The Robert Cray Band:
Shoulda Been Home



Baby's Arms
Already Gone
Anytime
Love Sickness
I'm Afraid
No One Special
Out Of Eden
Cry For Me Baby
Far Away
Renew Blues
Help Me Forget
The 12 Year Old Boy

Baby's Arms
(Robert Cray)
I'm gonna buy me
A ticket outta here
Get on back to my baby's arms

My work's done
Been away too long
But I'll be there with ya'
Soon as we get off the phone

I'm going home
I'm going home
Oh, yeah

You shoulda seen me
Pack last night
Reading every card, fax, and letter that you sent
Made me feel all right

I know
As soon as I'm there
We'll make up for all the time I've been away
I've got a lot to share

I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home

I'm goin' home to my baby's arms
I'm goin' home

You know that ten long days
Can seem like ten years
Away from you

I'm tellin' you the truth, now

I've got to spend this cash
Take myself straight home to you
That's what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna buy
A ticket outta here
Get on back to my baby's arms

There ain't a thing or nobody
Gonna get in my way

I'll be on the first thing smokin', man
Later on today

I'm goin' home
I'm going home

I'm goin' home to my baby's arms
I'm goin' home, oh yeah

I'm goin' home
Goin' home, yeah

I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, yeah, yeah, yeah

I'm goin' home
Yes I am
Can't wait to see my baby's face

I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah

I'm goin' home
Yes I am
That's what I'm gonna do

Catch the first thing smokin'

I'm goin' home, yeah
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Already Gone
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

You're already gone
What's the use in even trying?

You busted my heart, baby
When I found out that you were lyin'

You don't have to tell me
I hear it in the way you talk 
And you know it's killin' me
When you say that it's all my fault

But is it all on me?
All on me?
All me?                  ???


You're already gone
Ohhh, I was the last one to know
And, ohhh, I'm so ashamed, baby
I hear people whispering everywhere I go 
(shame and sin)

I got these tearstains on my shirt
Won't dry out
And you know it's killing me
Say it's all my fault

Is it all on me?
All on me? 
All on me?
All on me?

Did I misuse you, baby? 
No 

Have I ever mistrusted you, baby? 
No 

I always said that I loved you 
I love you 
I love you, baby 
Yes I do 

So why you doing me
The way you're doing me, baby?
I want to know 

But you're already gone, yeah 
Oh, I guess you gotta have someone to blame 
(Might as well be me) 

Since your mind's already made up 
Go on, baby 
I'll make it on past the pain 
Yes I will 

You think that now, baby 
You're justified 
And you know it's killing me 
I hope you're satisfied 

That it's all on me 
All on me 
All on me 

Ewwww, ahhhhahah!

You're already gone, baby 

What's the use? 
Somebody tell me

Ahhhahahh!
 
You're already gone, baby 
Ewwww, hope you're satisfied 
Busted my heart, baby 

Ahhhahahaa!

(Guitar outro amid screeches)

You're already gone, baby 


Oh, you busted my heart in 
So many little tiny, tiny

Owwwwww!

Already gone 

Found out that you were lying 
Somebody help me
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Anytime
(Jim Pugh)
I could be the one 
That you talk to 
Anytime 

I could you make you coffee 
Cream and sugar 
Anytime 

Come to my house 
Sit by the window 
You'll always have someone to talk to 
Anytime


You can drop by 
Late at night 
Anytime 

Come around here 
Early in the morning 
Anytime 

I'm available today for you to see 
It's easy to forget the way				???
Love used to be 

Some days I fold the towels 
Maybe I'll watch a game 
I'm not lonely, I'm doing ok, ya see 
I almost forgot her name 

If you want to talk lost love 
I'm here 
Anytime 

(Solo)

I read the paper on Sunday 
That takes about a week right there 
I never answer the telephone, see 
That way I'm never here 

If you want to talk lost love I'm here 
Anytime 

Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm

If you want to talk lost love I'm here 

I could be the one 

Any							???
Anytime 

We can sit by the window 
Yes we can 

Talk about lost love

Love							???

(Guitar outro)
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Love Sickness
(B. Rice)
C#
Went to my doctor, my doctor said
F#
It's a wonder you ain't dead
C# 
The sickness you got I can't cure
F# 
Getting over it is up to you
G#  
You've been living in the twilight zone
F#  
Since your woman left you all alone

C# 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 

Listen son, everybody knows 
Since she left you ain't the same no more 
Pull yourself together before it's too late 
Cause you headed for the judgement day 
Walking around, it's a crying shame 
You don't even know your mother's name 

You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 

(interlude)

G# B F# G#

B F# C#

Let me give you some good advice 
From a man who had eleven wives
When a woman don't want you no more 
Best thing to do is let her go 
Go and find yourself someone new 
'Fore this thing gets ahold of you 

You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 
You've got the love sickness in your blood 

Solo in C# org outro
(Guitar outro)

You've got the love sickness in your blood 
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I'm Afraid
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

Where's the sun when you want it? 
Never been a fan of clouds 
You said you'd decide 
When the time was right 

So I stayed and I waited 
I'm afraid to let this one go 

Can't see the stars the way I used to 
Big city lights surrounding me 
I got a whole lot of pride, yeah 
But I've been known to lie 

So I stayed and I waited 
I'm afraid to let this one go 

Whoaaaaaaaohhhh
The lessons learned 

So many ways, so many ways 
This world can turn 

The sky's the limit 
I've got nothing to hide 
No matter which way the wind is blowing 
You can't stop this fire burning inside, no 

Kinda cool around here this evening 
Kinda like the look you're giving me 
But then again you smile, yeah, yeah
Just like a child, baby 

I stayed and I waited, huh
I'm afraid, but I waited 
I stayed and I waited 
Oh Lord, and I prayed, and I waited 
I stayed and I waited 
I'm afraid to let this one go 

(Ending riff)
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No One Special
(Robert Cray)
(intro)

They say don't bother 
It's just a game 

She's hard to follow 
She'll bring you pain 

I'm no one special 
But one thing I know is true 
I try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do 

She wants the life of wealth and fame 
She's got my soul 
It's such a shame 

You see, 'cause 
I'm no one special 
But one thing I know is true 
I try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do
 
Don't drive a fancy car 
Like you're used to 
But I've got this great big heart 
Won't that do? 

I'm no one special 
One thing I know is true 
I try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do 

(Solo)

I'd give my all to be with you 
But I'm just on call 
Things fall through 

You see, 'cause 
I'm no one special 
But one thing I know is true 
I try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do 

You know that I 
Try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do 

(Solo)

Oh, I'm no one special 
But one thing I know is true 
I try my best to please her 
Though I know I never do 
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Out Of Eden
(Jim Pugh)
(Intro)

Tie the trunk with a piece of string 
Make sure, did we forget anything? 
Turn the lights out 
And close the door 
Tell the mailman 
We don't live here no more 

They said it was paradise 
And that we'd live here forever 
And they stabbed us in the back 
With a poison dagger 

Stood by the river 
And watched us drown 
Smiled, then they waved                 ???
While we went down 

But once was will never happen 
Again 

Now we travel out of Eden 

(Break)

I know you would stand up 
For what is right 
And I know you would you stand up 
Against what's wrong 

Our neighbors were blind 

But we had each other 
And we became strong 

They said it was paradise 
And that we'd live here forever 
Then they stabbed us in the back 
With a poison dagger 

Wrongly accused 
Rightly upset 
When our friends turned their backs 
We knew we'd never, never forget 

What once was will never happen 
No, no, again 
Now we travel out of Eden 

(Guitar solo)

Put your suitcase down 
Lay on the bed
I'll open up the window 
Clear skies ahead 

We can sit on the beach 
Or swim in the ocean 

We survived on a life of devotion 

They said it was paradise 
And that we'd live here forever 
Then they stabbed us in the back 
With a poison dagger 

Tried and convicted 
Without hearing our side 
Now everyone's sorry 
But there'll be no next time 

What once was will never happen again 
Now we travel out of Eden 
Now we travel out of Eden 
Now we travel out of Eden 

Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm

(Guitar solos mixed in with humming)
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Cry For Me Baby
(M. R. London)
(intro)

Well I've cried so much for you 
Baby, there's nothing new 

Well, I've cried so much for you 
Baby that's nothing new 

Now I wish I had one dollar 
For all the times I've cried for you 

Almost every night
I cry myself to sleep
Everybody else is happy 
But I'll just weep, weep, weep 

And these tears, tears, tears 
Why won't they let me be?

Now I wish just once 
You'd cry for me 

(Guitar solo)

Oh, yes!
Yeah!

Why should I remember?
How can I forget?
I wake up every morning 
And my pillow is soaking wet 

From these tears, tears, tears 
Why won't they let me be?

Now I wish just once 
You'd cry for me 

(Guitar outro)

Oh, yeah!

Yes!
 
Yes, yes, yeah!

Cry for me
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Far Away
(Robert Cray/Sue Turner-Cray)
(Intro)

I looked far away 
I looked way into the future 
What I saw was you not here with me 

And when I looked inside for an answer, honey 
I just knew that I had to be free 

What I have to say 
What I have to say I know will hurt you 
After years of love 
It's hard to understand 

No, that I'm not leavin' for anyone else, honey 
I need to know just who I am

If it's all right with you 
I'll just excuse myself

Gather up my things 
Leave the keys on the shelf 
I'll come back in the morning 
When the kids awake 

To tell them daddy had to go away 

I'm going far away 
Nothing lasts forever 
I'm going far from where I used to be 
I remember that young couple at the chapel 
It all seems like a dream to me

I!
I didn't know myself 
Never knew myself when I met you 
And even now must seem like a crime 

You know that I promised to love you forever 
It's just forever ran out of time

So if it's all right with you 
I'll just excuse myself 

I'll just gather my things 
The keys are on the shelf 

I'll come 'round in the morning 
When the kids awake 

Ohhh!
To tell them daddy had to go away 

Hmmmmmmm

I never knew myself 

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

Know that I wanna

Mmmmmmmm

I'm gonna walk on 
Far away 

Ohhh, heyyyyy!

Mmmmmm

Mmmm
If it's all right with you 
I'll just excuse myself 

I'll just gather my things 
I'll leave the keys on the shelf
I'll come back in the morning 
When the kids awake 

To tell them that Daddy had to go away 

If it's all right with you 
I'll excuse myself 

If it's all right with you 
I'll leave the keys on the shelf 

I'll come back in the morning 
When the kids awake
Mmmmmmmm

To tell them that Daddy had to go away 

(whistling)

Mmmmmm

Going far away

I need to know who I am 

Heyyyyyy!

Mmmmmmmmm
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Renew Blues
(Robert Cray, Kevin Hayes, Jim Pugh, K. Sevareid)
(Intro)

Ahhh, one of these old days
And I swear ...

(Fade out)
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Help Me Forget
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

Been burning up the past few days 
I know that I'm in for a heartache 
Started out with secret calls 
And now this letter 
Somebody please help me to forget her 

I admit that sometimes I did you wrong
I was out all night when I shoulda been home

Hey, it's late 
Where you going in this nasty weather?
Somebody please help me to forget her 

(Guitar solo)

Ahhhh!
Mmm, mmm

Ahhh, ahhhh!


Sometimes it seems like 
I got what I deserved 
To live my life in misery 

All the pain 
That I put you through 
Has now come back, come back to me 
Mmmm, hmmm

Look what I brought here into this home 
It serves me right to be all alone

Now I know what I had was so much better 

Please

I know what I had was so much better 
Somebody please 
Help me to forget her 

What I had was so much better 
Somebody please 
Help me to forget her 

(Short guitar outro)
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The 12 Year Old Boy
(M. R. London)
I feel bad, I feel terrible 
I'm just as sad as I can be 

Oh, I feel bad, I feel terrible 
I'm just as sad as I can be 

I let a boy, 12 years old 
Take my baby away from me 

He used to hang around my crib 
Until late into the night

Oh, he used to hang around my crib 
Till late into the night 

Well, I never dreamed that my baby 
And that boy could be so tight

(Rockin' Guitar Solo)

Well, if the young boy hangs around you 
You should do what I shoulda did

Oh, if the young boy hangs around you 
You should do what I shoulda did 

Man, you send him on over to your neighbors 
And hope your neighbors like kids
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