Bill Withers Family Table

I will follow my dreams wherever

They take me

I will stand upon the mountain and look down upon the seashores

But I’ll always remember

The family table

If I don’t ever go there anymore

I will stand up when it seems

That my troubles might break me

I will listen even though I know I’ve

Heard it all before

But I’ll always remember

The family table

If I don’t ever go there anymore

Bill Withers Liza

[NARRATION:]

Probably one of the nicest affections in the world

Is that feeling that’s there between a worldly old

Uncle and very innocent young niece.

Liza, won’t you lay your head on my shoulder

Cry if you want to, I don’t mind

Seems as if you need some love and kindness

And all I’ve got is time.

Wiser is the way when you grown older

Nothing heals a broken heart but time

I know what it means to need a shoulder

So lay your head on mine.

[PIANO SOLO & REPEAT SECOND VERSE]

Bill Withers Kissing My Love

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

Yeah thump a thumping in my head

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

I close my eyes and see a pretty city

With a million flowers babe

Now I can hear the angels sing

Songs that only angels sing

She’s such a pretty thing

That I can feel my heart

Just a thumping and a skipping

When I’m kissing my love

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

Feel the blood a pumping in my veins

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

She’s such a tender sender

With her sweet young friends

She’s so good at what she does

All she wants to do is kiss and hug

She’s got me in love

And I can feel my heart

Just a thumping and a skipping

When I’m kissing my love

Put your foot on the rock and pat your foot,

Don’t stop, put your foot on the rock

[x8]

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

Feel the blood a pumping in my veins

Whoa now

When I’m kissing my love

She’s such a tender sender

With her sweet young friends

Whoa now

She’s so good at what she does

All she wants to do is kiss and hug

She’s got me in love

And I can feel my heart

Just a thumping and a skipping

When I’m kissing my love

[whistling]

Bill Withers Steppin’ Right Along

Steppin’ right along

Like it ain’t nothing, baby

Something just, something blew your mind

Something come along

To make you stronger, baby

But you know it got to take time

Talk a little deep

To make you wonder, baby

And it’s not that same old line

Whoa, look out now

Something some time

Come along and blow your mind

Watch out, girl

Somebody hot (hot!)

Make you give up everything you got

Steppin’ right along

Like it ain’t nothing, baby

Something just, something just blew you mind

Something come along

That kick like thunder, baby

You know got to give it up for them

Right on time

‘Would it be wise or weak?’

You wonder, baby

Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme

Look out, girl

Something some time

Come along and blow your mind

Watch out, girl

Somebody hot (hot!)

Make you give up everything you got

Steppin’ right along

Like it ain’t nothing, baby

Something come along

And just blew your mind

‘Some kind of magic spell?’

You wonder, baby

Make a drink of muddy water

Taste like wine

And ‘Would it be wise or weak?’

You wonder, baby

Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme

‘Love made me do it!’

Something some time

Come along and blow your mind

Watch out, girl

Somebody hot (hot!)

Make you give up everything you got

Said I will follow…the Lord in Heaven

I wanna be…thy holding(?) angel

‘Til the Kingdom come

Thy will be down

Down here on earth

Just like it is in Heaven

Give us this day

Our…daily bread

Give us our sins

We forgive our brothers

Lead us far away, every day,

From temptation

Heavenly Father

Deliver us from evil

Thine is the kingdom

And the Power

And the Glory

Forever!

Heavenly Father

Sweet Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father

Sweet sweet Heavenly Father

Sweat ol’ Heavenly Father [x2]

Bill Withers Take It All In And Check It All Out

You can fill up a room with idle conversation

You can stir up a whole darn nation with your mouth

But before you start to show your indignation about a situation

You ought to take it all in and check it all out.

You can create a boom with catchy information

You can shake up a lot of people if you shout

But before you begin to grin about the success of your creation

You ought to take it all in and check it all out.

You can make out a plan with aimless dedication

You can hang up a million slogans in you house

But before you put it into operation, before you man your station

You ought to take it all in and check it all out.

You ought to take it all in and check it all out, find out what it’s all about

You ought to take it all in and check it all out

Bill Withers Close To Me

Close to me

Said I want you close to me

I believe

I can bring you happiness

Get close to me

Get closer to the feelin’

Let’s get down

And let the feelin’ do the rest

Come ‘ere close to me

Anyway you want to

Let’s let it be

What makes you feel the best

Feelin’ high on love and full of energy

And I want you close to me

Said I want you close to me

Come ‘ere close to me

Anyway you want to

Get close to me

Come and take what you can get

Come ‘ere close to me

A little closer to the feelin

Get close to me

And make me shake and sweat

Feelin’ high on love and full of energy

And I want you close to me

Come ‘ere close to me

Close to me

Bill Withers I’m Her Daddy

How do you do, Lucy?

You sure been hard to find.

I heard you had a daughter

Six years old and

I just can’t keep from cry’n’.

Six years Lucy, Lord have mercy,

That’s a long time, that’s a long time.

Is she pretty, has she grown?

Does she sleep well in a room of her own?

Can I see her?

Does she know that I’m her daddy, I’m her daddy?

Did you give her one of my pictures?

Does she carry yeh, yeh, picture with her?

Does she show it to the baby sitter, and say,

“See that man, that’s my daddy, that’s my daddy?”

You should ‘a told me, Lucy, You should ‘a told me, Lucy,

Yeh, you should ‘a told me, Lucy.

Oh, Lucy. Oh, Lucy. Oh, Lucy. Oh, Lucy.

You should ‘a told me Lucy.

Bill Withers Something That Turns You On

I hope you find in me

Something that turns you on

A tie that binds with me

And holds us together from now on

Oh! I want to be what you need. Ow baby yeah!

When it gets down to love

I want to be what you want me to be

When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

I hope you find in me

Something that’s peaceful and warm

Something that keeps us together

‘Til one of us is dead and gone

Oh! I want to be what you need

Ow baby yeah!

When it gets down to love

I want to be what you want me to be

When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

I hope you find in me

Something that burns on and on

Something that keeps us together

Keeps our love still holding on

I want to be what you need

When it gets down to love

I want to be what you want me to be

When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

Really want to be what you need

Wanna be the one that turns you on

Bill Withers Cold Baloney

Cold Baloney, and I’m home by myself.

Well I’m five years old, and it sure is cold

Mama’s out cookin’ steak for someone else

Sure am sleepy, but I’m gonna wait till my mama comes

Well if the rich folks don’t eat up all that good meat,

Mama’s gonna brings me some.

Talking about that cold baloney, mayonnaise, and bread

Well if it wasn’t for cold baloney, you know I would have been dead.

Poor mama, she sure looks tired

She said “what you eatin’ son?”

“I believe that cold baloney sandwich looks good.

Would you please fix you mama one?”

Talking about cold baloney, mayonnaise, and bread

Well if it wasn’t for cold baloney, you know I would have been dead

Baloney was good enough for my father, good enough for my mother

That baloney saved me and my brother

Cold baloney, mayonnaise, and bread

Bill Withers World Keeps Going Around

Looking at the pictures of the places that he’s been

Old man told me what he found

Said it don’t make no difference whether you’re out or whether you’re in

You know the world keeps going around and around

Going around and around

Said he looked at the places, talk to the faces that he seen

Then he turned the pictures upside down

Said it don’t make no difference how many places that you’ve been

Said the world keeps going around and around

Going around and around

Then he put up the pictures shook his head and with a grin

He talked about his ups and downs

Said it don’t make no difference how many fixes you’ve been in

You know the world keeps going around and around

Going around and around

[Vamp:]

Betty Joe Johnson

Don’t you pull no Daisy Mae on me

Daisy Mae she did me dirty

So I had to leave her for Anna Lee

Anna Lee she had big street feet

She spends her nights out on the road

So I started seeing Sally Jackson

I had to let old Anna Lee go

Sally Jackson was a player

Had another man along with me

So I just took me one step backwards

Checked up on old Anna Lee

Anna Lee still had them street feet

Like to dance all night and sleep all day

So I just took one more step backwards

Checked up on old Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is still doing dirty

So I tell you what I had to do

I had to go just one step further

Betty Joe Johnson

And that’s how I know you

Said he looked at the places, talk to the faces that he seen

Then he turned the pictures upside down

Said it don’t make no difference how many places that you’ve been

Said the world keeps going around and around

Going around and around