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album: "Mardi Gras" (1972)

Lookin' For A Reason lyrics - CCR

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I'm lookin' for a reason to stay.
I'm all wound up and tied in knots today.
I'm lookin' for a reason not to go.
When the morning comes, I'll be on my way.

Ev'ry night I ask myself again
Just what it was that made our dream begin.
It seemed like a good idea way back then.
But I'm wond'rin' now what daydream took me in.

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Yesterday I tried once more to find
A way to share the trouble on my mind.
It seems like you turn away ev'ry time.
I used to like it here, I can't remember why.

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Take It Like A Friend lyrics - CCR

If maybe you'd move over,
Gave someone else a chance to try their luck;
Instead, you run up closer,
Try'n to grab a page before they close the book.

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It was over 'fore it started, seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like a friend.
It's a shame to see you cryin' , wouldn't think to way back when,
Looks like I'll never hear the end.

Thought you had the honor,
Took special pride in all your well laid plans.
Forgot about the others,
We moved out t'ward the light showin' empty hands.

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Ah, put the boot down! Mm-hm!

Love to be the winner.
Gather up your chips in time to cash 'em in.
We're all lookin' thinner,
Playin' cards too close for either one to win.

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Woa oh oh oh ...
It's a shame to see you cryin', wouldn't think to way back when,
Hope you take it like a friend.
Yeah eah eah eah...

Need Someone To Hold lyrics - CCR

The sun came up and pushed away the clouds.
Stumbled back to my room, really don't know how.
I won't wake up 'til this afternoon,
Been out walkin' all night again.
Stranger here try'n' to have fun.
Far from home; it's just begun.

[CHORUS:]
Give out the warm, it comes back cold.
Oh, God, I need someone to hold.

The coffee's cold, it's gonna have to do.
My feet are shot, feelin' hungry too.
People don't have a thing to say.
Feel your dignity slip away.
Won't wake up 'til this afternoon.
Waste of time 'cause there's nothing new.

Tearin' Up The Country lyrics - CCR

Playin' a pavilion on the outskirts of town,
Playin' where my roller derby rolls.
Just a part time music man, A nobody at the plant,
I'm Tearin' Up The Country with a song.

Mom and Papa told me "Son, you gotta go to school;
Only way to make the fam'ly proud."
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Play it loud, now! Woo!

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I paid no attention, left my books at home,
Rather play my music real loud.

Ran into a dry spell, seemed nowhere to go.
Good luck turned the tide, I'm on my way.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

Tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I'm tearin' Up The Country with a song.
I remember loadin' big trucks when the summer sun was hot,
You know I could still be there, but I'm not.

Someday Never Comes lyrics - CCR

First thing I remember was askin' papa, "Why?",
For there were many things I didn't know.
And Daddy always smiled; took me by the hand,
Sayin', "Someday you'll understand."

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Well, I'm here to tell you now each and ev'ry mother's son
You better learn it fast; you better learn it young,
'Cause, "Someday" Never Comes."

Well, time and tears went by and I collected dust,
For there were many things I didn't know.
When Daddy went away, he said, "Try to be a man,
And, Someday you'll understand."

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And then, one day in April, I wasn't even there,
For there were many things I didn't know.
A son was born to me; Mama held his hand,
Sayin' "Someday you'll understand."

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Think it was September, the year I went away,
For there were many things I didn't know.
And I still see him standing, try'n' to be a man;
I said, "Someday you'll understand."

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What Are You Gonna Do lyrics - CCR

When you are alone,
You come back cryin' and you want to go home;
For someone forgettin' it seems
Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

Was your idea to pack up and go.
You said you had no life of your own.
Movin' in was not too hard to do.
Ya got second thoughts; you're gonna have to choose.

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What are you gonna do ?
Forget about your mother and think about you.
For someone forgettin' it seems
Like you're lettin' it take you away from me.

Told you all the secrets that were mine.
The good things that I picked up overtime.
Won't accept the reason why you're here;
Talk things out; overcome the fear.

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Thought that I was all that you need,
You told me things I wanted to believe.
You know that leaving me would be wrong;
Stay with me, I'll help you to be strong.

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Sail Away lyrics - CCR

Lock the door, sun's a fallin'.
Poke the fire, don't let the cold in.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Found a boat to make the break in.
Filled with hope 'bout the step I'm takin'.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Spent a long time list'ning to the captain of the sea,
Shoutin' orders to his crew; No one hears but me.

Cast away, tide's a runnin'
Hoist the sail, strong wind's comin'.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.

Spent a long time list'ning to the captain of the sea,
Shoutin' orders to his crew; No one hears but me.

Lock the door, sun's a fallin'.
Poke the fire, don't let the cold in.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life.
Gonna try to sail away from the rest of my life

Hello Mary Lou lyrics - CCR



"Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

Passed me by one sunny day, flashed those big brown eyes my way
And oo I wanted you forever more
I'm not one that gets around, swear my feet stuck to the ground
And though I never did meet you before

I said "Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

Saw your lips I heard your voice, believe me I just had no choice,
Wild horses couldn't make me stay away.
Thought about a moonlit night, my arms around you good an' tight,
That's all I had to see for me to say.

"Hey, hey, Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart,
Sweet Mary Lou, I'm so in love with you
I knew Mary Lou, We'd never part
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart.
So Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart.
Yes, Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye heart."

Door To Door lyrics - CCR

Find me out awalkin', time the whistle starts acallin',
Maybe stoppin' early, knockin' at your door.
Take so long to answer, Lord knows it ain't the milkman
Could be stoppin' early, sellin' Door To Door.

Here's my latest sample; like to show you how to use it.
First, you pull the curtain while I spread some here.
Wipe the surface gently, try to use a circle motion,
Safe for all your problems, and my price is fair.

This stuff'll get the stain out if you use it loosely wadded;
This here'll take the pain out and won't mess your hair.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Man is on the last train, all that work and no play,
Could be stoppin' early, knockin' at your door.
Time for me to head on; pack my kit and 'So long';
Catch you bright and early sellin' Door To Door.

This stuff'll get the stain out if you use it loosely wadded;
This here'll take the pain out and won't mess your hair.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.

Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.
Place your order early 'cause you know I'm in a hurry;
Your neighbor's in her doorway, won't you sign right here.
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Sweet Hitch-Hiker lyrics - CCR

Was Ridin' along side the highway, rollin' up the country side.
Thinkin' I'm the devil's heatwave, what you burn in your crazy mind?
Saw a slight distraction standin' by the road;
She was smilin' there, yellow in her hair;
Do you wanna, I was thinkin', would you care.

[CHORUS:]
Sweet Hitch-a-Hiker,
We could make music at the Greasy King.
Sweet Hitch-a-Hiker,
Won't you ride on my fast machine?

Cruisin' on thru the junction, I'm flyin' 'bout the speed of sound,
Noticin' peculiar function, I ain't no roller coaster show me down.
I turned away to see her, Woa! she caught my eye,
But I was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can it last.

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Was busted up along the highway, I'm the saddest ridin' fool alive.
Wond'ring if you're goin' in my way, won't you give a poor boy a ride?
Here she comes a ridin', Lord, She's flyin' high.
But she was rollin' down, movin' too fast;
Do you wanna, She was thinkin' can I last.

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album: "Pendulum" (1970)

Pagan Baby lyrics - CCR

Pagan Baby, won't you walk with me?
Pagan Baby, Come on home with me.
Pagan baby, Take me for a ride.
Roll me, baby, Roll your big, brown eyes.
Yeah! Ooh! Ooh!

Pagan Baby, Let me make your name.
Drive it, baby, Drive your big love game.
Pagan baby, What you got, I need.
Don't be savin', Spread your love on me.

Aah! Mm-mm-mm!

Pagan Baby, Now won't you rock with me?
Pagan baby, Lay your love on me.

Yeah, yeah!
Aah! Hey, hey!

Aah! Hey! Yeah!
Hey! Hey! Haaaaaaay!

Sailor's Lament lyrics - CCR


Woke up early feelin' light, (Shame, it's a shame.)
Somebody got to me last night, (Shame, it's a shame.)
Sat down for a friendly duel, (Shame, it's a shame.)
With one-eyed jacks 'n' jokers, too, (Shame, it's a shame.)

[CHORUS:]
Ooh, sailor man, (Shame, it's a shame.)
Ooh, sailor man. (Shame, it's a shame.)

Poormouth Henry turned on me, (Shame, it's a shame.)
Said, "Boy, I'm gonna pick you clean." (Shame, it's a shame.)

[CHORUS]
Oh!

Henry said, "Don't you mess that pile," (Shame, it's a shame.)
Had three aces 'n' he had five. (Shame, it's a shame.)

[CHORUS]

Shame, it's a shame.
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Chameleon lyrics - CCR



You took me runnin' up a wrong way street.
When we got there, you said, "Can't you read ?"
I must be blind, but now and then I see
Another number where mine used to be.

[CHORUS:]
You keep on changin' your face, like a Chameleon.
You keep on changing your face like a Chameleon.

I say what's up, and then you say it's down.
I see triangles, and you say it's round, round, round.
Saw an empty glass; you said it's full.
Lord, it's so hot, then you come on cool, cool.

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Have You Ever Seen The Rain lyrics - CCR

Someone told me long ago There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been comin' for some time.
When it's over, so they say, It'll rain a sunny day,
I know; Shinin' down like water.

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I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain?
I want to know, Have you ever seen the rain
Comin' down on a sunny day?

Yesterday, and days before, Sun is cold and rain is hard,
I know; Been that way for all my time.
'Til forever, on it goes Through the circle, fast and slow,
I know; It can't stop, I wonder.

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Yeah!
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(Wish I Could) Hideaway lyrics - CCR

Howdy, friend, beggin' your pardon,
Is there somethin' on your mind?
You've gone and sold all your belongings,
Is that something in your eye?
Well, I know you really never
Liked the way it all goes down;
Go on, Hideaway.

What's that you say?
We're all bound for the graveyard;
Oooh, I wish you well.
Think it's gonna rain,
Oh, what's the diff'rence,
Is there some way I can help?

'Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you
When you're gone, oh, Lord,
Wish I Could Hideaway

Hold on, give yourself a chance,
I can hear the leavin' train.

All aboard! Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!
Oooh, I wish you well.
See you soon, maybe tomorrow.
You can never tell;

"Cause you know, I'm gonna miss you
When you're gone, oh,
Wish I could Hideaway

Hideaway, hideaway, hideaway, hideaway.
Hideaway, hideaway,
Hideaway, hideaway.

Born To Move lyrics - CCR

Ev'ry day I'm gonna strut that stuff.
When the music's loud I can't get enough.
Singin' hi, singin' hi,
Come on feet, Teach yourself to move.

People shuff'lin' up and down again.
Unhappy faces ain't gonna get you in.
Singin' hi, singin' hi,
Come on people, Teach yourself to move.

Hey, hey! Hey, all right!

Spread the news, we're goin' have some fun.
Let it go, movin' son-of-a-gun.
Singin' hi, signin' hi,
Come on feet, We was Born To Move.

Hey, hey, Lord! Come on, move it, now boy!

Hey Tonight lyrics - CCR

Hey, Tonight,
Gonna be tonight,
Don't you know I'm flyin'
Tonight, tonight.
Hey, c'mon,
Gonna chase tomorrow
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters,
Watch me now.
Jody's gonna get religion
All night long.

Hey, c'mon,
Gonna hear the sun
Tonight, tonight.

Gonna get it to the rafters,
Watch me now.
Jody's gonna get religion
All night long.

Aaaah!
Hey, Tonight,
Gonna be tonight,
Don't you know I'm flyin'
Tonight, tonight.
Tonight, tonight.

It's Just A Thought lyrics - CCR


It's just a thought
But I've noticed somethin' strange,
Gettin' harder to explain;
All the years are passin' by and by,
Still I don't know what makes it go;
Who said to wait and you'll see?

It's just a thought
But I wondered if you knew
That the song up there is you.
They can't take it from you
If you don't give it away;
Don't give it away; Ooh (It's given away.)

It's just a thought
But the word has come too late
That a bad idea will take
Just about a lifetime to explain,
And don't you see,
Good one's gonna be much longer;
Who's gonna wait, just to see?

Molina lyrics - CCR


[CHORUS:]
Moli-i-i-i-na, where you goin' to ?
Moli-i-i-i-na, where you goin' to ?

She's daughter to the mayor,
Messin' with the sheriff,
Drivin' in a blue car,
She don't see no red light.

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She's comin' in the mornin'
Lookin' a disaster,
Drivin' in the prowl car,
Spent the night in jail.

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Oh!

Sheriff gonna go far
Drivin' to the state house,
If she makes a million,
Papa can retire.

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album: "Cosmo's Factory" (1970)

Ramble Tamble lyrics - CCR

[CHORUS:]
Move,
Down the road
I go.

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There's mud in the water,
Roach in the cellar,
Bugs in the sugar,
Mortgage on the home,
Mortgage on the home.

There's garbage on the sidewalk,
Highways in the back yard,
Police on the corner,
Mortgage on the car,
Mortgage on the car.

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They're selling independence,
Actors in the White House,
Acid in digestion,
Mortgage on my life,
Mortgage on my life.

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Ramble tamble tamble
Ramble tamble tamble
Ramble tamble tamble

Before You Accuse Me lyrics - CCR

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buyin' another woman clothes,
But you've been talkin' to someone else.
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago.
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago.
Your mama said, "Son,
Don't call my daughter no more."

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buyin' another woman clothes,
But you've been takin' money from someone else.

Come on back home, baby; try my love one more time.
Come on back home, baby; try my love one more time.
You've been gone away so long,
I'm just about to lose my mind.

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.
You say I've been buyin' another woman clothes,
But you've been talkin' to someone else.

Travelin' Band lyrics - CCR

Seven Thirty Seven comin' out of the sky.
Oh! Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride,
I wanna move.

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Playin' in a Travelin' Band. Yeah!
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, try'in' to get a hand,
Playin' in a Travelin' Band.

Take me to the hotel, Baggage gone, oh, well.
Come on, come on, won't you get me to my room,
I wanna move.

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Listen to the radio, Talkin' 'bout the last show.
Someone got excited, Had to call the State Militia,
Wanna move.

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Oh! WOW!

Here we come again on a Saturday night
Oh with your fussin' and a fightin'
Won't you get me to the rhyme,
I wanna move.

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Oh! WOW!

Oh! I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band;
Playin' in a Travelin' Band.
Won't you get me, take me hand
Well, I'm playin' in a Travelin' Band,
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land.
Tryin' to get a hand,
Playin' in a Travelin' Band, OH! WOW!

Hey!

Ooby Dooby lyrics - CCR

Hey Baby, jump over here;
When you do the Ooby Dooby I gotta be there;

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Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby, Ooby Dooby,
Ooby Dooby Ooby Dooby Ooby Dooby
Ooby doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah.

Well, you wiggle to the left, you wiggle to the right;
You do the Ooby Dooby with all your might;

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Well, you wiggle an' you shake like a big rattlesnake;
You do the Ooby Dooby till you think you're gonna break.

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I'm movin' and struttin' 'cause now I know
How to do the Ooby Dooby, baby, let's go.

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Lookin' Out My Back Door lyrics - CCR

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin',

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Doo, doo, doo, Lookin' out my back door.

There's a giant doing cartwheels, a statue wearin' high heels.
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
A dinosaur Victrola list'ning to Buck Owens.

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Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician.

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Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band.
Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon?
Doo, doo doo.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

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Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn.
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows.

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Run Through The Jungle lyrics - CCR

Whoa, thought it was a nightmare,
Lo, it's all so true,
They told me, "Don't go walkin' slow
'Cause Devil's on the loose."

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Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Better run through the jungle,
Woa, Don't look back to see.

Thought I heard a rumblin'
Callin' to my name,
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries, "Take aim!"

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Over on the mountain
Thunder magic spoke,
"Let the people know my wisdom,
Fill the land with smoke."

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Up Around The Bend lyrics - CCR

There's a place up ahead and I'm goin' just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're goin', leave the sinkin' ship behind.

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Come on the risin' wind, we're goin' up around the bend.

Ooh!
Bring a song and a smile for the banjo, better get while the gettin's good,
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway where the neons turn to wood.

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Oooh!
You can ponder perpetual motion, fix your mind on a crystal day,
Always time for a good conversation, there's an ear for what you say.

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Yeah!

Oooh!
Catch a ride to the end of the highway and we'll meet by the big red tree,
There's a place up ahead and I'm goin', come along, come along with me.

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Yeah!
Do do doo do...

My Baby Left Me lyrics - CCR

Yes, my baby left me, never said a word.
Was it something I done, something that she heard?
You know she left me, my baby left me.
My baby even left me, never said a word.

But, I stand at my window, wring my hands and cry.
I hate to lose that woman, hate to say goodbye.
You know she left me, I say, she left me.
My baby even left me, never said goodbye.
Help me, boy!

And now, one of these mornings, Lord, it won't be long,
You'll look for me and, Baby, Daddy he'll be gone.
You know she left me, I say she left me.
My baby even left me, never said a word.

Now, I stand at my window, wring my hands and moan.
All I know is that the one I love is gone.
My baby left me, I say she left me.
My baby even left me, never said goodbye.
My baby even left me, never said goodbye.