Magic Smile - A Tribute to Rosie Vela


Made On a Mac


'Zazu Lyrics'

Lyrics to the songs on "Zazu" were provided with a limited number of copies of the album when it was first released. You will find them reproduced below. A few lines may appear to be strange or mistyped, but they are correct. In many of her songs, Rosie uses slang words or invented words which have a meaning known only to herself and those close to her.

Click on a song title to view its lyrics.

All songs written by Rosie Vela, except "2nd Emotion," written by Rosie Vela, F. Doddy, and J. Guthrie
© 1986 Mercury Dime Music (ASCAP)

 

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Rosie Vela

Fool's Paradise

Livin' is only a Fool's Paradise.
I'm into somethin' and nothin' feels right.
Givin' is only to get somethin' nice.
Just a broken heart I think in my mind.
What can I do baby?

Oh baby. Livin' in a suit. Oh baby. Tryin' to get to you.
And you have got to say that you want me.
If you don't then please don't disappoint me.
Nagee-bookakay. Is that the only way?
Way that you want me? Way that you care?

Lovin' is only a Fool's Paradise.
Nothin' for nothin'. Just another night now.
You try to touch me to take me high.
I know what you're thinkin'.
But the feelin's not right. What can I do baby?

Oh baby. Treat me like a fool.
Oh baby. Tryin' to get to you.
And you have got to say that you want me.
Nagee-bookakay. Is that the only way?
No no the way. Way that you want me.

Baby. Treat me like a fool. Baby. Treat me like a fool.
And you have got to say that you
Got to say that you want me.
Is that the only way? In a Fool's Paradise.

In a Fool's Paradise. I Know.
What I need. Is for some relief now.
I can't. Keep on goin' on. And nothin' can free me.
You'll never, never be alone. In a Fool's Paradise.
A can na vee can a bot a set you zee a de dy cu no zy su no.
A can a vee a said. Nothin' can free me now. Fool's Paradise.
A do na don da on day.


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Rosie Vela

Magic Smile

I can't imagine how you'd thrill me
And then you'd walk away.
I can't imagine how you'd love me
And then you'd go away.
Oh but Oh Oh magic is there when you smile.
Just like a Hollywood child.
And I haven't noticed just where you've been.
Like a stranger. Like in a wind.
I could tell you were a fast-as-ya-can-man.
And good advice I could give to you.
I wanna see you now.
I don't care. I don't eat. I don't sleep. I don't cry.
No no. We're 2 of a kind. Oh no.
Tell me control. It's too much time.

I been tryin' to see ya baby. I been dyin' to keenovay.
I been tryin' to see ya baby. Any way that I can.
I been tryin' to see ya baby. I been dyin' to keenovay.
I been tryin' to see ya baby. And I wonder why.
But oh magic is there when you smile.
Just like a Hollywood child.
And I haven't noticed just where you've been.
Like a stranger. Like in my heart I could tell
You were a fast-as-ya-can-man.
And good advice I could give to you.
I wanna see you now.
I don't care. I don't eat. I don't sleep. I don't cry.
We're 2 of a kind. Oh no.
Tell me it's not so. It's too much time.

I can't imagine how you'd love me
And then you'd run away.
I'm over my head. I can't believe it.
I can't imagine how you'd love me
And then go away. Oh but oh
Da da da da...
I just have to say.
Modern Man was meant to win.
Lovin' you is all I want.
I can taste, I can feel...No no.
Guess love's real. That's what they say now.
Undiscovered consciousness they call love.
I said less than this, less than this: goodbye.
It's too much time.


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Rosie Vela

Interlude

Love's in a memory. Too many faces that I have given.
All my life I desired someone who would know me.
Time and time again I try to keep on goin' on
But it doesn't always seem to work.
I just wanna say that I am waiting always for your love.
Could you know?

Lost in a wonderland.
Looking for you is a dream of visions.
All my life I desired someone who would love me.
Time and time again I try to turn myself to me.
But it doesn't work.
I just miss you more and more.
I'm waiting always for your love...Love.

Someone said 'Another Day' is my hesitation now.
Come again...I wanna play some more.
You're the one. The only one.
That's my liberation of love.
It's a matter of faction in another kind of world.
Of mine.
Loving's a mysterious thing, too.
Something you can't deny.
Someone who puts the flame to...of love inside.
Love is an incredible thing you just have to hold to.
Love is on the way for those who hope to.
Love is an incredible dream yea...if you just want it.
Oh my head.

Time and time again I try to turn myself to me.
But it doesn't always seem to work.
I just miss you more and more.
I'm waiting always for your love.
Could you know?


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Rosie Vela

Tonto

I have not noticed where you've been.
Could I be a missin' you?
I can't remember how it felt
All the times you left me there.
I know. I came before the scenes. I was even kind.
I could say that one of us was too damn high.
Well the Heroes never call.
Nobody's there and there's nowhere to fall.
Don't you ever wonder? Or it don't matter at all.

I have not noticed where you've run.
Could I get a message there?
I can't remember how it felt
All the dreams you left me with.
I know. I came before the scenes. I was even kind.
I could say that one of us was too damn high.
Well the Heroes never call.
Nobody's there and there's nowhere to fall.
Don't you ever wonder? Or it don't matter at all.

Well the Heroes never call.
Nobody's there and there's nowhere to fall.
Don't you ever wonder? Or it don't matter at all.


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Rosie Vela

Sunday

There was something about a face.
There was something in her eyes
Would not be there tomorrow.
If only things could change.
Well I know I have to let you know. It's my embrace.
My heart can't wait.

Well I am just another friend
Who's caught up in the madness.
Hold my head to my...come back...come back tomorrow.
I was there from the start
And I'll be there to guide you. All that you need.
A love like yours is hard to leave.
But a love like mine is hard to find. Come back...
Come back tomorrow. I can only sigh.

It must be love. Must be love. Must be love.
It must be love. Love.

How could I backtrack in time
Muk an a say. Do da ba.
I sent you my Head On.
Ka vin you co da vin. An in a.

Sideshowed a bad CHAT. A muk an a say.
Do da ba a Zen. Jive coulda Calvin you wussie.

I'm just goin' wild. When I look in your eyes.
But I only see a photo. Only just a child.
Well I know I have to let you go.
It's much too late. My heart can't break.

Well I am just another friend
Who's caught up in the madness.
Hold my head to my...come back...come back tomorrow.
I was there from the start
And I'll be there to love you. Always you see.
A love like yours is hard to leave.
But a love like mine is hard to find. Come back...
Come back tomorrow. I can only try.

It must be love. Must be love. Must be love.
It must be love. Love.

There was something about a face.
It must be love.
There was something in her eyes.
Or my imagination. I know.
There was something about a face.
It must be love.
There was something in her eyes.
Or my imagination. Well I know.
And I can't Shin-Da Shin-Da.
And I can't live without your love. Oh no.

There was something about a face.
It must be love.
There was something in her eyes.
Or my imagination. I know.
There was something about a face.
It must be love.
There was something in her eyes.
Or my imagination. I know.


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Rosie Vela

Taxi

I am the one who rides in taxis.
I am the one who moves in yellow.
Connect me please. I've gone the distance.
Don't look at me. It's your envision.

I have heard of your story.
Breaking out on the scenes.
Maybe we could have changed things.
That's enough for me to see.
That's enough for me to see.
That's your hootchikoo.

I have heard of a time. You walked on water
And you formed. You formed the miracle.
You called the miracle. And people heard ya
For miles n miles n miles. But that was long ago.
Now no one knows your name.
And no one tries to find ya.
No one cries out loud for baby.
Maybe I think you've been had.

I am the one who rides in taxis.
I am the one who moves in yellow.
Get clear. Feels like a movie.
I know: Same Ending.

I have heard of your story.
Breaking out on the scenes.
Maybe we could have changed things.
That's enough for me to see.
Floor the gas and set me free.
You're still a star...

I have heard of a time. You walked on water
And you formed. You formed the miracle.
You called the miracle. And people heard ya
For miles n miles n miles. But that was long ago.
Now no one knows your name.
And no one tries to find ya.
No one cries out loud for baby.
Maybe I think you've been had.

Speakin' tongues in time.
Does remind me of a disco. Yes.
Tried it. Don't deny it.
Diamonds ain't really a girl's best friend.

Heard of a time you know.
It was long ago., but you held me close.
Said "Don't let go." And I told you.
I loved you; I wanted you so.


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Rosie Vela

2nd Emotion

2nd my emotion. When I laid my eyes on you.
Takin' that emotion.
And I wanna make it all come true...Just for you.
A li'l dab'll do ya in the Home of the Brave.
I don't know if I can be sure of you.
I don't know if I can. Help me.
I think I'm fallin' all over you.
Tell me. I'm just a dreamin' fool.

2nd Kiss of Lovin'. Oh no.
Remember when your heart was mine?
Takin' that illusion.
Guess I'm gonna feel it all the time.
All the time now.

A li'l dab'll do ya in the Home of the Brave.
I don't know if I can be sure of you.
I don't know if I can. Help me.
I think I'm fallin' all over you.
Tell me. I'm just a dreamin' fool.

Ah. Ki me kin no von zin zorry.
Ah. Ki me kin no von zin zorry now.
I'll never come back. I'm in pieces.
I can't decide about ya.
Ah. Ki me kin no von zin zorry.
Ah. Ki me kin no von.

A li'l dab'll do ya in the Home of the Brave.
I don't know if I can be sure of you. Now.
Help me. I think I'm fallin' all over you.
Tell me. I'm just a dreamin' fool.
Help me. I think I'm fallin' all over you.
Tell me. I'm just a dreamin' fool.
Help me. I think I'm fallin' all over you.
Tell me. I'm just a dreamin' fool.

How could you leave me standin' there, darlin'?
How? Ki me kin no von. So sorry now.
I'll never come back. I'm in pieces.
I can't decide about you.
Ah. Ki me kin no von zin zorry.
Ah. Ki me kin no von zin zorry now.
A communo-bi-cause.
I'm in "decide" I'm in. I can't see.
And I can't know it now.
I'm in "decide" I'm in. I can't see.
Kin dy zin teasin'. A call it a day.
I coulda been a bison. Ooh I on a vee.
On din dy coulda been.
On din dy con a zee. Oh, lover la lie. Da da.
I can't see and I can't know and I can't feel ya.


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Rosie Vela

Boxs

Oh...I have been touched
By the Power of the Spirit.
I was in over my head.
Is it any wonder how I feel
The way I'm missing you.
Night after night after night.
Do you remember how it was
When I was kissin' you?

On the night we were so right?
Is it any wonder? I want to know.
Is it any wonder? I loved you so.

One night you may find me.
Standin' in the wings outside of your heart.
I need your love decision.
Bangin' on Boxes in the middle of your street.
Bang Bang on Boxes so my heart can feel the beat.
Is it any wonder? I want to know.

I have been touched by the Power of the People
But I wasn't over my head.
You go out to play. I'll throw the bombs away.
We'll start all over again.
Is it any wonder how I'd be the President now?
Night after night after night.
Do you remember how it was
When I was lovin' you?
On the night we were so right?
Is it any wonder? I want to know.
Is it any wonder? I loved you so.

One night you may find me.
Standin' in the wings outside of your heart.
I need your love decision.
Bangin' on Boxes in the middle of your street.
You got me Bangin' on Boxes
In the middle of your street.
Is it any wonder? No no. Oh, boxes.
So my heart can feel the beat.
Is it any wonder? No no. Oh.


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Rosie Vela

Zazu

They said you meant to
Discarbonate the Diamond Rip-Off.
Without your one best friend, now. Oh.
Oh, didn't you know.
Imagination's my Business High.

You'll never make it.
I thought that I could break in.
Innocence is all that it was.
2,000 million billion faces.
2,000 stars in space
That fell in my sky when you tried.
Zazu, please. You're not that kind.
This Techno-data is mine.
I'm the one with the secret code.

We could go to Venus.
Space me. With a little ride.
You know how I like it
When the music's high.
Say the museum's blinded by the Guiding Light.
Homocorporate Honchos.
Payroll's in the night to survive.
I'll still be on your side.

Oh Zazu da-day
Drive me crazy.
You know a fever is on.
I'm just someone who's in love
With the cause of the perfect man.

We could go to Venus.
Space me. With a little love.
You know how I like it
In the stars above. Zazu.
I say the museum's blinded by the Guiding Light.
Homocorporate Honchos.
Payrollin' in the night to survive.
I'll still be on your side.

They said you meant to
Discarbonate the Diamond Rip-Off.
Without your one best friend, now. Oh.
Oh, didn't you know. Oh, didn't you know.
Imagination's my Business High. Zazu.


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