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Boz Scaggs Lyrics * MY TIME *

My Time
Columbia Records
Sept 1972

Track List:

1.   Dinah Flo *
2.   Slowly in the West
*
3.   Full-Lock Power Slide
4.   Old Time Lovin'
5.   Might Have to Cry
*
6.   Hello My Lover
*
7.   Freedom for the Stallion
8.   He's a Fool for You
*
9.   We're Gonna Roll
10. My Time
*

* Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama
Produced by Roy Halee and Boz Scaggs
Engineer - Roy Halee

Musicians:

Drums - George Rains
Bass - David Brown
Keyboards - Joachim Young
Guitar - Boz Scaggs
Background Vocals - Linda Tillery, Dorothy Morrison & Boz Scaggs
Horns On "Stallion" and "Old Time Lovin'" by Mel Martin, Bob Ferreira,
Tom Harrell & Jim Rothermel
Horns On "We're Gonna Roll" by Jack Schroer & Jules Broussard
Drums - Roger Hawkins
Bass - David Hood
Piano - Barry Beckett
Organ & Electric Piano - Clayton Ivey
Guitars - Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Hinton (acoustic), Pete Carr & Boz Scaggs
Background Vocals - Charles and Sandra Chalmers & Donna Rhodes
Horns - M.S.S. Horns
Produced by Boz Scaggs

1. Dinah Flo

DINAH FLO
(B. Scaggs)

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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2. Slowly In The West

SLOWLY IN THE WEST
(D. Brown)

There was nobody left
Just a burnout
Nothing had been done
It was hard to believe
We had started out that morning having fun

But with people always running into walls
Like they didn't even see them there at all
It got so tangled

Thanks again for your moonlight generousness
Left me stranglin'
Slowly in the west

Don't worry Mama, your sweet daughter,
Never lived inside this mess
Ya know, I tried to protect her
Cool her, and ease her restlessness

I grew so used to the sound of her alarm
Didn't mean to do her any harm
Got so tangled

Please forgive me
For my constant uselessness
Got me stranglin'
Slowly in the west

Let me loose
Let me hear the sound of someone
Through the maze
Take me there
I don't care, anywhere
It's all the same

So honey, don't hold your breath
You may never get to feel this way again
Who was crying when she left
And lying to you now about the pain
Our baby can't be gotten back from war
Was an end to her madness I've been told

Got so tangled

Please just show me to the ending
Forget the rest
Got me stranglin'
Slowly in the west

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3. Full-Lock Power Slide

FULL-LOCK POWER SLIDE
(B. Scaggs)

She's so tired of this
So tired of that
Sometimes I don't see why
She'd go out of her way
To mess up your day
So what's the use in trying

To get along with her
It's all wrong for her
But what more can you do
She just wants to fight
She likes to keep you uptight
Well, it's just too bad for you

But the only thing is
She can take care of business
Like no woman you've ever seen
Then without thinking twice
She can make it so nice
Like no place that you've ever been

She got the smile
She got the pretty face
She keeps her pretty things on my mind
She got the moves
She got the grooves

She got the moves  yeah...yeah...yeah

Oh the pains are here
The pains are there
She may not see tomorrow
She just can't go on
She's as good as gone
And her love may die of sorrow

But the only thing is
She can take care of business
Like no woman you've ever seen
Then without thinking twice
She can make it so nice
Like no place that you've ever been

She got the smile
She got the pretty face
She keeps the pretty things on my mind
She got the moves
She got the grooves
She got the moves   yeah.. yeah.. yeah

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4. Old Time Lovin'

OLD TIME LOVIN'
(Al Green)

Give me that old (old) time (time)
Old time lovin'
Give me that old (old) time (time)
Old time lovin', yeah

It was good enough
For dear old mother and father
That's how I know
That it's alright for me

What I need, is that good old (old) time (time)
Old time lovin', yeah
It's got to be rockin', reelin'
yeah yeah

Music will make you
Make you move your feet, yeah
He'll try to love you baby
Then you're out in the street

But what I need is that good old (old) time (time)
Old time lovin', yeah
It's got to be rockin', yeah, reelin'

Yeah, and the only thing I want you to do
Come on home, come on home
Yeah, don't let your friends turn your back on me baby

Come on home, (home) time (time)
Old time lovin', yeah
Waitin' for a better day
Waitin' for another day
Come on home

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5. Might Have To Cry

MIGHT HAVE TO CRY
(B. Scaggs)

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 d
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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6. Hello My Lover

HELLO MY LOVER
(A.Toussaint / N.Neville)

Hello my lover, wherever you are
I've been a fool my dear
A fool by far
But I've grown up in my mind
I've played the game of love and lost
And now I'm cryin'
U'huh, u'huh, whoa yeah

If you come back, my dear
There'll be some changes made
I will alter myself in every way
I'm gonna start a brand new policy
I'm gonna teach you a lesson in love-ology
U'huh, hmmm mmm, oh yeah

Yes I will
Yes I will
You know I will

I'm gonna try my best, do what is right
I'm gonna bewitch you my dear
Day and night
I'm gonna teach a brand new policy
I'm gonna teach you a lesson in love-ology
Hmmm Hmmm oh yeah

Yes I will
Yes I will
You know I will

Yes I will
Yes I will
You know I will

Yes I will
Yes I will
You know I will

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7. Freedom For The Stallion

FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION
(Allen Toussaint)

Freedom for the stallion
Freedom for the mare and her colt
Freedom for the baby child
Who has not grown old enough to vote
Lord, have mercy, what you gonna do
About the people who are praying to you
They got men making laws that destroy other men
They make money, God, it's a doggone sin
Oh Lord, you got to help us find a way

Big ships sailing
Slaves all chained and bound
Headed for a brand new land
That some cat says he up and found
Lord, have mercy, what you gonna do
About the people who are praying to you
They got men making laws that destroy other men
To make money, God, it's a doggone sin
Oh Lord, you got to help us find a way.. yeah

Freedom for the stallion
Freedom for the mare and the colt
Freedom for the baby child
Who has not grown old enough to vote
Lord, have mercy what you gonna do
About the people who are praying to you
You know if I could look inside your mind
I'd bring back all the truth I find
Oh Lord, you gotta help us find a way

Freedom for the stallion
Freedom for the mare and the colt
Freedom for the baby child
Who has not grown old enough to vote

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8. He's A Fool For You

HE'S A FOOL FOR YOU
(B. Scaggs)

Day after day
He goes out of his way
'Cause he knows you're gonna be there
And if he doesn't say too much
At least he keeps in touch, to show his care

And it ain't like he never loved before
And it ain't like he'll never love no more
It's just that someday, maybe
He'll find some way baby
To turn you around

He may just be right
Why, is he so in love with you
Why, don't he find something else to do

Well, it ain't what he loves you for
And it ain't that you got so much more
It's just that sometimes someone
Got to play the dumb one to get along
(And you may just get along)

My my my my
He's a fool for you
No one else will do

Laugh and be gay, ooh
You look so nice that way
You know you'll get a smile
Wear a ribbon in your hair
He'll notice that it's there
Just his style

You just state your case and sing the song
And you take it as it comes along
Who knows someday maybe
You'll take a look out baby, and find you care

And I know you'll be there

My my my my
He's a fool for you
No one else will do

My my my my
He's a fool for you
No one else will do

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(Thanks Pam!)

9. We're Gonna Roll

WE'RE GONNA ROLL
(B. Scaggs)

Out last night, and the night before
But I ain't set foot outside my door
In my neighborhood, you can come on in
Everyone will be there, if they haven't been

Find out where they came from
Found out where they went
Life these days ain't no accident
Grab 'em off the corner, get 'em on the phone
Get 'em all together and bring 'em all along

We're gonna roll, onto the break of day
We're gonna roll, onto the month of May
We're gonna roll
We're gonna roll all up
And then we'll roll away

You can pull your things off
I don't mind
Well, take me off
Takes all kinds
Feeling's gonna get you
Right down to your soul
Let it all out, let the good times roll

Mad man's a comin' here
He's bringing the sky
He always goes, God knows why
Break out the glasses, pay up the rent
This boy isn't heaven sent

We're gonna roll, onto the break of day
We're gonna roll, onto the month of May
We're gonna roll
We're gonna roll on up
And then we'll roll away

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10. My Time

MY TIME
(Boz Scaggs)

Far away
I may just stay away
Like some folks' holiday
That's my time

On any other day
May come a Saturday
Or might just stay this way
It's my time

Moments come and go
Like the winds blow
Empty like a fool
I'm laying cool, anyway

Anyway
Just have to do today
Like some folks' holiday
It's my time

It's my time

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