Leon Bridges Smooth Sailin’

Over the horizon

She’s smooth sailin’

These concrete seas

Now she’s headed

East down the boule – the vard

Sugar

Said I like the way (like the way)

Said I like the way (like the way)

You sail your ship down

Let me be your cargo

I won’t wear you down

No honey I won’t

Wear you down

I don’t really know

Her destination

But I get a feeling I

Get to be your passenger

Sugar let me be your passenger

Sugar

Said I like the way (like the way)

Said I like the way (like the way)

You sail your ship down

Let me be your cargo

I won’t wear you down

No honey I won’t

Wear you down

She’s smooth

Smooth sailin’ (Smooth sailin’ yeah)

She’s smooth

Smooth, darling

Sweet pretty baby

Won’t you be my lady, oh

Sweet Honey, darling

You know I’m calling

I want you

Sugar

Said I like the way (like the way)

Said I like the way (like the way)

You sail your ship down

Let me be your cargo

I won’t wear you down

No honey I won’t

Wear you down

She’s smooth

Smooth sailin’ (Smooth sailin’ yeah)

She’s smooth

Smooth, darling

Sweet pretty baby

Won’t you be my lady, oh

Sweet Honey, darling

You know I’m calling

I want you

Sugar

Said I like the way (like the way)

Said I like the way (like the way)

You sail your ship down

Let me be your cargo

I won’t wear you down

No honey I won’t

Wear you down

Leon Bridges Pony

I’m just a bachelor

Looking for a partner

Someone who knows how to ride

Without even falling off

Gotta be compatible

Sets me to my limits

Girl when I break you off

I promise that you won’t want to get off

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

Sitting here flossing

Peeping your steelo

Just once if I have the chance

The things I will do to you

You and your body

Every single portion

Send chills up and down your spine

Juices flowing down your thigh

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

If we’re gonna get nasty, baby

First we’ll show and tell

‘Til I reach your ponytail

Lurk all over and through you, baby

Until we reach the stream

You’ll be on my jockey team

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

If you’re horny, let’s do it

Ride it, my pony

My saddle’s waiting

Come and jump on it

Leon Bridges Shy

Staring at the ceiling

Hearts and records spinning round

I’ve been lovin’ with no meaning

Running from a feeling now

And all that I want is you

Ooh don’t get me started at this time of night

Hard to keep my guard up when the feeling’s right

I don’t need nobody but for you I might

And all that I want is you

I just want to see you, you could come over

I know you shy, you can be shy with me

You know I need you and I’m not quite sober

I know you shy baby, you can be shy, it’s alright

I just want to see you, you can come over

I know you shy, you can be shy with me

You know I need you and I’m not quite sober

I know you shy baby, you can be shy, you can be shy with me

Met you back in August

Thought you were standoffish, coy

But you don’t have to try

I’ll read between your lines, ohhh

‘Cause all that I want is you

Oh oh oh why (you ain’t gotta hide who you are tonight)

No take your time (you can move slow with your hips on mine)

Hey you’re so shy (won’t you come ’round here and waste my time)

‘Cause all that I want is you

I just want to see you, you could come over

I know you shy, you can be shy with me

You know I need you and I’m not quite sober

I know you shy baby, you can be shy, shy it’s alright

I just want to see you, you can come over

I know you shy, you can be shy with me

‘Cause baby I need you, and I’m kinda shy too

Maybe tonight baby, you can be shy, you can be shy with me

Leon Bridges Lisa Sawyer

She was born in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Branded with the name Lisa Sawyer

Circa 1963

Grandmother was Indian

Indian

Her mother’s name was Eartha

Swift as the wind

Fierce as fire

Her father’s name was Victor

Worked two jobs to provide for his flock

She was the youngest of seven

Seven

She grew up on Louisa Street

Chaos around but inside cozy

Small but a mansion in her eyes

Eyes, eyes, mansion

Never had much money

Money

But was filthy rich

With the wealth you couldn’t get from a dark casino

Or a lottery ticket

They had love

Love, love

Rich in love

She had the complexion of

The complexion of a sweet praline

Hair long as the sea

Heart warm like Louisiana sun

Voice like a symphony

Of the most beautiful instruments

Beautiful

At the age of sixteen

Sixteen

She found Christ at an altar

All along he was calling her name

The gospel spoken from an old wrinkly man

Man, man

Gospel

She was born in New Orleans

She was born in New Orleans

She was born in New Orleans

New Orleans

Leon Bridges Brown Skin Girl

Brown skin girl on the other side of the room

Brown skin girl staring with her brown eyes

Ooh, baby, don’t you know you’re a cutie pie?

Princess, little honey with the polka-dot dress on

Ruby-lipped lady whose name I don’t know

Let me tell you, darling

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh, OK

Brown skin girl with the white pearls ’round her neck

Brown skin girl, let me hold you close under the white moon

Cause baby, I’m ready and you know that I’m waiting on you

Princess, little honey with the polka-dot dress on

Ruby-lipped lady whose name I don’t know

Let me tell you, darling

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh whoo-ooh

Leon Bridges Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand

I better slow down

‘Cause I keep keep trippin’ on words I don’t wanna say

Just tell me right now

‘Cause I keep keep seein’ the signs you want me to stay

I can’t commit, I can’t make plans

Sometimes the bet ain’t worth the hand

I think you’re special, it makes me sad

Don’t wanna wonder what we could’ve had

And I hope you understand

Don’t get your feelings broken for nothin’

Maybe I’m leavin’

Leavin’ here with nothin’

I might regret that I can’t be your man

Sometimes the bet isn’t worth the hand

And I can’t keep lettin’ this wave carry me away

So tell me right now

‘Cause I keep keep seein’ the signs you want me to stay

I got it bad

I think you know

You’re everything, you’re beautiful

But my life is fast, can’t make it slow

We’re here right now

Kiss me before I go, but you got to let me go

Don’t get your feelings broken for nothin’

Maybe I’m leavin’

Leavin’ here with nothin’

I might regret that I can’t be your man

Sometimes the bet isn’t worth the hand

(I been hurt before, don’t wanna hurt no more)

Sometimes the bet isn’t worth the hand

I gotta let ya know girl

I can’t let it go any longer

Sometimes it ain’t worth the hand

Leon Bridges Shine

Lord, don’t remember my sins

My sins from my youth

Don’t remember my sins

And father, please elude my transgressions

Let them blow in the wind like sand

Cause all of my deeds, you know them

Use me as your vessel

I want to shine like the candle

Shine like the burning candle in the room

Lord, don’t remember, ooh, don’t remember

And father, please elude my transgressions

Let them blow in the wind like sand

Cause all of my deeds, you know them

Use me as your vessel

I want to shine like the candle

Shine like the burning candle in the room

Don’t remember me as a [?] man walking

I don’t wanna be like the Israel children

Lord, don’t remember, ooh, don’t remember

My sins from my youth

Leon Bridges Beyond

Don’t wanna get ahead of myself

Feeling things I’ve never felt

It’s kinda hard for me to explain

Her personality and everything

Brings me to my knees, oh…

She shines me up like gold on my arm

I wanna take it slow but it’s so hard

I love to see her face in daylight

It’s more than just our bodies at night

But she’s really tempting me, oh…

Do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in?

I…I’m scared to death that she might be it

That the love is real

That the shoe might fit

She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)

Space and time in the afterlife

Will she have my kids

Will she be my wife

She might just be my everything and beyond

I wanna bring her ’round to meet ya

I think you’d like her kind demeanor

I know that Grandma would’ve loved her, like she was her own

She makes me feel at home, oh…

Do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in?

I…I’m scared to death that she might be it

That the love is real

That the shoe might fit

She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)

Space and time in the afterlife

Will she have my kids

Will she be my wife

She might just be my everything and beyond

I give up, I’m in love crying, out to you

O me, o my, I can’t explain

She might just be my everything

O me, o my, I can’t explain

She might just be my everything

O me, o my, I can’t explain

She might just be my everything

So do you think I’m being foolish if I don’t rush in?

I…I’m scared to death that she might be it

That the love is real

That the shoe might fit

She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)

Space and time in the afterlife

Will she have my kids

Will she be my wife

She might just be my everything and beyond, yeah

She might just be mine…

Leon Bridges On My Own

[Leon Bridges:]

I’ve come a long way

From a very hard place

It’s been a hard race

But somehow I found my way home

I’ve walked a long road

To where only God knows

But when the trumpet blows you know

I did it all on my own

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

[Lecrae:]

I’ve been pushing hard

I’ve been praying harder

Only Heaven can help me

They took my earthly father

Martyred and promised me death then walked me into my grave

I’d rather die a free man then live on Earth a slave

I’m fighting for people they put in chains

They stripped our heritage, they took our names

Put our women to shame

Whipped us and beat us, mislead us but they can’t take our passion

Take my body but my soul won’t fit inside your casket

[Leon Bridges:]

Forget what I said, forget what I did

I did what I had to do and I’d do it all again

And if you’re going through hell

Keep it going, my baby promise that Heaven is near

I’ve come a long way

From a very hard place

It’s been a hard race

But somehow I found my way home

I’ve walked a long road

To where only God knows

But when the trumpet blows you know

I did it all on my own

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

[Lecrae:]

Taken from Africa

Treated like animals

Culturally denigrated

Broke up our families

Prison of false religion, the same God you lied on

The same God I rely on, I’m a strive on

Alone just a small tribe

Fought for truth for y’all, died

Martyrs live forever so

Out the depths we all rise

Die for a freedom that I’ll never see

I pray y’all live it to the fullest for my legacy

Let’s go

[Leon Bridges:]

Forget what I said, forget what I did

I did what I had to do and I’d do it all again

And if you’re going through hell

Keep it going, my baby promise that Heaven is near

I’ve come a long way

From a very hard place

It’s been a hard race

But somehow I found my way home

I’ve walked a long road

To where only God knows

But when the trumpet blows you know

I did it all on my own

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

I did it all on my own

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Ohhhhhh

I did it all on my own

Leon Bridges So Long

So Long (So Long)

So Long

So Long (So Long)

So Long

See it in your eyes (There’s been a change)

I feel distant

There’s been a change

A fear

Hangs over my head

I search for peace

In the midst of it all

What we had

In those old photographs

So far gone

I gotta move on

So Long (So Long)

So Long (So Long)

See it in your eyes (There’s been a change)

I feel distance

There’s been a change

A fear whoa-oh-whoa

Hangs from my head

Is so far gone

I gotta move on

So Long (So Long)

So Long

So Long (So Long)

So Long

See it in your eye (There’s been a change)

I feel distant

There’s been a change

There