Leon Russell Beware Of Darkness

Watch out now, take care

Beware of falling swingers

Dropping all around you

The pain that often mingles

In your fingertips

Beware of darkness

Watch out now, take care

Beware of the thoughts that linger

Winding up inside your head

The hopelessness around you

In the dead of night

Beware of sadness

It can hit you

It can hurt you

Make you sore and what is more

That is not what you are here for

Watch out now, take care

Beware of soft shoe shufflers

Dancing down the sidewalks

As each unconscious sufferer

Wanders aimlessly

Beware of Maya

Watch out now, take care

Beware of greedy leaders

They take you where you should not go

While Weeping Atlas Cedars

They just want to grow, grow and grow

Beware of darkness (beware of darkness)

Leon Russell Out In The Woods

Well I’m going down, Going down a hard road

Just don’t know, don’t know where I’ve been

But I think I’ve been walking, I’m walking round in circles

Can’t even find a friend

Woah, my love, my love she’s not waiting

Think I might’ve been gone, I’ve been gone too long

People make me crazy

I can hardly sing my song

Hustlers stand around me,

I’m lost and all alone

Can’t tell the bad from the good

I’m lost ins the woods, I’m lost in the woods

Big city gamblers, gamblers take my money

Yes it gets to be useless, yes it’s useless to me

And I think I’m lost, when I’m lost inside this jungle

Can’t see the forest for the tress

Well pretty little woman come and get me

Try me, try me one more time

Yes and your sweet, your sweet understanding

Cant’ fix this broken heart of mine

The vultures fly around, come and take me home

Can’t tell the bad from the good

I’m out in the woods, I’m lost in the woods

I’m a man gone crazy in the woods

I’m wandering around the bush

Leon Russell The Battle Of New Orleans

In 1814, we took a little trip

Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip’

We took a little bacon and we took a little beans

And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a-coming

There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago

We fired once more, and they began to running,

On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

We looked down the river and we see’d the British come

and there musta’ been a hundred of ’em beating on the drum

They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring

We stood beside our cotton bales and didn’t say a thing

We fired our guns, and the British kept a-coming

There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago

We fired once more and they began to running,

On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Leon Russell Crystal Closet Queen

This songs dedicated to the undiluted queen of rock and roll,

And she knows who she is.

Left my home down in the heart of Georgia

Headed out to Hollywood.

All I took with me was my healing music,

Preaching every step that I could.

You ain’t heard my rock and roll music,

You ain’t never seen nothing like me.

I can wash dishes down in Macon, Georgia

And help a blind eye to see.

I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Well I’m gonna a little this song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Lord, the beauty’s on duty, you know we’re gonna have a time.

Move on up to heaven.

Headed up the highway, feelin all right today.

All I got with me is my faith in Jesus,

To show me every step of the way.

Sticks can’t burn me, fire can’t turn me,

Away from my rock and roll road.

I got a rainbow round my beautiful face,

And I’m living in a pot of gold.

I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Well I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Lord, the beauty’s on duty, honey you know we’re gonna have a time

You know we’re gonna have,

You know we’re gonna have,

I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Woh, woh, woh, woh, woh…

I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Well I’m gonna sing a little song of love for you one more time,

(Tutti frutti, the beauty’s on duty)

Lord, the beauty’s on duty, you know we’re gonna have a time.

Leon Russell Fool’s Paradise

I often think off the life I’ve led

And oh, it’s a wonder I ain’t dead

Drinking and gambling, staying out all night

Living in a fool’s paradise

My mama told me, papa told me too

Said my child, it’ll all catch up with you

Drinking and gambling, staying out all night

You living in a fool’s paradise

Though I’ve learned my lesson

All of fool that came my way

I’ve learned things in this old world

I remember tell me time there

My papa told me, my mother said it right

She said my child, you’re ruining your life

Just drinking and gambling, staying out all night

You living in a fool’s paradise

Just drinking and gambling, staying out all night

You living in a fool’s paradise

You living in a fool’s paradise

Leon Russell She Belongs To Me

Well, she’s got everything she needs, she’s an artist and she don’t look back

She’s got everything she needs, she’s an artist and she don’t look back

She can take the dark out of the nighttime and paint the daytime black

You’ll start out standing and you’re proud to steal her anything she sees

Well, you’ll start out standing and you’re proud to steal her anything she sees

But you will wind up peeking through a keyhole, down upon your knees

Oh, she never stumbles and she’s got no place to fall

I tell ya, she never stumbles and she’s got no place to fall

Hell, she’s nobody’s child, the law can’t touch her at all

Oh, bow down to her on Sunday and salute her when her birthday comes

Oh, bow down to her on Sunday and salute her when her birthday comes, look out

For Halloween, buy her a trumpet and for Christmas, won’t you buy her a big bass drum

She’s got everything she needs, she’s an artist and she don’t look back

She’s got everything she needs, she’s an artist and she don’t look back

She can take the dark out of the nighttime and paint the daytime black

Leon Russell Prince Of Peace

Try and judge me only by my time and changes

And not mistaken words, for I say many

Listen only to my song and watch my eyes

There’s not much time to spill, there’s hardly any

Well, look at all the children living in the streets

And they’re looking, not afraid to touch each other

They’re not afraid to be themselves or someone else

Or choose their friends with love and not by colour

Never treat a brother like a passing stranger

Honey, won’t you always try to keep the love light burning

Sing a song of love and open up your heart

For you might be the prince of peace returning

Yeah, you might be the prince of peace returning

Oh, the love the blind and wounded as that you would yourself

And the businessmen in cells collecting pennies

Judge their wealth by coins that they give away

And not the ones that they keep for themselves for spending

Oh, never be impatient with the ones who love you

It might be yourself that you’re burning

Sing a song of love and open up your heart

For you might be the prince of peace returning

Never treat a brother like a passing stranger

Honey, won’t you always try to keep the love light burning

Sing a song of love and open up your heart

For you might be the prince of peace returning

For you might be the prince of peace returning

Oh, if I pay me, if I pay you

If I pray to your Jesus then you gonna tell us what you’re about to do?

What if I pay me and I might pay you

Who’s got the money? Who’s got the money?

Who’s got the money for, sing the song

Leon Russell Love Minus Zero / No Limit

My love, she speaks like silence

Without ideals or violence

She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful

Yet she’s true like ice, like fire

And the people carry roses

Make promises by the hours

My love, she laughs just like the flowers

That valentines can’t buy

In the dime stores and bus stations

People talk of all kinds of situations

Read books, repeat quotations

Draw conclusions on the wall

And some speak of the future

My love, she only speaks softly

She knows there’s no success like failure

And failure’s no success at all

Alright

Yeah, the cloak and dagger dangles

Madams light the candles

In ceremonies of the horsemen

Even the pawn must hold a grudge

Statues made of matchsticks

They crumble into one another

My love winks, she does not bother

She knows too much to argue or to judge

My love, she speaks like silence

Without ideals or violence

She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful

Yet she’s true like ice, like fire

And the people carry roses

Make promises by the hours

My love, she laughs like the flowers

That valentines can’t buy her

Leon Russell It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last

But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast

Yonder stands your orphan with a gun

And he’s crying like a fire out in the sun

Look out now, the saints are comin’ through, yeah

Well, it’s all over now, Baby Blue

And the highways are for gamblers, you better use your sense

Take what you have gathered from coincidence

And the empty-handed painter from your street

Is drawing crazy patterns upon your sheet

The sky, too, is folding under you

Yeah, it’s all over now, Baby Blue

Yeah, that lover who has just walked out the door

Has taken all his blankets from the floor

And the carpet, too, is moving under you, oh yeah

And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for me

And forget the dead you left, they will not follow me

The vagabond who’s rapping at your door

Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

Well, strike another match, go start anew, yeah, yeah

Yeah, it’s all over now, Baby Blue

I’ll tell you again, it’s all over now, Baby Blue

It’s all over now, Baby Blue

Leon Russell It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Well, I ride on a mail train, babe,

Can’t buy a thrill

I’ve been up all night,

Leanin’ on a window sill

Well, if I don’t make it

To the top of the hill

If I don’t make it,

You know my baby will

And then winter time is coming

The windows are filled with frost

I went to tell everybody

But I could not get across

Well, I wanna be your lover, baby

I don’t wanna be your boss

Don’t say I never warned you

When your train gets lost

Oh, don’t say I never warned you

When your train gets lost

Hey, I wanna be your lover, baby

I don’t wanna be your boss

Don’t say I never warned you

Now when your train gets lost