Saved By The Blues (2002) Lyrics

  1. “Saved By The Blues” (Levine)
  2. “Cab Driver” (Galleran, Milkus)
  3. “Help Me” (Bass, Dixon, Williamson)
  4. “Hound Dog” (Leiber, Stoller)
  5. “Route 66” (Troup)
  6. “Kiss And Tell” (Armstrong, Galleran)
  7. “Dress Sexy For Me” (Galleran, Tork)
  8. “Treat Her Right” (Head, Kurtz)
  9. “Big Boss Man” (Dixon, Smith)
  10. “Slender Tender and Tall” (Jackson, Prince)
  11. “Wine Texas BBQ” (Williams)
  12. “Come On In My Kitchen” (Johnson)

“Saved By The Blues” Lyrics

Well, I woke up one morning
Air was black as ink
My daddy was having himself a little drink
He had deep purple bags
And his eyes were red and weary
I was lookin’ at my future
Man, did it look scary
The colors of your life are something you’ve got to choose
And I am saved by the blues (Saved by the blues)

Well, when I was a young man
The air was bright and rosy
Surrounded by love and always warm and cozy
My life was a rainbow, I was glory bound
But when I lost my greed [???], everything turned around
Now innocence lost is a sad and ugly hue
And I am saved by the blues (Saved by the blues)
Oh, saved (Saved by the blues)

Now some folks say the blues is all “Poor me, poor me”
But it’s about the truth
And the truth shall set you free

Well, I woke up this morning
The air was bright and clear
I had no one to blame for all the doubt and the fear
There’s colors you can change and some you cannot switch
God, grant me the wisdom to know which is which
I got a new step and a brand new pair of shoes
And I am saved by the blues (Saved by the blues)
Oh, I am saved by the blues (Saved, saved by the blues)
Oh, Lord, I’m saved (Saved, saved by the blues)
Oh, God, I’m saved by the blues (Saved, saved by the blues)

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  • 1

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  • 2:40

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“Cab Driver” Lyrics

Hey, cab driver
Don’t you mind my shabby clothes
It’s late in the evening
All the bars have already closed
I’m leavin’ San Francisco
But I don’t know where to go

Tell you ’bout my woman
Fine as the day is long
San Francisco woman
Fine as the day is long
I love that woman
But she left me all alone

Why’d she say she loved me
And then leave me this way?
Why’d she say she loved me
And then leave me this way?
Ain’t nothin’ in this world
I can do to make her stay

[break]

There’s no coffee in the morning
And the bed is cold as ice
There’s no coffee in the morning
And the bed is cold as ice
I love that woman
Just ain’t no way to make it right

Hey, cab driver
Won’t you let me pay my fare?
Hey, cab driver
Won’t you let me pay my fare?
Out to the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge
And you can leave me there

“Cab driver.”

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  • 2

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  • 2:56

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“Help Me” Lyrics

You gotta help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
You gotta help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
If you don’t help me, babe
I’ll have to find somebody else

I may have to cook
I may have to sew
I may have to wash the dishes and scrub the floor
But you’re gonna have to help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
If you don’t help me, babe
I’ll have to find somebody else

When I walk
You walk with me
And when I talk
You talk to me
You’re gonna have to help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
If you don’t help me, babe
I’ll have to find somebody else

[break]

Put on your night shirt
Get me my evenin’ gown
Put on your night shirt, babe
Put on your evenin’ gown
I ain’t gonna sleep
But I feel like lyin’ down

You gotta help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
You gotta help me, babe
I can’t do it by myself
If you don’t help me, babe
I’ll have to find somebody else

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  • 3

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  • 4:16

“Hound Dog” Lyrics

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Snoopin’ ’round my door
You just a old hound dog
Snoopin’ ’round my door
You can wag your tail
But I ain’t gon’ feed you no more

Well, they said you was-a high class
Well, I can see through that
Well, they said you was-a high class
Well, I can see through that
And mama, you know I am a real cool cat

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Snoopin’ ’round my door
You just a old hound, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow
You can wag your tail
Ain’t gon’ feed you no more

[break]
“Hey, Richard, something nice and slinky here.”

You make me feel so blue
You make me weep and moan
You make me feel so blue
You make me weep and moan, oh yeah
You don’t want a man
All you want is a home

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  • 4

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  • 3:10

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“Route 66” Lyrics

Oh, well, if you ever plan to motor west
Take my way, that’s the highway that’s the best
A-get your kicks on Route 66

Well, she winds from Chicago to L.A.
Over two thousand miles along the way
A-get your kicks on Route 66

Well, she run from St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City looks so mighty, mighty pretty
You can see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

If you ever get hip to this timely tip
When you make your California trip
A-get your kicks on Route 66

“Richard, why don’t you grace us with a little of your stuff here?”
[break]

Well, she run from St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City looks so mighty, mighty pretty
You can see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Don’t forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

If you get hip to this timely tip
When you make your California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66
Get your kick on Route 60
A-get your kicks on Route 66

“Thank you, thank you.”

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  • 5

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  • 3:59

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“Kiss And Tell” Lyrics

As far as your man’s concerned, baby
Keep our business to yourself
It would hurt him to find out that his wife and best friend get along so well
So do me this one favor, baby
Please, don’t you kiss and tell

When I first met you, baby
I couldn’t keep my eyes off you
But I just didn’t have the courage, mama
That’s when he made his move
Then you all got married
That’s when my life became hell
So mama, please, don’t kiss and tell

Don’t kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
Don’t you kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
You know the consequences (Kiss and tell)
All too well (Kiss and tell)
So do me this one favor, baby
Please, don’t you kiss and tell

[break]

Don’t kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
Don’t you kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
You know the consequences (Kiss and tell)
All too well (Kiss and tell)
So do me this one favor, baby
Please, don’t you kiss and tell

Don’t kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
Don’t you kiss and tell (Kiss and tell)
You know the consequences (Kiss and tell)
All too well (Kiss and tell)
So do me this one favor, baby
Please, don’t you kiss and tell

Do me this one favor, baby
Wow, don’t you kiss and tell
Yeah-ha, yeah-ha, yeah

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  • 6

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  • 5:24

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“Dress Sexy For Me” Lyrics

You been hangin’ around
You been actin’ shy
You been talkin’ profound
You been battin’ your eye
But if you want to set my achy soul free
Dress sexy for me

You look so rough and tough
When you wear that sexy stuff
Tight sweaters and skirts
I can’t get enough
Cut real low so I can see
Dress sexy for me

Show me some leg
Make me beg
Show me some thigh
Make me cry
Show me some lace
Ain’t no disgrace
Come a little closer, baby
Right up in my face
Dress sexy for me
Dress sexy for me

[break]

Show me some leg
Make me beg
Show me some thigh
Make me cry
Show me some lace
Ain’t no disgrace
Come a little closer, baby
Right up in my face
Dress sexy for me
Dress sexy for me
Dress sexy for me
Ow, baby!

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  • 7

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  • 3:21

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“Treat Her Right” Lyrics

I wanna tell you a story
Every man oughta know
If you want a little lovin’
You gotta start real slow
She gonna love you tonight
If you just treat her right

Ah, squeeze her real gentle
Gotta make her feel good
Tell her that you love her
Like you know you should
She won’t love you tonight
If you don’t treat her right, now

If you practice my method
Just as hard as you can
You’re gonna get a reputation
As a lovin’ man, now
And you’ll be glad every night
That you treated her right, now

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Alright!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Alright!
Yeah, you’re lookin’ good
Hey! Hey!

[break]

If you practice my method
Just as hard as you can
You’re gonna get a reputation
As a lovin’ man, now
And you’ll be glad every night
That you treated her right

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Alright!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

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  • 8

Length

  • 2:39

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“Big Boss Man” Lyrics

Big boss man
Can’t you hear me when I call?
Big boss man
Can’t you hear me when I call?
You know you ain’t so big
You just tall, that’s all

You got me workin’, boss man
Workin’ around the clock
I want a little drink of water
You won’t let me stop

Big boss man
Can’t you hear me when I call?
You know you ain’t so big
You just tall, that’s all

“Yeah. Play it, Peter.”
[break]

Gotta get me a boss man
One who’ll treat me right
Work hard in the day time
Rest easy at night

Big boss man
Can’t you hear me when I call?
You know you ain’t so big
You just tall, that’s all

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  • 9

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  • 4:16

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“Slender Tender and Tall” Lyrics

Whenever I go to a dance
You never see me takin’ a chance
I get a kick ’cause the chicks that I pick
Are just slender and tender and tall

They come at my beck and call
They don’t give me no trouble at all
I get a kick ’cause the chicks that I pick
Are just slender and tender and tall

I got a big leg mama, loves to tease
Does everything she can to please
But when I put my arms around a thin one
Find those babies tumble with ease

Them kind of chicks don’t stall
They’re willin’ and ready to fall
I get my kicks ’cause the chicks that I pick
Is just slender and tender and tall

[break]

I got a big leg mama, loves to tease
Does everything she can to please
But when I put my arms around a thin one
Find those babies tumble with ease

Them kind of chicks don’t stall
They’re willin’, they’re ready, they’ll fall
I get my kicks ’cause the chicks that I pick
Is just slender and tender and tall

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  • 10

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  • 2:30

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“Wine Texas BBQ” Lyrics

Well, down in New Orleans where everything’s fine
All them people just socking that wine
Drinkin’ wine is-a their delight
A-when they get drunk, you know they fight all night
A-breakin’ down windows and tearin’ down doors
Drinkin’ half gallons and shoutin’ for more

You’ve got a nickel, and I’ve got a dime
Let’s get together and buy some wine
Drinkin’ wine by the pint and the quart
When you buy half gallons, well, you’re playin’ it smart
Drinkin’ wine, wine, wine, everybody
Pass that bottle to me

Everybody, wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Pass that bottle to me

Well, if you’re lookin’ to have some fun
I know a place where they know how it’s done
Way down south in the Lone Star State
They got some barbeque that sure is great
Stomp and chomp ’til half past two
At the boogie woogie barbeque

They got-a links and ribs
Chicken and fries
Lone Star beer and pecan pies
Pretty Texas woman
Lots of Texas heat
A red hot band with a solid boogie beat

They got catfish, crawfish, Gumbo too
A-chicken, fried steak, and oysters too
Stomp the chomp ’til half past two
At the boogie woogie barbeque

[break]

Well, down in New Orleans where everything’s fine
All them people just socking that wine
Drinkin’ wine is-a their delight
A-when they get drunk, you know they fight all night
Breakin’ down windows and tearin’ down doors
Drinkin’ half gallons and shoutin’ for more

A-you’ve got a nickel, and I’ve got a dime
Let’s get together and buy some wine
A-drinkin’ wine by the pint and the quart
When you buy half gallons, you’re playin’ it smart
Drinkin’ wine, wine, wine, everybody
Pass that bottle to me

A-drinkin’ wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Wine, wine, wine, spo-dee-o-dee
Pass that bottle to me

“Thank you very much.”

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  • 11

Length

  • 3:07

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“Come On In My Kitchen” Lyrics

“And we haven’t tried it since.”
“Ready?”
“Come Home In My Kitchen.”
“Oh yeah.”
“Eight bar blues.”
“In what key?”
[???]

A woman I love
Took her from my best friend
Some joker got lucky
Stole her back again
But she better come home in my kitchen
Because it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

Went to the mountain
Far I could see
Some man got my woman
Lonesome blues got me
But she better come home in my kitchen
Because it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

[break]

My mama’s dead
Papa’s well to be
Ain’t got nobody
To care for me
But she better come home in my kitchen
Because it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors

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  • 12

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  • 4:24

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