Aaron Neville Greatest Hits

AN greatest hits1

1990

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  1. Tell It Like It Is

    Tell It Like It Is

    If you want something to play with
    Go and find yourself a toy
    Baby my time is too expensive
    And I’m not a little boy

    If you are serious
    Don’t play with my heart
    It makes me furious
    But if you want me to love you
    Then a baby I will, girl you know that I will

    Tell it like it is
    Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
    But I know deep down inside me
    I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride

    Life is too short to have sorrow
    You may be here today and gone tomorrow
    You might as well get what you want
    So go on and live, baby go on and live

    Tell it like it is
    I’m nothing to play with
    Go and find yourself a toy
    But I… Tell it like it is
    My time is too expensive and I’m not your little boy

  2. Over You

    Over You

    There’ll be some slow walkin’
    Gonna be some sad talkin’
    There’ll be some flowers bringin’
    Gonna be some sad singin’
    Over you, I say over you
    Over you, pretty baby
    If I ever hear you say we’re through

    There’ll be some long black limousines
    People peepin’ from their window screens
    Parade of cars with their headlights on
    All of that will be goin’ on
    Over you, I said over you
    Over you, pretty baby
    If I ever hear you say we’re through

    There’ll be a hole about six feet deep
    For you baby to take your sleep
    Into a pine box an’ down you’ll go
    Where you will stay where it’s free of snow
    Over you, I said over you
    Over you, pretty baby

    If I ever hear you say we’re through
    All your folks will be dressed in black
    Ride a long black cadillac
    Yeah, baby they’ll be puttin’ you away
    The funeral home’ll have the business that day
    Over you, I said over you
    Over you, pretty baby
    If I ever hear you say we’re through

    Say I want to slay you baby, whoa now
    Over you, pretty baby
    If I ever hear you say we’re through

    Say you’ll never leave me
    I say you’ll never leave me
    Say I’m gonna get rid of you , baby
    If I ever hear you say we’re through

    Whoa, I love you
    No tellin’ what I’d do
    That’s why baby
    I want to do all these things to you

  3. Why Worry

    Why Worry

    There’s no need for you to worry about anything
    Who can say what the future gonna bring
    But if you worry about tomorrow
    It will only bring you sorrow

    Go out and have a good time
    For this world is so fine
    Go out and have a good time
    This world is so fine
    This world is so fine

    Hold your head up high
    Face the future with a smile
    Things’ll be better
    It just takes a little while
    So when your feelin’ low, down and out
    You’re gonna shine without a doubt

    Go out and have a good time
    For this world is so fine
    Go out and have a good time
    This world is so fine
    This world is so fine

    Life is just what you make it
    Can be good or can be bad
    How can you miss something you never had
    When things go wrong don’t forget
    There’s no need for you to get upset

    Go out and have a good time
    For this world is so fine
    Go out and have a good time
    This world is so fine
    This world is so fine

    It’s gonna be alright

  4. She Took You for a Ride

    She Took You for a Ride

    It was just imagination, the temptation that went to your head and now you are a victim of circumstance

    You’ve beat me to the girl that I always wanted
    You thought you had her brother but you still don’t own her because I’m not through
    And there’s nothing you can do
    You never had her
    She took you for a ride

    I know that it’s a fact that you sneak behind my back
    Smiled in my face and deceived me with your lies, but I’m not through
    Oh, there’s nothing you can do
    You never had her
    She took you for a ride

    But this is the part that you knew nothing of
    She confessed to me that she toyed with your love
    You were just a game, that she loved to play
    You never had her
    She took you for a ride

    All of her ecstasy that you had
    Was just imagination, the temptation that went to your head and now you are a victim of circumstance

    You had her brother, you were my guest
    You pawned your broken heart just like all the rest
    And now you are through
    And there’s nothing you can do
    You never had her
    She took you for a ride

    Was just imagination, the temptation that went to your head and now you are a victim of circumstance

    She took you for a ride

  5. A Hard Nut to Crack

    A Hard Nut to Crack

    I play the game of the modern romeo but never in my life did I see
    A woman as square as a pool table and twice as green
    I gave you all of my money and all of my loving too
    But now you’re goin’ around just a telling everybody that I made a fool of you
    Girl I love you so, why I love you I just don’t know

    I ask the man from up above, help me to save your love
    I want you
    You’re a hard nut to crack
    You take a strong man and break his back

    I don’t know but I’ve been told, next to you my life’s been cold
    You’re a demon, Girl, you know you’re outta sight

    Girl I love you so, why I love you I just don’t know
    Ask the man from up above, help me to save your love
    I want you

    Know the guy you’re giving my money
    And you come home and call me honey
    You look like you made a resolution, took my best friend John and put him in an institution
    You’re a demon, Girl you know you’re outta sight

    Girl I love you so, why I love you I just don’t know
    I ask the man from up above to help me to save your love
    I want you

    You’re a hard nut to crack

  6. You Think You’re So Smart

    You Think You’re So Smart

    You think you’re so smart
    Yes, you think you know it all
    But the game you’re trying to play
    Can be played another way
    And you see that, you never
    Never had it so good ’til you met me

    I brought you to the city
    Now you tell me, there’s no room for pity
    My friends tried to tell me so
    I told them they didn’t know
    That lights have gone to your head
    You never never had it so good
    ‘Til you met, until you met me,
    Oh until you met me
    No you never, you never,
    You never had it so good

  7. Jailhouse

    Jailhouse

    Too many, too many mornings, gotta wake up soon
    Too many, too many mornings, whoa Lord gotta wake up soon
    Oh and eat my breakfast by the light of the moon

    It was late, very late last summer, when I first got my time
    Whoa it was late, very very late last summer you know when I, I first got my time
    My buddy got one hundred years, thank the Lord I just got ninety-nine

    If you see, if you see my Mama, won’t you tell her this for me
    Lord, if you see , if you see my dear old mother, won’t you please tell her this for me
    I got a long long time and Lord knows when I’m gonna be free

    You know they come up here a skippin’ and a jumpin’ but you know that they won’t last long
    Lord, they come up here a skippin’ and a jumpin’, but you know that they won’t last long
    One day they’re gonna wish they were a baby boy in their mothers arms

    You know they’re always, always talking about dangerous blue
    Whoa, you know they’re always talking about dangerous blue
    If I had my big old pistol, you know I’d be dangerous too

    Twelve jury men found me guilty, the doorman looked me up and down
    Lord, twelve jury men found me guilty, you know the doorman looked me up and down
    Just looked at me through the corner of his eye and said boy, you’re penitentiary bound

    One day, one day down in New Orleans, all the girls gonna jump and shout
    Lord, one day down in New Orleans all the girls gonna jump and shout
    When them big green gates open up wide, I’ll come steppin’ out

  8. Love, Love, Love

    Love, Love, Love

    You said he was just an old acquaintance that you knew a long time ago
    I could tell when he held you in his arms, you seemed spellbound by his charms
    No need to try, you can’t deny, that look in your eyes spelled love, love, love, love
    L O V E, L O V E, L O V E was all I saw, it was love, love, love, love
    And I used to call you on the telephone
    And I thought, I thought it very funny why you were never home
    And I used to believe that I could trust you
    But I find that you untrue

    Lately, lately I find that I’m all by myself
    Thinking you love me, when it’s someone else
    Hats off, hats off to you and your new lover
    Cuz for me, cuz for me there will be no other
    Girl, to take your place, with tears on my face
    Farewell to you, may God bless and keep you

    Please dear Lord keep her safe for me
    Farewell, farewell my darlin’, my darlin’, my darlin
    Whoa I need you, I need you, I need you

  9. Since You’re Gone

    Since You’re Gone

    Since you’re gone with your guy
    I feel as though I want cry
    But a man ant supposed to shed a tear
    If only you were here (you’ve gone away baby),
    If only you were here (you’ve gone away baby)

    If only if you were here
    I’d lie for you, darling I’d die for you
    Please say you’re coming home

    Since you’ve gone away
    Been working hard while you’re at play
    Never thinking that you are untrue
    Didn’t worry over you

    So long, this is goodbye
    I didn’t want you to leave me,
    But I’ve got my pride
    There’s one thing I want you to know
    Girl I love you so (you’ve gone away baby),
    Girl I love you so (you’ve gone away baby)
    You’ve gone away (you’ve gone away baby)
    So long ( you’ve gone away baby)
    Oh my darling, so long

  10. Space Man

    Space Man

    Hey la, um de hey oh la
    Said, hey la, um de hey oh le
    Hey, hey, hey, hey oh la
    Said hey, oh hey, feelin’ good today
    One day as I was a havin’ myself a party
    You know a flyin’ saucer landed right by my side
    You know a big green man jumped out and boy you know he robbed me
    You know he beat me for my bottle before I got high

    I hittim’ up knowing that I was dead
    ‘Cause he had that big ray-gun pointed at my head
    But curiosity will get the best of the best
    You know he smelled that bottle and the liquor did the rest

    And I said, Hey la, um de hey oh la
    Hey la, um de hey oh le
    Hey, hey, hey, hey oh la
    Hey, oh hey, it ain’t over yet

    Turned that bottle up and started drinking
    It was a long, long time before he pulled it away
    His eyes got crossed and man his knees started wobblin’
    He took four steps forward and this is what he said

    He said, Hey la, um de hey, oh la
    Hey la, um de hey, oh le
    He said hey, hey, hey, hey oh la
    Hey oh la, feel good today

    I could see this cat was a just about to party
    ‘Cause he had that great big green in his eye
    He said come on hurry on down, let’s forget our troubles
    Just jump in my space hot-rod and take a little ride

    So now I’m not afraid of no kind of space man
    ‘Cause I keep my defenses by my side
    And if you ever see me any place or any time
    You can bet I’m a holding my bottle by my side

    And I’m gonna sing Hey la, um de hey, oh la
    Hey la, um de hey, oh le
    Hey, hey, hey, hey oh la
    Hey oh hey, I feel good today