That’s How It Goes
(Marcia Ball)

WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
I SAW THE SUN WAS SHINING IN MY DOOR
I OPENED UP MY EYES AND SAW
I DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ANYMORE
I’M GOING TO LET A LITTLE SECRET SLIP
IT’S NOT THE DESTINATION, IT’S THE TRIP
IT’S THE MOSS YOU GATHER WHILE YOU ROLL
DON’T YOU KNOW, THAT’S HOW IT GOES

YOU’VE GOT TO STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN
THE MESSAGE THAT YOU’RE GETTING IS CLEAR
YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS
IT’S CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
SO COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ONE BY ONE
WELCOME EVERY RISING SUN
‘CAUSE PRETTY SOON YOUR RACE IS RUN
DON’T YOU KNOW, THAT’S HOW IT GOES

I HELP YOU AND YOU HELP ME
THAT’S THE WAY THE WORLD SHOULD BE
TIT FOR TAT AND GIVE AND TAKE
JUST BE GOOD FOR GOODNESS SAKE
I’LL PICK YOU UP IF YOU SHOULD FALL
IT WORKS BOTH WAYS IF IT WORKS AT ALL
HOLD IN YOUR HEART THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
ALWAYS THANK THE POWERS ABOVE
EVERYONE DESERVES A SHARE
SO KEEP YOUR PROMISE, FAIR IS FAIR

SO GATHER ‘ROUND ME PEOPLE
AND HELP ME WHILE I SING THIS SONG
I’D RATHER HAVE YOU WITH ME
TOGETHER AS WE TRAVEL ALONG
IT’S THE FEELING OF THE WIND IN YOUR FACE
THE SOUND OF THE MUSIC THEY PLAY
THE FRIENDS YOU MAKE ALONG THE WAY
DON’T YOU KNOW, THAT’S HOW IT GOES

DON’T YOU KNOW, THAT’S HOW IT GOES
JUST SO YOU KNOW, THAT’S HOW IT GOES



ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS
(Marcia Ball)

CONCRETE DINOSAUR, JESUS IN A SCREEN DOOR
THEY DON’T HOLD A CANDLE TO YOU
I GET NO SATISFACTION FROM ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS
AND HONEY I HAVE SEEN ME A FEW
THEY GOT THE BLUE OX, CHIMNEY ROCKS
TWO-HEADED LIVESTOCK, ALLIGATOR JUMPAROO
I CAN TURN MY BACK ON ALL MANNER OF DISTRACTION
‘CAUSE I’M JUST PASSING THROUGH

I’M COMING HOME, JUST AS FAST AS I CAN
THIS LIFE OF ROAMING ‘ROUND, IT WEARS A LITTLE THIN
I’VE SEEN THE SEVEN GREATEST WONDERS OF THE WORLD
AND I’M STILL YOUR GIRL, I’M STILL YOUR GIRL

I’VE SEEN THE CORN PALACE, THE FAIR IN DALLAS
DRIVE THROUGH REDWOOD TREES
A GIANT STRAWBERRY, THAT TOWER IN PAREE
AND A TWO-TON BALL OF STRING
THEY GOT THE BAD LANDS, SNAKE FARMS
ALAMO, LONGHORNS, ROCK STAR MILLIONAIRES
DON’T YOU THINK IT’S FUNNY HOW ALL THAT MONEY
DOESN’T GET THEM ANYWHERE

I’M COMING HOME JUST AS FAST AS I CAN
I’M JUST NOT ENTERTAINED BY ANY OTHER MAN
THERE MIGHT BE SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD
BUT I’M STILL YOUR GIRL, I’M STILL YOUR GIRL

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN IS A MOLEHILL
THE GRAND CANYON’S JUST A BIG OLD CRACK
OLD FAITHFUL IS FICKLE, NIAGARA FALLS A TRICKLE
THE TAJ MAHAL IS NOTHING BUT A SHACK
THE LONDON BRIDGE, THE PYRAMIDS
THEY’RE WHAT YOU CALL A PASSING FAD
YOU CAN LOOK FOR ME WHEN THE NEW WEARS OFF
CAUSE HONEY I’LL BE HEADING BACK

I’M COMING HOME AND I’LL BE THERE SOON
‘CAUSE I’VE SEEN EVERY THING
I’M LIKE THE MAN IN THE MOON
WELL, I’M JUST SITTING UP THERE
LOOKING DOWN AT THE WORLD
BUT I’M STILL YOUR GIRL, I’M STILL YOUR GIRL
I’M STILL YOUR GIRL, AND I’M COMING HOME



BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME
(Marcia Ball)

OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME
IS THE PLACE WHERE I AM FROM
IT’S NOT CLOSE TO ANYWHERE
EVERY CALL’S LONG DISTANCE THERE
TWO LANE HIGHWAY, ONE RED LIGHT
SIDEWALKS THAT ROLL UP AT NIGHT
IT’S NOT MUCH BUT IT’S MY HOME
OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME

BIG DOUBLE BED HANGING ON CHAINS
WHEN IT START TO SWING THE WHOLE HOUSE SHAKES
DRIFTING OFF TO SLEEP UNDERNEATH THE MOON
DON’T YOU KNOW WE’VE GOT IT GOOD
THAT OLD HOOT OWL SINGING HIS TUNE
THROUGH THE WINDOW COMES A SWEET PERFUME
TRAIN GOING BY, BEATING LIKE A DRUM
OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME

I KNOW WHY THE TOM CAT PROWLS
WALKING ALL THE WAY FROM TOWN
JUST TO WATCH A SUMMER STORM
LAYING OUT IN MY FRONT YARD
IT’S JUNE BUG TIME AND WE’RE DRINKING WINE
ALL LIT UP LIKE FIREFLIES
HE’S GOT A BOTTLE, GIVE ME SOME
OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME

OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME
YEARS ARE PASSING, ONE BY ONE
LAND OF COTTON, LAND OF DREAMS
NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS
OLD PEOPLE’S STORIES WELL THEY RING SO TRUE
MEMORIES PILING UP ON YOU
YOU CAN LEAVE BUT YOU’RE NEVER GONE
OUT BETWEEN HERE AND KINGDOM COME



WE FELL HARD
(Marcia Ball)

WE FELL IN LOVE AND WE FELL HARD
LIKE A PARACHUTE IN A WATERFALL
LIKE AN AVALANCHE FROM A MOUNTAINTOP
WE STARTED SLIPPING AND WE COULDN’T STOP

WE DIDN’T LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAID
TOO YOUNG, TOO POOR, ALL OUT OF OUR HEADS
TOO MUCH IN LOVE TO WORRY ‘BOUT THAT
WE TOOK OFF AND WE NEVER LOOKED BACK

WE FELL HARD FOR EACH OTHER
YOU COULD SAY WE LANDED ON OUR FEET
WE FELL HARD FOR EACH OTHER
IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING IT STILL
COMES DOWN TO YOU AND ME

WELL, THE OLD FOLKS CRIED AND THEY CARRIED ON
GAVE US LOOKS THAT CUT TO THE BONE
LET THEM FUSS AND LET THEM STARE
WE KNOW WHAT THEY THINK AND WE DON’T CARE

WE FELL IN LOVE AND WE FELL HARD
THROUGH THICK AND THIN WE’RE GOOD SO FAR
ALL PILED UP IN OUR LTTLE LOVE SHACK
SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK

WE FELL HARD FOR EACH OTHER
YOU COULD SAY WE LANDED ON OUR FEET
WE FELL HARD FOR EACH OTHER
IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING IT STILL
COMES DOWN TO YOU AND ME



LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
(Marcia Ball, Dan Penn, Gary Nicholson)

WHEN I WAS JUST A LITTLE WIDE EYED CHILD
TRYING TO BEAT THE HEAT
I SAW THAT COOL CLEAR WATER RUNNING IN THE CREEK
I CLIMBED UP ON THE HIGHEST BRANCH IN A TALL PINE TREE
I CLOSED MY EYES AND HELD MY BREATH
AND I HEARD MY MAMA CALL TO ME

SHE SAID YOU BETTER LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN WAY TOO DEEP
THERE MAY BE DANGER THAT YOU CAN’T SEE
YOU BETTER LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

LATER ON, I WAS GROWING UP
TALKING TO MY BEST FRIEND
I TOLD HER I HAD KISSED A BOY
AND I WANTED TO DO IT AGAIN
SHE SAID, LET’S GO SEE MY BIG SISTER
MAYBE SHE CAN TALK SOME SENSE
SHE’S IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE
AND SHE’S THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

HER SISTER TOLD US LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN WAY TOO DEEP
THERE MAY BE DANGER THAT YOU CAN’T SEE
YOU BETTER LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

BR:  CHANCES WILL BE TAKEN
         IT’S EASY TO GO TOO FAR
         THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT IT
         THE BETTER OFF YOU ARE

NOW SOMEONE’S COMING WITH A PROPOSITION
AND I THINK I SMELL A RAT
I SAY WAIT A MINUTE MISTER
I WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT
I TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO LISTEN
TO THE VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD
IT’S MY MAMA AND MY BEST FRIEND’S SISTER
AND I REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS THEY SAID

THEY SAID YOU BETTER LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN WAY TOO DEEP
THERE MAY BE DANGER THAT YOU CAN’T SEE
YOU BETTER LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP



I HEARD IT ALL
(Marcia Ball, Gary Nicholson)

WE USED TO MEET EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
DOWN AT THE SAN JOSE
SAME ROOM NUMBER, BOTTLE OF WINE
OUR LITTLE SECRET GET AWAY

ONE NIGHT I GOT THERE EARLY
I CHECKED IN AND TURNED DOWN THE BED
THERE WAS A COUPLE NEXT DOOR AND THEY WERE FIGHTING
AND I COULD HEAR EVERY WORD THEY SAID

HE TOLD HER, “SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME”
IT WAS A COLD HARD TWIST OF THE KNIFE
WHEN HE SAID MY NAME AND I REALIZED
IT WAS MY MAN AND HE WAS TALKING TO HIS WIFE

I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
HE WAS BEGGING HER TO TAKE HIM BACK
I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
I NEVER THOUGHT HE’D DO ME LIKE THAT

HE HAD TO KNOW I WAS RIGHT NEXT DOOR
WAITING IN ROOM 43
WHEN HE ASKED HER TO FORGIVE HIM
AND PROMISED HE WAS THROUGH WITH ME

MAYBE HE THOUGHT I’D JUST WALK AWAY
AND THERE WOULD BE NO PRICE TO PAY
BUT I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND I KNOCKED SOME MORE
BECAUSE I HAD A FEW THINGS TO SAY

I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
YOU WERE BEGGING HER TO TAKE YOU BACK
I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
I NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D DO ME LIKE THAT

I TOLD HER HE SWORE HE LOVED ME
HE SAID YOUR MARRIAGE WAS AT AN END
BUT IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT IF YOU TAKE HIM BACK
HE DID IT ONCE AND HE’LL DO IT AGAIN

I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
HE WAS BEGGING YOU TO TAKE HIM BACK
I HEARD IT ALL THROUGH THE WALL
I NEVER THOUGHT HE’D DO ME LIKE THAT



BELIEVING IN LOVE
(Marcia Ball, Gary Nicholson)

ONCE I HAD MY DOUBTS
THAT WE COULD WORK THINGS OUT
YOU HAD YOUR OWN WAY
AND I HAD TO HAVE MY SAY
BUT EACH TIME WE’D DISAGREE
YOU’D ALWAYS LISTEN TO ME
MADE ME WANT TO DO THE SAME
‘TIL WE FOUND A BETTER WAY
YOU KEEP ME BELIEVING
BELIEVING IN LOVE

YOU SEE PEOPLE FALLING APART
WALK AWAY WITH HURTFUL HEARTS
MAYBE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
SOMETIMES IT TAKES A SECOND CHANCE
NO MATTER WHAT I THINK I NEED
YOU ALWAYS WANT WHAT’S BEST FOR ME
AND SO IN EVERYTHING I DO
I TRY TO DO MY BEST FOR YOU
‘CAUSE YOU KEEP ME BELIEVING
YES, YOU KEEP ME BELIEVING IN LOVE

WHEN I’M WEAK YOU’RE STRONG
YOU GIVE ME THE FAITH TO CARRY ON
I CAN TRUST THE FEELING
YOU KEEP ME BELIEVING
BELIEVING IN LOVE



THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
(Marcia Ball)

MY GRANDADDY WAS A FISHERMAN
LIVED ON THE WATER MORE THAN THE LAND
HE COULD TELL THE SEASONS BY THE TURN OF THE TIDE
I GREW UP RIGHT BY HIS SIDE
HE WAS A PROUD CAJUN AND HE WORKED REAL HARD
THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN WAS HIS FRONT YARD
I CAN HEAR HIM SAYING WITH A TEAR IN HIS EYE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE

BROWN PELICANS AND SAC AU LAIT
BIG SALTY OYSTERS AND ALLIGATORS
SO MANY FISH THEY WOULD JUMP IN YOUR BOAT
THROW IN A LINE AND THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE
WE HAD A LITTLE HOUSE ON HIGH GROUND
CYPRESS TREES ALL AROUND
GOOD LIVING, PEACE AND QUIET
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE

THEN ONE DAY THE OIL MAN CAME
HE GAVE US JOBS AND EVERYTHING CHANGED
WE STILL RUN OUR BOATS AND WE DRAG OUR NETS
BUT EVERY DAY WE GET LESS AND LESS AND LESS

I GUESS YOU CAN’T STOP THE WAY THAT TIME GOES BY
BUT I CAN’T THINK OF ANY REASON WHY
THEY HAD TO COME AND TAKE OUR WAY OF LIFE
NOW WE DON’T KNOW IF WE CAN EVEN SURVIVE
THEY TOOK THE VERY LAND OUR HOUSE WAS ON
AND THE SHRIMP AND THE PELICANS, THEY’RE JUST HANGING ON
IT’S A DAMNED SHAME TO MAKE AN OLD MAN CRY
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE
THIS USED TO BE PARADISE

MY GRANDADDY WAS A FISHERMAN



EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING
(Marcia Ball)

WELL, LOOK AT THAT DOG DIGGING IN THE YARD
WHAT YOU THINK HE’S AFTER NOW
HIS HEAD IS SAGGING AND HIS TAIL IS DRAGGING
HE’S ONE DISCONTENTED HOUND
NOW HE’S STARING OUT THE FENCE AND IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE
WHAT COULD HE BE THINKING OF
HE’S LIKE A YOUNG GIRL WAITING FOR THE PHONE TO RING
EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING
AND THAT’S LOVE

WELL, PEOPLE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HAPPINESS
IT’S A MATTER OF DEGREES
I’VE GOT IT BETTER THAN THE OTHER GUY
YOU’VE GOT IT BETTER THAN ME
IT’S A HOUSE WITH HEAT, SOME FOOD TO EAT
AND A ROOF UP ABOVE
BUT THERE’S STILL SOMETHING MISSING
IT’S THAT HUGGING AND KISSING
EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING, SIS
AND THAT’S LOVE, THAT’S LOVE

YOU CAN’T GET IT IN THE LOST AND FOUND
IT’S NOT HIDDEN IN THE CLOSET OR BURIED IN THE GROUND
IT’LL MAKE YOU SING “I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING”
THAT’S WHY EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME OLD THING

GAMBLER’S ALWAYS DRAWING FOR A WINNING CARD
ROOSTER’S OUT LOOKING FOR A HEN
EVERYBODY’S WISHING ON A SHOOTING STAR
ME AND THE MARINES JUST WANT A FEW GOOD MEN
BUT IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT IT LEADS THE PACK
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
AND IT MAY SOUND FUNNY BUT I DON’T MEAN MONEY
IT MAKES THE DARK CLOUDS LIFT AND THE DAYS ALL SUNNY
EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR THE SAME THING, HONEY
AND THAT’S LOVE, THAT’S LOVE, THAT’S LOVE



SUGAR BOOGIE
(Marcia Ball)

WAY DOWN SOUTH AT HARVEST TIME
PEOPLE UP AND DOWN THE LINE
SMELL THAT KETTLE, PIPING HOT
JUST A LITTLE BIT WILL HIT THE SPOT

PUT IT IN YOUR COFFEE, PUT IT IN YOUR TEA
SPRINKLE IT ON YOUR PASTERY
COOK IT UP OR MELT IT DOWN
SERVE IT WHITE OR SERVE IT BROWN

UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR MAKES YOUR DAY COMPLETE
UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR, IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT SWEET

IF YOU’RE DOWN AND NEED A PICK ME UP
PUT A TEASPOON IN YOUR CUP
IF IT IS ROMANCE YOU SEEK
GIVE IT TO YOUR MAMA RIGHT ON THE CHEEK

UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR MAKES YOUR DAY COMPLETE
UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR, IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT SWEET

SLOW AS MOLASSAS, JUST AS THICK
RED AND WHITE LIKE A PEPPERMINT STICK
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR MUSTARD GREENS
JUST GIVE ME THOSE PECAN PRALINES

HEAR THAT MUSIC, IT’S THE TAFFY MAN
ALL THOSE KIDS WITH MONEY IN THEIR HANDS
FOLLOW THAT WAGON DOWN THE STREET
GETTING THAT CANDY THEY LOVE TO EAT

UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR MAKES YOUR DAY COMPLETE
UH HUH, A LITTLE SUGAR, YEAH, A LITTLE SUGAR
A LITTLE SUGAR, IT AIN’T NOTHING BUT SWEET



MULE HEADED MAN
(Marcia Ball)

LORD MY MAN IS STUBBORN, YOU CAN’T TELL HIM ANYTHING
LORD MY MAN IS STUBBORN, YOU CAN’T TELL HIM ANYTHING
HE’S GOT A STRONG OPINION
ON ANY SUBJECT YOU CAN BRING

HE LIKES TO DRINK HIS WHISKEY EVEN THOUGH IT’S KILLING HIM
YEAH HE DRINKS HIS WHISKEY AND HE KNOWS IT’S KILLING HIM
YOU CAN’T MAKE HIM QUIT IT
HE’D RATHER HAVE HIS WHISKEY THAN LIVE

HE’S A MULE HEADED MAN, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS TO DO
HE’S A MULE HEADED MAN, HE DOES JUST WHAT HE WANTS TO DO
RIGHT OR WRONG DON’T MATTER
HE’S THE ONE THAT MAKES THE RULES

I LOVE THE WAY HE LOVES ME, THAT’S THE THING HE DOES THE BEST
I LOVE THE WAY HE LOVES ME, THAT’S THE THING HE DOES THE BEST
HE PUTS HIS MIND ON HIS BUSINESS
AND FORGETS ABOUT ALL THE REST



THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON
(Marcia Ball, Gary Nicholson, Tom Hambridge)

YOU CAN WANDER ON DOWN TO CAMP STREET
ANY OLD SATURDAY NIGHT
RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE CORNER STORE
IS THE HOUSE WITH THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
THERE’S A BAD DOG SIGN ON THE FENCE POST
JUST THROW THAT DOG A BONE
AND STE[ ON IN, ‘CAUSE WE’RE ALL FRIENDS
AND THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON

YEAH THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON
WE’RE GONNA ROCK UNTIL THE BREAK OF DAWN
YOU WON’T GET AN ANSWER ON THE PHONE
‘CAUSE WE’LL BE GOING STRONG
COME ON IN AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
‘CAUSE THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON

MAMA’S GOT A STAND UP BASS IN THE CORNER
SHE’S HOLDING DOWN THE GROOVE
EVERYBODY’S DOING THE SECOND LINE
DANCING ALL AROUND THE ROOM
PAPA’S IN THE KITCHEN, I WONDER WHAT HE’S FIXIN’
IT SURE IS SMELLING GOOD
HE’S THROWING EVERYTHING HE’S GOT INTO THE POT
HE’S GONNA FEED THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD

YEAH, THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON
WE’LL BE ROCKIN’ TIL THE BREAK OF DAWN
YOU WON’T GET AN ANSWER ON THE PHONE
‘CAUSE WE’LL BE GOING STRONG
COME ON IN AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
‘CAUSE THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON

NOBODY’S THINKING ‘BOUT THE HARD TIMES
ALL YOUR WORRIES JUST FLY AWAY
WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR FEET TO THAT FUNKY BEAT
AND THE BAND BEGINS TO PLAY
YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT THE BAD NEWS
OR HOW THE WIND MAY BLOW
JUST COME ON DOWN TO CAMP STREET, Y’ALL
AND LET YOUR TROUBLES GO

‘CAUSE THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON
WE’LL BE ROCKIN’ TIL THE BREAK OF DAWN
YOU WON’T GET AN ANSWER ON THE PHONE
‘CAUSE WE’LL BE GOING STRONG
COME ON IN AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
‘CAUSE THE PARTY’S STILL GOING ON