Lyrics

album-dont-think-just-playNo More richharperband

No sense explainining baby about this pain in my heart
No sense complaining baby about this pain in my heart
You done me wrong pretty mama you got lying down to an art

I felt frustrated now baby in front of family and friends
Manipulated me honey in front of family and friends
You done me wrong pretty mama broken hearted all alone again

(chorus) I’ll have No More telling me your lies
No More telling me your lies
No More telling me your lies No More telling me your lies
Right back at ya mama gonna cut ya right down to size

I’m thru with crying now honey I’ve no more tears to cry
I’m thru with trying now baby I’ve no more tears to cry
But I still luv ya honey gonna love ya ’til the day I die
(chorus)
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album-dont-think-just-play Blue Eyed Blues richharperband

Ain’t got my baby so I ain’t got no heart
Ain’t got my baby so I ain’t got no heart
I’m drowning in a sea of pain my world is falling apart

Ain’t got my baby so I can’t go no where
Ain’t got my baby so I can’t go no where
When the one you love won’t love you it’s such a cross to bear

I miss my baby she had a twinkle in her eye
I miss my baby she had a twinkle in her eye
Possessed with all her beauty I couldn’t move I was hypnotized

Can’t see my future if she can’t see it with me
Can’t see my future if she can’t see it with me
Should I call or page or fax her? Or should I just let her be?
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album-dont-think-just-play Color Me Gone richharperband

I’ve had it with your drinking girl
You’re drinking all the time
This time you’ve pushed me to the edge
This time you’ve crossed the line

(chorus) Cos I’m R.I.P, I’m history
You can Color Me Gone tonight

I’m leaving in the morning I’ll be quiet as a mouse
You can have the cat the Cadillac you can even have the house
(chorus)

Don’t go and put the coffee on
Cos I ain’t staying
You change the rules to suit yourself
But this time I’m not playing
(chorus)

I have nothing left to do
I’ve got nothing left to say
Except that I don’t love ya girl
So just get out of my way
(chorus)
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album-dont-think-just-play She’s On Her Way Up  richharperband

She’s a lady that knows just what she wants from life
She’s a lady that knows the sacrifices she’ll make
She knows all the rules what paths to cross
She knows she’ll debts she’ll have to repay

(chorus) She’s on her way up to a height unknown
She’s in charge but she’s all alone

She’s seen all the good times now times are bad
Where a dollar can buy you a smile a dance and some fun
Your time is her time her time is yours
But you haven’t bought love once a deal has been done
(chorus)

But sometimes late at night she feels so lost a little empty inside
Everybody’s got a dollar no one’s got a heart still she has to work the floor all night
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album-dont-think-just-playJust As Well richharperband

Don’t you let her ever break you heart
Don’t you let her take your world & tear it apart

(chorus) Just let her know you’re out from under her spell
It’s all Just As Well

Don’t you let her do the things she do
I can see that you’re still here after all she’s put you thru (chorus)

She only wants you for a rainy day
Then you know she’ll toss you out & throw you away
(chorus)

Don’t you let her know she’s got you down
Just turn & walk away my friend
Don’t you dare look around (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-blues Workin’ On Me richharperband

You send me e-mail in the morning
You send me e-mail late at night
I know you got a man there &
You know I have a wife

(chorus) I like you Workin’ On Me
I’m not sure what you have in mind
But I like you Workin’ On Me

When you call me on the phone
You say my voice you want to hear
I’m not sure what it is your saying
But it’s pleasing to my ear (chorus)

I see your green eyes starin’ at me
With your long wavy hair
I’m not sure why I think about you
I’m not sure I even care (chorus)

Now when I wake up in the morning &
I have you by my side
Now I know that I’m your man &
I know that you’re my wife (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-bluesHow Much I Want You richharperband

When I’m at home alone in the night
I think of you girl with your man by your side
It chills me to the bone drives me insane
How I let you go but I know I’m the blame

(chorus) You know How Much I Want You
You know thats how much I can never have you

I miss your smile I miss your laugh
When will this loneliness this emptiness pass?
I need to hold you I need you near
But what can I say that would bring you back here?
(chorus)

I’d treat you like gold I’d treat you kind
You could even talk to me & I’d listen this time
I’d buy you diamonds a brand new car I’d even quit playing my guitar

Lord just to have you for one last night
But I know I can’t ask you you know I ain’t got that right
You seem so happy now you have a life all your own but tears like rain I cry now I’m alone (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-blues Wrong Man richharperband

You’re lovin’ the Wrong Man I tried to tell you honey you’re loving the wrong man
I’ve known it all along that he can’t love you in the way that I can

You’re kissing the Wrong Man I tried to tell you honey you’re kissing the wrong man
I’ve known it all along that he can’t kiss you in the way that I can

You’re dumpin’ the right man now I’ve known it all along you’re dumpin’ the right man now
I’ve known it all along that he couldn’t love you in the way that I can

You’re loving the right man now I’ve known it all along you’re loving the right man now
That nobody can love you in the way that I can now

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album-bottled-up-blues As She Moved In (My Guitar Moved Out)  richharperband

When she moved in she said she wouldn’t change a thing
I could stay out all night play my guitar & sing
That she’d never interfere with the way that I was living
But soon she started taking & soon I started giving

(chorus) As time wore on beyond a shadow of a doubt
I could see what the boys had tried to warn me about
As She Moved In, My Guitar Moved Out

She didn’t like my curtains she moved my things from here to there
She made me get a job she even made me cut my hair
She dressed me in the morning she dressed me up at night
It didn’t take no rocket scientist to see this wasn’t right (chorus)

As time wore on our love turned into hate
I missed playing my guitar I missed staying out late
I took all I could take til I could stand no more
I quit my job bought a guitar & showed her the door

(chorus) As time wore on beyond a shadow of a doubt
She could see what her girlfriends had warned her about
As my guitar moved in, I made her move out
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album-bottled-up-bluesBound To Pay richharperband

There’s no prescription for all this pain
Only darkness black clouds & rain
The flame is gone the torch has passed
This year of misery is over at last

(chorus) When you play this game called love
Someone’s Bound To Pay

Humiliated dominated & tied
No where to run to no place to hide
There’s nobody here there’s nobody there
No one to talk to ‘cos nobody cares (chorus)

I’ve had to regret everything I’ve done with you
So why not regret the things I’ll do without you
No more double trouble it’s time to move on
No time to worry who’s right or who’s wrong (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-blues Life richharperband

Feelin’ lazy feelin’ bad
Feelin’ crazy feelin’ sad
Feelin’ low feelin’ blue
Feelin’ down mama how about you

(chorus) Everyone’s driving me crazy
Everyone’s making me mad
Life sucks ah don’t it though?

Feelin’ twisted feelin’ turned
Feel I missed it feelin’ burned
Feelin’ lonely feelin’ blue
Feelin’ empty mama how about you (chorus)

Well you say you find it so hard to
Believe my life’s been this bad
But you’d be singin’ the blues too
If you been living life the way I have

Feelin’ wired feelin’ worn
Feelin’ tired feelin’ torn
Feelin’ taken feelin’ blue
Feelin’ naked mama how about you (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-bluesBarrelhouse Stomp richharperband

Another Saturday night we got nothin’ to do
You’ve been fighting with me I’ve been fighting with you
It’s occurred to me & it’s become real clear
Before we strangle each other let’s get outta here
Lets go get us some drinks that are stronger than pop
We’ll go to Najas & dance & do the Barrelhouse Stomp

The paper says our favorite band’s back in town
They really rock the blues they know how to get down
Put on your red dress baby now & get in the car
I wanna see you dancing by 9 in the bar
We’ll order some drinks then head straight for the floor
We’ll do the Barrelhouse Stomp til we can’t dance no more

(chorus) We’ll do the Barrelhouse Stomp
We’ll keep on rockin’ the blues & we ain’t never ever gonna stop

Another Saturday night & we found something to do
You quit fighting with me I quit fighting with you
It occurred to me & it became real clear
It did us both alot of good to get outta here
Well we got us some drinks that were stronger than pop
We had fun down at Naja’s with the Barrelhouse Stomp (chorus)
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album-bottled-up-bluesTrain Song richharperband

Hear the train a comin rollin round the bend
Hear the train a comin rollin round the bend
Will it bring my baby bring her home again

Bring my baby back home bring her back to me
Bring my baby back home bring her back to me
This train done took my baby where can she be?

Where is my baby where is my baby where is my baby
She’s not on this train she’s not on this train she’s not on this train
Where is my baby where is my baby where is my baby
She’s not on this train

When’s the next train comin will it be on time
When’s the next train comin will it be on time
Will it bring my baby back into my life
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album-on-break Karin’ Bluesalbum-onward

I’m gonna quit carin about Karin cos Karin ain’t carin’ about me
I’m gonna quit carin about Karin cos Karin ain’t carin about me
Lord knows I really want to stay here but then again I got to leave

She used to make me laugh but then again she made me cry
I used to make her laugh but then again I’d make her cry
We just couldn’t please one another no matter how hard it was we tried

I really loved that girl but love just don’t work out sometimes
I really loved that girl but love just don’t work out sometimes
I hate to quit you baby but I’m about to lose my mind

Now may the wind be at my back & may the breeze blow back my hair
Now may the wind be at my back & may the breeze blow back my hair
Lord it hurts deep down inside knowing your Karin she don’t care
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album-on-break No One Like Youalbum-on-break

Girl you have a lot of class but you have more style
Make my knees go weak everytime you give me that smile of yours
You have a hip shaking movement that just drives me wild
Has me acting like a fool has me crying like a child over you (& you know you do)

(chorus) Well I never saw no one never touched no one
Like you girl No One Like You
I never kissed no one never loved no one
Like you girl No One Like You

You have me in a place I thought I’d never be
You have me in a world I thought I never would see in my life (I wonder how did I get here?)
Every day’s an experience beyond belief
When you have me in your arms there’s just no relief from ecstasy (but then again why would I want relief from ecstasy? I don’t know) (chorus)

You have lips so tasty like sugar so sweet
I’d like to know what I’ve done to get the chance to meet a little lady like you (now how did I do that?)
That’s why you have alot of class & you’ve so much style
You have me feeling kinda loopy makes me dizzy all the while I’m in love with you (& you know it’s true..) (chorus)
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album-on-breakI Gotta Quit Listening To Youalbum-on-break

If I’d have known of your intentions not to stay
If I’d have known about the games that you liked to play
I would have ignored everything that you said
If I did I’d have been so much further ahead

(chorus) But I had to keep messin well I haven’t learned my lesson
I Gotta Quit Listening To You

You said you’d love me till the end of time
But I’ve known all along someone else was on your mind
You didn’t care what you put our love thru
You didn’t care what I needed or wanted from you (chorus)

With all your lines you pulled me in
You called me lover you called me your friend
Then you told me lies don’t you know that’s a sin
But you knew you had me & I could not win
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album-on-breakThe Tears You Owe Mealbum-on-break

The nights are lonely the days no better
Life seems to be so wrong now that we’re not together
The doubt is over the wonderings gone now
I hope when your day comes I can be there somehow

(chorus) I’m still waitin’ for the Tears You Owe Me &
For all the pain in my broken heart
I’m still waitin’ for the Tears You Owe Me &
For all the days when it seemed like my world was falling apart

The pain & suffering the nights in question
The accusations & all the untrue confessions
The doubt is over the wonderings gone now
I hope when your day comes I can be there somehow (chorus)

Now when your heart’s been broken in 2
Your tears come down like a pouring rain
And the tears you owe me girl you see
They can never erase all the pain (chorus)
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album-onwardOnward (Imagine That)album-onward

Well I’ve been runnin for much too long &
You’ve been singin the same tired old song
You keep saying how much we’re thru
But you keep calling me girl what can I do
I can’t do that & I can’t do this
Please tell me what happened to our wedded bliss
Cos I love you well Imagine That

Will I survive this only time will tell
I’m living in limbo Lord I’m living in hell
I see no future I can’t remember the past
I’m walking on eggshells girl & I’m sinking fast
I can’t see that & I can’t see this
Can someone please kneel down & give me a kiss
Cos I love her well Imagine That

So I’ll keep running running along
Keep moving Onward no matter right or wrong
And I’ll keep smiling put on my happy face
I’ll just let destiny girl take control of my fate
You can’t fight something that can’t be fought
Well you can’t sale your soul if it won’t be bought
Cos I love her well Imagine That
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album-onwardRecalcitrant Blues album-onward

(chorus) They’re trying to control me
They’re trying to tell me what to do
They’re trying to control me
They’re trying to tell me what to do
They don’t know who it is they’re dealing with
They don’t know who they’re talking to

They try to tell me what to do
They try to tell me what to say
I’m expecting any moment they’ll try to tell me how to pray
They tell me what to wear
They try to tell me to cut my hair
How can I get it thru to them I honestly don’t care
Don’t try to control me
Don’t try to tell me what to do
They don’t know who it is they’re dealing with
They don’t know who they’re talking to (chorus)

They try to tell me what to think
They try to tell me who to thank
Then let me say quite honestly I’ll be real clear & frank
The more you keep on pushing
The more I’ll stand my ground
How can I get it thru to you I won’t be pushed around?
Don’t try to control me
Don’t try to tell me what to do
They don’t know who it is they’re dealing with
They don’t know who they’re talking to (chorus)
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album-msucian-standard-time MST album-msucian-standard-time

I wake up in the morning just about the crack of noon
I.m not one to greet the day a little none too soon
Reach over for my glass of what’s been left here of my gin
And try to recall the night before of my decadence & sin

(chorus) Cos I’m a legend in my own mind happily living on Musician Standard Time

I.m doing this for babes & all the alcohol I can drink
I like having a job where I just play and I don’t think
I’m 39 going on 50 something But I never say that on stage
I just tell the girl with me I look much older than my age

I know I got a gig tonight they think we’ll start at 9
I live life on MST the club’s daylight savings time
We’ll get there when we want to we’ll quit just when we feel
I know this must sound strange to you but to me it all seems real

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album-msucian-standard-time Lil’ One album-msucian-standard-time

When I met you back in school I just knew you were the one
You brightened up my day just like the morning sun
While I was waiting on the bus I had ya on my mind
You were the only reason girl I got to school on time

(chorus) You’re my angel
You’re my baby yeah
You’re the Lil’ One

I’ll never really know what you see in me
I’d really like to ask ya but I’ll let it be
I still remember baby when you walked down the aisle
And when I lifted your veil and I saw your smile (chorus)

When I come home to ya baby at the end of the day I see you
and all my troubles go away
And when I hold you close I let you have your way
cos You’re my angel you’re my baby yeah you’re the Lil’ One

Looking back thru the years I wouldn’t change a thing
You’ve made it all worth while with all the love you bring
We’ve had our ins and outs some up some down
But I’ve tried to make you laugh when I’ve made you frown

(Last chorus)
You’re my baby you’re an angel you’re the Lil’ One
You’re an angel you’re my baby yeah you’re the Lil’ One
You’re my baby you’re an angel you’re the Lil’ One

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album-msucian-standard-time One Mans Blues album-msucian-standard-time

I gave you everything you wanted
Everything you asked me to (repeat twice)
You left me here all alone now baby
Please tell me what I did not do

You wouldn’t let me love you honey
You wouldn’t let me love you at night (repeat twice)
As you packed your bags to leave me darling
You said I never loved you right

I became the man you wanted
I followed all your rules to a T (repeat twice) U-V/W-X-Y me
Now I’m sitting here all alone now thinking
What is and what will never be

Someday I’m gonna find me
A woman who will love me for me Cos that’s the way I want it can ya hear me?
Ain’t that the way that love should be

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album-msucian-standard-time In My System album-msucian-standard-time

There are certain things that never should be left inside
There are certain things that never should be said
There are times words must be spoken over emphasized
Like the ones I have up here in my head
the ones that say you’re

(chorus) In My System and it feels just like it should now
In My System and it feels so good

There are days when it appears nothing can go wrong
There are days that nothing ever goes quite right
But you knew the day would come you knew it along
That you’d give your heart away without a fight
It’s all because you’re (chorus)

You got me listening I’ve quit resisting
You have my hearts total love conviction
What a condition defies description
All that I know is that you’re in my system

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album-msucian-standard-time Nothing Difficult (Is Ever Easy) album-msucian-standard-time

You say hello you say goodbye
You say you’ll go you say let’s try
You make me frown you make me grin

(chorus) And then we do this over and over again
If that’s the way it’s gonna (gotta) to be
Nothing Difficult Is Ever Easy

You say you’re right I say you’re wrong
You say it’s short I say it’s long
You say it’s out I say it’s in
(chorus do the same way)

You say it’s up I say it’s down
You say it’s square I say it’s round
I say it’s love you say it’s sin
(chorus do the same way)

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album-msucian-standard-time Look Out My Window album-msucian-standard-time

Look Out My Window
Let me tell you all what I see
Just an empty space where my baby’s car used to be

I’m so lonely and I’m so tired of being by myself
If she can’t be with me Lord I hope that she’s not with someone else

Drove by a motel on my way home late last night
Let me tell you what I saw (my friend)
what I saw just wasn’t right
There was my baby’s car parked in space number 4
My whole world fell apart when she came walking out the door
Lord I’m so lonely and I’m so tired of being by myself
Well I feel so down and out knowing Lord that she’s with somebody else
Repeat 1st verse

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album-msucian-standard-time I’ll Never Open My Heart Again album-msucian-standard-time

It only hurts when I think of you
So it hurts all the time
It only hurts when I dream of you
So it hurts day and night

I couldn’t wait to be with you
So I did what I needed to
Now I can’t believe that we are thru
I will never see you again

It really hurt what I said to you
But I had to get you out of my mind
It really hurt what I did to you
But I had to get you out of my life

(chorus) Na na na na I’ll Never Open My Heart Again
Na na na na I’ll Never Open My Heart Again

It really hurt when I last saw you
You didn’t want me to come by
It really hurt when I looked at you
I could see the pain I’d caused in your eye

It only hurts when I think of you
So it hurts all the time

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album-msucian-standard-time Let’s See Where This Love’s Gonna Go album-msucian-standard-time

I’ve been honest my words ring true
But what you want girl I can’t give you
No hidden meanings I never lie
Still you don’t understand and I know why
You need someone around you morning noon and night
But I really gotta go and catch my flight

(chorus)
Let’s take it easy let’s take it slow
Let’s See Where This Love’s Gonna Go

Your last man he done you wrong
He just played you strung you along
He woke up one morning then said goodbye
Now you need a special someone to satisfy
You never know there baby I could just be the one
But for now let’s just relax and have some fun (chorus)

(bridge)
You’ve been crying and trying and lying deciding and putting me thru a test
You think that loves a game of chess
You keep pressing protesting suppressing and guessing my life and what I should do
But you need to do what’s best for you

All songs written by Rich Harper
All songs copyright © by Rich Harper, B-Neck Publishing BMI 1996-2008