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Daryl Hall & John Oates


A little something about Hall and Oates
Hall and Oates were one of the biggest pop/adult contemporary acts of the early 1980s. They were never embraced by critics, they didn't capture the hearts and minds of my generation, they were ten years older than most most acts, and their fashions were always a few years behind, but damn they sold a lot of albums. Daryl Hall and John Oates met in the late 1960s while students at Temple University in Philadelphia. Both were playing in their R&B acts, and found opportunities to perform together. In 1972 they released their first album together, Whole Oates, and in 1974 had their first hit, "She's Gone." Their 1976 album, Bigger Than the Both of Us, gave them their first number one single, "Rich Girl." Hall and Oates would prove no strangers to the top of the charts. In the 1980s they ran together an impressive string of hits from their albums Private Eyes, H2O and Big Bam Boom. They hit the top spot in the US pop charts with the singles "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)," "Private Eyes" and "Maneater," and visited the top ten with a list of other singles. Hall released his first solo album in 1986, with less success than the duo's previous work. The downward trend would continue for Hall and Oates with each solo and collaborative release selling less copies than the previous release. The last Hall and Oates release appeared in 1990, though word is they are currently back together in the studio, and plans are in the works for an upcoming reunion tour.

Lyrics featured below: "Adult Education", "Family Man", "Kiss on my list" , "Maneater" , "Method of Modern Love", "Out of Touch", "Private Eyes", "Say it isn't so"


Adult Education

It's afternoon in the homeroom they're about to let you go
And the lockers slam on the plan you had tonight
You've been messin' around with a boyfriend maybe better left alone
There's a wise guy that you know could put you right
In the lot the boy that's idling by doesn't rev your heart
Cause it's only lonely spots he shares with you
The long halls not the grey walls are gonna split apart
Believe it or not there's life after high school

The student body's got a bad reputation
But what they need is Adult Education
Back to school it's a bad situation
But what you want is an....Adult Education
	
The teacher don't know about how to deal with the student body
And the underclassmen are flashing hot and cool.
All you girlfriends care about the watch and wear and talkin' about it
Believe it or not there's life after high school

They're calling it a preparation
You're waiting for a separation
You're nothing but another odd number
Memories you won't remember
So you got a little education
And a lot of dedication
But you want a little nite school
Maybe some of it'll rub off on you
The boys are busy in the mirrors
Trying to imitate their heroes
You make it with false surrender
More memories you won't remember
The seniors with the Junior Miss' a
I wonder what the junior wishes
That she could graduate to adult
That she could graduate to adult kisses.


Family Man She had sulky smile She took her standard pose as she presented herself She had sultry eyes, she made it perfectly plain that she was his For a price But he said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man And my bark is much worse than my bite" He said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man But if you push me too far I just might" She wore hurt surprise as she rechecked her make-up to protect herself Dropped her price and pride she made it totally clear that she was his For a night She gave him her look, it would have worked on any other man around He looked her up and down, she knew he couldn't decide if he should Hold his ground She turned, tossed her head unlike her opening move, her final exit line He waited much too long but by the time he got his courage up she was gone Then he screamed "Leave me alone, I'm a family man And my bark is much worse than my bite" He said "Leave me alone, I'm a family man But if you push me too far, I just might"
Kiss on my list My friends wonder why I call you all of the time What can I say I don't feel the need to give such secrets away You think maybe I need help, no, I know that I'm right I'm just better off not listening to friends' advice When they insist on knowing my bliss I tell them this When they want to know what the reason is I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why (Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list (Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life (Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list (Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist I go crazy wondering what there is to really see Did the night just take up your time, 'cause it means more to me Sometimes I forget what I'm doing, I don't forget what I want Regret what I've done, regret you? I couldn't go on And if you insist on knowing my bliss I'll tell you this If you want to know what the reason is I'll only smile when I lie, then I'll tell you this
Maneater She'll only come out at night The lean and hungry type Nothing is new, I've seen her here before Watching and waiting Ooh, she's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door So many have paid to see=20 What you think you're getting for free The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar Money's the matter If you're in it for love You ain't gonna get too far (Oh here she comes) Watch out boy she'll chew you up (Oh here she comes) She's a maneater (Oh here she comes) Watch out boy she'll chew you up (Oh here she comes) She's a maneater I wouldn't if I were you I know what she can do She's deadly man, she could really rip your world apart Mind over matter Ooh, the beauty is there but a beast is in the heart (Oh here she comes) Watch out boy she'll chew you up (Oh here she comes) She's a maneater (Oh here she comes) Watch out boy she'll chew you up (Oh here she comes) She's a maneater Ooh, Oh here she comes Here she comes Watch out boy she'll chew you up Whoa here she comes (Watch out) She's a maneater Oh here she comes (She's a maneater) Ooh, she'll chew you up (Oh here she comes)=20 Here she comes, she's a maneater (Oh here she comes) (Watch out) She'll only come out at night, ooh (Oh here she comes) Here she comes She's a maneater (Oh here she comes) (She's a maneater) The woman is wild ooh (Oh here she comes) Here she comes=20 Watch out boy, watch out boy (Oh here she comes) Oh, watch out, watch out, watch out, watch out (Oh here she's comes) Yeah yeah she's a maneater (Oh here she comes) (She's a maneater) She's watching and waiting ooh (Oh here she comes) Oh she's a maneater
Method of Modern Love In the moonlite Under startlite Songs old as the night are what I've been dreaming of Everybody's hard as iron Locked in a modern world Dreams are make of a different stuff I believe love will always be the same Ways and means are the parts subject to change M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E It's a method of modern love I can call you Got your number Share my life with you a thousand miles away If you've hurt me I haven't shown it Time's too tight to fight And we're never face to face Style is timeless and fashion's only now We've got the ways no one needs to show us how
Out of Touch Shake it up is all that we know Using the bodies up as we go Waking up to fantasy The shates all around aren't the colors we used to see Broken ice still melts in the sun And times that are broken can often be one again We're soul alone And soul really matters to me Take a look around You're out of touch I'm out of time But I'm out of my head when you're not around Reaching out for something to hold Looking for a love where the climate is cold Manic moves and drowsy dreams Or living in the middle between the two extremes Smoking guns hot to the touch Would cool down if we didn't use them so much We're soul alone And soul really matters to me Too much
Private Eyes I see you, you see me watch you blowin' the lines when you're making a scene Oh girl, you've got to know what my head overlooks the senses will show to my heart when it's watching for lies you can't escape my Private Eyes they're watching you they see your every move Private Eyes they're watching you Private Eyes they're watching you watching you watching you watching you You play with words you play with love you can twist it around baby that ain't enough cause girl I'm gonna know if you're letting me in or letting me go don't lie when you're hurting inside 'cause you can't escape my Private Eyes they're watching you they see your every move Private Eyes they're watching you Private Eyes they're watching you watching you watching you watching you Why you try to put up a front for me I'm a spy but on your side you see Slip on, into any disguise I'll still know you look into my Private Eyes
Say it isn't so Say it isn't so painful to tell me that you're dissatisfied. Last time I asked you I really got a lame excuse. I know that you lied. Now wicked things can happen...you see 'em goin' down in war. But when you play in a quiet way that bites it even more. Say it Tell me what you want yeah I'll do it baby I promise right now. Who propped you up when you were stopped low motivation had you on the ground. I know your first reaction you slide away hide away goodbye. But if there's a doubt maybe I can give out a thousand reasons why. You have to say it isn't so... Chorus: (it isn't so). Say it isn't so (it isn't so). Now say it isn't so (it isn't so). Say it isn't so (it isn't so.) We like to be the strangers at the party, two rebels in a shell. You like to move with the best of them you know we move so well. Don't need someone to lean on. I know that there's an open door. But if I'm faced with being replaced I want you even more so baby say it isn't so... ...............Chorus................ Why you gonna go do you hafta say you wanna go ooh ooh baby say it isn't... Why do you have to say it isnít. I know itís so hard for you..so hard Donít say baby. There must be some other way. Donít have to. Some other way. You donít have to say. Vocal ad lib, repeat until fade.