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Boz Scaggs Lyrics * SPEAK LOW *

Speak Low
Decca Records
LP - September 30, 2008 - Catalog #001202501
CD - October 28, 2008

Tracks:

1.   Invitation
2.   She Was Too Good To Me
3.   I Wish I Knew
4.   Speak Low
5.   Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
6.   I'll Remember April
7.   Save Your Love For Me
8.   Ballad Of The Sad Young Men
9.   Skylark
10. Senza Fine
11. Dindi
12. This Time The Dream's On Me

Musicians:

Boz Scaggs - Guitar, Producer
Gil Goldstein - Piano, Producer, Accordion, Arranger, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes
Bob Sheppard - Flute (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Clarinet (Bass)
Scott Colley - Bass
Alex Acuna - Percussion, Drums
Lawrence Feldman - Flute (Alto)
Aaron Heick - Flute (Bass)
Lou Marini- Flute (Bass)
Shane Shanahan - Tabla
Laura Seaton - Violin
Joyce Hammann - Violin, Concert Master
Lois Martin- Viola
Carol Robbins - Harp
Mike Mainieri - Marimba, Vibraphone
Eric Crystal - Sax (Tenor)
Richard Locker - Cello

Credits

Product Description:
Speak Low, his 17th studio album, a follow-up to 2003's But Beautiful--"a sort of progressive, experimental effort... along the lines of some of the ideas that Gil Evans explored" says Boz. Songs on the album include Chet Baker's "She Was Too Good To Be True," Johnny Mercer's "This Time the Dream's on Me," the often recorded "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" and the Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash title track. "I'm a vocalist," Scaggs says. "I come more out of a blues/rhythm & blues background, but this is a different way of using my voice." CD version to be released on October 28, 2008

1. Invitation

Invitation

(Kaper/Webster)

 

You and your smile

Hold a strange invitation
Somehow it seems
We've shared our dreams
But where

Time after time
In a room full of strangers
Out of the blue
Suddenly you... are there

Wherever I go
You're the glow of temptation
Glancin' my way
In the gray of the dawn

And always your eyes
Smile that strange invitation
When you are gone
Where oh where have you gone

How long must I stay
In a world of illusion
Be where you are
So near yet so far apart

Hoping you'll say
With a warm invitation
Where have you been
Darling come in... into my heart

Wherever I go
You're the glow of temptation
Glancing my way
In the gray of the dawn

And always your eyes
Smile that strange invitation
When you are gone
Where oh where have you gone

How long must I stay
In a world of illusion
Be where you are
So near yet so far... apart

Hoping you'll say
With a warm invitation
Where have you been
Darling come in.. into my heart

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2. She Was Too Good To Me

She Was Too Good To Me
(Rodgers/Hart)

She was too good to me
How can I get along now?
So close she stood to me
Everything seems all wrong now
She would have brought me the sun
Making me smile, that was her fun

If I was mean to her
She'd never say go away now
I was a king to her
Who's gonna light my way now?
It's only natural I'm so blue
She was too good to be true

She was too good to me
How can I get along now?
So close she stood to me
Everything seems all wrong now
She would have brought me the sun
Making me smile, that was her fun

If I was mean to her
She'd never say go away now
I was a king to her
Who's gonna light my way now?
It's only natural I'm so blue
She was too good

She was too good to me
She was too good to be true


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3. I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew
(Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)

I wish I knew
Someone like you could love me
I wish I knew
You place no one above me

Did I mistake this
For a real romance?
I wish I knew
But only you can answer

If you don't care
Why let me hope and pray so?
Don't lead me on
If I'm a fool, just say so

Should I keep dreamin' on
Or just forget you?
What shall I do?
I wish I knew

I wish I knew
Someone like you could love me
I wish I knew
You place no one above me

Did I mistake this
For a real romance?
I wish I knew
But only you can answer

If you don't care
Why let me hope and pray so?
Don't lead me on
If I'm a fool, just say so

Should I keep dreamin' on
Or just forget you?
What shall I do?
I wish I knew

I wish I knew
Someone like you could love me

I wish I knew
I wish I knew
Someone like you could love me


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4. Speak Low

 Speak Low
(Ogden Nash/Kurt Weill)

Speak low

When you speak love
Our summer day

Withers away
Too soon, too soon

Speak low

When you speak love
Our moment is swift

Like ships adrift
We're swept away too soon

Speak low

Darling, speak low
Love is a spark

Lost in the dark
Too soon, too soon

I feel

Wherever I go
That tomorrow is near

Tomorrow is here
And always too soon

Time is so old

And love so brief
Love is pure gold

And time, a thief


Late

Darling, we're late
The curtain descends
Everything ends
Too soon, too soon

I wait

Darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me?
Speak love to me

And soon


Time is so old

And love so brief
Love is pure gold

And time, a thief


We're late

Darling, we're late
The curtain descends
Everything ends
Too soon, too soon


I wait

Darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me?
Speak love to me

Speak love to me

Speak love to me


Speak low to me

But speak to me

Speak to me soon


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5. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
(Duke Ellington/Keith Russell)

Someone told someone and someone told you
But they wouldn't hurt you, not much
But since everyone tells the story
With his own little personal touch

Do nothin' till you hear from me
Pay no attention to what's said
Why people tear the seams
Of anyone's dreams is over my head

Do nothin' till you hear from me
At least consider our romance
If you should take the words
Of others you've heard, I haven't a chance

True, I've been seen with someone new
But does that mean that I've been untrue?
When we're apart, the words in my heart
Reveal how I feel about you

Some kiss may cloud my memories
And other arms may hold a thrill, yes yes yes
But please do nothin' till you hear it from me
And you never will

Some kiss may cloud my memory
And other arms may hold a thrill, hold that thrill
But please do nothin' till you hear it from me
And you never will
So please do nothin' till you hear it from me
And you never will

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6. I'll Remember April

I'll Remember April
(Gene De Paul/Patricia Johnson/Don Raye)

This lovely day will lengthen into evening
We'll sigh goodbye to all we've ever had
Alone where we have walked together
I'll remember April and be glad

I'll be content you loved me once in April
Your lips were warm and love and spring were new
But I'm not afraid of autumn and her sorrow
For I'll remember April and you

The fire will dwindle into glowing ashes
For flames and love live such a little while
I won't forget but I won't be lonely
I'll remember April and smile

I'll be content you loved me once in April
Your lips were warm and love and spring were new
But I'm not afraid of autumn and her sorrow
For I'll remember April and you


The fire will dwindle into glowing ashes
For flames and love live such a tiny while
I won't forget but I won't be lonely
I'll remember April and smile


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7. Save Your Love For Me

Save Your Love For Me
(Woodrow 'Buddy' Johnson)

Wish I knew
Why I'm so in love with you
No one else in this world will do
Darling please save your love
For me

Mmm, run away
If I were wise I'd run away
But like a fool in love I stay
And pray you'll save your love
For me

I can feel it
Even when you're not here
Can't conceal it
I really love you my dear
Though I know no good
Can come from loving you
I can't do a thing
I'm so in love with you

So darling, help me please
Have mercy on a fool like me
I'm so unwise but still I plead
Darling please save you love
For me

I can feel it
Even when you're not here
Can't conceal it
I really love you my dear
Though I know no good
Can come from loving you
I can't do a thing
I'm so in love with you

So darling help me please
Have mercy on a fool like me
I know I'm lost but still I plead
Darling please save your love for me

Save your love for me

You can have fun with the crowd
But for crying out loud
Darling save your love for me
Mmmm save your love for me
All for me
Cos I need you babe
Need your sweet love
Need it all just for me girl
You better save it now
Bring it on home mmmm
Please save your love.. for me
Darling save your love
Save your love
Save it all
I need it all
I want it.. all your love
All your love girl mmmm
Save it all for me.. Yeah


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8. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men

Ballad Of The Sad Young Men
(Frances Landesman/Thomas Wolf Jr.)

Sing a song of sad young men
Glasses full of rye
All the news is bad again
Kiss your dreams goodbye

All the sad young men
Sitting in the bars
Knowing neon lights
And missing all the stars

All the sad young men
Drifting through the town
Drinking up the night
Trying not to drown

All the sad young men
Singing in the cold
Trying to forget
That they're growing old

All the sad young men
Choking on their youth
Trying to be brave
Running from the truth

Autumn turns the leaves to gold
Slowly dies the heart
Sad young men are growing old
That's the cruelest part

All the sad young men
Seek a certain smile
Someone they can hold
For a little while

Tired little girl
Does the best she can
Trying to be gay
For a sad young man

While the grimy moon
Watches from above
All the sad young men
Play at making love

Misbegotten moon
Shine for sad young men
Let your gentle light
Guide them home tonight
All the sad young men

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9. Skylark

Skylark 
(Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer)

Skylark
Have you anything to say to me

Won't you tell me where my love can be
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's longing to be kissed

Skylark
Have you seen a valley green with spring

Where my heart can go a-journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

And in your lonely flight
Have you heard the music in the night

Wonderful music, faint as a will o' the wisp
Crazy as a loon
, sad as a gypsy
Serenading the moon


Oh, skylark
I don't know i
f you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
Won't you lead me there

Oh, skylark
I don't know i
f you can find these things


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10. Senza Fine

Senza Fine
(Cesarea/Paoli/Wilder)

Senza fine
Let it always be senza fine
There's no end to our love
Our hopes our dreams our sighs
No end at all no sad goodbyes
No fears no tears no love that dies
It's senza fine
Let it always be senza fine
Never-ending

The sunlit days the moonlit nights
The sea the sand the starry heights
Are yours and mine forever
All we are and all we know
Is love and love alone and so
The world may spin its weary way
Its lonely night and lonely day
While we go floating far above
In never-ending timeless love
Its senza fine
[ Boz Scaggs Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]

[Bridge]

All we are and all we know
Is love and love alone and so
The world may spin its weary way
Its lonely night and lonely day
While we go floating far above
In never ending timeless love
Its senza fine
Let it always be senza fine
Never ending
The sunlit days the moonlit nights
The sea the sand the starry heights
Are yours and mine forever

La la la la, la la la la, la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la, la la la la la


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11. Dindi

Dindi
(De Oliveria/Gilbert/Jobim)

Sky
So vast is the sky
With far away clouds just wandering by
Where do they go
Oh I don't know.. don't know

Wind that speaks to the leaves
Telling stories that no one believes
Stories of love belong to you and me

Oh Dindi
If I only had words
I would say all the beautiful things that I see
When you're with me
Oh my Dindi

Oh Dindi
Like the song of the wind in the trees
That's how my heart is singing Dindi
Happy Dindi
When you're with me

I love you more each day
Yes I do.. yes I do
I'd let you go away
If you take.. me with you

Don't you know Dindi
I'd be running and searching for you
Like a river that can't find sea
That would be me
Without you my Dindi


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12. This Time The Dream's On Me

This Time The Dream's On Me 
(Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)

Somewhere, someday
We'll be close together
, wait and see
Oh, by the way
This time the dream's on me

You'll take my hand
And you'll look at me adoringly
But as things stand
This time the dream's on me

It would be fun
To be certain that I'm the one
To know that I, at least
Supply the shoulder you cry upon

To see you through
Till you're everything you want to be
It can't be true
But this time the dream's on me

It would be fun
To be certain that I'm the one
To know that I, at least
Supply the shoulder you cry upon

To see you through
Till you're everything you want to be
It can't be true
But this time the dream's on me
This time the dream's on me


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Speak Low Credits

Boz Scaggs 'Speak Low' Credits

Jay Newland - String Engineer
Mike Pela - Producer, Engineer
Dann Michael Thompson - Engineer
Craig Fruin - Executive Producer
Ryan Doordan - Engineer
Justin Gerrish - Assistant Engineer
Danny Kopelson - Mixing
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Leonard Hospidor - Vibe Master
Geoff Countryman - Vibe Master
Paul Altomari - Package Coordinator
Leif Covington - Package Coordinator
James Minchin - Cover Photo
Frank Olinsky - Package Design
Rebecca Meek - Cover Design
Deborah Feingold - Photography
Fanny Gotschall- Cover Art Direction
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