Closer To You


Closer To You

1994, Delabel
Produit par: J.J. Cale
Ingénieurs: J.J. Cale, Charlie Paakkari, Rail Jon Rogut
Musiciens: Lee Allen, Doug Atwell, George Bohanon, J.J. Cale, James Cruce, Marcy Dicterow-Vaj, Tim Drummond, Garth Hudson, Jim Karstein, Jim Keltner, Christine Lakeland, Steve Madaio, Spooner Oldham, Sid Page, Bill Payne, Don Preston, Nancy Stein, Larry Taylor, Leslie Taylor
Studios: Capitol Studios Los Angeles, Ocean Way Recording Los Angeles

  1. Long Way Home
  2. Sho-Biz Blues
  3. Slower Baby
  4. Devil's Nurse
  5. Like You Used To
  6. Borrowed Time
  7. Rose In The Garden
  8. Brown Dirt
  9. Hard Love
10. Ain't Love Funny
11. Closer To You
12. Steve's Song

Long Way Home (J.J. Cale)

Early in the morning, about a quarter to four
Me and my girlfriend walkin' out the door
We're heading for the car and we got right in
And that's when I noticed the shape she was in
She turned to me and said right out
Let's steer it awhile, let's steer it about
Take the long way home, take the long way home
Make this night last
Well we drove down town and up in the woods
We drove around and around till I understood
I was holding the wheel, she was making out
And all this time I was driving about
She was fondling my hair and hugging my neck
And all I was thinking was, oh what the heck
Take the long way home, take the long way home
Make this night last
I was looking in the mirror and to my surprise
There was two big red lights shining in my eyes
I pull over and he drove alongside
And out of his car and up to my right
He looked at her and she looked at him
And the next thing I noticed he got right in
Take the long way home, take the long way home
Make this night last
Take the long way home, take the long way home
Take the long way home, take the long way home
Make this night last
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Sho-Biz Blues (J.J. Cale)

Tried busking down in Frisco, tried dancin' in L.A.
I played the blues in Chicago boy, I'd rock'em in Santa Fe
Played guitar, for many men, signed a deal or two
And all I ever got from them is the sho-biz blues
I got hot checks down in Texas, no work in Alabam'
Snowed in on daily board, you were always in a jam
Worked carnivals down in Georgia, night clubs I did too
And all I ever got from them is the sho-biz blues
Well the manager's got no money, the bookers had no jobs
The record man he fell asleep, he said I look like a slob
The bus breaks down and the motel's bad you're always in a stew
You can't quit, you're too far gone, you got the sho-biz blues
I tried to love the ladies, everywhere I went
When I got down and out they wouldn't ever pay my rent
If you crave your name in lights, the spotlight right on you
When it's time to get the cash, it's the slo-biz blues
Now you can't sleep till two o'clock, you ain't no millionaire
This entertainment lifestyle just seems to go nowhere
You write a song it, seems OK, they say it's nothin' new
It don't take long to find you've got the sho-biz blues
Sho-biz blues
Sho-biz blues
Sho-biz blues
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Slower Baby (J.J. Cale)

Slower baby, wind it down
Go slower baby, when you move around
It's the movement not the meat
It's the friction of the heat
If you hold it right back
You're on the right track
Go slower baby, when you ride inside the sigh
Slower baby, just let it slide
When you roll a thing, you know it's gonna swing
Put my mind at ease, you know you're such a tease
Slower baby, just let it flow
Go slower baby, you can make it grow
Chill it to the bone, let me drive it home
Anticipation, relaxation
Slower baby
Go slower baby
Slower baby, wind it down
Go slower baby, when you move around
Slower baby
Go slower baby
Slower baby
Go slower baby
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Devil's Nurse (J.J. Cale)

Down along the palm trees, in a south kind of bay
There was a young woman, walked the beach every day
She had long dark hair and a high heel size
She was full in the bosom, with dark brown eyes
A devil's woman
With the devil's curse
Satan's lady
She was the devil's nurse
Fortune-teller's sister, born and bred
Lay down next to you and stroke your head
She had a way about her, it's hard to explain
Brings chills to your body and blood to your veins
A devil's woman
With the devil's curse
Satan's lady
She was the devil's nurse
She can make the sun rise and the sun set and the blues go away
Turn light into darkness and night into day
She was from a casualty sector, lost in the night
A bonafide spiritual lady, a calm grove's delight
A devil's woman
With the devil's curse
Satans' lady
She was the devil's nurse
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Like You Used To (J.J. Cale)

Cry me a tune in the morning, sing me the blues every night
Tell me that you really love me baby, and everything is alright
Let me know how you're feeling, it don't even have to be true
Just love me for ever, baby baby, treat me like you used to
Home, I've been away from home, I'm a travelling man
Welcome me back any time, you are the only one who can
Tell me that you really love me, even if it ain't true
Just do anything, baby baby, treat me like you used to
Home, I've been away from home, I'm a travelling man
Welcome me back any time, you are the only one who can
Tell me that you really love me, even if it ain't true
But do anything, baby baby, treat me like you used to
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Borrowed Time (J.J. Cale)

Well we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
Our chance of survival is slim, it's what they say
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
We gotta hold ourselves together, but there ain't no guarantee
We gotta hold ourselves together, but there ain't no guarantee
Our chance of survival is slim, many plea
We gotta hold ourselves together, but there ain't no guarantee
Yes, I've seen many people down on their knees to pray
Yes, I've seen many people on their knees to pray
They say our chance of survival is slim, it's what they say
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
Yes we're living on borrowed time, Lord
Can you give us another day
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Rose In The Garden (J.J. Cale)

I'll find my way back to the rose in the garden
I'll find my way back to her sweet arms
I'll find my way back to the rose in the garden
I'll find my way back to her little charms
Wasting my life, just dreaming away
No never again will I ever stray
I'll find my way back to the rose in the garden
I'll find my way back to her sweet arms
Wasting my life, just dreaming away
No never again will I ever stray
I'll find my way back to the rose in the garden
I'll find my way back to her sweet arms
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Brown Dirt (J.J. Cale)

Brown dirt, stickin' to my fingers
Brown dirt, clingin' to my feet
Brown dirt, Mississippi bottom land
Pickin' that cotton for the man down the street
Brown dirt, raisin' his vegetables
Brown dirt, growin' his grass
Brown dirt, walkin' down the pathway
Pickin' that cotton now I hope it is my last
Brown dirt, somebody told me, be the last place you lay
Brown dirt, cover my body
I'll soon be the cotton that's grown another day
Brown dirt, wet, you're sinkin'
Brown dirt, dry, you dust
Brown dirt, I've been thinkin'
We'll all come to you and we won't be the first
Brown dirt, somebody told me, be the last place you lay
Cover my body
I'll soon be the cotton that's grown another day
If a stick moves, it's a snake
If water is still, it's a lake
If you harm yourself, you know it hurt
Final destination, brown dirt
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Hard Love (J.J. Cale)

Shirley down the street she gets so lonesome
She calls around to men on the phone, some
Hopin' one will show up at her door
She don't care, just where they come from
Where they've been, just if they want some
Give it to her straight, she wants to score
She needs hard love
Hard love
She wants a hard love, just to make her day
Handsome Bill sales cars for a livin'
He's not the takin' kind, he's the givin'
He likes his women real firm, and real tight
Bill don't want no conversations, small talk or consultations
He don't want no long relation, just one night
He needs a hard love 
He wants a hard love
He needs a hard love, to make his day
Chances are if you're feeling lonely
And you miss your one and only
You'll only care for that easy exercise
You know what I'm talkin' about
That old feeling, in and out
You gonna have to improvise
If you want a hard love
You need a hard love
Hard love
Hard love
Hard love
You need a hard love
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Ain't Love Funny (J.J. Cale)

She brings me flowers from the watermill
She keeps me laughing all day
We ride on a horse to the river and back
Ain't love funny, funny it's funny
Aint' love funny that way
She calls in the evening to tell me she's back
She likes to talk on the phone
Would I come over and just rub her back
Ain't love funny, funny it's funny
Ain't love funny you know
This woman's touch, it is too much
Tingles right to the bone
Her hand's so sly with a wink in her eyes
Keeps me comin' back home
She gives everything expects no return
She's always there when I'm down
Never a day, don't go away
Ain't love funny, funny it's funny
Funny when it comes around
We go on for hours about nothin' at all
We never know what it means
Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not
Ain't love funny, funny it's funny
Funny it's just what it seems
Funny it's just what it seems
Funny it's just what it seems
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Closer To You (J.J. Cale)

Wish I was a stocking clinging to your thigh
Everytime you'd move around I'd view you walking by
Wish I was your underwear hanging around your waist
Everytime you'd shake that thing I'd get a little taste
Closer, closer, closer to you
Closer, got to get closer, closer to you
If I was a pair of boots I wouldn't have to beg
I'd be satisfied just being around your leg
When I am dreaming it takes so many trips
I'd pretend that I'm a stick to decorate your lips
Closer, closer, closer to you
Closer, got to get closer, closer to you
If I am a necklace hanging down your front
When you feel the time was right I'd notice what you want
Wish I was a silk shirt draped around your back
Right next to your skin tryin' to make contact
Closer, closer, closer to you
Closer, closer, closer to you
If I had my wishes, If I had my way
I'd be all those things to you, each and everyday
Closer, closer, closer to you
Closer, closer, closer to you
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Steve's Song (J.J. Cale)

(Instrumental)
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