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Boz Scaggs Lyrics * HITS! *

Hits!
CBS/Sony
Catalog: #36841
November 1980
2004 DSD Remastered Import

Hits! Remastered (with Bonus Tracks)
October 03, 2006


Tracks:

1.   Lowdown
2.   You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
3.   Miss Sun
4.   Lido Shuffle
5.   We're All Alone
6.   Breakdown Dead Ahead
7.   Look What You've Done To Me
8.   JoJo
9.   Dinah Flo
10. You Can Have Me Anytime

Photography: Albert Watson
Design: John Casado


Tracks on Hits! Remastered Edition:

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

(* Denotes Bonus Track)

1. Lowdown

LOWDOWN
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
"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
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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2. You Make It So Hard (To Say No)

YOU MAKE IT SO HARD (To Say No)
(B. Scaggs)
"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 after 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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3. Miss Sun

MISS SUN
(D. Paich)

Been thinkin' 'bout you all night
Guess you got me in your spell
Well
But I think that I'll be all right
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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4. Lido Shuffle

LIDO SHUFFLE
(Boz Scaggs / David Paich)
"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 beeline
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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5. We're All Alone

WE'RE ALL ALONE
(Boz Scaggs)
"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
Forever 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 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
Roses do, lovers too
So cast your seasons to the wind
And hold me dear, oh hold me dear

Close the window, calm the light
And it will be alright
No need to bother now
Let it out, let it all begin
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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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 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 to just run out on first offense
Ooh baby play it smart
Before you go south with your big mouth
Better check your heart

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

I told ya
No more 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. Look What You've Done To Me

LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)
"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
Leaving 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 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
Leaving me to feel this way

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8. 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 digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights
below him
JoJo dig those Broadway nights
and flashy lines y
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
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 Go Jo

His baby stays high
Got to keep her sweet
He keeps 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 who'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, it's way below him
JoJo dig those Broadway nights
Flashy lines below him
JoJo
How low can you go
JoJo

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9. Dinah Flo

DINAH FLO
(B. Scaggs)
"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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10. You Can Have Me Anytime

YOU CAN HAVE ME ANYTIME
(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)
"Middle Man"

Here we are
In a room full of strangers
And an open door

Here we are
Away from all dangers
But that open door
Is calling out again
Acting like a friend
Who wants to know
If you might come away
I wonder what you'll say
You wander out again

On wings of the night
Once again you'll take flight
And I don't hear your voice any more
Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me any time

Here we are
Alone in the shadows
Of our lonely room

Here we are
We all have those very lonely rooms
Like a faithless child
Frightened of the wild
He runs and hides
To keep from being still
We run around until
We lose ourselves again

On wings of the night
Once again you'll take flight
And I don't hear your voice any more
Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me any time

Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me any time

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1. What Can I Say

WHAT CAN I SAY
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
"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
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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4. 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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5. Slow Dancer

SLOW DANCER
(G. Daly / B. Scaggs)
"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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6. Harbor Lights

HARBOR LIGHTS
(Boz Scaggs)
"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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11. It's Over

IT'S OVER
(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)
"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. Heart Of Mine

HEART OF MINE
(Bobby Caldwell/Jason Scheff/Dennis Matkosky)
"Other Roads"

One day, you may
Find true love that will last forever
And ever
Till then, you'll spend
A lifetime wishing one together

You never thought she'd say goodbye
And you'll never understand the reasons why

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

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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