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* addition of December 2000
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Table Of Content (34 songs, 33 soundclips)

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A Better Man
A Letter To Tracy
Am I Wrong
Angelina
Anybody Seen My Girl
Come On In My Kitchen
Dangerous Mood
* Every Morning
Everything I Need
God Trying To Get Your Attention
Hand It Over
Henry

I'm On Your Side
I'm Telling You Now
I Don't Know
I Was Wrong
Just Like You
Kindhearted Woman Blues
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Love Blues
Love In Vain
Lullaby Baby Blues
Momma, Where's My Daddy

More Than One Way Home
Muddy Water
Perpetual Blues Machine
Rainmaker
Slow Down
Soon As I Get Paid
Standin' At The Station
That's Not Love
The Action
Victim Of Comfort
You Can Love Yourself

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More Than One Way Home

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by Kevin Moore / John Lewis Parker
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

Daddy came around every once in awhile
But momma, she was there all the time
And summertime in Compton
Was not like TV
But we were right there
Where we needed to be
And the Thurmond boys
On peach street
With only their dad
So proud of themselves
And that old Pontiac they had
And miss brooks her bible
And her three little boys
At the double rock
Baptist church
Makin' a joyful noise

(Chorus:)
Well there's more than
One way home
Ain't no right way
Ain't no wrong
And whatever road you
Might be on
You find your own way
'Cause there's more than
One way home

Got me a job at the grocery store
Workin' weekdays after
School from 5 to 9
Tommy, John and Charlie were
The neighborhood stars

With their midsize homes,
And their big fancy cars
And when the eagle flied on Friday
I'd go out and play
Wastin' time with Otis
Out on the dock of the bay
And my ticket to adventure
Was a ride on the bus
Different places,
Different faces
But they were just like us

(Chorus 2x)

 

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Muddy Water

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by Kevin Moore / G. Graper
recording of 1998
from
Slow Down (OKeh/550/Epic/Sony 491613 9), copyright notice

If I never get to heaven I don't care
I been down to the crossroads
And there ain't no devil down there
They got the whole town shakin'
Out in L.A.
They got the blues in Mississippi
I'm going back some day

And I ain't gonna fuss and fight
I ain't stayin' up all night
Worryin' 'bout the things that I can't change
Let everybody think I'm a little bit strange

(Chorus:)
´Cause I love Muddy Water
It's dirty but it feels alright
I love Muddy Waters
I'm ready for the blues tonight-ooh yes I am

On my way to California
My old car broke down
I left it sittin' right there
And I walked on into town
I found a cheap hotel
Got a twenty dollar room
And when I woke up the next day
It was four o'clock in the afternoon

Well I ain't gonna fuss and fight
I ain't stayin' up all night
Worryin' 'bout the things that I can't change
Let everybody think I'm a little bit strange
 
(Chorus)

Ooh why should I worry all night and day
Whatever it is
It's gonna be ok

(Chorus)

 

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Perpetual Blues Machine

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by Kevin Moore / G. Graper
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

You had style, you had class
You had everything to make a love last
You had grace, you had charm
You had me hanging on your arm
When I found out you were a fake
You rared up and bit me like a snake
And I was ready to let go
And let all my feelings show

(Chorus:)
Tell me why you wanna be so cold
Why you wanna be so mean
You've gone and let your true colors show
You're a perpetual blues machine

We could have been just fine
If you'd have only been all mine
'Cause I was for real, but you did not know
That you were steppin' on my heart
As you were walkin' out the door
But now I know who you are
And it's a damn good thing we didn't get too far
'Cause I'm not the one that's right for you

You need a man to do your rolling
Like what you want him to do

(Chorus)

Now you've gone, and I'm glad
That we didn't let it go too bad
You know I tried to make it go
But there was just no way to tell u so

(Chorus)

 

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Rainmaker

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by Kevin Moore / P. Shepard
recording of 1998
from
Slow Down (OKeh/550/Epic/Sony 491613 9), copyright notice

Takin' it easy, moving slow
It's always calm just before the storm, you know
Along she came, with a brand new season
Since we've been together
There's been a change in the weather

(Chorus:)
She's a rainmaker
She makes the rain fall from my eyes
She's a rainmaker
She makes a grown man wanna cry

Well, I never thought
That a tear could fall
From the eyes of a man
Who never even cried at all
Now, I've been happy
I've been blue
For the change in the season

(Chorus)

The lightning flashes, the thunder roars
There's no stoppin' the wind
The tide is washing
Her a path to my door
I've never ever loved like this before

Storm is over, the sun is bright
There's a rainbow in my life
Clouds are gone, the sky is clear
And since we've been together
There's been a change in the weather

(Chorus 2x)

 

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Slow Down

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by Kevin Moore / John Lewis Parker
recording of 1998
from
Slow Down (OKeh/550/Epic/Sony 491613 9), copyright notice

When I was a young boy
Well they tried to tell me
That I was movin'
Movin' way too fast
And I knew everything
About everything
But I really didn't wanna listen
To a bunch of old folks talkin' trash

So I got out on the highway
Pedal to the floor
Smokin' and drinkin'
And a whole lot more
But when they came to collect me
Out of that jail
They said boy next time
You get no bail

(Chorus:)
You better slow down
You better slow down

Woke up one mornin'
Ooh to a hunger
I moaned
And I began to twitch
Felt the need
For some lovin'
A little sweet somebody
To scratch my itch
Momma said I don't mean to pry
But I'm here to advise you
Seeds like to grow
When you put 'em in fertilizer

(Chorus)

Doin' my own thing
I'm all grown up
Yes I am
Little bit older
But I feel like a young buck
I'm ridin' down the highway
In a brand new mini van
Wife and kids screamin'
Ooh God I'm a family man
I'm outta mind
Losin´ control
I could leave tomorrow
But there ain't nowhere to go

(Chorus)

 

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Soon As I Get Paid

soundclip


by Kevin Moore / John Lewis Parker
recording of 1998
from
Slow Down (OKeh/550/Epic/Sony 491613 9), copyright notice

Ring-a-ling with the telephone
Is the man of the house home
Your master card is overdue
We need a payment from you
Right now
Right away
I ain't got nothing to send you today
But I'm gonna give you all your money
Soon as I get paid

The joint was jumping
It was Saturday night
Her hair was long
And her dress was tight
I looked at her
She looked at me
And the champagne started flowing
Till a quarter to three
Look Mr. Bartender
I'm gonna make it okay
I´ll give you all your money
Soon as I get paid

Monday morning
Money's gone
It's a doggone shame
Don't worry
I´ll get you straight
We'll be fine
You'll get yours
When I get mine

Got a letter
From the IRS
Saying your tax return
Is a terrible mess
We want our money
We don't like to wait
Please come in and see us
On such and such a date
Right now
Right away
Don't get crazy
Don't try no mess
Or we'll take all your money
Soon as you get paid
Soon as you get paid

 

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Standin' At The Station

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by Kevin Moore / P. Ramocon
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

Standin' at the station
Teardrops in my eyes
Standin' at the station
Wonderin' why
You love him more than you love me
You wanna marry him
Make a family
That's why I'm standin' at the station
Teardrops in my eyes

Well I'm standin' at the station
Sad as a man can be
And you're gazing through the window
Waving good-bye to me
Well I know you got to do what you got to do
But you're leaving me
And I'm loving you
That's why I'm standin' at the station
Teardrops in my eyes
Yes I'm standin' at the station
Teardrops in my eyes
Come back home baby, I need ya
Stop that train, back it on up

 

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That's Not Love

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by Kevin Moore / G. Graper
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

It ain't you
No it ain't me
That's not the way
Love's supposed to be

And it's just no good
No it ain't right
For you to be sitting all alone
Crying every night

You're down on your knees
Scared he's gonna leave
But if you really wanna know
You're gonna have to let go

´Cause that's not love
Love don't feel that bad
That's not love
It don't feel that sad
No that's not love
'Cause you don't feel good inside
I don't know what it is
But that's not love

Inside your heart
It's always raining
And you're oh so tired
Tired of your own complaining

This is for real
It ain't no game
You can't measure your love
By the depths of your pain

 

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The Action

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by Kevin Moore
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

Remember when we first met
I was so excited just to get to know you
Oh baby just to know you
I was just a little bit shy
God willing I was ready
To try to show you
Oh just to show you

I felt a little funny
But it was really no joke
I wanted to prove my love
In every word that I spoke

(Chorus:)
But the action
Speaks louder
You know the action
Speaks louder than
The word
The action,
Louder than the word

I loved you just the way you were
Somehow I had to find the nerve to tell you
Oh baby just to tell you
So I did what a man must do
I walked right over to you
And I was asking
Baby, lets go dancing

I felt a little guilty
But I had committed no crime
I wanted to love you
Love you and love you
For a long time

(Chorus)

(Bridge:)
I can't wait until I'm holding you
And there's no doubt in your mind
You're the one and only one for me
Only one for me

I'm gonna prove my love no matter how long that it takes
The feelings I have for you they're no mistake

(Chorus)

 

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Victims Of Comfort

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by K. Timber / Kevin Moore
recording of 1994
from
Keb' Mo' (OKeh/Epic EK 57863), copyright notice

No rocket's gonna fly that high
There's no escaping the enemy he's you and I
We poison up our water, we're chokin' on the air
Last stop before it gets too late or is it already too late?
Is it already too late
For the victims of comfort?
Got no one else to blame
We're just the victims of comfort
We cannot soothe the pain

And it's a technological merry-go-round
Dangerous solutions buried under the ground
And everyone likes a party
But no-one wants to clean
Well I'd like to see a change somehow and I believe we're busy right now
Just a little busy right now
I am just a victim of comfort
I got no one else to blame
I'm just a victim of comfort
Cryin' shame

Boy what have we got to lose? Everything
Yes and what do we stand to gain? Everything, so let's
Try together before we have to cry together
It's too soon to die together
I'm just a victim of comfort
Got no one else to blame
I'm just a victim of comfort
Got to soothe the pain
Be the victims of comfort
Got no one else to blame
I am just a victim of comfort
Cryin' shame

 

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You Can Love Yourself

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by Kevin Moore
recording of 1996
from
Just Like You (OKeh/Epic/Sony 484117 6), copyright notice

My baby she wrote me a letter
She didn't call me on the phone
Five little words was all she wrote
See ya later I'm gone

She had no explanation
About why she had to go
Well I can't take a joke,
But I can take a hint
She don't love me no more

(Chorus:)
But if nobody loves you
And you feel like dust
On an empty shelve
Just remember
You can love yourself

My mother says
She loves me
But you know
She could be jivin' too
And everybody's always criticizing
Everything that I do

I work 9 to 5, do the best I can
Try to please the boss
I bought a big ol' house,
And a brand new car
And then he laid me off

(Chorus)

Everytime I meet a lady
I wanna try to get to know
Either I'm too small
Or she's too tall
She's rich and I'm po'
So I called my old friend
Hazel Mae
Asked her out for a little date
She said: “I'm married now
And I got three little kids,
Boy ya just a little too late“

(Chorus 2x)

 

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Page last updated on:
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