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Joe Cocker lyrics

Album: Luxury You Can Afford [1978]

Tracks11
 01 Fun Time
 02  Watching the River Flow
 03 Boogie Baby
 04  A Whiter Shade of Pale
 05  I Can't Say No
 06 Southern Lady
 07 I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)
 08 What Did You Do to Me Last Night
 09 Lady Put the Light Out
 10 Wasted Years
 11  I Heard It Through the Grapevine
all Joe Cocker lyrics



Watching the River Flow
(Dylan)

What's the matter with me,
I don't have much to say,
Daylight sneakin' through the window
And I'm still in this all-night cafe.
Walkin' to and fro beneath the moon
Out to where the trucks are rollin' slow,
To sit down on this bank of sand
And watch the river flow.

Wish I was back in the city
Instead of this old bank of sand,
With the sun beating down over the chimney tops
And the one I love so close at hand.
If I had wings and I could fly,
I know where I would go.
But right now I'll just sit here so contentedly
And watch the river flow.

People disagreeing on all just about everything, yeah,
Makes you stop and all wonder why.
Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
Who just couldn't help but cry.
Oh, this ol' river keeps on rollin', though,
No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow,
And as long as it does I'll just sit here
And watch the river flow.

People disagreeing everywhere you look,
Makes you wanna stop and read a book.
Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
That was really shook.
But this ol' river keeps on rollin', though,
No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow,
And as long as it does I'll just sit here
And watch the river flow.

Watch the river flow,
Watchin' the river flow,
Watchin' the river flow,
But I'll sit down on this bank of sand
And watch the river flow.back to top
A Whiter Shade of Pale
(Brooker / Reid)

We skipped the light fandango
turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
but the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
as the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray
And so it was that later
as the miller told his tale
that her face, at first just ghostly,
turned a whiter shade of pale
She said, 'There is no reason
and the truth is plain to see.'
But I wandered through my playing cards
and would not let her be
one of sixteen vestal virgins
who were leaving for the coast
and although my eyes were open
they might have just as well've been closed
She said, 'I'm home on shore leave,'
though in truth we were at sea
so I took her by the looking glass
and forced her to agree
saying, 'You must be the mermaid
who took Neptune for a ride.'
But she smiled at me so sadly
that my anger straightway died
If music be the food of love
then laughter is its queen
and likewise if behind is in front
then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
and attacked the ocean bedback to top
I Can't Say No
I can't, can't, can't say no
I can't, can't, can't say no
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say no

It's a lot to say no
Interrupt the flow
When a guy wants to kiss
Who am I to resist?
Why should I be the one?
To miss out on the fun
Who am I to deny?
No willpower inside

Then I might, make fault tonight
Although I try, I don't know why

I can't, can't, can't say no
Everybody knows
I can't, can't, can't say no
Everytime it shows
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say no

I'm afraid if I pass
I might end up last
On my glass of champagne
Who am I to complain?
When the chocolates are arrive?
I do more than just die
But there's nothing to lose
But should I refuse?

Then I might, make fault tonight
Although I try, I don't know why

I can't, can't, can't say no
Everybody knows
I can't, can't, can't say no
Everytime it shows
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say no

Then I might, make fault tonight
Although I try, I don't know why
Then I might, make fault tonight
Although I try, I don't know why

I can't, can't, can't say no
Everybody knows
I can't, can't, can't say no
Everytime it shows
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say no

I can't, can't, can't say no
Everybody knows
I can't, can't, can't say no
Everytime it shows
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say no

I can't, can't, can't say no
Everybody knows
I can't, can't, can't say no
Everytime it shows
I would what I want, when I want
I can't say noback to top
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Bet you're wondering how I knew 'bout you're plans to make me blue
with some other guy that you knew before. Between the two of us guys you
know I love you more. It took me by surprise I must say, when I found out
yesterday. Oo I

Chorus:
heard it through the grapevine not much longer would
you be mine. Oo I heard it through the grapevine, and I'm just about to
lose my mind. Honey, honey yeah.

You know that a man ain't supposed to cry, but these tears I can't hold
inside. Losin' you would end my life you see, cause you mean that much to me.
You could have told me yourself that you found someone else. Instead I

chorus

People say believe half of what you see, son, and none of what you hear.
I can't help bein' confused if it's true please tell me dear?
Do you plan to let me go for the other guy that you knew before?
Oo I

chorusback to top
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