Stormy Weather

Originally Released by Relativity Records in 1989.
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So What If I Did:
So what if I did she said so what if I did 
I don't account to you, I don't account to no one 
There's always something on the back of my mind 
Screaming at me don't you remember when 
But I guess you don't remember when
Seems to me that you forgot 
Yeah I guess we don't remember what we had 
Well maybe, maybe, maybe you forgot yeah

You change the truth around 
Like you're working for some government 
You change it all around 
You took back every word, Every word you ever said to me 
You threw it all away 
I guess you don't remember what we had 
Well seems to me you forgot  
Well I guess you don't remember what we had 
How could you, how could you 
How could you forget 
Now don't take it back 
Don't take it back 
Oh baby please don't take it back yeah 
You used to hold me baby 
You used to look at me 
Like I was some kind of 
Some kind of, some kind of 
Some kind of, some kind of diamond
  
I guess you don't remember what we had 
How could you just forget 
Well I guess you don't remember what we had 
How could you, how could you 
how could you just forget now
Don't take it back, don't take it back 
oh baby please don't take it back, yeah 
you used to love me baby don't take it back 
Don't take it, don’t take it 
don't take it, don't take it 
no no no don’t take it back
oh no don't take it back 
no 
 

Oh (No Sense At All):
Oh oh I listen to you yeah but I just get lost 
and Big Joe Williams he's crying on the stereo 
and I never mean it no, but she always did 
oh i thought you were mine 
but I realize now 
that you're all your own 

Not in love 
You keep telling me that you're not in love 
Ahh well baby that's alright, well neither am I 
But it all seems 
It all seems to make such perfect sense 
Ahh but now looking back,  it don't make no sense at all 
Oh I thought you were mine 
But i realize now that you're all your own 
Go and be on your own 

Oh i thought you were mine 
But i realize now that you're all your own 
Just go and be on your own 
Well go and be on your own 
Go and be on your own 
Well Go and be on your own
Well go ahead now 
Well Go ahead 
Go and be on your own 
Go and be on your own 
Go ahead


Lena Horne Still Sings Stormy Weather:
 They tore down Ship's just like they tore down Tiny Naylor's 
They'll tear down anything in this town 
They'll do just about anything to squeeze an extra dime 
They'd probably even sell their own grandmothers 

Ah but Lena Horne still sings stormy weather 
Yeah things are bad but they could get better 
Yeah things are bad but they could get better 
And I'm just waiting to see which way they go 
Yeah I'm just waiting to see which way they go 

They say Jesse Jackson will never be president
But in the end he's still the man I’d vote for 
'cause people everywhere we're working our ass off 
And can't even afford to pay our bills 
Ahh Lena Horne’s still singing stormy weather 
Well things are bad but they could get better 
Well things they’re bad but they could get better 
And I'm just waiting to see which way they go 
Yeah I'm just waiting to see which way they go  
Ahh Lena Horne still sings stormy weather 
Yeah things are bad but they could get better 
Well things they’re bad but they could get better 
And I'm just waiting to see which way they go 
Yeah I'm just waiting to see which way they go  
I'm a hoping and a prayin’ and a wishin’ and I'm giving my all   
I'm a hoping and a prayin’ and a wishin’ and I'm giving my all

For My Lover (Tracy Chapman Cover)


My Boy:
My boy 
Well I've never even held you in my arms boy 
Ahh, but you're my boy 
My boy 
Well i've only seen you, i've only seen you once or twice boy 
Ahh but you're my boy yeah
And one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out 
Yeah one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out yeah 
And I know you'll probably hate me, but that's life boy 
My boy yeah 
Mom and dad, we're trying it for the first time 
and we're stable
Those were mine boy 
Ain't it funny how history repeats itself 
She said she never knew love could be so painful 
Ah but one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out yeah
Yeah one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out yeah 
And I know you'll probably hate me, but that's life boy 
my boy yeah 
Bet you're sleeping in your momma's bed tonight boy 
Well that's where all this trouble started my boy 
Still one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out 
Yeah one day you and me boy we're gonna have it out yeah 
And I know you're gonna hate me but that's life boy 
My boy yeah
You're my little boy 
You're my boy 
Take care of yourself


Colorblind:
The houses all look the same sometimes I ‘d even ran into the Freeman's next door thinking it was ours 
Those were my marco polo slip n slidin' days I can't remember ;Bout my first or second or the third grade 
But then everything, everything started to change 
Yeah everything, everything started to change 
The Johnsons moved in down the street I went to St. Augustus with their son Michael who played ball
Then my dad and all the men from the neighborhood got together started drinking in the back of our house at the bar 
I heard hatred, a hatred that I'd never heard 
you could feel hatred, a hatred that I never felt 
Go ahead what are you supposed to go when you're so small 
They said it wasn't a question of race
Itt's just property values
They said it wasn't a question of Race 
We'd just have to move 
We moved away as fast as we could sell the house 
We moved away as fast as we could sell the house 
Go ahead what are you supposed to do when you're so small
They said it wasn't a question of race
It's just property values
They said it wasn't a question of race, we'd just have to move 
Yeah what are you supposed to go when you're so small 
They said it wasn't a question of race 
It's just property values 
They said it wasn't a question of race 
We'd just have to move
Just get in the car 
I don't care if you go to school 
Shut up and get in the car 
I guess we might come back here some day


Real Kinda Hatred:
Well it starts in the morning 
Seems to last all day long 
Say it starts in the morning 
Seems to last all day long 
It's some real kinda hatred neither one of us understands 
It's some real kinda hatred I don't understand 

She'll be cooking breakfast 
Hoping I'll be leaving soon 
Yeah she'll be cooking breakfast 
Hoping I'll be leaving soon 
We'll both feel so relieved when i walk out the door 
We'll both feel so relieved when i walk out the door 
Well something's gone wrong and I don't know what it is 
Something's gone wrong, don't know what it is 
Ah but how i've tried 
Well I will give it my all
Well I will give it my all 
Well I will give it my all 
It's just some real kinda hatred no I don't give up it's a real kinda hatred 
it's a real kinda hatred 
it's a real kinda love 
We try'd to patch it up, maybe 5 or 6 thousand times 
We try'd to work it out maybe 5 or 6 thousand times 
But no matter how hard that we both try 
No matter what we do something's just not right 
Yeah something's gone wrong and I don't know what it is 
Something's gone wrong don't know what it is 
Ah but how i've tried 
Well I will give it my all 
I will give it my all 
I will give it my all  
It's just some real kinda hatred no I don't give up 
Some real kinda hatred 
Some kinda love 
Some real kinda hatred 
Real kinda love 
Some kinda hatred 
Some kinda hatred 
Real kinda hatred, real kinda love
Real kinda hatred, real kinda love 


Nuthin's Perfect:
 
I thought that when I stopped drinking things would shine in a different light
Everything would just come to me some dark and lonely night
You and me would get along everything would be just fine 
Seems all that's come for me has made me toss and turn at night 

They always say that nuthin's perfect 
Well trust me i'm well aware of that 
Oh yeah  i'm well aware of that 
You can take my word i'm well aware 

When the man was out for years, he was out for most of his life 
Two or Three other people fall, two and two always equal five 
He didn't listen back then and he don't listen much today 
Seems he’s in more trouble now then he ever was in the past 

They always say that nuthin's perfect 
Well trust me i'm well aware of that 
Oh yeah i'm well aware of that 
You can take my word i'm well aware now 
You can take my word i'm well aware 

It seems that the older I get you know the less i seem to know 
I've learned a whole lot of lessons but i haven't learned nuthin at all 
I’m the same stupid little kid that I was ten years ago 
Said I'm in more trouble now then I ever was in before 

They always say that nuthin's perfect
Well trust me i'm well aware of that 
Oh yeah i'm well aware of that 
You can take my word i'm well aware now
You can take my word i'm well aware 
Well take my word i'm well aware 
Take my word, take my word  
take my word take my word
I’m well aware


Sammy Hagar Weekend:
Well It's a Sammy Hagar weekend
It's a Sammy Hagar state of mind 
It's a Sammy Hagar weekend 
It's a Sammy Hagar way of life 

We're gonna drink some beer 
Smoke some pot, Snort some coke and then drive 
Drive over 55 yeah 
'cause it's a Sammy Hagar weekend 
It's a big man's day 

We got a Metallica t-shirt 
Got a little tiny baby mustache 
Got a jacked up Camaro 
We're sitting in the parking lot at Anaheim Stadium 

Drinking beer, smoking pot 
Snorting coke getting ready to drive
Drive over 55 yeah  
'Cause it's a Sammy Hagar weekend 
And it's a big man's day 

We're gonna drink some beer, smoke some pot 
Snort some coke and then drive 
We drive over 55 yeah 
'Cause it's a Sammy Hagar weekend
It's a big man's day 
A Sammy Hagar weekend 
A Sammy Hagar weekend yeah 
Just cruisin' and boozin' yeah
On a Sammy Hagar weekend yeah 
A Sammy Hagar weekend 
A big man's day


You Better Run:
Well the Lord was talking to Adam 
he was whispering to Sweet Jane 
But it didn't really matter 
They weren't really listening 
They didn't seem to see things the same 
But you better run 
yeah baby you better run 
Yeah baby you better run 

There six diamond rings 
On six different fingers
Connected to a artificial arm 
She had six different husbands 
With six different incomes 
And six different reasons to run 
Yeah you better run 
Well baby you better run 
Oh just run

Yeah you better run 
Well baby you better run 
Well you better run 
Ooh run 

There's a one eyed midget 
a triple legged bail bondsman 
trying to get his wife out of jail 
Well he didn't really love her 
He didn't even like her 
but sometimes that's the way things are  
and you better run 
yeah baby you better run 
well baby you better run 
yeah run run run 


See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Cover)


Cassette Version Bonus Tracks:


Bourbon St. Staggar (Instrumental)



I’m Goin’ Shoppin’:
Well I'm Goin' Shoppin'
Got My List Right In My Hand
I've Been Hungry For Such A Long Time
But I Ain't Had No Bread

Goin' Down To The Boon House
Gonna Push My Car
Right Down The Alley
I'll Get Anything I Want
I'm Gonna Ride On A Trek 
And Bounce All The Way Back
All The Way Back To My House Yeah

I'm Goin' Shoppin'
Got My List Right In My Hand
I've Been Hungry For Such A Long Time
And It Just Ain't No Fair

I'm Gonna Bring My Car Right Down To The Trick Stand
Look 'Em Right In The Eye
And Say
Excuse Me Uh...I've Got A Temporary Drug Plan And There's No Way To Guarantee It But This Is My Advance I Swear To God

Yeah  I'm Goin' Shoppin'
Got My List Right In My Hand
I've Been Hungry For Such A Long Time
But I Just Ain't Had No Bread
I Can't Believe This Shit I've Got An Out Of State Drivers License
What The Fuck's Wrong With That 
Nah Forget It
I'll Go Down To Alex Market Get Some Highway 21
And We'll Eat Whatever They Got Down 
There It's So Cheap 
I Just Love That Place
Let's Just Get A Dozen Donuts And A Couple Liters Of Coke
Shut Up 
Let's Get A Penthouse