Old Fashioned Girl

(Bear Williams)

 

Working nine to five Sweatin' all the time Stayin' up from sun to sun

The only thing I'm knowin' Is that you keep me goin'

Your love is just the fuel I want

I don't need no beauty queen

Cause' they can't give me the thing that I need

I need and old fashioned girl

An old fashioned girl

Old fashioned girl came along and changed my world

Now I don't do nothin' but smile

She's the one that makes it

I could never fake it I want her for the rest of my life

I was alone til' you came along

Old fashioned girl you got me singing this song

Old fashioned girl

I need an old fashioned girl

Old fashioned girl

I need an old fashioned girl

 

Solo

 

Working nine to five Sweatin' all the time

Stayin' up from sun to sun

The only thing I'm knowin' is that you keep me goin'

Your love is just the fuel I want

I don't need no beauty queen

Cause' they can't give me the thing that I need

I need and old fashioned girl

I need an old fashioned girl

Old fashioned girl

I need an old fashioned girl (Yeah yeah yeah)

No Love

(Bear Williams)

 

Got me a mansion

With no love

Got a big fine car

But no love

Got plenty money

But no love

What kind of life is it with no love

 

Got me a mansion

With no love

Got a big fine car

But no love

Got plenty money

But no love No Love

What kind of life is it with no love

 

I had me a lady once she was so fare

But I walked on our heart

Now she's not there

Got plenty money

But no love

What kind of life is it with no love

 

Solo

 

Red lights and green lights go round in my head

Afraid to stop waiting

Too scared to move ahead

I can't stop this emptiness inside

I need a lover to come and satisfy satisfy satisfy yeah yeah

I need you I want you I want you baby

Got plenty money

But no love No Love

What kind of life is it

What kind of life is it (hey)

What kind of life is it (tell me)

What kind of life is it

What kind of life is it

What kind of life is it... With no love

With no love

With no love

With no love

What kind of life is it (Yeah yeah) with no love No Love

(Adlibs & Backgrounds)

Everybody needs it

Everybody needs some love

Everybody needs it

Everybody needs some good good lovin' (Repeat Til' Fade)

Dancin' Shoes

(Bear Williams)

 

Baby girl we're going out tonight

Pick you up at 8

You gotta look just right

Put on your dancing shoes

We're going to chase away them blues

My 5-7 Chevy's got a diamond shine

Don't you dare be late

Don't want to waste no time

Put on your dancing shoes

We're going to chase away them Blues (hey hey yeah)

I want to see you dance in the Moonlight

Holding you close

Tell you it's alright

This night is overdue girl

So put on your dancing shoes (yeah yeah)

 

Baby girl you know you're looking fine

And I'm glad to say you're mine all mine

Put on your dancing shoes

We're going to chase away them blues

Driving down the road Wind in your hair

Troubles stay-at-home

Go on and leave them there

Put on your dancing shoes

We're going to chase away them Blues

 

I want to see you dance in the Moonlight

Holding you close Tell you it's alright

This night is overdue girl

So put on your dancing shoes (play it for me ya'll)

 

Put on your dancing shoes come on and dance

(Come on and dance)

Kissin' and huggin' Makin' romance (Makin' romance)

Let me see you throw your cares out the door (Cares out the door)

Put on your dancing shoes...

Dance up a storm

 

Solo

 

I want to see you dance in the Moonlight

Holding you close Tell you it's alright

This night is overdue girl So put on your dancing shoes 2X

Stay With Me

(Rod Stewart , Ron Wood)

In the morning

Don't say you love me

'Cause you know I'll only kick you out of the door

I know your name is Rita

'Cause your perfume smelling sweeter

Since when I saw you down on the floor

 

Stay with me

Stay with me

For tonight you gonna' stay with me

Stay with me

Stay with me

For tonight you gonna' stay with me

 

I won't need to much persuading

I don't mean to sound degrading

But with a face like that You got nothing to laugh about (naw naw)

Red lips hair and fingernails

I hear you're a mean old Jezebel

Lets go upstairs and read my tarot cards

Stay with me

Stay with me

or tonight you gonna' stay with me (Come on - Get up - Get out)

Stay with me

Stay with me

For tonight you gonna' stay with me (Ooh ooh)

 

Trading Solos Til' End Cue

Waters Of Love

(Bear Williams)

 

I'm just a poor boy

With nothing to lose

No social status

No point of view

With all of my subtraction

How could I think

That you could ever love me

That you would ever drink

Drink from the Waters of love

That flow from my heart

Drink from a well that's so deep

You'll never dry it up

I will wait all my life for you In the waters of love

 

(Backgrounds)

Deep in the waters of love Is my heart

Deep in the waters of love

 

Someday you'll find me

And you'll realize

That I am forever

There's no disguise

The minutes are wasted

The years they pass by

I don't care how long it takes baby

I want you to be mine all mine

 

And drink from the waters of love

That flow from my heart

Drink from a well that's so deep

You'll never never dry it up

I will wait on my life for you

 

Adlibs (Backgrounds)

Deep in the waters of love is my heart

Deep in the waters of love 4X

In the waters of love

I Cry

(Bear Williams)

 

Rain outside my window

Tumblin' down the glass

Helps me hide the sorrow

Of losing you

At last at last baby

There's no escaping

The image of your face

Cause' everything Everthing reminds me baby

Of the beauty that's erased (Oh ohh)

 

Everytime I think about the fool I was... I cry, I cry baby Everytime I think about the fool I was... I cry, I cry

 

You were all I dreamed of

The sun that lights my day (Yes you were)

My world with you revolving

Without you I'm just a lifeless lump of clay

I can't go on in this maze baby (No no no no no no no)

But I know I'm the one to blame

You see I'm the man who had a precious treasure

And in an instant I threw it all away

Everytime I think about the fool I was... I cry, I cry

Everytime I think about the fool I was... I cry, I cry

(Adlibs & Backgrounds)

Shoulda' Known Better

(Bear Williams)

 

Pretty Baby

Shoulda' known better

I shoulda' known better

Than to fall for a girl like you

My friends they see you hangin' around

Runnin' round all over town

I shoulda' known better

Than to fall for you

 

The whole town calls me a fool

But they ain't got no idea about the things that you do (naw)

(I don't know) Why can't I let you go

(I don't know) What is this spell on me

(I don't know) Won't somebody set me free (Whoo hooo)

 

Baby Baby Shoulda' known better

Cause' ever since the day

That we said I do I had a feeling right then and there

That you would never really care (naw)

Shoulda' known better

Why you doing the things you do

If I had half a mind

I'd have packed my bags and been long gone a long time (yeah)

 

(I don't know) Why can't I let you go

(I don't know) What is this spell on me

(I don't know) Won't somebody set me free (Whoo hooo)

 

Solo

 

I shoulda' known

I shoulda' known better

I shoulda' known

I shoulda' known better (Repeat)

I'll Be The One To Last

(Bear Williams)

 

I know that love can be so cold sometimes

You gave your heart and then he said goodbye

He didn't treat you right He didn't know

That you were a precious Flower waiting to bloom

 

The same old story still applies to love baby

If you're not getting what you need from the past

I'll be the one to last

 

(Backgrounds)

Da da da daaa

Da daaa

Da da da daaa

Da da da daaa

Da da da daaa Da daaa...

 

The same old story still applies to love baby (Yes it does)

If you're not getting what you need from the past

I'll be the one... (Ooh.. Mmm)

To last... And last (Ohh... oh yeah)

 

Solo & Backgrounds

 

I'll be the one to last

I'll be the one to last

I'll be the one to last

I'll be the one to last

I'll be the one to last

I'll be the one to last

Fade Out (I'll be the one to last)

Two Of A Kind

(Bear Williams)

 

(Male) When I'm away from you girl it's o'clock at night

I sit alone and wonder What you're doing tonight girl

What you're doing tonight

(Female) Into my mind they wander my little fantasies

A thousand miles between us But I need you with me

I need you with me

(Male) What a dark and lonely place the road it can be b

But you still stay here on my mind

(Both) Two of a kind Two of a kind

(Male) You're wearing my wedding ring

(Female) And you're wearing mine

 

(Male) Inside my hotel room I sit under lock and key

Waiting to play the music You inspire in me girl

You inspire in me

(Female) The love we share between us

There's none that could compare

I miss the time together

And the fun we could share

The fun we could share (yeah)

 

(Male) What a blessing in my life to be with you

Forever we'll be intertwined

(Both) Two of a kind Two of a kind

(Male) You're wearing my wedding ring

(Female) And you're wearing mine 2X

 

Solo

 

Breakdown

 

(Both) Two of a kind Two of a kind

(Female) Just you and me

(Male) You're wearing my wedding ring

(Female) And you're wearing mine... Baby

Adlibs on Vamp... (Backgrounds)

Ooh ooh Two two... Two of a kind

Ooh ooh Two two... Two of a kind

Ooh ooh Two two... Two of a kind

Ooh ooh Two two... Two of a kind

Ooh ooh Two two... Two of a kind

Ooh ooh (Male) I want you in my life forever

I'm Your Friend (For Leon)

(Bear Williams)

 

Call me by name And I'll come a runnin'

You're still the same The same old one

Children playing Remind me of the days

We thought the world was ours Ours for the taking

 

So many times life holds us back

From being who we need to be

But through it all you still remain

You just smile at me and say...  I'm your friend

I'm your friend (yes I am)

 

Sunday morning We learned the Golden Rule

But Monday through Saturday (don't you know)

We would break a few yeah

Your mama and daddy They took me in

Treated me like just like their own son And I won't forget (no)

 

So many years have come and gone

Since we were two kids at play

But the love we share is always there

And it's just a touch away I'm your friend

I'm your friend

I'm your friend

 

Brother your life and mine

We walk the path together

But thin or flush rain or shine

We will beat the odds Come whatever

 

Call me by name And I'll come a runnin'

You're still the same The same old one

Children playing Remind me of the days

We thought the world was ours Ours for the taking

 

So many times life holds us back From being who we need to be

But through it all you still remain

You just smile at me and say... 

 

I'm your friend (Dont you know) I'm your friend (yes I am)

I'm your friend (The years have come and gone)

I'm your friend (But you're still my friend) (Oh my friend)

Backyard

(Bear Williams)

 

Well the first thing you need

Is the last thing you find

I've been looking around for love

And it's been here all the time

 

In my backyard baby

Right here in my backyard

Got to cut down them weeds

So you can see what's in your own backyard

 

I was walking down the street

Like I do most everyday

But this time it was different girl

Cuz my eyes they looked your way

In my backyard baby

Right here in my backyard

Got to cut down them weeds

So you can see what's in your own backyard

 

Solo

 

There's been lots of other girls

But their love it wasn't true (naw)

Cuz not a single one of them

Got my heart the way you do

 

In my backyard baby (hey)

Right here in my backyard

Got to cut down them weeds

So you can see what's in your own backyard

(hey one more time)

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

In your backyard

Got to cut down them weeds

So you can see what's in your own backyard 2X

All Song Lyrics Written by: Larry Kimpel (Bear Williams)

Music Written by Larry Kimpel, Ricky Zahariades, Bill Steinway

Except "Stay With Me" Written by Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

(Warner-Chappelle Music)

All Rights Reserved

(C) 2017 O.F.E. Music ASCAP, Chilangomus Music BMI, Positive Illusions Music BMI, Lil' Herman Music BMI

Lay My Body Low
(Bear Williams)


Lay my body
Lay my body low
Lay my body
Lay my body low
When it’s time
Lord won’t you lay my body low

When my heart
When my heart breaks down
When my heart
When my heart breaks down
I won’t mind
Lord won’t you lay my body
Lord won’t you lay my body low

Evening Train
(Bear Williams)


If I wake up tomorrow and find you gone I’ll know you took that evening train
If I wake up to sorrow cause you’re not here no drug could ever ease my pain
Red lights flashing through my mind
Let me know you’re really gone this time
And I can hear that evening trains wheels a’rollin’
Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart

Well I wish that tomorrow half past my door cause I’m in a state of disbelief
Cause I’m here at the station down on my knees begging you please not to leave
Evening train how could you be so cold
To take my baby away even though you know
I can’t live without her but still you keep on rollin’

Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart
Rolling over my heart

Evening train keep on rollin’
Evening train stay away from me
Evening train keep on rollin’
Keep away from my baby

Vamp:
Evening train keep on rollin’

Pretty Lil’ Thang
(Bear Williams)


Bass Solo

Got a pretty lil’ thang
Just as cute as she can be
And when she walks I can’t speak
And when we kiss I can’t breathe
Now do you know just what I mean
Bout’ my pretty lil’ thang

Met my pretty lil’ thang
Back in the day when I was young
And for a while we were apart
But now my lucky day has come
No don’t you know I’ll never leave
Leave my pretty lil’ thang

Hair of silk black as the night
Body tight looking so right
Baby girl I don’t want to fight
I just want to wrap my arms around ya’

Interlude

Solo

Hair of silk black as the night
Body tight looking so right
Baby girl I don’t want to fight
I just want to wrap my arms around ya’

Bass Solo

Vamp
She’s my pretty lil’ thang

Don’t Say Goodbye
(Bear Williams)


Just hold me close and kiss me all over
Let this be the night we go to ecstasy
I don’t want to lose this precious bit of heaven Cause’ in my heart you’re the biggest part of me

I don’t just wanna be your lover
Cause’ lovers go their separate ways
I really want to be your friend baby
Cause as friends we can last always

Don’t say goodbye because that means it’s over
When we’re apart just say good night

When I met you woman you scared the life right out of me yes you did girl
How could an angel as beautiful as you
Give a damn about a devil like me
But now all that doesn’t matter
Cause your love has captured me
And now everything is brighter so much brighter
Since you made this blind man see

Don’t say goodbye because that means it’s over
When we’re apart just say good night 2X
Just say goodnight

Solo

I don’t just wanna be your lover
Cause’ lovers go their separate ways
I really want to be your friend baby
Cause as friends we can last always

Vamp:
Don’t say goodbye because that means it’s over
When we’re apart just say good night

Mr. Please
(Bear Williams)


Mr. Please I can’t make it on my own
Mr. Please I can’t take this anymore
No matter how hard I try it just ain’t good enough
The man across the table’s gonna call my bluff
Been checking the horizon to see the coming rain
But this time lord I can’t explain
Mr. Please

Been down so long I don’t remember what up is
I see you smiling for the camera but what you really going to do to bring the sun again?
No matter how hard I try I just can’t get ahead
You say you need more from me but I’ve already bled
The storm’s been wasting me away a little day by day
But this is the last time I say Mr. please

Interlude


No matter how hard I try I just can’t get ahead
You say that you need more from me but I’ve already bled
The storm’s been wasting me away a little day by day
But this is the last time I say Mr. please

“Juneteenth” If not for your sacrifice
(Bear Williams)

Dedicated to the Blessed ancestors
and the proud legacy we must now carry forward


If not for your sacrifice
If not for your sacrifice
We would not be here

Thank you for the blood
The sweat and the tears
Thank you for your strength
And wisdom through the years
Thank you for enduring
The chains and the whip
You came from Kings and Queens
And so you did not quit

If not for your sacrifice
If not for your sacrifice
We would not be here

Lo’ you never bowed
To the Masters evil plan
Through all of his abuse
The Lord he let you stand
You fought so many battles
Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend
We now pick up your mantle
And we join the freedom band

If not for your sacrifice
If not for your sacrifice
We would not be here

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Chicago's Own Award -Winning Blues Artist/Producer, Bassist and

Musical Director of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

Bear Williams, along with his band members, singers, and support staff all proudly stand with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the fight against the systemic racism and inequality that the Black Community in America faces each and every day. We celebrate Black lives all along the gender spectrum that have made great and lasting contributions to the fabric of this country. We are using our platform and resources to work towards a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise. We affirm our humanity, our strength and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

 

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