Полное собрание текстов J.J.Cale

Naturally (1972)

They Call Me The Breeze
Call The Doctor
Don't Go To Strangers
Woman I Love
Magnolia
Clyde
Crazy Mama
Nowhere To Run
After Midnight
River Runs Deep
Bringing It Back
Crying Eyes

Really (1972)

Lies
Everything Will Be Alright
I'll Kiss The World Goodbye
Changes
Right Down Here
If You're Ever In Oklahoma
Ridin' Home
Going Down
Soulin'
Playing In The Street
Mojo
Louisiana Women

Okie (1974)

Crying
I'll Be There If You Ever Want Me
Starbound
Rock And Roll Records
The Old Man And Me
Everlovin' Woman
Cajun Moon
I'd Like To Love You Baby
Any Way The Wind Blows
Precious Memories
Okie
I Got The Same Old Blues

Troubadour (1976)

Hey Baby
Travelin' Light
You Got Something
Ride Me High
Hold On
Cocaine
I'm A Gypsy Man
The Woman That Got Away
Super Blue
Let Me Do It To You
Cherry
You Got Me On So Bad

Five (1979)

Thirteen Days
Boilin' Pot
I'll Make Love To You Anytime
Don't Cry Sister
Too Much For Me
Sensitive Kind
Friday
Lou-Easy-Ann
Let's go to Tahiti
Katy Kool Lady
Fate Of A Fool
Mona

Shades (1980)

Carry On
Deep Dark Dungeon
Wish I Had Not Said That
Pack My Jack
If You Leave Her
Mama Don't
Runaround
What Do You Expect?
Love Has Been Gone
Cloudy Day

Grasshopper (1982)

City Girls
Devil In Disguise
One Step Ahead Of The Blues
You Keep Me Hanging On
Downtown L.A.
Can't Live Here
Grasshopper
Drifters Wife
Don't Wait
A Thing Goin' On
Nobody But You
Mississippi River
Does Your Mama Like To Reggae?
Dr. Jive

Eight (1983)

Money Talks
Losers
Hard Times
Reality
Takin' Care Of Business
People Lie
Unemployment
Trouble In The City
Teardrops In My Tequila
Livin' Here Too

Travel-Log (1989)

Shanghaid
Hold On Baby
No Time
Lady Luck
Disadvantage
Lean On Me
End Of The Line
New Orleans
Tijuana
That Kind Of Thing
Who's Talking
Change Your Mind
Humdinger
River Boat Song

Number 10 (1992)

Lonesome Train
Digital Blues
Feeling In Love
Artificial Paradise
Passion
Take Out Some Insurance
Jailer
Low Rider
Traces
She's In Love
Shady Grove
Roll On Mama

Naturally (1972)

They Call Me The Breeze
(J.J.Cale)

They call me the breeze, I keep blowing down the road
They call me the breeze, I keep blowing down the road
I ain't got me nobody, I ain't carrying me no load
Ain't no change in the weather, ain't no change in me
Ain't no change in the weather, ain't no change in me
I ain't hiding from nobody, ain't nobody hiding from me
I've got that green light, baby, I've got to keep moving on
I've got that green light, baby, I've got to keep moving on
I might go out to California, might go down to Georgia, might go home

Call The Doctor
(J.J.Cale)

Somebody call for the doctor, I think I'm sick
Ain't had my medicine in over a week
My mind's fine but my body feels weak
Call the doctor, I think I'm sick
A shady lady took all my bread
Ravished my body, lord, and messed with my head
I don't know but I've had my fill
Call the doctor and tell him I'm ill
My money's gone and I've got no place to go
I don't believe I've ever felt so low
If you've got the time while you hang around
Call the doctor and tell him I'm down

Don't Go To Strangers
(J.J.Cale)

If I'm standing in a crowd, call my name, call it loud
Don't go to strangers, woman, call on me
Wave your arms in the air, let me know that you're there
When in doubt, oh woman, call on me
Don't leave me here to rust, don't let me turn to dust
Oh, woman, when in doubt, call on me
If I'm standing in a crowd, call my name, call it loud
Don't go to strangers, woman, call on me

Woman I Love
(J.J.Cale)

Woman I love ain't much more than skin and bone
Woman I love ain't much more than skin and bone
If she ain't round the house - out of the door, daddy no more
Woman I love ain't much more than skin and bone
Treat me right, oh no no, can't complain
Treat me right, oh no, can't complain
She got to be nice, she got me hypnotised
Treat me right, oh no, can't complain

Magnolia
(J.J.Cale)

Whip o'will's singing
Soft summer breeze
Makes me think of my baby
I left down in New Orleans
I left down in New Orleans
Magnolia, you sweet thing
You're driving me mad
Got to get back to you, babe
You're the best I ever had
You're the best I ever had
You whisper "Good morning"
So gently in my ear
I'm coming home to you, babe
I'll soon be there
I'll soon be there

Clyde
(J.J.Cale and C.W.Beavers)

Clyde plays electric bass
Plays it with finesse and grace
Sit on the porch without no shoes
A-picking the bass and singing the blues
Misery loves company
And his old dog sings harmony
Tambourine tied to his tail
You can hear him moan, you can hear him wail
Jody May, she got a dollar
Down the road you can hear her holler
"Get up Clyde, we got something to do
That old dog can sing the blues"
He don't move, he don't flinch
Clyde, he don't move an inch
Just sit on the porch without no shoes
Picking his bass and singing the blues

Crazy Mama
(J.J.Cale)

Crazy mama, where you been so long?
Crazy mama, where you been so long?
You've been hiding out, I know that's true
Crazy mama, I sure need you
Crazy mama, where you been so long?
Standing on the corner, looking for you, babe
Standing on the corner, looking for you, babe
Lord have mercy, can I see,
that crazy mama coming back to me?
Crazy mama, where you been so long?

Nowhere To Run
(J.J.Cale)

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
No way to relieve this feeling inside
You done gave me them blues and then you took a ride
Left me with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Shame, oh shame, on what you do
Can't you see that I, I, I, been feeling so blue?
Cast a spell on me, then you took a ride
Left me with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Pardon me, if I sound so sad
I can't get to you when I want you so bad
You done gave me them blues, then you took a ride
Left me with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

After Midnight
(J.J.Cale)

After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out
After midnight, we're gonna chug-a-lug and shout
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion
Give an exhibition
Find out what it is all about
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out
After midnight, gonna shake your tambourine
After midnight, it's gonna be peaches and cream
We're gonna cause talk and suspicion
Give an exhibition
Find out what it is all about
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out
[ We're gonna stimulate some action               ]
[ Get some satisfaction                           ]
[ Gonna find out what it's all about              ]
[ After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out ]

River Runs Deep
(J.J.Cale)

Well, the river runs deep and the water is cold as ice
The river runs deep and the water is cold as ice
I go down there every chance I get
It's where my baby she met her death
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice
Ain't no woman gonna make a fool out of me
Ain't no woman gonna make a fool out of me
Running 'round, that's what they said
She's at the bottom of the river dead
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice
No cheating woman gonna get a good man down
No cheating woman gonna get a good man down
Running 'round like a silly fool
You're gonna end up at the bottom of the pool
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice

Bringing It Back
(J.J.Cale)

Saturday, past September
In the jailhouse, I remember
I got caught with too much soul
Bringing it back from Mexico
Bringing it back from Mexico
Spanish lights and pretty faces
Trip you out to where the place is
Load you up and let you go
Bringing it back from Mexico
Bringing it back from Mexico
Across the border is where you get her
The wine's good, there ain't no better
I think I'll get me some to go
Bringing it back from Mexico
Bringing it back from Mexico

Crying Eyes
(J.J.Cale)

It ain't easy drying these crying eyes of mine
It ain't easy drying these crying eyes of mine
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely
It ain't easy drying these crying eyes of mine
What can you do when those tears make you blind?
What can you do when those tears make you blind?
I get so lonely, lonely, lonely
What can you do with these crying eyes of mine?
Really (1972)

Lies
(J.J.Cale)

You told me this, you told me that
You tried to tell me, tell me where it's at
You said you loved me, I can see through that
Lies, lies, lies
You left me hanging, hanging from a limb
You said you loved me, then you left with him
Lord, you did it to me, I see it in your eyes
Lies, lies, lies
Tell me baby, why you take my time
You get a thrill off playing with my mind
Lord, you did it to me, I see it in your eyes
Lies, lies, lies

Everything Will Be Alright
(J.J.Cale)

Same old hassle every night
All we do is fuss and fight
Ain't no use in talking, might as well start walking
Walking out into the night
You get your gun, I'll get mine
We can do it just one time
If we live no longer, it won't get no stronger
Then we'll know who's really right
All we do is weep and moan
Trying to build ourself a home
Ain't no shame in trying, ain't no use denying
Everything will be alright

I'll Kiss The World Goodbye
(J.J.Cale)

I've been so lonely in these prison walls
Good lord, thinking I would die
You've got the time to get me out
I'll kiss this world goodbye
I've taken some things I don't really need
I've walked the night til I cried               (?)
Just wave me off, I'll leave without doubt
I'll kiss this world goodbye
The rain will fall and                          (?)
I need a woman..                                (?)
Lord, I think I'm gonna die
I've taken some things I don't really need
I've wandered out my pride                      (?)
Just wave me off, I'll leave without doubt
I'll kiss this world goodbye

Changes
(J.J.Cale)

How can you put me through these changes?
Why do you do me like you do?
It ain't no way... I love-a-dee love nobody but you
Let him go out and get with strangers
Don't you turn my love to hate
Ain't no man can love you like I can, and I do.
How can you put me through these changes?
Why do you do me like you do?
It ain't no way... I love-a-dee love nobody but you

Right Down Here
(J.J.Cale)

My woman, my woman, you know she cryin'
She keeps me hanging on a bottle of wine
She leaves no roads open, there ought to be a law
She puts me right down here
She keeps me right down here
She holds me right down here
Lord, I talk and talk about her, can't get her off my mind
Cannot live without her, she keeps me on this wine
She leaves no roads open, there ought to be a law
She puts me right down here
She holds me right down here
She keeps me right down here
Lord, I talk and talk about her, can't get her off my mind
Cannot live without her, she keeps me on that wine
She leaves no roads open, there ought to be a law
She put me right down here
She keep me right down here
She hold me right down here
She puts me right down here
She holds me right down here
She keeps me right down here

If You're Ever In Oklahoma
(J.J.Cale)

If you're ever in Oklahoma
You better move around at night
'Cause they don't like no transportation
Slipping by in-and-out of sight
And they don't care about Dallas, Texas
And they don't care about Wichita
If you're ever in Oklahoma
You better move around the law
They got fines and they got plenty
They'll hold you up for days on end
Threaten your life and take your money
Make you think you're there to stay

Ridin' Home
(J.J.Cale)

I'm sittin' on this train and I'm ridin' home, ridin' home
I'm sittin' on this train and I'm ridin' home, ridin' home
I've got my bag and I'm ready to go
I wish this train didn't move so slow
I'm sittin' on this train and I'm ridin' home, ridin' home
This train don't move like it used to, ridin' home
This train don't move like it used to, ridin' home
This train don't move down the railroad track
Fast enough to get my baby back
This train don't move like it used to, ridin' home

Going Down
(Don Nix)

Yeah, I'm going down
Going down, down, down, down, down
I'm going down
Going down, down, down, down, down
Got my _________, hanging on to the ground
Don't let me down, close that boxcar down
Don't let me down, close that boxcar down
I'm going back to, back to ___________

Soulin'
(J.J.Cale)

I sure like your movin'
It's got me to groovin'
I can't wait a minute
You can't condescending
Your slow rollin', rollin'
You got me to soulin'
It's worth more than money
So get down on it, honey
Just keep right on cookin'
You know I'm a-lookin'
It's worth more than money
So get down on it, honey
I sure like your movin'
It's got me to groovin'
Your slow rollin', rollin'
You got me to soulin'

Playing In The Street
(J.J.Cale)

Hiding in the alley, smoking cigarettes
Tippling in the corner, Lord, I can't forget
I ain't seen no rolling, no rolling do I need
Come and get me mama, I been playing in the street
Grown into a big man, grass it get me high
Long before I fainted,  __________________
Walking through the jungle, lord what can I see?
Come and get me mama, I've been playing in the street
Ain't no doubt about it, ain't no __________
Down that ______ lonely, ________ again
I'm gonna call you sweetheart, you can call me sweet
Come and get me mama, I've been playing in the street

Mojo
(M.Morganfield)

I've got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
I've got my mojo working but it just don't work on you
I done tried it in New York city, now I'm gonna try it out on you
I've got my mojo working
I've got my mojo working
Lord, I've got my mojo working
I've got my mojo working
I've got my mojo working, it just don't work on you

Louisiana Women
(J.J.Cale)

Had me a gal in Baton Rouge, called her Lou-easy-ann
She gave me a little bit of olden dream and a key of marijuana
She treat me right
Lord, lord, lord, she treat me right
She treat me right, lord, lord
Well, I went on to New Orleans, had myself a ball
The ladies there, they don't care, they don't care at all
They treat you right
Warm, warm, Louisiana night
Treat you right, lord, lord
>From the gulf of the Mississippi, up to Baton Rouge
Those Louisiana women, oh lord. Lord, you just can't lose
They treat you right
Treat you right
They treat you right, lord, lord, lord, lord.

Okie (1974)

Crying
(J.J.Cale)

Every time I see you, all that you do
Crying, crying, crying
You've been shedding them tears for too many years
Crying, crying, crying
You've been lonely too long, something went wrong
Did he leave you again with them blues?
Your sun don't shine, your day's no _____
Crying, crying, crying
You've been lonely too long, something went wrong
Did he leave you again with them blues?
Happy your day, I'm comin' your way
No more crying, crying, crying

I'll Be There If You Ever Want Me
(Rusty Gabbard and Ray Price)

There ain't no chains strong enough to hold me
Ain't no breeze big enough to slow me
Never have seen a river that's too wide
There ain't no jail tight enough to lock me
Ain't no man big enough to stop me
I'll be there if you ever want me by your side
There ain't no rope stout enough to bind me
Look for me, honey, you will find me
Any old time, get ready with your charm
I'll be there ready and a-waiting
There won't be any hesitating
I'll be there if you ever want me in your arms
Love me, if you're ever going to love me
Never have seen a road too rough to ride
There ain't no chain strong enough to hold me
Ain't no breeze big enough to slow me
I'll be there if you ever want me by your side

Starbound
(J.J.Cale)

When you and I are ready, no longer earthly-bound
We'll travel through the crystal night, starbound
Heaven holds a mystery, wrapped inside a sound
Through the eyes of ______ time, starbound, you and I
A floating star is what we are
Suspended in space
Outward-bound it's the only home we've found
To save the human race
Speed is now their captain, kings that lost their crown
Motion is our master, starbound
Starbound
Starbound

Rock And Roll Records
(J.J.Cale)

I make rock 'n' roll records
I sell 'em for a dime
I make my living and feed my children
All in good time
The blues they go for a quarter
Guaranteed to satisfy
It's a real funky deal
Don't let it pass you by
If your evening sun don't shine, my friend
Tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna hammer out this rhythm
Till I get right next to you

The Old Man And Me
(J.J.Cale)

The old man he catches the fish in the morning
He rides the river every day
I sit on the bank and I holler when he passes
"Hey, old man, are they biting today?"
I wake up in the morning, thinking 'bout my troubles
I go down to the water and they pass away
And when the old man comes a-floating down the river
"Hey, old man, are they biting today?"
Now here we've got a thing that keeps on rolling
It ain't heavy, don't take it that way
The old man and me, we got a good thing going
He gets his fish and I sit all day
He gets his fish and I sit all day...

Everlovin' Woman
(J.J.Cale)

_______ woman, I love her, lordy lord.
She cooks my breakfast on Sunday, just like my ma
I hang my hat in her house, she don't charge a dime
Love me, trust me, never cuss me, you know she's mine
I'm talking 'bout, I'm talking 'bout, I'm talking in rhyme
I'm talking 'bout that everlovin' woman of mine
Oh, when I'm gone you know she don't hang around
And when I'm gone you know she don't follow me down
She keeps the night-light burning, lord, she waits for me
Taking care of business, lord, she's taking care of me
I'm talking 'bout, I'm talking 'bout, I'm talking in rhyme
I'm talking 'bout that everlovin' woman of mine
She'd have me do it if I'd do it at all
You know I love her, do I love her, lordy-lord
I hang my hat in her house, honey, she don't charge a dime
Taking care of business, she's taking care of business of mine
I'm talking 'bout, I'm talking in rhyme
I'm talking 'bout that everlovin' woman of mine

Cajun Moon
(J.J.Cale)

Cajun moon, where does your power lie?
As you move across the southern sky
You took my babe way too soon
What have you done, Cajun moon?
Someday babe, when you want your man
And you find him gone, just like the wind
Don't trouble your mind whatever you do
'Cause Cajun moon took him from you
When daylight fades, the night comes on
You can hear the silence of this song
Don't trouble your mind whatever you do
'Cause he got me like he got you

I'd Like To Love You Baby
(J.J.Cale)

I'd like to love you baby and keep my other baby too
Put my arms around you, that's all I want to do
If the sun don't shine tomorrow, I know I've got you
I'd like to love you baby and keep my other baby too
Sometimes my baby's sleeping, sometimes she's not around
Sometimes I look to find her, I know she'll put me down
Oh, won't you let me hold you, let me lean on you
I'd like to love you baby and keep my other baby too
If the sun don't shine tomorrow, I know I've got you
I'd like to love you baby and keep my other baby too

Any Way The Wind Blows
(J.J.Cale)

Some like this and some like that
And some don't know where it's at
If you don't get loose, if you don't groove
Well, your motor won't make it and your motor won't move
If time don't tell you then don't ask me
I'm riding on a hurricane down to the sea
If you can't hear the music, turn it up loud
There's movement in the air and movement in the crowd
Bow-legged woman doing the boogaloo
She got a jive, she got a move
Turn around, do it again
Bow-legged woman, where you been?
Fat Jack owns a honky-tonk downtown
You can catch a woman if you hang around
You can tear down the door, tear down the wall
Fat Jack he don't care at all
Easy come, easy go
Any way the wind blows
Hey, drummer, drummer, can you give me that beat?
Can you give me that beat, got to move my feet
Guitar player been all around the world
But he can't play a lick for looking at the girls
One two three four five six seven
Well, you'd better change your ways or you won't get to heaven
Eight nine ten, gonna stop at eleven
Eleven just lays around with seven
Some like this and some like that
And some don't know where it's at
If you don't get loose, if you don't groove
Well, your motor won't make it and your motor won't move
Easy come, easy go
Any way the wind blows

Precious Memories
(J.J.Cale)

Hell, I travel on life's pathways
Know not what the years may hold
Hell, I've wandered, oh, grows fonder
Precious memories flood my soul
Precious memories, how they linger
How they ever flood my soul
In the stillness of the midnight
Precious sacred scenes unfold

Okie
(J.J.Cale)

 (Instrumental)

I Got The Same Old Blues
(J.J.Cale)

Have you heard that rumour that's going around?
You got it made, way across town
It's the same old story, tell me where does it end?
Yes, I heard the news, it's the same old blues again
When I wrote you a letter, you must have read it wrong
I stood at your doorway, but you was gone
I took a lot of courage and let the telephone ring
It's the same old blues, same old blues again
When you give me the business, you know I get a mind
'Cause I've got a lot of patience and I've got a lot of time
It's the same old story, tell me where does it end?
It's the same old blues, same old blues again
I'm gonna find me a mountain, I'm gonna hide out
I ain't talking to you and I ain't coming out
Yeah, I heard that rumour, tell me where does it end?
It's the same old blues, same old blues again
Troubadour (1976)

Hey Baby
(J.J.Cale)

Hey baby, it's your time now
Hey baby, you made it somehow
Don't let nobody come and bring you down
Hey baby, you've got 'em on the run
You know, you've got 'em on the run
I know you, you have just begun
When you came into my life
My love, I thought I would die
There's never been nobody like you
You take away these blues
Hey baby, you're looking real good
You know, you're looking real good
You make the day a song like I knew you would
When you came into my life
Lord, I thought I would die
I never met nobody like you
For telling my troubles to

Travelin' Light
(J.J.Cale)

Travelin' light, is the only way to fly
Travelin' light, just you and I
One-way ticket to ecstasy
Way on down, follow me
Travelin' light, we can go beyond
Travelin' light, we can catch the wind
Travelin' light, let your mind pretend
We can go to paradise
Maybe once, maybe twice
Travelin' light, is the only way to fly

You Got Something
(J.J.Cale)

You don't look like my baby
And you don't feel quite the same
You don't touch quite like my woman
But you got something I can't explain
The way you wear your clothes drives me crazy
The way you walk around, just hanging 'round
I can't stand it, what you're doing
You got something I can't live without
The way you wear your clothes drives me crazy
The way you walk around, just hanging out
I can't stand it, what you're doing
You got something I can't live without

Ride Me High
(J.J.Cale)

Low-down way you're feeling, the sexy things you do
Baby, baby, baby, let me talk to you
I just love to whisper in your sexy ear
Tell you that I love you, take away your fear
Destroy your inhibitions, ridin' back the day
Low-down, slow down, keeping low down in that funky way
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go?
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more
The way you move your body, it is a crying shame
I won't tell nobody if you will do the same
If you leave tomorrow, one thing that's for sure
The more you get, the more you've got, the more you want some more
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go?
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more
Higher, higher, higher, how high can you go?
Ride me high this morning, ride me high some more...

Hold On
(J.J.Cale)

First time I seen you, I knew
You had come undone for someone mistreated you
The ringing in your ears, the salt in your tears
Yes, I know I would feel sick at a dirty deal, yes I do
Some bright morning, the sun will shine again
Some bright morning, start all over again
Hold on, you've got to hold on
If nothing is real, I know how it feels, yes I do
Hold on, when everything is gone
I know how it feels to get a dirty deal, I do

Cocaine
(J.J.Cale)

If you want to hang out, you've got to take her out, cocaine
If you want to get down, down on the ground, cocaine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine
If you've got bad news, you want to kick them blues, cocaine
When your day is done and you want to ride on, cocaine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine
If your thing is gone and you want to ride on, cocaine
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back, cocaine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine

I'm A Gypsy Man
(Sonny Curtis)

I'm a gypsy man on a one-night stand
Am I fit to be loved by you?
I'm with a gypsy van, just travelling the land
They'll be leaving in the morning, I'll be leaving too
Things like love don't tie me down
I just spread my love around
Like small change on girls I don't know
I'm a gypsy man on a one-night stand
Gonna have some fun before I have to go
Don't you cry and don't you weep, close your eyes and go to sleep
I've had you in my arms too long
What fortunes did I bring, golden earrings
When you wake up in the morning I'll be gone

The Woman That Got Away
(J.J.Cale)

Well, I've been out on the street since yesterday
Been looking for the woman that got away
A long-legged thing with a red dress on
The kind of woman you can't leave alone
Listen, if you see her, send her my way
Looking for the woman that got away
The last time I seen her she was looking good
I had a feeling that she understood
She slipped through my fingers in the middle of the night
I've gotta find my woman and treat her right
Listen, if you see her, send her my way
Looking for the woman that got away
If I ever get my hands on that woman again
I'm gonna lock my door and keep her in
She won't do no travelling, won't follow me 'round
I'm gonna keep my woman and leave town

Super Blue
(J.J.Cale)

Days are longer by yourself
You sold your soul to someone else
Now you're paying, can't you see?
You want to pass it back to me
Told you once, told you twice
When you're gone don't expect to come back
Things don't work out like I planned...
'Cause you've got yourself another man
Danger signal, danger ahead
I know you'd be better if you thought, if you thought I was dead
I won't tell you, I won't tell you no lie
I'll come back and haunt you as another guy
Things don't work out like I planned them
'Cause you've got yourself another man

Let Me Do It To You
(J.J.Cale)

Mmmmmm... Let me do it to you
Mmmmmm... Let me do it to you
Mmmmmm... Let me do it to you
Mmmmmm... Let me do it to you

Cherry
(J.J.Cale)

Cherry, I'd like to love you
Cherry, will you love me too?
Someday I will take you away, that's all I want to do
I'll love you forever, Cherry...Will you love me too?
Sweet as a morning sunrise
Fresh as a mountain dew
Someday I will love you Cherry, will you love me too?
I need you forever, Cherry... Will you need me too?
I'll love you forever Cherry, will you love me too?
Cherry, will you love me too?

You Got Me On So Bad
(J.J.Cale)

Ooh Baby, you got me on so bad
I think that you're the wickedest woman that I ever had
Sometimes you make me feel so complete
You take away my troubles, put my mind at ease
Baby, you're up to your old tricks
I've got something wrong right here and I know that you can fix
Sometimes you treat me like I was your natural man
I come down here to you, babe, every chance I can
Baby, you feel so good to me
I do believe that you take away my misery
Sometimes I wonder if you understand
The way you handle yourself, woman, has got me on again
Five (1979)

Thirteen Days
(J.J.Cale)

Thirteen days on ____ down south
We've got enough dope to keep us all high
We've got two girls dancing to pick up the crowd
Sound men to mix us, make us sound loud
Sometimes we make money, sometimes we don't know
Thirteen days with life to go
Birmingham and _____, up to Baton Rouge
Smoking cigarettes and reefer, drinking coffee and blue
See the sun come up in Georgia, go down to New Orleans
There we get to know a woman, start to get in her jeans
Sometimes we make money, sometimes we don't know
Thirteen days with life to go
Migrant Worker is the name of this band
When we come to your town, come see us again
Well, we been to California, we been to New York
Some think we're good, others it's a joke
Sometimes we make money, sometimes I don't know
Thirteen days with life to go

Boilin' Pot
(J.J.Cale)

Now she don't know where she is, how sexy she can be
She don't realise what her eyes do to me
She keeps me hot, like a boilin' pot
She whispers in my ear, "Let's do it right here"
The ways of a wantin' woman are a mystery
The style she has will never fade as long as she's havin' me
She keeps me hot, like a boilin' pot
She whispers in my ear, "Let's do it right here"
She keeps me hot, like a boilin' pot
Burning right through the night
It don't take long for her to catch my eye
When she wants to suck me in, it's easy as pie
She keeps me hot, like a boilin' pot
Burning right through the night

I'll Make Love To You Anytime
(J.J.Cale)

I can't read and I can't write
And I don't know my left from right
I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine
But I'll make love to you any old time
I can't swim and I can't fly
I ain't no fish, I ain't no bird in the sky
I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine
But I'll make love to you any old time
I can't count from one to ten
And I don't know the shape I'm in
I can't tell if the sun's gonna shine
And I don't know if you'll ever be mine
But I'll make love to you any old time

Don't Cry Sister
(J.J.Cale)

Don't cry sister cry, it'll be alright in the morning
Don't cry sister cry, everything'll be just fine
Don't cry sister cry, it'll be alright, I tell you no lie
Don't cry sister cry, don't do it, don't do it
When Old Man Trouble knocks on your door
Don't give him no key, he just wants more
He'll turn your life to misery
Kick you down, just like me
Don't cry sister cry, it'll be alright, it'll be alright
Don't cry sister cry, everything'll be just fine
If you woke downhearted and you feel so bad
Somebody wants something of nothing you had
Love don't come too easy, you see
A little bit of you and a little bit of me
Don't cry sister cry, it'll be alright, it'll be alright
Don't cry sister cry, everything'll be just fine
Everything'll be just fine
Everything'll be just fine
Don't cry sister cry, don't do it, don't do it
Don't cry sister cry, don't do it, don't do it

Too Much For Me
(J.J.Cale)

Somebody touched me late last night
Had this woman and I still feel right
Some kind of feeling up and down my spine
Plays with my head and mess with my mind
She tickled my toe and she kissed my ear
Told me not to worry, told me not to fear
Oo-wee, she felt good to me
Gotta have another, just like the other
Last night brother was too much for me
I felt like a junkie couldn't score no dope
I buzzed the brass then I lost all hope
Laying down woman, she got me too hot
We had a little drink, and we smoked a little pot
All I knew was something happened to me
I was inconspicuous as anyone could be
She set me on fire, I'm telling you
Let me tell you brother, I didn't know what to do
Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's not
Sometimes you get it and sometimes you're got
Oo-wee, it felt good to me
Gotta have another, just like the other
Last night brother was too much for me

Sensitive Kind
(J.J.Cale)

Don't take her for granted, she has a hard time
Don't misunderstand her or play with her mind
Treat her so gently, it will pay you in time
You've got to know she's the sensitive kind
Tell her you love her, each and every night
And you will discover she will treat you right
If you believe, I know you will find
There ain't nothing like the sensitive kind
She gets so lonely waiting for you
You are the only thing to help her through
Don't take her for granted, she has a hard time
You've got to know she's the sensitive kind

Friday
(J.J.Cale)

Monday morning comes too early
Work my back to the bone
All day Monday I keep thinking
"Weekend's coming, gonna go home"
Tuesday I hate, oh Tuesday
Ain't no girls on the street
Tuesday it ain't good for nothing
Drinking beer and watching TV
Friday, Friday evening
Come on Friday, it's been too long
Friday, Friday evening
Come on Friday, I wanna go home
Wednesday's hump day, hump day's Wednesday
Over the hump, the week's half-gone
If I had my pay on Wednesday
I'd hang out, the hump day's gone
Thursday, you know I feel better
I can see the end in sight
Think I'll write myself a letter
Help myself through the night

Lou-Easy-Ann
(J.J.Cale)

Lou-Easy-Ann, I hear you calling back to me
Lou-Easy-Ann, I hear you calling back to me
Lord, I'm going back to New Orleans
Lou-Easy-Ann has set me free
Bourbon Street mama, you've never seen in your life
Bourbon Street mama, you keep it clean out of sight
Lord, I'm going back to New Orleans
Lou-Easy-Ann, you've got it right
Lou-Easy-Ann, ain't no woman quite like you
Lou-Easy-Ann, the way you do the things you do
Lord, I'm coming back to New Orleans
Lou-Easy-Ann, you've got me hooked on you

Let's go to Tahiti
(Bill Boatman and Roger Tillison)

Let's go to Tahiti
Let's go to Tahiti
Well, the man been working in the shop all year
He said "Men, we've got to get out of here"
Well, the girl been working in the five-and-dime
She says, "Girls, let's go while we've still got the time"
Let's go to Tahiti
Let's go to Tahiti
Tell the captain 'Put the rum on the boat'
Everybody on board, let's see if she'll float
Let that old jet plane fly on by
We've got the time till the day we die
Let's go to Tahiti
Let's go to Tahiti

Katy Kool Lady
(Christine Lakeland and J.J.Cale)

Sure do miss you babe
You know it's been a while
Way too long, since you been gone
I'm almost out of style
You treat me kind and gentle
You're always on my mind
A love that's true, I keep for you
Until the end of time
Someday you've got to come back
Stay with me a while
I'll take some time, to make you mine
And keep you out of style
* ALTERNATE VERSION :
*
*   Katy Kool lady, Kool lady, Kool lady
*   Katy Kool lady, Kool lady, Kool lady
*
*   Walking down the street
*   Can I meet Katy Kool lady, Kool lady, Kool lady?
*   She is a mystery
*   She will not talk to me
*
*   She has a hold on me
*   She can't even see

Fate Of A Fool
(J.J.Cale)

Spent my life in a cold hard bar-room
Drinking that long black whisky down
I play the guitar, for me it's a living
Well, I know, just a-hanging around
Dancing girls, oh, they drive me crazy
All they want is a fancy name
Don't you know is I might not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
Yeah, been down to the palace of pleasure
Honky-tonk, where I come from
Smoke's so thick I can't imagine
Wine flows fast by the rule of a gun                 (?)
One of these mornings it'll come up Sunday
I won't have a good time again
That time ain't now, it's a whole new dream
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
One more night, one more dollar
One more song, can you do it again
I don't know, I may not make it
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man
That's the fate of a fool and a guitar man

Mona
(J.J.Cale)

Mona, she comes in the morning
She brings me a bottle of wine
She comes to my bed, soothes up my head
Makes me feel alright
Makes me feel alright
Mona, she comes on a Friday
She stays it to the night
Mona, she comes to my bedroom
To keep my spirits high
To keep my spirits high
Mona, she brings me no money
She brings me no food
All she brings is her sweet, sweet love
Makes my afternoon
Makes my afternoon
When daylight falls from my window
Another night's come and gone
I always know 'cause I'm feeling so low
Mona, you know she has gone
Mona, you know she has gone
Shades (1980)

Carry On
(J.J.Cale)

If life's little downs they keep coming around
Carry on, carry on
With darkness all about, you want to scream and shout
Carry on, carry on
Don't cry baby, look at where you've been
Everybody knows you just need a friend
Please, please, please, if you're down on your knees
Carry on, carry on
Your head is full of doubt, you can't figure it out
Carry on, carry on
Between the time it takes to make all those mistakes
Carry on, carry on
It don't matter what you say or do
It just seems to work out if you want it to
Let out all the slack, take it off your back
Carry on, carry on
Let me bend your ear, never shed a tear
Carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on

Deep Dark Dungeon
(J.J.Cale)

I knew a man, made a heavy move
He shot his wife, his best friend too
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
I knew a woman, had a jealous mind
She got a man, she caught him lying
They put her away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
A friend of mine, he got five years
For selling dope and bootleg beers
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
Oh, Sleepy John had one vice
He liked to cheat at cards and dice
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine

Wish I Had Not Said That
(J.J.Cale)

You don't come here too often
You make my day when you come around
You know I love you something awful
Hear a diamond I have found
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind
Sunset passes oh so sweetly
Gives a man just time to think
Frees the image of your body
Fantasy is just a blink
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind
It don't matter what you're into
If I could taste you once again
Feel the pain and the pleasure
We could make it to the end
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind

Pack My Jack
(J.J.Cale)

Yes, I've been moving to the highway, rambling man keeps rambling on
Yes, I've been moving to the highway, rambling man keeps rambling on
Well, you can't seem to see it my way, pack my jack and I'll be gone
I said trouble, trouble follows easy, follows me everywhere I go
Trouble, trouble follows easy, follows me everywhere I go
I can't seem to shake old trouble, trouble got me down
Lord, I woke this morning feeling hazy, my good gal she done left and gone
Yes, I woke this morning feeling hazy, my good gal she done left and gone
She said I was dumb and lazy, ain't no truth in that at all

If You Leave Her
(J.J.Cale)

You don't love her like I love her
You don't treat her like I do
You don't tell her the things I tell her
I can't see her walking with you
Who you foolin', fooly-fooling?
Who you foolin' with that jive?
You don't take her like I take her
You don't care if she lives or dies
I don't mean to talk in trouble
I don't mean to bend your ear
You just leave her standing lonely
If you leave her, leave her here
Leave her here...

Mama Don't
(arr by J.J.Cale)

Yeah, Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
Yeah, Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
I don't care what mama don't allow
I'll play my guitar anyhow
Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
Hey, Mama don't allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don't allow no bass in this place
I don't care what mama don't allow
I'll play my bass anyhow
Mama don't allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don't allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don't allow no drumming going on
I don't care what mama don't allow
Gonna play my drums anyhow
Mama don't allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don't allow no piano players in here
Mama don't allow no piano players in here
I don't care what mama don't allow
Gonna play my piano anyhow
Mama don't allow no piano players in here
Yeah, Mama don't allow no reefer-smoking round about
Yeah, Mama don't allow no reefer-smoking round about
Yeah, I don't care what mama don't allow
I'm gonna smoke my reefer anyhow
Mama don't allow no reefer in here
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time
I don't care what mama don't allow
We're all gonna play all at the same time anyhow
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time

Runaround
(J.J.Cale)

Yeah, you come home in the morning, your hair's all a mess
You've been out all night, you've got wrinkles in your dress
You give me the runaround
All day long you give me the runaround
When you say something here, you mean something there
You give me the runaround
Same thing yesterday, same thing the day before
Woman, it does get pretty doggone old
You give me the runaround
All day long you give me the runaround
You give me the runaround, woman, I'm getting tired of that
Hey, you told me last Sunday you were gonna straighten it out
You know, woman, it's time I started having my doubts
Such a runaround
You've been stepping on me, woman, running 'round like that

What Do You Expect?
(J.J.Cale)

Well, I quit my high living just for you
Made you number one while I was number two
Set the weight of a hangman, to keep you satisfied          (?)
Times you dogged around on me and lied, lied, lied
What do you expect?
Caviar and candlelight
What do you expect?
Champagne every night
Well, you come home in the morning, quarter to two
Slide into the bedroom, want me to make love to you
I can take your jiving, can play it all cool
But I can't keep from knowing you think I'm a fool, fool, fool
What do you expect?
Santa Claus at Christmas time
What do you expect?
Bouquet of roses for your time
Yeah, now two days been gone since you been here
You've been hanging out, I don't know, I don't care
Change my way of living, gotta be stepping out that door
You won't find me here when you come back for more
What do you expect?
Cadillac and a chauffer too
What do you expect?
Just another fool for you
Sometimes we do it and sometimes we don't
I can't wait no longer just to get to the point
What do you expect?
Beating my head against the wall
What do you expect?
You want to take it all

Love Has Been Gone
(J.J.Cale)

Love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
I say our love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
How does it feel?  Not too good
It ain't real but it's understood
That our love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
It ain't the same, it's just a game we play
Why do we keep on going through it every day?
The good lord up above
Only he knows what happened to our sweet love
Love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new

Cloudy Day
(J.J.Cale)

 (Instrumental)
Grasshopper (1982)

City Girls
(J.J.Cale)

City girls they're all right
They just want you for the night
But when the morning comes at dawn
City girls they all gone
You know the daylight can be sad
When you feel that you've been had
Only night time brings the price
City girl she thinks it's right
What's a poor boy going to do
If he wants a girl like you
Can't afford no diamond rings
Or all those other fancy things
Only one thing I can give
A song down where you live
I'll sing to you hear the sound
City girl please stay around

Devil In Disguise
(J.J.Cale)

>From the California shore to New York City
The beat don't never stop
You can hear it on the radio anywhere you go
It's steady as the rhythm of a clock
It cuts through the noise of the city life
It won't seem to go away
It's the devil in disguise I tell you no lies
My fingers do the walking everyday
Yonder comes a young girl she wants to take a whirl
She thinks it's all a dream
She got rock and roll way down in her soul
She wants to know where's the limousine
Get up honey let your mama sit down
You're too young anyway
The devil in disguise give her the price
Then you can carry her away
When the road I travel starts to unravel
Every which way it goes
The beat starts to press on my bullet proof vest
And my high turns out to be low
Give me my guitar I'm going to go far
Let me see it let me hold it in my hand
I'm the devil in disguise I tell you no lies
I'm playing in a rock 'n roll band.

One Step Ahead Of The Blues
(Roger Tillison)

I ain't high on cocaine
I don't need the pain
It's bad for your brain and that's true
I ain't droppin' no games
I ain't playin' no games
I'm just one step ahead of the blues
One step ahead of the blues
>From Memphis to Reno
>From New York to Tokyo
I'll try to come through for you
I won't do you in
I ain't no fairweather friend
I'm just one step ahead of the blues
One step ahead of the blues
I don't rob, I don't steal
I ain't beggin' no meal
I ain't driven to drink, I'm no fool
I don't run with the crown
I don't talk big and loud
I'm just one step ahead of the blues
One step ahead of the blues
I've been under a spell
I ain't been feelin' well
I've been in a shell, and that's true
Dealin' with a curse
But it couldn't be worse
I've been one step ahead of the blues
One step ahead of the blues

You Keep Me Hanging On
(J.J.Cale)

Every time I stop awhile and think about your sweet smile
I can't do nothing else all day
The way that you wink your eye every time you walk by
Baby what can I say
You keep me hanging on
I can't get nothing else on
When the evening rolls around
And there ain't nobody around
Baby, I think of you
Of all the stars at night
None can match the brilliant light
That I see in your eyes
The humble warmth, the glow
Baby child I know,
I still think of you
If I could hold you
Just one time
Stop that moment in my mind

Downtown L.A.
(J.J.Cale)

Downtown L.A. is a depressing place
You can see young men with deep lines in their face
They could all be something if somebody cared
But nobody knows they're even down there
Old woman walking with a sack on her back
Picking up the garbage people put out back
Men down there trying to walk the line
Trading their soul for a bottle of wine
In the inner city it ain't no good
It's a long, long way from Hollywood
Bad kind of people got a hold of the street
They got something that the poor people need
At two in the morning they bust your head
Fat chance walking you'll end up dead
It's the law of the jungle with a gun and a knife
If you stay long enough you lose your life
Man down there he couldn't be lying
He was sleeping in the street and he couldn't keep from crying
Said he'd been there for twenty one years
Through the bars and the brawls and the blues and the tears
Prop up the front the back falls down
All around the canyons of L.A. town
When he asked me for a dollar I looked him in his face
Downtown L.A. is a depressing place.

Can't Live Here
(J.J.Cale)

Well you can't live here like this anymore
No you can't live here like this anymore
No you can't live here like this
Cause your man he ain't gonna like it
No you can't live here like this anymore
What's your mama gonna say about you when you get home
What's your mama gonna say about you when you get home
She's gonna whip your butt for sure now
She's gonna wonder what you do now
What's your mama gonna say about you when you get home
You better slip on across that fence where you belong
You better get on back there quick before they know you're gone
No you can't live here like this
Cause your people ain't gonna like it
No you can't live here like this anymore

Grasshopper
(J.J.Cale)

    (intrumental)

Drifters Wife
(J.J.Cale)

Had me a woman down in Tennessee
Oh she used to love me
Free fever got me and I had to go
I never seen that woman no more
New York City is a place I been
I was there one time with a travellin' band
Young girl there wanted me to stay
I think she wanted me to play
Roll it out, roll it in
Here we go down the road again
Drifters life is a drifters wife
Don't say I didn't tell you so
Travellin' man now he don't know
Only what he hears on the radio
Politics and money don't bother him
Only good lookin' women and a bottle of gin
Portland, Oregon, to the Mexican line
Boy let me tell you the women are fine
If you don't hang around there very long
They'll never ever know you're gone

Don't Wait
(J.J.Cale)

Don't wait, don't wait
Don't wait for the good times to come
We got 'em right here, we're on the run
Don't wait, don't wait
Going back, going back
Going way back, back in time
Another place, another mind
Going back, going back
Walk on, walk on
Walk on straight ahead
Don't look around, don't turn your head
Walk on, walk on
Fly away, fly away
Fly away away with me
I never been so flying free
Fly away, fly away
Bye bye, bye bye
Please don't ever say
You're leaving me, you're going away
Bye bye, bye bye

A Thing Goin' On
(J.J.Cale)

Look here we got a thing going on
Never fear we got a thing going on
Ain't nothing to it
Got to get down and do it
I tell you the truth
Ain't jivin' you
Lord, Lord, we got a thing going on
Something in this place
It's on every face
It's catching fever
You just can't leave her
Look here we got a thing going on
Never fear we got a thing going on
What we gonna do
We're gonna roll through
Do it right, keep it light
Lord, Lord, we got a thing going on
Look here we got a thing going on
Never fear we got a thing going on

Nobody But You
(J.J.Cale)

Nobody but you in my dreams at night
Nobody but you in my thoughts
Nobody but you in my dreams at night
Without you I am lost, without you I am lost
Can't seem to sleep after the sun goes down
Walking the streets is all I do
If you ever look you'll find me hanging 'round
Nobody but you, nobody but you
Nobody but you in my dreams at night
Nobody but you in my thoughts
Nobody but you in my dreams at night
Without you I am lost, without you I am lost
Without you I am lost

Mississippi River
(J.J.Cale)

Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back
Get me a motorcycle take off tomorrow
If it don't run I'll get me a car
Fill that car with gasoline
Do anything just to see her again
Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back
Walking down the highway
Thumbing down the road
Got to get there
How I don't know
Uphill, downhill, just around the bend
Got to go to Memphis see my baby again
Leaving in the morning
I cannot wait
Got to go to Memphis
See my baby today
Get me a ticket fly on a cloud
Airplane, airplane help me out
Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back

Does Your Mama Like To Reggae?
(J.J.Cale and Christine Lakeland)

Does your mama like to reggae
Does your mama like to reggae
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Does your mama like to reggae
You gotta come on home to the city
Down in Jamaica way
Better come home to the city
Down in Jamaica way
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Does she dance it for you daily
Watch it, watch it
Does she dance it for you daily when you want it
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Does your mama like to reggae
Does your mama like to reggae

Dr. Jive
(J.J.Cale)

    (Instrumental)
Eight (1983)

Money Talks
(J.J.Cale and Christine Lakeland)

Money talks, it'll tell you a story
Money talks, says strange things
Money talks very loudly
You'd be surprised the friends you can buy with small change
They say it's the root of all evil
They say gold is the king
Money talks, you'd better believe it
All that gold don't mean a thing
Rich people, hear those pockets jingle
Spare change, hear the down-and-outers cry
Money talks, tip-toe up behind you
Steal what they can, off the cuff or on the sly
Money talks
Money talks
Money talks
Money talks

Losers
(J.J.Cale and Christine Lakeland)

Losers, we're just losers
Exclusive club that we're in
Losers, we're just losers
Why don't losers ever win?
Came in this morning to spread the word around
Nobody wants to hear what a loser's putting down
Losers, we're just losers
Why don't losers ever win?
Been out a-wandering, bad luck all around
Can't you help a loser get up off the ground?

Hard Times
(J.J.Cale)

Hard times is about to get me
Hard times, they hurt my hands
Hard times, it took my woman
Hard times lead her to a richer man
Caught in the middle of some fool's advice
If you work real hard, you get a piece of the pie
Can't you hear that laughing?  No, the jokes don't end
Consider my resources, it's a hard time to eat
Hard times, it's rough all around
Hard times, it's all gonna end
Hard times, just thinking about it
Consider my resources, it's a hard time to eat
Hard times...
Hard times...
Hard times...

Reality
(J.J.Cale)

One drink of whisky, one drink of gin
One drink of vodka and I told my friends
Things don't seem quite like they used to
As reality leaves, so does the blues
One toke of reefer, a little cocaine
One shot of morphine and things begin to change
Things don't seem quite like they used to
As reality leaves, so does the blues
Up around here, back down again
I've been up on top, don't bother, my friend
Things don't seem quite like they used to
As reality leaves, so does the blues

Takin' Care Of Business
(J.J.Cale)

I got myself together, got my tie on straight
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
Glen D's got that old piano on the road
Blues is his bag, he's a funky soul
Tim Drummond's on bass, Jim Keltner's on the drums
They'll put it right on you for a shot of rum
I'll tell you right now it's a funky beat
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
We ain't very good but that's beside the point
We're all right here trying to rock this joint
Old mama Chip and the Spooner too
Trying to hack a _____ with you
Christine Lakeland and Jimmy Karstein
He's a rhythm fool, she's a guitar queen
Let me tell you, my friend Richard is hot on the beat
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street
Oh, climb on board, Chad Hailey running 'round
It's that Ashworth __ __ Dixie sound
Hurry up mama 'cause we're all gonna meet
Downtown, takin' care of business on the street

People Lie
(J.J.Cale)

Well, you can talk to the governor, talk to a prince
Talk to a preacher or the president
Some people lie, some people lie and deceive
When they say one thing, they mean something else completely
I had me a woman, loved me to begin
Two days later she was with another man
Some people lie, some people lie and deceive
But sometime later, they'll get theirs, yes sirree
Well, I bought me a new car, a limo, no doubt
The wheels fell off, the salesman he was out
People lie, people lie and deceive
When they say one thing, they mean something else completely
The bottom line, you understand
When some people talk, you can't believe what they're saying
People lie, people lie and deceive
When they say one thing, they mean something else completely

Unemployment
(J.J.Cale)

Beating down the pavement, looking for a job
I'll do anything except steal and rob
Unemployment is something I can't use
If you can't use me, can you tell me some good news?
I'll be pretty simple, hear just what I say
I'll do anything to send these blues away
Unemployment is something I can't use
If you can't hear me, can you tell us some good news?
You won't have to pay me overtime, overtime ______at
You just tell me what time and where at
Unemployment is something I can't use
If you can't hear me, can you tell me some good news?
I'll do anything at all, anything at all ___ ___ ____
You know I'm real prompt, I'm right on time
Unemployment is something I can't use
If you can't hear me, can you tell me some good news?

Trouble In The City
(J.J.Cale)

Heard the one about your woman
Lord, she's been messing 'round
She's been stepping out on the street
Lord, she's been hanging out
Ain't nobody had her this week but it won't take long
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
And I hope it won't mess with me
Walking downtown the other day
A man put a gun in my back
"Give me all you've got or I'll blow you away
That's a fact, Jack"
Woe me, misery, too much been going down                    (?)
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
And I hope it won't mess with me
Catch the next train out of here
Goodbye, I'll see you, so long
Time was I could face it here
That was a long time ago
I'll leave you very low, next time you won't see me at all
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
Lord, lord, there's trouble in the city
And I hope it won't mess with me

Teardrops In My Tequila
(Paul Craft)

I've got teardrops in my tequila
I've got teardrops in my tequila
Got Colorado, not enchiladas, on my mind
Ain't it cold as hell in Santa Fe
Makes me shiver to my toes
Things ain't going well in Santa Fe, oh no
Make them two tacos to go, senor
Goodbye, see you later Santa Fe
Then the freeway takes me home
Where the air is clean, the open fields, the meadow green
I'm going to be so all alone

Livin' Here Too
(J.J.Cale)

Don't ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies
I was born on a freight train passing by
My mother was poor, my father too
I'll take anything I can get from you
I did not make this old world
I'm just livin' here too
I've been shot three times running, been cut with a knife
I've got four children working and I ain't got no wife
__ ___ ____ _____, ___ ___ ___ too
If you don't watch my fingers, I'll put the touch on you
Turn around slowly, look behind
I'm calling from nowhere and not by design
I did not make this old world
I'm just livin' here too
Nothing to win, nothing to lose
I don't want a lot, just a shot will do
I did not make this old world
I'm just livin' here too
Travel-Log (1989)

Shanghaid
(J.J.Cale and A.Ashworth)

Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore
New York, Boston and Baltimore
They'll take you right down where you don't want to go
If you talk too fast and you walk too slow
    Shanghaid, Shanghaid
    Been locked up and Shanghaid
    Shanghaid, Shanghaid
    Been locked up and Shanghaid
I tried to live by the golden rule
Do unto others and they'll do unto you
Every time I get turned on
I end up singing the same song
I was crossing the desert on Saturday
I met two women that passed my way
They took me to a tent and they locked the door
And all they ever said was "More, more!"
And I'm standing right here with my usual slack
Police got me for talking back
"You're out on the street, you'd better watch your step
If you talk too loud, now button your lip"
Sitting in a bar in West Berlin
Sipping on a glass that's low again
Talking to a woman I thought I knew
The lights went out and I did too

Hold On Baby
(J.J.Cale)

I've got a fine-looking woman, she's fine and brown
She likes to boogie in the kitchen, likes to boogie 'round town
    Hold on baby, hold on baby
    Hold on baby, you're moving too fast for me
Talking about that woman, she's up early in the morn
Making love with me before the break of dawn
Every night about twelve o'clock
She starts making love to me till I think I'm gonna drop
She's a fine-looking woman, she's fine, no doubt
Everything I need but she's wearing me out
Don't get me wrong, I'm a-telling you right
Since I met her I get no sleep at night

No Time
(J.J.Cale)

No time for making my moves, no time
No time for hitting my groove, no time
Summer comes and summer gone
When I sing the very same song
Set apart of all the scene
How we long for all our dreams
No time for making no moves, no time
No time for hitting no grooves, no time
The clock it turns at a rapid pace
Takes us to another place
The train it goes from here to there
Just left me standing here
No time for making my moves, no time
No time for hitting my grooves, no time
I had the blues this morning
I cried all day
I guess you lose the blues in the morning
If you cry 'em away
No time for making my moves, oh no time
No time for hitting my grooves, no, no time

Lady Luck
(J.J.Cale)

Lady Luck, please just listen to me
Mistress of fantasy
Send a dream my way
Can you come and make my day?
Lady Luck, elusive as you are
You're just a fleeting star
You never hit the sky
With you I seem to fly
Lady Luck, hold on to my hand
I'm standing on shifting sand
I'm a dreamer don't you know
Lady, just don't let go
Lady Luck, hard as it may seem
When you pass out all your dreams
Could you keep me in your mind?
I'd like to see you one more time

Disadvantage
(J.Karstein/T.Drummond/S.Oldham/C.Lakeland/J.J.Cale)

Sometime in the morning, before the break of day
I lose my direction, I can't find my way
I can't find nobody to tell my troubles to
I get so sad and lonesome
Guess I'll tell 'em all to you
Got me at a disadvantage, you ?had me outta here?
I just want loving, the way don't seem clear
Got me at a disadvantage, that's the way I feel
Love is forever
Love is for real
Some kind of fascination, that's the reason why
First time I seen you, you were so shy
Got me at a disadvantage, that's the way I feel
Love is forever
Love is for real

Lean On Me
(J.J.Cale)

Lean on me, baby
Lean on me, for a while
Lean on me, baby
Lean on me, baby child
Won't bring you down, baby
Won't bring you down, no sirree
Won't bring you down, baby
Won't bring you down, just lean on me
Come on, baby
Come on, for a while
Come on, baby
Lean on me, baby child

End Of The Line
(J.J.Cale)

Trains don't run forever
Fire goes out sometime
Gotta tell you, baby
We've come to the end of the line
Pages of yesterday
Fill this book of mine
Gotta tell you, baby
It is the end of the line
I can't remember those good old days
They are from a different time
I gotta tell you, baby
We've come to the end of the line

New Orleans
(J.J.Cale)

Have you ever been down to New Orleans?
Lord, lord, them crazy queens
Crying the blues is what they do down there
Fortune teller, he knows your name
Fortune teller, he'll tell you your game
Crying the blues, that's what they do down there
Money dripping from a willow tree
He never want me
Lazy bones, I ain't got a dime
Just biding my time
If I find a way to choose
New Orleans, where they're crying the blues
Drinking bourbon from a dixie cup
Hanging out till the sun comes up
Crying the blues is what they do down there
French women, all I need
Up and down old Bourbon Street
Crying the blues is what they do down there
If I find a way to choose
New Orleans, where they're singing the blues

Tijuana
(J.J.Cale)

Just below San Diego
Tijuana, land of broken dreams
Senoritas  dancing in the moonlight
Flashing Spanish dark eyes to everyone, it seems
They say "Hey, gringo
Can you take us across the border?
Just tell them I'm your daughter
of a local."
Down the backstreets, through the alleys
All the young men stand with pride
They guard the palace to the kingdom
Called Tijuana, their heritage they decide
They say "Hey, gringo
Can you take us across the border?
We'll work for just a quarter
On the other side"

That Kind Of Thing
(J.J.Cale)

It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis
It's that kind of thing babe, shuffle or die
Going through these changes
Like Mr. Right
It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis
It's that kind of thing babe, pay your dues
It's that kind of thing babe, win or lose
Going through these changes
Like Mr. Right
It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis

Who's Talking
(T.Drummond/Tarczon/J.J.Cale)

Who's talking, ain't no friend of mine
Who's talking, stirred it up
Who's talking, who's lying
Hard rumours, hard rumours, pay no mind
When you abuse and you spread your rumours
Somebody's talking, somebody's lying
Find out ___ ___ is shouting
When they say you've got to ___
Watch out __ ___ ______ ___
Some day you're going to have a ____
Who's talking, ain't no friend of mine
Who's talking, stirred it up
Who's talking, who's lying

Change Your Mind
(J.J.Cale)

I detect a side-effect of a complicated life
The edge is on, sharp as a knife
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind
Contemplation, meditation, all that jive
Taking out the medicine just before sunrise
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind
I just want to love you and that's a fact
I just want to tell you when we get back...
You're just the kind of woman do a man all night
You're just the kind of woman that's a dynamite
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind

Humdinger
(J.J.Cale)

Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
She rolls it 'round her tongue like a natural thing
She makes me feel like I'm a natural king
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
She got lips around me, painted red
She close her eyes when she rolls her head
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger

River Boat Song
(J.J.Cale)

I hear a whistle, I hear a moan
Must be my baby coming home
She's been down in Tupelo, singing that river boat song
She is a dancer, a river queen
She'll teach them gamblers most anything
She's been down in Tupelo, singing that river boat song
Many nights I spend alone
Many days there ain't nobody home
Many times I wish she was here
Yeah, that river boat whistle blows I know she's getting near
River captain, bring my baby home
I get so lonesome since she's been gone
She's been down in Tupelo, working the river boat song
Number 10 (1992)

Lonesome Train
(J.J.Cale)

Lonesome train, right on babe
Lonesome train, right on babe
Since I lost my woman, I lost my way
Mr Conductor, where is this train bound?
Mr Conductor, where is this train bound?
Is it headed up, is it headed down?
Lucky for me, I'm on the sunny side
Lucky for me, I'm on the sunny side
Since I lost my woman, it's a lonesome ride
Lonesome train, right on babe
Lonesome train, right on babe
Since I lost my woman, I lost my way

Digital Blues
(J.J.Cale)

I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number
I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number
You check it out, we're all the same
You check it out, we're one again
I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number
Three forty-four point six, is that really me?
Three forty-four point six, you're kidding me
How did we get into the shape we're in?
I check it out, I'm one again
I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number
In the year thirty-two thirty-two, how will they remember me?
In the year thirty-two thirty-two, how will they remember me?
My appetite will be a digital code
Information in the new ?commode?
I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number
I got the digital blues, my soul is just another number

Feeling In Love
(J.J.Cale)

Feeling in love, I want to testify
Little time it will take me
Feeling in love, I'm so satisfied
>From the love that you gave me
The way you make my day
The things you do and say
Feeling in love, I'm so satisfied
>From the love that you gave me
Feeling in love, I have no alibis
No kitschy lines to say
Only the truth, never no lies
Feeling in love today
You make all so light
You make everything all right
For your love, I'm so satisfied
Feeling in love today
To my life, you bring love
You're a saint, I know
You give to me a little bit of joy
>From here it seems to flow
For the times you were there
When no-one else seemed to care
For your love, I'm so satisfied
Feeling in love today
There is nothing to compare
You always seem to share
For your love, I'm so satisfied
Feeling in love today
Feeling in love today
Feeling in love today
Feeling in love today

Artificial Paradise
(J.J.Cale)

Many loves in a lifetime, they seem to go astray
Many people come and go, they never seem to stay
Sometimes I kid myself, then I realise
I'm just living in an artificial paradise
A hundred times, my hopes and dreams are blown into the air
A thousand times, it always seems no-one is really there
Then I know I'm fooling myself, I'm not so wise
I'm just living in an artificial paradise
Plastic state of mind, superficial clothes
Living in a vacuum, close to zero
Sometimes I kid myself, then I realise
I'm just living in an artificial paradise

Passion
(J.J.Cale)

Whatever happened to ole what's-her-name?
She used to be a big part of my game
Now she's gone, but her passion is still in me
I still remember the way she wore her hair
Man, we used to go most everywhere
Now she's gone, but her passion still lies in me
Some call her a shady lady, others around her
All I know, is I'm sure glad I found her
Even though she's gone, her passion still is in me
They say she drifted on to another place
You know I just can't forget her face
Even though she's gone, her passion still lies in me

Take Out Some Insurance
(J.J.Cale)

A man knock upon my door said "Don't you know you're gonna die some day
And I got a plan for you man, for when you pass away
We'll give to your mother, your kids and your wife
And all you have to give in return is your life"
   Take out some insurance, insurance today
   For tomorrow will come and take us away
Two men were gamblin' in a parlour one night
When a woman walked in with her dress up so tight
She asked the two gentlemen would they fight for her name
They got up and shot her and went back to their game
   Take out some insurance, insurance today
   For tomorrow will come and take us away
This ain't no sad song, don't cry in your beer
For one day will come when we won't be here
Somebody else will take up our game
Different place, different name
   Take out some insurance, insurance today
   For tomorrow will come and take us away
   For tomorrow will come and take us away

Jailer
(J.J.Cale)

Low-light moonlight comes through my window
But these steel bars spoil the view
You know that jailer thinks I'm guilty
He don't know that I'm passing through
Ain't no service in this prison
Ain't no women I can see
Doin' my time now, I been waiting
For that jailer, set me free
That jailer, walks around here
Like he owns my very soul
You know that jailer's got the key
Be so easy (to) let me go

Low Rider
(J.J.Cale)

She is my low rider
She is my low rider
Some say she's bad, but she's better than no rider
She carries a .45 on her hip
She takes no bother, she takes no lip
So put your hands on my rider today
She is my low rider
She is my low rider
Some say she's bad, but she's better than no rider
In the morning, I get my kicks
When she shows me all her tricks
A love of mine, you know she's fine, I say...
She is my low rider
She is my low rider
Some say she's bad, but she's better than no rider

Traces
(J.J.Cale)

Traces of loving a life I remember
Already grown by December
By spring it was gone
Traces of people and things, and places
So much a part of my life
Where did it go?
   Time has brought some changes
   Caught us by surprise
   Where is the seed, that we need
   Keeps our love alive
Traces of lines that lead back to nowhere
Forgotten memories of yesteryear
That's all gone
   Time has brought some changes
   Caught us by surprise
   Where is the seed, that we need
   Keeps our love alive
Traces of lines that lead back to nowhere
Forgotten memories of yesteryear
That's all gone

She's In Love
(J.J.Cale)

She hangs around with another guy I met only yesterday
He's a hard cold cooker, a fine looker
He took that woman away
He took my woman away
   She's in love, she's in love with another man
   That's the way it goes
   She's in love, she's in love with another man
   A hard cold cooker, he really shook her
   If you see her, it really shows
He drives a fine set of wheels, let me tell you
He's got diamonds in his ears
He's a real jim-dandy, with her he's so handy
Such a scene, make you break out in tears
Such a scene, make you break out in tears
   She's in love, she's in love with another man
   That's the way it goes
   She's in love, she's in love with another man
   A hard cold cooker, he really shook her
   If you see her, it really shows
If you see her, tell her I still love her
No matter what, no matter when
It will be a good day when he goes away
And she comes back round again
And she comes back round again
   She's in love, she's in love with some other man
   That's the way it goes
   She's in love, she's in love with another man
   A hard cold cooker, he really shook her
   If you see her, it really shows

Shady Grove
(J.J.Cale)

Down the road, and up the hill
Round the bend, and behind the mill
When just a kid I used to go
To a place called Shady Grove
That is where I first met her
She changed my life with one just one word
She called it love but I don't know
I call it goin' down to Shady Grove
Shady Grove, Shady Grove
In the middle of Shady Grove
Sometimes we'd steal away at night
All the same the feel was right
There was no city, there was no town
'Cause Shady Grove was all around
We'd just lay down look up and see
The vast expanse of the old, old tree
When our love had turned to lust
Shady Grove would cover us
Shady Grove, Shady Grove
In the middle of Shady Grove
No one would ever come by
We were young and very shy
It seemed to wrap around us both
The place we called Shady Grove
Not long ago to my surprise
I seemed to have two ____ ___ ___
I went back to that same old spot
The trees were gone - it's a parking lot
Shady Grove, Shady Grove
In the middle of Shady Grove

Roll On Mama
(J.J.Cale)

Jump in woman, now the jumpin' is right
I'm the kind of man don't sleep at night
Heart gets a-beatin' when a place sound funky
I gotta roll on, Mama
Things been movin' too slow
Hesitating, reservatin', making my move
Rotatin', motivatin', I gotta go
Feet keep a-walking and your mouth keep a-talking, you know
I gotta roll on, Mama
Things been movin' too slow
Until you measure my height and my size
If I don't die runnin', I won't be alive
Give me my things, show me to the door
I gotta roll on, Mama
I can't hang no more
I take your Cadillac DeVille with a continental kit
Rollin' down the highway, and then I fit
Fakin', shakin', that's all I know
I gotta roll on, Mama
Things been movin' too slow

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