Boz Scaggs - Hits 2006 - Lyrics
     
 

Boz Scaggs - Hits 2006 - Lyrics

Columbia/Legacy - October 3, 2006

Tracklist:

  1. What Can I Say
  2. JoJo
  3. Miss Sun
  4. Hard Times
  5. Slow Dancer
  6. Harbor Lights
  7. Dinah Flo
  8. Look What You've Done To Me
  9. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  10. You Make It So Hard(To Say No)
  11. It's Over
  12. We're All Alone
  13. Heart Of Mine
  14. Lowdown
  15. Lido Shuffle



1. *What Can I Say

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded Sept 1975

(What can I say)
(What can I do)
Three am its me again
And wouldn't you know
Things would have to end this way
I did my best the perfect guest
Knew when to go
Perfect you knew when to stay

Come on tell me that you're lonely dear
I've been feelin' down some too
After all this time now ain't it clear
I've been waiting just for you

(What can I say)
Oh to make you know baby
(What can I do)
Oooh to show you that I care
(What can I say)
Mmmmm got to have your number baby
(What can I do)
Doooh ooh ooh ooh

Can't you see the people just stop and stare
Don't it make you wonder why
I just happened to be standing there
Can't you see it in my eyes

(What can I say)
Mmmmm you got me acting like a fool girl
(What can I do)
Oooh stop making like a little school girl
(What can I say)
Could be your lucky day baby
(What can I do)
Oooooh........

(What can I say)
Oh to make you know baby
(What can I do)
Oooh to show you that I care
(What can I say)
Oooh I'm right down on my knees
(What can I do)
Please please please
(What can I say)
What can I say
(What can I do)
Oooh what can I do...........


2. *JoJo

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster / D. Lasley)

From the album "Middle Man"
Recorded March 1979

Look out behind you
Jojo's got his gun
He wouldn't mean to... but
You know he likes his fun

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights, flashy lines
You know him
(You know him)

He's got you covered
You'll know it right out front
Hmm hmm
Hey fifty dollars
He'll get you all you want

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
And its all below him
Jojo digs 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) Jo Jo

His baby stays high
Got to keep her sweet
He keeps her just right
Keeps her on the street

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights
Oh you know him

(Jo, you are so low)
(Oooh oooh Jo, how low can you go)

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs those 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) Jo Jo

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Man its way below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights, flashy lines
You know him

Jojo how low can you go.......


3. *Miss Sun

(D. Paich)

From the original "Hits"
Long version from 12" single
Recorded Sept 1980

Been thinking about you all night
I guess you've got me in you spell
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
And now its down to this
I guess its time you realized

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

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

Mmmm etc................

(One kiss.. that's what I need)
(One kiss.. give it to me)
(Won't be long until the morning)
(Won't be long until the morning has you back in my arms)

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

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


4.*Hard Times

(B. Scaggs)

From the album "Down Two Then Left"
Recorded February 1977

I am down in the sea of confusion
'Neath 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
(I am falling)
Back into your spell
Back into your 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

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


5. *Slow Dancer

(B. Scaggs / G. Daly)

From the album "Slow Dancer"
Recorded 1973

Hmmm hmmm hmmm

I have never loved a lady
Never touched no silken knee
Macon baby you drove me crazy
You were so easy to me

Hmmm hmmm hmmm

Lay me down in Georgia pine cones
Whisper to me through the trees
You're the one I always dreamed of
You're the only one I see

Oh..
Slow dancer sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer holds the answer
Only you can set me free

Never see your face in sunlight
Moonlight sends you straight to me
You never even got my name right
You were so easy to me

Whoah..
Slow dancer
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Give me the answer
Only you can.. set me free
Oh baby baby
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Holds the answer
Only you can set me free...


6. *Harbor Lights

(B. Scaggs)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded September 1975

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 stoney streets I fell
All hands high side all eyes awreck
I followed
Sailing shadows reds and blues
Curtains drawn but I saw through
The window to your soul
And I found you

Woah 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
Oooh oooh oooh

My eyes must be betrayin'
But that lonesome jukebox playin'
Somethin' 'bout the harbor lights
Is calling 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 when we awoke
Still haunt me
What you feel too
Won't reveal you
Let me steal you for my life

Woah 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
Ooh oh oh oh

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

Oooh oooh oooh


7. *Dinah Flo

(B. Scaggs)

From the album "My Time"
Recorded June 1972

Seems so long you've been gone
I've been singing such a sad sad song
I'm glad I found you
Glad my world's around you

Dinah I've been lonely for you
Never knew how I cared for you
Glad you're back
Take you back in my arms

Dinah Flo
Love you so
Take me down
Way down slow
My Dinah Flo
Love you more each day

I'll be long
I'll be true
But I can't say what Dinah might do
I'm glad you're back
Take you back in my arms

Dinah Flo
Don't let go
Take me down girl
Nice and slow
Dinah Flo
Love you more each day

Oh my Dinah Flo
Come on lets go
Get that groove down
Way down slow
Dinah Flo
Love you more each day

Oh my Dinah Flo
Don't let go
Take me down girl
Nice and slow
My Dinah Flo
Love you more each day
Hey hey

Dinah Flo
Love you so
Love you more
Ever So
Dinah Flo
Love you more each day
Dinah Flo
Don't let go
Take me down girl
Nice and slow
Dinah Flo
Love you more each day


8. *Look What You've Done To Me

(B. Scaggs / D Foster)

From the album "Urban Cowboy"
Recorded February 1980
Also in the original "Hits" and "Anthology" Disc 2.

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
Lets 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 stair and through the door
Take me where we don't care any more

Love look what you've done to me
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. *Breakdown Dead Ahead

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)

From the album "Middle Man"
Recorded August 1979

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 offence
Oooh 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 you
No more lying
No more tears a falling
Stop your crying
Oooh baby
I'm your man
Before you go back to your sidetrack
Baby understand

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
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'll 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'll never let you down down down down
No no


10. *You Make It So Hard (To Say No)

(B. Scaggs)

From the album "Slow Dancer"
Recorded 1973

I have had my eyes on you
Oh... since the day
I learned to laugh at myself
Caught you laughing too

And you went your way
Oh and I went mine
It's strange that in another place
That joke should hit me in my face

But you...
Oh you make it so hard baby
To say no no no oh
You...
Yes you baby make it so hard
To say no no no no

All that glitters is not gold
Just like good jokes get old
That spark that makes you think of me
Don't make things like they used to be

You might say that I have changed
Its just that things are rearranged
And as I once looked after you
Now its your turn to see me through

Cause you...
Oh baby you make it so hard girl
To say no no no no
You...
Oh baby make it sooo hard
To say no no no no

You know I've tried to get you out of my mind
But now its to the point I find
I just can't leave and not have kissed you
You know I could never resist you

Cause you...
Oh you make it so hard
To say no no no no
You...
Oh you're making it so hard baby
To say no
Oh to say no no no no
You are making it so hard......


11. *Its' Over

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded September 1975

Best of friends
Never part
Best of fools has love forever
From the bottom of his heart

So why pretend
This is the end
You'll have to find out for yourself
Go on ask somebody else

Why can't you just get it through your head
Its over its over now
Yes you heard me clearly now I said
Its over its over now

I'm not really over you
You might say that
I can't take it
I can't take it
Lord I swear I just can't take it no more

(Go away)
Go Away
(Far away)
So far away
Its too late to turn back now
And it don't matter anyhow

Cause you were right
I'm to blame
Can't go on the same old way
Can't keep up the same old game

Why can't you just get it through your head
Its over its over now
Yes you heard me clearly now I said
Its over its over now

I'm not really over you
You might say that
I can't take
I can't take
Lord I swear I just can't take it no more

(Why can't you just get it through your head)
(It's over its over now)
Yes you heard me clearly now I said
Its o o over
Why can't you just get it through your head
Its o o over
Yes you heard me clearly now.......


12. *We're All Alone

(B. Scaggs)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded September 1975

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
'Neath 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 alright
No need to bother now
Let it out
Let it all begin
Learn how to pretend

Once a story's told
It can't help but grow old
Rose 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
All's forgotten now
We're all alone
All alone

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

All's forgotten now
My love
We're all alone


13. *Heart Of Mine

(B. Caldwell / J. Scheff / D. Matkosky)

From the album "Other Roads"
Recorded December 1985

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 whats 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


14. *Lowdown

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded September 1975

Baby's into running round
Hanging with the crowd
Putting your business in the street
Talking out loud
Saying you bought her this and that
And how much you done spent
I swear she must believe
Its all heaven sent
Hey boy you better bring the chick around
To the sad sad truth
The dirty lowdown

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Taught her to talk like that
(Who who I wonder wonder wonder who)
Gave her that big idea

Nothing you can't handle
Nothing you ain't got
Put your money on the table
And drive it off the lot
Turn on that old love light
And turn a maybe to a yes
Some old schoolboy game
Got you into this mess
Hey son you better get on back to town
And face the sad old truth
The dirty lowdown

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Put those ideas in your head
(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)

Yeah

Come on back down to earth son
And dig the low low low low lowdown

You ain't got to be so bad
Got to be so cold
This dog eat dog existence
Sure is getting old
Got to have a Jones for this
A Jones for that
This running with the Joneses boy
Just ain't where its at
You're gonna come back around
To the sad sad truth
The dirty lowdown

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Got you thinking like that boy
(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)

I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
And I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Oh look out for that lowdown
That dirty dirty dirty dirty lowdown
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder
Who got you thinking like that.......

I wonder wonder wonder wonder who....


15. *Lido Shuffle

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

From the album "Silk Degrees"
Recorded November 1975

Lido missed the boat that day
He left the shack
But that was all he missed
And he ain't coming back

At a tombstone bar
In a jukejoint car
He made a stop
Just long enough
To grab a handle off the top

Next stop Chi-town
Lido put the money down
Let 'em roll
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's waitin' for the go
Lido
Woah oh oh oh oh
He said one more job ought to get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road

Lido been runnin
Having great big fun
Until he got the note
Saying tow the line or blow it
And that was all she wrote
He'll be makin' like a bee-line
Heading for the fault line
Goin' for broke
Saying one more hit ought to do it
This joint aint nothin' to it
One more for the road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's waitin' for the go
Lido
Woah oh oh oh oh oh
One more job ought to get it
Once last shot then we quit it
One more for the road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's waitin' for the go
Lido
Woah oh oh oh oh ........


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