The Robert Cray Band:
Take Your Shoes Off



Love Gone To Waste
That Wasn't Me
All The Way
There's Nothing Wrong
24-7 Man
Pardon
Let Me Know
It's All Gone
Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)
Living Proof
What About Me
Tollin' Bells

Love Gone To Waste
(W. Mitchell/T. Bingham)
One day we love
Next day we fight
You change your mind, girl
Like day and night

Like Jekyl and Hyde
You come and you go
Why you so mean, girl
I just don't know

You do it all the time
Keep a frown on your face
Like a fool left out all night, oh baby
Love gone to waste
Gone to waste

Don't make no sense
The way you do
Thought all the things, girl  ??
I'd do for you

Why can't you be
Like you used to?
Do the same things, girl
You used to do

You throw the love away
And we don't get a taste
If you don't use, you lose, baby
Love gone to waste
Gone to waste

(solo)

I'm gonna leave
If things don't change
Can't take no more, girl
You acting strange

Life's just too short
Love is hard to find
Don't be no fool, girl
Don't waste my time

There's too much at stake
To walk out in haste
Has love grown cold?
Oh, baby
Love gone to waste
Gone to waste

Has love gone to waste, baby?
Has it gone to waste?

Gone to waste

Gone to waste
Yeah
There's too much at stake, baby
Has it gone to waste?

Heeeeyyyyyyyyyyy, hey!
Gone to waste, yes

Too much at stake, baby!
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That Wasn't Me
(Robert Cray)
      Gm          F         Gm
Could I have done something wrong?

A#            F
Someone broke your heart
A#               D#
I feel sorry for you
A#                         
If it's the last thing that I do
F                     Gm
I'll have to talk to that man
A#          F 
Yes I will

The pain
I see you suffering
And the shame
The news is all over town
Why he left
Is a mystery
Cause I wouldn't have done that
If that was me

That wasn't me
That was someone else
That wasn't me
No, no, that wasn't me
No it wasn't
At all

Could I have done something wrong?

(Voice solo)

Maybe I did
Maybe I didn't
You know when you went out on me the other night
Didn't come home to about five o'clock in the morning, I said to myself:
"I'm gonna get even with you."
So I went out, too
And even though you said nothin' went--went on, nothin' happened
I refused to believe it, I just, uh
I'll have to talk to that man
Yes I will

That wasn't me
That was someone else
Sure wasn't me
I wanna defend myself
That wasn't me
No, it wasn't
At all

Could I have done something wrong?

That wasn't me
Hey, that was someone else
Sure wasn't me
I wanna defend myself
That wasn't me
No, it wasn't
At all

Could I have done something wrong?
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All The Way
(Robert Cray/S. Turner-Cray)
(Intro)

Threw out a rope
Somebody pulled me in
You know I've never learned to swim
I'm trying to tread in an unknown territory
Don't know to find my next of kin                 ???

Cause I'm diggin it
I got more than my feet wet
I'm way up over my head
And I'm diggin it
But I never would have learned
If I hadn't gone all the way

Someone said that love would make a fool of me
I'd seen what happened to my friends
But they only told one side of the story
Trying to make me believe that it's just pretend

But I'm diggin it
So glad that I didn't listen
To a single word that they said
And I'm diggin it
But I never would have learned
If I hadn't gone all the way

(Bridge)

People will always try to warn ya'
And make you think about it twice
You're better off trusting yourself
Just take your own advice
Heeeeyyyy!

I forgot my coat
And it began to rain
I never planned to be out long
And then you're love came pouring down upon me
I got caught in the storm of a love so strong

And I'm diggin it
I got more than my feet wet
And I'm way up over my head
And I'm diggin it
So glad I never listened to a single word that they said
And I'm diggin it, diggin it, diggin it, baby
I got more than my feet wet
I'm way up over my head
And I'm diggin it, baby, baby, baby
But I never would have learned
If I hadn't gone all the way

If I hadn't gone all the way
No, no

If I hadn't gone all the way
I wouldn't know what I know today, no, no
If I hadn't gone all the way
I just wouldn't have the love I have today, baby, baby, baby
I've found a love
Cause I went all the way
I've found love
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There's Nothing Wrong
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

I've got to move on
I think a change will do me better
There's nothing wrong
We finally agree

I gave you my heart
Got nothing in return
You tore it apart, yeah
Cause you want to be free

So I'm gonna wait till tomorrow
See the morning light
Forget about our problems
Forget about last night
And I'll wait, I'll wait, I'll wait
Till love comes round again

I'm gonna go on
I've just got to forget her
There's nothing wrong
That's how it's got to be

You never gave your heart, baby
Took a while to learn
I need a brand-new start
So I can be me

And I'm gonna wait till tomorrow
And see the morning light
Forget about our problems
Forget about last night
And I'll wait, I'll wait, I'll wait
Till love comes round again

(Funky guitar solo)

Oh, I'm gonna wait till tomorrow
And see the morning light
Forget about our problems
Forget about last night
And I'll wait, I'll wait, I'll wait
Till love comes round again

I've got to move on
I know a change will do me better
There's nothing wrong
We finally agree

I gave you my heart, baby
Got nothing in return
You tore it all apart
Cause you want to be free

And I'm gonna wait till tomorrow
And see the morning light
Forget about our problems
Forget about last night
And I'll wait, I'll wait, I'll wait
Till love comes round again


And I'll wait, I'll wait, I'll wait
Till love comes round again

And I'm gonna wait, and wait
Till love comes round again

Mmmmmmm

(Guitar outro)

I'm gonna wait
For love to come back
Someday, baby
Someday
There's nothing wrong, no, no
Nothing wrong, baby
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24-7 Man
(M. Rice/J. Tiven/S. Tiven)
(Intro)

Who in this party's off the hook?
I had take a closer look
What it be possible, honey
To have a little talk with you?
Oh, baby

I'll be your shelter when your homeless
Be your light in the dark
This ain't no line, honey
If that's what's going through your mind
Ah, baby

I just what to be your 24-7 man, now
(24-7, 24-7, 24-7 man)
Just as strong as I can
I just what to be, I want to be
Your 24-7 man, girl
Ain't no shame in my game, girl

Some men may cheat, some men may lie
Without ever battin an eye
But I'm not that kind of guy, honey
You're pressin heavy on my mind, oh baby

You need some lovin come to me
You need some company come to me
You need some squeezin come to me
You need a little kissin come to me


I just what to be your 24-7 man, girl
(24-7, 24-7, 24-7 man)
Just as long as I can
I just what to be, I want to be
Your 24-7 man, girl
Ain't no shame in my game, girl

You need a little money come to me
You need a little honey come to me
You positively look delicious, baby
You're really rockin up my mind, ah baby  ?

I want to rock with you, baby
I want to roll with you, honey
I want to squeeze you, baby
Till you drop all of my money

24-7, hey now girl
24-7, hey now
I want to rock with you, babe
All night long, yeah
I want to squeeze you, baby
All night long, yeah
I want to run my fingers all up and down you, yeah
Hey now, yeah
Hey
24-7 man, yeah
24-7
Hey now, babe
24-7 
Hey now, hey now
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Pardon
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

F#m                Bm
I hear him when he weeps and moans
E                  F#m
I've even seen him shed tears
F#m                    Bm
For after taking those wedding vows
E                     F#m
That didn't last many years
F#m                    Bm
I've seen him walk the streets alone
       E             F#m
In the wind and rain cold and weak
F#m               Bm
Help the poor man save his heart
     E            Bm
Take him in, make him neat

F#m             Bm   E
And grant him a pardon
F#m             Bm   E  F#m
Grant him a pardon from love

The people talk when he passes by
And they don't seem to care
The pain he hides down in his soul
That they don't want to share
If he could turn this world around
He could be like you and me
Help him break these chains of love
Help the man go free

And grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon from love

(guitar solo)

And grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon from love

He's guilty of nothing that I can think of, oh no
So let's not convict him
He just happens to be a prisoner of love

So if you're out on that lonely street
And by chance pass him by
Don't rush to judgement or put him down
Cause you could be that guy
Someone could take your heart to school one day
And that would surely change your plans
And all the things you think you know
Now you understand

And grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon from love

All you got to do is
Grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon
Grant him a pardon from love

Grant him a pardon, baby
Grant him a pardon from love

Just grant him a pardon
From love

Won't ya

(guitar outro)
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Let Me Know
(Robert Cray)
Hello
Hello my friend
How are you doing, baby today?
It's been a long time
But there's no peace of mind
Since you've been away

I've been learning and searching
All things through
But my heart won't let me
Get used to the blues

Crying, I keep on trying
To get over losing you

If you knew what
I've been through
You would have never left me this way
I try real hard to
Do what I need to do
And I'll let no one or nothing 
Get in my way

Please
Tell me it's not so
Tell me that I'm dreamin
That you really didn't go
Oh
Let me know
Let me know
Oh, love
Was it that bad?

(guitar solo)

If you knew
What I've gone through
You would have never left me this way
I'm trying really hard to do
What I need to do
And I'll let no one or nothing
Get in my way

Please, my darling, my darling
If you're gonna go
So some consideration and please just let me know
Let me know
Let me know
Oh love, was it that bad?
Oh love, was it that bad?
Oh love
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It's All Gone
(S. Jordan/M. Voss)
(intro)

Tell what you're thinkin, baby
What's on your mind?
Could it be that what you feel for me
Is getting hard to find?

You say you're falling out of love
Girl I can't believe
That it's all gone
Oh, yeah
You're movin on now

Listen when I tell you, sugar
I'm so in love with you
But the words falling from your lips
Seem to say we're through

All these thoughts that I can't bear
Tell me it's not true
That it's all wrong
Oh, girl
You're movin on now
I'm holdin on
Oh, lord
Don't leave me alone now

I know you've got your needs
But I beg you please
Yeah
Cause when your love comes down
I want it all, I want it all for me
Yeah
How you gonna do it, baby?
Make a blind man see
That it's all gone
Oh, yeah
You're movin on now

Don't take it all away now baby
With nothing in return
Cause if you're trying to teach me something
When am I gonna learn, now?
That it's all gone
Oh, yeah
You're movin on now

Don't break my heart, girl
You are my world
Yeah
You say our love is tumblin down
But that's a sound 
I don't wanna hear
Nah
How you gonna do it, baby?
Make a blind man see
That's it's all gone
Oh, yeah
You're movin on, girl
And it won't be long
Oh, lord
Till you're gone, now
It's much too strong
Oh, yeah
Don't leave me alone, girl
I'm holding on
Oh, yeah
Am I so wrong?

(drum and bass break at the end)
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Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)
(A. Martin/R. Scott)
(If you give him one)
(One more chance)
(That's all he needs is one more chance)

Just let me prove that my love is real
Baby, won't you let me show ya how I feel?

(All he wants is one)
(One more night)
(That's all he needs)
(To make things right)

Why can't you see
That my love is true?
Can't you see that I'm still in love with you?

I don't care what's in the past
It's all over

(It's all gone)
(It's all gone)

I don't care
What people say
I know that you're the one

(If you give him one)
(One more chance)
(That's all he needs is one more chance)

If you let me try
I'll make you see
Oh, yeah
The only man you'll ever need in life is me
Mmmmmm

(guitar solo)

(If you give him one)
(One more chance)
(That's all he needs is one more chance)

If you let me try
I'll make you see
Oh, yeah
The only man you'll ever need in life is me
Ohhhh!

(If you give him one)
All I need is just one more chance, baby

(If you give him one)
All I need is just one mo' chance
To show how much love
Yeah

Just let the groove it from love enter
Real, all I need
Is one more
Ohhhh
They don't know how much I love ya, love ya, love ya, love ya, baby
Can't you see that the love is getting real, getting real
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Living Proof
(Jim Pugh)
(funky percussion in the intro)

She has everything
And every one loves her
A warm smile and a friendly hug
Good looks
Good looks      ???

Everyone says it's a mistake
That she's made a goof          
Any thing can happen cause she's here with me
For that I'm living proof

I could be a cowboy
Sit out under western stars
I could be a guru
Go to India and seek the truth

Everyone says it's a mistake
That she's made a goof          
But any thing can happen cause she's here with me
For that I'm living proof

Any thing can happen cause she's here with me
For that I'm living proof

Someday she'll leave me
That's what they say
But I just shake my head
Cause I know she's gonna stay

(Rippin' guitar solo and organ solo)

A room with a view and fresh-cut flowers
Something nice to eat
These things are important
Now when you find a girl you want to meet

It may be a mistake
Maybe I'm a goof
But any thing can happen cause she's here with me
For that I'm living proof

Any thing can happen, look she's here with me
For that I'm living proof

(classic guitar solo)

(organ solo)
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What About Me
(Robert Cray)
(opening riffs)

What about me?
What about me?
What about me?
What about me?
What about me?
What about me?
Oh!!!!
What about me?
What about me?

I'm hear all by myself
What about me?

Hey, hey, hey

You winked your eye when you caught my glance
So we sat and talked for a while
As the night grew thin, you're friend walked in
Damn!!
Hey, hey!!

What about me?
What about me?
Oh!!!!
What about me?
What about me?
What about me, baby.
You got up and left
Never said goodbye
What about me?
Hey, hey, hey!

(solo)

Oh, man!!
I guess I can forget about that one
You talk about hurt
I must have used a thousand lines
Couldn't get a single one to work
But if EVER I should cross your mind
You know exactly where I'll be
Right here where you left me crying
Damn!!!
Hey, hey!!!!

What about me?
What about me?
Hey, baby
Me!
What about me?
I have needs, baby!
What about me?
Baby
Oh, I've got needs
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Tollin' Bells
(Willie Dixon)
(Intro)

Well
The big bell is tollin'
Trouble 
Is heading north  ???

Well
The big bell, it's tollin'
Trouble
Is heading north

Well, it's so my baby    ????
And it let me
Here all alone

Well
My head 
Is so heavy
When the sun starts sinkin' low

Well
My head
Ain't so heavy
When the sun starts sinkin' low

It put my soul
On a wonder
Whew, which way did my baby go?

Well
I heard a loud singing
Saw some slow marching
I heard 
Deep moaning
And, oh, that was my whole life
And these tears
From my eyes
Keep on 
Streamin' down

I keep crying
For my baby
And I know she can't be found

(Dual guitar solos)
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