J.J.Cale – Shades (1980)

Carry On
Deep Dark Dungeon
Wish I Had Not Said That
Pack My Jack
If You Leave Her
Mama Don't
Runaround
What Do You Expect?
Love Has Been Gone
Cloudy Day


Carry On
(J.J.Cale)

If life's little downs they keep coming around
Carry on, carry on
With darkness all about, you want to scream and shout
Carry on, carry on
Don't cry baby, look at where you've been
Everybody knows you just need a friend
Please, please, please, if you're down on your knees
Carry on, carry on
Your head is full of doubt, you can't figure it out
Carry on, carry on
Between the time it takes to make all those mistakes
Carry on, carry on
It don't matter what you say or do
It just seems to work out if you want it to
Let out all the slack, take it off your back
Carry on, carry on
Let me bend your ear, never shed a tear
Carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on
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Deep Dark Dungeon
(J.J.Cale)
I knew a man, made a heavy move
He shot his wife, his best friend too
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
I knew a woman, had a jealous mind
She got a man, she caught him lying
They put her away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
A friend of mine, he got five years
For selling dope and bootleg beers
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
Oh, Sleepy John had one vice
He liked to cheat at cards and dice
They put him away in a deep dark dungeon
Where the sun don't never shine
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Wish I Had Not Said That
(J.J.Cale)
You don't come here too often
You make my day when you come around
You know I love you something awful
Hear a diamond I have found
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind
Sunset passes oh so sweetly
Gives a man just time to think
Frees the image of your body
Fantasy is just a blink
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind
It don't matter what you're into
If I could taste you once again
Feel the pain and the pleasure
We could make it to the end
Wish I had not said that, baby
If I could only close you out of my mind
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Pack My Jack
(J.J.Cale)
Yes, I've been moving to the highway, rambling man keeps rambling on
Yes, I've been moving to the highway, rambling man keeps rambling on
Well, you can't seem to see it my way, pack my jack and I'll be gone
I said trouble, trouble follows easy, follows me everywhere I go
Trouble, trouble follows easy, follows me everywhere I go
I can't seem to shake old trouble, trouble got me down
Lord, I woke this morning feeling hazy, my good gal she done left and gone
Yes, I woke this morning feeling hazy, my good gal she done left and gone
She said I was dumb and lazy, ain't no truth in that at all
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If You Leave Her
(J.J.Cale)
You don't love her like I love her
You don't treat her like I do
You don't tell her the things I tell her
I can't see her walking with you
Who you foolin', fooly-fooling?
Who you foolin' with that jive?
You don't take her like I take her
You don't care if she lives or dies
I don't mean to talk in trouble
I don't mean to bend your ear
You just leave her standing lonely
If you leave her, leave her here
Leave her here...
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Mama Don't
(arr J.J.Cale)
Yeah, Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
Yeah, Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
I don't care what mama don't allow
I'll play my guitar anyhow
Mama don't allow no guitar playing 'round here
Hey, Mama don't allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don't allow no bass in this place
I don't care what mama don't allow
I'll play my bass anyhow
Mama don't allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don't allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don't allow no drumming going on
I don't care what mama don't allow
Gonna play my drums anyhow
Mama don't allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don't allow no piano players in here
Mama don't allow no piano players in here
I don't care what mama don't allow
Gonna play my piano anyhow
Mama don't allow no piano players in here
Yeah, Mama don't allow no reefer-smoking round about
Yeah, Mama don't allow no reefer-smoking round about
Yeah, I don't care what mama don't allow
I'm gonna smoke my reefer anyhow
Mama don't allow no reefer in here
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time
I don't care what mama don't allow
We're all gonna play all at the same time anyhow
Mama don't allow us all playing at the same time
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Runaround
(J.J.Cale)
Yeah, you come home in the morning, your hair's all a mess
You've been out all night, you've got wrinkles in your dress
You give me the runaround
All day long you give me the runaround
When you say something here, you mean something there
You give me the runaround
Same thing yesterday, same thing the day before
Woman, it does get pretty doggone old
You give me the runaround
All day long you give me the runaround
You give me the runaround, woman, I'm getting tired of that
Hey, you told me last Sunday you were gonna straighten it out
You know, woman, it's time I started having my doubts
Such a runaround
You've been stepping on me, woman, running 'round like that
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What Do You Expect?
(J.J.Cale)
Well, I quit my high living just for you
Made you number one while I was number two
Set the weight of a hangman, to keep you satisfied          (?)
Times you dogged around on me and lied, lied, lied
What do you expect?
Caviar and candlelight
What do you expect?
Champagne every night
Well, you come home in the morning, quarter to two
Slide into the bedroom, want me to make love to you
I can take your jiving, can play it all cool
But I can't keep from knowing you think I'm a fool, fool, fool
What do you expect?
Santa Claus at Christmas time
What do you expect?
Bouquet of roses for your time
Yeah, now two days been gone since you been here
You've been hanging out, I don't know, I don't care
Change my way of living, gotta be stepping out that door
You won't find me here when you come back for more
What do you expect?
Cadillac and a chauffer too
What do you expect?
Just another fool for you
Sometimes we do it and sometimes we don't
I can't wait no longer just to get to the point
What do you expect?
Beating my head against the wall
What do you expect?
You want to take it all
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Love Has Been Gone
(J.J.Cale)
Love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
I say our love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
How does it feel?  Not too good
It ain't real but it's understood
That our love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
It ain't the same, it's just a game we play
Why do we keep on going through it every day?
The good lord up above
Only he knows what happened to our sweet love
Love has been gone, gone so long there's nothing new
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Cloudy Day
(J.J.Cale)
 (Instrumental)
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