JITTERBUG SHAKE — LYRICS

Lyrics & Music By Rick Shaffer • ©2015 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.0

  • GOT TO KNOW

Gather round me people got a message I want to tell

It ain’t no tale of pain and woe or just how hard I fell

You keep saying baby now information please

I got to know, got to know

Well I ain’t saying, well I ain’t saying

Come a little closer Baby whisper in my ear

Tell me all those things that you wanted me to fear

You keep saying baby now information please

I got to know, got to know

Well I ain’t saying, well I ain’t saying

Baby I ain’t saying, well I ain’t saying

Everything that matters comes due in its time

You may need protection from this dirty little lie

You keep saying baby now information please

I got to know, got to know

Well I ain’t saying, well I ain’t saying

Well I ain’t saying, please got to know

  • SURE THING

Now Baby’s been wrong long enough

Maybe I’m gone and just don’t know

I’ve been told about a thousand times

But oh my brother I ain’t take no cure

And I just ain’t satisfied

Yeah, yeah

Now move up North if you got the need

Moving down south don’t bother me

I’ve been told about a thousand times

Oh my brother ain’t take no cure

And I just ain’t satisfied

Well there ain’t no sure thing, in this life I know

Well there ain’t no sure thing

You know I been told

And I just ain’t satisfied

Yeah, yeah

Now maybe she long, maybe she tall

Maybe I’m the biggest fool of all

I’ve been told about a thousand times

But oh my brother ain’t take no cure

Well I just ain’t satisfied

There’s no sure thing, in this life I know

Well there ain’t no sure thing

You know I been told

Tick tock tick tock, keep moving, tick tock moving on

Yeah, yeah

  • GOING STRONG

You’ve taken every part, you’ve taken every part of me

I’m talking about our history, well the future will decide

Come on and get it now

Whoa whoa and I’m going strong

It’s just about the time you know that I’ll be moving on

Finding out, Baby what’s going on

You know we’re just holding on, well the future will decide

Come on and get it now

Whoa whoa and I’m going strong

And it will be just about the time you know that I’ll be moving on

Oh I don’t want to go right now, I got that restless feeling

Whoa I don’t want to go right now, I need your healing

Baby, come on Baby

Ah come on Baby, alright now

There’s more time, more than this life has got

And it’s something that I just forgot

Well the future will decide

Come on and get it now

Whoa whoa, and I’m going strong

It’s just about the time you know that I’ll be moving on

Yeah it’s just about the time you know that come on get it on

Yeah yeah yeah yeah get it on

  • SO TIRED

Rolling out like yesterday

When all my dreams got packed away

Even if Johnny, Johnny be good, he’d sell his soul now if he could

Now I don’t need no thought protection

And I don’t need no resurrection

No, hell no

Taking the things just how they come

There ain’t a dam thing I’m running from

So when I die just make it easy

Seen too much pain and diseasing

Now I don’t need no thought protection

And I don’t need no resurrection

No, hell no

I, get so damn tired, and you keep talking to me

I, get so damn tired, and you still talking to me

Wasted days and wasted nights

I changed it all ain’t got it right

Nobody here getting out alive

Believing any different man is just a lot of jive

And I don’t need no thought protection

And I don’t need no resurrection

No, hell no

I, get so damn tired, and you keep talking to me

I, get so damn tired, and you’re still talking me

  • JUST A LITTLE

Don’t go, I’m asking you to stay

Baby don’t go now, I’m asking you to stay

Just a little while longer, hear you shouting out my name

Come on now, come on let me see

Come on now, come on let me see

Just a little while longer let your love fall on me

Summertime, summertime oh and I was feeling good

Summertime, summertime she left like I knew she would

Oh I’m broken down now

Hear my plea now, oh baby hear my plea

Stay with me, oh baby stay with me

Just a little while longer, let your love fall on me

Just a little while longer, let your love fall on me

Just a little while longer, let your love fall on

Bless my soul what’s wrong with me

Shaking that bush got the best of me

Lying in a downed out basement in my mind

Well dog

Meet me at the corner of jump and jive

Downtown baby don’t realize

All yesterday was just a dream

And all I know, all I know is true

And all I know, all I know is true

Bring it down

And all I know, all I know is true

And all I know, all I know is true

You said what’s on your mind

Drop down mama don’t pay the fine

Everything you said was just a lie

You said it’s only me

Lord I’m tired and just can’t see

Who’s gonna stand beside me now

And all I know, all I know is true

And all I know, all I know is true

Ooh it’s coming after me

Ooh it’s coming after me

  • CONFIDENCE MAN

Confidence man come down and see me sometime

Stay for awhile Baby and see what we gonna find

You steal what you love I know you love what you steal

Top of the barrel Baby, you quote the Lord in every deal

Refusal to suspend disbelief, a failure of imaginary kind

Continue to invent the experience I cannot find

The role that you play identity is so hard to find

Your words so long they seem like a country mile

You talk and you talk believe every word you say

You keep on talking till you got them in your sway

Refusal to suspend disbelief, a failure of imaginary kind

Continue to invent the experience I cannot find

Confidence man you hold the world together

Confidence man you make it sound so much better

Confidence man come down and see me sometime

Whisper in my ear answers too hard to find

Be careful and know, know just what you serve

The truth of the matter Baby we get what we deserve

Whoa yeah

Confidence man you hold the world together

Confidence man you make it sound so much better

Get up, and get down, little man come around

  • BREAK OF DAY

Watch what I say now, mind these words I say

Walk when I walk now, gimme that baby talk

Talking about the break of day now

Daylight will surely come

Remember my darling oh you’re my only one

Listen to me right now

People will come, oh yes and people will go

I got a lot behind me oh but I’m still in the show

Talking about the break of day now

Daylight will surely come 

Remember my darling, oh you’re my only one

Oh, yeah

Going downtown, we’re going downtown

Going downtown, we’re going downtown

Going downtown, we’re gonna have a real good time

Taking it down right now

Watch what I say, don’t let your dream slip away

Don’t cha do the dew, don’t let it happen to you

Talking about the break of day now

Daylight will surely come

Remember my darling oh you’re my only one

Remember my darling oh you’re my only one

Remember my darling oh you’re my only one

Oh listen to me right now

Walk when I walk now, gimme that baby

  • CAN'T GO BACK

You know it was a crazy time

I was so mixed up, but still I was feeling fine

Hard time was killing me I was in the groove

You know that I got to move

Hell there’re ain’t no guarantees

It’s a one way ticket now baby for you and me

And I can’t go back no more

She said she’s in love with me

If this is love it’s a place I don’t want to be

Sold me out right on time

Same old script, you know it was the same damn line

Time and time and time again I make the choice

The one that’s got no end

And I can’t go back no more

Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light on me

Shine a light, shine a light help this poor boy see

Help me to understand free my mind

Free it from a troubled man

And I can’t go back no more, can’t go back, can’t go back no more

Shine a light, shine a light, shine a light on me

Shine a light, shine a light, and help this poor boy see

Help me to understand free my mind

Free it from a troubled man

And I can’t go back no more

I can’t go back, can’t go back no more

  • LAST OF ME

This may be the end of me

Come on down if you want to see

Oh but these beats keep getting stronger

I don’t know but it’s been seen, I don’t live my life in between

No yesterday, or no tomorrow    

Played with fire and it was wrong

Back in town and I’m going strong

Whoa, but maybe it’s much too late now

I can see it in your eyes you’ve been told a thousand lies

Now you’re standing on the judgement line

I don’t know how, I don’t know when, or how this story’s gonna end

Oh but this deal is going down now

And then it hits you so hard, and then hits you so hard

And then it hits you, what’cha gonna do 

Lay your head on that railroad track

I tell you brother you ain’t coming back

Ain’t nobody’s fault but your own

I would hope you realize what you are in others eyes

It don’t matter now, oh in the end

It don’t matter now, in the end

It don’t matter now, in the end

Come on Baby take a walk with me now

Come on Baby do the stroll with me now

Come on Baby do the jitterbug shake now

Yeah, yeah