The J. Geils Band Believe In Me

You come home

with somethin’ on your mind

and darlin’ tell me

why are you cryin’

you said be serious

no time for fun

well tryin’ to tell me

something that I’ve done

things you’ve heard

couldn’t be denied

before your opinion

listen to my side

You must believe me

no matter what the people might say

you must believe me

darlin’ it just didn’t happen that way

oh no it just didn’t happen that way

Girl you’re wrong

to believe what they say

for you see nothin’

could ever be that bad

talk is now

all over town

darlin’ you know

I’ll never put you down

for her and me

were at the party as guests

there’s nothin’ else to say

about this kind of mess

You must believe me

no matter what the people might say

you must believe me

darlin’ it just didn’t happen that way

oh no it just didn’t happen that way

The J. Geils Band Be Careful (What You Do)

Tell me tell me baby what is this I hear

about you put me down for someone new

I just want to warn you before you say a word

Now be careful baby, what you say and do

You know I’d hate mighty bad

to have to do away with you

Come here baby look me right in the eye

I know you’re gonna quit me

that’s the day you gonna die

Now be careful baby, what you say and do

You know I’d hate mighty bad

to have to do away with you

I gave you fine clothes just like you asked me to

I bought you that car so you can go anywhere

the hell you want to but be careful baby

what you say and do You know I’d hate might bad

to have to do away with you

The J. Geils Band Love-Itis

My family doctor couldn’t find me no cure, oh no

He said you really got it bad and I know it for sure, yes, he did, baby

He said the only one that can fill your prescription, oh yeah

And this feeling I got, ain’t got but one description

Said I got a thing called

Love-itis, got a hold on me

Love-itis, got control on me

Love-itis, got a hold on me

Love-itis, got control on me

I tried so hard, baby, but I couldn’t run away, oh no

Yeah, and my fever gets higher, come on, honey, day by day, yeah

This feeling I got, man, is like a disease, oh no, baby

It’s really got me down, really got me down

Really got me down, got a hold on me, yeah

Love-itis, got a hold on me

Love-itis, got control on me

Love-itis, got a hold on me

Love-itis, got control on me

Shake what momma gave ya

Watch it now

It’s got me, man, it’s got me

It’s really, really got me

It’s got me, man, it’s got me

It’s really, really got me

It’s got me, man, it’s got me

It’s really, really got me

It’s got me, man, it’s got me

It’s really, really got me

Love-itis, got a hold on me

Love-itis, got control on me

Love-itis, got a hold on me, baby

Love-itis, come on

Love-itis, my fever getting higher

Love-itis, you’re my desire

Love-itis, come on

The J. Geils Band The Usual Place

Please be there on time

Please be there on time

Darlin’ don’t be late for darlin’ I can’t wait

Please be there on time the usual place

I can’t go through another night

Been so long since I held you tight

Darlin’ don’t disappoint me, keep me out of misery

Please be there on time the usual place

You’re the sugar

You’re the sugar in my coffee, baby

You’re the salt

The salt in my bread, oh yes, you are baby

And if I don’t

I don’t get to see ya soon, baby, oh yeah

I think I’ll go out of my head

Please, please, please, please

Please, be there on time

Please, be there on time

Darlin’, please don’t be late

Don’t let nothin’ stand in your way

Please be there on time at the usual place

The J. Geils Band Cruisin’ For A Love

Back in the city cruisin’ for love again

Back out on Main Street cruisin’ for love again

With my mind made up baby

Gonna find myself a friend

Oh baby, I don’t know what to do

Baby baby baby baby I don’t know what to do

Ain’t no mathematician

But I’d sure like to count on you

Cruisin’ for love

But love is nowhere in sight

Cruisin’ for love

But love is nowhere in sight

Going to find, going to find, going to find me

Some loving tonight

The J. Geils Band Back To Get Ya

Think I found something that’s gonna wreck my mind

Keep it close to me baby get all the time

Looked so good when I first met ya

Hold it babe I’ll be back to get ya, oh yeah

Ain’t gonna waste anytime with you

Hot and ready, gonna come on through

Ain’t gonna hang around your door

Gonna pound it down, gonna get some more

Rip them wires right off your phone

Got to make sure we’re all alone

Roll me over ’til I turn blue

Rockin’ and rollin’ ’til way past two

Looked so good when I first met ya

Told you then I’d be back to get ya

Looked so good when I first met ya

Told you then I’d be back to get ya

Get my [?]

Scramble my eggs honey, come on

It’s comin’ honey there it is

Throw your lovin’ in my face

You know I’ll take you any ol’ place

Take it easy got all the time

Gotta buzz on me baby and I’m feelin’ fine

Don’t get shy or play polite, ha

Just shut your mouth and turn off the light

Been alone and I been blue

C’mon baby want to rock with you

Makin a mess all over the floor

Keep it going ’til I get sore

Looked so good when I first met ya

Told you then I’d be back to get ya and here I am honey

Looked so good when I first met ya

Told you then I’d be back to get ya

The J. Geils Band Surrender

Could it be mind over matter

Or maybe you just can’t see

Listen

Well, I don’t know just what it is

But you sure got a hold on me

Could it be that you’re mistaken

How do you know for sure

I’ve been pleased, teased

Baby, I’ve been squeezed

But never like this before

My lovin’ don’t come easy

My lovin’ don’t come cheap

Surrender

Give up your heart

Surrender

Don’t take my heart

So you say that you want me, darling

Well I heard that time after time

I might never get your sweet sweet love

But that ain’t gonna stop me from tryin’

You say that you really want me

But how much are you willing to pay

Surrender

Give up your heart

Surrender

Don’t take my heart

Ooh, come on baby

Tell me how you feel

Come on baby

My love for you is real

Maybe you just want to hurt me

and don’t fall in love too deep

Surrender

Give up your heart

Surrender

Don’t take my heart

Surrender…

The J. Geils Band Hard Drivin’ Man

Baby, I’m gonna leave you

Honey, don’t ask me why

Twenty-seven more minutes

Before I say bye bye

I’m a hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

I’m drivin’ just as hard as I can

Got me a train down in Texas

I took it up to Montreal

I got me a gal on old 51

And I hope my rig don’t stall

I’m a hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

I’m drivin’ just as hard as I can

All right

Ate at the Florence Diner

I slept in the Woodrose Hall

If I don’t see my home again

I won’t even care at all

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Oh yeah

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

Hard drivin’ man

The J. Geils Band The Bite From Inside

It’s all so sick

It’s all so sick, so sick, so sick

What kind of soap is used in a bloodbath?

What kind of darkness brings a killer sleep?

What kind of rain will fall in the aftermath?

What kind of harvest shall we reap?

Lyin’ on the couch, in the glow of my TV

There are several nations burning

If I looked, I’d start to see

But look and you are guilty

Whip the dancer, watch her twirl

White hats along the beach

Winning Kewpie Dolls for the girls

With every dirty deed, the jaws grow stronger

With every drop of blood, the tongue grows longer

Sleepless terror with no place to hide

That’s the bite from inside

Briefcases drawn and loaded

These men travel in packs

Deciding mankind’s future

Droppin’ good men in their tracks

It’s deja-vu, a coup d’etat

Not for food or shelter

Just for good old moo-la-la

Life’s candle, they will melt her

Sex and drugs and money

That’s the way it’s always been

When they call the man with bullets

The kiss-ass ass ass sin

Lyin’ on the couch, in the glow of my TV

Remote control will set the station, but will never set you free

With every swallowed dream, the jaw grips tighter

With every ripped-up life, the teeth sink deeper

Sleepless terror with no place to hide

That’s the bite from inside

That’s the bite, that’s the bite

That’s the bite from inside

It’s all so sick

The J. Geils Band Tryin’ Not To Think About It

Three years in the ice box

Three years with no air

The knife cuts through in every direction

And the teeth of time, they don’t care

Face down in the river, too loyal to black

She’s goin’ on trail and there’s trouble out there

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it (oh yeah)

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it (oh yeah)

Red screams in the mailbox

Blue dreams on my phone

Bad legs, neurosis, your real lost doses

Four walls, no lights, hold on

The future grows cold as friends disappear

Don’t move its no use, cause the night is right here

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it, huh huh (oh yeah)

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it, try so hard, help me up

The sniper old hand as he slowly takes aim

Why didn’t they tell me the rules of the game?

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it, huh (oh yeah)

Try, try, I’m tryin’ not to think about it, yeah (yeah yeah yeah)