Straight Up Song Lyrics

Straight Up – 1972

Take It All

In a way, the sun has shone on me
Makes it easy to make it hard
Take an inch, take a yard, take it all
I don’t need it at all

Any day, the sun could shine on you
Makes it silly to make it bad
Take it good, take it glad, take it all

Don’t you know there’s a stronger thing keeping us together
Don’t you know there’s a song to sing
Sing on, let the feeling take you high

Any day, the sun will shine on you
Makes it silly to take it bad
Make it good, take it glad, take it all
I don’t need it at all
I don’t want it at all
No, no, no

Baby Blue

Guess I got what I deserved
Kept you waiting there too long, my love
All that time without a word
Didn’t know you’d think that I’d forget or I’d regret
The special love I had for you, my baby blue

All the days became so long
Did you really think, I’d do you wrong?
Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you’d realize that I would know
I would show the special love I have for you, my baby blue

What can I do, what can I say
Except I want you by my side
How can I show you, show me the way
Don’t you know the times I’ve tried?

Guess that’s all I have to say
Except the feeling just grows stronger every day
Just one thing before I go
Take good care, baby, let me know, let it grow
The special love you have for me, my Dixie, dear.

Money

Money stole my lady
Fools have a way of making me lazy
Money buy you freedom
Rules have a way of making me crazy

So we grow a little older
With another tale to tell
So we grow a little colder
With another tale to tell

Money make you feel unhappy
Fools have a way of making me lazy
Money, money, money, money, money stole my lady
Rules have a way of making me crazy

Flying

Feel like I’m flying, I’m dying to say
“Want you forever and easy”
Be where you are, where I want you to stay
Don’t you know what I’m saying?
Believe me

Feel like I’m falling, it’s all I can do
Lyin’ and dyin’ is lonely
Deeper and darker, no way to forgive
No way to believe what you told me
No way to believe what you told me
Way to believe

Kings in their castles wound up in the wine
Drinking their confidence daily
Wish I could be into that peace of mine
Wish I could be into crazy
Wish I could be into crazy
Wish I could be…

I’d Die Babe

You give me loving like crazy
You make my daisy grow high
You treat me good, so I’m lazy
You make me feel so alive

You get me feeling I’m okay
And I’ve got nothing to hide
And if you’re leaving for a while, babe
You know, I’d die babe, babe, I’d die

I tell you I love you
I’ll tell you no lies
I tell you I need you
And I want you by my side

Used to be cold and lonely
You came along with your smile
And if you leave now, I’ll cry, babe
You know, I’d die babe, babe, I’d die

Used to be cold and lonely
You came along with your smile
And if you leave now and cry, babe
You know, I’d die babe, babe, I’d die

Name Of The Game

I saw the railway master and I looked him in the eye
I said, “Would you go much faster if you thought that you would die?”
He said, “Not me sir, I could not care, in fact, I would not try.
For protest would not take me far.
It’s different, me not being a star.”
I lock my feelings in a jar until another day

Oh, comfort me, dear brother, won’t you tell me what you know?
For somewhere in this painful world is a place where I can go
Oh, long awaiting mother, is it time to make a show?
And take your babies to your breast
No, we never passed the test
And all our sins should be confessed before we carry on

Oh, don’t refuse me
If you choose me, you’ll follow my shame
No, don’t confuse me
For I know it’s the name of the game

I got up off my pillow and I looked up at the sun
I said, “You can see quite clearly, now, the things that we have done
We burned your sacred willow and our battles we have won.
But did we get so very far?
It’s different, me not being a star.”
I lock my feelings in a jar until we go away

Suitcase

Suitcase, suitcase, follow me ’round
Bootlace, bootlace, tie me down
Money for fun, yeah, golden crown
It’s all inside a game we’ve been playing for so long

Driver, driver, go too fast
Miser, miser, make it last
Pusher, pusher, on the run
It’s all inside a game we’ve been playing for so long

And I’m sorry to be leavin’
Yeah, that’s all I get to say
‘Cause I’m sorry to be leavin’ today

Well I’m sorry to be leavin’
But that’s all I get to say
‘Cause I’m sorry to be leaving today

Driver, driver, go too fast
Miser, miser, make it last
Pusher, pusher, on the run
It’s all inside a game we’ve been playing so long

So long

Sweet Tuesday Morning

Sweet Tuesday morning came and you smiled
All of my fears, they have left me
Sweet Tuesday morning came and you smiled
Love is the answer you gave me

I’ve been to places all around, astound me
I’ve seen the breaking of the souvenir
I’m in a brightness I can feel surround me
It’s the first time I’ve felt it for years

Sweet Tuesday morning came and you smiled
Love is the answer you gave me

Day After Day

I remember finding out about you
Every day, my mind is all around you
Looking out from my lonely room, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember holding you while you sleep
Every day, I feel the tears that you weep
Looking out of my lonely gloom, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

Looking out of my lonely room, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember finding out about you
Every day, my mind is all around you
Looking out of my lonely gloom, day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you.

Sometimes

Sometimes, I’m only waiting for your smile
Sometimes, I’ll only wait a while
Sometimes, a feeling makes me wanna cry
Tell me why

Sometimes, I’m fooling, playing for my time
Sometimes, the days are always fine
Sometimes, a cloudburst puts me out of line
It’s a crime

There’s always tomorrow, the end of your sorrow and pain
(Oo pain, sorrow and pain)
(Oo pain, sorrow and pain)
There’s always a reason you always believed in my soul (in my soul)

Gotta find out why (find out why)
Tell me why
Find out why

Perfection

There is no real perfection
There’ll be no perfect day
Just love is our connection
The truth in what we say

There’s no good revolution
Just power changing hands
There is no straight solution
Except to understand

So listen to my song of life
You don’t need a gun or a knife
Successful conversation will take you very far

There is no real perfection
There’ll be no perfect man
Just peace is our connection
Forgiving all you can

There’s no good kind of killing
Just power taking life
It’s all good blood that’s spilling
To make a bigger knife

Successful conversations will take you very far
Successful conversations will take you very far

It’s Over

Pack the bag, I’m goin’ away
It’s over, goin’ home
Thank your people, but it’s too much to stay
It’s done now, I’m goin’ home

Now I feel like I’m one
Now I feel like I’m due
Spent my time in some fun
And for that, I thank you
It’s over, it’s over, it’s over, I’m goin’ home
It’s over, it’s over, and for that I thank you