38 Special

38 Special tracks

Lyrics


1. LONG TIME GONE

Well I been gone a long time
The time has passed us by
And I know it won't be long 'till I get home
I see your smilin' face, well I just can't erase
All those good ol' happy days when we were 'lone.

Well I'm comin' through the mountains
On my way back home
I see that snow fallin' on that good old mountain ground
And I know it won't be long, I'm in your lovin' arms
We'll live together and things 'll be better for you
a' you and me, a' can't cha see?

Woman, I been a long time gone
To be a thousand miles from home
I know I've done you wrong
And I know it won't be long,
I'm in your lovin' arms
Woman, been a long, I been a long time gone.

When I hit that mountain road
I got five miles left to go.
I smell that good old mountain air and old and pine trees
And as she stood alone with a pretty white dress on,
I felt that good old mountain air blowin' up a breeze.

Woman, I been a long time gone
To be a thousand miles from home
I know I've done you wrong
And I know it won't be long,
I'm in your lovin' arms
Woman, been a long, I been a long time gone.




2. FLY AWAY

A' When I wake up in the mornin'
I look at the sky up ahead,
And I wonder what it'd be like,
To be there, yes to be there.

Now I can tell you lots o' stories.
I can tell you how it should be.
But if you wanna find a good life,
A' take it from me, yes take it from me.

'Cause you gotta fly away like the blue bird.
'Cause you gotta fly away to touch the sun.
'Cause you gotta fly away come tomorrow.
Can't cha' see? Lord, can't you see?

Now I can't tell you how to live.
I hope that you can understand.
So when you're down you have to find a way,
To be a man, yes to be a man.

'Cause you gotta fly away like the blue bird.
'Cause you gotta fly away to touch the sun.
'Cause you gotta fly away come tomorrow.
Can't you see? Lord, can't you see?
Fly Away!




3. AROUND AND AROUND

They say the joint was rockin'
A goin' 'round and round
Yeah reelin' and a rockin'
What a crazy sound
But you never stopped rockin'
Till the moon went down

Though it sounds so sweet
I hadda take me a chance
I rose out of my seat
I just had to dance
Started movin' my feet
Yeah clappin' my hands, Alright

But you kept on rockin'
Going 'Round and around
Yeah reelin' and a rockin'
What a crazy sound
But you never stopped rockin'
Till the moon went down

I said Twelve o'clock
I say the place as packed
The front doors was locked
I say the place was packed
When the police knocked
Both doors flew back

[Chorus]




4. PLAY A SIMPLE SONG

Oh my friend won't you tell me what to do?
A'They don't seem to understand.
I try so hard to make my music tell the truth.
A'Can't you lend a helpin' hand?

You gotta play a simple song for them.
A'That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?

Well I think that the songs are doin' fine.
Well I can tell what's on their mind.
You lend a hand now I'm doin' all I can
To help the people understand.

You gotta play a simple song for them.
That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?
Oh my Lord I'll try, I'll try and try again.

You gotta play a simple song for them.
That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
Won't you play a simple song for them?




5. GYPSY BELLE

Well I got me a southern lady.
She's my gypsy belle from Tennessee.
She's got long dark hair and skinny legs.
Lord she sets my spirit free.

Well she knows I like that good ol' whiskey,
And she knows what I'm lookin' for.
She's the finest lookin' little lady.
Well a man could never wish for more.

Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
She's my lady from Tennessee.
And I know I'm always thinking of her.
Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.

Yes I know I ain't got much money,
But she makes me feel rich at heart.
Living with this kind o' lady
make any man reach the top.

Yes I know it ain't comin' easy
Lord I ask "Who's to tell"?
If I ever make a lot o' money,
Well I'd give it to my Gypsy Belle.

Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
She's my lady from Tennessee.
And I know I'm always thinking of her.
Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.

Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
She's my lady from Tennessee.
And I know I'm always thinking of her.
Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.




6. FOUR WHEELS

Here we come now...

Don't you know that you ain't got
The time to settle down.
You say the road is the only home you know.
Well that may be true and it's up to you
To know what's right or wrong.
You gotta let those four wheels roll.
Let those four wheels roll.
Let 'em roll now.

The only time that you'll feel right
Is when you're on the road.
Makin' time is the only thing you know.
Well I hope that you can make it through
This long lonely run.
You gotta let those four wheels roll.
Let those four wheels roll.

Can't you see tomorrow is far, far away?
You know and I know it's a long, long way.
Just keep on rollin' and you'll be there someday.
To run the golden road my friend that's the only way.

Don't you know that you ain't got
The time to settle down.
You say the road is the only home you know.
Well that may be true and it's up to you
To know what's right or wrong.
You gotta let those four wheels roll.
Let those four wheels roll.
Let 'em roll now.

Yeah, oh let those four wheels roll.
Let 'em roll.




7. TELL EVERYBODY

Well every night when I come home,
You just make me want to cry.
There's no more feeling in your heart,
I can tell by the look in your eyes.

You sold my house, you wrecked my car,
And you keep telling me lies.
I'm gonna tell y'all the plain old truth
and I hope it's help you in time.

I'm gonna tell everybody
Make sure you got your woman's love.
I'll tell everybody
That a woman needs a man to love.

Can't you see what you're doin' to me?
Girl you got to change your ways.
I can't stand this running around.
Lord I got to find me a way.

Oh dreams are dreams, and love is love,
And that's the way that I feel.
If I'm gonna find a woman to love,
I gotta make her see what is real.

I'm gonna tell everybody
Make sure you got your woman's love.
I'll tell everybody
That a woman needs a man to love.
Yes she does.

Now she's gone and I'm on my way
To find me a better life.
No more time to settle down,
I just got to find out what it's like.
Life is real and time is right
For us to see how it is.
If you're lookin' for a woman to love
Make sure she's yours and not his.
I'm gonna tell everybody
Make sure you got your woman's love.
I'll tell everybody
That a woman needs a man to love.
Yes she does.




8. JUST HANG ON

When I was young
Back when life was fun,
I recall the words my papa said.
He said to be a man,
You gotta try and understand,
There's one thing that you must know.

If you want to go far,
Well, set yourself a goal,
And just hang on, just hang on.
And if you do this my son,
Your gonna make it someday,
Just hang on, my son.
That's the only way.

Well it wasn't long
When I left daddy's home,
All alone with no place to be.
With a great surprise,
It looked me straight in the eyes,
A red guitar and the dreams of a star.

If you want to go far,
Set yourself a goal,
And just hang on, just hang on.
And if you do this my son,
You're gonna make it someday,
Just hang on, my son.
That's the only way.
That's the only way.
You'll be a star some day.
I say, Lord, let me hear you play.
Play on...




9. I JUST WANNA ROCK AND ROLL

Oh well, I think the time is comin' to
Show you what we got.
You got to let your feelings move,
You know you got to feel it from your heart.
And if ya' think that you can do this,
I'm gonna show you how tonight.
How this good old rockin' music
Will make you feel alive.

Oh 'cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.

Oh can't you see what music's givin'?
It will show you the way.
Now how to let your troubles leave you,
Don't think about your troubles today.
And if ya' listen to the music
you will feel what I'm tryin' to say.
Oh how this good old rockin' music will
Make you see the way.

Oh 'cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.

Well I just want to tell you people
What you need to do.
Blow away your troubled life,
This song's for you. Yeah, you!

Because I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.
You got to rock and roll.

'Cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.
Just wanna rock and roll!