Music and Lyrics

Ballads

Ever Since the World Began
John Morris

Ever Since the World Began

From the first time that I saw you

I knew we’d been in love before

Maybe in another lifetime

Along some distant shore

 

I was standing in the doorway

I was looking for a sign

I was waiting for the moment

You’d put your hand in mine

 

(Chorus)

Ever since the world began, ever since the day was new

Long before I knew your name, I’ve been loving you

Long before I kissed your lips, long before I held your hand

Ever since the world began, I’ve been loving you

Loving you baby yeah…

 

There are flowers in the desert

That have never felt the rain

There are places I’ve remembered, all my life,

That I can’t explain

 

The sun rises across the water

How many million times before?

And my heart sets in your arms baby

And I learn to love once more

 

Chorus

My Little Corner of the Sky

My Little Corner of the Sky music and lyrics John Morris

From my little corner of the sky
I can sit and wonder
Watching the world passing by
Twilight fading,
Now I’m waiting for the moon to rise
It comes as no surprise
Stars are falling
The darkness calling
Somewhere there’s a lullaby
Hush now baby, don’t you cry
From my little corner of the sky

From my little corner of the sky
I can see the rain fall
Out of the corner of my eyes
Scattered showers
After an hour or so a storm blows in
I wonder where I’ve been
Clouds are lifting
I’m slowly drifting
Into the clear blue night
I’ll catch up with you bye and bye
From my little corner of the sky

From my little corner of the sky
I can hear the whispers
Of something I should have known
Second guessing
Nevertheless I’m up here all alone
Never coming home
The dawn is breaking
The world is waking
Angels learning how to fly
Time for me to say goodbye
From my little corner of the sky

I’ll catch up with you bye and bye
From my little corner of the sky

My Little Corner of the Sky (Production)

My Little Corner of the Sky music and lyrics John Morris

From my little corner of the sky
I can sit and wonder
Watching the world passing by
Twilight fading,
Now I’m waiting for the moon to rise
It comes as no surprise
Stars are falling
The darkness calling
Somewhere there’s a lullaby
Hush now baby, don’t you cry
From my little corner of the sky

From my little corner of the sky
I can see the rain fall
Out of the corner of my eyes
Scattered showers
After an hour or so a storm blows in
I wonder where I’ve been
Clouds are lifting
I’m slowly drifting
Into the clear blue night
I’ll catch up with you bye and bye
From my little corner of the sky

From my little corner of the sky
I can hear the whispers
Of something I should have known
Second guessing
Nevertheless I’m up here all alone
Never coming home
The dawn is breaking
The world is waking
Angels learning how to fly
Time for me to say goodbye
From my little corner of the sky

I’ll catch up with you bye and bye
From my little corner of the sky

Let Me

Let Me John Morris

i know it’s late, but I’m not tired
And I want to let you know how you’re admired
So if you love me, really love me, Let me

I know you’re thinking that it’s wrong
But this love I feel for you baby is oh, so strong
And if you love me, really love me, Let me, let me baby

Love has no future, love has no past
And it’s the greatest thing, I know
But if you want our love to last
You’ve got to let it show

I want you baby, a little too much
And I need, honey, too feel your touch
And if you love me, really love me, Let me, let me baby

Love has no future, love has no past
And it’s the greatest thing, I know
But if you want our love to last
You’ve got to let it show

I want you baby, a little too much
And I need, honey, too feel your touch
And if you love me, really love me, Let me, let me baby
Let me

Just Lucky I Guess

Just Lucky I Guess                                                                        Music and Lyrics – John Morris

What made me think that I could be the one to lead you out into the night?
What made me think I could touch you baby, underneath the velvet sky?
And what was it made you smile at me, like you were longing to be kissed?
And why was I the fool that fell in love with you?
Just Lucky I Guess

Did I really ever see you baby, as I looked into your eyes?
And did I really hear your voice, or just the sound of my own lies?
And what made me think that you were everything that my heart had ever missed?
And why was I the fool that fell in love with you?
Just Lucky I Guess

Yes I’m lucky, like the stars up in the sky, forever hiding from the Sun
Yeah I’m lucky, like the clouds that drift on by, never knowing, where I’m going

What made me think I could have you baby, have and hold you, oh so tight?
What made me think that you could ever love me, and you would never lie?
What was it made your sweet love, my key to happiness?
And why was I the fool that fell in love with you?
Just Lucky I Guess

I Guess I’m Lucky, Just Lucky I Guess………

Conversation with a Friend
music and lyrics John Morris

You Were a Friend of Mine

Hey, it’s been a while
And when I think about those days I just have to smile
Didn’t we have ourselves a time?
I remember driving through the night
Taking names and numbers and running blind
I fell a couple of steps behind
I never really say exactly how I feel
I took a lot for granted
Thought you’d understand it
But I never said it
And now that I’m finally starting to regret it
The right words are hard to find
You were a friend of mine

We spent our days
Chasing mighty clouds of joy and purple haze
Banging our heads against the sky
Now I don’t like to fly
It just reminds me of the times I crashed into the ground
I’m so glad you’re still around
You didn’t hesitate to say when I was wrong
I didn’t like it
I guess I knew it all along
But when I leaned over and told you I was lost
You reached out your hand and helped me get across
Taking one step at a time
You were a friend of mine

And you were there when I was lonely
The one and only fool enough to try staring down the sun
And I know I caused you trouble, seeing double
But in the long run, I was the lucky one

It’s good to hear you
I know it’s been years since we’ve been near enough to call
Yeah and after all
I know you’ve seen your share of hell
Another angel fallen to the bottom of the wishing well
That’s all I’m gonna tell
But as we cast our desperate years into the wind
With a couple of changes
I’d do it all again
I gotta go
I don’t know why the final word always has to be goodbye
Thanks for asking, I’m doing fine
You were a friend of mine

You are a friend of mine

Forever

 

Forever                                                                         John Morris

Forever? We don’t have forever

We just have today

Until our lives just pass away

Our love will see us through

The little things we do

The little lives we lead

Dying to succeed

Forever is just a fact of time

And why else are we here than to share our Love together?

Forever? We don’t have forever

We just have today

Until our lives just pass away

Forever…

And Love, when you go away

For every new tomorrow

It’s there my heart will go

And there I’ll surely follow

But we don’t have forever

we just have today

How can our Love just pass away?

Forever? We don’t have forever

We just have today

Until our lives just pass away

Forever…

And Love, it’s taken all my life

To realize that Love’s the only reason we’re alive

Forever? We don’t have forever

We just have today

Until our lives just pass away

Forever…

But, we don’t have forever, we just have today

Until our lives just slip away

Rhythm & Blues

What was I supposed to do?

What was I supposed to do? John Morris

Downtown trippin’ in a grocery store
About 99 in the shade
You walk in looking like a superstar
Like you already got it made

And then you catch me staring at you
And gave me one of those smiles
There really wasn’t nothing that I could do
I almost passed out in the aisle

They say the Lord works in mysterious ways, and I know that’s true, cause
All of a sudden you started walking my way, and

(Chorus)
What was I supposed to do? What was I supposed to do?
What was I supposed to do about it baby
Than to fall in love with you?

Back in the summer of 85
The wildflower was in bloom
You and I were grooving baby
Two kids walking on the moon

Champagne kissing in a restaurant
Laughing in the broad daylight
Love song playing inside my head
And you saying,”let’s spend the night”

There’s just one thing I didn’t understand
That’s when you reached out and took hold of my hand

(Chorus)
What was I supposed to do? What was I supposed to do?
What was I supposed to do about it baby
Than to fall in love with you?

(Bridge)

What was I supposed to do about the whether or not we were together?
The places that we went, the messages we sent
To one another, no other lover could ever understand
And when I knew that every word you said was true,
What was I supposed to do?

Baby Talk

Baby Talk John Morris

When she walks…. Baby Talk
Does she tease? I’m down on my knees
And she talks…. Baby Talk
Does she groove? She’s on the move

And it’s not the way she moves her feet
When she’s burning down the street
And it’s not the way she picks up speed
She’s always in the lead

When she walks…. Baby Talk
Does she tease? I’m down on my knees
And she talks…. Baby Talk
Does she groove? She’s on the move

And it’s not the way she moves her hip
When she’s tearing up the strip
And it’s not the way she covers ground
She moves without a sound …When she walks
Baby Talk

Baby Talk
Does she tease? I’m down on my knees
And she talks…. Baby talk
Does she groove? She’s on the move

And it’s not the way she moves her feet
When she’s burning down the street
And it’s not the way she covers ground
She moves without a sound …When she walks
Baby Talk

Can't Stop Hurting Each Other

Can’t Stop Hurting Each Other Music and Lyrics – John Morris

I know I’ve been defensive
Even now I don’t know why
But I never meant to hurt you, baby
Can’t you see that in my eyes?

The words we said in anger
I remember every curse
We said our vows for better
But, this is worse

(Chorus)
Can’t stop hurting each other, Can’t stop feeling the pain
Sometimes I fear our years together have been in vain

After all we’ve been together,
sometimes I don’t know you at all
We live in a house divided
And I’m afraid it’s about to fall

What we’ve been to one another
And all the Love we had
When I see where this road has lead us
It drives me mad

Can’t stop hurting each other, Can’t stop feeling the pain
Sometimes I fear our years together have been in vain
Can’t stop thinking about it, Can’t stop calling your name
Can’t stop hurting each other, but who’s to blame?

(Bridge)
Love stops and Love goes
And where we’re headed, I don’t know
Whatever made us go so wrong?
And what is left when Love has gone away?

I hear what your trying to tell me
I can see the tears we’ve cried
But if we can work it out together
I’d like to try

Can’t stop hurting each other, Can’t stop feeling the pain
Sometimes I fear our years together have been in vain
Can’t stop thinking about it, Can’t stop calling your name
Can’t stop hurting each other, but who’s to blame?

The Power of Prayer

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The Power of Prayer

written by John Morris
I believe, there is a place
where these troubles can’t hurt us any more
and I believe, through the Power of Prayer
we can get there, we can get there…

I believe, there is a Spirit,
deep inside us, that can set us free,

and I believe, through the Power of Prayer
we can get there, we can get there…

Better times coming? I don’t know,
I’ve been learning to take my time
Better times coming? I don’t know,
But I Hope and Pray they are, I Hope and Pray they are

I believe, in a time,
when we all will live as one

and I believe, through the Power of Prayer
we can get there, we can get there…

we can get there
I know we can get there

I'm not done with you yet

 

I’m Not Done With You Yet                               John Morris/ Mark Gilbert

I don’t believe it’s time to say goodnight

Come here next to me, turn down the light

I can take you places you’ll never forget

Let’s turn up the heat, till we’re soaking wet

I’m Not Done With You Yet

Open up your heart, let me see inside

If you show me yours, I’ll show you mine

I’ve been wanting you since the day we met

Tonight is going to be something we’ll never regret

I’m Not Done With You Yet

I need to feel the touch of your fingertips

You don’t know how much I want to kiss your lips

Lying here beside you in our sweet duet

I know you are the one, I’m about to come undone and

I’ll take all the love I can get

I’m Not Done With You Yet

90 Miles an Hour Love Affair

 

90 mile an hour Love Affair                               John Morris

She’s built for speed

She’s got the muscle that every boy needs

She’s tight and tough

Look out man she can get little rough

She’s in the mood to move

Ain’t nobody can escape her groove

She’s on the mark, and on the line

I get excited when her body touches mine, I’ve got a

90 mile an hour love affair going on

She’s dressed out to kill

You better not slip behind the wheel

She’s a groove in bed

And the girl goes straight to my head

Just one thing, no brakes

She won’t stop till her body starts to shake

She’s up front and fast

Look out man ‘cause she’s stepping on the gas, I’ve got a

90 mile an hour love affair going on

She’ got “Power Glide” and overdrive

She comes alive when you take her to the limit

Hop inside, cop a ride

You’re satisfied and you’ll never, ever, ever quit it

Just one thing, no brakes

She won’t stop till her body starts to shake

She’s up front and fast

Look out man ‘cause she’s stepping on the gas, I’ve got a

90 mile an hour love affair going on

I’ve got a 90 mile an hour love affair going on…..

Young Love

Young Love                                                         John Morris

You can’t hit it for money, you can’t touch it with a glove

Too bad, ‘cause nothing beats Young Love

Young love, slow kiss

Slow hand, slipped beneath her dress

You’re too tough to talk much

You talk dirty, while you’re getting to the touch

Young hearts beat together

Young skin, pressed against the leather

Two lips come apart

One look and they’re wrapped around your heart

You can’t hit it for money, you can’t touch it with a glove

Too bad, ‘cause nothing beats Young Love

Slow it down you’re too fast

Ease up baby, if you want our love to last

You’re too much, you’re too hot

But keep pushing, and we’ll give it all we’ve got

Slow dance or hot funk

You’re in the middle and you’re pushing your luck

It’s too late, but don’t stop

We’re in the groove so let’s do it till we drop

You can’t hit it for money baby, you can’t touch it with a glove

Too bad, ‘cause nothing beats Young Love

Young love, slow kiss

Slow hand, slipped beneath her dress

You’re too tough to talk much

You talk dirty, while you’re getting to the touch

Young hearts beat together

Young skin, pressed against the leather

Two lips come apart

One look and they’re wrapped around your heart

You can’t hit it for money, you can’t touch it with a glove

Too bad, ‘cause nothing beats Young Love

Young Love, Nothing beats Young Love

Blues

50 Shades of Blue

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50 Shades of Blue music and lyrics John Morris

Tie me up, Tie me down
Take me for granted, push me around
Give me Love or give me pain
I’ll be here for you, over and over again
There ain’t nothing that I wouldn’t do for you
I Love you so bad, I’m 50 Shades of Blue

Take me to the limit or break me down
If you’re unhappy, I’ll be your clown
Play me like you want to, like a little toy
You’re my only woman and I’m your lover boy
Love me or leave me, any way I lose
I Love you so bad, I’m 50 Shades of Blue

If you want me baby I’ll do anything you say,
I know you wouldn’t have it any other way
Tease me, please me or make me your slave
I’ll stay right with you ’til I’m cold and in my grave
You’re all I need so treat me the way you wanna do
I Love you so bad, I’m 50 Shades of Blue

There’s nothing I can do, I’m 50 Shades of Blue

Call Me (On The Telephone)

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Call Me on the Telephone                                                             Music and Lyrics – John Morris

You might want somebody to do some talking to
You might want somebody to play the Blues for you
You might want somebody to take you out to lunch
Well, I’m some body, but you’ve got to reach out and touch

If you want me baby, you’ve got to call me on the telephone
Just dial my number, and please leave a message if I’m not at home

I’ve got a phone in my bedroom, I got one in my kitchen too
I’ve got a phone jack in my bathroom, that I very, rarely use
I’ve got several phones in my office, I’ve got one in my studio
So give me a call baby, I’ll pick one up and say “Hello”!

If you want me baby, you’ve got to call me on the telephone
Just dial my number, and please leave a message if I’m not at home

I’ve got “call waiting”, I’ve got “call forwarding too”,
I’ve got a cell phone and pager so I can keep up with you
I rarely leave my house so catching me at home can’t be too tough
So, if you can’t find me baby, you ain’t trying hard enough

If you want me baby, you’ve got to call me on the telephone
Just dial my number, and please leave a message if I’m not at home

Just call me baby, You’ve got to call me on the telephone….

Ought To Be Making Love

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We Ought to be Making Love                                             Music and Lyrics – John Morris

3 o’Clock in the morning, and something’s just not right
Before we know it, we’re in the middle of another fight
You see it your way, and you know I see it mine
I don’t know why we’ve got to keep arguing all the time

What happened to the good things we used to be so proud of?
Let’s get it back baby
We Ought to be Making Love, We Ought to be Making Love

Can’t help thinking about the way things used to be
Back then it seemed like you couldn’t keep your hands off me
Sometimes I feel like crying, sometimes I just get mad
Mostly I remember the good Love you and me had

We used to fit together, baby like a hand in glove
What’s happened to us baby?
We Ought to be Making Love, We Ought to be Making Love

I keep trying to tell you the way I feel for you
I know you hear me, I guess you’re thinking that it just not true
One thing leads to another, soon we’re holding back the tears
I don’t know how we’ve held on for all these years

Can’t fight the feeling, when the push just comes to shove
I can’t quit you baby but,
We Ought to be Making Love, We Ought to be Making Love

The Way I Do

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The Way I Do                                                                                                                           John Morris

Leave me baby, find somebody new
Leave me baby, go on, find somebody new
You’ll never find another man to love you the way I do

Go on , walk away, walk on out the door
Go on and walk away baby, walk on out the door
The pain you leave behind, I’ll feel forevermore

I want to tell you baby, my love for you was strong
But you sat there and lied to me to me woman
You lied to me all night long

I want to tell you baby, my love for you was strong
But you sat there and lied to me to me woman
You lied to me all night long

Leave me baby, find somebody new
Leave me baby, go on, find somebody new
You’ll never find another man to love you the way I do
The way I do

What Time It Is

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What Time It Is                                                                              Music and Lyrics – John Morris

Went out last night to my local bar,
Had a couple of drinks, listen to my buddy play the Blues guitar
Don’t know how it happened, something about somebodies wife
But somebody started fighting and somebody lost their life

I don’t know what time it is and I don’t know where I am
But somebody got killed last night and I’m in an awful jam

Last thing I remember, I was feeling pretty good
Talking to one of the ladies, you know, like a grown man would
We started getting friendly, then I heard somebody shout
Man, “that’s my woman you’re messing with” and that’s when the lights went out

I don’t know what time it is and I don’t know where I am
But somebody got killed last night and I’m in an awful jam

I gotta call my family, tell ‘em about the shape I’m in
I gotta call my employer, tell him that I won’t be in
Call my woman, see if she can get some bail
Call my lawyer, get me the hell out this jail!

Woke up this morning, I was in this prison cell
It’s loud and dirty and it has this terrible smell
I know I’m not capable of killing some other man
But nobody seems to believe me, and they won’t let me out of the can!

I don’t know what time it is and I don’t know where I am
But somebody got killed last night and I’m in an awful jam

I’m in an awful jam
Somebody help me…

I want to make love

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I Want to make Love to You John Morris

Hey Baby, Hey Baby
My sweet baby, My pretty, pretty baby
Hey Baby, I want to make love to you

Aw, honey, my sweet, sweet baby
Hey baby, pretty, pretty baby
Hey baby, don’t you want me too?

Cause you’re a fine looking woman from your head down to your toe
How I want you baby, well, only you know
Hey baby,My pretty, pretty baby
Hey Baby, I want to make love to you

Cause I’m a full grown man, nearly six feet tall
I want to kiss you baby, and that ain’t all
Hey baby, my sweet, sweet baby
Pretty baby, I want to make love to you

I want to make love to you baby, love to you baby
Want to make some love to you baby, love to you baby
Pretty baby, I want to make love to you

Alt/Country

Swingtime

Stevie met Lanie at the Saturday dance,
He always really dug her but he never really thought he had a chance

(Chorus)
But, it was:
Swingtime,
Swingtime baby
Swingtime baby, come and swing along with me

She was a long, tall beauty with big dark eyes
Every time he saw her Stevie knew he got a big surprise

They did the Lindy and the Jitterbug too
Pretty soon he knew there wasn’t nothing that he and Lanie couldn’t do

(Instrumental bridge)

He had a little bit of money and an automobile
Never will forget the first time they both slipped behind the wheel

He took her to the Rodeo, he took her to a show
He took her about everywhere he thought his little Lanie’d want to go
He only meant to take her for a little spin
Now they’ve been together forever since God knows when…

It’s Swingtime baby, come and swing along with me

The Ballad of Hazel and Bert

 

The Ballad of Hazel and Bert                                                        John Morris

Hazel was pretty as the Montana wildflowers in bloom
And she smiled as her cowboy lover led her back to his room
And they swore that they’d love one another forever that night
And they whispered the “Red River Valley” and turned down the light

She gave him three children but one of them couldn’t survive
I don’t know how we pick up the pieces that fall from our lives
But she worked and she worried and saw that the rest were alright
She sang them the “Red River Valley” and kissed them goodnight

Bert was a rounder and boy, did he love to have fun
With his whiskey and women and wildflower girl on the run
And while he never could get Oklahoma from out of his heart
She remembered the “Red River Valley” as they fell apart

YippeeIoKaiyeaeeee

Hazel and Bert took the kids and they moved to L.A.
But all of their fond hopes vanished, with that Home on the Range
And then Burt held the bottle like he used to hold on to his wife
And he sang that old song to himself till the end of his life

Last time I saw Hazel she smiled, and she told me some joke
But when I saw her laid out in that box well, my heart nearly broke
Now I know that her miles were too long, and her nights were too deep
But she sang me the “Red River Valley” as I went to sleep

“So come sit by my side if you love me, do not hasten to bid me adieu
just remember the Red River Valley, and the cowboy that loved you so true”

Mystery Train

 

Mystery Train                                                                               Words and Music – John Morris

Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down
Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down

I get mad, we get to fighting, she cut out on that train
She’s been gone so long now baby, never come back again

Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down
Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down

Gonna have to move, keep on moving, bring her on back around
Is she being good, is she my baby, is she my baby now?

Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down
Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down

I miss my baby, I miss my baby, bring her on back to me
She’s coming home and I’ll be waiting, to get that girl again
See my baby, gonna be there baby, see my baby now
Be my baby, be my baby, gonna see my baby now

Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down
Mystery Train, keep on rolling, Roll my baby down

Little Earthquakes

written by John Morris

 

There’s a great divide under California
Sometimes it shivers, sometimes it shakes
It’s my little girls’ fault, I thought I should inform you
She’s the natural disaster, to my Golden State

(Chorus)
‘Cause every time she smiles, she causes little earthquakes
I can feel the ground shake, as the trembling starts
Every time she smiles, she causes little earthquakes, little earthquakes in my heart…

I was staring at the moonlight shining through her hair
And I was thinking ‘bout some feelings that I’d like to share
So I start to mumble, and she starts to grin
And I can feel that rumble starting deep within

(Chorus)

I was talking to a friend out in Corrallitos
He said he knew her back in ’89
She was a happy little thing, I guess you see how it all goes
She was smiling all the time

(Chorus)

Your Left Hand

Your Left Hand                                                                                John Morris

I remember one September

We were in the Empire state

You were reading from your diary

And Oh man I couldn’t wait

Until we went out on the balcony

With no-one else around

And there in the total darkness

You let that deal go down

 

So when they’ve got you up against the ropes

So beat you cannot stand

Before you knees begin to buckle

Let my Love be your Left Hand

 

I remember once in Vegas

We were drinking from your shoe

I was taking colored photographs of your

Brand New Tattoo

Then you hit on a guy named Elvis

I guess you didn’t know he was a star

I didn’t see you for the next three days

But you brought me back a brand new car

 

So when they’ve got you up against the ropes

So beat you cannot stand

Before you knees begin to buckle

Let my Love be your Left Hand

And when you’re down and blue and broken

And taken more than you can stand

Let your anger be your best defense

But my Love is your left hand

 

Oooooh you caught me with a sucker punch

Oooooh I guess I should have minded but it didn’t really hurt that much

 

You might kiss me in the morning

You might beat me up at night

I’ve learned to block you left cross baby, but

Please don’t throw the right

When you’re sad I’ll bring you flowers

When you cry I’ll count the tears

When you scream I will remember

To cover up my ears

 

So when they’ve got you up against the ropes

So beat you cannot stand

Before you knees begin to buckle

Let my Love be your Left Hand

And when you’re down and blue and broken

And taken more than you can stand

Let your anger be your best defense

But my Love is your left hand

 

Let my Love be your Left Hand

Let my Love be your Left Hand

Let my Love be your Left Hand

My Love is your Left Hand

Rock

Hands of Fate - rock

Hands of Fate John Morris/ Paul Jones

Rockslide in the black night, rain falling down
Car sliding, ain’t no denying that highway sound
You don’t need to be forgiven, you ain’t about to kneel down and pray
You didn’t recognize the love you’ve been given, that’s how a life just slips away
And the rain’s falling, rain’s falling down

(Chorus)
I’ve got more love than you can handle, more love than I can give away
You want water?, well the pump it aint working, I just left you in the hands of fate

River water rushing over the levee, the poor folk are going to wash away
300 people at the Bethlehem crossing, the bridge buckled underneath the weight
You never know what’s about to happen, you never see it when the lightning hits
If Jesus came and gave you everything you wanted, you wouldn’t know what to do with it
And the rain’s falling down

(Chorus)

The ground’s shaking like a Sanctified preacher, the little children all terrified
I saw you slipping but, I couldn’t reach you, left you drifting in the rising tide
How many ways does it take to explain it? How many stories do I have to tell?
If you ain’t drowning in the holy water, you’re on the line between heaven and hell

(Chorus)

Thank God I Lived to see another Saturday Night

Thank God I lived to see another Saturday Night John Morris

I put 72 hours in a 6 day week
Come home so beat I can’t even speak
I’ve got to keep moving so I won’t get fired
Want to get with my girl but I’m just too tired
I’ve got 27 bills that ain’t been paid,
Seems like a year since I last got laid
But, here comes my baby with her dress all tight…
Thank God I lived to see another Saturday Night

I drive 365 miles of bad road
You drink too much coffee, your head will explode
Working for somebody I don’t even know
The only thing I hear is that I’m going too slow
I got an El Camino with a shell on the back
Pick up my girl and hit the old “Saddlerack”
A couple of drinks and I’m doing alright…
Thank God I lived to see another Saturday Night

Overworked, underpaid and a little uptight,
Thank God I lived to see another Saturday Night

I’ve got a real sweet lover and she treats me fine
Sometimes I go a little over the line
I don’t look for trouble but I’m always in it
Every now and then I’m gonn take it to the limit
I’m starting to look like a physical wreck
The government takes away half my check
Just when I feel like starting a fight
Thank God I lived to see another Saturday night

Overworked, underpaid and a little uptight,
Thank God I lived to see another Saturday Night

Good Lookin' Bad Luck, Son of a Gun

Good Looking, Bad Luck, Son of a Gun                         John Morris

I’ve been running, 28 cities in the last 3 days
My head is buzzing, I ain’t slept since I left GA.
Thought I’d made it, with some little filly who was looking to score
Laying back with my face full of peaches
And some gorilla breaking down the door
I didn’t know that the gun was loaded, nobody told me she was FBI
Now I’ve got Atlanta in my rear view mirror,
and I’m headed for the borderline
Just trying to get myself a little fun,
I’m a Good Looking, Bad Luck Son of a Gun….

I’ve got a girl down in Liberty City, I come around between Noon and 3
One day we were picking up some liquor,
she says she’s got a little game for me
Now does anybody know how you play the quick 50?
She pulls a 38 out of her dress,
Next thing I know the alarm bell’s screaming’
How the hell I got into this mess?
I just need a little Southern Comfort, I even had enough dough to pay
That’s the last time I see Miami, got the pedal to the metal up the A1A
Just trying to get myself a little fun,
I’m a Good Looking, Bad Luck Son of a Gun….

Someday I’m gonna stop this rambling, all this drinking and fooling around
But, tonight I’ve got a date in Biloxi, Mississippi
with some girl that I met downtown
Her daddy works all night doing security,
for some kind of casino down there
I can see her sitting in her bedroom window,
In that black lace underwear
I brought along a little 7 & 7, I’m pretty sure she’s way over 18
I got my El Camino jacked up and loaded,
just in case I’ve got to split the scene
Whole lot of things that I shouldn’t have done
I’m a Good Looking, Bad Luck Son of a Gun….

Busy on You

Busy on You                                     John Morris – words and music

I’ve been busy like the Devil on a Saturday night

I’ve been busy like the Angels turning souls to the light

I’ve been busy like Death collecting his due

I’ve been busy, baby

Let’s get Busy on You

 

I’ve been busy like an alley or a dead end street

I’ve been busy like a Woman trying to make ends meet

I’ve been busy like the girls on the avenue

I’ve been busy, baby

Let’s get Busy on You

I’ve been busy like a Joker on a midnight creep

I’ve been busy making promises that I can’t keep

I’ve been busy like a Lover with work to do

 

I’ve been busy, baby

Let’s get Busy on You

I’ve been busy like a Doctor making his rounds

I’ve been busy like a Preacher when the Sun goes down

I’ve been busy like a Junkie and I’m desperate too

 

I’ve been busy, baby

Let’s get Busy on You

 

I’ve been thinking about the weather, I’ve been thinking about the law

I’ve been thinking about the places that nobody saw

I’ve been thinking about it baby, you’ve been thinking about it too

Let’s get busy, baby

Let’s get Busy on You

 

I’ve got work to do…

 

Love Letters Written on the Wall

Love Letters written on the Wall

Walking through the tunnel by the Via Rue Montreal
I see you standing in the shadows with your back up against the wall
With your black leather jacket and your funny looking cigarette
Just like something’s gonna happen but it hasn’t quite happened yet

Hey there mister would you like to give a girl a light?
I think I saw you hanging ‘round here last Friday night
That’s right, that was me she said reaching out for my hand
So tonight, if you’re ready, let me take you to the promised land

(Chorus)
I’ll be the lover you never knew
I’ gonna rock you till the daylight breaks on you
You can try to find me where the shadows fall
Love letters written on the wall

(roll it over, roll it over)

She said she was looking for a place to hide
Like a cool Casanova, do I want to take her for a ride?
Never thought I’d find a woman who could rock me like a hurricane
That’s why I’ m out walking, looking for her, searching in the driving rain

(Chorus)
I’ll be the lover you never knew
I’ gonna rock you till the daylight breaks on you
You can try to find me where the shadows fall
Love letters written on the wall

(roll it over, roll it over)

The Dead Man's Clothes

Listen

 

The Dead Mans Clothes                                                                             John Morris

Wearing the dead mans clothes, only God knows
About the dues he paid, and the promises made
And the debts he owes
Wearing the dead mans clothes

He wore a pin-stripe suit, genuine alligator boots
He wore a Stetson too, he played the Texas blues
One night he nearly froze
Wearing the dead mans clothes

Wearing the dead mans clothes, only God knows
About the dues he paid, and the promises made
And the debts he’s owed
Wearing the dead mans clothes

Got him an automobile, man he was the driving wheel
He was the rolling stone, got it off T-Bone
He took a lethal dose
Wearing the dead mans clothes
Wearing the dead mans clothes

Playing the damn guitar, going from bar to bar
Never figureing out the cost, of all the time he lost
That’s just the way it goes
Wearing the dead mans clothes

Wearing the dead mans clothes, only God knows
About the dues he paid, and any promises made
And the debts he owes
Wearing the dead mans clothes

We don’t play golf - We Skate!

We don’t play golf… WE SKATE!

we don’t play golf… WE SKATE!

The souls hit the deck and the wheels hit the road,
Neoprene dreams about to explode,
Is there anybody here that can still relate?
We don’t play golf – We Skate!

Pebble on the sidewalk, rock into bone,
A wrecked knee joint in a technicolor moan,
We roll into the future and accept our fate,
We don’t play golf, We…

Skate – Break down culture,
Skate – Break down style,
Skate – Break down the walls
That prevent us from pursuing our miracle mile!

We got no answer, We got no rules,
We have plenty of pavement and access to tools,
We think independent and we never hesitate,
We don’t play golf – We Skate!

Ignore the orders sent from above,
We won’t stand for war, We skate for love,
We refuse to be the victims of the corporate state,
We don’t play golf – We Skate!

The Cure

The Cure words and music/ John Morris
(Vs. 1)
There’s a dark disorder in my heart tonight
Hiding in the shadows and staying out of sight
Counting the seconds until we connect
Over and over, I need the same effect
Fire, water, needle and pen,
I can’t wait to hit you up again

(Ch)
I’ve got the medicine,
I’ve got the medicine, 99 pure
I’ve got the medicine
You’ve got the cure

(Vs. 2)
There’s a cold disease wrapped around my soul
That I medicate until it takes control
I’ve got no excuses for it any way
If I can’t make connection, oh yeah I’m gonna fade away
Minute by minute, grain by grain
I need a better way to kill the pain

(Ch)
I’ve got the medicine
I’ve got the medicine, 99 pure
I’ve got the medicine

(Br)
I was young, I was hungry, I was strong, I was true
I discovered my addiction and her name is you…

I’ve got the medicine,
I’ve got the medicine, 99 pure
I’ve got the medicine
You’ve got the cure

You Lied To Me

You Lied to Me John Morris

I guess you thought I was the kind of guy
You could look right in the face and tell me a lie
Maybe you never learned the golden rule
About doing unto others while they’re doing you

You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me and I don’t care why
‘Cause I know what that makes you so I’m saying goodbye

You’ve got no appreciation for your fellow man
You take advantage of the situation, whenever you can
I might have liked you if you used me right
But you didn’t so I’m quitting you, Goodnight

You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me and I don’t care why
‘Cause I know what that makes you so I’m saying goodbye

I’ve never really understood
How to lie to a friend and pretend it’s all good
You got your troubles baby, I got mine
But I’m not going to stick around and waste my time

You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me and I don’t care why
‘Cause I know what that makes you so I’m saying goodbye

You better take a lesson
Don’t keep the boy guessing
If you’re taking advice
Next time you start lying you had better think twice

You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me
You Lied to Me and I don’t care why
‘Cause I know what that makes you so I’m saying goodbye

Fade Out To Black

Fade Out to Black John Morris One day along the beach you find your lover slightly out of reach Though you can’t see the signs, they lie around you like a borderline And then, without a care, you drift away until you’re everywhere, And there’s no turning back, Once you fade out to Black Once, in my little room, we came together like a bride and groom But then you turned away, I’ll never know what you had left to say, No… You think you’ve got it made, soon you’ll be lying in the shade,
And there’s no turning back, Once you fade out to Black I just keep going on, and I won’t stop until I’m dead and gone, Well… There’s nothing you can do, when time turns back on you Though you can’t see the signs, they cross beneath you like a borderline, And there’s no turning back, Once you fade out to Black There’s no turning back, once you fade out to black….

Driving Wheel

Driving Wheel                                                   John Morris

We didn’t end up much, when you think about how we started

From the casual touch, to the broken hearted

It’s a long hard road, we never made more than a mile, it’s a long, hard road

We should have had a Driving Wheel

Something to believe in, just to keep our hope alive

Something we can turn on, ‘cause we never knew how to drive…

I can see you now, talking about the love you wanted

I can hear me now, saying “things are going to work out fine”

Well, it’s a long, hard road. I don’t know where we lost our way

It’s a long, hard road, We should have had a Driving Wheel

Something to believe in, just to keep our hope alive

Something we can turn on, ‘cause we never knew how to drive…

But, did we have the chance to turn things to the right?

Or, did we both just volunteer to drive alone all night?

When I think about it, is there someone I could blame?

I tend to doubt it, and we’ll never be the same

It’s a long, hard road, we never really talked at all

It’s a long, hard road, we should have had a Driving Wheel

Something to believe in, just to keep our hope alive

Something we can turn on, ‘cause we never knew how to drive…

We should have had a Driving Wheel

Jazz

Stitches

Drury Lane

Handsome Devil