The Robert Cray Band:
Shame + A Sin



1040 Blues
Some Pain, Some Shame
I Shiver
You're Gonna Need Me
Don't Break This Ring
Stay Go
Leave Well Enough Alone
Passing By
I'm Just Lucky That Way
Up And Down

1040 Blues
(Robert Cray)
Worried, you betcha ya'
Discouraged I don't know
Every time I see a 1040
Out of my pocket it goes
Ow!

I hate taxes

I work hard for my money
Every April you take it all away
Don't you know I work hard for my money every day, people
You take it all away from me
Ow!
Owwww!

I hate taxes

Taxes gonna break my back I swear
Don't you know I pay a lot more than my share?

I hate taxes

SOLO

(Same as above)
Can't have any fun anymore
Gotta make plans for everything now
Gotta plan for every thing I do, people
Can't go out and have a real good time
Now I've gotta worry about everything
That my little money can buy

Ohhhh!
OWWWWW!

I hate taxes

Taxes gonna break my back I swear
Don't you know I paid a lot more than my share

You know I've thinkin' about movin' somewhere else
But I can't because I love america too much
Especially California
Yeah
I guess I'm gonna have to pay these taxes
If I'm gonna live here

Ohhh!

OUTRO
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Some Pain, Some Shame
(Robert Cray)
(Cool drum beat to this song)

The look on your face
Tells me where you've been

And every time you walk out of that door
I act a fool to let you back in  (??)

You're not the only one makin' plans
Before I get burned you need to understand

There'll be some pain, some shame

Now something went wrong
That I didn't see

Even someone who was out of their mind
Couldn't even have mercy on me

I'm not gonna take the blame
What made you decide that we didn't need a thing?

But some pain, some shame

(Guitar solo)

Now something went wrong that I didn't see
Even someone who was out of their mind
Couldn't even have mercy on me

Hangin' around cryin' ain't part of my plans
I'm gonna see you on the witness stand

Man, I mean
Some pain, some shame

(Guitar outro)
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I Shiver
(Robert Cray)
I get the blues in the morning
So bad I scare myself
My hair is turning gray so fast
I'm worried about my health

And I shiver all over
I shiver all over
I shiver all over
Cause I ain't got you

Mmmm

I'm burning with a fever
My stomach's twisting up in knots
My blood pressure's running up so high
I know it's gonna stop my heart

And I shiver all over
I shiver all over
I shiver all over
Cause I ain't got you

I got spots all over my body
I wear shades cause my eyes are red
I've got a headache that just won't go away
It's a wonder that I'm not dead

SOLO

I got spots all over my body
I wear shades cause my eyes are red
I've got a headache that just won't go away
It's a wonder that I'm not dead

My doctor looked at my condition
He said, "Poor Bob you look all a mess
There's not a thing I can do about you
But you could sure use a whole lot of rest

And I shiver all over
I shiver all over
I can't even sleep at night
Cause I ain't got you

Mmmmm

I ain't got you

No

Nooo
No, no, no

Nooo
No, no, no

Nooo!!!
No, no, no, no

I shiver all over
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You're Gonna Need Me
(Albert King)
You told me that you loved me
And every word was true
You're actin' kind of funny lately
I wonder what's wrong with you

I'm gonna leave you
And you're crying won't make me stay
Well, the more you cry for me, little girl
The futher I'm going away

There won't be no need to callin' me
I won't answer the phone
I'll have someone to answer, baby
That your sweet lovin' daddy is gone

You're gonna need me
The day I say goodbye

Ohh, when the train leave the station
You'll have to hang your head and cry

(Fuzzy guitar solo)

Ohh, when that train leave the station
You'll have to hang your head and cry
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Don't Break This Ring
(Robert Cray)
I never knew
This pain
No, no

I never knew
That you wanted
You wanted to go
Away

Cause away means forever

Just try to hold on
Let's stay together

No, darling don't break this ring
Oh, no, say you don't mean it
Cause I want
I want you to stay

No, no
Don't go
Two wrongs don't make it right
So we had a disagreement
Late last night

But away means forever
Stick around
I know we can make it better

And no
Darling don't break this ring
Don't leave
Say you don't mean it

Cause I want
I want
I want you to stay

Please don't leave me, darling

(Horn solo)

Cause away means forever
Hey, hold on
I know we can make it better

And no
Darling don't break this ring
Don't leave
Say you don't mean it

Cause I want
I want
I want you to stay

And away means forever
Take your shoes off, baby
Take off your sweater

And no
Darling don't break this ring
Don't leave
Say you don't mean it

Cause I want
I want
I want you to stay

I want you to stay
Haaaa, ohh, ohh

I want you to stay

I won't be able to sleep at night

Don't leave
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Stay Go
(Robert Cray/Jim Pugh/Karl Sevareid)
You never stay
You're on the go
Three times a day
Or maybe more

Where you run to
I just don't know
I turn around
You've got the Ford

Didn't put any gas in it
When you brought it back

You're out last night
The night before
And the night before that

Oh, you're starting to worry me
Can I have the car keys back?

In, out
In, out
In and out, just like a cat

Never, ever stay at home, babe
If you're here it's just to change clothes

This in and out is driving me crazy
Are you gonna stay or are you gonna go?

(Guitar solo)

I'd love to have a date with you
Being my wife and everything

Tomorrow morning
When you get home
You're gonna find
There's something wrong

I sold the car
And hid the phone
So you and I can be home alone

Now maybe we can take a walk together or something
That'd be real nice

Stay, go
Stay, go
Stay, go
Stay, go

Stay, go
Stay, go

In, out
Stay, go
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Leave Well Enough Alone
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

If you lose
It's because you showed your hand

Somebody called your bluff
I guess you didn't understand

I thought you learned your lesson
It's time for you to go home

Cause you don't know how
You don't know how to leave well enough alone

Crowded rooms
That's where you make your stand

Talking loud and jivin'
Trying to take the upper hand

I feel sorry for you, buddy
No one's pickin' up the phone

Cause you don't know how
You don't know how to leave well enough alone

Don't know how to do it, man

(Guitar solo)

On your own
That's where you've always been

Cause you're way too short on patience 
Trying to hard to get ahead

You'd think you know by now, man
The game you're playin' has gone cold

Cause you don't know how
You don't know how to leave well enough alone

Hey
Don't know how to do it, man

(Guitar outro)
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Passing By
(Robert Cray)
I get chills when I think back to

The times when we 
Were hurting one another

I look back on that now

And it's good to know
That we've found some sacred ground

Sometimes like a storm
It was cold and rainy

But we got by

We lost years
Trying to find it

How in the world did we survive?

It almost died

And if we protect our love
There's a chance that we might
Make it last forever

And if we wait too long
There's a chance that we may never know

If love goes passing by

(Guitar solo)

What about starting something new?

Just the two of us, baby
Got an awful lot to do

It don't matter who was wrong
Cause I know that we can make it

Right now we've got to stay strong

At times I know it wasn't easy
But we got by

It's much too late
To walk away and say goodbye
And let our love die

And if we protect our love
There's a chance that we might
Make it last forever

The past is dead
The past is gone

Why take a chance that we may never know
If love goes passing by

And time wouldn't change a thing
Oh, no
It'd be a shame if we don't try

And time wouldn't change a thing
No
If love goes passing by

Oh, no
Mmmmm

(cool ending!)
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I'm Just Lucky That Way
(Jim Pugh/Rick Estrin/Donnie Woodruff)
Well I cussed out my boss
Huh, and got fired
Then I hit the lottery
And now I'm retired

The odds of that happening
Slim to none
But I wasn't surprised when I won

It happens everyday
I'm just lucky that way

I'm not bragging
Don't take it like that
But good things just seem to fall in my lap

My good fortune
I can not help

I'm just lucky
In spite of myself

It happens everyday
I'm just lucky that way

(Interesting guitar solo)

Friends and relations
Knockin' on my door
Not to mentions folks
I've never seen before

Got my phone number changed
Had it taken
Out of the book
Still my phone keeps ringin'
Off the hook

My luck's so good
It's a crying shame
I have to move up the country
I have to change my name

It happens everyday
I win when I play

I'm just lucky that way

(Cool guitar outro with words)

Yeah

You know I win when I play
I'm just lucky
That way
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Up And Down
(Robert Cray/Jim Pugh)
The good times have been used up
It looks like trouble will start falling down

The good times have been used up
It looks like trouble will start falling down

If I don't get some money
The future will no time to be around

I'll never wake up
If I don't stop and lay down

Ohh, I'll never wake up
If I don't stop and lay myself down

But I can't sleep
And I'm afraid to make a sound

We used to stay up late
Drive around the town

We didn't need no money
We got it all with no money down

Ohh, the good times have been used up
It look like my troubles will start falling down

If I don't get some money
The time will be no time to be around

Shame and a sin

(Low down blues guitar solo and outro)

Ohhhh, yesss!
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