The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now!
 

1. MEAT ON YOUR BONES

c'mon lemme make ya dinner some time

meat on your bones 

you need a little more meat on your bones

c'mon home let me make some supper

c'mon home make ya somethin' to eat

c'mon home lemme make some dinner

c'mon home, honey with me

meat on your bones

you need a little more meat on your bones

 

2. LOOK OUT NOW!

he's 'bout to steal your woman

look out now!

he treats me nicer 

he treats me kinder

he treats me better

better look out now

he treats me sweeter

don't treat me meaner

he treats me better

better look out now

i've been with you a long long while

he's 'bout to steal your woman

look out now!

 

3.WICKED WILLIAM

william was a wicked child

made trouble at school and ran completely wild

cussed the teachers on the bus

frightened all the girls and mussed their hair up

but his mother loved him dearly

she could never see him clearly

"william, be good for me"

 

before wicked william was born

his mother had a dream the devil came to her

he told her she would have his son

persuaded her to call him lucifer jr.

but she dismissed it as an old nightmare

probably caused by something spicy that she'd eaten at the state fair of texas

 

"there ain't no such thing as the devil"

 

when william became a man

women loved him he was such a handsome devil

but he turned every heart to hate

left 'em feeling dirty as a dinner plate in the sink

still his mother loved him dearly 

she could never see him clearly

"william, be good for me"

 

there ain't no such thing as the devil

 

4. HOUSE ON FIRE

sweet and bright

born of light

play your music for the gods

sing to them with all your heart

 

love child

young and wild

lay your problems on the lord

free your mind and heal your heart

 

my house is on fire and i don't have the time to be talking

 

cold blood 

stone flood

you're no ordinary guy

striking lightnin' with your eyes

 

my house is on fire and i don't have the time to be talking

can i lay my head over on your shoulder

 

burnin' wondering

i feel like i can't stay anymore

i feel like i could lay at your door

i feel like going away

 

5. I'M A VAN

wait a minute i'll soon be there

don't you hurry me now

i like to take my time falling in love

 

tell your mammy tell your pappy i really care

don't you worry a hair

i like to take my time falling in love

 

some people are a racecar 

i'm a van

 

holding hands making plans

going slow down the road of romance

don't you step on the gas

i like to take my time falling in love

 

some people are a racecar

i'm a van

 

6. RIVER RISES

you got me all wrong if you think just because i love you

that you don't need to be strong and i'm gonna take care of you

you got to mend your own life like everybody else does

you're not a little child so why you actin' like one

 

how many more times will you roll me

 

who put it in your head that everybody owes you

you made your own bed nobody made it for you

 

how many more times will you roll me

the river slowly rises

 

you're mad about the past and waitin' for a future

but right about now is when i'm gonna lose you

 

how many more times will you roll me

the river rise

 

7. THE HORSE'S MOUTH

people in the neighborhood tellin' me that you ain't no good

talking with authority

they heard it from ol so and so 

the truth is that they just don't know

but that don't stop 'em telling me

 

it's just like a newspaper

so much attitude baby

it makes me wanna walk away

you can't believe a word they say

and i don't wanna hear any way

 

you don't wanna know so don't even ask

'cause if you don't hear it from the horse's mouth

you're hearing it from a horse's ass

 

they're doing it to a lot of folks 

they bury you and then make jokes

remember what they did to ol dale?

a circus of false accusations ostracizing a lonely lady

started by an evil clown

 

it's just like a newspaper

so much attitude baby

it makes me wanna walk away

you can't believe a word they say

and i don't wanna hear anyway

 

you don't wanna know so don't even ask

'cause if you don't hear it from the horse's mouth

you're hearing it from a horse's ass

 

i heard it on the street

i saw it on tv

 

people got their reasons and their reasons can be private

but their privacy is often invaded

standing by the water cooler listening to another fool who's talkin' 'bout the size of your paycheck

 

it's just like a newspaper

so much attitude baby

it makes me wanna walk away

you can't believe a word they say 

and i don't wanna hear anyway

 

you don't wanna know so don't even ask

'cause if you don't hear it from the horse's mouth

you're hearing it from a horse's ass

 

8. BLESSED DAYS

there are moments in this life when my heart is open wide

and everything seems so wonderful

when the people that i meet they're all wonderful and sweet

and i have good opinions of them all

 

blessed days

free from my wild and wicked ways

 

and i never really know what i did to make love grow

or what i did to make it go away

so i say a little prayer everyday it will be there

guiding me abiding in my soul

 

keeping me from anger

steering me from blame

free from my wild and wicked ways

 

when thoughts unwanted return to love and fade away

 

blessed days

free from my wild and wicked ways

 

9. DEVIL'S STORY

whenever you are ready

when you're ready to go

whenever you are ready

i'll take you home

 

sometimes everybody walks a lonely road

when you get tired of walkin'

i'll take you home

 

call on me 

 

the devil's telling stories

stories in the dark

you tell me you're not listening but i can tell you are

i can read the symptoms

i can see the signs

i've been there myself a hundred thousand times

 

call on me

i'll never leave you alone

 

i don't have the answers and i never did

all i have is love

all my love to give

 

call on me

 

10.  DOWN

three innocent men loved a girl wild as fire

she took up with them for a while then grew tired 

and put them down

 

one so young and free cannot be held forever

one so young and free will not make you feel better

they'll break you down

 

break down if you must then come up while you can

and you can

oh man and you will

i understand how you feel

 

love carry me home

leave your light in the window

love carry me home

lead me back from the dark road 

that i've been down

 

 

DISC 2

 

1. FREE

i'm walking up the steps to your house

and i don't know 

there's something about it

i'm reminded of a place that i've been before

 

before i knock you open your door

then you come out and sit on your porch

and i'm reminded of the lincoln memorial

so majestic and elevating

 

you set my spirit free

 

i'm walking up the steps to your house

i'm walking up and then you walk out

and i'm reminded of a dream that i had before

so majestic and elevating 

so majestic 

an inspiration

 

you set my spirit free

 

and i don't want for more

and i don't need for more

and i don't want for more

it's right here at your door

 

2. THE MOUNTAIN

everyone at this party is coming on to you

everyone and their mother all wanna get with you

i can't say that i blame them

you're a fine upstanding man

i can't say that i blame them

i completely understand

 

oh the mountain i climb

 

there were times in the past when it really got to me

and there still are some "ladies" i never want to see

never cease to amaze me

the way they carry on

never cease to amaze me

with no restraint at all

 

oh the mountain i climb

 

everyone at this party is coming on to you

and it makes you so happy

you're floating 'round the room

i can't argue with nature

a sunflower to the sun

and i don't wanna change you

you're as wonderful as they come

 

oh the mountain i climb

 

3. DON'T TAKE ALL DAY

nobody told you you can't 

go on and do it

nobody told you you can't

go on get to it

go on and do it boy if you want to

 

but don't take all day

'cause if you do you'll make me wait

 

nobody's holding you back go on and do it

nobody's holding you back go on get to it

go on and do it boy if you want to

 

but don't take all day

'cause if you do you'll make me wait

 

4. HOW I LOVE YOU

i'm-a tell you now tell you how i feel about you

i'm-a tell you now how i love you

 

how i love you

i love you

 

in the morning at the grocery store 

in the evening on the bed

when you come in through the kitchen door 

and you thump me on the head

when we're strolling down the avenue and you bump me like you do

 

how i love you

i love you

 

in the middle of a thunderstorm 

in the middle of the night

when you rest against me nice and warm

and you wake up by my side

when the lightnin' flashes in your eyes when you're mad at me sometimes

 

how i love you

i love you

 

5. CAN YOU FEEL IT

i'm sending you love 

can you feel it

i'm sending you love from miles away

 

i can't be near to you today

but darling while i am away

 

i'm sending you love

can you feel it

i'm sending you love from miles away

 

when i lie down to sleep at night

i pray that you are doing fine

when i wake up in the morning light

my darling you are on my mind

 

i'm sending you love

can you feel it

i'm sending you love from miles away

 

i'm writing you a letter

sending you an email

texting you a message 

leaving you voicemail

looking for you everywhere

thinkin' boutcha all the time

 

i'm sending you love

 

6. YOUNGER WOMAN

younger woman you're gonna get older too

younger woman the devil's watching you

watch what you say watch what you do

you know that man he don't belong to you

 

his loving wife helped him get where he is today

they've got a child and she is in the family way

you think he's nice you want to play

you'll turn around that will be you one day

 

you're beautiful girl it's a natural fact

there's something ugly about the way you act

you say hello and then you wink

she'll never know that's what you think of her

 

think of her as yourself

would you want somebody disrespecting you

what the hell

 

7. CORRUPTION

the people don't want war but the corporations do

they hire politicians to get them to do what they want them to

they tell us it's a necessity

put the propaganda on the t.v.

 

corruption

 

you pay your taxes and they give it to the man to buy a bigger gun

or it slips into the pocket of the mistress at the senator's club

you barely have enough for your rent

got no say in how your money is spent

 

corruption

 

good people all over the world

 

the people don't want war 

they want peace and love and harmony

they write about it

talk about it 

sing about it for centuries

the governments and the religions take the poor ones and they use them as pawns

 

corruption