Leon Bridges Forgive You

Did I not love enough

To keep your attention on and on

Am I the stupid one

For doing everything that I did for us

I put a pillow under your hair

Gave you tender loving my care

And I didn’t make it a thing

Ya mama didn’t know that I was there

I tried to swallow my pride

When you left me lonely outside

And I didn’t know you would never show

You’re so comfortable with white lies

Looking like a fool what else could I do

After all we’ve been through it still hurts

But I forgive you, though my friends tell me not to

I forgive you even when it’s so hard to

When we are good we’re great

But I couldn’t keep on carrying on this way

Won’t ever be the same

But I’d rather know ya better off than where you left us

I put a pillow under your hair

Gave you tender loving my care

And I didn’t make it a thing

Ya mama didn’t know that I was there

You know I tried to swallow my pride

When you left me lonely outside

And I didn’t know you would never show

You’re so comfortable with white lies

Looking like a fool what else could I do

After all we’ve been through it still hurts

But I forgive you, though my friends tell me not to

I forgive you even when it’s so hard to

Maybe we can get together someday

But I want you to know we’re ok we’re ok

But I want you to know we’re ok we’re ok

But I forgive you, though my friends tell me not to

I forgive you even when it’s so hard to I had to, yeah

Maybe we can get together someday

But I want you to know we’re ok

Leon Bridges You Don’t Know

You don’t know the things that you do to me

Time moves slower when I’m in your galaxy

Stop thinkin’ it over you might change your mind

Pull you little closer one step at a time

Hangin’ on your words I don’t care if they’re lies

You don’t know that you got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

You don’t know but it’s right in front of me

You ain’t got to play it cool baby

Find that fire set it free

Stop thinkin’ it over you might change your mind

Pull you little closer one step at a time

Hangin’ on your words I don’t care if they’re lies

You don’t know that you got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

Anytime any place, anywhere (you and me alright)

Anytime any place, anywhere (you and me alright)

Anytime any place, anywhere (you and me alright)

Anytime any place, anywhere (you and me alright)

You don’t know that you got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

Oh baby ah baby oh baby

Ohh ya got me feeling like

Leon Bridges Flowers

Flowers of the fields

Here today, vanish in the wind

Go to sleep, you may not wake up with the morning sunrise

Move so fast, baby, right before you close your eyes

So you better run

Move fast like the bullet from the gun

Over the hills, salvation rests in the sun

Eternity baby, rest in the sun

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come, baby?

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come, baby?

Making plans (ooh, bop, bop, bop) for tomorrow (ooh, bop, bop, bop)

Even though you don’t (ooh, bop, bop, bop) don’t know your fate (ooh, bop, bop, bop)

Blind eyes (ooh, bop, bop, bop) leaning on a whole dead faith (ooh, bop, bop, bop)

Sink your feet into (ooh, bop, bop, bop) a concrete foundation (ooh, bop, bop, bop)

So you better run

Move fast like the bullet from the gun

Over the hills, salvation rests in the sun

Eternity baby, rest in the sun

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come, baby?

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come?

I wanna tell you (tell you) about the good news (good news)

I wanna tell you (tell you) about the good news (good news)

I wanna tell you (tell you) about the good news (good news)

I wanna tell you (tell you)

So you better run

Move fast like the bullet from the gun

Over the hills, salvation rests in the sun

You’re turnin’ it, baby, rest in the sun

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come, baby?

So won’t you come?

So won’t you come, baby?

Leon Bridges Lions

Hungry is my state of mind

Bad love left me high and dry

World is getting hotter

Lead me to the water

You know I need some

Ah ah would you kill for your own that’s how I feel in my bones

Aye la la lions goin rah rah

And you pray you’re not prey

Everyday, everyday yeah

I can’t see the world that you want me to see

I won’t be the man that you want me to be

Darkness creepin’ late at night

Knows just how to talk to me when I’m tired

Feedin’ on my weakness

Planted in the season when I was so young

Would you kill for your own that’s how I feel in my bones

Aye la la lions goin rah rah

And you pray you’re not prey

Everyday, everyday yeah

I can’t see the world that you want me to see

I won’t be the man that you want me to be

I won’t let the devil get over

But when the water’s boiled up and the pot starts to burn you start to understand the man

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