J.J.Cale – Travel-Log (1989)

Shanghaid
Hold On Baby
No Time
Lady Luck
Disadvantage
Lean On Me
End Of The Line
New Orleans
Tijuana
That Kind Of Thing
Who's Talking
Change Your Mind
Humdinger
River Boat Song


Shanghaid
(J.J.Cale and A.Ashworth)

Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore
New York, Boston and Baltimore
They'll take you right down where you don't want to go
If you talk too fast and you walk too slow
    Shanghaid, Shanghaid
    Been locked up and Shanghaid
    Shanghaid, Shanghaid
    Been locked up and Shanghaid
I tried to live by the golden rule
Do unto others and they'll do unto you
Every time I get turned on
I end up singing the same song
I was crossing the desert on Saturday
I met two women that passed my way
They took me to a tent and they locked the door
And all they ever said was "More, more!"
And I'm standing right here with my usual slack
Police got me for talking back
"You're out on the street, you'd better watch your step
If you talk too loud, now button your lip"
Sitting in a bar in West Berlin
Sipping on a glass that's low again
Talking to a woman I thought I knew
The lights went out and I did too
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Hold On Baby
(J.J.Cale)
I've got a fine-looking woman, she's fine and brown
She likes to boogie in the kitchen, likes to boogie 'round town
    Hold on baby, hold on baby
    Hold on baby, you're moving too fast for me
Talking about that woman, she's up early in the morn
Making love with me before the break of dawn
Every night about twelve o'clock
She starts making love to me till I think I'm gonna drop
She's a fine-looking woman, she's fine, no doubt
Everything I need but she's wearing me out
Don't get me wrong, I'm a-telling you right
Since I met her I get no sleep at night
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No Time
(J.J.Cale)
No time for making my moves, no time
No time for hitting my groove, no time
Summer comes and summer gone
When I sing the very same song
Set apart of all the scene
How we long for all our dreams
No time for making no moves, no time
No time for hitting no grooves, no time
The clock it turns at a rapid pace
Takes us to another place
The train it goes from here to there
Just left me standing here
No time for making my moves, no time
No time for hitting my grooves, no time
I had the blues this morning
I cried all day
I guess you lose the blues in the morning
If you cry 'em away
No time for making my moves, oh no time
No time for hitting my grooves, no, no time
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Lady Luck
(J.J.Cale)
Lady Luck, please just listen to me
Mistress of fantasy
Send a dream my way
Can you come and make my day?
Lady Luck, elusive as you are
You're just a fleeting star
You never hit the sky
With you I seem to fly
Lady Luck, hold on to my hand
I'm standing on shifting sand
I'm a dreamer don't you know
Lady, just don't let go
Lady Luck, hard as it may seem
When you pass out all your dreams
Could you keep me in your mind?
I'd like to see you one more time
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Disadvantage
(J.Karstein/T.Drummond/S.Oldham/C.Lakeland/J.J.Cale)
Sometime in the morning, before the break of day
I lose my direction, I can't find my way
I can't find nobody to tell my troubles to
I get so sad and lonesome
Guess I'll tell 'em all to you
Got me at a disadvantage, you ?had me outta here?
I just want loving, the way don't seem clear
Got me at a disadvantage, that's the way I feel
Love is forever
Love is for real
Some kind of fascination, that's the reason why
First time I seen you, you were so shy
Got me at a disadvantage, that's the way I feel
Love is forever
Love is for real
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Lean On Me
(J.J.Cale)
Lean on me, baby
Lean on me, for a while
Lean on me, baby
Lean on me, baby child
Won't bring you down, baby
Won't bring you down, no sirree
Won't bring you down, baby
Won't bring you down, just lean on me
Come on, baby
Come on, for a while
Come on, baby
Lean on me, baby child
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End Of The Line
(J.J.Cale)
Trains don't run forever
Fire goes out sometime
Gotta tell you, baby
We've come to the end of the line
Pages of yesterday
Fill this book of mine
Gotta tell you, baby
It is the end of the line
I can't remember those good old days
They are from a different time
I gotta tell you, baby
We've come to the end of the line
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New Orleans
(J.J.Cale)
Have you ever been down to New Orleans?
Lord, lord, them crazy queens
Crying the blues is what they do down there
Fortune teller, he knows your name
Fortune teller, he'll tell you your game
Crying the blues, that's what they do down there
Money dripping from a willow tree
He never want me
Lazy bones, I ain't got a dime
Just biding my time
If I find a way to choose
New Orleans, where they're crying the blues
Drinking bourbon from a dixie cup
Hanging out till the sun comes up
Crying the blues is what they do down there
French women, all I need
Up and down old Bourbon Street
Crying the blues is what they do down there
If I find a way to choose
New Orleans, where they're singing the blues
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Tijuana
(J.J.Cale)
Just below San Diego
Tijuana, land of broken dreams
Senoritas  dancing in the moonlight
Flashing Spanish dark eyes to everyone, it seems
They say "Hey, gringo
Can you take us across the border?
Just tell them I'm your daughter
of a local."
Down the backstreets, through the alleys
All the young men stand with pride
They guard the palace to the kingdom
Called Tijuana, their heritage they decide
They say "Hey, gringo
Can you take us across the border?
We'll work for just a quarter
On the other side"
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That Kind Of Thing
(J.J.Cale)
It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis
It's that kind of thing babe, shuffle or die
Going through these changes
Like Mr. Right
It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis
It's that kind of thing babe, pay your dues
It's that kind of thing babe, win or lose
Going through these changes
Like Mr. Right
It's that kind of thing babe, no alibis
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Who's Talking
(T.Drummond/Tarczon/J.J.Cale)
Who's talking, ain't no friend of mine
Who's talking, stirred it up
Who's talking, who's lying
Hard rumours, hard rumours, pay no mind
When you abuse and you spread your rumours
Somebody's talking, somebody's lying
Find out ___ ___ is shouting
When they say you've got to ___
Watch out __ ___ ______ ___
Some day you're going to have a ____
Who's talking, ain't no friend of mine
Who's talking, stirred it up
Who's talking, who's lying
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Change Your Mind
(J.J.Cale)
I detect a side-effect of a complicated life
The edge is on, sharp as a knife
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind
Contemplation, meditation, all that jive
Taking out the medicine just before sunrise
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind
I just want to love you and that's a fact
I just want to tell you when we get back...
You're just the kind of woman do a man all night
You're just the kind of woman that's a dynamite
Underground tremor, stop it with a dime
Hey girl, call me if you change your mind
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Humdinger
(J.J.Cale)
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
She rolls it 'round her tongue like a natural thing
She makes me feel like I'm a natural king
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
She got lips around me, painted red
She close her eyes when she rolls her head
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
Humdinger, she likes to lick my finger
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River Boat Song
(J.J.Cale)
I hear a whistle, I hear a moan
Must be my baby coming home
She's been down in Tupelo, singing that river boat song
She is a dancer, a river queen
She'll teach them gamblers most anything
She's been down in Tupelo, singing that river boat song
Many nights I spend alone
Many days there ain't nobody home
Many times I wish she was here
Yeah, that river boat whistle blows I know she's getting near
River captain, bring my baby home
I get so lonesome since she's been gone
She's been down in Tupelo, working the river boat song
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