The Robert Cray Band
Featuring The Memphis Horns:
Midnight Stroll



The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
These Things
My Problem
Labor Of Love
Bouncin' Back
Consequences
The Things You Do To Me
Walk Around Time
Move A Mountain
Holdin' Court
Midnight Stroll

The Forecast (Calls For Pain)
(Dennis Walker/David Plenn)
Gm7
Coffee for my breakfast
C       Bb             Gm7
Shot of whiskey on the side
Gm7
It's a dark and dreary morning
         C               Bb     Gm7
With the clouds covering up the sky

Gm7                        C
And the forecast calls for pain
                   Gm7
The forecast calls for pain
Bb 
My baby's turning cold
        C        Bb        Gm7
And the forecast calls for pain


(Same as Verse #1)
We stayed up all night talking
She's grown restless, she confessed
She said there's no one new 
But deep down I know that's next

The forecast calls for pain
The forecast calls for pain
My baby's turning cold
And the forecast calls for pain

    C                                Gm7 
She says, she's tried and tried, yes she has
But slowly her love has died
      C                               Gm7
I can see that deep down inside she's changed
                       C
The forecast calls for pain
                       Gm7
The forecast calls for pain
                       C
The forecast calls for pain
            Gm7
Yeah, yeah, yeah


(Same as Verse #1)
I can hear approaching thunder
I can feel a chill run up my spine
I've seen love freeze before
And I know that I'm on borrowed time

The forecast calls for pain
The forecast calls for pain, yeah, yeah, yeah
My baby's turning cold
And the forecast calls for pain

My baby's turning cold
And the forecast calls for pain, yeah

I can see the thunder
I can see the lightning
I feel the pain

Oh, it's gonna rain
Clouds covering up the sky
Early in the morning
Early in the morning
I feel the pain
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These Things
(Robert Cray)
These things made our love come to an end
Oh these things
Hey baby, thought you were my friend
Stepping out, playing around
All of these things, baby
Really let me down
Oh and I know
You're gonna miss me
One of these ole' days
Early one morning
I got out of bed
I thought about our happiness, yes I did
That we left was dead
I love ya'
I need you
Oh, these things, baby
Still run through my head

Oh, and I know
You're gonna miss my lovin' baby
One of these old days, yes you will

Early one morning
When I got out of bed yeah
I thought about our happiness, yes I did
Long left for dead
And oh baby I love ya'
And oh baby I need ya'
All of these things, baby
Still run through my head
Oh, and I know
You're gonna miss me
One of these old days
Yes, you will

(SOLO)

All because of these things
All because of these things
Steppin' out
Dead love
Playin' around
Hey baby 

Thought you were my friend
All because of these things
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My Problem
(Robert Cray)
(Intro)

(Verse riff)
It's my own problem
That I have to face
Right here all by myself

It's my fault, yes it is
I'm so ashamed
Can't blame it on no one else

(Riff 1 four times)
She was once my
Everything
I sit here alone
Wondering

(Riff 2)
Just where did I go wrong?

(Intro)
I've got a problem


(Verse riff)
She used to love me
But, oh, I really, really misused that girl
I did

I took all the love that I wanted
All I thought I needed
To satisfy my selfish world, yes I did

(Riff 1 four times)
And she never asked for
Anything
And all the time
She was suffering

(Riff 2)
And right now I've got a problem

(Intro)
(Riff 3)

(Bridge riff)
What was I doing?
I never noticed all the tears
The signs and the warnings
How could I have been so blind all those years

I missed all the signals
That she tried real hard to show
I got so hung up on myself, man
I didn't even want to know

(Intro)
Oh, yeah, and that's my problem


(Verse riff)
A no good-bye
Am I even worth one more chance?
I don't think so

And there's no use 
No use to even try
I'll just have to make some other plans

Yes I will

(Riff 1 four times)
Cause I just lost my
Everything
I sit all alone
Wondering

(Riff 2)
Just where did I go wrong?

(Intro)
Oh, yeah
That's my problem
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Labor Of Love
(Tim Kaihatsu)
(cool intro)

I'm spending too much time with her problems
Worrying about what she might think
Her hold on my heart, you know it drives me crazy
And buddy, I'm on the brink

Thought I'd worked my way through all the heartaches
Jealously, anger, and pain
But this feeling I've got
It's so doggonne desparate, man
I'll have to do it all over again

I'm awake late at night
An emotional fool
Making vows to myself that I can't keep

Another know it all, lonesome man of the world
Who can't stop crying himself to sleep

If push comes to shove
Seems like this labor of love
Is just too much work for me

(Saxophone solo)

I'm awake late at night
An emotional fool
Making vows to myself that I can't keep

Another know it all, lonesome man of the world
Who can't stop crying himself to sleep

If push comes to shove
Seems like this labor of love
Is just too much work for me

I can't stop thinking about her
It's a sad but natural fact
She's a devil and a saint
And a whole lot more that I ain't

I want this monkey off of my back

Now, people bad love's an addiction     
Same as cocaine and cheap whiskey, too	 							  
When you're a prisoner of love				  
That's all that you think of
You act confused
And you ain't got a clue

(neat guitar solo)
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Bouncin' Back
(Dennis Walker)
(Intro)

Her name came up today
To my surprise
My eyes watered up
But I didn't cry

I pictured our good times
And I almost had a laugh

I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back, yeah

Fall and winter's gone
I've made it through the cold
Shivered through some storms
Rained all night all alone
I didn't like that

I could see that silver lining
I can see it now at last

I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back

(Saxophone solo)

Last week I took her name off my mailbox
Threw out some shoes and clothes she left behind
I even took her picture off of my dresser
I believe these are very good signs
I believe these are very good signs
Yeah, yeah, yeah

(Horn solo)

I've got the urge to sing again
I've got the urge to dance
I can see myself again
Giving love just one more chance

I've been away too long
Way off track

I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back

I've been away too long
Way off track

And I'm finally bouncin' back
I'm finally bouncin' back

I've got the urge to dance
I believe that I'll give love just one more chance
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Consequences
(Words: Kevin Hayes/Bonnie Hayes/David Nagler, music: Kevin Hayes/Bonnie Hayes)
(Intro: C)

(C)
Not a day goes by 
       (D#)        (F)       (C)  (D#) (F)
That a man doesn't have to choose
(C)
Between what he wants
(D#)      (F)       (C)
What he's afraid to lose
                (F)
Along comes temptation
       (D#)    (C)
And he can't refuse, no
(G)                                        (D#) 
I know the different 'tween wrong and right
(F)                             (D#)          (C)
Don't make no difference in the middle of the night


(D#)     (C)
Take the bait
    (D#)    (C)
You pay the price
(D#)          (C)
It's much too late
(D#)     (C)
For good advice 
    (D#)       (C)           (D#)         (C)
You know and I know that our good things' through

(C)                          (D#)        (C)
Because there's consequences for what we do
(C)              (D#)   (C)
Consequences for me and you


(Same pattern as above)
I was smokin' and drinkin'
And thinkin' when you walked by
The next thing I knew
I was making up my alibi, yes I was

And all I've done since then
Is lie, lie, lie

I took my chances
Had a real good time
But I'd give my soul
For a little piece of mind

To tell the truth
Is a big mistake
Homes will crumble and hearts will break
Baby, why gamble when there's so much to lose

Because there's consequences for what we do
Consequences for me and you

(Cool drum roll)

(Awesome guitar solo)

Oh, listen baby
It's just common sense
Sooner or later
We're gonna suffer the consequences

To tell the truth
And pay the price
I did not listen to Mama's good advice
You know and I know that our good things' through

Because there's consequences for what we do
Consequences for me and you

Consequences of the things that we do
Consequences for me and you

Yeah
We're gonna have to pay the price, baby
Yeah
We're gonna suffer the consequences
Yeah
For hot lovin'
On the side
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Consequences, baby
Hot lovin' 
On the side
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The Things You Do To Me
(Robert Cray)
It's been so long
I really need to see you, baby
So long

When I called you up
And talked to you yesterday, baby
You really rocked me
Oh, you rocked me

I made my promise to you, darling
And I'm gonna do what needs be done

You've made me understand, baby
That hearts ain't made from stone
The things you do to me, yeah

Three o'clock in the morning
I wake up
Can't go back to sleep

I get a real, real, real good feeling
Way down inside
Knowing you're in love with me

It's so hard
To be away from you, baby
Only makes me want you more

You're so good to me, baby
It makes it hard to walk out that door

But, oh, the things you do to me
Yeah

(guitar solo)

I made my promise now, darling
And I'm gonna do what needs be done
Yes I am

You've made me understand, baby
That hearts ain't made from stone

And, oh, the things you do to me
Yeah

Oh, the things you do to me

It's so hard to get away from you, baby

Oh, those things you do to me

The things you do to me
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Walk Around Time
(Words: Kevin Hayes/O. Washington/Jimmy Pugh, music: Jimmy Pugh)
Late night dinners
Early morning walks
Seven nights together
Now it's time to talk

Try to see it my way
Baby, it's not all that hard
After seven nights together
Darling, we need to be apart

Love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

Walk around time, baby
Is all I need

Walk around time, baby
Listen to me

Love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

Last woman I loved
Wouldn't let me out alone
We stayed cooped-up together
It was hard just to use the phone

Hey, I'm trying to tell 'ya
Trying to make you see
I'm trying to keep this love from drowning me

Love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

Walk around time
Is all I need

Walk around time, baby
Listen to me

Love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

(Groovin' guitar solo!)

Walk around time, baby
Is all I need

I need a little walk around time, baby
Listen to me

You know, love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

Walk around time, yeah
Is all I need

I need a little walk around time from you, baby
Listen to me

You know, love can be easy
But the trust is hard to find
And all I need is some walk around time

Walk around, yeah
Is all I need 

I need a little walk around, yeah, yeah
Listen to me

Walk around, yeah
All I need is some walk around, baby
Listen to me

Walk around
Is all I need, baby

A need a little walk around from you, baby
Yeah, yeah

Walk around
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Walk around

I've got some soul      (?)
I've got some moves   (?)
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Move A Mountain
(Words: Robert Cray, music: Robert Cray/Tim Kaihatsu)
Oh, beautiful love 
You don't bother me 
I don't need your time, your company 

And now that it's over 
And I'm strong enough to see 
You used to move the mountains, baby 
But now you just don't move me 

People say when you're lonely 
You're after the first one you see 
I remember a long time ago 
That used to be me 

I'm glad that it's over 
And I'm strong enough to see 
You used to move the mountains, baby 
But now you just don't move me 

You know that love 
Can be such a sweet thing 
That we all get messed up with sometime 

People lose a lot of sleep over a simple way to solve their problem 
But I'm not worried 
Cause I've solved mine 

Oh, beautiful love 
Now that I'm finally free 
I won't be around for you to hurt me 

I'm so glad that it's all over 
And I'm strong enough to see 
You used to move the mountains, baby 
But now you just don't move me 

No you won't hurt me 
No. 
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Holdin' Court
(Kevin Hayes/Richard Cousins)
Our love was strong 
As love could be 
But then someone got between 
You and me 
People said we were finished 
When you walked out the door 
I was so worried 
I walked a hole in the floor 

But I'm holdin' court tonight 
Surprising all my friends 
I'm holdin' court tonight, baby 
Cause I got you back again 

All the one nighters 
That I had to do 
I didn't think about what 
That would do to you 
Some smart guy thought that while I was away 
That he could just slip right in and take my place 

But I'm holdin' court tonight 
Surprising all my friends 
I'm holdin' court tonight, baby 
Cause I got you back again 

I called you from tomorrow 
To talk about yesterday 
Nothing about I love 'ya 
There's just some bills to pay 
You said that time and loneliness 
Had made you weak 
It's hard not to listen when temptation speaks 

We talked about it 
And we set it straight 
And now I'm on the town, baby 
We're gonna celebrate 

I'm holdin' court tonight 
Surprising all my friends 
I'm holdin' court tonight, baby 
Cause I got you back again 

Miscellaneous young bob moan and groan
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Midnight Stroll
(Words: Dennis Walker, music: Robert Cray)
(Guitar intro)

Sunup till sundown
With every step I take

Sunup to sundown
With every step I take

I'll be thinking of you, baby
And the love we gonna make

Put your ear to listening
As soon as nigh time falls

Put your ear to listening
As soon as nigh time falls

Once the moon, moon comes up, baby
You'll hear my hungry call

Mmmm
That means I want you so

Mmmm
I want you so

Mmmm
Oh, babe

Let's do that
Midnight stroll

Look for a long, black Caddie
Driving up your street

Look for a long, black Caddie
Cruisin' up your street

And when I rev
Rev my motor, baby
Good God, baby's gonna know     (????)
That's me

Mmmmm
I want you so

Mmmmm
I need you, you know

Mmmmm
Ohh, babe

Let's do that
Midnight stroll

(Guitar solo)

Sunup till sundown
With every step I take

Sunup to sundown
With every step I take

Ohh, and I'm thinkin' of you
Thinkin' of you, baby

And all the love
We gonna make

Mmmmm
I want you so

Mmmmm
I need you, you know

Mmmmm
Hey, baby

Let's do that
Midnight stroll

Let's stroll awhile

Mmmm
Let's go for a ride, babe

I've got the top down
Got Howlin' Wolf on the radio

Mmmm
Sunup to sundown
Let's ride awhile
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