Lyrics

  • Seems like I've been here before
    Fuzzy then and still so obscure
    And I don't want to see anybody cry
    Meet me some morning in the sweet bye and bye
    Bye and bye

    Song coming on
    So pleasing to see come and gone
    And you don't have to tell me why
    Meet me some morning in the sweet bye and bye
    Bye and bye

    Think that I'm the only one left darling
    About the time the sun rises west
    Feeling groovy
    Looking fine
    Think I'll come back here again
    Every now and then
    From time to time

    My, how lovely you are, my dear
    The ball game has gone much too far, my dear
    Sing to me
    Do your thing to me
    (Hop along honey, come along)
    I'll meet you some morning
    Meet you some morning in the sweet by and by
    By and by
    By and by

  • Long as we got to be
    Long as we are
    I just wanna be
    One of them little stars

    One of them little stars
    That'd just be fine
    All you gotta do now
    Just hang up there and shine
    Hang up there and shine

    Hang up there and shine
    Hang up there and shine
    Hang up there and shine

  • Laid back in an old saloon, with a peso in my hand
    Watching flies and children on the street
    And I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile
    There's a little boy that wants to shine my feet
    And it's three days ride from Bakersfield
    And I don't know why I came
    I guess I came to keep from payin' dues
    So instead I've got a bottle and a girl who's just fourteen
    And a damned good case of the Mexicali blues

    Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
    When the devil wants to take it all away
    Cherish well your thoughts, keep a tight grip on your booze
    'Cause thinking and drinking are all I have today

    She said her name was Billie Jean and she was fresh in town
    I didn't know her stage-line ran from hell
    She had raven hair, a ruffled dress, a necklace made of gold
    And all the french perfume you'd care to smell
    She took me up in to her room and whispered in my ear
    Go on my friend, do anything you choose
    Now I'm payin' for those happy hours I spent there in her arms
    With a lifetime's worth of the Mexicali blues

    And then a man rode in to town, some thought he was the law
    Billie Jean was waiting when he came
    She told me he would take her if I didn't use my gun
    And I'd have no one but myself to blame
    I went down to those dusty streets, blood was on my mind
    I guess that stranger hadn't heard the news
    'Cause I shot first and killed him, Lord he didn't even draw
    And he made me trade the gallows for the Mexicali blues (note 1)

    Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
    When he lets a woman hold him in her hands
    You just might find yourself out there on horseback in the dark
    Just riding and running across those desert sands

  • I went down to the mountain, I was drinking some wine
    I looked up into heaven, lord I saw a mighty sign
    Writ in fire across the heaven, plain as black and white
    Get prepared, there's gonna be a party tonight

    Uh huh, hey, Saturday night
    One more Saturday night
    Hey, Saturday night

    Everybody's dancing down at the local armory (note 1)
    With a basement full of dynamite and live artillery
    Temperature keeps rising, everybody getting high
    Come the rocking stroke of midnight, the whole place is gonna fly

    I turn on Channel Six, the President comes on the news (note 2)
    Says I got no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues
    His wife says don't get crazy, Lord you know what to do (note 3)
    Just crank that old Victrola, put on your rocking shoes

    Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was wo

  • Spanish lady come to me, she lays on me this rose
    It rainbow spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes
    It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away
    But the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

    Coming, coming, coming around
    Coming around, coming around, in a circle
    Coming, coming, coming around
    Coming around, coming around, in a circle

    Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space (note 1)
    It trembled and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
    The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
    There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land (note 2)