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I Believe My Time Ain't Long

Notes

I can't remember how I wrote this song, I think I was listening to someone's CD, that had a similar lyric idea, that started me off, then I wrote the whole thing pretty quickly. I was trying for that Ry Cooder backing vocal sound he use to use on his records, kinda 50's kinda gospel, kinda blues... we kinda like it..!!

It's pretty cool that the title is a quote from an Elmore James song, but it's not an Elmore style song..

 

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Track Listing

  1. We're Gonna Have A Party
  2. Deeper In Debt
  3. When You're Dead You're Dead
    (when you're gone you're gone)
  4. Everybody Who Prays Don't Go To Heaven
    (everybody who sin don't go to hell)
  5. Something Comes Into My Mind
  6. Exile On Chapel Street
  7. Something So Right
  8. Come To Memphis (one more time)
  9. One Step Forward (two steps back)
  10. Lefty's Groove
  11. We Ain't Got The Blues (we're gonna have a real good time)
  12. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
  13. North Georgia

 

 

Lyrics

V1) There ain't no beatin' of my heart, I think I need a kick start
I need a new liver can't get no giver

CH) I believe my time ain't long
I'm movin' up to my heavenly home
St Peter at the pearly gate
(I might be late, but don't lose faith)
I don't think you got long to wait

V2) I got high blood pressure, low blood sugar
Ptomaine poison, that's one more reason

V3) I got doctors to the left, nurses to the right
None of them think I'll make it through the night

M8) Well I believe my time ain't long, I maybe right but I could be wrong
Well I believe my time ain't long, I'm gettin closer to my heavenly home...


V2) I got cirrhosis of the liver, rheumatic fever
I look like hell, I don't feel so well

 

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