Covers

by John White III

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released May 9, 2011

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Track Name: Friend of Devil (The Grateful Dead Cover)
I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds
Didn't get to sleep last night 'till the morning came around.

Set out runnin' but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.

Ran into the devil, babe, he loaned me twenty bills
I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills.

Set out runnin' but I take my time, a friend of the devil is a friend of mine,
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.

I ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
He took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air.

Set out runnin' but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.

Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night,
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie, and she's my hearts delight.
The second one is prison, babe, the sheriff's on my trail,
And if he catches up with me, I'll spend my life in jail.

Got a wife in Chino, babe, and one in Cherokee
The first one says she's got my child, but it don't look like me.

Set out runnin' but I take my time,
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine,
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.
Track Name: When You Were Mine (Prince Cover)
When U were mine
I gave U all of my money
Time after time
U done me wrong
It's just like a train
U let all my friends come over and eat
And U were so strange
U didn't have the decency 2 change the sheets

Oh girl, when U were mine
I used 2 let U wear all my clothes
U were so fine (So fine)
Maybe that's the reason that it hurt me so

CHORUS:
I know (I know) that U're going with another guy
I don't care (don't care) cuz I love U, baby, that's no lie
I love U more than I did when U were mine

When U were mine
U were kindasorta my best friend
So I was blind (So blind)
I let U fool around
I never cared (Didn't care)
I never was the kind 2 make a fuss
When he was there
Sleeping in between the 2 of us

CHORUS

When U were mine
U were all I ever wanted 2 do
Now I spend my time
Following him whenever he's with U
Track Name: Crazy (Willie Nelson Cover)
I'm crazy
crazy for feeling so lonely
I'm crazy
crazy for feeling so blue

I know
you'd love me as long as you wanted
then someday
leave me for somebody new

(bridge)
worry
why do I let myself worry
wondring
what in the world did I do

crazy
for thinking that my love could hold you
I'm crazy for crying
I'm crazy for trying
I'm crazy for loving you
Track Name: Hey Joe (Daniel Johnston Cover)
Hey Jude
Come on, Joe
Don't make that sad song
Any sadder than it already is
Hey Jack, get back
Get yourself together
Come on, come on
I know you’re thinking of your nervous love
I know exactly what you're thinking of
Hey Cid, no matter what you did
It can work out, work out
No matter how you feel right now
Hey George, do your chores
Don't feel sore
I know it's a lot more than just being bored
There's a heaven and there's a star for you
There's a heaven and there's a star for you
There's a heaven and there's a star for you
Track Name: Runaway (Kanye West Cover)
And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
You been puttin' up with my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time for us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerkoffs
That'll never take work off

Baby, I got a plan
Runaway fast as you can

She find pictures in my e-mail
I sent this girl a picture of my dick
I don't know what it is with females
But I'm not too good at that shit
See, I could have me a good girl
And still be addicted to them hood rats
And I just blame everything on you
At least you know that's what I'm good at

And I always find, yeah, I always find, yeah, I always find something wrong
You been puttin' up with my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time for us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerkoffs
That'll never take work off

Baby, I got a plan
Runaway fast as you can

Runaway from me baby
Runaway, runaway from me baby
Runaway, I get crazy
Just runaway
Get on a plane
Runaway fast as you can

Runaway from me baby
Kanye West Runaway lyrics found on http://www.directlyrics.com/kanye-west-runaway-lyrics.html

Runaway, runaway from me baby
Runaway, I get crazy
Why can't she just runaway?

Baby, I got a plan
Runaway as fast as you can

Never was much of a romantic
I could never take the intimacy
And I know it did damage
Cus the look in your eyes is killin' me
I'm guessin' you're at an advantage
Cus you could blame me for everything
And I don't know where I'ma manage
If one day you just up and leave

And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong
You been puttin' up with my shit just way too long
I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most
So I think it's time for us to have a toast

Let's have a toast for the douche bags
Let's have a toast for the assholes
Let's have a toast for the scumbags
Every one of them that I know
Let's have a toast for the jerkoffs
That'll never take work off

Baby, I got a plan
Runaway fast as you can
Track Name: Secret Life (Leonard Cohen Cover)
I saw you this morning.
You were moving so fast.
Can’t seem to loosen my grip
On the past.
And I miss you so much.
There’s no one in sight.
And we’re still making love
In My Secret Life.

I smile when I’m angry.
I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do
To get by.
But I know what is wrong,
And I know what is right.
And I’d die for the truth
In My Secret Life.

Looked through the paper.
Makes you want to cry.
Nobody cares if the people
Live or die.
And the dealer wants you thinking
That it’s either black or white.
Thank G-d it’s not that simple
In My Secret Life.

I bite my lip.
I buy what I’m told:
From the latest hit,
To the wisdom of old.
But I’m always alone.
And my heart is like ice.
And it’s crowded and cold
In My Secret Life.
Track Name: I'll Never Fall in Love Again (Burt Bacharach Cover)
What do you get when you fall in love?
A girl with a pin to burst your bubble
That's what you get for all your trouble.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.

What do you get when you kiss a girl?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia.
After you do, she'll never phone you.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.

Don't tell me what is all about,
'Cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out,
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind you

What do you get when you give your heart
You get it all broken up and battered
Thats what you get a heart that's shattered
I'll never fall in love again
Oh I'll never fall in love again.

Optional 3rd verse
(What do you get when you fall in love?
You get enough tears to fill an ocean
That's what you get for your devotion.
I'll never fall in love again.
I'll never fall in love again.)

What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow.
So, for at least until tomorrow,
I'll never fall in love again!
I'll never fall in love again!

(Part of Bacharach/David Medley)
Don't tell me what it's all about
`Cause I've been there and I'm glad I'm out
Out of those chains, those chains that bind you
That is why I'm here to remind you. (here to mind you) 3x
What do you get when you fall in love?
You only get lies and pain and sorrow
So, for at least, until tomorrow
I'll never fall in love again
Oh, I'll never fall in love again
Track Name: Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way (Waylon Jennings Cover)
It's the same old tune, fiddle and guitar
Where do we take it from here
Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars
We've been the same way for years
We need to change

Somebody told me when I got to Nashville
Son you finally got it made
Old Hank made it here, we’re all sure that you will
But I don't think Hank done it this way
I don't think Hank done it this way

Ten years down the road, making one night stands
Speeding my young life away
Tell me one more time just so I understand
Are you sure Hank done it this way
Did Ol' Hank really do it this way?

I've seen the world with a five piece band
Looking at the back side of me
Singing my songs and one of his now and then
But I don't think Hank done 'em this a'way
No I don't think Hank done 'em this a'way
Track Name: World's Greatest (R. Kelly Cover)
I am a mountain
I am a tall tree
Oh, I am a swift wind
Sweepin' the country
I am a river
Down in the valley
Oh, I am a vision
And I can see clearly
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it mmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I am a giant
I am an eagle
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marchin' band
I am the people
I am a helpin' hand
And I am a hero
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

[Chorus]
I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

In the ring of life I'll reign love
(I will reign)
And the world will notice a king
(Oh Yeah)
When all is darkest, I'll shine a light
(Shine a light)
And use a success you'll find in me
(Me)

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the world's greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the world's greatest

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the world's greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the world's greatest

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the world's greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the world's greatest


I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the world's greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the world's greatest
Track Name: Why Don't You Love Me (Hank Williams Cover)
Well, why don’t you love me like you used to do
How come you treat me like a worn out shoe
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue
why don’t you love me like you used to do.

Ain’t had no lovin’ like a huggin’ and a kissin’
In a long, long while
We don’t get nearer or further or closer
Than a country mile;

Why don’t you spark me like you used to do
And say sweet nothin’s like you used to coo
I’m the same old trouble that you’ve always been through
So, why don’t you love me like you used to do.

Well, why don’t you be just like you used to be
How come you find so many faults with me
Somebody’s changed so let me give you a clue
Why don’t you love me like you used to do.

Ain’t had no lovin’ like a huggin’ and a kissin’
In a long, long while
We don’t get nearer or further
Than a country mile;

Why don’t you say the things you used to say
What makes you treat me like a piece of clay
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue
Why don’t you love me like you used to do.
Track Name: I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Prince Cover)
It was only last June
When her old man ran away
She couldn't stop crying
'Cause she knew he was gone 2 stay

It was 10:35 on a lonely friday night
She was standin' by the bar
Hmm, she was lookin' alright, yeah

I asked if she wanted 2 dance
And she said all she wanted was a good man
And wanted 2 know
If I thought I was qualified, yeah

And I said, baby don't waste your time
I know what's on your mind
I may be qualified 4 a one night stand
But I could never take the place of your man

It hurt me so bad when she told me
With tears in her eyes (Tears in her eyes)
He was all she ever had
And now she wanted 2 die

He left her with a baby
And another one on the way
She couldn't stop cryin'
Cause she knew he was gone 2 stay

She asked me if we could be friends
And I said, oh, honey baby that's a dead end
U know and I know
That we wouldn't be satisfied
No
And I said

Baby don't waste your time
I know what's on your mind
U wouldn't be satisfied (Wouldn't be satisfied)
With a one night stand

And I could never take the place of your man
Track Name: Go (Daniel Johnston Cover)
So you think you've found the one
And she knows just how you feel
And you say that she's for real and she's fun
Well, that's all well and good
That's just the way it should be
To understand and be understood is to be free
So I think that you should go
Go on ahead
Take her in your arms and be wed
Go go go go you restless soul, you're going to find it
Go go go go you restless soul, you're going to find it
Yes, life's a bowl of cherries
You can have as many as you can carry
And someone once said that life is like a cow
But I don't know how that applies
But anyhow here we are all on this planet
Taking everything for granted
But I think you've caught on to something
Don't let go
Go go go go you restless soul, you're going to find it
Go go go go you restless soul, you're going to find it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
Oh, yes you did, you found it
Track Name: My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand
Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man
I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town
He'd tousle my hair and say son take a good look around this is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown

In `65 tension was running high at my high school
There was a lot of fights between the black and white
There was nothing you could do
Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come to my hometown
My hometown
My hometown
My hometown

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown

Last night me and Kate we laid in bed
talking about getting out
Packing up our bags maybe heading south
I'm thirty-five we got a boy of our own now
Last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said son take a good look around
This is your hometown
Track Name: Heaven (Carl Wilson)
It's like I'm sailing on the ocean
Every time I see your eyes
You could be the wind that keeps me floating
I could be in heaven for all I know
Heaven's a place for me to go
No one ever could have told me how
No one ever could have told me how
Heaven could be here on earth

I know your heart is very tender
Your soft touch the breeze of life
In your arms I feel a comfort
I surrender in your smile
Hold me close for just a while
No one ever could have told me how
No one ever could have told me how
Heaven could be here on earth

The gentle waves of love in motion
And the warmth of summer sun
In your love I need no compass
My direction has begun
Could you be an angel sent from god
No one ever could have told me how
No one ever could have told me how
Heaven could be here on earth