Elliott Murphy
Night Lights

Murphy Gets Muddy
Last Call Records 3107982
2005

  1. 1. Terraplane Blues
  2. 2. I Got My Mojo Working
  3. 3. Hey Gunslinger
  4. 4. Baby Please Don't Go
  5. 5. I'm Ready
  6. 6. The Thrill Is Gone
  7. 7. Tip On In (Part 1)
  8. 8. Open City
  9. 9. Who Am I Blues
  10. 10. Baby What You Want Me To Do
  11. 11. Mannish Boy
  12. 12. Artificial Paradise
  13. 13. I Can't Be Satisfied
  14. 14. The Beginning And The End

1. TERRAPLANE BLUES

Written by Robert Johnson

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2. I GOT MY MOJO WORKING

Written by Muddy Waters

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3. HEY GUNSLINGER

Written by Elliott Murphy & Olivier Durand

Wintertime coming
Holes in my shoes
No birds are singing
This ain’t good news
But a fire keeps burning
All through the storm
I need your love
To keep me safe and warm.

Hey gunslinger - Don’t be cruel
Hey gunslinger – You’re just her fool

You look like an accident
That just drove in
Wipe that smile off your face
Let the games begin
You think your solid
Empty of fear
Well just you wait
‘Till the love reaper drives near

Hey gunslinger - Don’t be cool
Hey gunslinger – You’re just her fool

Now springtime is coming
And you’re feeling worse
You wonder if you’re sick
Or if you just been cursed
Cursed at birth
Or cursed at death
But when it came to love
You did better then the rest

Hey gunslinger - Don’t be cruel
Hey gunslinger – You’re just her fool

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4. BABY PLEASE DON'T GO

Written by Muddy Waters

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5. I'M READY

Written by Willie Dixon

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6. THE THRILL IS GONE

Written by Hawkins & Darnell

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7. TIP ON IN (PART 1)

Written by Slim Harpo

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8. OPEN CITY

Written by Elliott Murphy & Olivier Durand

Whores on every corner
Mostly smuggled from the east
Locked in trunks of Mercedes
With some stale cookies to eat
Or walking miles from Africa
Following Hannibals elephant prints
Prisoners of Philosophy
Paying very high rents
Freezing in the summer
Sweating out the frost
The world turned upside down
Profit at any cost

It was an open city
Open all night
It was an open city
Closed up tight

I could not find a toy store
Nor anything made of wood
Checkout time was early
But I would stay in bed if I could
I was listening to the radio
To a liberal talk show host
He stopped once to catch his breath
And they handed him his coat
We give no slack to anyone
No reason or excuse
We keep your balls in a vice
Land your head in a noose

(CHORUS)

Where’s the elegance gone to
Salad days of my youth
These symbols are overwhelming
I’m growing so long in the tooth
I see oval shaped aristocrats
Puff their chest like Donald Duck
I want a dial telephone
A gypsy woman for good luck
Or is it just another bad dream
But as far as I’m concerned
Just get me out of this movie
Until the king is overturned

(CHORUS)

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9. WHO AM I BLUES

Written by Elliott Murphy & Olivier Durand

Well can you hear me - When I call your name
Can you hear me - When I call your awful name
Well I’m just like the devil – put my loving in your veins

Well I’m a legend – I’m living in this cold cold world
Yeah I’m a legend – living alone in this world
I should be laying in the sunshine
Surrounded by beautiful young girls

I’m a hero – I’m out there on the battlefield
I’m a hero – fighting on the battlefield
Well I don’t know how I got here
And if I could I would surely leave

Well I’m a doggy – And you’re a little pussycat
Well I’m a doggy – You’re my little pussycat
I’m just a low down animal lover – Tell me what you think about that

I’m spreading sunshine – every day when I wake up
I’m spreading sunshine – every day when I wake up
And by the time you leave my sack babe
You’ll be as gold as a buttercup

Well I’m a lover – I’m here to make you feel so good
I’m your lover - I’m here to make you feel so good
But if I could break your heart - I’d do it if I could

I’ve got confusion – confusion running through my head
Here come confusion – Its all running through my head
There’s only thing that I’m sure of
And I’d rather sing about something else instead

Hear me howling – you hear me howling at night
Hear me howling like a wolf – Gonna hear me at night
But I whisper your name – You’ll know everything is gonna be alright

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10. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

Written by Jimmy Reed

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11. MANNISH BOY

Written by Muddy Waters

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12. ARTIFICIAL PARADISE

Written by Elliott Murphy

Well there’s a hole out there
Where I once fell
And it’s a whole different world
And its running Parallel
It’s the opposite of ours
I’m sure you will agree
When doubt is replaced by hope
And greed by charity
But still you say its nice
Living in our artificial paradise

It’s a world ruled by love
Where power has no strength
And the greatest men and women
They keep fame at arms length
Where the wisdom of a child
Is worshipped and adored
Where there is no honor in theft
And no lock on any door
Still you say its so nice
In our artificial paradise

Where progress is measured
In laughter and smiles
And wickedness is undone
If you just let it be for awhile
Where nobody’s perfect
And everybody’s flawed
Where there’s many rules for a man
And no rules of law
But isn’t it nice
In our artificial paradise
Oh isn’t it nice
In our artificial paradise
Oh its so nice
In our artificial paradise

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13. I CAN'T BE SATISFIED

Written by Muddy Waters

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14. THE BEGINNING AND THE END

Written by Elliott Murphy

She put the bottle to her lips and drank the ice cold coke
She had one hand on her hips when she asked him for a smoke
A Raleigh…a Kool…or a Chesterfield
She’d gone days without a drink or even a solid meal

His name was Jim and he was born in Salt Lake City
He liked her sense of humor – found her hazel eyes so pretty
But if she was a keeper or just a floozy on the run
When she opened up her pocketbook he saw the handle of a gun

She was on her way to Vegas but she was traveling very light
Said she needed some new jeans ‘cause this pair was much too tight
So he bought her white Levis and they fit her oh so well
She said, “I must be getting fat” although he sure couldn’t tell

He said, “You could do worse then staying in this town”
She said, “Baby give me one reason why I should stick around”
He said, “I could offer you a picnic under the shade of an old oak tree”
He said, “But the reason you should stay well, it’s because of me”

She said, “You? Who’s pumping gas and managing this coke machine
Tell me your great ambitions – Why don’t you tell me of your dreams”
“Well I dream of getting married to someone just like you
I might even go back to school – and see what I can do

(He continued) Why not have a few kids – And try to set up house”
She looked at him amazed and said, “Why you haven’t even kissed me on the mouth”
So that’s exactly what he did and then the coke bottle it hit the floor
He said, “Was that enough convincing?”
She said, “I could use a little more.”

So he gave her some more kissing – gave her that and twenty years
And a set of twin boys and they shared their dreams and fears
Of course, it wasn’t perfect – enough problems on the way
But life goes on and the bills get paid at the end of the day
You can call it some kind of marriage spent together on this sweet earth

He said the best day of his life was the day of his children’s birth
And she finally gave up smoking and that gun, well it was just a toy
They moved to a small town in southern Illinois

Well he finally became a lawyer after passing the state bar
His only extravagance was an English sports car
And finally they retired to the Florida Keys
He said if his eyes got any worse he’d have to pee on his knees

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