Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs Lyrics

Atlantic Records 1969

Track List:

  1. I'm Easy
  2. I'll Be Long Gone
  3. Another Day (Another Letter)
  4. Now You're Gone
  5. Finding Her
  6. Look What I Got
  7. Waiting for a Train
  8. Loan Me A Dime
  9. Sweet Release (aka Desolation Avenue)

Musicians:

Boz Scaggs, Tracy Nelson, Jeanie Greene, Duane Allman, Joe Arnold, Barry Beckett, Ben Cauley, Charles Chalmers, Joyce Dunn, Jeannie Green, Roger Hawkins, Eddie Hinton, Mary Holladay, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Al Lester, Gene Miller, James Mitchell, Floyd Newman, Irma Routen, Donna Thatcher, Mary Holliday

Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Recorders, Alabama.

Produced by Boz Scaggs, Jann Wenner & Marlin Greene.

1. *I'm Easy

(Boz Scaggs / B Beckett)

So you've got my number
So you've pinned me down
Yes you've grasped my meaning
And you've been around

Well I'm easy
Hey I'm simple like a fool
Yes I'm easy baby
Yeah yeah... yeah yeah yeah

Here we go

I'll take it slow I'll ask for more
Leave you with no doubt
That what you feel hey hey it's for real
What it's all about

Cos I'm easy
Hey I'm simple like a fool
Yes I'm easy baby
Hey hey hey hey hey hey... yeah

Get it, get it, get it, yeah

Hey, yeah

So you've heard my story
Yes you've heard my tale
Its all inside hey hey its alright
C'mon watch me clean your jail

Cos I'm easy yeah
I'm simple like a fool, oh yes I am
Yes I'm easy baby
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey yeah

Here we go look out

ABC Q XYZ easy like 123
Yes little girl it don't mean nothin'
'Cept what you mean to me

Cos I'm easy baby ...whew
Simple like a fool...whoa yeah
I'm plain as can be
It's easy to see that I'm easy yeah

Hey hey hey yeah....yeah yeah

Well I'm easy baby
Hey I'm simple
Yes I'm simple
I'm so easy baby
Understand
You gotta understand
Take it easy baby
Have a little mercy
Have a little mercy baby...
Understand

It'll be easy baby....


2. *I'll Be Long Gone

(Boz Scaggs)

I'll be long gone
By the time you make up your mind
Gotta make my own way
Around the kinda misery I find

I'll send you my best
Of regards and the rest
I'll leave up to your own sense of time

Yes I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I've made up my mind... to make my life shine

I'll be high flyin'
By the time you come round to me
Todays a new day
Different from tomorrow you'll see

Good luck with your path
But it wasn't built to last
Or we might take it differently

I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I've made up my mind... to make my life shine

Good luck with your path
But it wasn't built to last
Or we might take it differently

I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I've made up my mind
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
I'm gonna get up and make my life shine
Get up... yeah yeah yeah........


3. *Another Day (Another Letter)

(Boz Scaggs)

Another day another letter
Would bring me closer to your side
Another walk along the river
Another need be satisfied

Unto another you bring this trust
And with each footstep a doubt you remove
And it will follow as follow it must
No love is pretended no love need you prove

And once again you will try to replace
All the love we have lost
None of the worries we'll live for the call
Of our hearts made of iron or of stone

Into another's arms you trust
And with each footstep a doubt you remove
And it will follow as follow it must
No love is pretended no love need you prove

Another day another letter
Would bring me closer to your side


4. *Now You're Gone

(Boz Scaggs)

Lying there beside you in the dark I could not see
Past the light you had set there for me
Oh that night had it's meaning
And the flame shook your room
From the walls to the beating of my heart

But now you're gone and I won't worry any more
Yes now you're gone and I won't worry any more

Oh your sighs screamed with loneliness
Your eyes traced broken dreams
And your touch held a warning of goodbye
Oh many's the times I've reached for you
More's the times I've failed
I'm the reason I'm the cause of it all

But now you're gone and I won't worry any more

Why you begged me must we stay here
But to wait a bitter end
Than the silence this dimming light foretells
Why the future why the past
Why this moments cold retreat
How do I know there's no relief you can bring

And I was lost I could not answer
No I could not shed a tear
To the ghost of a love that could have been
Well I see them all just coming
And I know that they're all gone
But as you're near I won't worry any more

And now you're gone and I worry anymore
Yes you're gone and I won't worry any more


5. *Finding Her

(Boz Scaggs)

Finding her there in my doorway I bid her
Come in and sit down here beside my bare wall
Alright then for a while and even a smile
Neath her dark eyes did slip 'cross a cheek to her lip
But try to be brief for I'm here on relief
I've but moments to stay
And my time I must watch
Alright then for a moment just tell me your name
And let me look into your young proud eyes
My eyes are but your sins
My glory your wine
My visions your footsteps
Dear boy and I fled


6. *Look What I Got

(C. Chalmers / D Rhodes)

Go ahead and ask me
You know that I don't lie
But I've found another woman who's caught my eye
I wasn't lookin' for someone new
But then you weren't around when I needed you

So look what I've got to come home to
She don't mistreat me like you used to do
Just look what I've got to come home to
If you treated me right I'd be comin' home to you

You never did nothin' to make me stay
Now you wanna know why you throw'd me away
I'll give you a reason it's easy to see
When I was around you didn't have time for me

Look what I've got to come home to
She don't mistreat me like you used to do
Just look what I've got to come home to
If you treated me right I'd be comin' home to you

Yeah look what I've got
Take a look what I've got
Look what I've got to come home to

It's too late now for you and me
To be the same as we used to be
You've had your chance we've tried to make it again
But now you walked out and she's walked in

So look what I've got to come home to
You never loved me like this little girl tries to do
Look what I've got to come home to
If you treated me right I'd be comin' home to you

Hey look what I've got
Look what I've got
Take a look what I've got
Look what I've got
Take a look what I've got myself
Look what I've got
Take a look at myself
Take a look at me
Take a look at myself
Look what I've got


7. *Waiting For A Train

(Jimmie Rodgers)

All around the water tank
Waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home
Sleeping in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He says if you've got the money
I'll see that you don't walk

I haven't got a nickel
Not a penny can I show
Get off.. get off you railroad bum
He slammed the boxcar door

Yodel ay-eee ay-eee yodel ay-eee

He put me off in Texas
A State I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
The moon and stars up above

Nobody seems to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from 'Frisco
I'm goin' to Dixieland

Though my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Just waiting for a train

Yodel-ay-eee ay-eee yodel-ay-eee


8. *Loan Me A Dime

(Fenton Robinson)

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

Oh... she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
Ooooh 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.. oh
Now I cry.. I just cry
Just like a baby all night long.. oooh
You know I cry I just cry
Just like a baby all night long.. oooh
Somebody better loan me that dime
I need my baby
I need my baby here at home.. oooh YES


9. *Sweet Release (aka Desolation Avenue)

(Boz Scaggs / D Beckett)

I was born
On a side road far from here
While the town was burning
Out my dark window

I was crowned
With a cage of cold barbed-wire
And my bottle
I keep with me
Even till now

Curse my pain
Curse the sunrise every dawn
Oh yeah
Oh those sidewalks ran me ragged
Yeah those cracks my only guide.. oh

Long for midnight
Long for darkness sweet release..oh yes
Beg the alleys
For your endless time to cease

Screaming blackbird on my shoulder
Mark my nearness to his youth.. oh
Left my senses reeling
As he cried "I understand you".. oh

Try the handle
Try the doorway try the path
Try to enter.. to enter
And to find some solace there
Oh there

In this clearing
You'll find nothing but a song
Give it breath give it sunshine
And with you it will belong.. oh belong

It will whisper
It will stir a gentle breeze
It's hands are your hands
They will take you where you please
If you please

Will you choose to be gentle
Its just your life whatever you feel
Are we blind for a reason
Or is it just to make it real.. oh real

Show me do
Give me seashells for my ears
Tell your neighbours.. oh
And forgive them for their fears

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