Boz Scaggs Anthology Disc 2 Lyrics
     
 

Boz Scaggs - Anthology Disc 2 Lyrics

Columbia Records - October 14, 1997

Track List

  1. Hard Times
  2. 1993
  3. JoJo
  4. Isn't It Time
  5. Simone
  6. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  7. Miss Sun
  8. Look What You've Done to Me
  9. Heart of Mine
  10. What's Number One
  11. Drowning in the Sea of Love
  12. Sierra
  13. Some Change
  14. As The Years Go Passing By
  15. Just Go
  16. Goodnight Louise

Anthology Insert Booklet by Ben Fong Torres

1. *Hard Times

(Boz Scaggs)

Initially recorded 1977 "Down Two Then Left"

I am down in the sea of confusion
Beneath the waves of no recovery
Swept away by a distant voice calling
Ain't no use in trying to rescue me

I am falling
Back into your spell
Back into your cell of no return
No way to rescue me

I still see you
Reaching out to take your hold on me
Through a crack in the moon
I believed you
But I know this time there ain't no use

I am falling
Back into your spell
Back into a cell of no return
No way to rescue me

Falling back into your spell
Back into your cell of no return
No way to rescue me

I am falling
Back into your spell
Back into your cell of no return
No way to rescue me

Back into your spell
Back into your cell of no return
No way to rescue me


2. *1993

(Boz Scaggs / M Omartian)

Initially recorded 1977 "Down Two Then Left"

It's like 1993
And it's weird as hell to me
Before they send me out
They'll have to alter.. alter me
I've done it lots before
But I don't need to ride no more
This spoof reality
Is just like outer space to me

I told you
Don't be buying no more rides
Till you got this ticket
You ain't been alive
Oooh it's awful
I did not think I would survive
Got off so fast
Had to kiss my past goodbye

It's like 1993
And it's weird as hell to me
Before they send me out
They'll have to alter.. alter me
I've done it lots before
But I don't need to ride no more
This spoof reality
Is just like outer space to me

See you waiting in line there
Till they lead you to the gate
When the nurse arrives
The crowd can hardly wait
Then you blast off crash and it's over
And if you do not survive
Your body's there but your head does not arrive

It's like 1993
And it's weird as hell to me
Before they send me out
They'll have to alter.. alter me
I've done it lots before
But I don't need to ride no more
This spoof reality
Is just like outer space to me


3. *Jojo

(Boz Scaggs / D Foster / D Lasley)

Initially recorded 1979 "Middle Man"

Look out behind you
Jojo's got his gun
He wouldn't mean to
You know he likes his fun
Jojo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo dig those Broadway nights
Flashy lines you know him

(You know him)

He's got you covered
You'll know it right out front
Hey fifty dollars
He'll get you all you want
Jojo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
And its all below him
Jojo dig those Broadway nights
Flashy lines you know him

Ever so rarely that man in a million's born
Gentle and soft but who'd just as soon off you
For looking the wrong way as not
(Jojo) Jojo

His baby stays high
Got to keep her sweet
He keep her just right
Keeps her on the street
Jojo dig those spinning lights
(Way out games and dizzy heights)
Oh below him
Jojo dig those Broadway nights
Oh you know him

(Jo you are so low
Ooh Ooh Jo how low can you go)

Jo Jo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
(Jo Jo dig those Broadway nights)
Broadway nights
You know him

Say what do you think of gentlemen wearing mink
Gentle and soft
But who'd just as soon off you
For looking the wrong way as not
(Jojo) Jojo

Jojo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Man its way below him
Jojo dig those Broadway nights
Flashing lights below him
Yeah yeah
Jo Jo
How low can you go
Jo Jo Ooh Oooh


4. *Isn't It Time

(Boz Scaggs / D. Foster)

Initially recorded 1979 "Middle Man"

Last time this happened
Thought it wouldn't happen anymore
But that was before
And now once again
As it happens
Well why do I listen anymore
Facing the door
I wonder again

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else
And you can trust in me

Think back and remember
All the disappointments you've been through
Well I felt them too and all I can say
Is crazy stories
Really shouldn't get the best of you
I want you too
So I wouldn't let them

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else
And you can trust in me

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else with you
(You can trust in me)
Its me

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
(You can trust in me)
You can trust in me
Well

(Isn't it time.. you got the news..
Isn't it time.. you got the news.. isn't it time)


5. *Simone

(Boz Scaggs / D Foster)

Initially recorded 1979 "Middle Man"

Darling lets stop this pretending
What more is there to say
Here's to your eyes
And my final demise
Oh Simone its you

I knew from the start
That my easily touched heart
Was about to go out for a ride
Conquer the room
With a touch of perfume
Oh Simone its you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Make it romantic
Make it up I don't care
Look up and sigh
Even if its a lie
Oh Simone what can I do

What charm could sway me
Then burn and betray me
But thrill me the way that you do
Second to none
So completely undone
Oh Simone its you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Its time they told you
Its about time you knew
Straighten your gown
Throw a Manhatten down
Yes Simone its true

Why do you think you're fooling somebody
Do you think that I can't see
There's no doubt not a trace
Its all over your face
Oh Simone its me
Oh hoo ooh hoo

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you in to the night
And on to the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Oh oh oh oh

Yes my dear I think its going fast


6. *Breakdown Dead Ahead

(Boz Scaggs / D Foster)

Initially recorded 1979 "Middle Man"

I call ya
You ain't in
What's this cold reaction
Where you been?
Ooh baby
Layin' it on the line
If this is last call
And you say that's all you can take
It's fine

I'm sorry but
It don't make sense
You'd be a fool
If you just run out on first offense
Ooh baby play it smart
Before you go south with your big mouth
Better check your heart

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
Maybe you're in way above your head
I may burn.. might upset you
But you know I'd never let you down

I told ya
No more lying
No more tears a falling
Stop your cryin'
Ooh baby I'm your man
Before you go back to your side track
Better understand

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
And just maybe you're in way above your head
I burn.. might upset you
But you know I'd never let you down
No no no
No no no no
No no no no no no no

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
Then just maybe you're in way above your head
I may burn.. might upset you
But you know I'd never let you down
No no no

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
And just maybe you're in way above your head
I may burn.. might upset you
But you know I'd never let you down down down down
No no no oh oh oh


7. *Miss Sun

(David Paich)

Initially recorded 1980 "Hits"

Been thinkin' 'bout you all night
Guess you got me in your spell
Well
But I think that I'll be alright
Even if I don't get well

Hey Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms

I can still remember
What you told me with your eyes.. eyes
One kiss
Now it's down to this
Guess it's time you realize

Hey Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms
Has you back in my arms

Hey Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in the way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms
In my arms...oooh hooo

Hey Miss Sun
What could I say
I tried to hold you
But the moon got in my way
It won't be long before the morning
Has you back in my arms

(One kiss.. is what I need
One kiss.. give it to me
It won't be long until the morning
It won't be long until the morning
Has you back on my arms)

(One kiss..
I realize
One kiss..
I can see it in your eyes)

(Oh.. it won't be long
Until the morning has you back in my arms)


8. *Look What You've Done to Me

(Boz Scaggs / D Foster)

Initially recorded 1980 "Hits" "Urban Cowboy"

Hope they never end this song
This could take us all night long
I looked at the moon and I felt blue
Then I looked again and I saw you

Eyes like fire in the night
Bridges burning with their light
Now I'll have to spend the whole night through
And honey yes I'll have to spend it all on you

Love look what you've done to me
Never thought I'd fall again so easily
Oh love you wouldn't lie to me
Leading me to feel this way

They might fade and turn to stone
Let's get crazy all alone
Hold me closer than you'd ever dare
Close your eyes and I'll be there

And after all is said and done
After all you are the one
Take me up your stairs and through the door
Take me where we don't care anymore

Love look what you've done to me
I never thought I'd fall again so easily
Oh love you wouldn't lie to me.. would you
Leading me to feel this way

Love look what you've done to me
Never thought I'd fall again so easily
Oh love you wouldn't lie to me
Leading me to feel this way


9. *Heart of Mine

(B Caldwell / J Scheff / D Vatkosky)

Initially recorded 1985 "Other Roads"

One day you may
Find true love that will last forever.. and ever
Till then you'll spend
A lifetime wishing one together
You never thought she'd say goodbye
And you'll never understand the reasons why

Heart of mine
How will you keep from dying
Stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing
Heart of mine
Oh what's the use in trying
No one can mend you now mmmmm

Love plays cruel games
You can't believe she's found another.. lover
Does she miss me
Sometimes you just can't help but wonder
No you can't hold the hands of time
And you'll always be the one she left behind

Heart of mine
How will you keep from dying
Stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing

Heart of mine
Oh what's the use in trying
No one can mend you now

And you'll never understand the reasons why
Heart of mine
How will you keep from dying
Stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing

Heart of mine
Oh what's the use in trying
No one can mend you now
Oh heart of mine

Heart of mine
Heart of mine


10. *What's Number One

(Boz Scaggs / M Miller / J Carroll)

Initially recorded 1985 "Other Roads"

Those were high times back in Delhi
I was left for dead
Everybody beat it to L.A.
So the papers read
But I said
"No, this is not where I get dropped off
Keep the dough I'm here to blow the top off it"

Sixty-eight back in Chicago
Watched my friends all fall
Now they're waiting down in old Key Largo
For their man to call
All laid back
Sitting in the redwood sauna
Hanging slack
Like some dazed iguana

I'd choose
The bruised up moon over the sun
I'd lose
I guess I'm confused
What's number one
What's number one

I'm a fine one to be talking
Dig the mastermind
You see even if you hold the key
The doors locked from behind
But I left
I was playing out a lone part
I was deaf to whispers of my own heart

I'd choose
The bruised up moon over the sun
I'd lose
I guess I'm confused
What's number one
What's number one

Like a miner seeks that main gold vein
I'll search on
Cutting through against the grain
Keeps me sane

I'd choose
The bruised up moon over the sun
I'd lose
I guess I'm confused
What's number one
What's number one


11. *Drowning in the Sea of Love

(K Gamble / L Huff)

Initially recorded 1991 "The New York Rock and Soul Review - Live at the Beacon"

I've been out here so very long
Lost all of my direction
Baby when you came my way
Thought I'd found protection
But a strong wind came into my life
Took me.. took me by surprise
I can't seem to control these tears
Falling from my eyes

Going down one time
Going down two times
Now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Baby I depended on you
For our love navigation
Now you've gone and deserted me
Can't you feel my desperation
I'm in the middle of a love storm
Miles from the shore
I look around and all I can see
Is water coming over me

One time
Going down two times
Now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Listen to me now

I'm in the middle of a love storm
Miles from the shore
I look around and all I can see
Is water coming over me

Been one time
I've been down two times
Right now I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love

Going down one time
I've been down two times
Right now I'm worrying
Hey hey
The sea of love

Listen to the man

There it goes one time
Going down two times y'all
Can't you see the man drowning
Can you see his desperation

Drowning.. drowning.. hey hey

Can't you see the drowning man
Drowning right there on dry land
Getting kind of worried
Down in the sea of love

Hey down one time
Been down two times
Yes I'm drowning
Drowning in the sea of love


12. *Sierra

(Boz Scaggs)

Initially recorded 1994 "Some Change"

What about the one who said he loved you
What about the one who said he cared
Don't bother trying to find him
Way up in the icy air

Oh you played with his heartstrings
And you played without a care
But not up in the High Sierra
You won't play his heart out there

The angels lay their clouds across his sky
They line up for him every night
Some have wings and others sing
The rest do lazy ballets in the air

There he's got a bird to give him warning
And he's got a lookout too
The beauty of the High Sierra
And she's looking out for you

The angels lay their clouds across his sky
They line up for him every night
Some have wings and others sing
The rest do lazy ballets in the air

What about the one who said he loved you
What about the one who said he cared
He's up in the High Sierra
But don't bother looking there


13. *Some Change

(Boz Scaggs)

Initially recorded 1994 "Some Change"

Some change comes down for the better
You feel it move
Then some come around like the weather
You take that in too

But like some change in your pocket
Sometimes it seems to be a little too late
I guess it's time to break out a few pesos
Cause I'm getting to where I like the view
And if you're feeling lucky
You aint just passing through
You might change some too

There was a time I was lowdown for action
Red hot as a rule
Certified guaranteed satisfaction
One happening fool
And now I know I was missing the boat
Now I know I was missing it by a country mile

Like Noah said you'd better wake up
You don't want to get stuck in this zoo
Cause when he leaves the dock
He aint waiting round for you
Be prepared to change some too

Hey you

Mmmm hmmm

Some change comes down for the better
You feel it move
Then some come around like the weather
You take that in too
Well well

You take that in too

And if you're feeling lucky
Be prepared to change some too
Mmmm hmmm

Yeah well
Alright
Yeah well

Some change.. some don't


14. *As the Years Go Passing By

(D Malone)

Initially recorded 1994 "The Best of the Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol II"

There is nothing I can do
If you leave me here to cry

There is nothing I can do
If you leave me here to cry

Cos my love will follow you
As the years go passing by

I give you all I own
That's one thing you can't deny

I give you all I own
That's one thing you can't deny

But my love will follow you
As the years go passing by

I'm gonna leave it up to you
So long so long goodbye

I'm gonna leave it up to you
So long farewell goodbye

You know my love will follow you
As the years go passing by

Mmmmmmm hmmmmmm mmmmm
Mmmmmmm hmmmmmm mmmmm

Yes my love will follow you
As the years go passing by


15. *Just Go

(Boz Scaggs)

Initially recorded 1996 "Fade Into Light"

Take what you need
Just leave me a key and go
I'm all out of answers
Except where I don't know

This hanging around
Is dragging us down you know
Everything changes
I guess we let it go

Take care of yourself
You'll learn to live again
Wary but wiser in the end
Perhaps.. oh well

Just go
I'm all out of answers
But yes.. the answers no

Here comes old chaos
Now there's a friend
And he'll have us laughing in the end
But crying now

Just Go
Everything changes
Oh yes well there you go.. there you go


16. *Goodnight Louise

(Boz Scaggs)

Initially recorded 1996 "Come On Home"

Goodnight Louise
It's lights out for me
It was hot for a minute
We were right down there in it
But hey Lou c'est la vie

Sweet romance
One last dance
I should be moving on
But they're playing our song
I might Louise I just might

What's in a moon one lonely night
What's in a heart that is true
Some would say that means everything
Don't mean a thing without you

So flies love
And stars up above
You were first but not the last
You're the queen of my past
Goodnight Louise.. goodnight

You were first
But not the last
You're the queen of my past
Goodnight.. Louise.. goodnight
Goodnight


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