Boz Scaggs - Memphis Lyrics

Mixed Up, Shook Up GirlBoz Scaggs

[Listen]

Candles lit, eyes are slits
Jumpin' now, paper clip
Make a move, sail a ship
Tap it in, tap it in now, ooh ruby lips

She's a mixed up, shook up girl
Got me so strung out
I don't know what to do
She's a mixed up, mixed up, shook up girl

Take a breath, in the night
Hurry over, she said
But there was no one in sight
Break away, is in her eyes
You know that little girl, she's cut me deep
Inside

She's a mixed up shook up girl
Got me so strung out
I don't know what to do
She's a mixed up, mixed up, shook up girl

Hey you, I remember
All the empty streets
They fill me now
Though I know you're gone away
I know its not forever
Why don't you just come over here and tell me, baby
Is it over now?

She's a mixed up shook up girl
Got me so strung out
I don't know what to do
She's a mixed up, mixed up, shook up girl

She's a mixed up, shook up girl
She's a mixed up, shook up girl
She's a mixed up, shook up girl...

Gone Baby Gone

Tell you where its at
Ain't nobody crying now
Cept for me
But it always mattered to me, yeah
Lost your head, life is dead
So please
Don't come singing that sad song any more
Cause it just doesn't matter to me

Find another fantasy, yeah
Go on fly, fly back to your flame
Just a game I ain't playing
So please
You won't be running that game on me no more
Cause you're gone baby gone to me
You ain't coming back
Cause you're gone baby gone to me

Right back where its at
Find another fantasy
As you fly
Fly back to your flame
Lost your game, no one playing
So please
Won't be running that game around here no more
Cause you're gone baby
To me
You ain't coming back back cause you're gone baby gone
To me
You ain't coming back cause you're gone baby gone

So Good To Be Here

Now… now it's over baby
I can come home to you
Just as I should do

And you're... waiting there for me
Just as you should be
Hope to see you soon

Now that you've got all the things
That you need
And you're still waitin' for me

So good to be here
So good to see your face
So good to be loved by you
And we are both here waiting

All I can say or do, yeah
Is give my love to you
Just as I should do

I can't imagine me leaving you
Wasting my time
When I wanna be with you baby

So good to be here
So good to see your face
So good to be loved by you

Everyday it's hard to make you stay
Stealing your heart
You're gonna run away from me, baby

So good to be here
So good to see your face
So good to be loved by you
Every day in every way
I want to keep you girl in every way

Cadillac Walk

When the moon comes up the sun goes down
Rita starts her creeping around
Flame in her blood fire on her breath
Fourteen names carved on her chest
She gotta rose tattooed on her thigh
Dead men raise and sigh
It drives my young blood wild

My baby's got the Cadillac walk
The Cadillac walk
She's got the Cadillac walk
Cadillac walk

When Rita turns down her bed
Grown men plead and beg
Baby honey baby you're the one
Carve your name right on my gun
Oooh
Ain't she something nice
Bones rattle my dice
Ooh

My baby's got the Cadillac walk
The Cadillac walk
She's got the Cadillac walk
The cadillac walk

Lonely late at night honey hear my call
She said "boy I'm gonna make you crawl"
Rita pound by pound
Knows how to work it on down
Weep and moan to and fro
Leave your heart she'll steal your soul
No matter what the cost
Them dual exhausts
Make my motor sigh

My baby's got the Cadillac walk
She's got the Cadillac walk
She got the Cadillac walk
Cadillac walk

Lonely late at night honey hear my call
She said "boy I'm gonna make you crawl"
Rita pound by pound
Knows how to work it on down
Weep and moan to and fro
Leave your heart she'll steal your soul
No matter what the cost
Them dual exhausts
Make my motor sigh

My baby's got the Cadillac walk
She's got the Cadillac walk
She got the Cadillac walk
She got the Cadillac walk
Whoo

Rainy Night In Georgia

Hoverin' by my suitcase
Tryin' to find a warm place to spend the night
A heavy rain is falling
Seems I hear your voice calling, it's all right

A rainy night in Georgia
A rainy night in Georgia
Seems its raining all over the world
Feels like its raining all over the world

Neon lights are flashing
Taxicabs and buses passing, through the night
The distant moaning of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain, tonight

On a rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
Feels like it's raining all over the world
Seems its raining all over the world

How many times I wonder
But it still comes out the same
No matter how you think of it, or look at it
Its life and you just got to play the game

Find my place in the boxcar
So I take my guitar, to pass some time
Late at night when it's hard to rest
I hold your picture to my chest, and I feel fine

On this rainy night in Georgia
Rainy night in Georgia
Seems like its raining all over the world
Feel like its raining all over the world

On a rainy night in Georgia
Seems its raining all over the world
All over my world
Hmmmm hmmmm

Love On a Two Way Street

I found love on a two way street, and lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street, lost it on a lonely highway

True love will never die, so I've been told, but now I must cry
And it's finally goodbye, I know

With music softly playing, her lips were gently saying "I love you"
She held me in desperation, I thought it was a revelation, then she walked out

How could I be so blind, to give my love for the very first time
To be fooled is a hurting thing, to be loved and fooled is a crying shame
While I bear the blame, as she laughs my name

With music softly playing, her lips were gently saying "Honey, I love you."
She held me in desperation, I thought it was a revelation, then she walked out

I found love on a two way street, and lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street, lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street, I lost it on a lonely highway
Love on a two way street...

Pearl Of The Quarter

On the water down in New Orleans
My baby's the pearl of the quarter
She's a charmer like you've never seen
  Singing voulez voulez voulez-vous

Where the sailor spends his hard-earned pay
Red beans and rice for a quarter
You can see her almost any day
Singing voulez voulez voulez-vous

And if you hear from my Louise
Won't you tell her that I said hello
Please make it clear
When her day is done
She got a place to go

I walked alone down the miracle mile
I met my baby by the shrine of the martyr
She stole my heart with her Cajun smile
Singing voulez voulez voulez-vous

She loved the million dollar words I'd say
She loved the candy and flowers that I bought her
Said she loved me and was on her way
Singing voulez voulez voulez-vous

And if you hear from my Louise
Won't you tell her that I love her so
Please make it clear
When her day is done
She got a place to go

Corrina, Corrina

Corrina, Corrina where you been so long
Corrina, Corrina where you been so long
I've been wondering about you baby
Baby please come home

Corrina, Corrina got you on my mind
Corrina, Corrina got you on my mind
I was sitting here thinking about you
Just can't keep you off my mind

I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
I got a bird that whistles
I got a bird that sings
But without my Corrina
Life don't mean a thing

I love you Corrina, tell the world I do
I love you Corrina, tell the world I do
And I don't love nobody in this world but you
And I don't love nobody in this world but you
And I don't love nobody in this world but you

Can I Change My Mind

She didn't bat an eye, as I packed my bags to leave
I thought she would cry, or sit around my room and grieve
But oh the girl she fooled me this time
Acting like I was the last thing on her mind
Now I'd like to start all over again
I just want to change my mind

As I took those steps, toward that open door
Knowing all the time, oh Lord I just didn't wanna go
She didn't give me no sign
Nothing that would make me wanna change my mind
And I would like to start all over again
Baby, can I change my mind
Cause I would like to change my mind

[You know, I was confused, sitting here by myself thinking,
watching you walk to the door and walk away,
what was I supposed to say "change your mind"]

Oh I've played my game so many times before
But people let me tell y'all, that I never reached the door
Oh the wind it is high tonight
I keep lookin' for my baby but she's not in sight
And I would like to start all over again

Baby can I change my mind
Cause I would like to start all over again
Baby can I change my...my mind
Cause I would like to start all over again with you girl

Dry Spell

I've got dust on my shoes
Need my crankcase drained
I've got dust on my shoes
Need my crankcase drained
Its been a mean dry spell
But I think its gonna rain

Well the storm clouds roll in
My dogs pulling on his chain
Well the storm clouds roll in
My dogs pulling on his chain
Its been a long dry spell
But I think its gonna rain
Let it rain now… now

When I look at my field
Everything is cracked and flayed
I say I look at my field
Everything is cracked and flayed
And then I wonder to myself
How much can a poor man take

If your well runs dry
You might loose your sugarcane
Mmmm that good sweet cane babe
If your well runs dry
You might lose your sugarcane
Mmm hmmm

Its been a mean dry spell
But I think its gonna rain
Its been a mean dry spell
But I think its gonna rain
Its been a mean dry spell
But I think its gonna rain

You Got Me Cryin'

I've got a little girl
And when she holds me in her arms, its out of this world
She help keep that pearl
She's gotten me cryin', a valley of tears
You know who they are, because you know how I feel
You gotten me cryin', oh yeah, you know the way home

And now you know darling, that you thrill me so
I'm telling you honey, you don't have to go
You gotten me cryin', a valley of tears
You know who they are, because you know how I feel
You gotten me cryin', oh yeah, you know the way home

And now you know darling, that you thrill me so
I'm telling you honey, you don't have to go
You gotten me cryin', a valley of tears
You know who they are, because you know how I feel
You've gotten me cryin', oh yeah, you know the way home

Sunny Gone

Crazy to remember that frozen winter
Snow-bound by a lovely face
The quiet grace soothed me
The dark wine, the warm gaze
An otherworldly spell conspired to amaze
But like those winter days it wasn't made to last forever
And Sunny gone that way

Wiled to remember Stockholm December
A drunken choir
The ancient fire cooled me
Suddenly the spark flew off into the dark and left me there
As if she never knew me

A dark smile on a grey page
Like some faded photograph that someone tossed away
Someone tossed away
The silence still amazes me and Sunny gone that way

You ignored my letters, ignored my calls
Till there was nobody left for you to ignore at all
The only thing there was you and your prayers
And your silence says it all

The choir sang, guitars played
Fallen angels all across our universe that way
Like the Milky Way, its beauty still amazes me
And Sunny gone that way

[Thank you Eileen and Matt for your help with Sunny Gone]

>Site Map >ALBUMS >Memphis