Better Days CD Song Lyrics

It's Up To You
(words and music: James Lamond /Susan Tedeschi)

I'm gonna tell you just the way I feel
No use in waiting around
I've got this feeling that it might be real
and that's just from the sound

Oh my heart when I heard you laugh
and when I saw that smile
You made me feel like I was alive again
I hadn't felt that in a while

But I don't want to waste your time
Cause if I'm not the right girl or
it's not the right time for you
Here's what I'm gonna do.
I'll send this song out to you
Oh' Then it's up to you

Now don't you worry that you'll break my heart
Don't make no difference to me
I've had it happen once or twice before
Won't need no sympathy

I'll probably find something to keep my mind very occupied
I think I'll read some book on my list
or take a long walk outside
But I don't want to waste your time
Cause if I'm not the right girl or
it's not the right time for you
Here's what I'm gonna do,
I'll send this song out to you
Oh, Then it's up to you

oh, It's up to you baby, It's up to you baby
oh, It's up to you baby, It's up to you baby

And while I don't want to waste your time
I just ask that you maybe play it out in your mind
And if your heart starts talking to you
Just hear what it's saying cause
It might be telling you what to do

oh, It's up to you baby. It's up to you baby
oh, It's up to you baby, It's up to you baby

Gonna Write Him A Letter
(words and music by Susan Tedeschi)

I'm gonna write him a letter, gonna write him a song
Gonna love my baby, gonna never do him wrong
Gonna love my baby, gonna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna love that man until the end of time

I said now if the end of time should come today
I said there's just no way that I can stay away
Cause he's my baby, wanna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna love that man until the sun don't shine

I said now if that sun should refuse to shine
I'm gonna find my baby cause he's mine all mine
I'm gonna find my baby gonna ease his troubled mind
I'm gonna find that man cause he's mine all mine

Now just the other day I heard somebody say that my man
was running around with another woman
Now this better not be true because if it is
It's not gonna be a good thing
He's gonna have to run and I'm gonna tell you right now
what I'm gonna do with that man, I'll tell you right now

I said now if that man should run he better hide
I'm gonna find that man, I'm gonna take him for a ride
I'm gonna find my baby, gonna give that man a troubled mind
I'm gonna find that man and he won't get away alive
I'm gonna find that man and he won't get away alive

Love Never Treats Me Right
(words and music by Susan Tedeschi)

Have you ever said now he's the one?
I'm gonna love this man until I'm ninety-one
Oo-ee baby love is out of sight
I said love just never treats me right

I'll love this man until I'm ninety-two
but oh lord what's a girl to do?
I love this man with all my might
but love Just never treats me right

I love this man with all my heart and soul
I love this man from head to toe
well I love this man with all my might
Why won't love ever treat me right?

I'll love this man until I'm ninety-three
but oh lord he's done some hurtin' on me
Me and my baby we fuss and fight
I said why won't love ever treat me right?
I said why won't love ever treat me right?
Why won't love ever treat me right?

It Hurts Me Too
(words and music by Elmore James/ Robinson)

You said you were hurting
You almost lost your mind
Cause the girl you love she hurts you all the time
When things go wrong. go wrong with you
It hurts me too

You love her more when you should love her less
Why do you pick-up behind her?
and I know you pick-up all her mess
When things go wrong. go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Oh so you better leave that girl
Oh you better put her down
Cause the girl you love
She hurts you all the time
When things go wrong. go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Now she loves another man and boy I love you
But oh I know that you love her
I always see you stick to her like glue
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Oh so you better leave that girl
Oh you better put her down
Cause the girl you love
She hurts you all the time
When things go wrong. go wrong with you
It hurts me too

Locomotive
(words and music by Susan Tedeschi)

Locomotive rollin' by, Locomotive see you rollin' by
Well your smoke is black, Blackest I've ever seen
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean

Locomotive well your fuel is hot. Locomotive well your fuel Is hot
I hear you comin', Hear you coming but you're not
Oh your engine's so loud then you come to a stop

Locomotive now you try so hard,
Locomotive know you try so hard
You 've. got to keep on moving, Keep on moving right along
Oh right along, Don't stop dead in your tracks
I can't go on with this song, no more, no more

Locomotive rollin' by,  Locomotive see you rollin' by
Well your smoke is black, Blackest I've ever seen
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean
And when I breathe in your air your smoke is so damn mean

Locomotive now you try so hard,
Locomotive know you try so hard
You 've got to keep on moving, Keep on moving right along
Oh right along, Don't stop dead in your tracks
I can't go on with this song, no more, no more

Better Days
(words and music by Adrienne Hayes)

I've been wrong, wrong for so long
Living life like this, I just can't go on
Without a helping hand
I just can't seem to find my way
So I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days.
Better Days

Now I said a prayer last night
when my day was through
that I could live my life
the way the Lord would want me to
'cause without a helping hand
I just can't seem to find my way
So I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days.
Better Days

Tell me I have a home just as long as you have yours
Cause there's a pain in my heart
Oh that I've just got to cure
Please, please baby won't you take me in
There's been too many times I needed to find a true friend
Say you'll always, always tell the truth to me
Cause there's been too many times
that I've been lied to and deceived
and somehow I got lost, and now I can't find my way
Oh I guess I'll keep waiting, waiting for my better days
Better Days

Tell me I have a home just as long as you have yours
Cause there's a pain in my heart
Oh that I've just got to cure
and somehow I got lost, and now I can't find my way
Oh I guess I'll keep waiting. waiting for my better days
Better Days

Hound Dog
(words and music by Leiber & Stoller)

You ain't nothin but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

You told me you were high class, but I can see through that
You told me you were high class, but I can see through that
and daddy I know you ain't no real cool cat

You ain't nothin but a hound dog. been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin but a hound dog. been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

You made me feel so blue, you made me weep and moan
You made me feel so blue, you made me weep and moan
You ain't looking for a woman,
Lord knows what you're looking for

You ain't nothin but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You ain't nothin but a hound dog, been snooping round my door
You can wag your tail but Lord I ain't gonna feed you no more

I Don't Want No Woman
(I Don't Want Nobody)
(words and music by Robey, adapted lyrics .. Susan Tedeschi)

I don't want nobody telling me what to do
I don't want nobody telling me what to do
Oh I'm gonna leave you darlin' cause I'm just as grown as you

I don't want nobody telling me this and that
I don't want nobody telling me this and that
Oh I'm gonna leave you darling cause I don't go for that

You drink your whiskey, I'll drink my wine
You tend to your business and I'll tend to mine

I don't want nobody telling me how to live my life
Oh I'm gonna leave you darling , just don't want to be your wife

Well you used to boss your girl, that I won't deny
Before I let you boss me I'm gonna lay down and die

I don't want nobody telling me what to do
I don't want nobody telling me what to do
Oh I'm gonna leave you darlin' cause I'm just as grown as you

Ain't Nobody's Business
(words and music by Grainger /Robbins)

If I attend church all day Sunday
Lord I come back home and want to raise hell all day Monday
Lord it ain't nobody's business if I do

If my baby comes up to me and says I ain't got no money
I just got to reach into my pocket
and say take all of my money honey
Ain't nobody's business if that's what I want to do

Ain't nobody's business, it just ain't nobody's business
Oh It ain't nobody's business what I do
Ain't nobody's business if I do

If I ever get the notion to jump off into the Atlantic Ocean
It ain't nobody's business if that's what I want to do
Me and my baby we might fuss and fight
But with the Lord's help I know everything is gonna be alright
Oh and it ain't nobody's business what we do

Ain't nobody's business, It just ain't nobody's business
Oh It ain't nobody's business what I do
Ain't nobody's business if I do