You Set the Scene (Alternate Mix) Lyrics

These are the lyrics to song You Set the Scene (Alternate Mix) as performed by Love

Lyrics to song You Set the Scene (Alternate Mix) by Love

Part I (Begins at 0:00)

Verse 1:
Where are you walking,
I've seen you walking.
Have you been there before?
Walk down your doorsteps,
You'll take some more steps.
What did you take them for?
There's a private in my boat,
And he wears pins,
Instead of medals on his coat.
There's a chicken in my nest,
And she won't lay,
Until I've given her my best.
At her request she asks for nothing,
You get nothing in return.
If you want, she brings you water,
If you don't, then you will burn.

Verse 2:
You go through changes,
It may seem strange. Is
This what you're put here for?
You think you're happy,
And you are happy.
That's what you're happy for.
There's a man who can't decide
If he should fight,
For what his father thinks is right.
There are people wearing frowns,
Who'll screw you up,
But they would rather screw you down.
At my request I ask for nothing,
You get nothing in return.
If you're nice, she'll bring me water,
If you're not, then I will burn.

Instrumental transition.

Part II (Begins at approximately 2:25)

Verse 1:
This is the time and life that I am living,
And I'll face each day with a smile.
For the time that I've been given's
Such a little while.
And the things that I must do,
Consist of more than style.
There are places that I am goin'.

Verse 2:
This is the only thing that I am sure of,
And that's all that lives is gonna die.
And there'll always be some people,
Here to wonder why.
And for every happy hello,
There will be good-bye.
There'll be time for you to put yourself on.

Short instrumental break.

Verse 3:
Everything I've seen needs rearranging,
And for anyone who thinks it's strange,
a-Then you should be the first,
To want to make this change.
And for everyone who thinks,
That life is just a game,
Do you like the part you're playing?

Bridge (Begins at approximately 4:15):
I see your picture,
It's in the same old frame.
We meet again.
You look so lovely,
You with the same old smile,
Stay for a while.
I need you so, oh, woh, woh, woh.
And if you take it easy,
I'm still teethin'.
I wanna love you, but,
Oh, woh, woh, woh, woh, woh, woh. Echo.

Verse 4:
This is the time and life that I am living,
And I'll face each day with a smile.
For the time that I've been given's
Such a little while.
And the things that I must do,
Consist of more than style.
There'll be time for you to start all over.

Coda:
This is the time and this is the time.
And it is time, time, time, time, time,
time, time, time, time... Echo.

Vocal stylings and instrumental to end (At 7:01).

YOU SET THE SCENE (Alternate Mix) 1
Written by: Arthur Lee
Performed by: Love 2 -1967
Appears on: Forever Changes-1967, Love Revisited-1970, Love Story
(1966-1972)-1995, Comes in Colours-1997, Forever Changes: Deluxe Edition
(Expanded & emastered)-2001 3 , Forever Changes Concert (Video)-2003,
(CD)-2003 & 2005, (CD/DVD)-2003, (CD Bonus Tracks)-2007, The Best of
Love-2003, She Comes in Colors: The Platinum Collection-2005, The Definitive
Rock Collection-2006, Greatest Hits-2007, Forever Changes: Collector's
Edition-2008, et al.

1 The alternative is heavier instrumentation,
especially strings, during the transition and during Part II,
plus the talking at at the end of the coda._

2 Covered by: Baby Lemonade.

3 Transcribed from the track on this album.