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B. B. King lyrics

Album: Take It Home [1979]

Tracks9
 01  Better Not Look Down
 02  Same Old Story (Same Old Song)
 03  Happy Birthday Blues
 04  I've Always Been Lonely
 05  Second-Hand Woman
 06  Tonight I'm Gonna Make You a Star
 07  The Beginning of the End
 08  A Story Everybody Knows
 09  Take It Home
all B. B. King lyrics



Better Not Look Down
I磛e been around and I磛e seen some things
People moving faster than the speed of sound
Faster than the speeding bullet
People living like Superman
All day and all night
And I won磘 say if it磗 wrong or if it磗 right
I磎 pretty fast myself
But I do have some advice to pass along
Along in the chorus of this song

Better not look down
If you want to keep on flying
Put the hammer down
Keep it full speed ahead
Better not look back
Or you might just wind up crying
You can keep it moving
If you don磘 look down

An old girl friend of mine showed up the other day
That girl have lived in love and for love
And over love, and under love all her life
If the arrows from cupid磗 bow that had
Passed through her heart had been sticking
Out of her body she would have looked like
A porcupine, and she asked me
B.B. do you think I磛e lived my life all wrong?
And I said: The only advice I have to pass
Along in the chorus of this song
Girl

Better not look down
If you want to keep on flying
Put the hammer down
Keep it full speed ahead
Better not look back
Or you might just wind up crying
You can keep it moving
If you don磘 look down

I was walking down the street at sunrise one morning
In London, England
And there was a very large Rolls Royce Limousine
Pulling slowly along the street
And in that Rolls Royce was the Queen of England
Looking tired
Just go back from a party, and the Queen leaned out and
She said: Aren磘 you B.B. King? She said:
Oh B.B., sometimes it磗 so hard to pull things together
Could you tell me what you think I ought to do?
And I said:

Better not look down
If you want to keep on flying
Put the hammer down
Keep it full speed ahead
Better not look back
Or you might just wind up crying
You can keep it moving
If you don磘 look downback to top
Same Old Story (Same Old Song)
One hand will take, one hand will give
That's all we know and that is how we live
One day hello, next day goodbye
And everyone just stay high

Same old story, same old song
Goes all right till it goes all wrong
Now you're going, then you're gone
Same old story, same old song

One builds you up, one tears you down
To some you're a saint, to others you're a clown
What can you do, just see it through
And hold on to what is left to you

Same old story, same old song
Goes all right till it goes all wrong
Now you're going, then you're gone
Same old story, same old songback to top
Happy Birthday Blues
Baby lights her cigarette
And takes a look around
She says that morning sun
Sure does get her down
Nothing else to see
Just to help her lose
Those happy birthday blues

Grandpa takes a drink of wine
And tells it like it was
Tells me all he wants to do
Is what everybody does
Say he'd give the world
For a little girl
Just to help him lose
Those happy birthday blues

Happy birthday blues
Happy birthday blues
Got to pay your dues
Those happy birthday blues

In and out and on and on
Everybody goes
And where the fun with finally stops
Everybody knows
Girls it's me and you
Doing what we do
Just one way to lose
Those happy birthday bluesback to top
I've Always Been Lonely
I don't have to know your name
Unless you really want me too
All I really want to know
Is what you want to do
Hope there's something you like
In something that you see
I don't have that much to say for me

I've always been lonely
But don't be afraid
I've always been lonely
Like a song never played
I've always been lonely
But if you come with me tonight
And stayed
At least we'd know
It wasn't loneliness we made

You don't have to know my past
It's much too much for me and you
If the sadness has to show
I guess I'll let it through
We can go till it's gone
And give it all we've got
Sometimes anything can mean a lotback to top
Second-Hand Woman
She told me she'd been loved before
If I took a little less
She'd give a little more
She told me she'd been hurt a lot
But somehow she still knew
What a woman's love was for

She said if I would take a second-hand woman
The night wouldn't be so long
She said if I would take a second-hand woman
She'd put love where love belonged
I said that's alright with me
I'll do everything I can
After all baby I'm a second-hand man

I showed her Where I hid the scars
From all the battles I had fought
In lost and lonely wars
It took al night for us to understand
Life had led to us
Loves old soft and healing handback to top
Tonight I'm Gonna Make You a Star
Tonight I'm gonna make you a star
I'm gonna play you like my new guitar
I'll put some polish on your strings
I'll make you sing like an angel sings
Lay back and love it baby stand up and shout
'Cuz tonight you'll see what bein' a star's all about

One touch you tremble one more you'll moan
I'll show you something you've never learned at home
You'll see how good baby it all can be
I'll show you everything you need to see
I've got a feeling baby you'll go far
'Cuz tonight you'll see what bein' a star's all about

I'm gonna rock you a little while
And then we'll roll in a down-home style
If it gets funky we won't mind
We're gonna reach for whatever we can find
You're gonna play all my favorite songs
I'll show you right now where the beat belongs

Come step aboard my midnight flight
We're gonna ride babe till the mornin' light
And when the tour is at the end
We'll go back over everywhere we've been
You got the message baby now answer the call
Step into the spotlight and give it your allback to top
The Beginning of the End
When I first met you we burned like a flame
Now it's gettin' colder and you know that's a same
Love's out there somewhere but you know it won't come in
So let's remember baby how sweet all this has been
But when two real good lovers start bein' real good friends
You know that's the beginning of the end

I make you sparkle like strawberry wine
And when I felt bad you make me feel fine
Oh it's good when it's goin' and gone when it's gone
We both know enough to leave well enough alone
When two real good lovers start bein' real good friends
Baby can't you see that's the beginning of the end

The cool of the morning the heat of the night
The loving was good (but you know) it just wasn't right
Someday when you wake up and call out my name
Don't feel bad about it I'll probably do the same
But when two real good lovers start bein' real good friends
Baby don't ya know that's the beginning of the endback to top
A Story Everybody Knows
Went to a party
The New York style
I met a lady
Make a sane man wild
She said the words only her lips could say
She made me want to throw my life away
But when I asked her
She said "Maybe tomorrow, B.B."
And that's a story everybody knows

I took her flying
Out across the sea
I thought I had her
I know that she had me
And when we landed
It was Paris, France
Seemed like a nice place
For some French romance
But when I touched her
She said "Maybe a little later, B.B."
And that's the story everybody knows

We went to Berlin
And to Stockholm too
And on the Moscow
Then to the Peking Zoo
As far as travel, she couldn't get too much
Somewhere in Oakland
She let me have just a little touch
And then she said "I'm late for beauty appointment,
I've got a headache, And I believe I'm coming down with the flu"
And that's the story everybody knowsback to top
Take It Home
Way down South there's a clear stream running
In the night I feel my heart turning
I'm feeling some day I'd like to come
Back to the place I started from
Take it home

Country night with the stars above me
Way down there with the ones who love me
Mother, Sister, Father, Son
They mean more than anyone
Take it home

Fall winds blow and the red leaves falling
Don't know there's a voice keeps calling
Saying, you have found your song
You've been gone so long
Take it home

Seems my life is a long road winding
Gone so far but the ties are binding
I'll pack up my bags and fly away
To a far better day
Take it home

Don't know why I was made to wander
I've seen the light, lord I've felt the thunder
Someday I'll go home again
And I know they'll take me in
Take it homeback to top
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