Lyrics – The Doob Doo Album

The Doob Doo Album – 2013


1. Better Days

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

It’s never easy to change
When you’re set in your ways
You head the wrong way up a one way street
Thinking ‘bout better days

You think your way through restless nights
Sleep your way through wasted days
Still you don’t see what you did wrong
Back in your better days

On the way up, the people around, were the people you met, on your way down
Oh!  But that was yesterday
And they only treat you the way you treated them
Back in your better days

Instrumental Break

I know it’s all a mystery to you
And that’s how it will stay
Till you take a good look at the way you were
Back in your better days

On the way up, the people around, were the people you met, on your way down
Oh  But that was yesterday
And they only treat you the way you treated them
Back in your better days

Now you may find your friends again
When they hear you say
You’re truly sorry for all you did
Back in your better days

Back in your better days
Back in your better days
Back in your better days
Back in your better days

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

2. Regular Guy

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

If you see me passing by
Don’t you hang your head and cry
Since you’ve been gone, I’ve tried to move on
Today may be the day I think it’s just begun

So don’t you shed a tear for me
I’m not needing your sympathy
Maybe some kind of helping hand
Or a sign to let me know you understand

So if there’s something you can’t find
Well I’ve sold all the things you left behind
It’s not that I couldn’t stand for them to stay
It’s just that they kind of, got in my way

I hear you’ve been doing well
Yea – me too – I’m sure you can tell
Just because I’m not up to any new tricks yet
That doesn’t mean I’m finding you hard to forget

Bridge
You heard I went away for a while
Had to learn to crack my face into a smile
Don’t you worry that I may have failed
Well you know I think I got it nailed

Don’t you feel bad you did nothing wrong
I’m perfectly fine on my own
Don’t waste your time wondering why
You know I am just a regular guy

Instrumental break

You’re not so clever, you’re not so smart
Just because you broke a man’s heart
That doesn’t mean you’re special you see
You just happened to know, how to break me

Bridge
I heard you went away for a while
Something about developing your style
If you’re figuring how to destroy any male
Looks to me like you got it nailed

Don’t feel bad you did nothing wrong
I’m perfectly fine, on my own
Don’t waste your time, wondering why
You know I am just a regular guy

Well don’t you worry ‘bout me, I’m doing just fine
You don’t need to look out for me, you know that I’m
I’m just a regular guy
Regular kind of guy

© CastIronRecordings

 

3. That’s When I Get The Blues

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

It’s easy to suppose
When the honey flows
That’s the way that it will stay
And it’s easy to forget
Just how tough it gets
When nothing goes your way

There are times when the river runs so slow
And it’s easy just to drift with the flow
But when the water runs so deep, there’s only darkness down below
You know that that’s when I get the blues

There are times when every star is shining bright
And your sweet loving is my sweet delight
But when the dark clouds come rollin’ in and block out all the light
You know that that’s when I get the blues

I need to be clear
Where you’re going to
For my peace of mind
For when I’m in the dark
And you’re leaving me confused
You know that that’s when I get the blues

Instrumental break

I’m not a complicated man
And I take life as easy as I can
When the going gets so tough, I don’t understand
You know that that’s when I get the blues

I need to be clear
Where you’re going to
For my peace of mind
When I’m in the dark
And you’re leaving me confused
You know that that’s when I get the blues

You know that that’s when I get the blues
You know that that, is when I get the blues

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4. Lost Lover Blues

Fulton Allen Arr. John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Well I went down to the freight depot
Freight train came rollin’ by
And I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I sure ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

I went off to some  distant land
It wasn’t there I got that telegram
Sayin’ man won’t you please come home
Now man won’t you please come home

So I went home, I looked on the bed
Best old friend I had was dead
And I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

Well I’m sorry, sorry, sorry to my heart
Best of friends someday must part
And I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

Instrumental Break

Now as sure as the birds wings in the sky above
There’s no point livin’ if it’s not with the one you love
And I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lover now

If I’d known you didn’t love me and didn’t want me to
I would’ve taken morphine and died
‘Cos I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

Instrumental Break

Well I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry to my heart
But that best old friend someday must part
And I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

Oh I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now
No I ain’t got no lovin’ baby now

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

 

5. Doob Doo Be Doo Wah

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

There’s no point planning tomorrow
When I can’t even get through today
There’s no escaping my sorrow no
Wish I could find another way

Chorus

Doob doo be doo wah,  Doob doo be doo wee
There’s no word in the world, express the way I feel
Doob doo be doo wee

Feel like I’m slipping under
Now I pray for Glory be
Let no man put asunder no
Like sunder done to me

Chorus

There’s no reason for rescue
From this hole I’m in
For no matter what you do
I’ll fall back in again

Chorus

Instrumental break

There’s no point planning for tomorrow
When I can’t even get through today
There’s no escaping my sorrow no
Wish I could find another way

Chorus

Now if I’m ever remembered
When I’m dead and history
It’ll be because no-one ever heard
Of a man as pitiful as me

Doob doo be doo wah,  Doob doo be doo wee
There’s no word in the world, express the way I feel
Doob doo be doo wee
Doob doo be doo wee
Doob doo be doo wee
There’s no word in the world, express my misery
Doob doo be doo wee

© CastIronRecordings

 

6. Second Chance

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

If you get a second chance to live your life again
Take care that what you ask won’t loose you everything
It’s all to easy to think that what went wrong
Can just as easily somehow be undone

Remember that was just a part of who you are today
Change the past and all you have may quickly fade away
There’s no rhyme nor reason to help us understand
Every shattered dream may be the start of something grand

Is it an illusion or do we really see
We have no choice at all it’s all as it should be

Instrumental break

It’s one long journey to the end right from the start
And it all must be embraced with an open heart
Just as sure as every stream will lead you to the sea
So it is that every path will lead you here to me

I believe the picture always will show you and me.

© CastIronRecordings

 

7. Wrong Side Of Town

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’m living on the wrong side of town
Been here since my deal went down
Forgive me please
If I cause you dis-ease
By living on the wrong side of town

I’m here on the wrong side of the track
Still hoping to make my way back
I don’t mind a visit
Have my fun and then ditch it
Don’t want to stay here on the wrong side of the track

Chorus
You slide with ease
When it’s by small degrees
And you don’t notice at all
After a while
When you’ve lost all your style
You’ve taken such a fall

Now you see me on the wrong side of the road
And it’s down to the baggage I stowed
Maybe it’s true, and I can still be like you
Looking down on the wrong side of the road

Instrumental break

Chorus
You slide with ease
When it’s by small degrees
And you don’t notice at all
That after a while
You’ve lost all your style
You’ve taken such a fall

I’ve fallen to the bottom of the pile
Been here for more than a while
As time goes by, you loose the will to try
Guess I’ll stay here by and by

Coda:
On the wrong side of the road
Wrong side of the track
Wrong side of town
It’s the dark side of the road
I’m on the wrong side, the wrong side of town

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

8. Separation Blues / Separation Blues

Patrick Sky / John Cee Stannard  (Grassblade Music / Harry Fox  :  CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall
I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall
I’m in the kitchen, she’s in the hall
She ain’t talking to me at all no
She gives me, the separation blues

Do you see that fly, crawling up the wall
Do you see that fly, crawling up the wall
Do you see that fly crawling up the wall
She ain’t talking to the spider at all no
She gives him, the separation blues

Chorus
Let me tell you where I am
I just jumped from the frying pan
Staying out all night well that was bad enough
Finding that number on my cuff
Oh I ain’t saying no-one seen us
But that was enough to put a wall between us

I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall – I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall
I’m in the kitchen, she’s in the hall – She ain’t talking to me at all no
She gives me, the separation blues

Instrumental break

Chorus
Let me tell you where I am – I just jumped from the frying pan
Staying out all night well that was bad enough
Finding that number on my cuff
Oh I ain’t saying no-one seen us
But that was enough to put a wall between us

Now I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall
I’m in the kitchen, my baby’s in the hall
I’m in the kitchen, she’s in the hall
She ain’t talking to me at all no
She gives me, the separation
She gives me, the separation
She gives me, the separation blues

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

 

9. You Knew It Anyway

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’ll tell you what it does to me
When you let me down
And you act like it don’t matter at all
I don’t want you to be sorry
Just want you to understand
That it hurts to be lifted up – then allowed to fall
Yes it hurts to be lifted up – then allowed to fall

I realise there will be times
You can not come around
That doesn’t mean I’m happy not to hear from you
But when I tell you that I miss you
I see your defences rise
And it hurts when you give a dream, that won’t come true
Yes it hurts when you give me a dream, and you won’t let it come true

Chorus:
And when I’ve said, all I have to say
It’s then I realise that you knew it all anyway

Like a figure in the night
You’re a shadow in my life
You come and you go just as quickly as you came
Just like all the other parts
You weave into your life
It hurts to be just a strand in your complicated game
Yes it hurts to be just one strand, in your complicated game

And when I’ve said all I have to say
It’s then I realise that you knew it all anyway

Instrumental break

Over & over
Over we play this game
Over & over again
Over and over
And over again
It hurts each and every time we do it all again
Yes it hurts me more and more each time, we do it all over again

But you knew that anyway – You knew that any way
You knew that any way

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

10. Devil’s Own Store

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’m on a slide, I’ve not been on before
And it’s leading me to the wrong side of my front door

I’m heading down, soon I’ll be flat out on the floor
And it’s all because I went to the Devil’s own store

You know that I should have known better, I was doing fine
Then Old Man Whiskey, became a friend of mine

And when Old Man Whiskey gets too close, he’s always wanting more
Don’t you shake his hand if you fall into the Devil’s own store

If he gets into your blood, you better fight him if you can
He may not be so good at heart, but he can bring down a real good man

He got gambling, he got whiskey, he’s got women by the score
There’s nothing you can’t find in the Devil’s own store

Instrumental break

If he gets into your blood, you better fight him if you can
He may not be so good at heart, but he can bring down a real good man

He got gambling, he got whiskey, he’s got women by the score
There’s nothing you can’t find in the Devil’s store

Pay attention when I say this is not the place to go
You’ll be looking up but he will bring you down so low

If he gets into your blood, you must fight him if you can
He may not be so good at heart, but he can bring down a real good man

If you meet him at the crossroads, turn back home and bolt the door
Don’t go looking, round the Devil’s own store

Said if you meet him at the crossroads, turn back home and bolt the door
Don’t go looking, round the Devil’s own store
I said don’t go looking,    round the Devil’s own store

© CastIronRecordings

 

 

11. Hid Behind The Door

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

She said she saw it coming, she didn’t start running
‘Til it was too late
By the time he got home to her there was nothing she could do for he was
Home and he was in a rage
She’d seen it all before so she just hid behind the door and prayed

He said it was the booze and
e had nothing else to loose
Hell it wasn’t his fault at all
By the time he got home to her it was like he hardly knew her
She was never there to greet him in the hall
He didn’t mean to hurt her
She just pushed a bit too hard that’s all

There was a time when a walk around the block
Would help to ease his troubled mind
Now he looks for answers in the bottom of a bottle
But they’re just out of reach every time

It started out so good that she never understood
How a man could change so much
He thought that he had done all he could to keep the love
Now she didn’t even like to touch
She was scared of him
And he was scared of what he had become

Instrumental break

XXX There was a time when a walk around the block
Would help to ease his troubled mind
Now he looks for answers in the bottom of a bottle
But they’re just out of reach every time

She said she saw it coming, she didn’t start running
‘Til it was too late
By the time he got home to her there was nothing she could do for he was
Home and he was in a rage
She’d seen it all before so she just hid behind the door and prayed
She’d seen it all before so she just hid behind the door and prayed
She’d seen it all before so she just hid behind the door and prayed

© CastIronRecordings

 

12. That’s My Way

Gary Fletcher  (Hornall Brothers)

Got me a house to live in, a fine old place to stay
But I just keep on moving, that’s my way

I had a good woman, till she started out to stray
Because I just kept on moving, that’s my way

Good times.  Hard times.  You know I’ve had my share
But I live for the journey, it ain’t the getting there

I’ve got me this guitar and I love to play
As I keep on moving,  That’s my way

Instrumental Break

Good times.  Hard times.  You know I’ve had my share
But I live for the journey, you know it ain’t the getting there

And I’ve got me this old guitar and you know how I love to play
As I keep on moving, that’s my way

I just keep on moving
That’s my way

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13. Ballad Of A tricky Night Visitor – Shaking My Rattle Breaking My Roll

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I was almost sleeping when she knocked upon my door
I thought I was dreaming but I really wasn’t sure
So I gave myself a little prick and then gave one to her
She hit my with my walking stick or cane if you prefer
She said some guy was stalking her she had to get away
She looked around my room, asked if she could stay

I weighed up all the options and I counted all the odds
I concluded nothing could go wrong as I double checked the locks
She said “When I said could I stay I didn’t mean right here
You see he’s following behind and he’s very close I fear”
Although the door was her way in it was not the way to go
She took me by my shaking hand and dragged me through the window

Proving all that glistens really isn’t gold she was shaking my rattle, breaking my roll

The stalker was a walker and I saw him across the way
He looked like the kind of man who would perambulate all day
There was something in his eyes made me wish I wasn’t there
There was something in his holster that I didn’t want to share
She led me through an alley I was surprised she would have known
Not the sort of place to be if you’re alone

Her smile was captivating I believed her every word
Even though it was becoming increasingly absurd
To save her from this dragon had become my destiny
I was beginning to wonder who on earth would save me
I wished I could turn back the time be sleeping in my bed
My anticipated dream became a nightmare instead

Proving all that glistens isn’t gold she was shaking my rattle, breaking my roll

Instrumental break

The scary walker stalker had us cornered in the end
Then the scary walker stalker became a talker and a friend
My damsel in distress was a felon in a dress
And the stalker was the saviour of this fellow in a mess
He gave me a warning, it’s simple and it’s this
If a woman seems too good to be true, you know she probably is

Proving all that glistens isn’t gold she was shaking my rattle, she was breaking my roll

Shaking my rattle and breaking my roll she was shaking my rattle and breaking my roll
She was shaking my rattle and breaking my roll shaking my rattle breaking my roll
She was shaking my rattle she was breaking my roll she was shaking my rattle she was breaking my roll

© CastIronRecordings