- Associated Press - Saturday, September 1, 2012

A sampling of some lyrics to well-known songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who died Saturday.

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“Do You Know the Way to San Jose”

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.

L.A. is a great big freeway.

Put a hundred down and buy a car.

In a week, maybe two, they’ll make you a star

Weeks turn into years. how quick they pass

And all the stars that never were

Are parking cars and pumping gas

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“Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ on my Head”

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun

And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done

Sleepin’ on the job

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

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“(They Long to Be) Close to You”

Why do birds suddenly appear

Every time you are near?

Just like me, they long to be

Close to you

Why do stars fall down from the sky

Every time you walk by?

Just like me, they long to be

Close to you

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