Almost Blue lyrics

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Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?

Why don't you love me like you used to do?
How come you treat me like a worn-out shoe?
My hair is still curly and my eyes are still blue
Why don't you love me like you used to do?

Ain't had no lovin' like a-huggin' and a-kissin' in a long, long while
We don't get nearer, further, closer than a country mile

Why don't you be the sort you used to be?
How come you find so many faults with me?
I'm the same old trouble that you've always been through
Why don't you love me like you used to do?

Ain't had no lovin' like a-huggin' and a-kissin' in a long, long while
We don't get nearer, further, closer than a country mile

Why don't you spark me like you used to do?
Say sweet nothings like you used to coo
Somebody's changed, so let me give you a clue
Why don't you love me like you used to do?

Why don't you love me like you used to do?
Why don't you love me like you used to do?


Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams of you, every night I go through
I should hate you girl, the whole night through
Instead of having sweet dreams all about you

You don't love me it's plain
I should have known you'd never share my name
Why can't I forget you girl, start loving someone new?
Instead of having sweet dreams all about you

Why can't I forget my past, start loving someone new?
Instead I'm having sweet dreams all about you

Sweet dreams of you, every night I go through
I should hate you girl, the whole night through
Instead I'm having sweet dreams all about you


Success

We used to go out walking hand in hand
You told me all the big things you had planned
It wasn't long till all your dreams came true
Success put me in second place with you

You have no time to love me anymore
Since fame and fortune knocked upon our door
I spend all my evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home

If we could spend an evening now and then
Perhaps we'd find true happiness again
You never hold me like you used to do
It's funny what success has done for you

You have no time to love me anymore
Since fame and fortune knocked upon our door
I spend all my evenings all alone
Success has made a failure of our home


I'm Your Toy

You may be sweet and nice
That won't keep you warm at night
'Cause I'm the one who taught you how
To do the things you're doing now
He may feel all your charms
He may hold you in his arms
But I'm the one who let you in
I was right beside you then

Once upon a time
You let me feel you deep inside
Where nobody knew, nobody saw
Do you remember the way you cried?

I'm your toy, I'm your old boy
But I don't want no one but you to love me
Oh, I wouldn't lie
You know I'm not that kind of guy

Once upon a time
You let me feel you deep inside
And nobody knew, nobody saw
Do you remember the way you cried?

I'm your toy, I'm your old boy
But I don't want no one but you to love me
Oh, I wouldn't lie
You know I'm not that kind of guy


Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

I've always had a bottle I could turn to
And lately I've been turnin' every day
But the wine don't take effect the way it used to
And I'm hurtin' in an old familiar way

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down

Each night I leave the bar room when it's over
Not feeling any pain at closing time
But tonight your memory found me much too sober
I can't drink enough to keep you off my mind

Tonight the bottle let me down
And let your memory come around
The one true friend I thought I'd found
Tonight the bottle let me down
Oh, tonight the bottle let me down


Brown To Blue

We stood there in the courthouse room so close but far apart
You brought along the lawyer and I brought a broken heart
The judge pronounced the words the way you wanted him to do
That changed your name from Brown to Jones and mine from Brown to Blue

I couldn't help my tears from falling on the courtroom floor
My love, they took away my right to love you anymore
My world just seemed to stop as I stood there so close to you
You changed your name from Brown to Jones and mine from Brown to Blue

The judge forgot to tell me how I'd live my life alone
What I would do without you after loving you so long
He didn't seem to care that I'm still in love with you
You changed your name from Brown to Jones and mine from Brown to Blue

I couldn't help my tears from falling on the courtroom floor
My love, they took away my right to love you anymore
My world just seemed to stop as I stood there so close to you
You changed your name from Brown to Jones and mine from Brown to Blue


Good Year For The Roses

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick
On the cigarettes there in the ashtray
Lying cold the way you left them
But at least your lips caressed them while you packed
Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee
That you poured and didn't drink
But at least you thought you wanted it
That's so much more than I can say for me

What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowing
Funny I don't even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
It's been a good year for the roses

After three full years of marriage
It's the first time that you haven't made the bed
I guess the reason we're not talking
There's so little left to say we haven't said
While a million thoughts go racing through my mind
I find I haven't said a word
From the bedroom the familiar sound
Of our baby's crying goes unheard

What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowing
Funny I don't even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
It's been a good year for the roses


Sittin' And Thinkin'

I got loaded last night on a bottle of gin
And I had a fight with my best girlfriend
When I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again

I know the same thing has happened before
And each time it happens, I hate it more and more
When I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again

I spent a whole lotta time sittin' and thinkin'
Sittin' and just thinkin' 'bout you
If I didn't spend so much time sittin' and drinkin'
We'd still have the love I thought we knew

I won't promise the same thing won't happen again
But I can promise, it'll be a long, long time till then
'Cause when I'm drinkin' I am nobody's friend
So please baby wait for me until they let me out again


Colour Of The Blues

Up above me are the skies
Like the twinkle in your eye
Blue must be the colour of the blues
In the mail, the letters came
The ink and paper look the same
Blue must be the colour of the blues

Bluebird singin' in the tree
Seems to sympathize with me
'Cause he's not singin' like he used to do
Pretty waters in the sea
Feel as cold as you left me
Blue must be the colour of the blues

Blue days come and blue days go
The way I feel, nobody knows
Life is finally empty without you
There's a blue note in each song
That I sing since you've been gone
Blue must be the colour of the blues

There's a blue note in each song
That I sing since you've been gone
Blue must be the colour of the blues


Too Far Gone

I can tell somewhere there's someone you love more than me
Someone you love more than me
And it hurts to say it, but you have a right to be free
I know that's the way it should be

Oh but I'm too far gone
Too far gone
I know I've loved you too much for too long
And I'm too far gone

If ever your new love should hurt you or make you feel blue
Hurt you or make you feel blue
Just remember your old love will still be around loving you
I'll be around loving you

Oh 'cause I'm too far gone
Too far gone
I know I've loved you too much for too long
And I'm too far gone


Honey Hush

Come into this house and stop that yakety yak
Come into this house and stop that yakety yak
'Cause your sugar-daddy don't want no talkin' back

You keep on jabberin', talkin' 'bout this and that
You keep on jabberin', talkin' 'bout this and that
I got news for ya baby, you ain't nothin' but an alley cat

Turn off the waterworks baby, they don't move me no more
Turn off the waterworks baby, they don't move me no more
I'm leavin' this town, ain't comin' back no more
Honey hush

Come into this house and stop that yakety yak
Come into this house and stop that yakety yak
You're makin' me nervous and I'm holdin' a baseball bat

Hi-ho, hi-ho silver
Hi-ho, hi-ho silver
Hi-ho, hi-ho silver
Hi-ho, hi-ho silver
Hi-ho, hi-ho silver away


How Much I Lied

Darling, there is one thing I must tell you, you must know
It's so hard to say the words I feel
This fancy that I'm on has been going on too long
It's time to stop pretending things are real
'Cause I've been living deep in sin, I've been living blind
And I just don't know what's right or wrong
To take a chance on losing you is such a silly thing to do
A chance I might wake up and find you gone

Blue, so blue, my love is burning blue
Any brighter flame would be a lie
Blue, so blue, my love still burns for you
But I know I'll only make you cry

A thief can only steal from you
He cannot break your heart
He can never touch the precious things inside
Someone like you should surely be
Miles and miles away from me
Then you'd never care how much I lied

So try to understand the pain
It takes so long when I explain
Please don't you forget how much I lied
How much I lied

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Almost Blue
Almost Blue album cover.jpg
ReleasedOctober 1981
RecordedMay 18-29, 1981, CBS Studio A, Nashville
ProducerBilly Sherrill
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