Lyrics – Stone Cold Sober

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Stone Cold Sober 2015

1.  I Don’t Want You Anymore
2.  Don’t You Wory None ‘Bout Me
3.  The Story
4.  Rum Ol’ Do
5.  So Long
6.  Lead Hearted Blues
7.  Stone Cold Sober
8.  Poverty Blues
9.  Right Back At The Start
10. Worse Off Than You
11. Dream The Blues
12.  This Rag Of Mine

 

1. I Don’t Want You Anymore

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I don’t want you anymore, hanging round my door
I don’t want you anymore, hanging round my door
I thought you would treat me kind
You had something else on your mind
I don’t want you anymore, hanging round my door

I don’t want to see your face coming round my place
I don’t want to see your face coming round my place
Did I ever rue the day you flashed those big brown eyes my way
I don’t want to see your face coming round my place

I don’t want you anymore, picking at my life
I don’t want you anymore, picking at my life
You’re the meanest woman I ever seen, you saw what I had and you picked me clean
I don’t want you anymore, picking at my life

XX You looked as sweet at sweet could be
XX But you were only mean to me
XX The promises inside your eyes
XX Turns out they were only lies
XX I had all I needed, then you offered so much more
XXNow I don’t want you hanging round my door

I don’t want you anymore within a million miles of me
I don’t know what makes you think that you’d be good for me
You took my good you made it bad, you took my happy and you made it sad
Now I don’t want you anymore within a million miles of me                                                                                 

Instrumental Break  

XX You looked as sweet at sweet could be
XX But you were only mean to me
XX The promises inside your eyes
XX Turns out they were only lies
XX I had all I needed, then you offered so much more
XX I don’t want you anymore round my door

I don’t want you anymore lying in my bed
I don’t want you anymore messing with my head
You promised me your loving action, I ain’t got that satisfaction
I don’t want you anymore lying in my bed oh no not lying in my bed

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2. Don’t You Worry None ‘Bout Me

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

It’s very plain to see, you’ve made up your mind
About leaving me, and leaving me behind, but
Don’t, don’t you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

I know that you were never, never going to stay
Just as soon as you, had everything your way
Don’t, don’t you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

You know that I’ll be here, I’ll be here just the same
When everybody, everybody knows your name
Don’t, don’t you worry,    don’t you worry none ‘bout me                         ]  

XX Don’t you worry about leaving me alone
XX You know that I’m, perfectly fine, sitting here on my own

And now that every evening, when the sun goes down
And you’re out there having fun, all over town
Don’t, don’t you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

Instrumental break

XX Don’t you worry about leaving me alone
XX You know that I’m, perfectly fine, sitting here on my own

And now that everything, is going right for you
And all your crazy dreams, you know they’ve all come true
Don’t you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

Instrumental break

XX Don’t you worry about leaving me alone
XX You know that I’m, perfectly fine, sitting here on my own

You know that I’ll be here, I’ll be here just the same
When everybody, everybody knows your name
Don’t don’t don’t you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

I said don’t, don’t  you worry, don’t you worry none ‘bout me

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3. The Story

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Need to tell you a story  –     Something I once saw
I thought I was set in my ways, but I was changed for ever more
I was changed for ever more

Man lived in a fine house   –    On the sunny side of town
He didn’t see what he had   –   till the sun went down
Only when the sun went down

Now this man he had a woman     –     On her he could rely
Every night, when he came home, she would keep him satisfied
Oh she knew how to keep him satisfied

Bridge
But he didn’t notice, the sadness growing in her life
He could never see the world through another man’s eyes

Now gambling was his passion  –   and he liked a drink or two
She wanted him to change his ways  –  but what’s a man to do?
He must do, what he has to do

Now his friends they started to tell him   –  You got to treat that woman right
And if you want to hold that job you got to quit this way of life
You must change this way of life

Bridge
He would not believe he was wrong, wouldn’t listen to their lies
He could never see the world, through another man’s eyes

Ah you know in time she left him   –   he quit his job in a rage
House went back to the banker and life became his cage
Oh his life, became his cage

So won’t you spare a dollar or two, when you’re walking in the street
For that story telling busking man – you know it might be me.
Oh you know, it might be me

Yes that story telling busking man
You know it might be me

 

4. Rum Ol’ Do

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

There’s many things, I wish I’d known
When I was young, before I’d grown
It’s a rum ol’d do,            Rum ol’ do – It’s a rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie do

Everybody knows if you try too hard,
You move ahead end up at the start
It’s a rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie can do

Come on round my place to night
Show you something out of sight
It’s a rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do what my diddie wa diddie can do

Instrumental Break

I did nothing wrong, just a friendly nudge
Now I’m talking to the judge
It’s a rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie do

You didn’t mean her any harm
Now you’re working on the farm
It’s a rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie do

Late at night, light were low
Another man’s wife!  How was I to know?
It’s a rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do  –   Rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie do

Instrumental Break

You want a piece of my advice
Think about it once, think about it twice
It’s a rum ol’ do –  rum ol’ do – rum ol’ do what your diddie wa make you do

I paid no head when I joined the game
Thought about, done it just the same
It’s a rum ol’ do –  rum ol’ do –  rum ol’ do what my diddie wa made me do

It’s a rum ol’ do what diddie wa diddie do

© CastIronRecordings

 

5. So Long

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’ve waited so long, for you to come home
I’ve waited so long, for you to come home
I’ve waited so long, for you to come home
Now I’ve got kind of used,  to being here on my own

There was a time, I needed you here
There was a time, I needed you right here
There was a time, I needed you here
I believe that time is gone, I don’t need you anywhere near

I hungered for your love, I believed I had no choice
I hungered for your love, I believed I had no choice
I hungered for your love, I believed I had no choice
Now I’ve got used, to the sound of my own voice

Bridge
So long, so long, a man can only wait so long
If you keep him hanging on, One day his love will be gone

You’d go out at night, so late you’d be back through though the door
In the wee small hours, you’d come back through the door
Then you went away, it wasn’t like before
I waited so long for you to walk through the door
I waited so long; I don’t feel that way any more

MUSIC BREAK PER VERSE

I believed you’d be home, one of these fine days
I believed you’d be back home, one of these fine days
In my chair by the window, I would sit and gaze
I believed you’d be back home, one of these fine days
You kept me waiting for so long – now I’m set in my ways

Bridge
So long, so long, a man can only wait so long
There’s a limit, there’s a line, and yours has been drawn

I’ve waited so long, for you to return
I’ve waited so long, for you to return
I’ve waited so long, for you to return
It’s too late now, your lesson is learned.
It’s too late now, all your bridges are burned
Your bridges are burned

It’s time you were gone    you kept me waiting so long

 

6. Lead Hearted Blues

Blind Blake     Arr. John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Originally performed by Bertha Henderson

Baby baby , can’t rest no place I go
Baby baby , can’t rest no place I go
These blues have got me wondering, must be reaping what I sow

I get’s up every morning, my heart it feels like lead
Get up every morning, my heart it feels like lead
When I go to bed at mid night, sometimes I wish I was dead

Break

You told me baby, before you left my door
You told me mama, before you left my door
You said, someday I’m gonna be sorry, I ever let you go

Get’s up every morning, my heart it feels like lead
Get up every morning, my heart it feels like lead
When I go to bed at mid night, sometimes I wish I was dead

Break

Baby baby , can’t rest no place I go
Baby baby , can’t rest no place I go
These blues have got me wondering, must be reaping what I sow

These blues have got me wondering, must be reaping what I sow

 

7. Stone Cold Sober

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’m stone cold sober when I get to my job
Stone cold sober when I get off
But on my way home, I’ll have a bottle or two
I’d rather be out of my mind, than stone cold sober with you

You’re one in a million, one of a kind
But you’re driving me out of my mind
The Way you teat me, what else can I do?
I’d rather be drunk as a skunk, than stone cold sober with you

Instrumental

I’d rather be in a penitentiary
Than stone cold sober in your company
But a bottle of whisky, that’ll see me through
I’d rather be sloppy drunk, than stone cold sober with you

Instrumental

I’m stone cold sober when I meet up with friends
but then before, before the evening ends
I’ll be knocking them back – two by two
I’d rather be smashed to pieces, than stone cold sober with you

Instrumental

I’d rather be Sloppy drunk, than stone cold sober with you
I’d rather be Sloppy drunk, than stone cold sober with you
Sober with you

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8. Poverty Blues

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Did you hear my, did you hear my, did you hear my, hear my news
Did you hear my, did you hear me news
Bad luck came now I’m paying all my dues

Do you see me, do you see me, do you see me, see me come
Do you see me, do you see me come
If you see me please don’t turn and run

Now I’m living, now I’m living, now I’m living under sheets and sacks
Now I’m living under plastic sheets and sacks
You don’t talk to me, you just talk behind me back

Say you don’t know me, deny me if you must
At times like these, you learn who you can trust
I did everything a man’s supposed to do
You can only pray this never happens to you

If you were a, if you were a, if you were a, friend of mine
If you were a, if you were a friend of mine
You wouldn’t go and leave me here behind

Break

You remember, you remember, you remember how you’d see me trying
You remember how you’d see me trying
See me now, you just see me crying

Say you don’t know me, deny me if you must
At times like these, you learn who you can trust
It’s not the life my wife and kids all had in mind
Say what you like my friend, at least they’re by my side

It seems to me now, I’ll only get back, Get back to my friends of old
Seems I’ll only get back to my friends of old
When I got money in the bank and a brand new set of clothes.

 

 

9. Right Back At The Start

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Walked into the room, not knowing you’d be there
No-one noticed I was trying not to stare
So I looked around for someone I could talk to
But I could not take my eyes off of you
I’d almost forgotten, how you broke my heart
Now I’m standing right back at the start

It was hard to see you holding someone else’s hand
And to know your smiling face was for another man
I never knew it ran so deep, it seems that I still care
But you hardly noticed, I was even there
I guess that’s what hurts the most it’s tearing me apart
Now I’m standing right back at the start

Bridge
I thought I’d seen enough cold water, flow beneath the bridge
From where I’m standing on the ledge
They say that time’s a healer it will lead you from the ridge
Now seems I’m standing too close to the edge

So many smiling faces, all pleased to see you
So I put a smile upon my face hoped no-one could see through
Seemed everyone was with someone, someone of their own
I knew that I, would be going home alone
Love cuts a little deeper, pierces like a dart
Now I’m standing right back at the start

Instrumental Break

Bridge
I thought I’d seen enough cold water, flow beneath the bridge
From where I’m standing on the ledge
They say that time’s a healer it will lead you from the ridge
Now seems I’m standing too close to the edge

Walked into the room, not knowing you’d be there
No-one noticed I was trying not to stare
So I looked around for someone I could talk to
But I could not take my eyes off of you
I’d almost forgotten, how you broke my heart
Now I’m standing right back at the start

Coda     riff  repeating ad lib “Right back at the start”

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10. Worse Off Than You

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

Lead me to the bottom of the hole you’re in
I’ll take you some place, you’ve never  been
Then I’ll tell you something, you won’t believe it’s true
There’s always someone worse off than you

You played every game, you lost every bet
You think this is just about as bad as it gets
But as long as there is one small thing that you can do
There’s always someone worse off than you

Bridge
I could take you to the top of the hill
And show you all there is below
But as long as you’re still talking
As long as you’re still walking
You still got a long way to go

Once you get started you better not stop
It’s a long way back from the bottom to the top
Exactly where you are depends upon your point of view
‘Cos there’s always someone worse off than you

Instrumental break

Once you get started you better not stop
It’s a long way back from the bottom to the top
Exactly where you are depends upon your point of view
‘Cos there’s always someone worse off than you

Bridge
I could take you to the top of the hill
And show you all there is below
But as long as you’re still talking
As long as you’re still walking
You still got a long way to go

Meet me in the middle where the deals are made
Half way in the sun, and half in the shade
Don’t sit there moaning when there’s something you can do
‘Cos there’s always someone worse off than you

Coda
As long as you’re still talking, as long as you’re still walking
There’s always someone worse off than you

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11. Dream The Blues

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I dreamed a dream, it all comes back to you
I dreamed a dream, it all comes back to you
My mind’s so restless, don’t know what to
Don’t know what to do

You treated me good, all I did was do you wrong
You were sweet and kind, I cheated and lied and done you wrong
Now I’m the one, the one who feels so all alone
Feel so all alone

You know I found me a sweet love, I left you at home by yourself
She seemed so sweet and kind, and I was only thinking of myself
But the minute you were gone, she changed into something else
She was something else

Instrumental Break

She treated me bad, denied me all a man could want
She treated me bad, denied me everything a natural man could want
Treated me so bad, like some kind of femme méchant
Some kind of femme méchant

Instrumental Break

I go into town, there’s no-one there that I know
I go back to my home in the country, there’s nothing left there to show
Feel so all alone, no matter where I go
No matter where I go

You trusted me, even when I was accused
I was having such a good time, you were denied you were refused
Now when I go to bed at mid-night, all I do is dream the blues
All I do is dream of the blues
I just dream of the blues

© CastIronRecordings

 

12. This Rag Of Mine

John Cee Stannard  (CastIron Music / Stannard)

I’m hoping you’ll love me, when I’ve taken you out tonight
You’ve been holding out a little too long and I’m feeling just a little too tight
You don’t want to hurry, you say everything in good time
But that’s a little too long, for this rag of mine

When we go out on the town it feels like you’re taking me on one long ride
There’s not much on the main course, and absolutely nothing on the side
You want to move forward, a little at a time
But that’s a little too slow, for this rag of mine

Bridge
Oh I need a little more action. Give me a place to aim
Just a little satisfaction, to keep me from going completely insane
I don’t mean to complain, you know I’ve been towing the line
Just a little too long, for this rag of mine

Instrumental verse

Bridge
Oh I need a little more action. Give me a place to aim
Just a little satisfaction, to keep me from going completely insane

I don’t want to start pleading, Please don’t make me beg
I’ve got one thing on my mind you’re thinking of something else instead
I’m so thirsty, I wanna taste of your cherry wine
I can’t wait any longer, with this rag of mine

This rag of mine,  This rag of Mine
This rag of… Mine…

Can’t wait  any longer, with this rag of mine

© CastIronRecordings