Sunday, December 27, 2015

In The Night (lyrics)

                        IN THE NIGHT
           (c) 2005 New Continuum Music
                    By Claude Chaney

You wonder how I get along without you
I get along without you very well
I try my best not to think about you
In light of day I do so well
But something happens when the sun is setting
My attitude changes from dawn to dusk
When I think of all the years I gave you
I thought I had your love and trust
It goes to show how wrong I can be
In life the surest thing can change

And now I'm left with only memories
A child needing answers I can't explain

When my friends ask about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name in the night

In the night,  when lights are out and there isn't a sound
In the night, this home's just a house when you're
not around
In the night, that long lasting dream I thought
would come true,  no longer includes you

But when my friends talk about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name
in the night

Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(I gotta stop)
Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(Ooo, ooo, ooo)
Ooo I have to stop calling out your name
(Oh I gotta stop) calling out your name

If I could turn back the clock
The pain that I'm feeling would stop
and I could stop calling out your name
in the night.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wishful Thinking (lyrics)

                                         WISHFUL THINKING
         Music by Earl Klugh, Lyrics by Claude Chaney
         (c) 1985 Colgems EMI Music  (c)2011 New Continuum Music


All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful thinking, that's all I do
Telling myself I'll find a way that
I could get myself closer to you
Is it only me I'm fooling
Am I wasting my time?
Telling myself again you will be mine

Called your family, they say you're not home
How stubborn can one man be
They say I should just leave you alone
But if love can happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking your love I could win

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside me
Before I go right out of my mind
Forgive me just this one time
It won't happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can't stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside
Before I go right out of my mind
If love could happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Rainy Night in Georgia (lyrics)

  Prior to "A Rainy Night In Georgia" Tony Joe White was known for the hilarious "Polk Salad Annie"(Everybody said it was a shame that her mama was working on the chain gang) and the
poignant "Willie & Laura Mae Jones), but in the early 70s Brook Benton recorded the song that
became the Tony Joe White signature song, "A Rainy Night in Georgia" conjuring up images of
solitude (I find me a place in a box car so I take my guitar to pass some time). It's one of my all
time favorites. The Arif Mardin arrangement was impeccable. The song is on both of our Eps
as well as the first cd "I Will Be Here For You"

                                          A Rainy Night in Georgia
                                                                          by Tony Joe White

Hovering by my suitcase
Trying to find a warm place
to spend the night
Heavy rain a fallen'
Seems I hear your voice calling'
"It's all right"

It's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's rainy all over the world

Neon signs flashing
Taxi cabs and buses passing through the night
A distant moaning of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain to the night

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night ing Georgia
I feel like it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's raining all over the world

How many times I wonder
It's to come out the same
No matter how you look at it
or think of it
It's life and we just got to play the game

I find me a place in a boxcar
so I take my guitar to pass some time
Late at night it's hard to rest
so I lay your picture to my chest
and I feel fine

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Baby it's a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all of the world
It feels like it's raining all over this man's world

Oh have you ever been lonely people

It's a rainin' raining', raining' rainin, rainin' rainin', rainin
rainin', rainin', rainin, rainin', rainin, rainin' rainin, rainin;
rainin' rainin', rainin, rainin' all over the world