Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot: All Original lyrics

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LET’S SHAKE
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)

Well, it’s a crazy little world
A crazy little world we’re living in
I never thought once about packing up and giving in
Sleeping all day and rocking all night

Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)

Well, pay day’s coming and my work is all done
Gonna dress real nice ‘cause my baby’s number one
Gonna rock a little bit
Gonna have a little fun

Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)

Well, I’m picking up my baby at half past eight
Knokcing on the door, “honey don’t be late”
She’s the one for me, she’s all mine
She ain’t nothing but fine, fine, fine

Dance with my baby
Shake it all night long
Shimmy those hips
Let’s get real gone
Me and you honey we can’t go wrong

Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)

Well, I’m picking up my baby at half past eight
Knokcing on the door, “honey don’t be late”
She’s the one for me, she’s all mine
She ain’t nothing but fine, fine, fine

Dance with my baby
Shake it all night long
Shimmy those hips
Let’s get real gone
Me and you honey we can’t go wrong

Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Let’s shake (shake, shake)

Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Rattle and Roll
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
Shake It All Over
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On
Let’s shake (shake, shake)
One, Two, Three Four

 

ROCKABILLY BLUES
When I was just a boy way back then
I just seemed to know it all, man, even back then
Gonna make people shout and clap their hands
I’m gonna play guitar in a rock & roll band

I never wanna stop it
I just want to rock it
Yes I do, oh yeah
And I can’t seem to shake them low down rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues

When I was seventeen I got this here guitar
We’ve had our ups and downs
But it’s gotten me this far
It’s made a lot of money
It’s been around the world
It’s been with me longer than any other girl

I never wanna stop it
I just want to rock it
Yes I do, oh yeah
And I can’t seem to shake them low down rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues

I never wanna stop it
I just want to rock it
Yes I do
And I can’t seem to shake them low down rockabilly blues, oh yeah

Baby I can’t fake it
I just just wanna shake it
Yes I do, oh yeah
And I never wanna lose them low down rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues
Rockabilly blues

 

VINYL RECORDS
Well, I got a girl called Flatfoot Sam
Went looking for a job down in Alabama
Well, the manager asked her what she does
Well, she checked the box that said “none of the above”

She plays vinyl records
45 RPM
Vinyl records
She drops the needle and spins ‘em again

Got all dolled up on a Saturday night
Went to see a little band that she really kinda liked
She was waiting on hearing her favourite song
But it didn’t sound right ‘til she put on

Vinyl records
45 RPM
Vinyl records
She drops the needle and spins ‘em again

Well, her friends all say there’s a thing of the past
Worn out records just don’t last
So she dropped on a 33 and a third
This time I’m gonna let it be heard

Just a little louder
Just a little louder
Just a little louder
Just a little louder

When you crank up the volume – My oh my
Nothing beats the sound of that old Hi-Fi
When the next big thing has come and gone
Just remember you can always put on

Vinyl records
45 RPM
Vinyl records
She drops the needle and spins ‘em again

Your vinyl records
45 RPM
Vinyl records
She drops the needle and spins ‘em again

 

LEMME SLIDE
I went out last night for a midnight drive
Next thing you know I’m doing a hundred and five
Police man pulls up by my side
Lemme slide man, lemme slide

I ran out of money, I ran out of gas
There’s a little station by the underpass
I explained to the man I ain’t got no cash
Lemme slide man, lemme slide

It ain’t that I ain’t got the fundamentals (yeah, you got them)
I just can’t seem to pay my incidentals (you ain’t got them)

I told a pretty gal I was a rock & roll singer
She was good looking man, a real humdinger
But I didn’t see the wedding ring on her finger
Lemme slide man, lemme slide

It’s such a compromising situation (yes it is)
I think I’ll leave and take a paid vacation (yeah, you wish)

When I got home she said, “where you been”
I said, “working and slaving just to pay the rent”
I’ll be sleeping in the dog house again
Lemme slide man, lemme slide
Lemme slide

 

NOTHING IS A SURE THING
I’m gonna hit the road
I’m gonna hit it hard
And if the wheels explode
Then it was in the cards
I get it while it’s hot
Could be the fix is in
Give me the longest shot
‘Cause nothing is a sure thing baby

I met a champagne blonde
Came on without a doubt
She waved her magic wand
And then the lights went out
Woke up a lonely man
I looked into the mirror
Her lipstick message read
“Nothing is a sure thing, baby”

Well, nothing is a sure bet
Nothing is a sure thing baby
When you think it’s automatic
Honey, someone sets you up for a fall
You’ll lose it all
Nothing is a sure thing baby

Well, nothing is a sure bet
Nothing is a sure thing baby
It’s a shady proposition
Listen to your intuition and go
Yeah, don’t you know
Nothing is a sure thing baby

Now trouble rolls around
And so you’re laying low
You oughta double down
Pop the clutch and go
I guarantee you this
You won’t forget the ride
Let’s seal it with a kiss
‘Cause nothing is a sure thing baby

Well, nothing is a sure bet
Nothing is a sure thing baby
It’s a shady proposition
Listen to your intuition and go
Yeah, don’t you know
Nothing is a sure thing baby

Well, nothing is a sure bet
Nothing is a sure thing baby
When you think it’s automatic
Honey, someone sets you up for a fall
You’ll lose it all
Nothing is a sure thing
Nothing is a sure thing baby

 

WHAT’S HER NAME
All my friends are telling me that I don’t seem the same
Since I went and broke up with what’s her name
Funny how her name doesn’t come to mind
But I seem to remember she’s the cheating kind

I gotta walk… run… get away from here
Because I just… might… drown in my own tears

I’m gonna buy a ticket on a westbound train
I’m going out a-looking for what’s her name
I’m going out a-looking for what’s her name

Well, I met her on the blind
Hell, I did it on a dare
She was long, lean and fine with her coal black hair
She could move on the floor
She could shimmy and shake
Just a look from her could make a cold hear break

I was too young… son… yeah for my own good
And then we parted… like I knew we would

But I don’t feel no pity, man, I don’t feel any shame
I don’t know what happened to what’s her name
I don’t know what happened to what’s her name

I gotta walk… run… get away from here
Because I just… might… drown in my own tears

I’m gonna buy a ticket on a westbound train
I’m going out a-looking for what’s her name
I’m going out a-looking for what’s her name
I’m going out a-looking for what’s her name

 

CALAMITY JANE
There’s a new girl in town everybody’s talking ‘bout
If you see her walking by
She’ll make you scream and shout
Don’t ask her for her number
‘Cause she’s the kind of girl
That can’t be tamed (aw, nah)

Ladies and gentlemen introducing
The one and only Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane

Well, she’s never dressed for concert
She’s always dressed in style
Whenever she’s on the move
It drives us poor boys wild
Whatever that girl is drinking
Two more, bartender
Just the same
It’s a pleasure to introduce you
Everybody welcome, Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane

Well, she don’t want your car or your money
She don’t want no fortune and fame
She always starts a commotion
Well, that’s why the gave her her name, Calamity Jane

She can rock out in the daytime and dance the night away
She don’t care what people think or what the fools might say
All the girls, they want to be her
All the guys, they want to meet her
Just the same
Well, it’s a pleasure, won’t you welcome
The one and only, Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane (Jane, Jane)
Calamity Jane

 

THE GIRL WITH THE BLUES IN HER EYES
Strange I remember
What I really should forget
Time is gone forever
That’s the one thing I regret
It’s time to say my goodbyes
To the girl with the blues in her eyes

Lost in those “if onlys”
There was nothing left to say
All my nights are lonely
And much longer than my days
I sing a sweet lullaby
To the girl with the blues in her eyes

She was the girl with the blues in her eyes
Too many tears brought by too many lies
I ride alone under threatening skies
And I guess it’s time to go

So I’ll say, “no worries”
Just to hide my worried mind
I’ll leave in a hurry
With a cloud of dust behind
I’ll sing a sweet lullaby
To the girl with the blues in her eyes

She was the girl with the blues in her eyes
Too many tears brought by too many lies
I ride alone under threatening skies
And I guess it’s time to go

So I’ll say, “no worries”
Just to hide my worried mind
I’ll leave in a hurry
With a cloud of dust behind
I’ll sing a sweet lullaby
To the girl with the blues in her eyes

 

STILETTO COOL
She’s got the look I like
She’s the one I want
Got her tight dress high
And her high heels on
Got a new tattoo dedicated to love
But how did she know that’s what I’m thinking on
I said, “baby, don’t try and mess with me
‘Cause I’m a real gone daddy from NYC”

She ain’t desperate but she’s up for it
Shes dangerous
She swings blade sharp
She’s Stiletto Cool… alright
Cool, Stiletto Cool, Cool

She’s a fine little kitten
Just hear her purr
Everyone of the boys takes a shot at her
Just look at her dance
She’s in the groove
While the band is playing I’ll make my move
Well I said, “sugar, you sure look fine”
She said, “daddy, take a number and wait in line”

She ain’t desperate but she’s up for it
Shes dangerous
She swings blade sharp
And I’m gonna get cut
She’s been up all night
And her hair’s a sight
She’s got her lipstick right
It’s a wild cat fight
She’s Stiletto Cool… alright

Well, a famous man
He once sang a song
He said, “you’ll be sorry baby, when I’m gone”
She said, “sugar, you just ain’t my cup of tea”
I said “baby, you’re my stick of TNT
You’re a rockabilly doll
That’s enough for me
‘Cause I’m a real gone daddy from NYC”

She ain’t desperate but she’s up for it
Shes dangerous
She swings blade sharp
And I’m gonna get cut
She’s been up all night
And her hair’s a sight
She’s got her lipstick right
It’s a wild cat fight
She’s Stiletto Cool… alright
Cool, Stiletto Cool, Cool
Stiletto Cool

 

I SHOULD’A HAD A V-8
Well, I said pretty baby
Hey we got a little money
So let’s go gamble in the morning
Let’s do it right
We’ll rock the night away
So I started up the car but we didn’t get far
We stalled right in the intersection
I knew it there and then when I heard the motor whine
It was way past trade in time

I gotta get a V-8, I gotta get a V-8
It’s the only motor ever made that never gets there late
You can get a little car if you wanna save gas
But I’m the kind of guy who likes to get there fast
I can’t wait
I gotta get a V-8
I gotta get a V-8

So I put out a feeler for a used car dealer
And I walked right into that showroom
He started out a-taking
Even ‘fore I got a-waking through the door
He made a direction for the latest selection
Of the greatest cars ever on offer
I really shouldn’t do it ‘cause I’m giving it away
There it is on the showroom floor

Well, it’s got a V-6, yeah, it’s got a V-6
It’ll save ya on gas
But it’s fast enough to get your kicks
It’s got plenty of power
Just look at her shine
Put 10 percent down
Pay the rest on time
How’s tricks
You gotta get a V-6
You gotta get a V-6

Well, he talked to fast and the deal sounded good
He hustled me right out of the showroom
He handed me a paper
Just sign it on the dotted line
He dangled the keys right in front of my nose
For $1500 you can take it
Any colour that you want you could drive it home today
The car is now all mine

You know what

I should’a had a V-8
I should’a had a V-8
It’s the only motor ever made that never gets there late
You can get a V-6 if you wanna save gas
But I’m the kind of guy who likes to get there fast
I’m late
I should’a had a V-8

I should’a had a V-8
I should’a had a V-8
It’s the only motor ever made that never gets there late
You can get a V-6 if you wanna save gas
But I’m the kind of guy who likes to get there fast
I’m late
I should’a had a V-8
I should’a had a V-8

 

BLUE LIGHTS, BIG CITY
Blue lights, big city, biy town
Were all too much
They chased my baby far away from me
Blue lights, big city, biy town
I knew as much they chased my baby back to Tennessee

Well, now she’s gone
And so I find I couldn’t change her mind
She promised that
She’d never leave and break the ties that bind

Blue lights, big city, biy town
Just ain’t her style
She went back home and now she’s gone from me

Blue lights, big city, biy town
I’d give it all
If I could bring my baby back to me
Blue lights, big city, biy town
Well, I found out
My baby’s never coming back to me

Well, now she’s gone
And so I find I couldn’t change her mind
She promised that
She’d never leave and break the ties that bind

Blue lights, big city, biy town
Well, I found out
My baby’s never coming back to me
Coming back to me
Coming back to me
She’s never coming back to me

 

COCK-A-DOODLE DON’T
Well, I got a hen that lays hard boiled eggs
There’s a pig in the pen that’s just a ham with four legs
The cows need a-milking and the chickens ain’t been fed
My rooster’s waking up
You just lay around in bed
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
‘Cause when I cock-a-doodle do
You cock-a-doodle don’t

I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
Just a little cock-a-doodling will do just fine
But you’re driving me out of my cock-a-doodling mind
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
‘Cause I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t

There used to be a time when I cock a doodle dooed
The chicks would come a-running and the cows would all moo
The fox is in the hen house and the feathers start to fly
There is a ruckus in the barn when I come strutting by
At five o’clock each morning the cock would start to crow
I would have flown the coop but how was I to know

I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
Just a little cock-a-doodling will do just fine
But you’re driving me out of my cock-a-doodling mind
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
‘Cause I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t

The corn in the field is blowing in the breeze
And the leaves are all gone on the cottonwood trees
I can’t plow the dirt ‘cause it’s dry as a bone
And that run down shack is the place I call home
I’d live in the barn but baby you won’t
‘Cause I cock-a-doodle do
You cock-a-doodle don’t

I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
Just a little cock-a-doodling will do just fine
But you’re driving me out of my cock-a-doodling mind
I crow all night about it but baby you won’t
‘Cause I cock-a-doodle do
And you cock-a-doodle don’t

 

YOU DON’T LOVE ME (bonus track for Japan)
You don’t love me
But you don’t even know that yet
You think you’re above me
But I ain’t done with you yet

You toss and turn
You can’t sleep at night
He’s a man you can never forget
You don’t love me
But we’re about to change all that

You didn’t know then
Driving in the black of the night
The roads are alive
And they’ll twist with the flick of a knife

You din’t see him coming
No way that you could
Blinded by the moon
And the thick of the woods
You don’t love me
Well, you just better think about that

You don’t love me
You don’t love me baby
You don’t love me
You don’t love me

I sit and watch
By the light of the silvery moon
But I can’t imagine
That you’re coming ‘round any time soon
With a flick of the wrist
And the twist of the blade
You wouldn’t live up
To that vow that we made

You don’t love me
You don’t love me baby
You don’t love me
Now you’re just gonna lay like that