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My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology (1969-1997)
Co
umbia/Legacy #65208
Oct 7, 1997
2-Disc C
ompilation

Tracks

Disc 1:

1.    Runnin' Blue
2.    We Were Always Sweethearts
3.    Near You
4.    Painted Bells
5.    Dinah Flo
6.    Might Have to Cry 
7.    You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
8.    I Got Your Number
9.    Slow Dancer
10.  Hercules
11.  What Can I Say?
12.  It's Over
13.  Harbor Lights
14.  Lowdown
15.  Lido Shuffle 
16.  We're All Alone
17.  Loan Me a Dime

Disc 2:

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


Credits

1. Runnin' Blue

RUNNIN' BLUE
(B. Scaggs / Patrick O'Hara)
From "Boz Scaggs & Band"

Listen to me lady
So it's understood
This runnin' round life
Ain't doing me no good
I get tired
Get so tired of paying dues
But it seems there ain't no way around it
No end to runnin' blue

But I like to have my fun
Like to run around
And I ain't no stranger
In nobody's town
But I get tired
Get so tired of changing views
And the road don't get no shorter
Runnin' round the runnin' blue

Well this runnin' round life
Might seem nice and easy
But when you're blowing with the wind
Sometimes it gets real breezy
A man gets tired
I feel like I was born to lose
And there ain't no way around it
No way round the runnin' blue

Got no holes in my pockets
No holes in my shoes
But I don't know if I'm leaving Detroit
Or coming into Baton Rouge
I get tired
So tired of changing views
And there ain't no way around it
No way around the runnin' blue

Left my billfold at the airport
My suitcase on a train
Now I can't find my umbrella
And it sure looks like rain
I get tired
So tired of playing to lose
And the road don't get no shorter
When you got the runnin' blues

Well the night life ain't a good life
But it's my life too
Once you're bound to this highway
Ain't nothing you can do
'Cept get tired
Oh, get tired of paying dues
And there ain't no way around it
No way around the runnin' blue

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2. We Were Always Sweethearts

WE WERE ALWAYS SWEETHEARTS
(B. Scaggs)
From "Moments"

We were always sweethearts
Different in our ways
Together we spent happy hours
And oh, happy days
Laughing in the sunshine
And crying in the rain
Together we knew happy days
We never knew no pain

Cloudy day, sunny sunshine
Happy days will never be the same

I was her man
And she my queen
Together we knew happy days honestly
Lying in the grass
And laying on our butts

We were always different
Different in our ways
Together we knew happy hours
And oh, happy ways
Lying out together
And never mind the weather
Together we knew happy days
We never had it better, yeah

Cloudy days, sunny sunshine
Happy days will never be the same

No, no, no
Yeah,
Ah, get it

Oh, times came to be
So hard you'll see
Never, never know in stormy weather
Times came to be
So hard to be
Never, never knowing we're together, yeah

We were always sweethearts
Different in our ways
Together we spent happy hours
And oh, happy days
Laughing in the sunshine
And crying in the rain
Together we knew happy days
We never knew no pain, yeah

Cloudy days, sunny sunshine
Happy days will never be the same

Na na na na na na yeah...

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3. Near You

NEAR YOU
(B. Scaggs)
From "Moments"

I want to be near you
I want to hear what you have to say
As long as I'm near you
Nothing will seem to pass away

Long as I'm near you
Longing to hear you
Long as I'm near you

I want to believe you
When you say the things you do
And so I believe you
You make it all appear so true
Glad that I found you
It's good to be around you
Good to be near you

When it comes to making time
Little girl you sure made mine
You made my day
You made my way to stay

I want to be near you
You're my all you're my everything
As long as I'm near you
There's a song in my heart to sing
The song of your laughter
Is all that I'm after
I want to be near you

Love is such a happy song
And when love comes along
It's good to be alive
It's good that you arrived on time

I want to be near you
I want to be near you
I want to be near you

As long as I'm near you
As long as I'm near you
As long as I'm near you

I want to believe you
I want to believe you
I want to believe

And so I believe you
And so I believe you
And so I believe you

I want to believe you
I want to believe you
I want to believe

As long as I'm near you
As long as I'm near you
As long as I'm near

I want to believe you

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4. Painted Bells

PAINTED BELLS
(B. Scaggs)
From "Moments"

Winding down the Drury Lane
I fall with the evening rain
My thoughts with the water flow
Like steam rising off the road

Passers-by watch their step
To see that they don't get wet
And I'll just sit beneath this tree
Let the drops fall all over me
And watch the city lights flick on

The crowds collide just out of my reach
The taxi's lights splash up and down the street
I sit and watch the faces go by
I don't wonder where to, or why

'Cause it's me, the rain, and my warm dark pain
Alone, at ease, and nowhere at all
My thoughts just drift on back to you
It seems you're here so it must be true
We never parted, you never went away

So I order up another glass
Not to let the moment pass
Turning around in love with you
Oh I know you loved me too
And it's always been this way

Here sitting in my wet cafe
I catch a spark across the way
A string of tiny painted bells
Seem to have a tale to tell

A string of tiny painted bells
On someone that I once knew well
Is all that's left
The rest's not true
I smile, I see it's really you
The rain will go
And you will too... away

And I order up another glass
Not to let the moment pass
Turning around in love with you
Oh, it got too hard to do
And it's always been this way
Yes, it's always been this way

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5. Dinah Flo

DINAH FLO
(B. Scaggs)
From "My Time"

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... so lonely for you
Never knew how I cared for you
Glad you're back (let me)
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 she's back
Take her back in my arms

Dinah Flo, don't let go
Take me down, girl, nice and slow
My Dinah Flo
Love you more each day

Oh my Dinah Flo
Come on let's go
Get that groove down
Way down slow
Oh 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

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6. Might Have To Cry

MIGHT HAVE TO CRY
(B. Scaggs)
From "My Time"

Taxi's lights pull out of sight
'round the lane and into the night
Goodbye this time, may be the last

Might have to cry, might have to lie
Might have to die a little

Evening song, didn't last long
Dreamed I was right, sussed I was wrong
So I'll make my way through an empty day

Might have to cry, might have to lie
Might have to die a little, this time

Never believed she would leave
I forgot about last time
When she walked out this morning
I went out of my mind

I'll try to smile
Pretend it never happened
Leave 'em slow but leave 'em laughing
I'll try to fight down to the last

Might have to cry, might have to lie
Might have to die a little, this time

Some people live and learn
Never was lucky that way
Wanted so hard to believe her

But other rains will come
And wash it all away
Other loves will come and go
You must believe me when I say
Didn't want it that way

I'll try to smile
Pretend it never happened
Leave 'em slow but leave 'em laughing
Goodbye this time, may be the last

Might have to cry
Might have to lie
Might have to die a little

Might have to cry
Did you ever have to lie
Did you ever have to die a little
Whoa whoa
Did you ever have to cry
You know you have to lie
You know you gotta die just a little... a little
You know you have to die, whoa you gotta cry
Whoa you gotta die

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7. You Make It So Hard (To Say No)

YOU MAKE IT SO HARD (To Say No)
(Boz Scaggs)
From "Slow Dancer"

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

Then 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
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
It's just that things are rearranged
And as I once looked out for you
Now it's your turn to see me through

'Cause you, oh baby you make it so hard, girl
To say hey no, no, no, no
You, oh baby, you make it soooo hard, to say no, no, no, no

You know I've tried to get you out of my mind
But now I'm 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 hey no, no, no, no
You, oh, you're making it no
Baby, to say no, no, no, no

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8. I Got Your Number

I GOT YOUR NUMBER
(J. Bristol / G. Reeves)
From "Slow Dancer"

I got your number
I know you're gonna be there when I call
I got your number
I'd say you aint got no choice at all
No, no, no, no, no

I took your head from lonely
Chased your pain away
I gave you more than lovin'
In my special way
I shocked you out of boredom
Made you a faithful wife
Gave you an education
On the facts of life
In you there's come a change
I'll be damned, I got you trained
And thats why, I, oh I know

I got your number
I know you're gonna be there when I call
I got your number, mama
No, you aint got no choice at all
No, no, no, no, no, no

Why listen to your girlfriends
When they can plainly see
That the boy that they call "lover"
Ain't half the man as me
Hey, I don't have to prove nothin'
Long as you're satisfied
Cause if you need more lovin'
There's plenty more inside... yeah
Just tell 'em I'm glad that he's my man
Something they'll never understand
That is why I... I

I got your number
I know you're gonna be there when I call
I got your number, baby
So you ain't got no choice at all
I got your number girl
I know you're gonna be there when I call
I got your number, mama!
No, you ain't got no choice at all
No, no baby, oh baby, baby, baby

My hat goes off to you
For lovin' me the way you do
Even though I know pretty baby that I...

I got your number
I know you're gonna be there when I call
I got your number, mama
Said you ain't got no choice at all
I got your number, baby
No you ain't got no choice at all
I got your number, mama
Oh, you know you better be there when I call

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9. Slow Dancer

SLOW DANCER
(G. Daly / B. Scaggs)
From "Slow Dancer"

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

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

Whoa, 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

Whoa, slow dancer, sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer give me the answer
Only you can set me free

Baby, baby, baby
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer holds the answer

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10. Hercules

HERCULES
(A. Toussaint)
From "Slow Dancer"

All you fear,  is fear itself
Check out your own back yard
Before ya check out someone else
Railroad track, in my neighborhood
Ain't no trains around that part, just ain't no good

Wanna know, what's going down
When the pimp on the corner
Looks like the sharpest cat in town

Jungle rule can't be no fool
Might get caught by the hook of a crook
No time for cool

Look out Jake, what you say
What you carryin' brother
I hope you're clean 'cause the man is mean
Don't come another futher

We all know the answer will come out in time
I might even carry some of your load along with mine

Thank you ma'am, mister please
'Cause I must be Hercules
Must be Hercules

Like a bird on the wing
I just wanna be free enough to do my thing
I can feel the pressure from every side
And if you're not gonna help, don't hurt
Just pass me by

Hercules
Must be... must be Hercules

Jungle rule can't be no fool
The devil is on the loose, no cool
Got your feet in the sand
Got to be down with the cats around
And you still gotta face the man

Talk about me if you please
Must be Hercules
Must be Hercules

Ditching rocks, catching stones
How can I survive what's going on
Beg, steal, borrow
Somehow I've gotta make it 'til tomorrow
Just like Hercules

Thank you ma'am, mister please
Must be Hercules

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11. What Can I Say

WHAT CAN I SAY
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
From "Silk Degrees"

What can I say... what can I do

Three a.m. it's 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 feeling 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 show you that I care
What can I say
Mmm got to have your number baby
What can I do

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
Ooooh 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
Oooh   talk to me
Oooh   talk to me girl

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 all down on my knees
Please please please
What can I say
Oooh what can I do

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12. It's Over

IT'S OVER
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
From "Silk Degrees"

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

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

Why can't you just get it through your head
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's over now

I'm not really over you
You might say that
I can't take, 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
It's 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
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's 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

Why can't you just get it through your head
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's over now

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13. Harbor Lights

HARBOR LIGHTS
(Boz Scaggs)
From "Silk Degrees"

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 sailor's dream came true, the night I dreamed you

Through the neon doorways
Down the stony 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

Whoa 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 betraying
But that lonesome jukebox playing
Something '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 mornin'
Like some old junked-out melody
The words she spoke as we awoke
  still haunt me
What you feel too
Won't reveal you
Let me steal you for my life

Whoah 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

Whoah 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

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14. Lowdown

LOWDOWN
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
From "Silk Degrees"

Baby's into runnin' round
Hangin' with the crowd
Puttin' your business in the street
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 chick around
To the sad sad truth
The dirty lowdown

Oooh oooh, I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Taught her how to talk like that
Oooh oooh.. I wonder 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 a
And drive it off the lot
Turn on that old lovelight
Turn a maybe to a yes
Same old schoolboy game
Got you into this mess
Hey son, better get on back to town
Face the sad old truth
The dirty lowdown

Oooh oooh, I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Put those ideas in your head
Oooh, oooh I wonder wonder wonder wonder who

Come on back down to earth, son
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 Jones for that
This running with the Joneses, boy
Just ain't where it's at
You gonna come back around
To the sad, sad truth... the dirty lowdown

Oooh, oooh, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Got you thinkin' like that boy
Oooh, oooh I wonder, wonder, wonder who

I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Said I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who

Oh, look out for that lowdown
That dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty lowdown
I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder who
Whoo... hooo
I wonder who got you thinking like that

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15. Lido Shuffle

LIDO SHUFFLE
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
From "Silk Degrees"

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 juke joint 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 oughta get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One for the road

Lido.. whoa ooh ooh ooh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's waitin for the go
Lido... whoa ooh ooh ooh
He said one more job oughta get it
One last shot 'fore we quit it
One more for the road

Lido be runnin'
Havin' great big fun
Until he got the note
Sayin' "Tow the line or blow it"
And that was all she wrote

He'll be makin' like a bee line
Headin' for the border line
Goin' for broke
Sayin' one more hit oughta do it
This joint aint nothin' to it
One more for the road

Lido... whoa ooh ooh ooh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's waiting for the go

Lido... whoa ooh ooh ooh
One more job ought to get it
One last shot then we quit it
One more for the road

Lido... whoa ooh ooh ooh
He's for the money
He's for the show
Lido's a waitin' for the go
Lido... whoa ooh ooh ooh

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16. We're All Alone

WE'RE ALL ALONE
(B. Scaggs)
From "Silk Degrees"

Outside the rain begins
And it may never end
So cry no more, on the shore, a dream
Will take us out to sea
For ever more, forever more

Close your eyes, amie
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 all right
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
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 all right
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

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17. Loan Me A Dime

LOAN ME A DIME
(Fenton Robinson / Milton Middlebrook / Jesse Anderson)
From "Boz Scaggs" (Atlantic)

Somebody loan me a dime
I need to call my old time used to be
Somebody loan me a dime
I need to call my old time used to be

Little girl's been gone so long
You know it's worrying me
Hey it's worrying, worrying me

I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
Oh no I didn't

Somebody loan me a dime
You know I need.. I need a helping hand

Ohhhh, she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
Ohhh, I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just could not understand
Oh no

Somebody better loan me that dime
To ease my worried worried mind
Now I cry, I just cry
Just like a baby all night long
You know I cry, I just cry
Just like a baby all night long
Somebody better loan me that dime
I need my baby
I need my baby here at home
oooh, yeah

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1. Hard Times

HARD TIMES
(B. Scaggs)
"Down Two Then Left"

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 a 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 a cell of no return
No way to rescue me

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

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

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2. 1993

1993
(B. Scaggs / M. Omartian)
"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

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3. JoJo

JOJO
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster / D. Lasley)
"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
Flashing lights, you know him

He 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
Flashing lights, you know him

Ever so rarely
That man in a million's born
Gentle and soft
But he'd just as soon off you
For looking the wrong way as not
JoJo Go Jo

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
Oh Oh Jo how low can you go)

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

Say, what do you think
Of gentlemen wearing mink
Gentle and soft
But he'd just as soon off you
For looking the wrong way as not
JoJo Go Jo

So look out behind you
JoJo got a gun
But he wouldn't mean to
He likes his fun

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
JoJo
How low can you go
JoJo

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4. Isn't It Time

ISN'T IT TIME
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)
"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
It's 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
Isn't it time, you got the news, isn't it time

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5. Simone

SIMONE
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)
"Middle Man"

Darling, let's stop this pretending
What more is there to say
Here's to your eyes
In my final demise
Oh, Simone it's 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 it's you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think it's going fast
Gotta let me know
Gotta 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 it's 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 it's you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think it's going fast
Gotta let me know
Gotta 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

It's time they told you
It's about time you knew
Straighten your gown
Throw a Manhattan down
Yes Simone it's true

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, it's me
Ooh hoo ooh hoo

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think it's going fast
Gotta let me know
Gotta let it show for it to last

Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you in to the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Oooohh
Yes my dear I think it's going fast

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6. Breakdown Dead Ahead

BREAKDOWN DEAD AHEAD
(B. Scaggs / D Foster)
"Middle Man"

I call ya
You ain't in
What's this cold reaction?
Where have you been?

Ooh baby
Layin' it on the line
If this is last call, you say that's all
You can take it fine

I'm sorry but
It don't make sense
Be a fool if you just went 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 lyin'
No more tears a fallin'
Stop your cryin'

Ooh 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
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

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 no

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7. Miss Sun

MISS SUN
(D. Paich)
"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

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8. Look What You've Done To Me

LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)
"Hits!", "Urban Cowboy" Soundtrack

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
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

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9. Heart Of Mine

HEART OF MINE
(B. Caldwell / J. Scheff / D. Vatkosky)
"Other Roads"

One day, you may
Find true love that will last forever
And ever
'Til 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

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

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10. What's Number One

WHAT'S NUMBER ONE
(B. Scaggs / M. Miller / J. Carroll)
"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

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11. Drowning In The Sea Of Love

DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE
(K. Gamble / L. Huff)
"The New York Rock and Soul Revue - 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

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12. Sierra

SIERRA
(B. Scaggs)
"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

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13. Some Change

SOME CHANGE
(B. Scaggs)
"Some Change"

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

But like some change in your pocket
Sometimes it seems too little
   too late
I guess it's time to break out a
   few pesos
Cause I'm getting to where I like
   the view
So if you're feeling lucky
   and you ain't 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
But now I know I was missing
   the boat
Now I know I was missing it
   by a country mile
So 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 ain't wainting 'round for you
Be prepared to change some too

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14. As The Years Go Passing By

AS THE YEARS GO PASSING BY [With Booker T. & the MG's]
(D. Malone)
"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

Cause 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

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

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15. Just Go

JUST GO
(B. Scaggs)
"Fade Into Light"

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

This hangin' 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

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16. Goodnight Louise

GOODNIGHT LOUISE
(B. Scaggs)
"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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Boz Scaggs ANTHOLOGY Credits

My Time: The Anthology (1969-1997)
Columbia/Legacy #65208 
Oct 7, 1997
2-Disc Compilation

Musical Credits:

Duane Allman Dobro, Guitar, Slide Guitar 
Chris Anderson Trumpet 
Chris Anderson Trumpet 
Vic Anesini Mastering 
John Arnold Percussion, Vocals (bckgr), Vibraphone 
Bill Atwood Bass, Brass 
Jeffrey Beck Graphic Design, Graphic Direction 
Barry Beckett Piano, Keyboards 
George Bohannon Trombone 
Moshe Brakha Photography 
David Brigati Percussion, Vocals 
Eddie Brigati Percussion, Vocals 
Johnny Bristol Producer 
Charles Brown Piano, Vocals 
Dave Brown Bass 
David Brown Bass 
Paulette Brown Vocals (bckgr) 
Cornelius Bumpus Sax (Tenor) 
Rosemary Butler Vocals (bckgr) 
Danny Caron Guitar 
Pete Carr Guitar 
Lenny Castro Percussion 
Charles Chalmers Vocals (bckgr) 
Sandra Chalmers Vocals (bckgr) 
Joe Clayton Conga 
Dennis Coffey Guitar 
David Cohen Guitar 
David Bennett Cohen Guitar 
James Curly Cooke Guitar 
Rita Coolidge Vocals (bckgr), Ensemble 
Tom Coster Accordion 
Jim Cox Piano 
Steve Cropper Guitar 
Charlotte Crossley Vocals (bckgr) 
Ronnie Cuber Sax (Baritone) 
Lisa Dal Bello Vocals (bckgr) 
Larry Debari Guitar 
Nancy Donald Artwork, Art Direction 
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass 
Nathan East Bass 
Scott Edwards Bass 
Dave Ellis Sax (Tenor) 
Coke Escovedo Percussion 
Pete Escovedo Percussion 
Gene Estes Percussion, Vocals (bckgr), Vibraphone 
Donald Fagen Piano, Vocals, Melodica, Producer, Mandola, Fender Rhodes, Fender Electric Piano, Fender Piano 
Stan Farber Vocals (bckgr) 
Ricky Fataar Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Producer 
Don Felder Guitar 
Victor Feldman Claves 
Venetta Fields Vocals (bckgr) 
Chuck Findley Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist 
Ben Fong-Torres Liner Notes 
David Foster Synthesizer, Keyboards, Producer 
Marco Franchina Photography 
Glenn Frey Vocals (bckgr) 
James Gadson Drums 
Joy Gilbert Project Director 
Jim Gillstrap Vocals (bckgr) 
Jim Gilstrap Vocals (bckgr) 
Jay Graydon Guitar 
Maxine Green Vocals (bckgr) 
Ed Greene Drums 
Marlin Greene Producer 
Don Grolnick Piano, Piano (Electric) 
Bob Gurland Trumpet, Vocals 
Jim Haas Vocals (bckgr) 
John Hagen Sax (Tenor), Vocals 
Roger Hawkins Drums 
Pat Henderson Vocals 
Don Henley Vocals (bckgr) 
Eddie Hinton Guitar 
David Hood Bass 
Hooshik Design, Photo Coloring 
Paul Hubinon Trumpet, Flugelhorn 
Dann Huff Guitar 
Jim Hughart Bass 
David Hungate Bass 
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass 
James Ingram Vocals (bckgr) 
Phillip Ingram Vocals (bckgr) 
Clayton Ivey Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric) 
Fred Jackson, Jr. Saxophone 
Fred Jackson Saxophone 
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar 
James Jamerson Bass 
Glyn Johns Producer 
Augie Johnson Vocals (bckgr) 
Darryl Johnson Bass 
Jimmy Johnson Guitar 
Jimmy Johnson Guitar 
Plas Johnson Sax (Tenor), Tenor (Vocal), Soloist 
Booker T. Jones Organ, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond) 
John Kelson, Jr. Saxophone 
Jim Keltner Drums 
King Errisson Conga 
Michael Landau Guitar 
Andre Lansel Photography 
Vince Lars Sax (Alto) 
David Laskey Vocals (bckgr) 
David Lasley Vocals (bckgr) 
Jack Laubach Trumpet, Flugelhorn 
Rhett Lawrence Programming 
John Lehman Vocals (bckgr) 
Annie Leibovitz Photography 
Stewart Levine Producer 
Steve Lukather Guitar 
Michael MacDonald Vocals 
Mitch Maketansky Producer 
Rick Marotta Drums 
Mel Martin Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Brass 
Patti Matheny A&R 
Myma Matthews Vocals 
Myrna Matthews Vocals 
Marty McCall Vocals (bckgr) 
Dennis McDermott Drums 
Clarence McDonald Keyboards 
Michael McDonald Piano, Piano (Electric), Vocals 
John McFee Guitar, Guitar (Steel) 
Paulette McWilliams Vocals (bckgr) 
Michael Melvoin Keyboards 
Marcus Miller Bass, Keyboards, Rhythm Arrangements 
Lon Norman Trombone 
Pat O'Hara Trombone, Brass 
Michael Omartian Keyboards 
Bill Ortiz Trumpet 
David Paich Synthesizer, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Arp, Mini Moog, Moog Bass 
Ray Parker, Jr. Guitar 
Phil Perry Vocals (bckgr) 
Jerry Peters Keyboards 
John Pierce Bass 
Tom Poole Trumpet, Flugelhorn 
Jeff Porcaro Percussion, Drums 
Joe Porcaro Percussion 
Mike Porcaro Bass 
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer 
Greg Poree Guitar 
Steve Potts Drums 
Al Quaglieri Compilation Producer, Project Director 
George Rains Percussion, Drums 
Paul Rappaport Producer 
Sharon Redd Vocals (bckgr) 
Donna Rhodes Vocals (bckgr) 
Orville Rhodes Guitar 
Carlos Rios Guitar 
Rita Coolidge Ladies Vocal Ensemble Vocals (bckgr) 
John "J.R." Robinson Percussion, Percussion, Drums, Drums 
J. Michael Rodriguez Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming, Project Coordinator 
Michael Rodriguez Keyboards, Drum Programming 
Joe Sample Keyboards 
Roger E. Sandler Photography 
Boz Scaggs Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming 
Elliot Scheiner Producer 
Lincoln Schleifer Bass, Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic) 
Timothy B. Schmit Vocals (bckgr) 
Bill Schnee Producer 
Louie Shelton Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar 
Ben Sidran Keyboards, Vibraphone 
Doug Simril Guitar, Piano, Keyboards 
Myrna Smith-Schilling Vocals (bckgr) 
Phoebe Snow Vocals 
Norbert Stachel Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) 
Ron Stalling Sax (Tenor) 
Fred Tackett Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm) 
Adrian Tapia Saxophone 
Bill Thedford Vocals (bckgr) 
Julia Tillman Vocals 
Zedric Turnbough Vocals (bckgr) 
Russell Turner Keyboards 
Russ Turner Keyboards 
Warren Vache Trumpet, Flugelhorn 
Jimmy Vivino Guitar 
David T. Walker Guitar, Guitar 
Wayne Wallace Trombone 
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass 
Freddie Washington Bass 
Wah Wah Watson Guitar 
Ernie Watts Saxophone 
Marty Wehner Trombone 
Jann Wenner Producer 
Lorna Willard Vocals 
Carolyn Willis Vocals, Vocals (bckgr) 
Joseph Wissert Producer 
Peter Wolf Keyboards 
Jeff Young Keyboards, Vocals 
Joachim Jymm Young Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vibraphone 
Aaron Zigman Keyboards, Rhythm Arrangements 
Drew Zingg Guitar

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