Boz Scaggs Some Change Lyrics
     
 

Boz Scaggs - Some Change Lyrics

Virgin Records April 5, 1994

Track List:

  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:

Boz Scaggs, Barry Beckett, Kevin Bents, Richard Dodd, Nathan East, Ricky Fataar,
James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Booker T. Jones, Michael Omartian, Neil Stubenhaus,
Fred Tackett, Austin DeLone & William D. "Smitty" Smith.

1. *You Got My Letter

(Boz Scaggs)

You got my letter
But you must not read your mail
You got my letter baby
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

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

Ooh hoo hoo hoo hoo
Yes I'm laying it on the line mmm hmmm
Ooh hoo hoo hoo
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
And shine a little light on me
And take away this mystery
I need a reason to be here
I need a reason to be
And you're the reason to me
Don't fail me now

Hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo

I laid my heart out in that envelope
Now I'm laying it on the line mmm hmmm

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 baby

Hoo hoo hoo
Woah oh hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo
Woah oh hoo hoo

You give me reason to be
You give me reason to be here
I need a reason to be
Oooh hoo


2. *Some Change

(Boz Scaggs)

Some change comes down for the better
You feel it move
Then some come around like the weather
You take that in too
But like some change in your pocket
Sometimes it seems to be 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
And if you're feeling lucky and
You aint 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
And now I know I was missing the boat
Now I know I was missing it by a country mile

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 aint waiting round for you
Be prepared to change some too

Some change comes down for the better
You feel it move
Then some come around like the weather
You take that in too
Well well
You take that in too

And if you're feeling lucky
Be prepared to change some too
mmm hmmm

Yeah well
Alright
Yeah well

Some change...some don't
Yeah well


3. *I'll Be The One

(Boz Scaggs)

Tired of seeing some play thing
Acting like a toy
Tired of watching some fool
Trying to be your boy
And I don't like to be 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

I can't be the one to catch you
Every time you fall
I ain't the one to answer
Every time you call
But babe I'm gonna be the one
One to see you through it all

Oh oh 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
Standing empty hearted
Standing in the wings again

I'll be the one

I can't be the one to catch you
Every time you fall
I ain't gonna be the answer
Every time you call
But babe I'm gonna be the one
The one to see you through it all

Oh oh I'll be the one
Oh oh I'll be the one

I'll be the one to get you home

Smiling from within
Standing in the wings again
I'm tired of seeing some play thing
Acting like a toy

Running round in circles
Wearing out your name
Tired of watching some fool
Play the same old game
I'll be the one to get you home
When all the rest have gone away

Oooh hoo hoo hoo I'll be the one


4. *Call Me

(Boz Scaggs / Michael Omartian / Robben Ford)

There is a place in the heart of this city
A little sun comes shining through yeah
For once in my life I can feel like
The sun is shining for me too
Cause in my life
Its never been this way before
Something's calling me
Calling now
Yeah its calling now

Did you ever think well love aint 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 never felt this way before
But you call me babe
Call me now
Yeah you call me now
You just call
Call me babe
Call me now
You better call me now

The other night I'm down at Slim's place
This melody comes drifting through
The thing is this songs got some blue eyes
And stands about five foot two
Now it's my life
And someones knocking at the door
Cause you call me babe
Call me now
You better call me now
You call
Call me babe
Call me now
You better call me now

Call me babe
Call me girl
Just call me
Call me girl
Oooh oooh oooh
Call me


5. *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
As much as any one that she ever bore
But I thank the Lord we won't be having any more"

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 gonna 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
Well the rains gonna fall
And the winds 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


6. *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

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

What about the one who said he loved you
What about the one who said he cared
He's up in the High Sierra
But don't bother looking there


7. *Lost It

(Boz Scaggs)

Another day another mountain
Who's to say they never move
Cause we moved one after another
Till 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
When I lost you
Maybe I 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
When I lost you
Maybe I lost it.. yeah lost it
When I lost you

I walk around I think about it
And all the things that we went through
The more I think about it
It wasn't you.. that I lost
No no

Was it the dream or just the notion
Well I lost it.. when I lost you

I had it.. maybe I lost it
Yeah lost it.. when I lost you
I had it in the palm of my hand
And baby I lost it
I lost it.. when I lost you

I had it.. had it.. had it
Whoah I had it yeah
And I lost you

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
I lost it
When I lost you


8. *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

No ones got to tell me
After all you put me through
You dropped me like a habit
Of which you had a few

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

It's 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 aint got nobody else
Nobody else but you

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

Time please set me free
Why couldn't you be true
I walk that walk.. yeah
I talk that talk
But there's nobody left but you.. you

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


9. *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.. yeah

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
Ooh aint it hard babe just to get through the night
When you can't see the light for your damned illusion

You can run off babe
Once again your fooling around
In your damned illusion.. yeah.. yeah

Once again you will fall into you damned illusion


10. *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 aint

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
Meeted 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 slaked dampness into an alley
The smell of garbage and perfume
Brick by brick
His woman meets me
But it doesn't matter
Anyway, whose 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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