The Other One
All Lyrics by Paul deLay

©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)

All Rights Reserved.. Used By Permission.

 
MERRY WAY
(Paul deLay)
There's no right way to love you
No way to please you at all
You know my head's hurtin' for certain
From bangin' it against the wall
Chorus:
I'm cryin' Lord have mercy now hey
Tired of bein' treated this way
If you don't want my lovin'
Guess I'll be on my merry way
I knew when I first met you baby
I was gonna have a long way to fall
I got the blues so bad for you this evenin'
I don't know where to put 'em all
Chorus
I woke up this mornin' baby
To the sound of jinglin' change
I see you standin' there woman
Goin' through my pockets again
Chorus
Now when you quarrel with your loved one
I'm gonna tell you what I've been told:
You can drive a nail and pull it out
But it's still gonna leave a hole
Chorus
Oh, you know it's funny
How things turned out now baby
Yeah it's a joke
You see me laughing and smilin'
Because I've lost my mind
Chorus
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
 
AIN'T THAT RIGHT
(Paul deLay)
I've got a woman crazy 'bout me
And I'm crazy 'bout her too
Ain't that right
It's nice to have someone
Who cares what you do
Ain't that right
So I'm staying out of trouble
Playin' it very cool
'Cause if I lose her love
I'd be nothin' but a fool
And I only want one lover
I don't need two
Ain't that right
The other night we got to talkin'
About what's right and wrong
Ain't that right
And the things people do
So they can better get along
Ain't that right
And you know all these things
I'm glad to do
'Cause I believe she's gonna do
The same for me too
And we ain't talkin' 'bout nothin'
But the golden rule
Ain't that right
She says she's gonna want a
Whole lot of lovin' from me
Ain't that right
And she won't play second string
To no damn t.v.
Ain't that right
And if I should see another
Cute woman walkin' down the street
It's alright to look a little bit
Just try to be discreet
And that seems like a pretty
Fair deal to me
Ain't that right
She says she don't want me
Drunk and loaded
And stayin' up all night
Ain't that right
And lyin' around hung over
While the sun's shinin' bright
Ain't that right
'Cause there's so many things
In this world to do
That don't cost a lot of money
And ain't bad for you
And we're not talkin' 'bout nothin' here
But the gospel truth
Now ain't that right
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
THE OTHER ONE
(Paul deLay, Tippie Hammond)
Now what's gonna happen
To the other one
Tell her I was only foolin'
Just havin' fun
I wasn't lookin' but I met someone
And tryin' to hang onto two
Is just gonna land me none
I'm in a situation here
That I just can't win
I believe I'm spreadin' myself
A little bit too thin
Wasn't tryin' to cause trouble
But I guess that's what I've done
Now what's gonna happen to the other one
Oh the other one
One's long and lanky
One's kinda small
One way or another
Lonesome teardrops are gonna fall
What's gonna happen to the other one
Yesterday we're together
Today we're done
Wasn't tryin' to hurt nobody
But I know that's what I've done
Now what's gonna happen to the other one
Oh the other one
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP),
High Water Music (ASCAP)
 
GREAT ROUND WORLD
(Paul deLay, Tippie Hammond)
You know you don't care nothin'
In this great round world for me
Not a darn thing
In this great round world for me
And I'm standin' right here
Sad as a fool can be
Cryin' oh
You're breaking the old man's heart
Cryin' oh
You're breaking the old man's heart
I'm just trying to please you
Little girl don't you know sweetheart
Tell me what I did babe
I swear I won't do no more
I'm just trying to please you
Little girl don't you know don't you know
Cryin' oh
You're breakin' the old man's heart
Cryin' oh
You're breaking the old man's heart
That ain't no way to do
The way I feel about you sweetheart
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP),
High Water Music (ASCAP)
 
CHALK AND ROLL
(Paul deLay)
Now me and Leapin' Leo's
Down at the pool hall you know
I'm rackin' the balls
He's doin' the old chalk and roll
He says he's lucky
Me, I don't know
Funny how that money ball always
Falls in the hole
Now all these big sticks
And their stakehorses too
They're gettin' down on a ball
Or they're standin' around lookin' cool
You don't play these guys for money
Unless you're strong with a cue
'Cause all these people can play that game
Much better than you
Chorus:
Chalk and roll
Chalk and roll
There was Bad Brad, Shake and Bake
The Deadly Doctor Dave
Stutterin' Rich, Broadway Brian, old Gentleman Jay
Portland Don, Detroit John, Fatty and Fat Joe
New York Blacky, Tacoma Whitey
Billy Bob, Dollar Moe
The Rackster, Louie Louie, Mister Chico John
The Milkman, the Haymaker, Cookie Daddy Ron
A lady called Long Tall Sandy
They call me Cheap Shot Paul
But if he doesn't miss I don't believe
I'll get a shot at all
Chorus
He's bankin' one rail, two rails, three
And I'm askin' myself "How lucky
Can this little guy be?"
Chorus
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
SILLY SMILE
(Paul deLay)
Like the hero of your dreams
Like it's goin' out of style
'Till the cows come home baby
Now and again and every once in a while
Just for the pure fun of it baby
And one more time for just in case
I want to make love to you woman
And put a great big silly smile on your face
With single-minded dedication
Without a shadow of a doubt
Like there ain't gonna be no tomorrow
Like a prisoner who just got out
'Cause I'm crazy in love with you baby
In every kind of way
I want to make love to you woman
And put a great big silly smile on your face
For all the broken-hearted
And all the lovers left alone
'Till your pulse beats in your fingers
And you point your little toes and moan
'Cause I'm crazy in love with you baby
In every kind of way
I want to make love to you woman
And put a great big silly smile on your face
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
WHY CAN'T YOU LOVE ME
(Paul deLay, Louis Pain)
If you can love someone who treats you wrong
Why can't you love me
Some guy who jives you and strings you along
Why can't you love me
You're gettin' nothing but lies and abuse
And yet you can't seem to cut the guy loose
And all your kindness ain't of no use
Why can't you love me
If you can love a man who's no good
Why can't you love me
Some guy who never never
Treats you like he should
Why can't you love me
He's never done one good thing for you
And I'd do anything I had to do
How can it be so hard for you to choose
Oh why baby
Every time I see you've been crying
It tears the heart out of me
There must be somethin' wrong with your mind
You know you should leave
You've had trouble since the day you met
Now just how bad does it have to get
Just 'cause he hasn't quit you yet
Oh why baby
If I could get you in my arms for a minute girl
Show you how nice a man can be
If I could look you in the eye
And tell you everything's gonna be alright baby
Oh why
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP),
Bertha Music (ASCAP)
 
EVERY WOMAN I GET
(Paul deLay)
Every woman I get
Does the same thing to me
Yes indeed
Every woman I get
Does the same thing to me
Tears up my heart and leaves
The people talk 'bout all
These fish in the sea
Yes indeed
Talk 'bout all
These fish in the sea
And I can't catch a one for me
As soon as I find 'em
I scare them away
I'm gonna be lonely
Oh when I'm old and grey
Everytime I make a buck
Somebody takes it from me
Poor me
I couldn't buy a shine
With the money I see
Got nothing left for me
As soon as I find 'em
I scare them away
I don't like women
That like guys like me anyway
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
WORN OUT SHOE
(Paul deLay)
Oh I feel like a worn out shoe
Used up and thrown out
For somethin' new
Nothin' I can say about it
Not a darn thing I can do
Oh I feel like an old tin can
Wasted old rusty old empty old man
Nothin' I can say about it
And I just don't understand
Don't you remember me baby
The way you used to call my name
Well I've still got my health
I can stand by myself
I don't need a crutch or a cane
Oh I feel like a chewed up bone
Something even a dog
Would have to leave alone
Don't have your love
And I don't know where I'm goin'
©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)
 
All Rights Reserved.. Used By Permission.
 

Paulzilla
All Lyrics by Paul deLay except as noted

I CAN'T QUIT YOU NO
I tried but I can't quit you no
I tried but I can't let you go
I know I ought to leave you alone
It's like I got no will of my own
I might be a happy man if I didn't love you so
 
When we're together it's so much fun
How I wish I was the only one
Every time I see you walk toward that door
I want to pull you back and love you some more
I might be a happy man if I didn't love you so
If I didn't love you so
 
Oh you're mean and you're nasty too
But I don't like that mean part of you
You say I'm never gonna see you no more
Then you get drunk and come knockin' on my door
I might be a happy man if I didn't love you so
 
 
NO USE WORRYIN'
It's way too quiet at my place
People I just had to get out
If I'da stayed there another minute
I'd go crazy without a doubt
And there's no use anyone worryin'
Hey 'bout somethin' that you can't do nothin' about
 
I've got two empty drawers in my dresser
I've got too much room in my bed
I miss the sound of her talkin' and talkin' and talkin'
Everything that came in her head
And there's no use anyone worryin'
Hey 'bout somethin' that you can't do nothin' about
 
I'm gonna tell you people somethin'
You're gonna find it hard to believe
But my woman ran off with somebody
And he's even better lookin' than me
And there's no use anyone worryin'
Hey 'bout somethin' that you can't do nothin' about
 
Like the rain that falls
Like growin' old
Like the power of money
And the woman's right to change her mind
 
DON'T FEEL NOTHIN'
When you told me this mornin'
You were all packed up to go
Stood there starin' at you
Sayin' say it isn't so
 
Chorus:
Now I don't feel nothin'
(I don't feel nothin')
I don't feel nothin'
(I don't feel nothin')
I don't feel nothin' I'm just
Walkin' 'round here in a daze
 
Oh I just couldn't take it
I started in to cry
Fell out on the floor
Like I'd been shot between the eyes
 
Chorus
 
Go ahead and have a party
I won't stand in your way
But you're lookin' for a love
Just like the one you're throwin' away
 
Chorus
 
 
YOU AIN'T GOT NO HEART
[Not included on Turnaround, lyrics by Dan Greer]
If I gave you my love would you abuse it
And if I offered you the world would you refuse it
If I gave you my heart would you tear it all apart
Then you the kind of woman ain't got no heart
 
If I gave you my soul on a platter
And all these things I do for you
Just don't seem to matter
If I tell you I love you so
And you see the tears and you still don't know
Then you the kind of woman ain't got no heart
 
Chorus:
If you bite the hand that feeds you
And throw my love away
You'll only hurt someone who needs you
And I know someday baby you're gonna pay
 
If I work two jobs everyday
And bring you every
Every penny of my hard-earned pay
Would you say it's not enough
When you know the times are tough
Then you the kind of woman ain't got no heart
 
Chorus
 
(Repeat third verse)
 
You got me weepin' and moanin' baby
Child you ain't got no heart
And oh I wonder how you stay alive sometimes baby
Child you ain't got no heart
 
JUST THIS ONE
Oh I'm not much for sayin' prayers Lord
But I've never been so in love before
Could I please have this woman
Oh Lord could I just have this one
 
And all those evil things I was doin'
I swear I won't do no more
Could I please have this woman
Oh Lord could I just have this one
 
You made her bright made her strong
Just as pretty as the day is long
Sweet as a berry hangin' on a vine
Everything I like in one place at one time
A voice like an angel and her face is clean
Cutest little smile I think I've ever seen
I just want to hold her squeeze her tight
Keep her happy and treat her right
Oh if I had this little woman beside me
I could do anything that had to be done
Could I please have this woman
Oh Lord could I just have this one
 
Oh you know I've just got to have her
I'm as in love as anyone can be
Some lucky man's gonna grab her
Couldn't you just let it be me
Oh if I was to start savin' every little penny
Take card of business as best I can
Could I please have this woman
Oh Lord could I just have this one
 
Looky here
She doesn't get drunk
She does not smoke
Gets along just fine with every kind of folks
Her mom and her papa must have raised her right
She's a hard-workin' woman and you know that's alright
She walks with grace speaks her mind
Tells the sweet honest truth every time
All I'm askin' for is a little bit of help
I can do all the rest myself
 
Could you just make her understand
She won't find a better man
Help me Lord
I would climb the mountains
And swim the seas
Help me Lord
You know she gives my poor old
Lonesome broken heart ease
Help me Lord
Just this one
Just this one
I love her so
 
I WANT THE MAN GONE
[not included on Turnaround, lyrics by deLay]
I just called to let you know
That your old man is coming home
So you can get yourself together
And make double sure you're there alone
 
I want the man gone I want him out of my home
I don't want to see a sign you got another love goin' on
I want the man gone I want you there alone
I want nothin' there to tell me you got another love goin' on
 
Well you say I'm goin' crazy
And this whole thing is all in my head
But I came home the other night
And there was no covers left on the bed
Your hair was kinda wet
And you said that you was takin' a nap
But I've seen you when you've been sleepin'
And woman you don't look like that
 
I want the man gone I want him out of my home
I don't want to see a sign you got another love goin' on
 
Oh I'm not too mad with you baby
I was young and crazy once myself
And I know you're only human
And no different from nobody else
But you can do us both a favor honey
I'm serious as I can be
Whatever you're not doin'
Just don't let me catch you please
 
I want the man gone. . .(etc.)
 
I MISSED YOU BAD
I missed you bad last night
It's been a long old lonesome day
I missed you bad last night
It's been a long old lonesome day
I'm missing you big time baby
All I want is to see your face
 
I wake up tired in the morning
I've been havin' those mean old dreams again
People say I'll soon be over you
I wish someone would tell me when
I missed you bad last night
All I want is to see your face
 
Now my friends can't bear to watch me
So that puts me home alone
Every couple minutes I just
Double up and moan
I've got a big ugly frown
And it's stuck on my face
I ain't ever been heartsick this way
 
(Repeat second verse)
 
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA
What's the big idea
You treat your man like a fool
Oh you treat your daddy like a fool
You've been acting funny strange now baby
I wonder who in the world's got into you
 
Well I come over here to love you
And you hand me my hat
Nobody gets satisfied
Tell me where's the fun in that
Hey whoa hah ugh
What's the big idea
You treat your man like a fool
Oh you treat your daddy like a fool
You've been acting funny strange not funny HA HA
I wonder who in the world's got into you
 
Well I buy you little presents
Bring you flowers all the time
Tell you I love you so much
Till you think I'm weak of mind
 
Hey whoa hah ugh
What's the big idea
You treat your man like a fool
Oh you treat your daddy like a fool
You've been acting funny strange now baby
I wonder who in the world's got into you
 
Seems like everything I do
Is somethin' you just can't stand
Why don't you tell the truth
You've got another man
 
Hey whoa hah ugh
What's the big idea
You treat your man like a fool
Oh you treat your daddy like a fool
You've been acting funny strange not funny HA HA
I wonder who in the world's got into you
 
PRISONER'S SONG
[not included on Turnaround; lyrics by Guy Massey]
Oh I wish I had someone to love me
Someone I could call my own
Oh I wish I had someone to live with
'Cause I'm tired, tired of livin' all alone
 
I want you to meet me tonight in the moonlight
Meet me baby in the moonlight all alone
For I have a sad little story to tell you
One I wish that had never been told
 
They're gonna carry me to the new jailhouse tomorrow
Leavin' my little darlin' all alone
With those cold prison bars all around me
And my head on a pillow of stone
 
Now if I had a great big yacht out on the ocean
Studded with diamonds and plated all with gold
I would rather than see my poor sweetheart suffer
I would gladly see it anchored and sold
 
Oh if I had the wings of an angel
Over these prison walls I would fly
I'd fly straight to the arms of my sweetheart
And there I would willingly die
 

©1990 French Roast Music (ASCAP)

 

All Rights Reserved.. Used By Permission.




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