Song Lyrics

AIN’T NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019

 

I've been away so long

It’s hard to find the road

That leads back home

I've been drivin’ and cryin’

I hope you weren’t lyin’

I still got a long way to go

 

I finally got myself together

Got some money

Got some brand new clothes

I knew that I could do it

I just had to prove it

I’m ready to come back home

 

PRE-CHORUS

As I make my way back home to you girl

I’m hoping that you still want me around

I wonder if you’re gonna really love me

Or, if you gonna put me down?

 

CHORUS

When my baby says she loves me

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She makes me feel like she really needs me 

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She got a love that remains unequaled 

She got a love that’s one of a kind

She got a sweet disposition

She got a love that blows my mind


Ain’t No Doubt About That - No- No 

Ain’t No Doubt About That


I pulled into town last night

I spent the night before 

in Kalamazoo

I've been biding my time

Riding the line

Tryin’ to get back to you


Remember, the promise 

You made me

You swore you would

Always be true

Hopin’ you mean it 

Better believe it 

Baby, I’m counting on you


PRE-CHORUS

As I make my way back home to you girl

I’m hoping that you still want me around

I wonder if you’re gonna really love me

Or, if you gonna put me down?

 

CHORUS

When my baby says she loves me 

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She makes me feel like she really needs me 

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She got a love that remains unequalled 

She got a love that’s one of a kind

She got a sweet disposition

She got a love that blows my mind


Ain’t No Doubt About That - No- No 

Ain’t No Doubt About That - No - No


(PIANO SOLO)


CHORUS

Cause when my baby says she loves me 

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She makes me feel like she really needs me 

(You know there ain’t no doubt about that)

She got a love that remains unequalled 

She got a love that’s one of a kind

She got a sweet disposition

She got a love that just blows my mind...


Ain’t No Doubt About That - No - No

Ain’t No Doubt About That - No - No

Ain’t No Doubt About That - No - No

Ain’t No Doubt About That - No - No

 

LONESOME FOR A LONG TIME

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019

 

I was born with a broken heart

Under the sign of Saint Valentine

I’m so tired of sleeping by myself

I’ve been lonesome for a long time

 

Even a blind man

Knows when he’s walking in the sunshine

I could see you were lonely just like me

And you’ve been lonesome for a long time

 

BRIDGE

After years of cryin’ tears

from morning through midnight

You saved my broken heart

from another lonely night

 

(GUITAR SOLO)

 

Your love is like the morning sun

Shining on my life

Til I met you, darlin’

I was lonesome for a long time

Even a blind man

Knows when he’s walking in the sunshine

I could see you were lonely just like me

And you’ve been lonesome for a long time

 

BRIDGE

After years of cryin’ tears

From mornin’ through midnight

You saved my broken heart 

From another lonely night

 

Your love is like the morning sun

Shining on my life

Til I met you, darlin’

I was lonesome for a long time

 

I’ve been lonesome for a long time

You’ve been lonesome for a long time

I’ve been lonesome for a long time

You’ve been lonesome for a long time

 

I GOT AN ANGEL (WAITING UP IN HEAVEN FOR ME)

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019

 

I never held her 

Past the age of three

My first ex-wife 

Took her away from me

Her mother and I 

Never did see eye-to-eye


Don’t know what you got

‘Til you lose it all

Stay high all the time 

Until you hit a wall

On the day she died

And passed to the other side I realized


CHORUS

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

 

Some days I’m up 

Some days I’m down

Some nights the band 

Just can’t find the sound

That takes me away 

to another place in my mind (....Cause)


CHORUS

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

 

(GUITAR SOLO)


Patience is a virtue for some they say

But patience don’t suit me 

I just can’t wait

To hold her again 

And keep her right here 

By my side (...Oh, she’s on my mind)


CHORUS

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

I Got an Angel Waiting Up in Heaven for Me

 

KNOCKIN’ ON CLOSED DOORS

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019


Wastin’ my time

Payin’ their dues

Felt like a stranger to the folks I knew

Late nights 

Empty bed

One day turnin' into the next

I was drifting like a man thrown overboard

I just got tired of

Knocking on them same closed doors


Pound foolish 

And pennywise

Some bad breaks some outright lies

Over-the-counter 

Counterclaims

Same old bullshit different day

Feel trouble comin’ when it rains it pours

Got me walkin’ round in circles, Baby

Knocking on them same closed doors


(GUITAR SOLO)

 

Made up my mind 

To move back home

Sold the crib back in Chicago (it took…)

Lake Saint Clair, all the stars in the sky

And so many changes to untangle my mind

Makin’ music used to be its own reward

I just got tired of...

Knocking on the same closed doors

I just got tired of...

Knocking on the same closed doors

 

BOULDER CITY BREAKDOWN

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019


Twenty six miles out of Vegas

In the shadow of the Hoover Dam

I broke down in Boulder City

Holding nothin’ but a losing hand


Oh, Mister take me back to McCarran

United get me back to O’Hare

Jesus, take me home to Chicago

I’m leavin’ out on a wing and prayer


CHORUS

Boulder City Breakdown

I never meant to stay here so long

I’m leavin’ out with what I come in with

I’m gonna leave that girl behind in a song


(GUITAR SOLO)


With all those clear blue skies all around me

My heart depending on what’s up the road

I ordered one last cup of coffee

Just to try to offset the load


Mister take me back to McCarran

United get me back to O’Hare

Jesus, take me home to Chicago

I’m leavin’ out on a wing and a prayer


CHORUS

Boulder City Breakdown

I never meant to stay here so long

I’m leavin’ out with what I come in with

I’m gonna leave that girl behind in a song


RAY CHARLES RECORDS

All lyrics © Pat Smillie 2019


I found your Ray Charles records 

Underneath the stairs

So I sat down and played every one

And I thought back to how 

We used to be

Before we just fell out of love


I found my old wedding ring 

In a jar of loose change

I broke down and gave you a call

But if you saw the man  

Who had just rang your phone

You would not recognize me at all


CHORUS

This is not my finest hour

This ain’t part of the plan

And if I could’ve loved you

Like you loved me

I would not be the man that I am


(GUITAR SOLO)


BRIDGE

As you live you just learn 

That some folks change

And some folks are just

A waste of your time

So please don’t you feel 

That I’ve wasted yours

Cause, girl, you could 

Never waste mine


CHORUS

This is not my finest hour

This ain’t part of the plan

And if I could’ve loved you

Like you loved me

I would not be the man that I am

I would NOT be the man that I am...