April 20, 2014

Janis Joplin ~ "Pearl" song lyrics

 







Janis Joplin ~                         
Pearl                 


Janis Joplin, Los Angeles.
Album cover photograph by Barry Feinstein 
detail of album cover by Styrous®







Move Over
You say that it's over baby, Lord,You say that it's over now,
But still you hang around me, come on,
Won't you move over.

You know that I need a man, honey Lord,
You know that I need a man,
But when I ask you to you just tell me
That maybe you can.

Please dontcha do it to me babe, no!
Please dontcha do it to me baby,
Either take this love I offer
Or honey let me be.

I ain't quite a ready for walking, no no no no,
I ain't quite a ready for walking,
And whatcha gonna do with your life,
Life all just dangling ?

Oh yeah, make up your mind, honey,
You're playing with me, hey hey hey,
Make up your mind, darling,
You're playing with me, come on now!
Now either be my loving man,
I said-a let me honey, let me be, yeah!

You say that it's over, baby, no,
You say that it's over now,
But still you hang around me, come on
Won't you move over.

You know that I need a man, honey, I told you so.
You know that I need a man,
But when I ask you to you just tell me
That maybe you can.

Hey! Please dontcha do it to me, babe, no!
Please dontcha do it to me baby,
Either take this love I offer,
Honey let me be.

I said won't you, won't you let me be ?
Honey, you're teasing me.
Yeah, you're playing with my heart, dear,
I believe you're toying with my affections, honey.

I can't take it no more baby,
And furthermore, I don't intend to.
I'm just tired of hanging from the end of a string, honey,
You expect me to fight like a goddamned mule.
Wah, wah, wah, wah, honey...

Songwriters
KAY, JOHN / MEKLER, GABRIEL
Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



Cry Baby 
Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Honey, welcome back home.

I know she told you,
Honey I know she told you that she loved you
Much more than I did,
But all I know is that she left you,
And you swear that you just don't know why,
But you know, honey I'll always,
I'll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh honey, welcome back home.

Don't you know, honey,
Ain't nobody ever gonna love you
The way I try to do ?
Who'll take all your pain,
Honey, your heartache, too ?
And if you need me, you know
That I'll always be around if you ever want me
Come on and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby,
Oh daddy, like you always saying to do.

And when you walk around the world, babe,
You said you'd try to look for the end of the road,
You might find out later that the road'll end in Detroit,
Honey, the road'll even end in Kathmandu.
You can go all around the world
Trying to find something to do with your life, baby,
When you only gotta do one thing well,
You only gotta do one thing well to make it in this world, babe.
You got a woman waiting for you there,
All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman
And that'll be the end of the road, babe,
I know you got more tears to share, babe,
So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
And cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.

And if you ever feel a little lonely, dear,
I want you to come on, come on to your mama now,
And if you ever want a little love of a woman
Come on and baby baby baby babe babe baby now
Cry baby yeah.

Song Writer(s): Bert Berns, Larry Troutman, Norman Meade, Bert Russell, Roger Troutman
Lyrics © Copyright: Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Bert Russell Music LLC, Saja Music Co., Rittenhouse Music Inc.



Half Moon
Half moon, night time sky,
Seven stars, heaven's eyes.
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me, hey!

Rings of cloud and arms aflame,
Wings rise up to call your name.
Sun rolls high, Lord, it burns the ground
Just to tell about the first good man I found.

Yeah, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yeah!

Half moon on night time sky,
Seven stars, heaven's eyes.
Seven songs on seven seas
Just to bring all your sweet love home to me.

Hey baby, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past honey still at last
Lord, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, Lord,
Not coming past but still at last

Hey, you fill me like the mountains,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You fill me like the sea, oh Lord,
You're not coming past, honey, still at last
Your love brings life to me,
Your love brings life to me,
Your love... la la la la la, la

Won't you bring life to me
I said you're gonna ride around
When I'm on a little home babe,
Bring it on home, you bring it on home,
Bring it on home, bring it on home,
I said your love brings life to me, yeah.

Songwriters
HALL, JOHN J/HALL, JOHANNA D
Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing


My Baby
And when I work hard all day long
I'll tell you when to bother me nohow
'Cause how could anything ever go wrong

When I got my baby, Lord, yes
When I got my baby, oh Lord!

And when they tell me love is pain
I said it might be true for you, honey
But not for Janis no more, no no no no
All I've ever got to do is call out that man's name

Yeah and I got m-my baby, Lord, yeah
Yes I got my baby, good good God
Honey, I wanna tell you something that I do

Deep down, h-honey, in the dark of night
When I lay my head down, I wanna go to sleep
And I know everything is gonna be alright

Yeah I got my baby, Lord yeah
'Cause I got m-my baby, oh yeah

And when I wanna call the names
Or the things to be that wanna be to you
And when I wanna reach out my hand
It always seems you hold me, dear

Love, don't you know how long I looked for you
Daddy, daddy, daddy
Love, don't you know how hard I tried

But now I got my baby, Lord, yeah
Now I got my baby, yeah

Songwriters
Mendez, Lazaro / Perez, Armando Christian / Elijah, O. / Diaz, Hugo
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Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



Me And Bobby Mcgee
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train
And I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans

I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin' soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin' time, I was holdin' Bobby's hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no
And, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee

From the Kentucky coal mine to the California sun
There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold

One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He's lookin' for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I'd trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday
To be holdin' Bobby's body next to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin', that's all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin' good was good enough for me, mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee

La da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah

La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah

La da La la da da la da da la da da
La da da da da da da da da
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah

Well, I call him my lover, call him my man
I said, I call him my lover did the best I can, c'mon
Hey now, Bobby now
Hey now, Bobby McGhee, yeah

Woo
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la la
Hey, hey, hey Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGhee, yeah

Songwriters
Foster, Fred L / Kristofferson, Kris
Lyrics © Published by EMI Music Publishing



Mercedes Benz
Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.
Dialing for dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until 3.
So oh lord won't you buy me a color TV.

Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.
I'm counting on you lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round.
Oh lord won't you buy me a night on the town.

Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
So oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz

Songwriters
Renner, Ruth Maria / Schlippenbach, Vincent Graf Von / Conen, David / Bugnon, Jerome.
Published by
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group




Trust Me
Trust in me baby, give me time and gimme time, gimme time
I heard somebody say, "The older the grape
Sweeter the wine, sweeter the wine"

Oh, my love is like a seed, baby, just needs time to grow
It's growing stronger day by day, yeah
That's the price you've got to pay

Trust in me baby, give me time, gimme time, please, a little more time
Takes a road runner just a little bit a longer, dear
Oh, to make up my mind, I gotta make up my mind

Oh, my love is like a seed baby, just needs time to grow
It's growing stronger day by day, yeah
That's the price that we both got to pay

I gotta know, know that I'm ready, oh ready to settle down
'Cause I think too much of your loving, baby
Yeah, I don't wanna mess your life around

So if you love me like you tell me that you're doing, dear
You shouldn't mind paying the price, any price, any price
Love is supposed to be that special kind of thing
Make anybody want to sacrifice

My love is like a seed, baby, just needs time to grow
It's growing stronger day by day, yeah
That's the price we both gotta pay

Trust in me baby, trust in me baby
Trust in my love in my heart
Keep the faith, baby, keep the faith in me, dear
In my arms, in my love

Don't turn your face away from me, dear, oh you leave a lost girl,
Oh, don't turn your love away, no no no no no no no,
You gotta believe in me, baby, yeah, trust me dear, oh

Written by Womack, Bobby.
Published by
Lyrics © ABKCO Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing




Get It While You Can
In this world if you read the papers, LordYou know everybody's fighting on with each other
You got no one you can count on, baby
Not even your own brother
So if someone comes along
He gonna give you some love and affection

I'd say get it while you can, yeah
Honey, get it while you can
Hey hey, get it while you can
Don't you turn your back on love, no no

Don't you know when you're loving anybody, baby?
You're taking a gamble on a little sorrow
But then who cares, baby?
'Cause we may not be here tomorrow, no
And if anybody should come along
He gonna give you any love and affection

I'd say get it while you can, yeah
Hey hey, get it while you can
Hey hey, get it while you can
Don't you turn your back on love
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

Oh, get it while you can
Honey get it when you're gonna wanna need it dear, yeah yeah
Hey hey, get it while you can
Don't you turn your back on love
No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Get it while you can
I said, "Hold on to somebody when you get a little lonely, dear"
Hey hey hold on to that man's heart
Yeah, get it, want it, hold it, need it
Get it, want it, need it, hold it
Get it while you can
Honey get it while you can baby, yeah
Hey hey get it while you can

Songwriters
Ragovoy, Jerry / Shuman, Mort
Published by
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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