Robben Ford
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Ruler

Table Of Content (28 songs, 17 soundclips)

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Busted Up
Chevrolet
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Good Thing
He Don't Play Nothin' But The Blues
Help The Poor
I'm A Real Man
I Don't Play
I Just Want To Make Love To You

Loving Cup
Misdirected Blues
Moth To A Flame
My Love Will Never Die
Mystic Mile
Politician
Prison Of Love
Rugged Road
Running Out On Me
Say What's On Your Mind

Start It Up
Tell Me I'm Your Man
Tired Of Talkin'
Top Of the Hill
Trying To Do The Right Thing
When I Leave Here
Worried Life Blues
You Cut Me To The Bone

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Loving Cup

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by Paul Butterfield
recording of 1998

from The Authorized Bootleg (Blue Thumb 7013), copyright notice

Won't you tell me something, buddy
What can I do
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup, too
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup too

You should be downtown working
Making lots of money
Instead of walking these streets
Baby, acting funny

Won't you tell me something, buddy
What can I do
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup, too
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup too

You don't wash your hair
You don't wash your clothes
What else you don't do
Baby, nobody knows

Won't you tell me something, buddy
What can I do
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup, too
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup too

You should be downtown working
Making lots of money
Instead of walking these streets
Baby, acting funny

Won't you tell me something, buddy
What can I do
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup, too
Honey, I wanna drink
From that lovin' cup too

From that lovin' cup, too

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Misdirected Blues

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by Robben Ford
recording of 1993

from Mystic Mile (Stretch STD-1107), copyright notice

Baby used to want me, now she says it's time to go
Says she needs some adventure,
that she needs a brand new show
And I know the day today can get anybody down
but you don't have to run off
With the first new thing you've found
'cause it just ain't it baby
You need my love, yeah, yeah
You might just be misdirected
It's you that I'm thinkin' of

Baby used to want me now treats me like yesterday's news
She brought the dog dinner and she brought me my walkin' shoes
Is that any way to treat the best friend you ever had
just to get your kicks
You gotta make me feel so bad
and it just ain't it baby
What you need is my love
You might just be misdirected
but it's you that I'm thinkin' of

Now the way I see it I'm an ordinary guy
Don't look for trouble
In fact I'm a little bit shy
Don't I give you the room that you need to be yourself
You don't have to worry I won't leave for someone else
'cause it just ain't it little girl!
Hey! You need my love
You might just be misdirected
It's you that I'm thinkin' of

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Moth To A Flame

 

by Robben Ford
recording of 1993

from Mystic Mile (Stretch STD-1107), copyright notice

Something tells me yes
Something tells me no
I see danger surround you little girl,
every place you go

You got more than one man,
on your mind
But any man who gets stuck on you,
is till the end of time

My heart's in trouble,
but I'm feelin' no pain
And I'm drawn to you like a moth to a flame

Trouble from the start
Trouble till the end
I'm tryin' to keep my will but I know it's gonna bend
You got those mystic eyes, fire round her head
and if she told you she could walk on water
You'd believe what she said

Don't need to tell me I know trouble's your name,
but I'm drawn to you like a moth to a flame

Help me huh! huh!
Help me huh! huh!

More than hard to get
More than playin' rough
She likes to see a grown man suffer,
'cause he can't get enough

My life is never gonna be the same
and I'm drawn to you like a moth to a flame
No need to tell me I know trouble's your name
but I'm drawn to you like a moth to a flame

Help me huh! huh!
Help me huh! huh!
Help me huh! huh!
Help me huh! huh!

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My Love Will Never Die

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by Otis Rush
recording of 1992

from Robben Ford & The Blue Line (Stretch STD-1102), copyright notice

You've done me wrong for a long, long time
And all you've done still never changed my mind so please,
try to love me please baby, try my love for you will never die
These flowers grow where I lay and rest
and these colored blossoms darling, hold to your breast
And darling I know it's my mind breaking out from inside my love for you will never die

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Mystic Mile

 

by Robben Ford
recording of 1993

from Mystic Mile (Stretch STD-1107), copyright notice

Somewhere over my left shoulder, there's a man who waits
He's always watching when I stumble and he blinks when I hesitate
He's got a real strange sense of humor
He don't laugh and he don't cry
He's the mystic on the mystic mile

I had a dream of colors and a world in a disarray
Someone peekin' round the corner but I couldn't see his face
But he could see into my future about my past he would only smile
He's a mystic on a mystic mile

Like a fish leaps from the water
Like a thief in the night
Like a road suddenly ending
There he's standing by the roadside

And he won't need no introduction
And he won't want to stop a while
He's the mystic on the mystic mile
He's the mystic on the mystic mile

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Politician

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by Jack Bruce
recording of 1993

from Mystic Mile (Stretch STD-1107), copyright notice

Hey now baby, get into my big black car
Hey now baby, get into my big black car
I just want to show you what my politics are

I'm a political man and practice what I preach
I'm a political man and I practice what I preach
Now don't deny me, not when you're in my reach

I support the left but I'm leaning to the right
I support the left but I'm leaning to the right
But you'll never find me not when there's a fight

Hey now baby get into my big black car
Hey now baby get into my big black car
I just want to show you what my politics are

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Prison Of Love

 

by Robben Ford
recording of 1992

from Robben Ford & The Blue Line (Stretch STD-1102), copyright notice

You used to be my good thing but I abused your gentle ways,
left you alone when you needed me now you've
Left me with a price to pay

Now you're gone and it's my turn to suffer
Locked in a prison of love
Locked in a prison of love

Now I've always said that a man should be free
How could loving be a sin but I found out when you turned
and left your key you might as well have locked me in

Yeah, you're gone and it's my turn to suffer
Locked in a prison of love
Locked up in a prison of love

Sometimes a man finds love like a prison
Maybe it makes him a little blind looking for something
and he just can't see that sweet little girl by his side

Yeah, you're gone, and it's my turn to suffer
Locked in a prison of love
Locked up in a prison of love

Yeah, you're gone, it's my turn to suffer
Locked up in a prison of love
Hey, locked up in a prison of love

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Rugged Road

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by Robben Ford
recording of 1995

from Handful Of Blues (Blue Thumb 7004), copyright notice

When I lost my way, found myself on rugged road
With a head full of trouble carryin' a heavy, heavy load
I was stumblin' blind, goin down that rugged road
and no one could help me I had to walk that road alone

When I met my friend, he said brother can I help you please
I know you got worries maybe some that I can ease
It's a long long way and you might need some company
but I just couldn't hear him and he just let me be

My father before me, walked that road the same as I
He had his bad and his good times, and one day he had to die
People I made my way, and now I'm standin' in the sun
With my struggle behind me, my life has just begun

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Running Out Of Me

 

by Robben Ford
recording of 1995

from Handful Of Blues (Blue Thumb 7004), copyright notice

It's time to face it, the simple facts are clear
that no amount of lovin' you, could ever keep you here
Packed up to leave, and never lookin' back
and don't try to stop this train, 'cause it's headed down the track
Never a tear across that cheek
No sign of sympathy, for a man who's feeling weak
Walkin's much to slow, so your runnin' out on me

I must admit it, you never lied to me
but somehow you stole my heart, and now I can't be free
So please forgive me, if it's hard to take this in
but I gave you everything, now your tellin' me it's the end
Never a tear across that cheek
No sign of sympathy, for a man who's feeling weak
and walkin's much to slow

So your runnin' out on me
Where did the time go, see how fast it flies
Now it's time to fly away, you can't stand long good-byes
I shouldn't take it so hard it's not that you don't care
but I'm one of many men
The rest are still out there
Never a tear across that cheek
No sign of sympathy, for a man who's weak
and walkin's much to slow
So your runnin' out on me

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Say What's On Your Mind

 

by Roscoe Beck
recording of 1993

from Mystic Mile (Stretch STD-1107), copyright notice

You've got to say what's on your mind, don't be afraid to show it
Say what's on your mind or how will I know it?
There's so little time, say what's on your mind

The last time we were together, such a sadness in your eyes
Behind the poise, small talk and make-up, I could see what you labored so hard to disguise
What we both know; there's so much that's unsaid, though we try not to let it show
Too many words go unspoken now, we sit in silence and don't ask why
Come on baby, we can't let this time roll by

Say what's on your mind, don't wait another day
Say what's on your mind, let love show us the way
Things will work out fine, if you just say what's on your mind
Say what's on your mind

Seems like it's been such a long time, waiting for this story to unfold
We've got love here at our fingertips, all we've got to do is take a hold

Now I'm looking for affirmation, I can't assume what I've got to know
But you leave me mostly to speculation, about the love you feel when you don't tell me so
How many years has it been now?
Yet how much do we really know, give me a sign, help me to understand
Please don't leave me guessing, tell me what you see,
it doesn't have to be such a mystery

Tell me what's on your mind, let your heart have it's say
Say what's on your mind, don't let another chance slip away
There's too little time, say what's on your

Say what's on your mind, don't be afraid to show it
Say what's on your mind or how will I know it?
There's so little time, say what's on your mind

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Page last updated on:
June 5 2000


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