Boz Scaggs - Fade Into Light 1996 Lyrics

Virgin Records November 19, 1996

Track List:

  1. Lowdown (Unplugged)
  2. Some Things Happen
  3. Just Go
  4. Fade Into Light
  5. Harbor Lights(Unplugged)
  6. Lost It(Valley Version)
  7. Time
  8. Sierra
  9. We're All Alone(Unplugged)      
  10. Simone
  11. I'll Be The One (Remix)


Fade Into Light 1996 by Boz Scaggs

Musicians:

Fred Tackett - Guitars
Neil Stubenhaus, Dave Carpenter, Nathern East - Bass
Michael Omartian, William Smith - Keyboards
Michael Rodriguez - Keyboards, Drum Programming
Randy Kerber, Kevin Bents - Piano
Curt Bisquera, Jim Keltner, Ricky Fataar - Drums
Norbert Stachel - Sax
Lisa Frazier, Kathy Merrick - Background Vocals

1. *Lowdown

(Boz Scaggs / David Paich)

Your baby's out runnin round
Hangin with the crowd
Draggin your business in the street
And talking out loud
Sayin you bought her this and that
And how much you done spent
I swear she must believe it's all heaven sent
Hey boy you better bring the woman around
To the sad old truth the dirty lowdown

(Oooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
You know I wonder who taught her how to talk like that boy
(Oooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder who)
Who gave her that big idea.. yeah

Nothin you can't handle nothin you ain't got
Put your money on the table and drive it off the lot
Turn on that ole lovelight turn a maybe to yes
Same old schoolboy game got you into this mess.. yeah
You better get on back to town
To the sad sad truth the dirty lowdown

(Oooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Who put those ideas in her head now
(Oooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
You know I'm thinkin about you boy

Come on back down to earth son
Dig the low low low low lowdown

You ain't got to be so bad ain't got to be so cold
This dog eat dog existence sure is gettin old
You got to have a Jones for this a Jones for that
This running with the Jones's boy
Just ain't where it's at.. no

You better come on back around
Face the sad sad truth the dirty lowdown.. down

(Ooooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Yes I wonder who
(Ooooh hooo I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
You know I'm still thinkin about you boy.. oooh hooo

Oooh I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
(I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Oh look out for that lowdown
Oh that dirty dirty dirty lowdown
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Who got her thinkin like that
What about that dirt on your face boy... boy boy boy
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
We're talking low low low low lowdown
Oooh oooh oooh
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Don't you know


2. *Some Things Happen

(Boz Scaggs / Marcus Miller)

You best let some things happen
On their own
You better leave them alone
Cause when they happen naturally
It´s like standing in the rain
You're gonna get wet
It's gonna get all over you
So when it happens like that
Don't bother asking where its from
You just take it as it comes

It was a great year for a fall
Yeah it happened like that
With no direction there to give
Didn't matter much at all
Bells didn't ring
There was nothing calling me out there
Yet I was kinda grooving like that
Until it hit me like a shot
You're part of everything I've got

I felt the sun coming through
And it happened to be you
I had to look away to see
That you happened to be happening to me

It's that sensation when you're falling
And you stop in time
And in that moment you will hear
Just a matter of fact
It's gonna get wet
Gonna get all over you
Sometimes it happens like that
Now don't be asking where its from
You just take it as it comes

I felt the sun coming through
And it happened to be you
I had to look away to see
That you happened to be happening to me

Bells didn't ring
There was nothing calling me out there
Yet I was kinda grooving like that
Until it hit me like a shot
You're part of everything I've got

I felt the sun coming through
And it happened to be you
I had to look away to see
That you happened to be happening to me

I felt the sun coming through
And it happened to be you
I had to look away to see
That you happened to be happening to me


3. *Just Go

(Boz Scaggs)

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

Ooooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

Ooooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

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


4. *Fade Into Light

(Boz Scaggs)

I see your breath
Your words in frozen space tonight
I hear a distant bell and you appear
Like some ancient one I'd never really seen

There's a light falling from your hair
A photograph I thought I'd lost somewhere
You're all of this to me my dream
And a universe of you I've never seen

And now it seems
Not long ago
I was emptiness
And you arose
And as the day
Fades to night
May we ever love
Fade into light

I feel the stillness of your eyes
And shadows fall away
The promise of a spring is waiting there
Underneath it all
Underneath it all

The sky is crying heavens raining tears
The flood of sorrow runs a million years
But across this universe or just next to me
You are calling

And now it seems
Not long ago
I was emptiness
And you arose
And as the day
Fades to night
May we ever love
Fade into light

And as the day
Fades to night
May we ever love
Fade into light


5. *Harbor Lights

(Boz Scaggs)

Son of a Tokyo Rose
I was bound to wander from home
Stranger to whatever I'd awaken to

Spun the wheel took a shot in the dark
One way ticket and a runaway heart
A sailors dream came true
The night I dreamed of you

Through the neon doorways
Down the stony streets I fell
All hands high side all eyes a wreck
I followed

Sailing shadows reds and blues
Curtains drawn but I saw through
The window to your soul
And I found you

Whoa oh oh oh
The harbor lights of Venus
Shining through the breeze
That brings me back
To you my love
To you my love
To you my love

My eyes must be betrayin'
But that lonesome jukebox playin'
Somethin' 'bout the harbor lights is callin' me

Back to some Jamaican bay
Doesn't seem so far away
Keep the change
But I'll repay these memories

Dawn came in this morning
Like some old junked out melody
The words she spoke as we awoke
Still haunt me
"What you feel too
May reveal you
Let me steal you for my life"

Whoa oh oh oh
The harbor lights are of Venus
Shining through the breeze
That brings me back
To you my love
To you my love
To you my love

Whoa oh oh oh
The harbor lights of Venus
Shining through the breeze
That brings me back
To you my love
To you my love
To you my love

Whooo oooh oooh hooo


6. *Lost It

(Boz Scaggs)

Another day another mountain
Whose to say they never move
Cos we moved one after another
Till there was nothing left to prove

And then we turned around and tossed it
After all that we'd been through
And when I look at what it cost us
I guess it's time I face the truth

Maybe I lost it
Yeah lost it
When I lost you

The night we climbed above the ruins
The gypsy sang those ancient Spanish blues
I saw a man awake but still dreaming
I saw myself in love with you

I walk around
I think about it
And all the things that we went through
To tell you the truth

Maybe I lost it
Yeah lost it
When I lost you

I had it in the palm of my hand
And maybe I lost it
Yeah lost it.... yeah

I walk around
I think about it
And all the things that we've been through
To tell you the truth
Maybe I lost it
Yeah Yeah

I had it in the palm of my hand
And maybe I lost it
I lost it when I lost you

I had it in the palm of my hand
And maybe I lost it
Yeah I lost it
When I lost you

I had it... had it... I had it
Oh I had it yeah
When I lost you

Had it in the palm of my hand
And baby I lost it
I lost it when I lost you...


7. *Time

(Boz Scaggs)

Somebody ought to have told me
Told me you couldn't be true
Somebody ought to have told me now
But that wouldn't be like you

But no one's gotta tell me
After all you put me through
You dropped me like a habit
Of which you had a few

Your scent is on the glass tonight
Swirling in the wine
Scrambling the back of my brain
The irony sublime

It's warm bouquet and pungent flame
Light this ancient street
The avenue of no name
I'll fall into its beat

Nobody loved like you....

Time
Won't you let me be
After all that we've been through
I talk to myself cos I aint got nobody else
Nobody else but you

I've walked for miles
I've walked a long time
To get to the place that I've got to.... yeah
There's nothing left and nobody.... nobody
Nobody left but you

Time
Please set me free
Why couldn't you be true
I walk that walk.... yeah
I talk that talk
But there's nobody left but you... you

Time
Won't you let me be
After all that we've been through
I talk to myself cos I aint got nobody else
Nobody left but you.... you


8. *Sierra

(Boz Scaggs)

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


9. *We're All Alone

(Boz Scaggs)

Outside the rain begins
And it may never end
So cry no more
On the shore a dream
Will take us out to sea
Forever more forever more

Close your eyes ami
And you can be with me
Beneath the waves
Through the caves of hours
Long forgotten now
We're all alone we're all alone

Close the window calm the light
And it will be all right
No need to bother now
Let it out let it all begin
Learn how to pretend

Once a storys told
It can't help but grow old
Roses do lovers too so cast
Your seasons to the wind
And hold me dear oh hold me dear

Close the window calm the light
And it will be alright
No need to bother now
Let it out let it all begin
Throw it to the wind my love
Hold me dear

Throw it to the wind my love
We're all alone


10. *Simone

(Boz Scaggs / David Foster)

Darling lets stop this pretending
What more is there to say
Here's to your eyes and my final demise
Yes Simone in you

I knew from the start that an unwary 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
You got to let me know
You got to let it show for it to last

Oh Simone to hold you
To dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on into the light

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
You got to let me know
You got to let it show for it to last

Oh Simone to hold you
To dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on into the light

It's time they told you
It´s about time you knew
Straighten your gown
Throw a Manhattan down
Ah Simone what can you do

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

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
You got to let me know
You got to let it show for it to last

Oh Simone to hold you
To dance you in to the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on into the light


11. *I'll Be The One

(Boz Scaggs)

Tired of seeing some play thing
Acting like a toy
Tired of watching some fool
Trying to be your boy
And I don't like to be the one
Seeing you in tears
Standing in the shadows
Staring out at love again

But I'll be the one

I'm the one reminding you
That you've got a choice
I'm the one to let you know
That I hear your voice
Time and again
I catch you smiling from within
But standing empty hearted
Standing in the wings again

I'll be the one.......
Oh Oh I'll be the one

I'm the one reminding you
That you've got a choice
I'm the one to let you know
That I hear your voice
Time and again
I catch you smiling from within
Standing empty hearted
Standing in the wings again

I'll be the one

I can't be the one to catch you
Every time you fall
I ain't the one to answer
Every time you call
But babe I'm gonna to be the one
The one to see you through it all

Oh Oh I'll be the one

I'll be the one to get you home
When all the rest have gone away
Oooh hoo hoo I'll be the one.......


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