Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits Live Lyrics
     
 

Boz Scaggs - Greatest Hits Live Lyrics

Gray Cat Records Aug 17, 2004 (CD and DVD)

[Taped Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, August 2003]

Track List: Disc One

  1. Lowdown
  2. Slow Dancer
  3. Heart of Mine
  4. It All Went Down The Drain
  5. Harbor Lights
  6. Jojo
  7. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' But The Blues
  8. Breakdown Dead Ahead

Track List: Disc Two

  1. Look What You've Done To Me
  2. I Just Go
  3. Georgia
  4. Miss Sun
  5. Lido Shuffle
  6. Runnin' Blue
  7. Loan Me A Dime
  8. We're All Alone

The Band:

  • Keyboards
    Jim Cox and Michael Bluestein
  • Guitar - Drew Zingg
  • Bass - Matt Bissonette
  • Drums - John Ferraro
  • Backing Vocals
    Ms Mone't/Barbara Wilson
  • Trumpet - Rich Armstrong
  • Saxaphone - Charles McNeal

From The Liner Notes:

Speaking of the performance, Scaggs says, "It's not every night nor just any band that can pull off this song list." From the jazz-tinged "Harbor Lights" to the desperately blue "Loan Me A Dime," this line-up hits the highs, the lows and everything in between to provide a stunning backdrop to the artist and his most recognised work.



1. *Lowdown (Disc 1)

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

Your baby's out running round
Hanging with the crowd
Putting your business in the street
And talkin out loud
Sayin you bought her this and that
How much you spent
I swear she must believe
Its all heaven sent
Hey now
You better bring that woman around
To the sad old truth
The dirty lowdown

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
You know I wonder who taught her to talk like that now, boy
(Who who I 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 the old love light
And turn a maybe to yes
Some old schoolboy game
Got you into this mess, yeah
You better come on back to town
Face the sad sad truth
The dirty lowdown

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Who put those ideas in her head now... boy
(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
You know I'm thinkin about you

Come on back down to earth son
Dig the low low low lowdown

You ain't got to be so bad
Got to be that cold
This dog eat dog existence
Sure is getting old
You got to have a Jones for this
A Jones for that
Running with the Joneses now
Just ain't where its at, no
You better get on back around
To the sad sad truth
The dirty lowdown... down

(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
Yes I wonder who
(Who who I wonder wonder wonder wonder who)
I'm still thinkin about you

Oooh hoo hoo I wonder who
Oh look our for that lowdown
That dirty dirty dirty lowdown
I wonder wonder wonder wonder who
Who got her thinking like that
Hey what about that dirt on your face now
You better bring her round on home now
Before she all gets away
Gets away
Gets away
Gets away, yeah

I wonder wonder wonder wonder
We're taking low low lowdown here
Hmm Mmm
Yeah I wonder wonder wonder wonder who

Well don't you know by now !


2. *Slow Dancer (Disc 1)

(G. Daly / Boz Scaggs)

I have never loved a lady
Never touched no silken knee
Macon baby
You drove me crazy
You were so easy to me

Hmmm

Lay me down in Georgia pine cones
Whisper to me through the trees
You're the one I always dreamed of
You're the only one I see

Slow dancer
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Hold 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

Whoah
Slow dancer
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Hold the answer
Only you can set me free

Slow dancer
Sweet romancer
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Hold the answer
Only you can... set me free

(Slow dancer, sweet romancer)
Shine your light on me
Slow dancer
Hold the answer
Only you can set me free


3. *Heart Of Mine (Disc 1)

(B. Caldwell / J. Scheff / D. Matkosky)

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
What's the use in trying
Stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing
Heart of mine
Oh what's the use in trying
No one can mend you now mmmmm

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
Oh what's the use in trying
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
What's the use in trying
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
Oh heart of mine

Heart of mine
Heart of mine

No one can mend you now


4. *It All Went Down The Drain (Disc 1)

(Earl King Johnson)

We had so many good times
We had some bad
We shared the happiness
We shared some sad
We had it all
All the misery
Back when I had you girl
Yes, you had me
Cos when you saw something fresh
You wanted next to your pretty little flesh
Like a sewer when it rained
It all went down the drain
You and I
Mmmm you and I

My life is so empty
What can I do
Cos I ain't got nobody, nobody
To take the place of you
And I'm not so strong
Honey as I used to be
Back when I had you girl
Yes and you had me
Cos when you saw something fresh
You wanted next to your pretty little flesh
Just like a sewer when it rained
It all went down the drain
You and I
Mmmm you and I

You played the game
Pick and choose
Yesterday I sang a love song
Now they got me singin the blues
And now I'm not feeling so strong
Honey as I used to be
Back when I had you girl
Yes you had me
Cos when you saw something fresh
You wanted next to your pretty little flesh
Just like a sewer when it rained
It all went down the drain
You and I
Mmmm for you and I

I tell you my life got so empty
Mmmm what can I do
Cos I aint got nobody, nobody
To take the place of you

Mmmmm just like a sewer when it rained
You know it all went down that drain
You and I
Oooh you and I
Oooh you had me alright...
You and I
You know it all went down that drain
Just like a sewer when it rained
I aint got nobody


5. *Harbor Lights (Disc 1)

(Boz Scaggs)

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 sailors dream came true the night I dreamed of you

Through the neon doorways
Down the stoney streets I fell
All hands high side all eyes a wreck I followed

Sailing shadows reds and blues
Curtains drawn but I saw through
The window to your soul and I found you

Whoah oh 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

Ooooh oooh oooh oooh

My eyes must be betrayin'
But that lonesome jukebox playin'
Somethin 'bout the harbor lights is calling me

Back to some Jamaican bay
Doesn't seem so far away
Keep your change
But I'll repay these memories

Dawn came in that morning
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 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 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

Oooh ooooh oooh oooh


6. *Jojo (Disc 1)

(Boz Scaggs / D. Foster / D. Lasley)

Look out behind you
Jojo brought his gun
He wouldn't mean to... but
You know he likes his fun

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights, flashy lines
You know him

He's got you covered
You'll know it right out front
Hmm hmm
Hey fifty dollars
He'll get you what want

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs 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) Jo Jo

His baby stays high
He's got to keep her sweet
He keeps her just right
Keeps her on the street yeah

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
It's all below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights
Mmmm you know him

(Jo, you are so low)
(Oooh oooh Jo, how low can you go)

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jojo digs those Broadway nights
You know him

Hey 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 he's right behind you??
Jojo brought a gun
Though he wouldn't mean to
He do likes his fun

Jojo digs those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him

Broadway nights
You know him yeah
Jojo
How low do you go now
When you get on down
Hey Jo
You are so low
So low


7. *Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' But The Blues (Disc 1)

(Deadric Malone / Henry Boozier)

Ask me who was the first man
To make a fire in the night
I don't know
Oh Lord I don't know

Ask me who thought of using
A candle for a light
I don't know
Oh Lord I don't know

But ask me how does a man feel
When he's got the blues
And I'd say
Misused abused down-hearted and blue
Know the reason I know this
Is cause the blues is all I was left with

Ask me why does a tree
Have to shed its leaves
I don't know
Lord have mercy I don't know

Ask me why does a man have to
Reach beyond his needs
And I don't know
Oh lord I don't know

Ask me how does a man feel
When he's got the blues
And I'd say
Misused abused down-hearted and blue
Know the reason I know this
Is cause the blues is all I was left with

Oh I could tell you how it feels
When you got a dirty deal
And I could even tell you how it hurts
When you've been stepped on
And treated like dirt

Ask me why do all good things
Have to come to an end
And I don't know
Oh Lord I don't know
You see
Ask me nothin but about the blues
Cause the blues is all I was left with
Oh I could tell you how it feels
When you got a dirty deal
And I can even tell you how it hurts
When you been stepped on
And treated just like dirt

Oh I could tell you how it feels
When you got a dirty deal
And I can even tell you how it hurts
When you've been stepped on
Stepped on
Stepped on
And treated just like dirt

Ask me nothin but about these blues
The blues is all I was left with


8. *Breakdown Dead Ahead (Disc 1)

(Boz Scaggs / D. Foster)

I call ya
You ain't in
What's this cold reaction
Where 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 if you just run out on
First offence
Oooh baby
Play it smart
'Fore 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 you
No more lyin'
No more tears a falling
Stop your crying
Ooh baby
I'm your man
'Fore you go back to your sidetrack
Baby understand

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
No no no
No no no no no
No no no no no no no

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
No no no

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 down down down
No no no.... no

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 no


Disc Two:

1. *Look What You've Done To Me (Disc 2)

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)

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'm gonna spend the whole night through
And honey yes I'm gonna 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
Lets 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
Leaving 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
Leading me to feel this way


2. *I Just Go (Disc 2)

(Boz Scaggs)

Don't know why I wandered off last night
I was having a good time and feeling alright
Feeling right at home with you
Guess I hadn't had enough though of something
And I just go

Saw some of my old running boys over by the back door
Having a laugh thought I'd say hello
Then one thing leads to another I guess and anyway
I just go

I didn't realise till you left word for me
Your concern about where I'd disappeared to
And it never crossed my mind
That I'd worried you or been unkind in doing so

And I'm so so sorry I took off so fast
That you felt abandoned and left out like that
Please understand
You see I just don't pay much mind sometimes.. sometimes
I just go

I need you to know
How I long to do all you want me to
I'd go anywhere at all any time you call
To comfort you

And I take every word or your advice
I'd make any kind of sacrifice to let you know
But there's this other voice calling me sometimes.. sometimes
I just go


3. *Georgia (Disc 2)

(Boz Scaggs)

Georgia
I swear I've never seen such a smile
Gorgeous
Enough to make an angels heart run wild
Crazy eyes your small town lies
Have got me in your spell
Your drive-in boys and backseat noises
Oh you learned so well
Oh oh oh
So how was I to know
You got me
You got me
By now

Georgia
Your daddy was high
The night he dreamed of you
Georgia
The stars were flyin
The night that you came through
With Christmas in your eyes
Oh what a nice surprise
Oh oh oh
And how I miss you so
But baby
I'm comin' back to you

Georgia
We will be together dear
If they ever let me out of here
They will say that its not true
But I did it all for you
Georgia won't you tell them for me dear

Georgia
Girl I never been through a night like that
Sure enough
You got your loving where I like it at
Moonlight through the pines
Oh oh oh
So how were we to know
That wasn't moonlight
They were searchlights
Oh no

Georgia
We will be together dear
If they ever let me out of here
They will say that its not true
But I did it all for you
Georgia won't you tell them for me dear

Georgia
We will be together dear
Oh my dear
If they ever let me out of here
Georgie my dear
Oh my dear
If they ever let me out of here
They will say that it's not true
But I did it all for you
Georgia won't you tell them for me dear
Oooh hooo oooh


4. *Miss Sun (Disc 2)

(David Paich)

Been thinking about you all night
I guess you've got me in you spell
Oh well
Don't know if I'll be alright
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 mornings
Got you back in my arms

I can still remember
What you told me with your eyes... eyes
One kiss
Now its down to this
I guess its time you realized

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 mornings
Got 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 mornings
Got you back in my arms
In my arms

(oooh yeah  oooh yeah)

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 mornings
Got you back in my arms
Here to stay

(Hey hey, yeah yeah..........
oooh hoooo..........
Yeah yeah)

(One kiss.. that's what I need)
(One kiss.. give it to me... me)

I've been thinking about you all night
Yes you got me in your spell

(got me under your spell)

I don't know if I'm ever ever going to get well
Don't know if I'm ever ever ever going to get well
Oh no, no no
Don't make me wait for the morning
Don't make me wait before the mornings
Got you back in my arms

etc.............!


5. *Lido Shuffle (Disc 2)

(B. Scaggs / D. Paich)

Lido missed the boat that day
He left the shack
But that was all he missed
And he ain't coming back

In a tombstone bar
In a jukejoint 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
Let 'em roll
He said one more job is going to get it
One last shot before we quit it
One for the road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for the money
And he's for the show
Lido's waiting for the go

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
One more job is going to get it
One last shot before we quit it
One more for that road

Lido been runnin
Having great big fun
Until he got the note
Saying tow that line or blow it
And that was all she wrote
He'll be making like a bee-line
Heading for the fault line
Goin for broke
Saying one more job is gonna do it
One last shot aint nothing to it
Just one for the road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for that money
And he's for the show
Lido's waiting for the go

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He said one more job is gonna do it
This joint aint nothin to it
One more for that road

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
He's for that money
And he's for the show
Lido's waiting for the go
Lido
Woah oh oh oh oh
He's says one more job is gonna do it
One more time aint nothin to it

Lido
Woah oh oh oh
One more job is gonna do it
Cos this joint aint nothing to it
One more for that road


6. *Runnin' Blue (Disc 2)

(B. Scaggs / P. O'Hara)

Listen to me now
So it's understood
This runnin' round life
Ain't doing me no good
I get tired
So tired of payin dues
But there ain't no way around it
No way round these runnin' blues

Well I like to run around
Like to have my fun
I'm no stranger
In nobody's town
But I get tired
So tired of changing views
But there aint no way around it
No way round these runnin blues

Well this runnin' round life
Might seem nice n easy
When you´re blowing with the wind
Sometimes it gets real breezy
A man gets tired
Feel like I was born to lose sometimes
But there ain't no way around it
No way round these runnin' blues

(very long musical interlude)

Got no holes in my pockets
No holes in my shoes
But I don't know if I'm leaving Detroit
Or pullin into Baton Rouge
I get tired
Get so tired of changin' views
But there ain't no way around it
No way round these runnin' blues

Left my passport at the airport
Suitcase on a train
Now I can't find my umbrella
And it sure looks like rain
A man gets tired
So tired of playin' to lose
But there aint no way around it
No way round these runnin blues

Well the night lifes no good
But it's my life too
Once you're bound to this highway
There ain't nothing you can do
Except get tired
Oh get tired of paying your dues
Cos there ain't no way around it
No way round the runnin' blues


7. *Loan Me A Dime (Disc 2)

(F. Robinson / M. Middlebrook / J. Anderson)

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
The girl's been gone so long, so long
You know it's worrying me
It's worrying worrying me

I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
No I didn't
I know she's a good girl
People at that time I just didn't understand

Somebody loan me a dime
You know I need..
I need a helping hand
Oooh somebody

I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand, no
I know she's a good girl
But at that time I just didn't understand
No, no I didn't

Somebody loan me a dime
To ease my worried mind
Cos now I cry
Just like a baby
Just like a baby
You know I cry
Lord I cry
Mmmm just like a baby
All night long
Ooooh
Somebody loan me a dime
You know I need my baby
I need my baby
I need my baby
Oooooh

You know I cry
Lordy Lordy Lordy
I just cry
Just like a baby
All night long

Somebody loan me a dime
You know I need my baby
I need my baby here at home
Ooooh
Somebody
Somebosy loan me a dime


8. *We're All Alone (Disc 2)

(Boz Scaggs :))

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 ami
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 ow 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 with 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
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
Throw it to the wind
We're all alone
All alone

Throw it to the wind
My love
We're all alone





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