AL BASILE: WORDS & MUSIc
BLUE INK - LYRICS
I Got to Love and Be Loved


Now when the women are willing
then the men are weak
there's always one that kisses
and one that offers the cheek
but don't you be surprised
I don't do either one
it takes a whole lot more
for me to have my fun

I got to love and be loved
I got to love and be loved
it's got to come from up above
hoo, I got to love and be loved

Now there's the ones you want
right off the bat
you try to make a little deal
but they don't go for that
now you can spin your wheels
and hope they change their mind
but as for me my friend
I never waste my time

I got to love and be loved
I got to love and be loved
it's got to come from up above
hoo, I got to love and be loved

Now there's women want to give you
what you wish they would
the little thing they got
you know they all feel good
I might be thinking about it
each and every night
but I don't do nothing
'til I know that it's right

I got to love and be loved
I got to love and be loved
it's got to come from up above
hoo, I got to love and be loved

The Catch Up


Now you don't know what you're doing
but you'll sure know what you've done
you think you've got it all together
but the catch-up's gonna come

You're taking me for granted
like I was born to be your slave
you're gonna wear my love down baby
until there's nothing left to save

Now you don't know what you're doing
but you sure know what you've done
you think you're living high and happy
but the catch-up's gonna come

You're spending all my money
like it was going out of style
you got Mr. B to make you honey
but you'll be sorry after awhile

'Cause you don't know what you're doing
but you'll sure know what you've done
you think I'm just too dumb to notice
but the catch-up's gonna come

Now the catch-up's gonna come
and you'll be back down on the ground
you'll be lying on that anvil
when they bring the hammer down

Now your friends all try to read you
like your mind was writ in code
but the answer's clear as daylight
when you get further up the road

Now you don't know what you're doing
but you'll sure know what you've done
a pretty face won't last forever
and the catch-up's gonna come

 

Just A Heartache


I don't smoke - hardly even drink
it might seem funny but it's not what you think

it's just a heartache, yeah
just a heartache
a little thing that I can't get straight
just a heartache

Went to my doctor, nothing he could do
my doctor told me I should talk to you

about this heartache, yeah
about this heartache
a little thing that I can't get straight
just a heartache

I know another woman, said she would try
loved me so hard 'til she just broke down and cried

couldn't fix this heartache, no
not this heartache
a little thing that I can't get straight
just a heartache

So I went to see you, asked you what I could do
you said "I put it on you, and you're keeping it too


you're keeping that heartache
you're keeping that heartache
a little thing that you'll never get straight,
'cause that's your heartache."

Stop Knockin'


Stop coming around with your black dress on
stop leaving notes at my house whenever I'm gone
you've been coming on strong, but I've got to say when
stop knockin' at the door to my heart
'cause you just got in

Now you know that you're fine, and you can get your way
you can run down a man like me most any old day
but do you think I could be satisfied just being your whim?
stop knockin' at the door to my heart
'cause you just got in

Make yourself at home, baby
stay for a long long time
it's for sure that I'm gonna be yours
just as long as you're gonna be mine

I know I swore when it happened before
I'd never let it happen again
stop knockin' at the door to my heart
'cause you just got in

Hooray for Me  (And the Hell with You)


My mother used to tell me
back when she could be seen
there's people in this world
who love to treat you mean
it seems like all
they ever really want to do
is say hooray for me
and to hell with you

Well she knew what she was saying
'cause when all is said and done
a lot of people walkin' round
are lookin' out for number one
and guess what every number one
says to every number two?
They say hooray for me
and to hell with you

Well I try to go against it
and I hope you're trying too
though it seems like they're so many
and it seems like we're so few
because this world's too cold
when the best a man can do
is say hooray for me
and to hell with you

Full Time Job


Wake up baby get ready for work
got a job to do, no time to shirk
no time to put that stuff on your face
you gotta start your runnin' right in place
punch the clock, get ready to rock
'cause lovin' me is a full time job

You and me are gonna work up a sweat
a ten minute break is all you get
you say puttin'in overtime makes you tired
but you wanted a challenge when you got hired
punch the clock, get ready to rock
'cause lovin' me is a full time job

You've tried other jobs baby on the side
turns out you're just overqualified
ain't no point changin' your career
can't beat the benefits you get right here
punch the clock, get ready to rock
'cause lovin' me is a full time job

Don't knock this job, you know it's true
you're just workin' for me and I'm workin' for you
no time to quit, baby don't you know
my five o'clock whistle's gettin' ready to blow
punch the clock, get ready to rock
'cause lovin' me is a full time job

Annie Get Your Thing On


Annie get your thing on, and let's go out tonight
Annie get your thing on, and let's go out tonight
'cause when your got your thing on
you make me feel all right

Annie get your thing on, get it on real slow
Annie get your thing, get it on real slow
how we ever did without it, I swear I'll never know

You got that thing, don't ever leave it behind
you got that thing, don't ever leave it behind
If I had to do without it, I think I'd lose my mind

Annie get your thing on, get it on nice and tight
Annie get your thing on, get it on nice and tight
don't let it slip on down, aw if it takes all night

Hurt Me


Hurt me darlin'
but don't desert me now
for you know if you should go
I'd be useless anyhow
so go on and hurt me darlin'
but don't desert me now

Hurt me darlin'
if that's what you want to do
tell me you don't love me
but don't ever say we're through
so go on and hurt me darlin'
but don't desert me now

This thing we've got might not be good for you
and it might not be good for me
but let's not speak, you know I'm much too weak
to face reality

So hurt me darlin'
'cause you know I'm gonna stay
do your worst, I'm cursed
I'm gonna love you anyway
so hurt me darlin'
but don't desert me now

Lonesome Sun


Do you think the sun gets lonesome
shining by itself all day?
The moon and stars don't come out
'til the sun has gone away
we get the heat, we get the light,
we never have to pay
do you think the sun gets lonesome
shining by itself all day?

Do you s'pose the sun might feel like
a lover that's been spurned?
'cause we all keep our distance
otherwise we might get burned
it gives the heat, it gives the light,
gets nothing in return
do you s'pose the sun might feel like
a lover that's been spurned?

Now the sun was made for shining
and that's enough for it to do
it doesn't go around complaining
that we ought to love it too
it goes away to hide each day,
and comes back just like new
do you think the sun is lonesome
just the same as me and you?

School In Hell


No woman can help me forget you
no man alive can tell me what to do
I draw every breath in pain
you still burn me through and through

and each and every day the devil drags me away
and I go to school in hell
to learn how to put you down

My friends don't recognize me
they just hang their heads and moan
whatever this is you put me through
you know I have to go through alone

and each and every day the devil drags me away
and I go to school in hell
to learn how to put you down

There's got to be an answer, I can't afford to fail
I'll either end up dead or in somebody's else's jail
there'll be a test today I know I'm not ready for
and by this time tomorrow
I'll be slipping down some more

Now I learned how to love you
and it didn't take much time
but how to live without you
that's an answer I might never find

and each and every day the devil drags me away
and I go to school in hell
to learn how to put you down

 

Sugar Shock


Sugar shock - my heart is racin'
I know I'm facin' a wild ride ahead
sugar shock - my mind is reelin'
with all I'm feelin' I might end up dead

Sugar shock - you got me jumpin'
it's just somethin' that I can't explain
sugar shock - my head is swimmin'
other women just don't hit me the same

It's a rush from my head to my feet
you're so doggone sweet I gotta get me a taste
it's such a crush that I'm wrigglin' under
is it any wonder I'm a total waste?

It's sugar shock - you got me blinkin'
thinkin' I'm the one that you're focusin' on
sugar shock - when those eyes are flashin'
I know I'll be crashin' before too long

 

Fifth of Never


Well it was on the fifth of never
when my baby come back home
it was on the fifth of never
when my baby come back home
she looked at me real funny,
and said how long have I been gone?

Well I raised my eyes to heaven
and I looked up at the sky
I raised my eyes to heaven
and I looked up at the sky
I said baby don't you remember,
you've been gone since the day I died

She walked right over to me
and she looked me in the face
she walked right over to me
and she looked me in the face
she said I know your name all right,
it's your features I can't place

If you saw me coming baby,
tell me how could you walk away?
if you saw me coming baby,
tell me how could you walk away?
she said I'm neither here nor there,
I got to leave you if I stay

It was on the fifth of never,
and the sun was sinking low
it was on the fifth of never,
and the sun was sinking low
when I set off to find her,
and she sat down to watch me go

Say Your Prayers


Say your prayers now darling
don't you know it's time for bed
say your prayers now darling
don't you know it's time for bed
you're right where you're supposed to be baby
and you know just where to lay your head

Say your prayers now darling
ask the Lord your soul to take
say your prayers now darling
and ask the Lord your soul to take
because nobody knows the future
and you might die before you wake

Get down on your knees now darling
and pray the Lord your soul to keep
down on your knees now darling
and pray the Lord your soul to keep
'cause you know anything might happen, mmhm
when you lay yourself down to sleep

It's gonna be a long night darling
and something will be going on
it's gonna be a long night darling
something will sure be going on
prepare to meet your maker
before you see the dawn

 

 


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