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John Butler Trio lyrics

Album: Sunrise Over Sea [2005]

Tracks14
 01  Treat Yo Mama
 02  Peaches & Cream
 03  Company Sin
 04  Betterman
 05  What You Want
 06  Damned to Hell
 07  Hello
 08  Bound to Ramble
 09  Seeing Angels
 10  There'll Come a Time
 11  Zebra
 12 Mist
 13 Oldman
 14  Sometimes
all John Butler Trio lyrics



Treat Yo Mama
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

Don't call me hippy cause the way that I look ,
Cause I got a recipe and you know I can cook
And I come forth with only good intent,
You know I am Heaven bound but I'm surely hell bent
On getting the job done like I know I should,
Get the job done like my momma told me to.
Only one thing can remember she said,
You gotta earn all of your respect.

And I don't care what race or what colour or what creed
All that shit don't bother me,
Only one thing that you should not forget ,
You gotta treat you mama wit respect

And I don't care what fashion the styling of yo hair,
I don't care about the car or the clothes you do wear.
Only one thing that you should not forget ,
You gotta treat yo mama with respect.

I got a couple of friends up in a tree in North-Cliff
You know they're doing their part

You know they're doing their bit.
Trying to save our Mother from all this greed
You know they know what she wants ,
You know they know what she needs.
I got a couple of Sista's in South Australia,
Stopping the Uranium from coming up,
Oh yeah man you know they know what she need.

They're stopping all of that Government Corporate Greed!back to top
Peaches & Cream
Well there's far too many questions to ask,
To answer any of them tonight.
For I wear too many masks,
Too tell if any of them are wrong or right.
And confusion casts a shadow up on me,
Like a great big cloud in the sky.
And now I pray for rain,
Cause it's been so long since i let myself cry.

For so long I've sang this sad ol' song,
And it feels like my time is up.
For she came and landed in my arms,
And she filled my half empty cup.
Yes she filled my half empty cup.

There you are right in front of me,
A brand new day sunrise over sea.
No longer my cup half empty cause there you are,
You and your mum in front of me, in front of me.

And now I look up above me,
And I thank that great ol' God in the sky.
For tellin' me my cup ain't half empty,
It took my little girl to show me why.

Your peaches & cream to me.
You both are peaches & cream to me.
All I know is
All I know and
I love you...back to top
Company Sin
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

Ben got a job at the mine along the way.
He said everything was fine until that fatefulday .
That's when his life, started to change.
The day he went to help and go blow up that Mountain Range.

Ben Moved to town a year ago or maybe more
Straight out of High School
the whole world he had in store
Wanted to travel, needed some dough
Everybody worked the mine why should he say no.

Don't ask him why
Now things for him have changed
It's not his land, they're not his song's
He can't work out why he don't belong,

He part of Company
part of Company Sin.
Won't someone please tell the lad,
when Humbug did begin.

Now legend has it or so they say,
The Bones of an Ancient People,
Yeah, that's where they lay and,
Their Descendents, Hold close to Heart.
Oh that Mountain Range Ben was helping blow apart

And as I said for Ben things weren't quite right.
Now he's waking up, screaming every single night.
Hearing voices in a different tongue,
The screaming of the Old, the screaming of the Young

He part of Company
part of Company Sin.
Won't someone please tell the lad,
when Humbug did begin.

Now Ben moved on, job left him a while back
Now his thanking God that his boss gave him the sack.
But in the mirror, yes he can face.
The day he stopped helping go blow up that Sacred Placeback to top
Betterman
Tabbed by The Smiling Penguin

Betterman I am since I
Come into contact with you
And you taught so many things about myself
and you know this is true
but now we are apart and its all my fault
cos you know I need to be alone
Don't know myself
so how can I share me with you girl or anyon e

Don't want to be a thorn in your side
good woman
Always be the one
to make you cry
Don't wanna be that guy
Good woman
cos you deserve everything
and I got nothing so leave me
and i'll go away better off I stay
Far from you,
because you are beautiful

BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

Now typical man
I am because you think
I want my cake and eat it too
Cos say I can't be in a relationship
but I still feel for you
Cos you are the best woman
This old man has ever met
You taught me about my soul
you shared with me your magic

Don't want to be a thorn in your side
good woman
Always be the one
to make you cry
Don't wanna be that guy
Good woman
cos you deserve everything
and I got nothing so leave me
and i'll go away better off I stay
Far from you,
because you are beautiful

Betterman I am since I
Come into contact with you
And you taught
so many things about myself
and you know this is true
but now we are apart and its all my fault
cos you know I need to be alone
Don't know myself
so how can I share me with you girl
or anyone
Cause you are

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL WOMAN…
BETTER MAN I AM COS OF YOU...back to top
What You Want
What You Want By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

What you want to say,
Wait till you get home.
I'm sick of communicating over the
Telephone.
But tell me how you feel,
For I am lonely too
Need you to know
I'm just as cold & numb as you.

But I could fly away,
Or I could be no one.
And you could be the
Sunshine falling over the Mountains

Or you could come to stay
You could come right home
Don't use why I have to
Live this life all alone.

I know there is a way to make up for old Mistakes
And I know what's happening is for a reason
I know…back to top
Damned to Hell
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

Where you run is where you hide ,
Better hope you're hiding well
Cause when the angle catches you
You know you're damned to Hell

Damned to Hell is what you are
Can you hear the Church Bells toll
and all the money in the world
Can't save your sorry soul.

And when you reach the Pearly Gates
And Peter reads your tale
He'll send you back from whence you came
Back to your living Hell

Damned to Hell is what you are
Can you hear the Church Bells toll
And all the money you have made
Can't save your sorry Soul.

And I believe there comes a time,
When justice does prevail.
It may not be in my lifetime ,
for you that's just as well.

Damned to Hell is what you are
Can you hear the Church Bells toll
And all the money you have made
Can't save your sorry soul...back to top
Hello
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

Hello, Hello, whats going through your head,
Hell there boy better get it read…

You used to be so real
And all of your love everybody did feel
But now your turning into a fake
And all our hearts yeah you do break
Cause of all those drugs you do take
One big asshole of you it does make
Sticking all that shit up your nose

Hell man that's where all your money goes.
Then you start ripping off your friends,
Hell yeah man that's where my story ends
Going around to your Mum and Dads

Sticking all their valuables into bags.
Going around to the hockshop
So once again man you can go and get ripped off
But what your looking for inside
It's up jumped gone and died

Don't your see your wrongs
They can't all be right.
Can't you see your days,
They've turned into night.
Can't you see the sun,
Can't you see the moon,
Can't you see that Karma will be coming for you.
Hello!

Ripping off your friends,
Now I don't mind just a little indulgence,
But you gotta do it with a conscience.

Now all your into is drugs.
Talking your shit man hanging with thugs.
Speed equals confidence imagine that
But you be acting like a spoiled brat,
Thinking that everythings your way
Getting what you want but you don't have to pay

Don't listen to a word anyone say .
Your gonna wind up in the lockup some day ~

Hello!back to top
Bound to Ramble
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

I walk for miles.
Circumnavigate these lands.
Walking blindly,
Holding out my hands.
And I pass the stones
That remind me why I'm here.
I follow the setting sun
And you were there.

Don't you see what she done to me.
I was running blind but now I can be

And if theres just one sign
Hell you know I can see.
Girl I was ment for you,
You were ment for me ,
Her teachings in everyday
And boy I know she ain't preaching
But I feel the need to pray.

She like the ocean size
Pounding on my shores.
Knocking down my walls ,
opening up all my doors.

I'm Bound to Ramble
All my days with another…back to top
Seeing Angels
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

Why do I deserve such a visit
From the one I thought I'd never meet.
Beyond my greatest expectations.
You exceeded everything.
Well here I am

Take me for what you see
For I'm transparent in the light of you.
And look inside,
See that fire burning bright
The same one you rekindled inside me

My mouth was dry
only you quenched my thirst
I thought I was last
You told me I was first.

And I thought I was seeing Angels
And now I know I was.
your wings around me
Feel good they always does .

So there I was
Ain't the same man I used to be
But do you still like what you in me.
For I am frightened
Shed so much I clung onto
The only thing I got left is this guitar and you.

Nowhere to run
Been out here too long
Under the sun.
Am I too afraid
To get some.
To afraid to give myself some shade
I hope and pray I do some day.back to top
There'll Come a Time
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

There'll come a time
When you may want just a little more
Societys luxuries are not what you had in store.
They offer no security for your soul.
So Mother Eart is what you need
Maybe this is what you be looking for.

Oh Mother Earth
Got to respect her
She's all around me
Under my feet you know I got to remember,
Mother Earth
Got to defend her.
And to defend her I must respect myself
You know I got to remember
I must remember.

There'll come a time
When we can't take anymore
When the air that we breath
Has left us rotten to the core
And the water that we drink
You know its no good to drink any more
Do we have to let it go,
Do we have to let it go this far?

Beautiful moon shining over the ocean
Don't you know I'll do it all for you.
Give up my days and my tomorrows
If the words I singing are not true.
Cause in this world and the others
Not a thing that I wouldn't do
Mother Earth your in my soul.
It's my blood your running through.

Must respect myself to respect her,
Must respect myself to Defend her.
Must respect myself to respect her.
Must respect myself.back to top
Zebra
John Butler Trio- Zerba
Tabbed by The Smiling Penguin




i can be loud man, i can be silent
i could be young or i could be old
i can be a gentleman, i can be violent
i could turn hot or i can be cold
i could be just like the clam before the storm
waiting for all hell yeah to break loose
i could be innocent or i could be guilty
doesn't mean that i dont i man believe in no noose

i could be rich like a wandering gypsy
i could be poor like a fat wallet lost
i could be first or i could come last
its not who breaks the ribbon
it's how you get across
i could be red blue black and white sunset
darkest at day man brightest at night
i could be the sun man i could be the moon
i'm made up from the stars man
i shining so bright

i could be asleep man, i could be awake
i can be alive or be the walking dead
i can be ignorant, i could be informed
i could lead my life or i could be led
i can be anything i put my mind to man,
all i gotta do is give myself half a chance
i can bring love back into my life
and share it with the world if i got some balanceback to top
Sometimes
By John Butler Trio
~Tabbed By The Smiling Penguin~

If you just want to know something.
All you got to do Is ask me.
Cause though the sunsets all around us
The truth is often plain to see.

I know you been going through some hard times
Yes I have been there too before
And thought the truth is sometimes hard to hear
It's harder still to ignore

It doesn't gotta be this way
You don't gotta worry about what everybody might say
You just gotta follow your heart.
Right now yeah man right from the start.

I know we don't always see eye to eye
I guess it's different things that were trying to find
But if we can't look each other stone cold in the face
Yes you know we might as well be blind.

Does not mean one of us is wrong man
Does not mean one of us is right
Does not mean yeah we just get along
Just because we don't fight

I be up sometimes, down sometimes
We're often in between but mostly in the middle
You be up sometimes, your down sometimes
We're often in between but mostly in the middle
I'm up sometimes, your down sometimes
We're often in between but mostly in the middle
You're up sometimes, I'm down sometimes
We're often in between but mostly in the middle
We be up sometimes, we're down sometimes
We're often in between but mostly in the middleback to top
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