The Robert Cray Band:
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark



Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Don't You Even Care?
Your Secret's Safe With Me
I Can't Come Home
Night Patrol
Acting This Way
Gotta Change The Rules
Across The Line
At Last
Laugh Out Loud

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
(Robert Cray)
(Intro: A#m)
(A#m)
Dead of night, baby
We're finally alone
I'll pull down the shades
If you unplug the phone
Put on some music
Marvin Gaye's real nice
Once we get settled
I'll turn out the lights

(Riff, D#)
Don't be afraid of the dark
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark
(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

(A#m)
It might be scary
Until your eyes adjust
Don't fear the shadows
Me you can trust
I'm at my best in a pitch-black room
Hold on tight, baby
You'll feel the power soon

(Riff, D#)
Don't be afraid of the dark
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark
(D#)                       (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

SOLO (Another cool one!)

(D# - A#m - D# - A#m - D# - C# - A#m)
(riff)

(A#m)
You might tremble
You might shake
Scream out loud
You may even break
I know which moods suit you right
You'll beg for more
You'll forget about the night

(Riff, D#)
Don't be afraid of the dark
        (A#m)
Baby noooo, no
(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark
No, no

(Riff, D#)
Don't be afraid of the dark
           (A#m)
Baby nooo, no

(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

(D#)                       (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark

(Riff, D#)
Hey baby!
                (A#m)
Baby no, no, no

Please, baby
(D#)                      (C#)
I'll be there to hold you
                            (A#m)
Don't be afraid of the dark
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Don't You Even Care?
(Robert Cray)
You walk the streets
All the night long     (?)
And you know
Know that's wrong
What's a matter, baby?
Don't you even care?

You drink
And you smoke
And you're out there high
Skied up on that coke      (?)
Hey, baby
Don't you even care?

You took my credit cards
Driving around in my car, too
You checked into some hotel room, now baby
What are you out there trying to prove?

Please bring it home
Don't leave this young man,
Don't you leave him all alone
Baby, you wrong
Don't you even care?

(Guitar solo)

Mmmm
Baby, you took all my credit cards
Driving around in my car, too
You checked into the Motel 6, baby
What are you out there trying to prove?

Please, bring it home
Don't leave this young man
Don't you leave him all alone
Baby, you wrong
Don't you even care?

Baby, you know that's wrong
Don't you even care?

Baby, you know that's wrong
Don't you even care?

Baby, you wrong
Don't you even care?

Baby, you wrong
I want my money back
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Your Secret's Safe With Me
(D. Walker/P. Boe)
(Intro)

Baby you should keep your bedroom shades pulled down
I can see right in, I've seen you in that black nightgown
I've seen you with your lover, when you're man's not in town

But don't worry babe, you're secret's safe with me

I'm very, very jealous
For weeks I've wanted you
I never made a move
I'd never dreamed you'd be untrue

Imagine my surprise
When I see you loving someone new

Don't worry babe, you're secret's safe with me

Don't worry babe, you're secret's safe with me

Ohh, sometimes when you're alone
Got all one evening free

Baby, call me up at 685-2033
2033

Your secret's safe with me

Ohh, call me anytime, baby

Your secret's safe with me

(Guitar solo)

Baby you should keep your bedroom shades pulled down
I can see right in, I've seen you in that black nightgown
I've seen you with your lover, when you're man's out of town

Don't worry, babe
Your secret's safe with me

Ohhhhhh
Don't worry
Your secret's safe with me

Don't you worry about me, baby
Your secret's safe with me

Call me, baby
I'll be there

Call me
685-2053

Call me, baby
And don't you worry about me

Uhh, your secret's safe with me
Ahh, sometimes I get so jealous

Ahh, watch him almost jealous    (?????)

(Guitar outro)
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I Can't Come Home
(Robert Cray)
I can't go home
Cause I know what I'm gonna find there

I can't go home, no
Cause I know, I know what I'm gonna find there

My neighbor's have told me
My friends have, too
They say, "Young Bob, if you go home"
"Things won't be cool."

"Things are gonna be hard there"
"You can't go home."

I can't go home
Just can't do it

I can't go home, no, no, no, no

A friend told me
That your girl is calling some other man daddy

Ohhhh, oh man, I've dreaded this fateful day
I ought to go home and get my gun
And blow his ass away

They say there's a law about it
I don't care

There's gonna be hard times ahead
If I go home

(Angry guitar solo)

I can't go home
Cause I know what I'm gonna find there

I can't go home, no, no
It scares me so, and I won't have that no more, no

Why did this thing have to happen again?
And the guy that she's hanging out with
Used to be my friend

And that's so cold
That's the sad part about it

I can't do it
I can't go home, no, no, no
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Night Patrol
(Robert Cray)
See him cuddled in the shadows
Sleepin' on his cardboard bed
Using rags for a pillow
Where he lays his unwashed head
His blanket's old newspaper
Not much good against the snow
See so many like him out there
When you walk the night patrol
When you walk the night patrol

Oh, you wonder where he came from
Where he's gonna go
Was it a woman or a bottle?
That's brought him down so low
What's happened to his family?
Do they know he's out here in the cold?
He's just a nameless soldier
Marching on the night patrol
Marching on the night patrol

Like that girl on the corner
She can't be more than seventeen
She's run away from somewhere
Taking nothing but her dreams
Now those dreams are lying shattered
As the street exacts its toll
And she's just another victim
Lost out on the night patrol

SOLO

Oh, you could ask me why I'm out here
Where do I fit into the scene?
Now I'm drawing unemployment
Got replaced by a machine
And I'm torchured by my bad habits
Sometimes, I lose this struggle to control
And the street has its attractions
When you walk the night patrol
When you walk the night patrol

OUTRO
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Acting This Way
(Robert Cray)
It's three o'clock in the morning
When you finally answer your phone
Ask me why I keep calling
Why I don't leave you alone
Where you've been, who've you been with
Is all I really wanna know
And then you hang up the phone, girl
Knowing you're hurtin' me so

Sometimes I find it so hard
To let you get away
So I keep on your trail, girl
That's why I'm acting this way

I've lived on a fantasy
That you still wanted me
You said to face reality
This is something that should've never, never been
I've thought up about tryin (not sure about this!)
That you might take me back
But false hopes of not dyin'
Have kept me on one track

Sometimes I find it so hard
To let you get away, girl
That's why I keep on your trail, baby
That's why I'm acting this way

Saxophone Solo

I hoped you've finally faced it
And started moving on
Both our times have been wasted
So I'm probably better off
Still there'll always be these questions
That keep on nagging me
But baby, why not try it?
This is something that might never, never be

And I feel so happy
To let you get away, ohhh, yeah
I'm gonna get off your trail, girl
And stop acting this way

And, oh, I guess I'm so happy
To let you get away, yeah
I'm gonna get off your trail, girl
And stop acting this way

I'm gonna stay off your trail, girl
And stop acting this way

Saxophone Outro
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Gotta Change The Rules
(Robert Cray)
As soon as you walk out that door
I won't consider you a friend no more

Cause the things you say behind my back
Just showed me, baby, where you're at

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If you want to love me

Whenever we meet out on the street
You're always real short with me

And you think that I don't understand
That I'm no longer, babe, part of your plans

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If you want to love me

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If they don't include me

We played a game of one-on-one
But the way we played it, baby, came undone
 
You took the love then passed a lie     (???)
And it seems that we 'bout run out of time   (??)

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If you want to love me

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If they don't include me

(Guitar solo)

This time, baby
I'm gonna change the game

I went home and I practiced
I'm not the same

I've been a fool that's been hurt
And that's no doubt

So now I'm going to have to count you out

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If you want to love me

Gotta change the rules, oh, baby
Gotta change the rules
If they don't include me

You're gonna cheat me
I don't play with 'ya

If you're gonna lie to me
Take that mess to somebody else

I can't stand it
Noo, I can't take it
I won't stand for it, baby, no

Change the rules, mmmm
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Across The Line
(D. Amy/O. Washington/P. Boe/D. Olson)
(Cool guitar intro)

There's so many reasons
A man will commit a crime
Frustration's gnawin' at him
Twisting up his mind

He's tickin' like a bomb
That may go off at any time

I'm not here to make excuses
I didn't walk into it blind

It was plain old greed
Took something that wasn't mine

It was the weakness for a woman
That made me step across the line

What made it so bad
Was that I had a woman of my own

And she never did wrong to me
Almost did her best to make our home

From these cheatin' seeds I planted
Some big-time grief has grown

There's never been a man who's lived a perfect life
I cut three hearts to pieces
Didn't even use a knife
I didn't have the common decency
To lay off my brother's wife

(Saxophone solo)

(Guitar solo)

No they won't put me in prison
I'll be doing some hard time

Child supporting alimony
Taking my very last dime

I didn't think about the damage
When I stepped across the line
(Cool guitar outro with screaming at the end!)
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At Last
(Robert Cray/P. Semersheim)
In the past 
When love was still brand new
There wasn't one thing wrong
That you and I could do

And as time wore on
Came the cheatin' and the lyin'
So tired of trying, baby
We should say our last good-byes

God bless 'ya
It's dead, it's done
There's not a thing that we can do

Next time
You won't be the one
I'll go running to

(Guitar solo)

God bless 'ya
It's dead, it's done
There's not a thing that we can do

I know
You won't be the one
I'll go running to

Oh, it's time
We just let it go
And now we finally know

I'm glad we found out at last, oh yes

It's all over

It hurts now
It's all over

We'll have to deal with the pain
But it's over

At last, at last, at last
It's over
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Laugh Out Loud
(D. Walker)
I can look back now at all the years
I paid my dues
Every broken heart, every dead end
All those blues

It don't matter now
The tears I've waded through     (?)
I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you

I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you

I can laugh out loud
At all the times I failed the test
Lost someone 
And came out second best

I can see now
I had to learn a thing or two
I was practicing then
To get it right for you

Ohh, I can laugh out loud

(Guitar solo)

Life and love
Ain't it a mystery

This road I've struggled down
Has thrown some curves at me

Who would have guessed
The grand-prize would be mine?

This late in the game
This far down the line?

I can look back now at all the years
I paid my dues
Every broken heart, every dead-end
All those blues

It don't matter now
The tears I've waded through

Ohh, I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you

I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you

Ohh, I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you

I can laugh out loud
I ended up with you
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