JANIS JOPLIN::                  Janis photo by Robert Altman, Avalon Ballroom san Francisco August 1968           

 

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JANIS JOPLIN LYRICS

Cry Baby

Cry... baby, cry... baby, cry... baby,
Honey, welcome back home.

I know she told you,
Honey I know she told you that she loved you
Much more than I did,
But all I know is that she left you,
And you swear that you just donít know why,
But you know, honey Iíll always,
Iíll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh honey, welcome back home.

Donít you know, honey,
Ainít nobody ever gonna love you
The way I try to do ?
Whoíll take all your pain,
Honey, your heartache, too ?
And if you need me, you know
That Iíll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh daddy, like you always saying to do.

And when you walk around the world, babe,
You said youíd try to look for the end of the road,
You might find out later that the roadíll end in Detroit,
Honey, the roadíll even end in Kathmandu.
You can go all around the world
Trying to find something to do with your life, baby,
When you only gotta do one thing well,
You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe.
You got a woman waiting for you there,
All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
And thatíll be the end of the road, babe,
I know you got more tears to share, babe,
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.

And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear,
I want you to come on, come on to your mama now,
And if you ever want a little love of a woman
Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now
Cry baby yeah.

 



"Summertime"

Summertime, time, time,
Child, the livingís easy.
Fish are jumping out
And the cotton, Lord,
Cottonís high, Lord, so high.

Your daddyís rich
And your ma is so good-looking, baby.
Sheís looking good now,
Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby,
No, no, no, no, donít you cry.
Donít you cry!

One of these mornings
Youíre gonna rise, rise up singing,
Youíre gonna spread your wings,
Child, and take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky.

But until that morning
Honey, n-n-nothingís going to harm you now,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Donít you cry,
Cry.

 

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Janis The queen



Big Brother & the Holding Company

Bye, Bye Baby


Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
I gotta be seeing you around
When I change my living standard and I move uptown,
Bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.

So long, my honey, so long.
Too bad you had to drift away
ĎCause I could use some company
Right here on this road, on this road Iím on today.

I get the feeling I could chase you clean on in the ball
And wind up staying pull off, put down strung out and stalled.
Honey, I ainít got time to wait on you or to fetch your super ball,
I got lots of things Iíve got to do.

I know that you got things to do and places to be.
I guess Iíll have to find the thing you placed on me.
I may wind up in the street or sleep beneath a tree,
Still I guess you know honey Iíve gotta go.

Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
I guess you know youíre on your own,
It seems you just got lost somewhere out in the world
And you left me here to face it all alone,
You left me here to face it all alone,
You left me here to face it all alone,
Bye, bye-bye baby, baby bye-bye!

Easy Rider

Hey mama, mama, come a look at sister,
Sheís a-standing on the levee trying to do that twist,
But easy rider donít you deny my name,
Oh no, oh no.

Well, I got a girl with a diamond ring,
Iíll tell you, boys, she knows how to shake that thing.
Oh! Easy rider donít you deny my name,
Oh no, oh no.

Play it!

Well, I got a horse and he lives in a tree,
He watches Huckleberry Hound on his TV.
But easy rider donít you deny my name,
Oh no, oh no.

I would buy you a plastic suit
And I would even buy you some cardboard fruit.
Oh! But easy rider donít you deny my name,
Oh no, oh no.

Yeah, easy rider, donít you deny my name, pretty baby doll
I said, easy rider, donít you deny my name, pretty baby doll
I said, easy rider, donít you deny my name, pretty baby doll
I said, easy rider, donít you deny my name, pretty baby ...

 




Down on Me

Down on me, down on me,
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
Theyíre down on me.

Love in this world is so hard to find
When youíve got yours and I got mine.
Thatís why it looks like everybody in this whole round world
Theyíre down on me.

Saying theyíre down on me, down on me.
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
Down on me.

When you see a hand thatís held out toward you,
Give it some love, some day it may be you.
Thatís why it looks like everybody in this whole round world
Theyíre down on me, yeah.

Lord, theyíre down on me, down on me, oh!
Looks like everybody in this whole round world
Is down on me.

Believe in your brother, have faith in man,
Help each other, honey, if you can
Because it looks like everybody in this whole round world
Is down on me.

Iím saying down on me, oh, down on me, oh!
It looks like everybody in this whole round world
Down on me!!




All Is Loneliness

All is loneliness before me
Loneliness before me.
Loneliness.

All is loneliness
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me.

All is loneliness
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness.

Loneliness come botheriní Ďround my house
Loneliness come botheriní
Loneliness come botheriní
Loneliness come botheriní round my house
Loneliness

Loneliness come worryiní round my door
Loneliness come worryiní
Loneliness come worryiní
Loneliness come worryiní round my door
Loneliness, oh loneliness

All is
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness before me
Loneliness ...

The Last Time

Make it the last time, make it the last time
Make it the last time, oh darling please.

But I donít understand why you always pick the time
When Iíve just talked to you with your love on my mind.
To see a distant light, to hear a far-off horn
To leave me one more time, I canít stand no more

Say no more, well no more,
Well no more, darling, please.

And every time you leave I make the very same vow
That when you come back I ainít gonna love you no how.
But when you return you look so fine to me
I canít stand no more, my darling, itís just got to be

I said the last time, oh the last time,
Oh the last time, darling, please.

Donít you understand me, donít you understand me ?
Honey, donít you understand my word ?

Well, you told me that you love me, I believed you, darling,
But you lied, you know itís true.
Hold on to my heart, Iíll believe it till youíre leaving
Then Iíll cry.

Oh darling, oh darling,
Oh darling, make up your mind

Oh, I canít stand your loving, honey, itís tearing me apart,
You done got my soul, but now youíre after my heart.
Well, donít hurt me, darling, now you know how to do it so well
I just got one consolation, I just wail

It was the last time
It was the last time
It was the last time, darling, please.

When you told me that you love me I believed you, darling,
But you lied, you know itís true.
Hold on to my heart, Iíll believe it till youíre leaving
Then Iíll cry.

Well no more, well no more,
Well no more without you, please!

If you wanna love me, honey, please stay home,
If you donít wanna love me, baby, please stay gone.
Donít you understand me, donít you understand me ?
Donít you understand my words ?

Say no more, oh no more,
Well no more, oh, darling, oh!

You told me that you love me I believed you, darling,
But you lied, you know itís true.
Hold on to my heart, Iíll believe it till youíre leaving
Then Iíll cry, yeah.




Piece of My Heart

Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on!

Didnít I make you feel like you were the only man óyeah!
Didnít I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can ?
Honey, you know I did!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I think Iíve had enough,
But Iím gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it if it makes you feel good,
Oh, yes indeed.

Youíre out on the streets looking good,
And baby deep down in your heart I guess you know that it ainít right,
Never, never, never, never, never, never hear me when I cry at night,
Babe, I cry all the time!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I canít stand the pain,
But when you hold me in your arms, Iíll sing it once again.

Iíll say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, címon now.
oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.
You know you got it ówhoahhhhh!!

Take it!
Take it! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

 


Ball and Chain

Sittiní down by my window,
Honey, lookiní out at the rain.
Oh, Lord, Lord, sittiní down by my window,
Baby, lookiní out at the rain.
Somethiní came along, grabbed a hold of me, honey,
And it felt just like a ball and chain.
Honey, thatís exactly what it felt like,
Honey, just dragging me down.

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now honí, tell me why,
Why does every single little tiny thing I hold on to go wrong ?
Yeah it goes wrong, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now babe, tell me why,
Does every thing, every thing.
Hey, here you gone today, I wanted to love you,
I just wanted to hold you, I said, for so long,
Yeah! Alright! Hey!

Loveís got a hold on me, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
Now, loveís just dragginí me down, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
I hope thereís someone out there who could tell me
Why the man I love wanna leave me in so much pain.
Yeah, maybe, maybe you could help me, come on, help me!

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now honí, tell me why,
Now tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me why, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, when I ask you,
When I need to know why, címon tell me why, hey hey hey,
Here youíve gone today,
I wanted to love you and hold you
Till the day I die.
I said whoa, whoa, whoa!!

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, no honey
It ainít fair, daddy it ainít fair what you do,
I see what youíre doiní to me and you know it ainít fair.
And I say oh, whoa whoa now baby
It ainít fair, now, now, now, what you do
I said honí it ainít fair what, honí it ainít fair what you do.
Oh, here you gone today and all I ever wanted to do
Was to love you
Honey you can still hear me rock and roll the best,
Only it ainít roll, no, no, no, no, no.

Sittiní down by my window,
Lookiní out at the rain.
Lord, Lord, Lord, sittiní down by my window,
Lookiní out at the rain, see the rain.
Somethiní came along, grabbed a hold of me,
And it felt like a ball and chain.
Oh this canít be in vain
And Iím gonna tell you one more time, yeah, yeah!

And I say oh, whoa whoa, now baby
This canít be, no this canít be in vain,
And I say no no no no no no no no, whoa,
And I say whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Now now now now now now now now now no no not in vain
Hey, hope there is someone that could tell me
Honí, tell me why love is like
Just like a ball
Just like a ball
Baaaaaaalllll
Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
And a chain.
Yeah.

Goodnight and thank you for coming and have a happy Sunday

                    

I Got Dem Olí Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)

Try, try, try just a little bit harder
So I can love, love, love him, I tell myself
Well, Iím gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I wonít lose, lose, lose him to nobody else.
Hey! Well, I donít care how long itís gonna take you now,
But if itís a dream I donít want No I donít really want it
If itís a dream I donít want nobody to wake me.

Yeah, Iím gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can give, give, give, give him every bit of my soul.
Yeah, Iím gonna try yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can show, show, show him love with no control.
Hey! Iíve waited so long for someone so fine
I ainít gonna lose my chance, no I donít wanna lose it,
Ainít gonna lose my chance to make you mine, all mine.
All right, get it! Yeah!

Try yeah, try yeah, hey, hey, hey, try yeah,
Oh try whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
Oh anybody, oh anybody, oh anybody,
Try oh yeah (just a little bit harder)
Whoa I gotta try some more,
I said try yeah, aw I said try,
I said try try try try try try,
Oh try oh yeah, try oh yeah!

Hey hey, I gotta talk to my man now,
You know I, I gotta feel for my man now,
I said I, I gotta work for my man now,
You know I, I gotta hurt for my man now,
I think-a every day for my man now,
You know it, every way for my man now.
I say try, try yeah, oh try yeah,
Hey hey hey, try yeah-hey, oh, try...







 



Pearl

Move Over

You say that itís over baby, Lord,
You say that itís over now,
But still you hang around me, come on,
Wonít you move over.

You know that I need a man, honey Lord,
You know that I need a man,
But when I ask you to you just tell me
That maybe you can.

Please dontcha do it to me babe, no!
Please dontcha do it to me baby,
Either take this love I offer
Or honey let me be.

I ainít quite a ready for walking, no no no no,
I ainít quite a ready for walking,
And whatcha gonna do with your life,
Life all just dangling ?

Oh yeah, make up your mind, honey,
Youíre playing with me, hey hey hey,
Make up your mind, darling,
Youíre playing with me, come on now!
Now either be my loving man,
I said-a let me honey, let me be, yeah!

You say that itís over, baby, no,
You say that itís over now,
But still you hang around me, come on
Wonít you move over.

You know that I need a man, honey, I told you so.
You know that I need a man,
But when I ask you to you just tell me
That maybe you can.

Hey! Please dontcha do it to me, babe, no!
Please dontcha do it to me baby,
Either take this love I offer,
Honey let me be.

I said wonít you, wonít you let me be ?
Honey, youíre teasing me.
Yeah, youíre playing with my heart, dear,
I believe youíre toying with my affections, honey.

I canít take it no more baby,
And furthermore, I donít intend to.
Iím just tired of hanging from the end of a string, honey,
You expect me to fight like a goddamned mule.
Wah, wah, wah, wah, honey...

Cry Baby

Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Honey, welcome back home.

I know she told you,
Honey I know she told you that she loved you
Much more than I did,
But all I know is that she left you,
And you swear that you just donít know why,
But you know, honey Iíll always,
Iíll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh honey, welcome back home.

Donít you know, honey,
Ainít nobody ever gonna love you
The way I try to do ?
Whoíll take all your pain,
Honey, your heartache, too ?
And if you need me, you know
That Iíll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh daddy, like you always saying to do.

And when you walk around the world, babe,
You said youíd try to look for the end of the road,
You might find out later that the roadíll end in Detroit,
Honey, the roadíll even end in Kathmandu.
You can go all around the world
Trying to find something to do with your life, baby,
When you only gotta do one thing well,
You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe.
You got a woman waiting for you there,
All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
And thatíll be the end of the road, babe,
I know you got more tears to share, babe,
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.

And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear,
I want you to come on, come on to your mama now,
And if you ever want a little love of a woman
Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now
Cry baby yeah.

A Woman Left Lonely

A woman left lonely will soon grow tired of waiting,
Sheíll do crazy things, yeah, on lonely occasions.
A simple conversation for the new men now and again
Makes a touchy situation when a good face come into your head.
And when she gets lonely, sheís thinking Ďbout her man,
She knows heís taking her for granted, yeah yeah,
Honey, she doesnít understand, no no no no!

Well, the fevers of the night, they burn an unloved woman
Yeah, those red-hot flames try to push old love aside.
A woman left lonely, sheís the victim of her man, yes she is.
When he canít keep up his own way, good Lord,
Sheís got to do the best that she can, yeah!
A woman left lonely, Lord, that lonely girl,
Lord, Lord, Lord!

Half Moon

Half moon, night time sky,
Seven stars, heavenís eyes.
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me, hey!

Rings of cloud and arms aflame,
Wings rise up to call your name.
Sun rolls high, Lord, it burns the ground
Just to tell about the first good man I found.

Yeah, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah!

Half moon on night time sky,
Seven stars, heavenís eyes.
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey baby, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past honey still at last
Lord, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last

Hey, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, oh Lord,
Youíre not coming past, honey, still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me,
Your love... la la la la la, la

Wonít you bring life to me
I said youíre gonna ride around
When Iím on a little home babe,
Bring it on home, you bring it on home,
Bring it on home, bring it on home,
I said your love brings life to me, yeah.




 


JANIS JOPLIN LYRICS

"To Love Somebody"

Thereís a light, certain kinda light,
Never ever, never shone on me, no, no.
Honey, I want, I want my whole life
To be lived with you, babe,
Thatís what I want oh, was to be
Living and loving you.

Thereís a way, oh everybody say
You can do anything, every thing yeah.
But what good, what good,
Honey, what good could it ever bring
ĎCause I ainít got you with my love
And I canít find you babe, no I canít.

You donít know, you donít know what itís like,
No you donít, honey no you donít know,
You donít know what itís like
To love anybody.
Oh honey, I wanna talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you babe,
And Iíve been loving you babe.

In my brain, oh I can see your face again,
I know my frame of mind, yeah.
But nobody, nobody has to ever be so blind,
Honey, like I did, I know I was blind,
Honey, I tell you that I was, I was very, very blind.
Oh but Iím just a girl,
Canít you just take a look at me and tell,
Tell that I live, honey I live and I breathe for you,
Donít you know I do!

But what good, what good,
Honey, what good could ever do
ĎCause I ainít got you, thatís all Iíve ever wanted,
And I ainít got you, babe, oh but Iíve been looking íround.
But you donít know, you donít know what itís like,
No you donít, no, no, no, you donít know,
Honey, you donít know what itís like
Oh to love anybody.
Oh honey I wanna talk about
Trying to hold somebody when youíre lonely
The way I loved you, baby,
And I just want you to know I tried.

Oh I know that thereís a way
ĎCause everybody came to me one time and said,
ďHoney, you can do anything,
Every little thing, and I think I can.
Oh, but what good, what good,
Honey, what awfully good can it ever, ever bring,
ĎCause I canít find you with my love,
And I canít find you babe, oh anywhere.

Oh, but you donít know,
You donít know what itís like,
No you donít and you never ever, ever did.
You donít know, honey,
You donít know what itís like
Oh to love anybody.
Oh honey I wanna talk about trying to hold you.

Oh baby, baby, baby, yeah,
But you donít know,
You donít know what itís like,
And you never ever, ever did,
I said I tried to throw my love around you
And I tried to help you darling.
But you never ever, no you never ever,
No you never ever, no you never ever,
I know that you know that
No you never ever, ever, ever,
Oh let me throw my love,
Throw my love all around you, yeah.

 

 

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 "Me & Bobby McGee"



Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train
And Iís feeling nearly as faded as my jeans.
Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained,
It rode us all the way to New Orleans.

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna,
I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues.
Windshield wipers slapping time, I was holding Bobbyís hand in mine,
We sang every song that driver knew.

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing donít mean nothing honey if it ainít free, now now.
And feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
You know feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

>From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun,
Hey, Bobby shared the secrets of my soul.
Through all kinds of weather, through everything that we done,
Hey Bobby baby kept me from the cold.

One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away,
Heís looking for that home and I hope he finds it,
But Iíd trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday
To be holding Bobbyís body next to mine.

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing, thatís all that Bobby left me, yeah,
But feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues,
Hey, feeling good was good enough for me, hmm hmm,
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la
La la la la la Bobby McGee..

La La la, la la la la la la,
La La la la la la la la la, hey now Bobby now Bobby McGee yeah.
Na na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na na na na na
Hey now Bobby now, Bobby McGee, yeah.

Lord, Iím calling my lover, calling my man,
I said Iím calling my lover just the best I can,
Címon, where is Bobby now, where is Bobby McGee, yeah,
Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lord
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee, Lord!
Yeah! Whew!
Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lordy Lord
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee.

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Ball and Chain
 

Ball and Chain

 

 

Sittin' down by my window,
Just lookin' out at the rain, at the rain
I said I'm sittin' down by my window,
Just lookin' out at the rain.
You know somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me,
Felt just like a ball and chain.

And I say, oh, oh, oh, hon',
Why does every thing go wrong ?
It all goes wrong.
And I say, oh, now tell me why,
Does every thing go wrong, all wrong.
Say, here you gone today, an' I wanted to love you
For so long.

Love's got a hold on me, baby,
Feels just like a ball and chain, hmm hmm hmm.
Oh, love's got a hold on me, baby,
Feels just like a ball and chain.
And I don't know why the man I'm lovin'
Wanna leave me in so much pain.

And I say, oh oh oh, hon', tell me why,
Tell me why, tell me why, oh tell me why, why, why.
And I say, oh, honey why, why, oh why, tell me why.
I thought our love would last
Honey, gonna last, last
Till the day I die.

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, hon'
It ain't fair, it ain't fair what you can do,
What you can do, Lord.
And I say oh whoa,
Lord, it ain't fair, it ain't fair what you can do, Lord, you can do.
Oh suddenly you broke my heart
Oh when I was givin' my love to you.

Sittin' down by my window,
Just lookin' out at the rain.
I said I'm sittin' down by my window,
Just lookin' out at the rain.
Somethin' came along, grabbed a hold of me,
Felt just like a ball and chain.

And I say oh, hon this can't be
This can't be all in vain, no, no, no.
And I say whoa, whoa, this can't be,
Honey, it can't be all in vain,
Hope there is someone that could tell me
Hon', tell me why love is like
A ball and chain.

 

Cry Baby

Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Honey, welcome back home.

I know she told you,
Honey I know she told you that she loved you
Much more than I did,
But all I know is that she left you,
And you swear that you just don't know why,
But you know, honey I'll always,
I'll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh honey, welcome back home.

Don't you know, honey,
Ain't nobody ever gonna love you
The way I try to do ?
Who'll take all your pain,
Honey, your heartache, too ?
And if you need me, you know
That I'll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh daddy, like you always saying to do.

And when you walk around the world, babe,
You said you'd try to look for the end of the road,
You might find out later that the road'll end in Detroit,
Honey, the road'll even end in Kathmandu.
You can go all around the world
Trying to find something to do with your life, baby,
When you only gotta do one thing well,
You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe.
You got a woman waiting for you there,
All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
And that'll be the end of the road, babe,
I know you got more tears to share, babe,
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.

And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear,
I want you to come on, come on to your mama now,
And if you ever want a little love of a woman
Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now
Cry baby yeah.

 

Get it While You Can

In this world, if you read the papers, Lord,
You know everybody's fighting on with each other.
You got no one you can count on, baby,
Not even your own brother.
So if someone comes along,
He's gonna give you some love and affection
I'd say get it while you can, yeah!
Honey, get it while you can,
Hey, hey, get it while you can,
Don't you turn your back on love, no, no!

Don't you know when you're loving anybody, baby,
You're taking a gamble on a little sorrow,
But then who cares, baby,
'Cause we may not be here tomorrow, no.
And if anybody should come along,
He gonna give you any love and affection,
I'd say get it while you can, yeah!
Hey, hey, get it while you can,
Hey, hey, get it while you can.
Don't you turn your back on love,
No no no, no no no no no.

Oh, get it while you can,
Honey get it when you're gonna wanna need it dear, yeah yeah,
Hey hey, get it while you can,
Don't you turn your back on love,
No no no, no no no no, get it while you can,
I said hold on to somebody when you get a little lonely, dear,
Hey hey, hold on to that man's heart,
Yeah, get it, want it, hold it, need it,
Get it, want it, need it, hold it,
Get it while you can, yeah,
Honey get it while you can, baby, yeah,
Hey hey, get it while you can!

 

 

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
 

Try, try, try just a little bit harder
So I can love, love, love him, I tell myself
'Cause I'm gonna try, oh yeah, just a little bit harder
So I won't lose, lose, lose him to nobody else, yeah.
Hey, I don't care how long it's gonna take ya
But if it's a dream I don't want   No I don't really want it
Yeah if it's a dream I don't want nobody to wake me.

Yeah I'm gonna try, oh yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can give, give, give, give him every bit of my soul.
I'm gonna try, oh yeah, just a little bit harder
So I can show, show, show him love with no control, yeah.
Hey! I don't care how long it's gonna take ya
But if it's a dream I don't want
   No I don't really want it
Yeah if it's a dream I don't want nobody to wake me.
Hey, dig it! Yeah! Yeah yeah yeah!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, all right.

Try oh yeah, hey, try oh yeah, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Try oh yeah, try oh yeah, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Try oh yeah yeah, try, whoa, try oh yeah, Lord, Lord, Lord,
Push, work, push, work, oh yeah, try, oh yeah hey!
Try oh yeah, hey try oh yeah,
Try Lord, try, try, you ain't trying man
You're not trying out man, come up with it.
Come on, that's a wanker that listens to words, man.
Hey you gotta work all night
Hey little girl, gotta push on
You gotta need
Work a little more, hey, try a little more,
Need a little more
Yeah, work on, push on, move on, move on,
You gotta work for it, you gotta work on it
Push on, need on, move on,
Move on, hey hey hey.

Work it daddy,
Work it daddy,
Come on, work it daddy, oh
Yeah, yeah, you better try, try, try, try a little more
You ain't never gonna get any man if that's the sort of thing you can do.
Shit, there's lot more talent around than that man.
Try, try, try, try try try,
You've gotta try, try, try, try,
Try, try, try, try, try, try...
You gotta try, try, try, try...
Lord, try, try, try, try,
Lord, try, try, try, try,
Hey, try, try, try, try,

Hey, try oh yeah, try oh yeah, Lord, Lord, Lord
Try oh yeah, hey, try whoa, try oh yeah
Try oh yeah, Lord, Lord, Lord, try oh yeah
Try oh yeah, hey, hey, hey,
Try oh yeah, try oh yeah,
Lord, Lord, Lord, oh Lord.

And don't you forget!

 

Flower in the Sun

Oh please don't you think baby that I am wrong to cry, yeah.
You loved me, too,
So how come you just sit there and laugh
And laugh and laugh and laugh ?
Things just can't be this way
And not for very long
No no no no no no no no no no no no no no.
Our love affair said it's just history, yes it is.

And I tried to love you in my own way,
I think that you know I did.
But to have you here, to see you living,
Oh so near to me, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh but you are distant and so it's dead
And so often people are glad to be old, yeah yeah,
Our love affair is just history, yes it is.

Once in a green time a flower
Oh, fell in love with the sun.
The passion lasted for an hour
And then she wilted from her loved one.

Once in a green time a flower
Oh, fell in love with the sun.
The passion lasted for an hour
And then she wilted from her loved one.

And I see you looking up at the sky, how high it is, yeah.
You wonder if there is, whoa another me
Now how can that be, how can it be ?
Well, I sit here and I ask you, why all this ?
I just got toni-ni-ni-night
Our love affair said it's just a history
But baby, baby, I said it's over, Charlie,
I can't stand another lo-lo-lonely,
I'm never too lonely.

It's over baby,
Where were you when I wanted ya
And needed ya right by my side ?
I said-a, baby, baby, don't you feel me moving,
Baby, don't you hear me cry ?
I know I hurt you, but Lord don't you know I cried,
I know I hurt you, but babe don't you know I tried,
Oh baby, oh babe, whoa.

 

 

 

        

Half Moon

Half moon, night time sky,
Seven stars, Heaven's eyes.
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey, fill me like the mountains, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past, still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me,
Hey!

Rings of cloud, arms aflame,
Sunrise up to call your name,
Sunrise up and it burn the ground
Just to shine above the first true love I found.

Hey! Fill me like the mountains, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past, still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me,
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, yeah!

Half moon, night time sky,
Seven stars, Heaven's eyes,
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey! Fill me like the mountains, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past, still at last
Lord! Fill me like the mountains, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past, still at last

Lord! fill me like the mountains, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past, still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me,
Your love, la, la, la, la wah, whoa love, love ó
Your love brings life to me, yeah

 

 

Move Over

You say that it's over baby, Lord,
You say that it's over dear,
But still you hang around me, come on,
Won't you move over.

You know that I need a man, honey,
You know that I need a man,
But when I ask you to you just say
That you think you can.

Please dontcha do it to me babe, no!
Please dontcha do it to me baby,
Either take the love I offer
Or let me be.

I ain't quite a ready for walking, no!
I ain't quite a ready for walking,
But whatcha gonna do with your life,
Life all just dangling ?

Hey! Make up your mind, honey,
You're playing with me.
Make up your mind, honey,
You're playing with me.
I said now, well either be my loving man,
Come on let me, honey, let me be, yeah!
Move on.

You say that it's over, baby, oh,
You say that it's over dear,
But still you hang around me, come on
Won't you move over.

You know that I need a man, yeah!
You know that I need a man,
When I ask you to you just say
That you think you can.

But please dontcha do it to me, babe, no!
Ain't quite a ready for walking
But whatcha gonna do with your love,
Love all just dangling ?

Honey, I fear that it's dangling,
Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord!
Lord I know that it's dangling,
Lord I fear, fear, fear!

It's like a carrot baby now,
Like a carrot, yeah.
Like a carrot baby now,
Like a carrot baby.
Like a carrot baby!
Like a carrot darling!
Like a carrot baby!
Like a carrot baby!
Like a carrot dear!
All right, daddy, take it all!

 

 

Piece of My Heart

Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on!

Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man ó yeah!
An' didn't I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can ?
Honey, you know I did!
And each time I tell myself that I, well I think I've had enough,
But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it if it makes you feel good,
Oh, yes indeed.

You're out on the streets looking good,
And baby deep down in your heart I guess you know that it ain't right,
Never, never, never, never, never, never hear me when I cry at night,
Babe, and I cry all the time!
But each time I tell myself that I, well I can't stand the pain,
But when you hold me in your arms, I'll sing it once again.

I'll say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, c'mon now.
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.
You know you got it ó whoahhhhh!!

Take it!
Take it! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good

 

 

 

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