A Bit Like Jazz - John Hunter Combo

by John Hunter Combo

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1.
Can’t forget you, can’t forget you You haunt me ‘cross the years I can’t let you, can’t let you go like so many tears Are you feeling what I’m feeling? Do you wonder why we’re apart? Well, I’m sorry but I’m not sorry You belong in my heart. And when I try to shake you It only serves to make you harder to ignore And on a street or lonely beach I find you there but out of reach And I want you more. How did we ever say “It’s over”? Was it you who lied or was that me? I still love you and I’ll always love you, That’s how it’s got to be Ev’ry time I think it’s over and at last I can be free In a careless moment your love comes flooding back to me Can’t forget you, can’t forget you You haunt me ‘cross the years I won’t let you, won’t let you go like so many tears Are you feeling what I’m feeling? Do you wonder why we’re apart? Well, I’m sorry but I’m not sorry You belong in my heart. How did we ever say “It’s over”? Was it you who lied? - No, that was me I love you, I’ll always love you That’s how it’s got to be That’s how it’s got to be
2.
No more sad songs today Told my blues, “Get away!” Up in the sky there’s not a cloud None’s allowed Oh, no, not today Troubles had me laid so low It was them or me I said, “Go!” Had me flat down on the floor But no more Thanks to you, my Love, my, my! Looking at a brighter picture Now all my world is new Got me a whole new outlook on life Since you came into view, my Darling I told my blues, “Bye, bye” From now only good times apply Poor sad fool I use to be Well that’s just history Thanks to you, my Love, my, my! Looking at a brighter picture Now all my world is new Got me a whole new outlook on life Since you came into view, my Darling I told the blues, “Bye, bye” From now only good times apply Poor sad fool I use to be That’s just history Thanks to you, my Love, my, my! Thanks to you, my Love, Oh, you my Love, Thanks to you, my Love, Thanks to you, my Love, my, my!
3.
Don’t you tell me nothing’s happened, Baby, I can see it in your eyes There’s a sorrow deep in-side you, the kind you can’t dis-guise And when I look at you my Baby you’re inclined to weep And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep Are you gonna up and leave me, Baby? Oh, that’s my greatest fear. Will i find this home turned empty save for memories left here? ‘Cos when ask you what you’re thinking, oh! you’re inclined to weep And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep I wish you’d talk this over but you keep avoiding me If you think our love is over, tell me so we can be free Won’t you tell me what’s happened, Baby, don’t you owe that much to me? Oh, there’s something going on, Babe, plain for any fool to see When I ask you what you’re thinking, you’re inclined to weep And it’s killing me to watch you, live with this secret you can’t keep Oh, I wish you’d talk this over but you keep avoiding me if you’ve found another lover tell me so we can be free Are you gonna up and leave me, Baby? Oh, that’s my greatest fear. Will I find this home turned empty save for memories left here? When I look at you my Baby you’re inclined to weep And when you act like that my Baby you’ve got a secret you can’t keep And it’s killing me to watch you live with this secret you can’t keep Oh it’s killing me to live with live with this secret you can’t keep Live with this secret you can’t keep Live with this secret you can’t keep
4.
I lay out in the darkness of this hot Summer night Crickets tell the stillness. The stars are shining bright. And I’m lost in this big, empty, starry sky. You and I once lay here; the moon hung low above We planned our lives together; so young, so in love Lost in that big, empty, starry sky. Lost in that big, empty, starry sky. I spend so many lonely nights like this; And a fire burns hot and hungry longing for your kiss. Tonight I feel so lonely. I wonder where you are. Are you out beneath this same sky wishing on these stars? Lost in that big, empty, starry sky. Lost in that big, empty, starry sky. We had our time together. You needed something more. Tonight I hope you’re happy and you found what you were looking for; And you’re lost in that big, empty, starry sky. Or do stars melt together through bitter tears you cry? Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry. I spend so many lonely nights like this; And a fire burns hot and hungry longing for your kiss. Tonight I feel so lonely. I wonder where you are. Are you out beneath this same sky wishing on these stars? And do stars melt together through tears you cry? Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry. Stars melt together through the bitter tears I cry
5.
Spring has sprung The grass has risen I’m all yours but you’re all his And it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady Flowers bloom The sun is high I’m so low since you said goodbye And it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady Summer long I try to smile Autumn helps me reconcile To Winter walks and open fires But Spring is pure, wild desire Another year of wasting time Love in vain should be a crime ‘Cos it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady Summer long I try to smile Autumn helps me reconcile To Winter walks with open fires But Spring is pure, wild desire Another year of wasting time Love in vain should be a crime ‘Cos it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady Oh, it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady Oh, it’s breaking my heart this Springtime malady
6.
03:25
The warm rain falls and memories come rising with the steam Shadows on my wall. Wind and moonlight conjure up the scene What might have been I see in shapes and shadows dancing on my wall We went our separate ways such a long, long time ago Could you be feeling this, too? I really want to know I pick up the phone, I toss my coins in, your number’s ringing in my ear My confidence grown This time I’ll say the words I long to hear But I’m not alone I close my eyes, I hear your voice - you’re here It’s late but I can’t wait to say what’s on my mind One shot is all I got I don’t know what I’ll find Romance stands no chance as I shout above the rain But I hear you loud and clear: You want me back again And we’re all alone, yeah suddenly there’s only you and me And the telephone You’re coming home, you’re coming home to me. No more alone, I can’t believe you’re coming back to me I hang up the phone, you’re coming home, you’re coming home to me. No more a-lone, you’re coming back, you’re coming home to me
7.
I saw you in the street girl Your hair was such a mess No longer a silk and satin girl You wore a cotton dress You'd dropped all your pretensions to society so fine But I've seen you in the corner bar drinking dollar wine I remember we had something Something worth a chance But you said you needed so much more than what you termed “romance” Well, you chose to marry riches Climb the social ladder too You were just his merchandise Now he'll buy someone new Sure he gave you furs and laces and a habit you can't lose And I've seen the laughing faces of those men you think you use I know your childhood home was a disaster No time for love just trying to survive You sought escape, a rich man you were after You couldn't know you needed love to know that you’re alive But I've seen you in the street girl looking such a mess Ghost of a silk and satin girl in a shabby cotton dress I know your childhood home was a disaster No time for love just trying to survive You sought escape, a rich man was your answer You couldn't know you needed love to know that you’re alive But when I see you in the street girl I can hardly bear to look I'd steal that satin dress for you if that were all it took
8.
Feeling Lonely and all on my own, Felt this way since you left me all alone Got to wonder where it’s leading me Oh yes I do because I spend each night out lookin’ for you, I’m not complaining I’m not blaming you or me It’s just that there’s this pain in me, It’s driving me insane you see, It never lets me be, my darlin’ Another night out lookin’ for you, Seems there’s nothing else I’d rather do When you left me you took the best of me I’m not complaining, I’m not blaming you or me, It’s just that there’s this pain in me, It’s driving me insane you see, It never lets me be, my darlin’ Another night out walkin’ the street, Don’t hit the pillow till I’m dead upon my feet When you left me you took the best of me. When you left me you took the best of me. When you left me you took the best of me.

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A collection of jazz based original songs featuring harmonica and guitar accompaniment.

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released September 20, 2019

All songs performed entirely by John Hunter Combo, Melbourne Australia

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John Hunter Combo Melbourne, Australia

BOOK John Hunter Combo, noted Melbourne-based solo singer song writer and renowned harmonica player.
John sings his unique blues, country, ballads and humourous material with harmonica and guitar around Melbourne and Victoria. He is frequently invited to complement bands and other aritists and to provide studio harmonica in locals studios and overseas by internet connection. ... more

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