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Lyrics



A Little Bit of Love


Most of the melody and lyrics are 35 years old (That's Scary!)
Sutter's never worked this up. I always loved the in your face emotion
of early Motown. I guess this would be a white boy's take.
This song was finished in 2012.


Just a little, whoa, just a little bit, just a little bit of love
Is better than no love at all
Sometimes we mistreat each other
That always gives me the blues
Now I'm staring at the ceiling
I'm so afraid we're gonna lose
All the keys to happiness
All the dreams we share
All the joy and tenderness
Might vanish in thin air
So let's don't let it go girl
Let's don't let it slip away
Cause finding love that last Baby
Is a challenge day by day
Let's take a vow and see it through
In the face of danger we'll stand tall
And just remember that
A little love
Is better than no kind of love at all

(Chorus)
No kind of love at all
Leaves you nothing but loneliness
No kind of love at all
Only sorrow and pain
No kind of love at all
We once were standing out in the sun
No kind of love at all
We gotta come in from the rain
No kind of love at all
Desperation and all our fears
No kind of love at all
They set you up for a fall
Just remember that a little love
Is better than no kind of love at all

So here I sit and wonder
Honey, what we gonna do
There's just no way around it
It's all up to me and you
So let's take a vow and see it through
In the face of danger we'll stand tall
And just remember that
A little love
Is better than no kind of love at all

(Chorus)
No kind of love at all
It leaves you nothing but loneliness
No kind of love at all
Only sorrow and pain
No kind of love at all
We once were standing out in the sun
No kind of love at all
We gotta come in from the rain
No kind of love at all
Desperation and all our fears
No kind of love at all
They set you up for a fall
Just remember that a little love
Is better than no kind of love at all

Whoa, a little love is better
Than no kind of love at all





Never Too Late


Only song on the CD thst Sutter's did live. This first time
recording is very close to their live performance. I believe
that J. Papp started whacking out that opening riff at a
sound check at the Switch in Raleigh. The road is not kind
to relationships. We were both struggling with our ladies
at home. Didn't take long to write.


Granted, Things are going to pieces
Slanted, Someone's gonna be left holding the bag
Enchanted, When I first met you
You know my love for you honey
It's not a joke or a gag

(Chorus)
It's never too late, Never too late
To start it all over again
There's always time to open up
To your lover and friend
We'll cross the bridges when wecome to them
But don't let the story end
Because it's never too late
To start all over again

Tryin anything, I can get a hold to
Just to get your image off my mind
Doin crazy things, Runnin wild and naked
Drinkin barrels of Jack Daniels liquor
Keep fallin further behind

(Chorus)
It's never too late, Never too late
To start it all over again
There's always time to open up
To your lover and friend
We'll cross the bridges when wecome to them
But don't let the story end
Because it's never too late
To start all over again

(Bridge)
Take your time, don't hesitate too long
If it's more than a minute, I can't go on

C'mon mama, tell me what you're gonna do now
Should I shower and shave, Get myself in line
I'll give you riches and love
The stars up above forever
But I just can't go on if you leave me behind

(Chorus)
It's never too late, Never too late
To start it all over again
There's always time to open up
To your lover and friend
We'll cross the bridges when wecome to them
But don't let the story end
Because it's never too late
To start all over again

Because it's never too late
To start all over again





Modern Man



Saddled up took down the highway
On a Harley Hog one man attack
Thinking I might slip under the radar
I got no plans of coming back
This world has gotten complicated
I wasn't born to get in line
Information over loaded
Forgotten just how to unwind
Crack the whips, The natural order
Boy what you're doing ain't in style
Priorities and what you value
Ain't what we got here in your file
My soul ain't just another number
The gift of life means more than that
I can't accept the mark in slumber
Your modern world ain't where it's at

I tried to drink away frustration
I shot poison in my veins
Your map is fitting into masses
Your rappings driving me insane
I pray for life that is quite simple
I long for innocence again
Society just can't supply it
This modern world is outta hand


There's a power much greater than I
That can break the chains that bind me
If I can shut my mouth and open my heart
It's always there to guide me

I pray for life that is quite simple
I long for innocence again
I state my case of which I'm certain
I just won't be a modern man

I state my case of which I'm certain
I just won't be a modern man





No Better Than This


Dole Shaffer plays no bad leads...I sure do like this one!


The lake is like glass, The geese flying past
As the morning sun starts to rise
Alone with my thoughts, There's fish to be caught
Yet I can still see your eyes
Last night we fell in love all over again
It was the closest to Heaven that we've ever been
Now I'm out on the water, Really no place to go
Surrounded by beauty, Baby I love you so
I'm sailing with memory, Of your touch and kiss
It don't get no better, No better than this

I'll treasure the day, Knowing while I'm away
You'll wake up and call out my name
You'll long for my touch, I'll miss you so much
This night, they will be more of the same
Some things in life, Just get better with time
Two hearts beat as one, Your heart and mine
When I sail into harbor, And you're standing there
I'll count all the blessings the two of us share
Convinced that a love like ours cannot miss
It don't get no better, No better than this

Last night we fell in love all over again
It was the closest to Heaven that we've ever been
Now I'm out on the water, Really no place to go
Surrounded by beauty, Baby I love you so
I'm sailing with memory, Of your touch and kiss
It don't get no better, No better than this

No, It don't get no better, No better than this





Dead Elvis Pictures


Ode to a honest to goodness belly dancer in Virginia


Take all the pictures of your dancing mama
Take all the pictures of dead Elvis too
Pack up all your strumpet clothes
You're gonna need 'em I suppose
To find another chump to take good care of you

You came to me seeking some kind of redemption
You whined the world has turned its back on you
I took you and your past
With no exemption
But some things can not change and never do

(Chorus)
I'm taking back the air that you breathe here
I'm taking back the peace from your soul
You can go back to the streets with your worst fears
I'm taking back my heart that you stole

Well there's the door and here's a little money
The red light district is waiting there for you
To think that you could change
Is some what funny
The color of your love is black and blue

(Chorus)
I'm taking back the air that you breathe here
I'm taking back the peace from your soul
You can go back to the streets with your worst fears
I'm taking back my heart that you stole





Chase These Blues Away


A good time was always had at Mr. Sugg's Honky Tonk, outside
of Grifton, N. Carolina. Clyde Mattocks of Super Grit said
he isn't gonna take me to the court house for using
their name. Damn, those were some "Good ol' days!"


Tonight I'm headed out
To the Redneck Saloon
And hear the Super Grit Cowboy Band
I know I needs me some fun
Feels like I'm always on the run
My Bonnie ran off with a traveling salesman
Somebody cut me a break
Don't know how much more I can take
Things ain't going according to my plan
Yea there's a crack in my world
I need a fun loving girl
And hear a high steppin country pickin band

(Chorus)
So, so long to all those sad songs
They've got dues I've already paid
I held on too long to a love that's all wrong
Hey good lookin, What do you say
Let me buy you a shot, It won't cost you a lot
I just wanna hear you say
You'll help me chase these blues away

(Chorus)
So, so long to all those sad songs
They've got dues I've already paid
I held on too long to a love that's all wrong
Hey good lookin, What do you say
Let me buy you a shot, It won't cost you a lot
I just wanna hear you say
You'll help me chase these blues away





Lost Treasure



I once possessed a treasure
Worth more than diamonds and gold
A once in a life time woman
Gave me her heart to hold
I was so young and restless
I acted callous and cold
A fool that buried treasure
Gave up the mate to his soul

It's nothing new for me to be foolish
I've lived with that so many years
So much little boy still to deal with
Trapped 'tween the laughter and tears
But losing her was the big one
I have to live with each day
A boy that didn't value the treasure
Forever it's buried away

(Bridge)
I have walked through the graveyard where broken dreams die
There's no resurrection that money can buy
And gold and diamonds are worthless to what a heart holds inside

I once possessed a treasure
Worth more than diamonds and gold
A once in a life time woman
Gave me her heart to hold
I was so young and restless
I acted callous and cold
A fool that buried treasure
Gave up the mate to his soul





I'd Look Good On You


Don't Ask!


I can't think of anybody better than me to give your love to
There ain't another man breathing that wants you more than I do
You can search high and low
It's an impossible task
To get what you need
All you gotta do is ask

(Chorus)
So lighten up and pucker up and give me a kiss
This could be the kinda love we don't wanna miss
I got a sneaking suspicion it came outta the blue
The latest fashion screaming
I'd look good on you

I've known you forever but something happened just the other day
It was a look in your eye that just melted me away
I can't seem to fight it
And I'm not really trying
I'll put a smile on your face
And girl you know I ain't lying

(Chorus)
So lighten up and pucker up and give me a kiss
You could eliminate the rest of the list
Bet that I would fit you like your favorite shoes
Calvin Klein would surely agree
I'd look good on you

(Bridge)
I'll admit I've been looking here I've been looking there
This undeniable attraction that I have for you, I ain't found it anywhere

I can't think of anybody better than me to give your love to
There ain't another man breathing that wants you more than I do
You can search high and low
It's an impossible task
To get what you need
All you gotta do is ask

(Chorus)
So lighten up and pucker up and give me a kiss
This could be the kinda love we don't wanna miss
I got a sneaking suspicion it came outta the blue
Valentino would validate
I'd look good on you





The Tale of Tumbling Blanche


We're all God's lil' children...


They call her Tumbling Blanche
Residing at the Bunny Ranch
Those crotchless pants aren't always what they seem
When she's not laid out on her back
Under a Romeo's attack
That girl has still got visions and a dream

(Bridge)
Yea, I guess you could say
I care a lot about her
Yea, I guess you could say
I liked that woman right from the start
I've been around the block a time or two
Stripped debutantes and girls born with silver spoons
Able to fly all the way around the moon
But I ain't never seen a woman with so much heart

(Chorus)
She always cries when she sees a child
That no one will love
She's always in awe when the stars come out
Shine their light from above
She keeps telling me
I might not always be here with you baby
If the Man lets me fly away like a dove just remember
Many men had my body
Only you have my love





Somebody



Somebody stole the light out of somebody's eyes today
Somebody loaded up a shotgun and blew somebody away
Somebody hurt a child

Somebody turned his back on a hungry man
Somebody heard somebody crying and didn't lend a hand
Somebody hid...in a world gone wild

(Chorus)
Somebody's gonna have to pay for all of this pain
Somebody's gonna be left out in the cold, cold rain
When the role is called up yonder I hope they call my name
Cause I don't want to wallow in the sorrow and shame
Cause somebody's gonna have to pay for all of this pain

Somebody cheated some old folks out of savings today
Somebody saw somebody mugged somebody ran away
Somebody didn't get involved somebody didn't wanna see
Somebody laughed at a poor man, said come what may
Somebody saw somebody begging and turned his head away
Somebody stole somebody's farm so you better believe

(Chorus)
Somebody's gonna have to pay for the misery
Somebody's gonna have to pay, I hope it ain't me
I was standing in the darkness with the rest of the sin
I ain't walking on water but I sure let him in
Cause somebody's gonna have to pay for this misery

(Bridge)
No matter how hard we try
We can't steal the blue from the sky
We can't dry up the ocean
Or keep the sun from shining

But somebody's gonna have to pay for all of this pain
Somebody's gonna be calling his name in vain
When Saint Peter's at the gate turning the pages
I hope I'll be there singing Rock of Ages





Wine, Women, and Song



I was born in Carolina
A kinda sleepy southern town
I never once got bored, Rarely drew my sword
Said my prayers when the sun went down
Directed by a pretty straight moral compass
Even then I knew they'd come a day
When all the good things that
My mama and daddy taught me would get in my way
I always was attracted to the night life
Even then I knew right from wrong
I set out to see if I could PHD in
Wine, Women, and Song

There was the liquor that flowed like water
There were the women that I would call
No big mystery, I know that they could see
I gave them damned little of nothing at all
Through it all I always kept a song in my heart
When I examine the puzzle it's always a part
A part that nourishes and sustained me for so very long
It's still here to write the story of the
Wine, Women, and Song

(Chorus)
Wine, Women, and Song
Partner, you could never give me too much
Wine, Women, and Song
It all seemed to come so easily
Wine, Women, and Song
I drank it, love it, sang it nearly killed me
Wine, Women, and Song
It finally put me down on my knees

Well the years have gone by so quickly
Now the twilight is setting in
It's the simple truth, I know I'm living proof
My experience is my best friend
I realize I didn't know what was best for myself
I see the turns in the road where I went wrong
I had to drink every drink, Love every woman I did
To write the story about the
Wine, Women, and Song

(Chorus)
Wine, Women, and Song
Partner, you could never give me too much
Wine, Women, and Song
It all seemed to come so easily
Wine, Women, and Song
I drank it, love it, sang it nearly killed me
Wine, Women, and Song
It finally put me down on my knees