JJ Cale Devil In Disguise

From the California shore to New York City

The beat don’t never stop

You can hear it on the radio anywhere you go

It’s steady as the rhythm of a clock

It cuts through the noise of the city life

It won’t seem to go away

It’s the devil in disguise I tell you no lies

My fingers do the walking everyday

Yonder comes a young girl she wants to take a whirl

She thinks it’s all a dream

She got rock and roll way down in her soul

She wants to know where’s the limousine

Get up honey let your mama sit down

You’re too young anyway

The devil in disguise give her the prize

Then you can carry her away

When the road I travel starts to unravel

Every which way it goes

The beat starts to press on my bullet proof vest

And my high turns out to be low

Give me my guitar I’m going to go far

Let me see it let me hold it in my hand

I’m the devil in disguise I tell you no lies

I’m playing in a rock ‘n roll band

JJ Cale Teardrops In My Tequila

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

Got Colorado, not enchiladas, on my mind

Ain’t it cold as hell in Santa Fe

Makes me shiver to my toes

Things ain’t going well in Santa Fe, oh no

Make them two tacos to go, senor

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

Got Colorado, not enchiladas, on my mind

Goodbye, see you later Santa Fe

Then the freeway will take me home

Where the air is clean,

The open fields, the meadow green

I won’t be so all alone

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

I’ve got teardrops in my tequila

Got Colorado, not enchiladas, on my mind

Goodbye, see you later Santa Fe

JJ Cale These Blues

A hundred miles is not too far

Unless you have to walk

Life, it seems, is like a dream

Until you have to talk

Don’t wonder for a moment

If you win or lose

Just stop and stay, and watch the day

And listen to these blues

If it don’t work for you, girl

Put it off your mind

If you drink anew from the well

You find the bottom line

A fancy woman told me

John, you’re bound to do this

So I just stay and watch the day

And sing these lonesome blues

The blues is not a song you sing

It is a way of life

I’ve hung around them bar rooms, girl

Almost all my life

The men, they all are gamblers

They take all they can use

So if I find no peace of mind

I’ll settle for these blues

JJ Cale Artificial Paradise

Many loves in a lifetime, they seem to go astray

Many people come and go, they never seem to stay

Sometimes I kid myself, then I realise

I’m just living in an artificial paradise

A hundred times, my hopes and dreams are blown into the air

A thousand times, it always seems no one is really there

Then I know I’m fooling myself, I’m not so wise

I’m just living in an artificial paradise

Plastic state of mind, superficial clothes

Living in a vacuum, close to zero

Sometimes I kid myself, then I realise

I’m just living in an artificial paradise

JJ Cale Super Blue

Days are longer

By yourself

You sold your soul to someone else

Now you’re paying, can’t you see

You want to pass it back to me

Told you once, told you twice

When you’re gone don’t expect to come back

Things don’t work out like I planned

‘Cause you’ve got yourself another man

Danger signal, danger ahead

I know you’d be better if you thought

If you thought I was dead

I won’t tell you, I won’t tell you no lie

I’ll come back and haunt you as another guy

Things don’t work out like I planned them

‘Cause you’ve got yourself another man

JJ Cale Hold On

First time I seen you, I knew

You had come undone for someone mistreated you

The ringing in your ears, the salt in your tears

Yes, I know I would feel sick at a dirty deal, yes I do

Some bright morning, the sun will shine again

Some bright morning, start all over again

Hold on, you’ve got to hold on

If nothing is real, I know how it feels, yes I do

Hold on, when everything is gone

I know how it feels to get a dirty deal, I do

JJ Cale Cherry Street

Down on Cherry Street

All the girls are lookin’ fine

Down on Cherry Street

Al the girls are lookin’ fine.

When they put their hands in your pocket,

They ain’t feelin’ for no dime.

Down on Cherry Avenue

It’s paradise

Down on Cherry Avenue

Things are lookin’ nice

If you need some kinda lovin’ boy

Don’t think twice

Down on Cherry Avenue

Pickin’ up and puttin’ in

Down on Cherry Avenue

Pickin’ up and puttin’ in

That’s where the ladies are

That’s where the boys turn into men.

Down on Cherry Street

All the girls are lookin’ fine

Down on Cherry Street

All the girls are lookin’ fine

When they put their hands in your pocket,

They ain’t feelin’ for no dime

JJ Cale Cocaine

If you want to hang out, you’ve got to take her out, cocaine

If you want to get down, get down on the ground, cocaine

She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie, cocaine

If you got bad news, you want to kick them blues, cocaine

When your day is done and you got to run, cocaine

She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie, cocaine

If your thing is gone and you want to ride on, cocaine

Don’t forget this fact, you can’t get it back, cocaine

She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie, cocaine

JJ Cale The Problem

Have you heard the news that’s going ’round here

The man in charge has got to go

Cause he dances ’round the problem, boy

And the problem is the man in charge you know

Now, the young knows what I’m talking ’bout

It’s a con in the old man’s game

The man in charge, he don’t know what he’s doing

He don’t know the world has changed

Power seems to be so far up

The man on the street ain’t got a clue

The high top cats running your life

Think the problem is me and you

Born in a time that has gone by

The old tell the young what to do

Have you heard the news that’s going ’round here

The problem is the man in charge of you

The problem is the man in charge of you

Power seems to be so far up

The man on the street ain’t got a clue

The high top cats running your life

Think the problem is me and you

Have you heard the news that’s going ’round here

The man in charge has to go

The man in charge has got to go

The man in charge has to go

JJ Cale Lonesome Train

Lonesome train, ride all day

Lonesome train, ride all day

Since I lost my woman, I lost my way

Mr Conductor, where is this train bound

Mr Conductor, where is this train bound

Is it headed up, is it headed down

Lucky for me, I’m on the sunny side

Lucky for me, I’m on the sunny side

Since I lost my woman, it’s a lonesome ride

Lonesome train, ride all day

Lonesome train, ride all day

Since I lost my woman, I lost my way