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WILLIE'S PAD SONG LYRICS



WILLIE'S PAD
(Joe Riillo/Lex Romane)

If your lookin for fun
Late at night
There's nowhere to go
It just ain't right
Don't be blue
Don't be sad
Just fall on by
Willie's pad

The chicks are hot
The cats are coolV There's only one
Golden rule
If you ain't got dough
It don't mean a thing
All you really gotta know
Is how to swing


If you got it bad
That ain't good
So come on by
The neighborhood
You don't need a chart
Or even a clue
Just follow the beat
Taint nothin' new

Same old thing
Done a different way
Cause all the cats
Have come to play
So if you're high
Or if you're low
Just grab your axe
And blow man blow

Willie's at his table
Keepin' the beat
Just like he did
On 52nd street
With George at the bar
Puttin' out the juice
Everybody in the house is
Gettin' loose

On such a night
When the riffin's right
They raise the roof
And the band gets tight
Its 8 to the bar
With 4 on the floor
Till Willie shouts out
"Gimme some more"

When the band gets hot
Gonna be a shake -up
Rip Van Winkel's
Gonna wake up
Just about when
The clock strikes three
Willie say "hey"
Give it to me

Jonny and Joe are tradin' "fours"
"Till Willie takes over & blows down the doors
When the rafters stop ringin'
And the dust settles down
You could hear 'em sing (Swing)
For miles around

When you go up to Willie's pad
You've got it good and that ain't bad
Cause swing the thing up at Willie's pad


When you go up to Willie's pad
Blue lights are on up at Willie's pad
Swing swing swing up at Willie's pad



YOU BETTER GET RIGHT
(Joe Riillo/Lex Romane)

When your joir de vivre is down with a fever
And your je ne sez quois is not up to par
And all your insight is out for the night
Man you better get right

When all your pep has lost a step
And all your "get rich" scheme's have run out of steam
Your savoir faire has done caught air
Man you better get right

When the girl of your dreams, ain't what she seems
Man that's a hard one to take
It's not very funny; she took all the money
Oh but she left me with this Heartache

Now your inner core has lost its roar
And your every whim is out on a limb
Even your "flipped out" lid has hit the skids
Man you better get right

When the girl of your dreams, ain't what she seems
Man that's a hard one to take
It's not very funny; she took all the money
Oh but she left me with this Heartache

Your hasta la vista is flat on its keyster
Your get up and go is much too slow
Even your guiding light is clean out of sight
Man you better get right
That's right
Man you better get right
I mean tonight
Man you better get right



JO LEEN
(Jon Ross/Lex Romane)

Jo Leen-Why do you do the things you do?
Jo Leen-With that hoodoo that you do
You're so mean-Jo Leen

Jo Leen-She comes from down in New Orleans
Jo Leen-Louisiana voodoo queen
Raised on rice and beans-Jo Leen

You got me in a trick bag, I'm under your spell
How long I can last, only time will tell
I get to get some kind of Mojo, a potion or some tonic
The condition that I'm in, lord, it's downright chronic Jo Leen

Jo Leen-I can't put up with all your jive
Jo Leen-I can't believe I'm still alive
She's the Baddest girl I've ever seen-Jo Leen

Jo Leen-Why do you do the things you do?
Jo Leen-What's that hoodoo that you do?
You're so mean-Jo Leen

Raised on rice and beans-Jo Leen
Baddest girl I've ever seen-Jo Leen



GOTTA' GO

(March 2000-Lex Romane)

Out at night/ ramblin' round
Tryin' to hit every/joint in the town
I'm lookin' for somethin'
What it is I just don't know
Got ta keep movin'/ I gotta' go

I toss and I turn/Just can't sleep
So I'm up and I'm out/on a midnight creep
Lookin' for somethin'
What it is/ I just don't know
Can't seem to stay in one place for too long
Gotta' go

Sometime I find myself/ in a good woman's arms
She's lovin' me/wit all her charms
But then there's always somethin'
What it is/I just don't know
I'm sorry baby/ I gotta' go

I can't explain it
Comes from deep down in your soul
You get that lust for wonderin'
And you've just/ gotta' go

Now listen up mister/and listen up well
It could happen to you/you never can tell
You'll be lookin' for somethin'
What it is/you just don't know
You get that lust for wanderin'/you gotta' go



SAD SAD SONG
(June 2000-Lex Romane)

Daylight will soon be here
Starlight will fade and disappear
Made it thru another night without you
Turn the page on another night

I try to get along
Living in this sad sad song
Made it thru another day without you
Turn the page on another day

Wonderin' about what might have been
A different life than the one I'm livin' in
Another time another space
I just can't find someone to take your place
And I know no one can

There must be a place Ya know
Where all of the lonely people go
To mend a broken heart make a brand new start
Turn the page and carry on

Wonderin' about what might have been
A different life than the one I'm livin' in
Another time another space
I just can't find someone to take your place
And I know no one can
Oh I'll get along
Living in this sad sad song
I'll make it thru if only without you
Turn the page and carry on

Living in this sad sad song



WHAT DID I DO
(1976-Lex Romane)

Oh where did I go wrong?
I thought our love was strong
Now everything's blue when I'm thinking of you
I'm wondering What did I do?

Now I tried and tried
To keep you by my side
And all thru the night I held you tight
Everything for you, now what did I do?

Standing alone/ I done lost my home
Well there's no doubt my baby turned me out (she did)
Not even a word or a passing farewell
It just goes to show, you never can tell

Oh you can see/ I'm in misery
Love's gone cold and she told me
We're all through
But what did I do?

Standing alone/ I done lost my home
Well there's no doubt my baby turned me out (she did)
Not even a word or a passing farewell
It just goes to show, you never can tell

If she ever changed her mind
I won't be hard to find
I'll be right here, staring into the mirror
Asking myself What did I do?



I'M THROUGH WITH YOU
(July 2000-Lex Romane)

You told me that you loved me
You don't want no other man
Then I hear you been hangin'out
With every guy you can

Count me out
I'm all through
I'm through with you

I remember when we first met
You were as sweet as you could be
I couldn't get enough of you
You couldn't get enough of me

This is now
That was then
Now it's the end

I can't tolerate your lyin'
You're a two face and a cheater
How could I been taken in
By a sweet talkin' mistreater?

Count me out
I'm all through
I'm through with you

I'm through I'm through with you
I'm through I'm through with you
I'm through I'm through with you
It's true I'm through I'm through with you
I'm all done; I'm all through
I'm through with you

When I see you on the street
Don't bat those eyes at me
I'm not fallin' for that
I'm not a fool like a fool could be

Count me out
I'm all through
I'm through with you

I'm through I'm through with you
I'm through I'm through with you
I'm through I'm through with you
It's true I'm through I'm through with you
I'm all done; I'm all through
I'm through with you



DATE WITH THE BLUES
(September 2000-Lex Romane)

Won't stop rainin'
Another down day
Heard the Lazy Leopard say
"Can't do much about the weather
'Cept complain to one another"
I gotta' go, it's gettin' late
I got a date with the blues
I got a date with the blues

She's my lady
She's my lover true
She tells me just what to do
And I just surrender
To my heart break mender
It's getting' late
I got a date with the blues
I got a date with the blues

It may sound familiar
But every time I'm with her
She teaches me
Another way thru' the blues
Another way thru' the blues

I know you won't mind
I think you understand
I'm just tryin' to comprehend
How it all fits together
Too bad about the weather
I gotta' go, its gettin' late
I got a date with the blues
I got a date with the blues


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