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Boz Scaggs Lyrics * SOME CHANGE *

Some Change
Virgin Records America

Cat: 7243 8 39489 2
April 1994

Tracks:

1.   You Got My Letter
2.   Some Change
3.   I'll Be the One
4.   Call Me
5.   Fly Like a Bird
6.   Sierra
7.   Lost It
8.   Time
9.   Illusion
10. Follow That Man

Musicians:

Guitar: Boz Scaggs, Fred Tackett
Drums & Percussion: Ricky Fataar
Bass: Boz Scaggs, James "Hutch" Hutcherson, Nathan East,
Neil Stubenhaus
Keyboards & Synths: Ricky Fataar, Michael Omartian
B-3 Organ:  Booker T. Jones, William "Smitty" Smith
Piano:  Austin de Leon, Barry Beckett, Boz Scaggs, Kevin Bents


Dedicated to: Royce G. Scaggs and Jeff Pocaro
Special Thanks: Mark Scaggs, Dan Garcia, Michael Rodriguez, Noel Lee, Stan Jacox, Steve Jarvis, Dean Kamei
Project Manager:  Mark Scaggs
Photography: Jean Baptiste Mondino
Design: Tom Dolan
Art Direction: Len Peltier

Produced By: Boz Scaggs and Ricky Fataar
Recorded at: "our own studio set-up in San Francisco"
Recorded by Dan Garcia and Paul McKenna
Mixed by Richard Dodd
Additional engineering, programming and digital processing by Michael Martinez

1. You Got My Letter

YOU GOT MY LETTER
(Boz Scaggs)

You got my letter
but you must not read your mail
You got my letter
but you must not read your mail
Well, I'm a happy man if I can get to you
And I'm a sad man if I fail

I should have known better
than to leave it to the postal lines
I should have known better
I'm like a man running out of time
I laid my heart out in that envelope
Now I'm laying it on the line

Yes, I'm laying it on the line
And you could take a big load off
of my mind

I hope you're gonna read it now
And give me some kind of sign
Don't take much to read it now
You don't have to read between the lines
Shine a little light on me
To take away this mystery
I need a reason to be here
I need a reason to be
Don't fail me now

I know you're gonna be here
I know you're gonna be here soon
And make it so much better
By the light of the big old moon
Send me some good news
To chase away these yearning blues
You give me reason to be here
You give me reason to be
And you're the reason for me
Don't fail me now

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2. Some Change

SOME CHANGE
(Boz Scaggs)

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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3. I'll Be The One

I'LL BE THE ONE
(Boz Scaggs)

Tired of seeing some play thing acting like a toy
Tired of watching ssome fool trying to be your boy
And I don't like being the one seeing you in tears
Standing in the shadows staring out at love again

But I'll be the one

I'm the one reminding you that you've got a choice
I'm the one to let you know that I hear your voice
Time and again I catch you smiling from within
But standing empty hearted standing in the wings again

I'll be the one

Now I can't be the one to catch you
Everytime you fall
I ain't gonna be the one to answer everytime you call
But maybe I'm gonna be the one
One to see you through it all

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4. Call Me

CALL ME
(Boz Scaggs/Michael Omartian/Robben Ford)

There is a place in the heart of this city
   a little sun comes shining through
For once in my life I can feel like
   the sun is shining for me too

Cause in my life
   it's never been this way before
Something's calling me
   calling now
Yeah it's calling now

Did you ever think - well love ain't right for me
   though you try and try
It's one of those things make you feel like
   it's just not meant to be
Cause in my life
   I've never felt this way before
But you call me baby
Call me now

The other night I'm down at Slim's place
   this melody comes drifting through
The thing is this song's got some blue eyes
   and stands about five foot two
Now it's my life
   and someone's knocking at the door
   cause you call me babe   call me now

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5. Fly Like A Bird

FLY LIKE A BIRD
(Boz Scaggs)

There was a howl that night
a howling like they'd never heard before
A cry so loud
old granddad almost hit the door
He said - I love this child much as any one that she ever bore
But I thank the Lord we won't be having anymore

Then the baby heard
the sweetest sound he'd ever heard
In tones so beautiful he hung on every word
She sang - Hush my love, Granny's little dove is going to
take to the sky -
It was on such a night he learned to fly like a bird

Now the years have passed and memories come and go
He hears that voice that rocked him gently so
A calm will descend and there's peace at the end
of the darkest night
Sometimes I cry, sometimes I fly like a bird.

Now the years have passed and memories come and go
He hears that voice that rocked him gently so
The rain's gonna fall and the wind may blow
on the darkest night
Sometimes I cry, sometimes I fly like a bird.

A calm will descend and there's peace at the end
of the darkest night
Sometimes I cry, sometimes I fly like a bird.

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6. Sierra

SIERRA
(Boz Scaggs)

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

What about the one who said he loved you
What about the one who said he cared
He’s off in the high sierra
But don’t bother looking there

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7. Lost It

LOST IT
(Boz Scaggs)

Another day another mountain
Who's to say they never move
Cause we moved one after another
Til there was nothing left to prove

Then we turned around and tossed it
After all that we'd been through
When I look at what it cost us
I guess it's time I faced the truth

Maybe I lost it
Yeah, lost it
When I lost you

The night we climbed above the ruins
The gypsies sang those ancient Spanish blues
I saw a man awake but still dreaming
I saw myself in love with you

I walk around I think about it
And all the things that we went through
To tell you the truth...

Maybe I lost it
Yeah, lost it
When I lost you
I had it in the palm of my hand
Maybe I lost it
Yeah, lost it

Yeah

I walk around, I think about it
And all the things that we went through
To tell you the truth...

Maybe I lost it
Yeah

I had it in the palm of my hand
Baby I lost it
Yeah, I lost it
When I lost you

I had it, had it, I had it
Whoahhh I had it
When I lost you

I had it in the palm of my hand
Baby I lost it
I lost it
When I lost it

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8. Time

TIME
(Boz Scaggs)

Somebody ought to have told me
Told me you couldn't be true
Somebody ought to have told me now
But that wouldn't be like you

But no one's got to tell me
After all you put me through
You dropped me like a habit
Of which you've had a few

Your scent is on the glass tonight
Swirling in the wine
Scrambling the back of my brain
The irony sublime

Its warm bouquet and pungent flame
Light this ancient street
The avenue of no name
I fall into its beat

Nobody loved like you

Time won't you let me be
After all that we've been through
I talk to myself 'cause I ain't got nobody else
Nobody else but you

I've walked for miles   I've walked a long time
To get to the place I've got to
There's nothing left and nobody
Nobody left but you

Time please set me free
Why couldn't you be true
I walk that walk and I talk that talk
There's nobody left but you

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9. Illusion

ILLUSION
(Boz Scaggs/Marcus Miller)

All he can do
   is turn the other way
Although he'd love to
   love you

Your eyes deceive
Your lovers leave
And you go crawling again
   into your shadows and then

Run away
Why don't you just run off
   and hide once again
   In your damned illusion

Nights so sweet
The perfume beats
   into your veins and then
It's all insane again

Feelings burn
The blues return
Those lips are calling
   and you go falling and falling and falling

Run away
Why don't you just run off
   and hide once again
   In your damned illusion

You can run off baby but you know that
   you just can't hide no more
From your lowdown ways     can't get
   away from your damned illusions
Ain't it hard babe just to get through the night
   when you can't see the light for your damned illusion

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10. Follow That Man

FOLLOW THAT MAN
(Boz Scaggs)

You take one part Buddha    And two parts cat
Run them through your computer    And that's where he's at
Some say he's ruthless    And some say he's a saint
They tell you he's innocent    I tell you he ain't

I hear him think    I follow his flight
I'd know that footstep    In the darkest of nights

I follow that man

He's a creature of stealth    Don't run with the mob
Won't stop at nothing    Till he finishes the job

I hear him out there laughing    When he knows I'm closing in
I feel the desperation    Of the fool within
He's like your shadow    You can stop it dead
But when you go to take him    He's a step ahead

I follow that man

I follow from a distance   
As he appears between the darkness and the light
Beaded curtains part
He takes a drink
He takes a smoke
Takes a paper
He takes me along for the ride
I snatch his bag
We go deeper
Into the Quarter
Through a rain-slicked dampness... into an alley
The smell of garbage and perfume
Brick by brick
His woman thanks me
But it doesn't matter... anyway... who's chasing who
I'm just holding the bag

I hear him out there laughing when he knows I'm closing in
I feel the desperation
I hear him think I follow his flight
I'd know that footstep in the darkest of nights

I follow that man
I follow that man

I watch him smoke
I watch him drink
I follow that man
I follow that man

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