonna be the first
So I'm gonna cry today

Are you turned off by my lack of composure
Please excuse my state, it's just that I know
Your gonna take away something that I never had
But I thought was mine

You know as long as I can remember
You and I never had to find ways to waste a day
But it sure doesn't look like you're gonna be around
So I guess I'll cry today

Are you turned off by this over exposure
Please excuse this mess, it's just 'cause I know
Your gonna take away something that I never had
But I thought was mine

Meridian Leeward

I'm a human being now but I used to be a pig
'Til they shortened up my nose
   and they made me wear a wig
I'm afraid the things on piggy farm
   will never be the same
Since they picked me for this job
   and they stuck me with a name
It's a name, it's name,
   who ever heard of a pig with a name like

Meridian Leeward - that's my name
I fly around the sky in a big jet plane
I'm a flash ace pilot, got my name on the wing
I hang around with people
   and they don't suspect a thing
You look like a person but you know you're a pig

I'm not afraid of dying
   from some mad man's gun or knife
When I was still a piggy, dying was a way of life
I'm not a piggy anymore and I don't share that dread
The other day for breakfast I ate half of Uncle Fred
I wonder who ate the other half of Fred?

I think I'd rather be a cop
I think that's what I'd like to be
I'd show you people a thing or two
If a man in blue starts beating on you
Look out 'cause it might be me
You look like a cop but you know you're a pig

Under The Ice

Ice, it forms in sheets from your eyes
Your tears are down and so crass
Because all you wanted was a touch from the face
Try to find a feeling nothing and wondering why
And the snow queen turned into a princess of ice
Braving cold and staring cooly aloof as you die

Under the Ice

Please, an ill wind blows no one good
A hurricane in disguise
And it sings you a song you find appealing inside
Waits around until you've learned to sing like a fool
It's a wind that lingers long enough to be fed
Takes away the woman, leaves you hung in a blue sea of cool 

Some People

  Some people think they were born out of wisdom
  Some people think they were bred out of grace
  Some people think they're alive out of glory
  Some people think through the hole in their face

  Some people are so fine
  And some people ain't you, and some people ain't me
  And some people are something that I don't ever want to be

  Some people think that I'm acting naively
  Some people think I'm not thinking things right
  Some people think we don't look square at each other
  Spite is the main driving force in my life

Rain Rider

Some men sail the waters, some men live on the land
I was born Apollo with the reins and the whip in my hand
Where I take the ladies is something you've never seen
But nothing stops a man who flies
   and glides like a dying machine

I don't need the motions that are made for that hill
And I don't do half the things you think that I will
And I don't see how you find it much of a thrill
That's unless you want to take a ride

Ride my chariot baby, my role is the sun
Ride my chariot baby, my steed's on the run
Ride my chariot baby, we're leaving by dawn
Come on, come on, or else you're gonna see me gone

I got the belts and whips on, hanging around my waist
I ride the skies of lightning
   with the clouds running over my face
Start out in the morning, sailing on the edge of night
I can save you with my left hand,
   I can destroy you again with my right

You've got one last chance to catch a ride on my tail
When I move my tracks are hardly leaving a trail
And the sun and I leave every dawn without fail
So if you want to take a ride

Resolution

  Think of something I can send her while I'm thinking
  Can't remember when I had such fun
  Maybe later it won't matter
  No spent feelings looking at her
  When she's out of sight, if she's out of mind
  Wondering all the time did I do it right
  Something tells me though she's left me, it's not over
  Still I thought we'd had a very nice time

Old Time Lovemaking

One for the money, one for the lady
Two is the price to make the style of the day
Six days awaiting, now it's together
All that's forgotten can be picked up along the way
I'm of single mind, you know
I know what I want and I know what you need
You're looking at me
You're looking at the man home free

Got to get into that old time lovemaking
Old time, old time making of love

Time for the lady, time for the master
Time is awaistin' 'til it's time to get down
Fire on the heart side, love in the vinyards
Run down the reasons why we bother to stay around
I believe by now we know
My head is a song and my soul is a wire
My heart is a fire
I'm burning up with that desire

Let's go down, now everybody's waiting there
Nobody's done a thing like this before
Do it again
When you're standing on the floor
It's all together two in love (I love you)
Send [...] where it is impossible
Hold my hand, hold my hand
I gotta get away from here

Play it by ear now, play it by ear
Please start it once and then play it by ear
Please start it once again, play it by ear now
Can't quite remember when my brother told me to hear
What did he say?
I wish that he were here today
To see me digging that old time love making

Featherbedding Lover

Ain't it nice to find somebody waiting at home
Ain't it nice to find somebody waiting at home
But she's just a featherbedding lover
I might as well be living alone

You're out all night and I work all day
You tell me you love me,
   but I think you just need a place to stay
I believe I'm feeding someone else's doe
'Cause you're just a featherbedding lover
I might as well be living alone

Pack your things, I think this time you better go
Pack your suitcase, I think this time you better go
'Cause you're just a featherbedding lover
I might as well be living alone

Take The Hand

There's a hand that reaches
Reaches from a heart
One that isn't able
One that doesn't know just where to start

So it starts to tremble
Gives itself away
Strains to find a gesture
Something that the heart can easily say

Take the hand
It would mean so much to the heart to touch you
Play the part
Would you hold the hand and warm the heart

And take the heart that's waiting
Open it and find
There's a heart that's reaching
There's a heart that's reaching from inside

How Can That Be Beautiful?

There is only one winner
There is only one prize
Whoever gets your heart is the winner
There is only one winner
I'm at war with a man that I still haven't seen
It's a fight for life, if I lose you I'll die
Somebody's got to lose you and that's why

There is only one winner
There is no second place
I only know I must be the winner
There is nothing to lose but the sight of your face
I can't stay around if I know you're not mine
Somebody's gonna be lost in your mind

There's a line I don't want to have to follow behind
And I just can't see myself hugging you, loving you
There is only one winner
You're the one to decide
You've got to tell me who is the winner
Tell me who gets the broken heart, who gets the bride
Not a thing I can do - it depends upon you
But nobody wants to win more than I do

I can't lie, and I'll do anything to show you my side
I won't lie, no lie
I'll do anything to bring you over to my side
Take your time, take your time
If you want all my time is yours
Time is yours to make me the winner

Loosen Up

  Hi everybody, we're the Nazz from Philadelphia, home of tuna fish hoagie.  In 
  Philadelphia, we do a little thing called the loosen up.  It goes like this.  
  First we loosen up on the drums.  OK, now we loosen up on the bass.  All right 
  let the guitar player fall in.  Now then, now then, the organ player.  Get 
  loose everybody.  Do the loosen up.  You can do it now.  Ain't nothing to it 
  now.  Loosen up baby.  Get loose.  Hang loose baby.  Hang loose mother.  Hang 
  loose fungo bat. 

Sing a Song

   Sing me a song 'cause I've been away awhile
   I just want to hear some music
   It's been such a long time
   Don't you want to hear me cry
   I can't keep a tune
   I could never dance too well
   But my head is sick inside
   I need the music to make me well
   I need music to make me well, make me well

Good Lovin' Woman

blues instrumental

Sing a Song (reprise)

   We just want to sing you a song
   That's all we want to do
   You don't have to change your way or mind
   That's only up to you
   We are singing this song
   If you'll listen for awhile
   If you try as hard as we do
   Maybe together, we can manage a smile

It's Not That Easy

  I know you think I've done something wrong
  I'm only trying to see myself through your eyes
  And put myself where I belong
  You think I'm hurting, I can't make you see
  I can't love you when the person you love isn't me

  I can't stop feeling, my heart still feels like before
  How can I tell you to make you see what I mean
  I couldn't mean it anymore
  If I could see you I'd try to explain
  You're my heart's life, it can't take the pain
  I'm alive - keep me alive

  I'm not the guy that you think I'll turn out to be
  You knew somebody with love too easy to say
  But girl you know that isn't me
  It's not that easy to say I'm in love
     'til it's something we both are sure of
  If you want me to say I'm in love
     make it something we both are sure of 

Plenty Of Lovin'

  I've got plenty of love for you
  Golden rings for your fingers too
  Well I can dance and tell jokes too
  If you'll buy me a drink of my favorite brew

  Let's make plans full of fun and games
  I'll sing you a song, you can call me names
  I'd love to hear anything you say
  Just another few dollars, I'll be on my way

  I've got plenty of love for sure
  A mind that's clean and a heart that's pure
  So let's get together for a couple more
  'Cause I've got plenty of love that's for sure

Letters Don't Count

Ever since the last time I saw you,
   you tried to qualify my life
You never knew the way I live
And I'm sorry I was never for changing
   the things I couldn't change anyhow
And I'm sorry I'm not a different sign
And I don't believe in hiding the people
   and the things in my past
And I know you don't want to hear me say
   I wish that we were together again
We just couldn't make it work on paper
I'll never know why but you never knew me
   except for my name
Maybe you think that I have changed
   but nothing can change my mind
Those changes of your own that you held so dear,
   to me were just a waste of time
Making believe we know it all without enough of
   an understanding going on
All of the words won't change your mind
'Cause they're lost when you put the
   letter back in the drawer
If I stood before you now,
   you couldn't put me away anymore
Letters don't count
Letters don't, letters don't count
Letters, letters don't, letters don't count

Kiddie Boy

Kiddie boy, kiddie boy, don't kid around with me
Don't do nothing with my woman,
   you wouldn't want me to see
Kiddie boy, kiddie boy, I knew your papa too
He'd come around my house, someone my mama knew
Kiddie boy, kiddie boy, I'm gonna have my day
It seems you don't like living,
   you're gonna get your way

Christopher Columbus

  Once upon a time I had this idea
  That the world was round like me
  So I asked the queen for three fine ships
  To sail across the sea

  Traveling with hoodlums as my crewman
  Made me quite a little scared
  Luckily I found that in the new world
  Somebody was already there

  I wasn't very sure just what to call them
  See the funny clothes they wear
  So I called them Indians
  'Cause I knew they were already there

Hang On Paul

Someone's gonna tell you and it might be me
There's something on your face that even you can't see
It isn't your eyes and it isn't your nose
You don't have to sniff to tell you that it ain't no rose
It's something in your arrogant line
Your brain is tired of biding its time
You're gonna blow up here
   so Paul you got to make up your mind

You drag into the studio and don't care why
You got a life as big as city hall and that's no lie
The aging owner treats you to a couple of beers
Feeding you cliches about the thing between your ears
You wonder if its all he can say
You'll find a better way to say it someday
But Paul you're too busy stripping gears,
   now Paul your life is dripping away

Hang in, hang out, hang on, hang on Paul
You're having a ball
It's your way of life and not mine
It's so strangely easy to see
But you're laughing so hard you could die

I'm not about to tell you what you should be doing
I tend to disappear when I smell trouble brewing
I understand exactly what's the matter with you
We're stranded here together in this paddleless canoe
I'll take my chances in the water for now
It's what my mother would have wanted anyhow
The life you're living is over
   but Paul, you're no contented cow

They say being in show biz is a thrill
It makes your life a breeze, [...]
But you better do something Paul before it kills you, yeah
Paul, you've got to make up your mind

You Are My Window

  You are my window
  You cast my shadow
  All in the light is you
  All I ever saw in the love light was you
  All I knew
  You are my marrow
  You cast my sorrow
  You feel the world for me
  You are what the world isn't feeling for me
  And the key
  Here with me
  And the world is black but I can't see my window
  You are my prism
  You are my reason
  You're what I want to be
  You are everything that I want you to be
  You're my key
  Set me free
  Open up my mind
  Make me be the soul you hope to find
  Keep me in line
  We know I'm not all I should be feeling
  Don't make me fake it
  I'm not all love sense
  Not all,
     always,
     not all,
     free and,
     not all,
     me and,
     not all
  You are,
     you are,
     you are,
     you are,
     you are my window
  You're my everyday
     my pathway,
     you're my mind,
     my hope,
     my light,
     my dream,
     my sleep
  You are my pillow
  You are my willow
  You shouldn't wait for me
  No one need weep for me anymore
  You're my door

A Beautiful Song

I wanted to write you a beautiful, beautiful song
I wanted to write you a beautiful, beautiful song
A beautiful song
The kind that makes your memory
   go sailing through the window
Like in a movie
And fly away, a million miles into space
And look down
And look down on the lights of the world
Like people were as nice as the sight of it all
Just you
I wanted to sing you a beautiful, beautiful song
I wanted to sing you a beautiful, beautiful song
But you know what a cynic I am
And my voice isn't that good anyway
So all I can do is rave on

Train Kept A Rollin'

   On a train, I met a dame
   She was so handsome, she was a knock out girl
   She was pretty from New York City
   Oh I loved her up and down that whole damn track
   With a heave and a ho, well I just couldn't let her go
   Get along, sweet little woman, get along
   Come on now get along

   Train kept a rollin' all night long
   Well the train kept a rollin' all night long

   Came a stop and I was jerky
   She was a fowl and I was a real guy turkey
   She got off the train
   But she looked so good, well I just couldn't let her go


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