Boz Scaggs Middle Man Lyrics
     
 

Boz Scaggs - Middle Man Lyrics

Columbia Records April 1980

Track List:

  1. JoJo
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York      
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn't It Time
  9. You Got Some Imagination


Musicians:

Boz Scaggs, Don Grolnick, James Newton-Howard, David Lasley, David Foster, Bill Champlin, Joe Vitale, Sharon Redd, Michael Boddicker, Paulette Brown, Rosemary Butler, Lenny Castro, Charlotte Crossley, Larry Fast, Venetta Field, David Hungate, Chuck "Fingers" Irwin, Steve Lukather, Rick Marotta, Marty Paich, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Ray Parker, Jr., John Pierce, Julia Tillman Waters, Adria Tapia, Bill Thedford, Oren Waters, Adrian Tapia and Carlos Santana.

1. *JoJo

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

Look out behind you
Jo Jo's got his gun
He wouldn't mean to
You know he likes his fun

Jo Jo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Jo Jo dig those Broadway nights
Flashy lines you know him

He got you covered
You know it right out front
Hmm hmm
Hey fifty dollars
He'll get you all you want
Jo Jo dig those spinning nights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
And its all below him
Jo Jo dig those Broadway lights
Flashy lines you know him

Ever so rarely
That man in a millions born
Gentle and soft
But who'd just as soon off you
For looking the wrong way as not
(Jo Jo) Jo Jo

His baby stays high
Got to keep her sweet
He keep her just right
Keeps her on the street

Jo Jo dig those spinning lights
(Way out games and dizzy heights)
Oh below him
Jo Jo dig those Broadway nights
Oh you know him

(Jo you are so low
Oh Oh Jo how low can you go)

Jo Jo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
(Jo Jo dig those Broadway nights)
Broadway nights
You know him

Say 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
(Jo Jo) Jo Jo

Jo Jo dig those spinning lights
Way out games and dizzy heights below him
Man its way below him
Jo Jo dig those Broadway nights
Flashing lights below him
Yeah yeah
Jo Jo
How low can you go
Jo Jo Oh Oh


2. *Breakdown Dead Ahead

(B. 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 offense
Ooh baby play it smart
Before 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 ya
No more lying
No more tears a falling
Stop your cryin'
Ooh baby
I'm your man
Before you go back to your side track
Baby understand

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
And just 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

Danger there's a breakdown dead ahead
And just 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
And just 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 oh oh oh


3. *Simone

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)

Darling lets stop this pretending
What more is there to say
Here's to your eyes
And my final demise
Oh Simone its you

I knew from the start
That my easily touched heart
Was about to go out for a ride
Conquer the room
With a touch of perfume
Oh Simone its you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Make it romantic
Make it up I don't care
Look up and sigh
Even if its a lie
Oh Simone what can I do

What charm could sway me
Then burn and betray me
But thrill me the way that you do
Second to none
So completely undone
Oh Simone its you

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you into the night
And on into the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

Its time they told you
Its about time you knew
Straighten your gown
Throw a Manhatten down
Yes Simone its true

Why do you think you're fooling somebody
Do you think that I can't see
There's no doubt not a trace
Its all over your face
Oh Simone its me
Ooh hoo ooh hoo

Oh Simone my heart is breaking
Yes my dear I think its going fast
Got to let me know
Got to let it show for it to last
Oh Simone to hold you
Dance you in to the night
And on to the dawn
And on and on and on to make it right

(Oh oh oh)
Yes my dear I think its going fast


4. *You Can Have Me Any Time

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)

Here we are
In a room full of strangers
And an open door

Here we are
Away from all dangers
But that open door
Is calling out again
Acting like a friend
Who wants to know
If you might come away
I wonder what you'll say
You wander out again

On wings of the Night
Once again you'll take flight
And I don't hear your voice any more
Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me any time

Here we are
Alone in the shadows
Of our lonely room

Here we are
We all have those very lonely rooms
Like our faithless child
Frightened of the wild
He runs and hides
To keep from being still
We run around until
We lose ourselves again

On wings of the Night
Once again you'll take flight
And I don't hear your voice any more
Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me anytime

Tonight's dream will end
But I'll stay long after then
And you can have me anytime


5. *Middle Man

(B. Scaggs / D.Foster)

Yes I quite understand
I just might have your man tonight
He'll be lookin' good Hollywood
Everything right on cue
That's a clue
If you're in town and he's around
Well anything I can do
Maybe
I could get him on the line
Yes I think you'd like him fine
You could spend all his money.. honey

He'll want a little
Just a little
Taste of your love
He'll need a little
Just a little
Bit of your love
He'll take you uptown
Downtown
Up Third Avenue
So if you need a little
I'll be the middle man for you

There's a hot moon tonight
If I feel like jumping I just might
We could grab a pack go back and start
A little thing or two me and you
I can't resist you know there's
Something I've been dying to do
Maybe we could take in all the sights
We could roll some heavy dice
And we could blow all my money.. honey

I want a little
Just a little
Taste of your love
Not just a little
But every little
Trace of your love
I'll take you uptown downtown
Up a lonely avenue
Yes I'm in the middle smack dab middle
Man for you

I want a little
Just a little
Taste of your love
Need a little
Just a little
Taste of your love
I'll take you uptown downtown
Down a lonely avenue
Oh I am the middle
Yes the middle man for you
Yes I need a little
Just a little
Taste of your love


6. *Do Like You Do In New York

(Boz Scaggs)

Keep on walking
I'm talkin' about your street
Don't let nothin' or nobody
Throw you off your beat

Do like you do in New York
Go another round
Do like you do in New York City
Don't look down

Watch your brother
Give the man a hand
Come to know that
And you'll come to understand

You've got to
Do like you do in New York
Go another round
Do like you do in New York City
Don't look down

(Do like you do)
(Do like you do)

Do like you do in New York City

Do like you do in New York
Go another round
Do like you do in New York City
Don't look down

Do what you do
When you do what it is in the big town
Do what it is whatever it is
Do what you gotta do
To take care of biz in the big town


7. *Angel You

(B. Scaggs / D. Foster)

Angel you set em up right
You make love like no tomorrow
Make it like you mean to know
Baby its true you walk a high wire
Lovin it heaven knows
Honey and it really shows

How about Saturday
(How about tomorrow)
We could make it tomorrow
(I need to know)
Well alright

Angel you light up the night
Making it beg or borrow
Ever think of turnin pro
Honey its true its got to be love
Love like no tomorrow
I love you cause you need it more

How about Saturday
(How about tomorrow)
We could make it tomorrow
(I need to know)
Yes well we could make it..
Right now.. right now.. right now
(I need you so)

How about Saturday
(How about tomorrow)
Alight alright alright tomorrow
(I need to know)
Well alright
We could make it..
Right now.. right now.. right now.. right now


8. *Isn't It Time

(Boz Scaggs)

Last time this happened
Thought it wouldn't happen anymore
But that was before
And now once again
As it happens
Well why do I listen anymore
Facing the door
I wonder again

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else
And you can trust in me

Think back and remember
All the disappointments you've been through
Well I felt them too
And all I can say
Is crazy stories
Really shouldn't get the best of you
I want you too
So I wouldn't let them

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else
And you can trust in me

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
There's someone else with you
(You can trust in me)
Its me

(Isn't it time you got the news)
Isn't it time you knew
(There's someone else up here with you)
(You can trust in me)
You can trust in me.. well

(Isn't it time.. you got the news.. isn't it time)
(Isn't it time.. you got the news.. isn't it time)


9. *You Got Some Imagination

(B. Scaggs / S. Lukather / B. Schnee)

Yes I caught your flashy hand jive
From the corner of my eye
Talk about a cheap shot honey
My my my

Next you're makin' eyes at three dudes
Do you think that I can't see
What you gonna do for encores
Don't look to me

Lean and mean Barbara Jean
You got a mind like a tattle tale magazine
So stop your scheming you must be dreaming
To think I'd fall for you
You got some imaginaton

Talk about some mumbo jumbo
Talk about a mixed up mind
You've got all those egos
Working overtime

Long about the stroke of midnight
No doubt where you'll be
Getting off across town
Getting over me

Lean and mean Barbara Jean
You got a mind like a tattle tale magazine
Stop your scheming you must be dreaming
To think I'd fall for you
You got some imaginaton

You don't hang around with sleazos
You don't jump in bed too fast
You just floor me honey
Talk about some class

We're talking low blow dynamo
Any way you can
Wear em down eventually
You play knock down drag em out and get your man
But you don't get to me

Lean and mean Barbara Jean
You got a mind like a tattle tale magazine
So stop your scheming you must be dreaming
To think I'd fall for you
You got some imaginaton

Lean and mean Barbara Jean
Got a mind like a dirty dirty magazine
So stop your screaming riff you must be crazy if
You thought I'd fall for you
You got some imagination

Lean and mean you got a mean machine
A mind like a dirty dirty magazine
Stop your scheming just get on dreaming
You thought I'd fall for you
You got some imagination

Lean and mean ba ba ba Barbara Jean...etc

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