Original Lyrics

You’re Almost Perfect
Music and lyrics by Angela Verbrugge C.2017 

VERSE 
You came to me from out of the blue, 
You made my heart leap and play. 
But when the fairy dust finally settled, 
Life got in the way

CHORUS ONE 

A1 
You’re almost perfect 
Or very nearly 
You make my heart thrill, and still 
It seems you’re not the right one, 
But I never had more fun. 

A2 
I see our future, 
And all the troubles, 
As we walk ‘round hand in hand. 
It seems you’re not the right one, 
But I hate to see you run!  

B
Then I scheme of smoothing out the wrinkles: 
Those impossibilities! 
I hear our wedding guests that marvel 
At your charms and abilities. 

A3 
You’re almost perfect, 
I want to change you, 
But moonlight kissing? Divine! 
Could you be the right one? 
I’m praying for a sign.

CHORUS TWO 

A1 
I think you’re perfect, 
Or very nearly, 
For someone wiser than I, 
But if you love and leave me 
Then I think I’d surely die. 

A2 
I see our future, 
So complicated, 
Yet it’s so simple, so sweet. 
I wish you were the right one, 
But I could do without the fights! 

B
How I wish you’d be on time for dinner, 
Dependability! 
Despite the troubles you’re still the winner 
With your idiosyncrasies! 

A3 
You are not perfect, 
Neither am I so I ask you darling, 
Be mine? 
I think you are the right one… 

CODA
I hope that I can stand you! 
I know you are the right one, 
And that you will do just fine.

 

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I'm Running Late 
Lyrics by Angela Verbrugge, music by Ray Gallon

I’m running late but as I cruise out the gate, 
Oh wait! Where did my keys go?
Oops a stain! 
Could that be my train leaving now? It is!? No! 
Not a moment to be spared now.

I’m running late but as I head to our date...
Oh wait! Forgot my iPhone. 
Different shoes!?
Dishwasher is getting repaired today.

There’s so much rain, 
Oh what a pain,
Inopportune,
"Good afternoon!"
(I saw my old boyfriend.)

I should hang up,
Where is the pup?
I’m out of time,
But it’s lunchtime...        
(Just a quick bite to eat.)

I’m running late I must have slept much too late,
Ding dong! There goes the doorbell. 
Disarray!
Will I make it on time for class today?
That’s the question.
I’m runnin'!
I wish I had left ten minutes ago.


SECOND CHORUS

I’m running late because I thought it was eight o’clock I had to be there.
So confused!
Misused when I should be excused,
Now you say that you can't wait much longer?

I’m running late because I stopped to donate some blood; there is a shortage.
Made you wait?
Grandmother is not doing well today.

There’s so much snow, 
Forty below,
Had to tiptoe,
There’s a rainbow!
(Stopped to post to Facebook.)

Drank too much booze,
Must have hit “snooze",
Got new tattoos,
Singing the blues
(Just a sec t'catch my breath.)

I’m running late because I guess it’s my fate (to press.... my luck to get there),
Overdue!
Will a taxi saviour come through today? 
That’s the question!
I’m scramblin'.
I wish I had left ten minutes ago.

The Night We Couldn’t Say Good Night
by Angela Verbrugge C.2017

Magic in the air, 
Shooting stars and bright moonlight. 
We shared our secrets there, 
The night we couldn’t say good night. 

Oh, what a surprise! 
How my heart beat at first sight. 
Enchanted by those eyes, 
The night we couldn’t say good night. 

But I know, love’s a dangerous game 
If I stay, I’ll never be the same. 
But I can’t leave now, it’s much too late, 
My heart has sealed my fate. 

It’s like he read my mind, 
My deepest thoughts, brought to light. 
All my dreams defined, 
The night we couldn’t say goodnight. 

+++++++++++++++ 

Magic in the air, 
Shooting stars and bright moonlight, 
We walked our secret path 
The night we couldn’t say good night. 

Could this thing be love, 
Or just a moment’s joy? 
Is it me he’s dreaming of, 
Or am I just his toy? 

We lingered, lost in space and time; 
We lingered, a feeling so sublime. 
When dawn arrived that morning 
I held his hand in mine. 

Where do we go from here? 
Nothing’s ever felt so right. 
Shadows disappeared… 
The night we couldn’t say good night.

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How Did I Know This Was the End?

Music by Gerry Teahan (Canadian, resident of Vancouver)
Lyrics by Angela Verbrugge (Canadian, resident of Vancouver) 2017

Last night we went out dancing,
I introduced him to my friend.
They had a laugh, their eyes met;
How did I know this was the end?

I never really loved him,
But he became more than a friend.
I saw her lean against him;
How did I know this was the end?

And then she talked with him till stars went out,
I saw her take him by the hand and pout.
He looked at me and raised his brow with doubt;
It was good-bye.

I wish that he were here now,
I miss him more than I pretend, 
I want to call his number,
But I know now this is the end.