Curtis Mayfield When Seasons Change

When seasons change – and we’ve again surpassed September

A lot of scars – that kind of scare you to remember

Scufflin’ times – in seeing people trying to put you down

For goodness sakes

People trying to take what you know you’ve found

Stranded in someone else’s neighborhood

Listening to the undertone

Lord! Sure makes it a blessing to know you got your own

Time makes you suffer – when seasons change

Can’t call no names – when you got your own self to blame

Praying to Jesus – make me a little stronger

So I might live the life – a little bit longer

So many changes – going in and out of my life

How can anyone survive

When everybody’s been made a sacrifice

Look all around – and see yourself so weak and so vulnerable

So you’re trying to be strong – but your money ain’t too long

And it’s so terrible

Don’t you know – if you want a good life

Best look into yourself

‘Cause the world is cold – and everybody’s bold

And there’s no one else

Time makes you suffer – when seasons change

Can’t call no names

When you got your own self to blame

Strain won’t give me no – satisfaction

Taxes are taking up – a new collection

So many changes – going in and out of my life

How can anyone survive

When everybody’s been made a sacrifice

When seasons change – and we’ve again surpassed September

A lot of scars – that kind of scare you to remember

Scuf flin’ times – in seeing people trying to put you down

For goodness sakes

People trying to take what you know you’ve found

Curtis Mayfield All Night Long

Always in love with you

Baby, all night long

Don’t be afraid of the love

I’ll never hurt you

Oh baby, all night long

We’ll keep sweet, sweet things going on

Come on and groove with me

Listen to the blues with me

Take off your shoes

If you wanna get loose with me

Beyond my wildest dreams

You’re truly, truly – truly, truly

Oh, sweet fine thing

What can it mean

Well, well, I’ve seen you in my dreams

You knocked me out without a doubt

Every time we take a try

With you baby

I know I’m gonna be so satisfied

I promise to do

Baby, baby, all night long

To be true all for you

Little girl you are the one

Baby please, can you believe me

Never leave, always be

Your love has got me ravin’

My needs for you are cravin’

To hear you cry, satisfied, can reply

Let a woman not put no test on you

Just be yourself to do

Every day, anyway

Love me always, come what may

What can it mean

Well, I’ve seen you in my dreams

You knocked me out without a doubt

Every time we take a try

With you baby

I know, I know I’m gonna be satisfied

Always in love with you

Baby, all night long

Don’t be afraid of the love

I’ll never hurt you

Oh baby, all night long

We’ll keep sweet, sweet, sweet things going on

Come on and groove with me

Listen to the blues with me

Take off your shoes

If you wanna get loose with me

Always in love with you

Oh baby, all night long

All night long

All night long

Curtis Mayfield In Your Arms Again

Oh, shake it

Uh, huh, oh, shake it

Shake it

Don’t you be so mean, let me say it right

You’ve got a walk, if could talk, would say dynamite

I must have been livin’ good and true

‘Cause I’ve been blessed with all of you

Give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, baby

Shake it

I wanna be in your arms again, where I feel secure

Make the kind of love I know we like for sure

Blowin’ all in my ear, sayin’ things I like to hear

Give it up, give it up, give it up, give it up, baby

Shake it, oh, shake it

This has always been, you see, a sweet relation

Some of the nice things I give to my temptation

With you I wanna be so nasty, all you have to do is ask me

Give it to you, give it to you, give it to you, baby

Shake it

It’s a sizzlin’ romance when I kiss your finger

With every little rock and roll, the feel will linger

From my heart on to my feet are temperature and heat

Shake it, move it on, baby, shake it

Shake it, oh, shake it

I wanna be in your arms, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, where I feel secure

Make the kind of love I know we like for sure

Blowin’ all in my ear, sayin’ things I like to hear

Give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, give it to me, baby

Shake it, shake it, oh

I wanna be in your arms, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, I wanna be, I wanna be

I wanna be in your arms again, where I feel secure

It’s a sizzlin’ romance when I kiss your finger

With every little rock and roll, the feel will linger

From my heart on to my feet are temperature and heat

Shake it, move it on, baby, shake it

Curtis Mayfield If I Were Only A Child Again

If I were only a child again

No one’s ever been, oh, good to me since then

Everywhere I looked it seemed so color bright

There were never such things to me as black and white

Remember when we were part of that special few

Everything it seemed was so pure and true

I guess we were just too young to understand

The unselfish cause of death and war and roles of man

Only, only, only a child

Only, only, only a child

Only, only, only a child

Only a child again, hey, hey

If I were only a child again

I would never want to venture life like this again

People of the world hurling sticks and stones

Like the sore fates of one come up and break my bones

Only, only, only a child

If I were only a child again

And have the ability to understand

I’d speak for little people from the date of birth

And ask the grown ups, when will there be peace on earth?

Grown ups, when will there be peace on earth?

Brother, when will there be peace on earth?

Only, only, only a child

Only, only, only a child

Only, only, only a child

Only a child again, hey, hey

Curtis Mayfield Keep On Keeping On

Everybody gather round and listen to my song

I’ve only got one

We who are young, should now take a stand

Don’t run from the burdens of women and men

Continue to give, continue to live

For what you know is right

Most of your life can be out of sight

Withdraw from the darkness and look to the light

Where everyone’s free

At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be

We just keep on keeping on

We just keep on keeping on

Many think that we have blown it

But they too will soon admit

That there’s still a lot of love among us

And there’s still a lot of faith and warmth and trust

When we keep on keeping on

Before we dismiss, one thing I insist

When you have your young, remember this song

And our world surroundings, its leaps and bounds

Ups and downs, is reality

Teach them to be strong, and when they are grown

They can proudly imply that we were an alright guy

For all the wrong now is right

This nation’s people are now united as one

And we just keep on keeping on

We just keep on keeping on

Many think that we have blown it

But they too will soon admit

That there’s still a lot of love among us

And there’s still a lot of faith, warmth, and trust

When we keep on keeping on

Keep on keeping on, ya’ll

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Keep on, keeping on

(Keep on, keeping on)

We got to move on up, ya’ll

(We got to move on up)

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on

Some years back I remember

Still in my mind so well

My mama made this [?]

And I found it never fails

Never worry too long

(Worry too long)

About what goes on

(About what goes on)

Today it’s sorrow

(Today it’s sorrow)

Look like joy tomorrow

(Look like joy tomorrow)

Keep on keeping on

(Keep on keeping on)

Keep on, keep on

(Keep on, keep on)

We just keep on keeping on

We just keep on keeping on

Many think that we have blown it

But they too will soon admit

That there’s still a lot of love among us

And there’s still a lot of faith, warmth, and trust

When we keep on keeping on

We’re gonna move on up

(We’re gonna move on up)

Keep on keeping on

(Keep on keeping on)

Move on, move now

(Move on, move now)

Keep on keeping on

(Keep on keeping on)

Curtis Mayfield Ain’t No Love Lost

Been layin’ with you girl a many a year

Suffered your every weakness

And shared with you every tear

Stood lookin’ like a fool

Claimin’ you all mine

When I know what you was doin’

People doin’ it all the time

You and I have to say it

How we were supposed to play

You claim not to be serious

And now you wanna leave me

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no, ain’t no

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

I just should not become [?] Casanova

And with a little luck you make it over

You may not know

That [?] another love’s hard to find

And what’s been played on me

Can be played on you in turn

You and I have to say it

How we were supposed to play

You claim not to be serious

And now you wanna leave me

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

You told me long ago

That you really love me so

And now you’ve gone and left

And I’m here by myself

Do you wanna know my feelings

What is really in my heart

Go on about your business

From you girl I don’t want no part

And it’s such a shame [?] how you play

And you [?] where you go

Cause I really like you out of sight

You and I have to say it

How we were supposed to play

You claim not to be serious

And now you wanna leave me

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no, ain’t no, ain’t no

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no, ain’t no

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

Ain’t no love lost

Curtis Mayfield Underground

Familiar music, familiar sound

Does mute your thoughts for the underground

Lonely sight for any turning light

Future prophesy for the [?]

There’ll be equal stay and equal play

The underground where none can betray

The underground

The underground

The underground

There’ll be no light, so there can be no sight

And you’ll judge your fellow men on the stand

By what is right

They’ll all turn black so who’s to know

As a matter of fact: color, creed and breed must go

The underground

The underground

Familiar music, familiar sound

Does mute your thoughts for the underground

Lonely sight for any turning light

Future prophecy for the [?]

The underground

The underground

The underground

Curtis Mayfield Ain’t Got Time

Child I’m a fool for ya

Ain’t too proud of that

For when it comes to love and pride

Pride is something that I seem to lack

Our relation’s in danger

And you act like a stranger

But this time I’m not flyin’

‘Cause I ain’t got the time

Make a mess of me

Which wasn’t supposed to be

We were supposed to change

It couldn’t be arranged

Your mama’s son

And sisters do

All here today

Unite and true

She acts in love

I help myself

Distrust your sign

Ain’t got no time

Playin’ with you

And you didn’t cut me loose

I won’t say that we’re losers

It’s just a mutual choosin’

‘Cause what is yours is mine

Is just yours in my mind

You’re not convincing my mind

‘Cause I ain’t got the time

Our love had gone to blow

Can’t get hung up no more

And now ain’t nothin’ left

Get up and help yourself

You double-cross

Your lover’s boss

Ignored advice

And blew our lives

Your useless prayer

I cannot bare

It wasn’t fair

You should have cared

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Your mama’s son

And sisters do

All here today

Unite and true

She acts in love

I help myself

Distrust your sign

Ain’t got no time

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

You double-cross

Your lover’s boss

Ignored advice

And blew our lives

Your useless prayer

I cannot bare

It wasn’t fair

You should have cared

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Ain’t got it

Curtis Mayfield Eddie You Should Know Better

Eddie, you should know better

Brother, you know you’re wrong

Think of the tears and fears

You bring to your folks back home

They’d say, “where did he go wrong, my Lord?”

We planned and worked hard

From the very start

Tried to make him better

Than all the rest

But the brother proved to be

So much less

Eddie is everybody’s friend

But sometimes we wonder now and then

The only time he’ll choose you

When there’s something to lose through

His personal loss

And the friend pays the cost

All the time

Must be something’ that’s freezin’ his mind

That has made him, through greed, so very blind

And I don’t think he’s gonna make it this time

Curtis Mayfield Back To Living Again

Now it’s always the right time

With something positive in your mind

There’s always someone to pull you down

You just get back up and hold your ground.

If there’s ever something bad you don’t wanna see

Just keep on walking and let it be.

I don’t wanna hear ’bout all that’s bad

‘Cause all that’s bad just makes me sad

So every little once in a while

Show some love and make me smile

Cry sometimes with tears of joy

Sure would help now where they fall.

Summer, winter, or just cold

Through the rain and through the snow

Let’s get on back to livin’ again, right on

Just get on back to livin’ again

Get on back, get on back.

Wherever life takes me I don’t know, hey

Just give me a truth and let me grow, ooh

I have these feelings in myself, hey

I am sure there must be someone else.

Shootin’ guns in prison life

Is that what you want, well, Jesus Christ?

It’s best for you to get back on track

There ain’t no need in lookin’ back, don’t look back

So you’re tryin’ hard, well try again

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win

Just remember by and by, just remember

It’s best to keep a lateral high.

So summer, winter, or just cold

Through the rain and through the snow

Let’s get on back to livin’ again, right on

Just get on back to livin’ again

Get on back, get on back.

If you’re feelin’ inferior, hey

Make yourself superior

If you practice, baby, all the time,

No one can think what’s on your mind.

Tossin’ and fightin’ all the time.

Do you really want some peace of mind?

Remember back as a little kid?

There was so much fun in what we did!

Summer, winter, or just cold

Through the rain and through the snow

Let’s get on back to livin’ again, right on

Just get on back to livin’ again

Get on back, get on back.

Let’s get on back to livin’ again, right on

Just get on back to livin’ again

Get on back, get on back.

Go ahead Mayfield…