The Co-Dependents - Live Recording Event Lyrics
Volume 2

Co Dependents

The Co-Dependents - Live Recording Event - Indelible Music - 2005





Flower Bar

Walking After Midnight | Blue Bayou | Chains
Baby It's You | You Never Can Tell | Return To Sender
Only The Lonely | Walk Right Back | The Ballad of John and Yoko Lyrics | A Thousand Times
I Got a Woman | One Night With You | True Love Ways
Little Sister | Don't Let Go | Think On It | It's All Over Now | Slow Down

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Walking After Midnight
(A. Block / D. Hecht )
Lead Singer: Billy

I go out walking after midnight
Out in the moonlight just like we used to do
I'm always walking after midnight searching for you

I walk for miles along the highway
Well that's just my way of saying I love you
I'm always walking after midnight searching for you

I stopped to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow maybe he's crying for me
Well as the skies turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me I'm lonesome as I can be

I'm always walking after midnight out in the moonlight
Just hoping I might find you somewhere walking
after midnight searching for you

See a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow maybe he's crying for me
Well as the skies turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me I'm lonesome as I can be

I'm always walking after midnight out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do
I'm always walking after midnight searching for you

I stop to see a weeping willow
Crying on his pillow maybe he's crying for me
Well as the skies turn gloomy
The night winds whisper to me I'm lonesome as I can be

I'm always walking after midnight out in the moonlight
Just hoping I might find you
Somewhere walking after midnight searching for me

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Blue Bayou
(J. Melson / R. Orbison )
Lead Singer: Billy

I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickles saving dimes
Work until the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Goin' stay
On Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Oh those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be

I'll go to see my baby again
It'll be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll be better then
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickles saving dimes
Work until the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Goin' stay
On Blue Bayou
Where I sleep all day
And the catfish play
On Blue Bayou
Oh that girl of mine, by my side
The silver moon and the evening tide
Oh some sweet day, going to take away
This hurting inside

I'll go to see my baby again
It'll be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll be better then
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickles saving dimes
Work until the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Goin' stay
On Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Oh that girl of mine, by my side
The silver moon and the evening tide
Oh some sweet day, going to take away
This hurting inside

I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou

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Chains
(Goffin/King)
Lead Singer: Billy

Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains.
And they ain't the kind that you can see.
Oh, oh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah.

Chains, well I can't break away from these chains.
Can't run around, 'cause I'm not free.
Oh, oh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah.

Please don't leave me, pretty baby,
I think you're fine.
I'd like to love you,
But, darlin', I'm imprisoned by these...

Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains,
And they ain't the kind that you can see,
Oh, oh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah.

Please believe me, pretty baby,
Your lips are sweet.
I'd like to kiss them,
But, darling, I can't break away from all of these...

Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains.
And they ain't the kind that you can see.
Oh, oh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah. (That's right)

Please believe me when I tell you,
I think you're fine.
I'd like to love you,
But, darlin', I'm imprisoned by these...

Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains.
And they ain't the kind that you can see, yeah.
Oh, oh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah.

Chains, chains of love, chains of love, chains of love.

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Baby It's You
(David / Williams / Bachrach)
Lead Singer: Billy

Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la
Sha la la la la

It's not the way you smile that touched my heart. (sha la la la la)
It's not the way you kiss that tears me apart.

Wa, oh, many, many, many nights go by,
I sit alone at home and I cry over you.
What can I do.
Can't help myself, 'cause baby, it's you.

(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la)

You should hear what they say about you, (cheat cheat)
(sha la la la la)
They say, they say you never never ever been true. (cheat cheat)

Wa oh, It doesn't matter what they say,
I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, and it's true.
Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la la la)

Wa oh, It doesn't matter what they say,
I know I'm gonna love you any old way.
What can I do, when it's true.
Don't want nobody, nobody, 'cause baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Baby, it's you.
(sha la la la la la la)
Don't leave me all alone
(sha la la la la la la)
Come on home
(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la la la)
(sha la la la la la la)

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(C'est Le Vie) You Never Can Tell
(C. Berry)
Lead Singer: Steve or Tim

It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well
You could tell that Pierre did truly love his madamoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell,
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale,
But when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono,and, man did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all 'em rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the lights went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hopped-up jitney, 'twas a cherry red '53,
They drove to New Orleans to celebrate the anniversary
It was there that Pierre was married to the lovely madamoiselle
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

It was a teenage wedding, and the old folks wished them well
You could tell that Pierre did truly love his madamoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame have rung the chapel bell,
"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

"C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell

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Return To Sender
(D. Blackwell / W. Scott)
Lead Singer: Billy

Return to sender, Return to sender,
Return to sender, Return to sender

I gave a letter to the postman,
He put it his sack.
Bright and early next morning,
I got my letter back.

She wrote upon it:
Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.

We had a quarrel, a lover's spat
I write I'm sorry but my letter keeps coming back.

So I dropped it in the mailbox
And sent it special D.
Bright and early next morning
It came right back to me.

She wrote upon it:
Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.

Well this time I'm gonna take it myself
And put it right in her hand.
And if it comes back the very next day
Then I'll understand (the writing on it)

Return to sender, address unknown.
No such number, no such zone.
No No No No

Well, Return

Well this time I'm gonna take it myself
And put it right in her hand.
And if it comes back the very next day
Then I'll understand (the writing on it)

Return to sender, address unknown.
No such person, no such zone.

Well, Return to sender,
Well, Return to sender,
Yeah, Return to sender.

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Only the Lonely
(J. Melson / R. Orbison)
Lead Singer: Billy

Dum dum dum dum de do waa
Oohh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, waa, waa
Only the lonely
Only the lonely

Only the lonely
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
Know the way I feel tonight
(oohh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Only the lonely
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
Know this feeling ain't right
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
There goes my baby
(ba ba ba bop)
There goes my heart
(ba ba ba bop)
They've gone forever
(ba ba ba bop)
So far apart
(ba ba ba bop)
But only the lonely know why
I cry only the lonely

Dum dum dum dum de do waa
Oohh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, waa
Only the lonely
Only the lonely

Only the lonely
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
Know the heartache I've been through
(oohh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Only the lonely
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
Know I cry and cry for you
(Dum dum dum dum de do waa)
Maybe tomorrow
(ba ba ba bop)
A new romance
(ba ba ba bop)
No more sorrow
(ba ba ba bop)
But that's the chance
(ba ba ba bop)
You've got to take if you're lonely
Heartbreaks
Only the lonely

Dum dum dum dum de do waa

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Walk Right Back
(S. Curtis)
Lead Singer: Billy and Steve or Tim

I want you to tell me why you walked out on me
Iím so lonesome every day
I want you to know that since you walked out on me
Nothiní seems to be the same old way

Think about the love that burns within my heart for you
The good times we had before you went away, oh me
Walk right back to me this minute
Bring your love to me, donít send it
Iím so lonesome every day

I want you to tell me why you walked out on me
Iím so lonesome every day
I want you to know that since you walked out on me
Nothiní seems to be the same old way

Think about the love that burns within my heart for you
The good times we had before you went away, oh me
Walk right back to me this minute
Bring your love to me, donít send it
Iím so lonesome every day
Oh, Iím so lonesome every day
Oh, Iím so lonesome every day

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The Ballad of John and Yoko Lyrics
(J. Lennon / P. McCartney)
Lead Singer: Steve or Tim

Standing in the dock at Southampton,
Trying to get to Holland or France.
The man in the mac said, "You've got to turn back".
You know they didn't even give us a chance.

Christ you know it ain't easy,
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

Well finally made the plane into Paris,
Honey mooning down by the Seine.
Peter Brown called to say,
"You can make it O.K.,
You can get married in Gibraltar, near Spain".

Christ you know it ain't easy,
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

Well from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton,
Talking in my beds for a week.
The newspapers said, "Say what you doing in bed?"
I said, "We're only trying to get us some peace".

Christ you know it ain't easy,
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

Well saving up your money for a rainy day,
Giving all your clothes to charity.
Last night the wife said,
"Oh boy, when you're dead
You don't take nothing with you
But your soul - say!"

Made a lightning trip to Vienna,
Eating chocolate cake in a bag.
The newspapers said, "She's gone to his head,
They look just like two gurus in drag".

Christ you know it ain't easy,
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

I finally made a plane back to London.
Sixty acorns tied in a sack.
The men from the press said, "We wish you success,
It's good to have the both of you back".

Christ you know it ain't easy,
You know how hard it can be.
The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

The way things are going
They're going to crucify me.

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A Thousand Times
(Billy Cowsill/Mark Irwin)
Lead Singer: Billy

I told you no a thousand times
Don't try to make me change my mind
You see I'm happy where I am
And I don't need your cheating kind

I told my baby I'd be true
Twas on the day we said I do
To hurt her once would be a crime
I told you no a thousand times

Well, I've been a fool before
Now I don't fool around no more
Cuz when it comes to love
I learned my lesson well

Don't get me wrong it's crossed my mind
I've just can't step across that line
She's someone I don't want to lose
True love is hard enough to find

Go give your heart to someone else
Then maybe you'll see for yourself
And understand the reason why
I told you no a thousand times

You see I've been a fool before
Now I don't fool around no more
Cuz when it comes to love
I learned my lesson well

Go give your heart to someone else
Then maybe you'll see for yourself
And understand the reason why
I told you no a thousand times

You'll understand the reason why
I told you no a thousand times

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I Got A Woman
(R. Charles)
Lead Singer: Billy

Well I got a woman mean as she can be
Yeah I got a woman mean as she can be
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

Well I got a woman mean as she can be
Well I got a woman mean as she can be
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

She gotta ruby lips, she got shapely hips
Boy she makes my heart just slip
I got a woman mean as she can be
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Well I ain't braggin' and it's understood
Everything I do, well I sure do good
Yeah I got a woman mean as she can be
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Ah huh! a ah huh!

Well I got a woman mean as she can be
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Well I got a woman mean as she can be
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)

Well I ain't braggin' and it's understood
Everything I do, well I sure do it good
Yeah I got a woman mean as she can be
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Someatimes I think she's almost mean as me
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Go Steve

Oh good Lord she's mean an

Ah ha huh
Uh ha ha
Ah ha huh
Uh ha ha
Ah ha huh
Uh ha ha

Well I got a woman
I got a woman
Well I got a woman
Yeah I got a woman
Sometimes I think she's almost mean as me

Oooooooooooooooh
Well I got a woman
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Yeah I got a woman
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Well I got a woman
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Yeah I got a woman
(Sha na na na, Sha na na na)
Someatimes I think she's almost mean as me

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One Night With You
(Bartholomew/King)
Lead Singer: Billy

One night with you,
Is what I'm now praying for.
These things that we two can get
Would make my dreams come true.

Just call my name,
And I'll be right by your side.
I need your sweet helping hand
My love's too strong to hide.

I always lived a quiet life,
I ain't never did no wrong.
But, I know that life without you,
Been too lonely too long.

One night with you,
Is what I'm now praying for.
Well things that we two can plan, yeah
Would make my dreams come true.

I've always lived a quiet life,
I ain't never did no wrong.
But, I know that life without you,
Has been too lonely too long.

One night with you,
Is what I'm now praying for.
The things that we two can plan,
Would make my dreams come true.
Yes they would baby

I've always lived a quiet life,
I ain't never did no wrong.
But, I know that life without you,
Has been too lonely too long.

One night with you,
Is what I'm now praying for.
The things that we two can plan,
Would make my dreams come true.

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True Love Ways
(C. Holly / N. Petty)
Lead Singer: Billy

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will by and by
Know true love ways.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
Then you'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
Then we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

Throughout the days
Our true love ways
Will bring us joys to share
With those who really care.

Sometimes we'll sigh
Sometimes we'll cry
Then we'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

Then you'll know why
Just you and I
Know true love ways.

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Little Sister
(Doc Pomus / Mort Shuman)
Lead Singer: Billy

Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Well, I dated your big sister
I walked her to a show
Well, I went for some candy
Along came Jim Dandy
And they snuck right out of the door

Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Well, Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Well, I used to pull your pigtails
And pinch your turned-up nose
Ah you been a growin'
And baby, it's been showin'
From your head down to your toes

Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Every time I see your sister
She's with somebody new
Ah she's mean and she's evil
Like that old Boll Weevil
Guess I'll try my luck with you

Little sister, don't you run
Little sister, don't you
Little sister, don't you kiss me once or twice
Then say it's very nice
And then you run

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Well, little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

Little sister, don't you
Do what your big sister done

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Don't Let Go
(J. Stone)
Lead Singer: Steve or Tim

Hear that whistle, it's ten o'clock
(Don't let go, don't let go)
Come on baby, it's time to rock
(Don't let go, don't let go)
I'm so happy I have you here
(Don't let go, don't let go)
You keep me grinnin' from ear to ear
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Oooooh-weeee, this feelin's killin' me
Aaaaaah-shucks,
I wouldn't stop it for a million bucks
I love you so,
Just hold me tight and don't let go
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Thunder, lightnin', wind and rain
(Don't let go, don't let go)
Love is hummin' inside my brain
(Don't let go, don't let go)
I'm so eager I'm nearly dyin'
(Don't let go, don't let go)
You been puttin' your lips to mine
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Oooooh-weeee, this feelin's killin' me
Aaaaaah-shucks,
I wouldn't stop it for a million bucks
I love you so,
Just hold me tight and don't let go
(Don't let go, don't let go)

(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Oooooh-weeee, this feelin's killin' me
Aaaaaah-shucks,
I wouldn't stop it for a million bucks
I love you so,
Just hold me tight and don't let go
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Hound dog barkin' at the top of the hill
(Don't let go, don't let go)
Love is runin' him through the mill
(Don't let go, don't let go)
If it wasn't for havin' you
(Don't let go, don't let go)
I'd be barkin' and hollerin' too
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Oooooh-weeee, this feelin's killin' me
Aaaaaah-shucks,
I wouldn't stop it for a million bucks
I love you so,
Just hold me tight and don't let go
(Don't let go, don't let go)

(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)
(Don't let go, don't let go)

Oooooh-weeee

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Think On It
(Jeffrey Hatcher)
Lead Singer: Billy

So much work are some stories
Sometimes they just hide themselves
So much work to say I'm sorry
When it feels like I'm talking to myself
She said her love for me was dyin'
Before it's gone I feel
I should be gone too

And I'll think on it
Ahh but not tonight
Pass another won't you
Keep me thinking I'm alright

Search is on for the darkness
For the night that has no end
I never hoped with this loneliness
To find a true and everlasting friend
Cuz when I feel that something matters
Then I know I'm not far enough gone

And I'll think on it
Ahh but not tonight
Pass another won't you
Keep me thinking I'm alright

Whoooaaa

And when I feel that something matters
Then I know I'm not far enough gone

And I'll think on it
Ahh but not tonight
Pass another won't you
Keep me thinking I'm alright

So I'll think on it
Ahh but not tonight
Pass another won't you
Keep me thinking I'm alright

Whoooaaa and I'll think on it ooooooo

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It's All Over Now
(B. & S. Womack)
Lead Singer: Billy

Well, baby used to stay out all night long
She made me cry, she done me wrong
She hurt my eyes open, that's no lie
Tables turn and now her turn to cry

Because I used to love her, but it's all over now
Because I used to love her, but it's all over now

Well, I wake up every morning, get my breakfast in bed
I get worried she'd ease my aching head
But now she's here and there, with every man in town
Still trying to take me for that same old clown

Because I used to love her, but it's all over now
Because I used to love her, but it's all over now

Well, I wake up every morning, get my breakfast in bed
I'd gotten worried she'd ease my aching head
But now she's here and there, with every man in town
Still trying to take me for that same old clown

Because I used to love her, but it's all over now
Because I used to love her, but it's all over now
Because I used to love her, but it's all over now

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Slow Down
(L. Williams)
Lead Singer: Billy

Yeah, ah, yeah

Ahhhhhh, Yeah

Well, come on pretty baby, won't you walk with me?
Come on, pretty baby, won't you talk to me?
Come on pretty baby, give me one more chance.
Try to save our romance!

Slow down, baby, now you're movin' way too fast.
You gotta gimme little lovin', gimme little lovin',
Ow! if you want our love to last.

Well, I used to walk you home, baby, after school,
Carry your books home, too.
Come on pretty baby, give me one more chance.
Try to save our romance!

Slow down, baby, now you're movin' way too fast.
You gotta gimme little lovin', gimme little lovin',
Ow! if you want our love to last.

Ow!!

Ah yeah, yeah, yeah

Ba ba ba ba

Well you know that I love you, tell the world I do.
Come on, pretty baby, why can't you be true?
I need your love, baby, oh so bad,
The best days with a woman I ever had

Slow down, baby, now you're movin' way too fast.
You gotta gimme little lovin', gimme little lovin',
Ow! if you want our love to last.

Come on baby!

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