The Robert Cray Band:
I Was Warned



Just A Loser
I'm A Good Man
I Was Warned
The Price I Pay
Won The Battle
On The Road Down
A Whole Lotta Pride
A Picture Of A Broken Heart
He Don't Live Here Anymore
Our Last Time

Just A Loser
(Tim Kaihatsu)
INTRO

Maybe I'm just a loser
Whose will is none too strong
But I don't want to lose her
Even if my choice is wrong
I've been used to all the heartache
The jealously and pain
So I'm well aware of what it takes
To win her back again

I played a fool for her smile
I found a groove in her style
I hung on every word that she said
But she was living up inside my head
And I better think this whole thing through
For awhile

I'm not one to gamble
But in love my rules slide
When my heart starts to ramble
I just hang on for the ride
I've sought advice from all of my friends
I've even read a million books
But all those good intentions end
When she gives me that come-on look

I played a fool for her smile
I found a groove in her style
I hung on every word that she said
But she was living up inside my head
And I better think this whole thing through
For awhile

I could go on in misery
But this feeling just won't die
She's healing on delivery
I have to give her one more try
It's really time to figure out
If this love we have is real
And let's find out what it's all about
And give the old cards one more deal

I played a fool for her smile
I found a groove in her style
I hung on every word that she said
But she was living up inside my head
And I better think this whole thing through
For awhile
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I'm A Good Man
(Robert Cray/Dennis Walker)
(Intro)

I don't mean to brag
But I know I'm a good man

At least I try and understand
When things don't do just like we planned

I'll do anything you want me do
I'll make you happy if it's the last thing I do

And, oh, darling
Darling
I'm a good man

I don't mean to shout
But I know I'm a good man

I'll always be right there, baby
With two strong helping hands

I'll go anywhere to help you through
I'll give you these arms if you should have the blues

But, darlin'
Darlin'

I'm a good man
Loving you
I'm a good man, baby

I come and see you
In the darkest hour
Any old time of the day

If you need me
Baby, just call me
And you know I'll be on my way

(Guitar solo)

I don't mean to laugh
But I know I'm a good man

I'll learn you things you need
I'll give you everything that I can

I'll spend any time I need to prove
That my life's ambition is to take care of you

Oh, darling
Darling

I'm a good man
Lovin' you

I'm a good man, baby

I'm a good man
Lovin' you

I'm a good man, baby

(Outro)
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I Was Warned
(Robert Cray/Dennis Walker)
A7
Oh
              G7    C7  A#7  A7
I was warned about her love
           A7
But like a fool I went on
G7 
Whether they're right or wrong 
G7 A7
At least the mystery is gone

G7              A7
The more people talked about her
G7        A7
The more I had to see
G7 A7
Had to find out for myself 
A7  A7   A7 
What could she do for me 

Her lips were so inviting
Her hand soft to touch
After just one kiss 
I knew I was out of luck

G7 
From then on
A7
I was hers to control
A7
And knowing that
G7 A7
She robbed me of my heart 
A7
And robbed me of my soul

Oh 
I was warned about her love
and I'll have to stay strong
Whether they're right or they're wrong 
Least the mystery is gone

SOLO

From then on 
I was hers to control
And knowing that
She robbed me of my heart
And robbed me of my soul

Oh 
I was warned about her love
But like a fool I went on 
Whether they're right
Or they're wrong
At least the mystery is gone

She had her left hand filled with diamonds
And the other filled with lies
She saw right through me 
There was no place to hide

Now I've finally learned my lesson
But you'll never tell
The pain her love left me 
I hide so well

I go on day by day in fear
And knowing that
I'll never never love again
Only brings tears
Oh I was warned about her love
And I'll have to stay strong
Whether they're right or they're wrong
At least the mystery is gone
3X

Oh  
I was warned about her love

SOLO
Fade Out

Ohhhhhhhh
I was warned about her love

But like fool I went on
Whether they're right or wrong
At least the mystery is gone

The more people talk about her
The more I had to see
Had to find out for myself
What could she do for me

Her lips were so inviting
Her hands soft to touch
After just one kiss
I knew that I was out of luck

From then on I was her to control
And knowing that
She robbed me of my heart
And robbed me of my soul

Ohhhhhhh
I was warned about her love

And I'll have to stay strong
Whether they're right or wrong
At least the mystery is gone

(Awesome guitar solo)

From then on I was her to control
And knowing that
She robbed me of my heart
And robbed me of my soul

Ohhhhhhh
I was warned about her love

But like a fool I went on
Whether they're right or wrong
At least the mystery is gone

She had her left had filled with diamonds
And the other filled with lies
She saw right through me
There was no place to hide

Now I've finally learned my lesson
But you'll never tell
The pain her love left me
I hide so well

I go on day by day in fear
And knowing that
I'll never, ever love again
Only brings tears

Ohhhhh
I was warned about her love

And I'll have to stay strong
Whether they're right or they're wrong
At least the mystery is gone

Whether they're right or wrong
At least the mystery is gone

Whether they're right or wrong
At least the mystery is . . .

Ohhhhh
I was warned about her love

(outro)
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The Price I Pay
(Robert Cray/Dennis Walker)
Out on the road late at night
The highway is so inviting
Since you said that we were through
I remember what you told me
I'm trying to drive away these blues

I can do a lot of things
But let me tell you, girl
I can't make it by myself, in this great big world
The price I pay for loving you

Deep in my mind
I'm trying to fight this lonely feeling I face tonight
Never thought I would lose
I can't shake this awful feeling
I'll never stop loving you

Do I love her anymore?
Or is it loneliness that I feel?
Do our hearts still beat as one?
Or are we held together by the years?
The price I pay for loving you

I'm goin' home, it's started rainin'
Got to find a phone, hope that she's waiting
Gonna say I've been a fool
Put my head back on my shoulders
Take a little time to see things through

I can do a lot of things
But let me tell you, girl
That I can't make it by myself in this great big world
Oh, what a price I pay for loving you

There's a lot of things in this world
I've yet to learn
There's a whole lot of things
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Won The Battle
(Jim Pugh/Dennis Walker)
The fighting's over
This time I won
I yelled the loudest
Had the biggest gun

She packed up all her bags
And walked right out the door
Looks like I won the battle
But lost the war

She was speechless
Once I made her cry
But she had the last word
If you count good bye

Now I've got cold silence
Across the killin' floor
Looks like I won the battle
But lost the war

Whose fault is it?
When we can't get along
Let's get back together, darling
Who cares who's been right or wrong?

I'm ready to surrender
But she won't talk no more
Looks like I won the battle
But lost the war

Will she ever forgive me?
Sure is hard to tell
If she'll have a change of heart
To save me from this hell

I'm ready to surrender
But she won't talk no more
Looks like I won the battle
But lost the war

Looks like I won the battle
But lost the war
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On The Road Down
(Robert Cray/Steve Cropper)
B
I stood there waiting as you drove by
A
Sad but true
B
All the years that we've been friends
A
Shame on you
C#m		         A
Now times are rough when you're not around
And I wish you well with the new life you've found
F#m
But someday, baby
A		B   E 
I'll see you on the road down

B
In times of trouble it's easy to turn and walk away
A
Life is too tough
B
Guess it's too much for you to stay

C#m		         A
I guess it's safe to say I'll be around
It'll sure be hard to stay in the same town

F#m
But someday, baby
A		B   E
I'll see you on the road down

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m 
I'll see you
F#m
Should you decide
E
He's not the one

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m 
Believe me
F#m
If you change your mind
E
I'll be here for you

(Guitar solo)

B
Promises, promises
A
Out the door
B
I guess you've lost faith
B
Well I've tried and I've tried
A
To get you to stay
B   
With no saving grace

C#m		         A
I hope that things will turn around
If you're not happy with the new love you've found

F#m
But someday, baby
A		B   E
I'll see you on the road down

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m 
I'll see you
F#m
Should you decide
E
He's not the one

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m 
Believe me
F#m
If you change your mind

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m 
I'll see you
F#m
Should you decide 
E
He's not the one

E  A   E    B
On the road down
C#m
Believe me
F#m
If you change you're mind
E
I'll be here for you

E  A   E    B
Call me
C#m
Anytime of day
F#m
It's all right

E  A   E    B
I'll be waiting by the phone if you need me
Baby, it's all right


E  A   E    B
Hey
Heyyyyyyy!!!!
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A Whole Lotta Pride
(Robert Cray/Dennis Walker)
Somebody send me a doctor
There's a pain I can't stop
It's seems to me there isn't much time
By the ticking of the clock

Feels like a deadly fever
Or is it just your sweet revenge?
I guess this makes us even
You said I'd pay in the end

Here comes that heartache
But I know I can make it
With a little faith
And a whole lotta pride

No kinds of pills will help me
And I won't take no shots
My only hope of living is
If we can start from the top

I can taste the bitter teardrops
I've made you cry before
Do you have to leave me, baby
Just to even up the score?

Here comes that heartache
But I know I can make it
With a little faith
And a whole lotta pride

Only you
Could stop these tears
I'll take the blame and all the shame
For all those bad years

Now I'm alone
Time's no longer on my side
All I've got left is a little faith
And a whole lotta pride

My foolish heart
Just can't understand
The love that we've lost
And your change of plans

It took so long
To feel the pain
I'll go on, yes I will
Cause that's the name of the game

Here comes that heartache
But I know I can make it
With a little faith
And a whole lotta pride

Stop these, stop these, stop these tears
Won't you please?

Ohhhhh!
Stop it, baby!

I can't make it
Ohhhh, no!
I can't make it
Noooooooo!
Heyyy, yeahhhhh!
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A Picture Of A Broken Heart
(Dennis Walker/B. Scaggs)
You're out with friends going club to club
I see you almost every night
I watch you dance every dance
Men lined up left and right

I hear you tell them stories
Of your happy neon life

You paint a pretty picture
Deception's quite an art
Just one look into your party face
There's a picture of a broken heart
There's a picture of a broken heart

You wear your smile a little too tight
You flirt too much with the band
You laugh and sing just a little too loud
Like someone who's just lost their man

Your act is quite convincing
But loneliness leaves clues

You paint a pretty picture
Deception's quite an art
Just one look into your party face
There's a picture of a broken heart
There's a picture of a broken heart

I can see a thousand heartaches hidden in your stare
The hurt behind those sad eyes, I been there
I've had my own high times and I've had my falls
You can talk a thousand words, but one picture says it all

SOLO

I glance at you while no one's looking
I see the pain cloud up your eyes
I've watched you blink back a memory
I've watched you choke back a cry

But when the light's back on you
You're right back in disguise

You paint a pretty picture
Deception's quite an art
Just one look into your party face
There's a picture of a broken heart
There's a picture of a broken heart
There's a picture of a broken heart

Yeah, yeah

I know you've been crying
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He Don't Live Here Anymore
(Jim Pugh/Dennis Walker)
I still remember
The day I went home
The taxi dropped me on the street
And I stood there all alone

I saw a lady on the porch
That I knew from years before
She said, "Sorry about your father."
From behind the closed screen door

"Sorry about your father."
"He don't live here, no more."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them close the hearse door."
"He don't live here no more."

Unopened letter
Unanswered calls
We were two separate men
Behind our stone walls

A chilled wind was blowin'
A cold October rain
And, as I stood before the house
It was silently saying:

"Sorry about your father."
"He don't live here, no more."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them close the hearse door."
"He don't live here no more."

(Intense guitar solo)

"Sorry about your father."
"I remember that day."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them take him away."
"Yes, I did." 
"I remember that day."

"Sorry about your father."
"I remember that day."
"Ohh, when I went home, fell down on my knees."
"Raised up my right hand."
"And I cried please, please, please."
"If I had just a little more time."

Yeah

(Great outro)
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Our Last Time
(Jim Pugh/John Hanes)
(Guitar intro)

As soon as the sweat 
Begins to dry
And you begin 
To forget why you came
You can't even
Look me in the eye
When you remember your good name

And by the time that you step out of the shower
And start to dry your hair
You have long ceased to care about
Our last time

While you put your makeup on
I watch you yawn and check your watch
It's all reflected 
In the mirror
You're already miles away from here

And as you watch me watch you slip into your dress
And your high heels
You know just how I feel
To be the last to even know about
Our last time
Our last time

(Great guitar solo)

Then you put 
Your perfume on
String on pearls and your diamond rings
And take one last look around the room
To see if you left anything

And as you leave you turn and blow a kiss
And tell me that it sure was fun
And what I'd thought had just begun
Had just become our last time

And what I'd thought had just begun
Had just become our last time


Our last time

(Really neat guitar outro)
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