Songs & Lyrics

Trio

by John Dodge

Released 2013
Path of Stone Records
Released 2013
Path of Stone Records
  • 03:31 Lyrics Johnny On the Spot

    How long must I play the fool? 

    You think I woulda learned back in school

    But I was stupid…I was some kinda dense

    Pretty stupid…but I’ve come to my senses now

     

    Late nights up to no good, funky business up in the hood

    I’m confessin’ that I wasn’t too nice

    Learned my lesson, paid a terrible price

     

    When it looks like love but it smells like trouble

    You better turn right around, jump down on the double

    Johnny oughta know…Johnny’s on top

    Johnny’s in the spotlight, uh-huh, Johnny on the spot

     

    Touch fire, fingers will burn, this only took me a lifetime to learn

    I was mistaken, now I’m makin’ amends 

    I was forsaken by my so-called friends

     

    Chorus

    No more drinkin’ and drivin’

    No more cheatin’ on the side

    No more chasin’ after money

    Runnin’ down numbers on a Saturday night

    No more whiskey in the water

    No more janey in the pipe

    No more sneakin’ down the back stairs

    Lookin to the left and the right

     

    Johnny oughta know…Johnny’s on top

    Johnny’s in the spotlight…Johnny on the spot

  • 02:28 Lyrics Why Don't You Love Me?

    Why don’t love me? 

    Why don’t you don’t love me?

    Why don’t you don’t love me?  

    Don’t you love me anymore?

     

    Well I used to hit the town and paint it red

    Now I’m sufferin’ from this heartache in my head

    If you would only pay attention to my pleas

    You’d hear me beggin’, beggin darlin’

    Baby please—please—please

     

    I bought you perfume, the most expensive kind

    If you don’t come back right now

    I believe I’ll lose my mind

    Why don’t love me? 

    Why don’t love me?  

    Why don’t you love me?

    Don’t you love me anymore?

  • 02:37 Lyrics Odd Man Out

    You tell me that you love me—of this I have no doubt

    You tell me that you love me—of this I have no doubt

    But the ring on your finger tells me I’m the odd man out

     

    You tell me that my kisses are sweeter than wine

    You tell me that my kisses are sweeter than wine

    But I heard you tell your mister that you’d be home by nine

     

    If two makes company, three’s what makes a crowd

    If two makes company, three’s what makes a crowd

    So it’s time I hit the highway, ‘cause I’m the odd man

    I’m the odd man out

  • 04:03 Retorno Del Toro
  • 03:22 Lyrics The Newlyweds

     

    Before I give you to the arms of another

    I’ve got something to say…well, me and your mother

    It’s the best time we’ve ever had

    Being your mom and your dad

     

    Don’t forget to write, though folks don’t write much anymore

    Call from time to time, let us know how you’re doing

    The occasional Sunday dinner would be nice

    Maybe once a month, maybe twice if we can swing it

    You and your exciting new life

    You’re the newlyweds…newlyweds, husband and wife

     

    You remind us of us at your age, we were crazy

    Crazy in love all the while

    Now you’re the ones, the ones who are wearing

    That “pinch me, I’m dreaming” smile

     

    Don’t forget to laugh, ‘cause laughter lightens any trouble

    May no struggle or sorrow or strife ever darken your newlywed life

     

    You remind us of us, we were young once and foolish

    Feeding our hearts on a song

    For who but a fool would make this commitment

    When the rest of our lives are so long?

     

    Now it’s time to go, you’re blowing kisses from the door

    Blessings on you both and your brand new beginning

    If a baby comes along that would be nice

    We could take her off your hands from time to time

    You’ll do fine in whatever you do in this life

    You’re the newlyweds… you’re the newlyweds…

    Newlyweds, husband and wife

  • 03:03 What Five Is This
  • 02:50 Lyrics When the Levee Breaks

    Locked and ready, ready to roll

    ‘Cause the big one’s comin,’ don’t you just know

    Down on the corner, we got nowhere to go

     

    When the levee breaks, when the levee breaks

    When the levee breaks, we’re in for a great big….

     

    Business as usual, our backs to the wall

    You can’t even compromise, you can’t do nothing at all

    Smells like the empire right before the fall

     

    When the levee breaks, when the levee breaks

    When the levee breaks, we’re in for a great big…

     

    When the levee breaks, when the levee breaks (it’s more than just water)

    When the levee breaks, when the levee breaks

    When the levee breaks, we’re in for a great big change

     

  • 03:53 Walk Down Mystery Street
  • 02:30 Lyrics Play the Guitar or Grow Up

    Mama, I wanna be a guitar player when I grow up

    I said Mama, I wanna be a guitar player when I grow up 

    She said, I’m sorry son, you can do one or the other

    But you can’t do both

     

    I said, Mama, I wanna make the people jump and shout

    Wanna rock ‘em, wanna sock ‘em, show ‘em what it’s all about

    She said, believe me honey, that’s the road to perdition

    There ain’t no doubt

     

    You can grow up a mighty good man

    Or you can run around town with that thing in your hand

    You wanna break your mama’s heart?

    Keep playin’ that guitar out in the yard

     

    Mama, I got the fever down deep in my soul

    Mama, I got the fever down deep in my soul

    She said, Lord have mercy, protect my baby

    From that rock and roll 

     

    You can grow up a mighty fine man

    Or you can run around town with that thing in your hand

    You wanna make your mama proud?

    Turn down that guitar, it's too damn loud

     

    You can play the guitar or grow up, but you can’t do both 

    You can play the guitar or grow up…

     

    I said Mama, I got the music rocking' in my head

    Gonna make a million dollars and buy me one that's shiny red

    She said God almighty, ain't you been listening to a word I said?

     

    You can play the guitar or grow up, but you can’t do both 

    You can play the guitar or grow up…

    Sorry son, you can do one or the other

    But you can't do both

     

     

     

     

    (Instrumental break)

     

    (BR-2) You can grow up a mighty fine man

    If you just be careful what you do with your hands

    You can play that guitar all night long

    But all you’ll ever make is a dollar a song

     

    V4. ButMama, I wanna be a guitar player when I grow up (x2)

    She said Sonny Boy, you can do one or the other but you can’t do both

     

    (CH) You can play the guitar or grow up, but you can’t do both (x2)

  • 03:36 Lyrics Sign Up

    Friend let me tell you a story ‘bout a house at the edge of town

    There in the dark blue midnight a dirty little deal went down

    The boy said, “Man, I got to have all the money, all the women, all the fame

    The man said, “Son, that won’t be no problem. I can get you what you want today.”

     

    Once you sign up, sign up, once we get you in the program

     

    Flash! went the smoke and the lightning, the contract he did sign

    It’s gonna take the church unusual to break him out of this one alive

     

    He signed up, he signed up, now they got him in the program

     

    Truth can be so complicated, easy to believe the jaded lie

     

    It’s always the same situation, the cradle to the grave

    The moment of truth at the crossroads: will you be the master or the slave

     

    When you sign up, sign up, once they get you in the program

    Sign up, sign up

  • 01:27 Simple Prayer
  • 02:20 The Wild Australian