"Alright" lyrics




nothing ain’t right

you might believe in resurrection
forgiveness by the power of thee

you might believe that praying
and repeated prayer saying
will enlighten you eventually

you might believe in your salvation
and redemption of original sin

you might believe that kneeling
on the ground makes it appealing
for us to help your kind and kin

no matter what your faith is hangin’ on
as long as some of you got something
you can hang it on

we laugh in heaven ‘bout what you do
you seem to need us, what are we to do
looking for answers in the dark of night
we have to tell you
that nothing ain’t right

you claim to know the truth for certain
and say who don’t agree are blind

but truth is not objective
and depends on ones perspective
and therefore there is more than a kind

you beg and ask a wish to be granted
but long have lost your dignity

if granted you will praise us
and if not you will still raise us
and say god acts mysteriously

the fear of knowing not what life will bring
is so unbearable you’d place your faith in anything

we laugh in heaven ‘bout what you do
you seem to need us, what are we to do
looking for answers in the dark of night
we have to tell you ...

we laugh in heaven ‘bout what you do
you seem to need us, what are we to do
looking for answers in the dark of night
we have to tell you
for the last time
that nothing ain’t right

we laugh in heaven ‘bout what you do
you seem to need us, what are we to do
looking for answers in the dark of night
we have to tell you
we gotta tell you
sorry to tell you
that nothing ain’t right



a woman needs a man

when you get home in the evening, baby
from doing overtime
drop the groceries on the table
maybe pour a glass of wine

sit yourself down, kick off the dust of the day
a gentle caress would make the strain go away

you’re feeling lonely and empty
hollowed out from within
you disappear switching channels
but you don’t see a thing

‘cause you’re a real good woman
who needs a real good man
to give you what is needed
to give you all he can
and you don’t need nobody
to give you push and shove, just a man
‘cause a woman needs a man to love

now the weekends have no mercy, baby
and never seem to end
so you’re looking for distractions
maybe call up a long lost friend

but there’s no one there for you
and there’s no one who cares
so you head for that bedroom
walk alone up them stairs

‘cause you’re a real good woman
who needs a real good man
to give you what is needed
to make you understand
that you don´t need nobody
to give you push and shove, just a man
‘cause a woman needs a man to love
yeah baby

there’s no one there for you
and there’s no one who cares
so you head for that bedroom
walk alone up them stairs

‘cause you’re a real good woman
who needs a real good man
to give you what is needed
to make you understand
that you don’t need nobody
to give you push and shove, just a man
‘cause a woman needs a man to love, baby

a woman needs a man to love, yeah
every night and every day
I don’t care just what you say, just a man
‘cause a woman needs a man to love
she needs a man




amazing

a careless mind
‘s to be delivered
the hurtin’ kind
we can do without

I'm the one who’s bringing
you the best pain reliever
you have heard about

to beat the down
that’s out to get you
you need a high
that’s gonna tune you up

I’m the one who’s ringing at your door
and who’s bringing
what you sent out for

it may just take my intervention
to break the circle of pain
just recollect when it was your prime intention
to drive yourself completely insane

and it’s amazing
when we ride the high
and it’s amazing, baby
when we hit that sky
and it’s amazing
no limit to see
it’s way too good for us to let it be

the waterline
‘s above the marker
each nine to five
will make the level rise

you can grab the line
release the tension from the mind
that caused the overflow

it may just take my intervention
to break the circle of pain
just recollect when it was your prime intention
to drive yourself completely insane

and it’s amazing
when we ride the high
and it’s amazing, baby
when we hit that sky
and it’s amazing
no limit to see
it’s way too good for us to let it be

no it’s so damned amazing
when we ride that high
it’s extra ordinary crazy
when we hit the sky
it’s amazing
ain’t no limit to see
it’s way too good for us to let it be

so damned amazing
when we ride that high
it’s extra ordinary crazy
when we hit the sky
and it’s amazing
no limit to see
it’s way too good for us to let it be, baby




she’s alright

she gave me all her loving heart
I often made her cry
I must have been unhappy, lord
if only I knew why

my needs were so demanding
they brought her down in pain
but she got up and bravely stood
upon her feet again

and after all what I have learned about myself
I realize I didn´t need nobody else

‘cause she’s alright
she’s alright
the bitter tears and wasted years
made her drift out of sight
I wish that I could tell her
and hope one day I might
that I think
that she´s alright

depraved her from the beauty
and smashed it to the ground
I took all she had given me
not knowing what I´ve found

and after all what I have learned about myself
I realize I didn´t need nobody else

‘cause she´s alright
yeah she´s alright
the bitter tears and wasted years
made her drift out of sight
I wish that I could tell her
and hope one day I might
that I think
that she´s alright

I really know it´s got me bad this time around
the blues won´t let me go
my heart is homeward bound

‘cause she’s alright
she’s alright
she’s mended her wings that were torn by me
I should have been giving the best of me, alright
she’s lost forever
and I’d love to come alight
‘cause I know that she’s alright

now I know
that she’s alright




easy livin’

easy livin’
easy livin’, oooh
easy livin’

loretta turns to leave the interstate
trying to keep her eyes on the road
she’s driving slow to meet the hell called home
while the rain’s pouring out in the cold

the man who makes her smile and feel at ease
ain’t the man who´s waiting at home
‘cause he ain’t giving her, what she´s been living for
but she´s wanting some

of that
easy livin’
easy livin’
easy livin’ on battled ground

loretta knew if she would get in late
she would have to pay for the crime
but she´d make it and she knows she’d take it
‘cause she would every time

for some
easy livin’
easy livin’
she´d love to feel the california breeze
and some easy livin’

when she was younger she would dream about
a house all own her own
and now she’s older and she’d settle for
a shoulder to lean on

loretta wakes to greet the morning sun
looking in the mirror to find
a shattered lip and a battered pride
and a jailbreak on her mind

she turns to see what has become of her
not another day could she bear
she runs outside to meet the promises
to find no one waiting there

to give her some
easy livin’
easy livin’
she’ll never get to feel the ocean breeze
and some easy livin’

oooh, easy livin’
oooh, easy livin’
oooh, easy livin’




why did you love me

she told me she’d been blue too long
and I had been the cause

I handed her a painful me
and left it like it was

what made me think she’d love me
no matter what I’d done
what made me think she’d give me all
while I would give her none

why did you love me
why was I your one and only
why did you love me
‘till finally you made up your mind
to leave what you could never find

took the air that made her breathe
and poisoned it with tears

she tried to fight it when she could
but I just wouldn´t hear

the lessons I’ve been learning
I’m learning awful well
the times when I was flying high
have now changed into hell

why did you love me
why was I your one and only
why did you love me

so after all these times of down and out
your feelings lead you to a life without me

why did you love me
why was I your one and only
why did you love me
‘till finally you‘d leave behind
a love that broke apart through time




lay off of me

won’t take a long explanation
to tell you what I’m gonna do

I feel a well known frustration
‘cause I’ve been waiting ‘round an hour for you

I’m sick and tired of your lying
and have enough of you pickin’ on me

there sure as hell ‘s no denying
I don’t like the way it turned out to be

so come on stop your bitchin’
won’t you be so kind
for what team are you pitchin’
no, it sure ain’t mine
you made a fool of me baby
and you know that’s true
another reason to get rid of you

so hey hey, let me go
I´m tied up like a calf in a rodeo
hey hey, set me free
you gotta let me be

so when you show up to meet me
you come around with no respect

you never hug me or greet me
and that´s the very least a man could expect

you got your friends all around you
with their snotty upper lip attitude

I had enough of that competin’
and the way that you´ve been treatin’
me like any regular dude

you think your hotter than hell
when you talk that way
you mean you always have to tell
what you have done all day
so take your gold plated panties
shove ‘em up your snot
I want a girl to love me hell of a lot

so hey hey, let me go
go, go won’t you let me go
I‘m tied up like a calf in a rodeo
I keep on runnin’ but I’m much too slow
hey hey, set me free
please let go of me
you gotta let me be
let me be

so come on stop your bitchin’
won’t you be so kind
for what team are you pitchin’
no, it sure ain’t mine
you made a fool of me baby
and you know that’s true
another reason to get rid of you

so hey hey, let me go
go, go won’t you let me go
you tied me up like a calf in a rodeo
I keep on runnin’ but I’m much too slow
hey hey, set me free
free, free, please let go of me
it takes a lotta nerve for you to disagree
I´m outta here, don’t grab ahold of me
I´m not after you, so lay off of me




it doesn’t matter to me

I’d work all night
work all day
I’d even work for a lousy pay
as long as you love me
and always think of me
it doesn’t matter to me

I’d work my fingers to my bones
as long as you won’t leave me alone
and hug me and kiss me
and tell me you miss me
it doesn’t matter to me

you got a certain way of teasing me
when I’m out and blue
and when it´s time for love and pleasing
I got a whole lotta lovin’ to do

I’d trace your tracks
and drag you home
I’d bring you back wherever you may roam
if that’s what is needed
you better believe it
it doesn’t matter to me

you got a certain way of teasing me
when I’m out and blue
and when it’s time for love and pleasing
I got a whole lotta lovin’ to do

I’d trace your tracks
and drag you home
I’d bring you back wherever you may roam
if that´s what is needed
babe, you better believe it
it doesn’t matter to me

it doesn’t matter
it doesn’t matter to me
no it doesn’t matter
it doesn’t matter to me
it doesn’t matter
it doesn’t matter to me




give me love

a fire ‘s burning in the midnight hour
awakening all gods of lust
now hear the call and give me what I want
so I can do what I must

give me love, baby
give me love

imprisoned feelings got a grip on you
but needs demanding and proud
break all the bars until you shake ‘em loose
I hear your voice calling out

give me love, baby
give me love
give me love, baby
give me love

for every mountain, every peak you’ve climbed
I’ve climbed a thousand before
for every endless night of emptiness
I’ve got a hundred in store

no bed of roses
no river green
no upstate living
no family dream
no mediocre
no nice and slim

I don’t want half full, half empty
I just want full to the brim

give me love
get with it, ain’t no shit
give me love
do what you want babe and ride on it
give me love
a bad mama below and above
give me love
get with it baby
and give me love
do what you you want
below and above
get with it baby
and give me love




how I miss you

I sat here for a long time
trying to find these words
and I’m feeling kind of silly, babe
even though it really hurts

that the big wide ocean parts us
and the distance lets us know
what a separated live means
to the both of us

so all is left for me to say
I had to let you know
how I miss you
how I miss you, babe
yeah I miss you
god I miss you, babe

different worlds we live in
and different worlds we are
different situations, babe
that are keeping us apart

but no matter where this leads us
and no matter what will be
you must always keep in mind
what you mean to me

and now I’m sitting here alone
and thought I’d let you know
how I miss you
oh how I miss you, babe
yeah I miss you
oh god I miss you, babe

so all is left for me to say
I had to let you know
how I miss you



© 2006 George Sanford Jackson