Am I Wrong - Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo'

1994

am I wrong

fallin’ in love with you

Tell me am I wrong

Fallin’ in love with you

While your other man was out there

Cheatin’ and lyin’, steppin’ all over you

 

Tell me am I wrong

Holdin’ on to you so tight

Am I wrong

Holdin’ on to you so tight

If your other man come to claim you

He'd better be ready

Ready for a long long fight

 

Well I gotta be strong

Well I know you're dependin’ on me

You know I gotta be strong

I know you're dependin’ on me

To give you all of my attention

All of my time

And all of the love you need

 

Am I wrong

Tryin to hold on to you

Tell me am I wrong

Tryin to hold on to you

I just wanna make a home for you baby

And all of your children too

Paroles

Amuse-bouche - Amaury Faivre

- instrumental -

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Best Thing For You - Amaury Faivre

People say don’t do this

When obviously you should

People say don’t go there

It’s so dark in the woods

 

No one think you’re gonna make it

On your own with your own rules

And their advice you’re to take it

Only way to feel the groove

 

Ch Are you doing the right thing

Singing the right song

Just dreaming like you should

Are you doing the best thing for you ?

 

All you see goes through your eyes

And you think out of your brain

Walk on your knees to realize

What you see won’t be the same

 

And each breath you take, each step you walk

Each move you make, they ain’t no joke

All these little things you always

Be proud of it ‘cos they’re so true

But you still don’t know

 

What you know, what you feel

Where you go, and what you seek

What you do and what you say

What you sew is what you get

So there ain’t any way

You could be mistaken

Ain’t got no way to get away

All you gotta do is accept

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Catch As Catch Can - Amaury Faivre

Yes I know that I hurt you

That day I went away

But here I’m back now

I hope you’ll let me stay

I know I’ve been wrong

So sorry I made you cry

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please let me try

 

When you wake up in the morning

I’ll lay flowers at your feet

I’ll be kissing you all over

Gonna give you what you need

I’ll make the sun shine

Even on a cloudy day

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please let me stay

 

Please forgive me, forgive me

I know that I was wrong

I hope you didn’t stop loving me

That you can hear my song

Gonna try to make it right

Won’t be easy I can see

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please let me be

 

Right here, right now, this time again

I wanna make you ease my soul and make you stop my pain

I’m tired to be alone

Let’s make us win this game

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please start to play

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please don’t complain

It will be catch as catch can

Honey please be my mate

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Crazy Old Man - Amaury Faivre

Deep Down Arizona lived a man

A rattlesnake alone in the sand

Like a guard for his own sake

His used to bite the one who stands

On the land, the land he claimed

 

One day rode a man outta town

When he heard the rattle sound

He knew what was up to him

He heard the man, the man heard him

On the land, the land he claimed

Hey crazy ol’ man, why do you bite so hard

Hey crazy ol’ man, why do you strike so hard

 

Three days after was sent a girl

To charm and kill the cold-skinned earl

The spinnin’ rattle rang again

And a gun shot made it fade

On the land, the land he claimed

But the girl, she was never seen again

 

And it appears the girl was charmed

None of us thought that she'd been harmed

‘Cos every time the snake was heard

You could be sure the gun was fired

On the land, the land he claimed

With his girl, they were never seen again

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Did I Forget To Say I Love You - E. C. Scott

i woke up to an other day, the alarm clocked an hour late

and i'm rushing for the door

the morning traffic moving slow, i listen to the radio

trying to find out what's going on

i get to work, start open my files one by one

a man's work is never done

i met the top of a mountain, but i'm still not satisfied

why do i feel so empty inside

 

did i forget to say, that i love you

this morning, when i rushed out the door

did i forget to say, that i need you

that you're the most important thing in my life,

and you're everything i have

 

thinking about you makes me smile, crying like a baby child

i lost a few drops this morning

she's such a hard working girl, she makes everything she can

just to please me

 

i never met a girl that treated me so king

and taking her for grand, the furthest from my ming

it was an other side, i flipped up this time

she's got the whole that matters in my life

 

did i forget to say, that i love you

this morning, when i rushed out the door

did i forget to say, that i need you

that you're the most important thing in my life,

and you're everything i have

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Did You Just Take My Heart - Amaury Faivre

I fell in love with you, so easily

You were so beautiful, threw myself at your feet

I gave my heart to you, placed it in your palms

It felt so good at first, so safe and soft

 

Did you just take my heart, so you can tear it apart ?

Did you just take my heart to see my cryin’ ?

Stop squeezin’ it so hard, I can’t breathe and hardly talk

Did you just take my heart, to put me down

 

Once you knew I was caught, roped in and bound

You bared your hidden claws, started playin’ around

It was a deadly game of cat and mouse

When I tried to escape, you’d stalk me then pounce

 

Did you just take my heart, so you can tear it apart ?

Did you just take my heart to see my cryin’ ?

Stop squeezin’ it so hard, I can’t breathe and hardly talk

Did you just take my heart, to put me down

 

Well you can keep my heart, you know that ruin’s not mine

Tomorrow I’ll be gone, to a place you can’t find

You know I’ll never be around, you’ll never see me anymore

Driving Wheel - Lucky Peterson

my baby don't have to worry, she don't have to rob and steal (bis)

i give her ev'rything she needs, i am her drivin' wheel

 

she left me this mornin', said she'd be back at soon (bis)

she'd be back early friday morning or late saturday afternoon

 

i wrote my baby a letter, don't want no one to break the seal (bis)

that letter goes to my baby, i am her drivin' wheel

 

now wait a minute, i wanna tell you somethin'!

i wanna tell you about my baby!

ev'ry time she walks, she's like a leaf on a willow tree (bis)

i want you to c'mon baby, cos i am your drivin' wheel

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Even More - Amaury Faivre

I’m back home in my morning

With my guitar in my hand

My wife and son they’re still asleep

And I try to hush as I can

 

After I’ve paid for gasoline

And given their share to the band

I lay ashamed of what it gives

Only forty poor dollars in my hand

So I dry my tears and I try to sleep

I know my wife’s gonna wake up and say

You gotta pay for the groceries, groceries

 

I’m gonna have to beg my friends

Once again to lend me cash

And I’m in luck by the end of the year

If I don’t drown in debts

So I dry my tears and I grab my phone

I know my wife’s gonna wake up and say

It’s your turn to pay the rent, pay the rent

 

But I hear a voice deep inside of me

It says to hold on to my beliefs

It says it’s gonna pay for all the years

Of struggling and having not enough to eat

So I dry my tears and I pray the Lord

Someday she wakes up and I’ll say

I’ll pay for what we need and even more, even more

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Far From Home - Amaury Faivre

- instrumental -

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy, Eurreal Montgomery

Buddy Guy - Play The Blues

1972

The first time I met the blues

People, you know I was walkin', I was walkin' down through the woods

Yes, the first time, the first time I met you, blues

Blues you know I was walkin', I was walkin' down through the woods

Yes, I've watched my house burnin' blues

Blues, you know you done me, you done me all the harm that you could

 

When the blues got after me

People, you know they ran me from tree to tree

Yes, the blues got after me

Blues, you know you ran me, ran me from tree to tree

Yes, you should-a heard me beg ya, blues

Ah, blues, don't murder me

 

Yes, good mornin', blues

Blues, I wonder, I wonder what you're doin' here so soon

Yes, good mornin', good mornin', good mornin', mister blues

Blues, I wonder, I keep wonderin' what you're doin' here so soon

Yes, you know you'll be with me every mornin', blues

Every night and every noon

Heart Of Stone - Amaury Faivre, Letty Girardet

You were always, the pretty one

You didn’t want nothing, but having fun

Guys were always, chasing you

Well that was fine, you could pick and choose

 

You didn’t think that it, could be done

You didn’t dream you could, fall in love

Then one day this, man appears

And you start falling, head over heals

 

All that you wanted was to have a good time

Take their money until the last dime

All that you wanted was to have a good time

Now you think, he’s gotta be mine

 

He takes your money, he pawns your jewels

But you still think, that he ain’t no fool

Then one day, there’s a note on the fridge

Goodbye baby, thanks for all you did

 

All that you wanted was to have a good time

Take their money until the last dime

All that you wanted was to have a good time,

Now you see, he’s putting you down

 

You have a heart of stone, and it’s cold as ice

Heart of stone, but it’s time to deice

Heart of stone, now they roll the dice

It’s time to pay the price

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Hell On Wheels - Amaury Faivre

Well I guess that I’m a loser

No matter how hard I try

I keep dodgin’, swervin’, slinkin’

Can’t find no place to hide

I got a woman and three kids

Two jobs both at a time

I try to make a go of it

Try to toe the line

 

Hell on wheels

Keeps rollin’ after me

Hell on wheels

Rollin’ over me

 

Thinkin’ bout relenting

‘Bout throwing in the towel

I say to life, «I’ll beat you,

Just watch, I’ll show you how»

I start fixin’ up the house

It starts to look just fine

It Makes my wife so happy

We even make love twice

 

Next day I go to work

The boss is full of praise

He says «You’ve earned promotion

And along with it a raise»

I’m driving home from work now

Feelin’ pretty satisfied

Then they announce on radio

A hurricane tonight

 

I board up all the windows

Beggin’ Lord for mercy

Next morning lays our lil’ home

10 feet under the sea

The place where I was working

Is all torn down

The boss he’s been leaving

Nowhere to be found

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Help Me - Willie Dixon, Ralph Bass, Sonny Boy Williamson

you got to help me, i can't do it all by myself (bis)

you know if you don't help me darling

i'll have to find myself, somebody else

 

i may have to wash, i may have to sew

i may have to cook, i might mop the floor

but you help me baby

you know if you don't help me darling

i'll find myself somebody else

 

when i walk, you walk with me

when i talk, you talk to me

oh baby, i can't do it all by myself

you know if you don't help me darling

i'll have to find myself, somebody else

 

bring my nightshirt, put on your morning gown (bis)

darlin' i know we sleep bare, but i just don't feel like lyin' down

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Hey Hey - Big Bill Bronzy

Big Bill Bronzy - Hey Hey

1951

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

I love you baby, but I sure ain't gonna be your dog

 

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

Hey hey, hey hey, baby hey,

With my arms all around you, baby,

You know, that's all I can say is hey

Hey hey, lost your good thing now,

Hey hey, you lost your good thing now

You had me fooled, but I found it out somehow

Hip Girl - Amaury Faivre

When you see the girl, Walkin’ down the streets

She’s the pretty girl, Gettin’ down in beat

Look at the girl, For her all the peasants gonna creep

She’s the only girl Who’s makin’ everybody dream

See the hips, the crazy hips

The streetscape wavin’ all around

This is the hip hip hip girl

 

I’m walkin’ behind her, Her footsteps hard to find

Hear the heels see the fire, Of her hair like a lullaby

When I get close enough, I Can catch such a sweet smell

Of her when she coughs, On me she’d put a spell

See the hips, the crazy hips

The streetscape wavin’ all around

This is the hip hip hip girl

 

Let’s get back to this girl cos I’ve been on her track for a bucha time,

When I see she’s gettin’ in a lil store, I’d like to ask her «what could I buy, But...

I’m too much impressed, and chances seems too far away from me,

I’m almost leaving, Almost out of the game, ready to get back home without tryin’ anything

And I see the hips the crazy hips, And it turns my mind wild

And I just get right though the door, With a whisper in my eyes

 

And I’m walking in the streets, Hand in hand with the girl

Both of us now in beat, I Had my chance to cease the Pearl

And I Look at the girl, For her all the peasants gonna creep

She’s the only girl, Who’s making everybody dream

See the hips, the crazy hips

The streetscape wavin’ all around

She is my hip hip hip girl

Honey Hush - Lowell Fulsom, Ferdinand Washington

oh honey hush, yes you talk too much (bis)

listenin' to your conversation is just about to separate us

 

you start talkin' in the morning, you're talkin' all day long

i'm tryin' to figure out what i did wrong

oh honey hush, yes you talk too much

listenin' to your conversation is just about to separate us

 

i stay out all day long, you know i hate to come home

everything i do, seems to be wrong

oh honey hush, yes you talk too much

listenin' to your conversation is just about to separate us

 

i can't eat, i can't sleep, i can't rest in peace

i'll be better off, you know, walkin' the streets

oh honey hush, yes you talk too much

listenin' to your conversation is just about to separate us

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Hoochie Coochie Man - Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man

1954

The gypsy woman told my mother

Before I was born

I got a boy-child's comin'

He's gonna be a son-of-a-gun

He's gonna make pretty women's

Jump and shout

Then the world gonna know

What this all about

Don't you know I'm here

Everybody knows I'm here

Well, you know I'm the hoochie-coochie man

Everybody knows I'm here

 

I got a black cat bone

I got a mojo too

I got John the Conqueror

I'm gonna mess with you

I'm gonna make you girls

Lead me by my hand

Then the world'll know

The hoochie-coochie man

Don't you know I'm here

Everybody knows I'm here

Well, you know I'm the hoochie-coochie man

Everybody knows I'm here

 

On the seventh hour

On the seventh day

On the seventh mont

The seventh doctor say

"He was born for good luck

And that you see

I got seven hundred dollars

And don't you mess with me

But you know I'm here

Everybody knows I'm here

Well, you know I'm the hoochie-coochie man

Everybody knows I'm here

Invité à Danser - Amaury Faivre

Lundi j’croise une fille, elle m’a invité à danser

Au bal de samedi soir, si moi j’peux l’amener

Et mardi j’parle à mon père, de cette fille qu’j’ai rencontré

J’lui dit j’ai b’soin d’ton aide, de ta voiture et la clef

Y m’dit qu’t’as passé l’âge, de commencer à travailler

Après ça tu viens m’voir, t’auras la voiture et la clef

 

Elle m’a promis une bise, si moi j’peux l’amener

A ce bal de samedi soir, tu vois j’peux pas l’rater

J’ai d’mandé à mon père, si lui peux pas m’aider

Y m’dit trouve-toi un travail, t’auras la voiture et la clef

 

Y faut qu’j’trouve un travail, et mon père il va m’aider

Et vendredi j’vais l’voir, j’aurai la voiture et la clef

Elle m’a promis une danse, si moi j’peux l’amener

A ce bal de samedi soir, tu vois j’peux pas l’manquer

 

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

It's Time For Me - Amaury Faivre, Letty Girardet

It’s time for me, to dry my tears

It’s time for me, to face my fears

It’s time for me, to turn around,

Pick myself, off the ground

 

It’s time for me, to realize

No sense in trying, to change the past

It’s time to leave, regrets behind

Go from here, to make a life

 

Time will come, I’ll find new friends

We’ll take up playin’, playin’ the blues again

The only place, that the blues belong

Is in the sway of a swinging song

 

It’s time to kiss, despair goodbye

Time to rise, on the other side

Time I’m sitting up, high and dry

While down below, them rivers flow on by

 

It’s time for me

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Kinda Girl - Amaury Faivre

Well she’s the kinda girl, the one that doesn’t stay

She’s the kinda girl that’s always on the way

She’s the kinda girl you meet one day

The other day she’s gone away

And when you’re on your own she’s in your head

 

These kinda girl(s)?, they show you how to live

They guide you up, in spite of your own will

They got never angry nor afraid,

A trust in life that never fades away

These girls they live with no one else

 

The one I met, one I can’t forget

She came to me, an angel I did not expect

And I fell in love with so much grace

I flew with her and when I fell

I looked up and I saw her fly away

 

Well now I’m old, I heard she passed away

And I’m waiting for this time they gonna fill my grave

But the only thought I have in mind

Is that selfish hope that she won’t find

Too many waiting for her at the gate

 

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Life By The Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying

1991

Hello there my old friend

Not so long ago it was till the end

We played outside in the pourin' rain

On our way up the road we started over again

You're livin' out dreams of you on top

My mind is achin' oh lord it won't stop

That's how it happened livin' life by the drop

 

Up and down that road in our worn out shoes

Talkin' 'bout good things and singin' the blues

You went your way and I stayed behind

We both knew it was just a matter or time

You're livin' out dreams of you on top

My mind is achin' oh lord it won't stop

That's how it happened life by the drop

 

No waste of time we're allowed today

Churnin' up the past, there's no easier way

Times been between us, a means to an end

God its good to be here walkin' together my friend

You're livin' out dreams of you on top

My mind is achin' oh lord it won't stop

That's how it happened life by the drop

Ol' Days Feel - Amaury Faivre

Got this babe

Got the feel of the ol’ days

When you came to me this happy day

Told me you ain’t gonna stay

 

When I got you

Didn’t not you were for real

Nobody told me

But the blues when you ain’t here

 

Got in my life

As a sunbeam in a cloudy day

But I knew someday babe

The sky was gonna cry again

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Mary Mae - Amaury Faivre

Mary Mae, what you do to me

Mary Mae, stop doing that to me

Cos I can’t sleep at night, and the more I try

I think about you and me

 

Mary Mae, what a funny game you play

Mary Mae, please stop that game you play

And you give me your blinks, you show me your things

I don’t know what you mean

 

Mary Mae, please answer the phone

Mary Mae, please pick up your phone

But you let it ring, just like you don’t give

A shit about the one who calls

 

And if it goes like this I’m a do something

For years you’re going to regret

I’ll call your dad and tell him about

The men you see behind the bar

 

Mary Mae, you make a fool of me

Mary Mae, please stop that dance with me

Everybody knows, they me ‘the horns

And I can’t go through the doors

 

Mary Mae, quit this game with me

Mary Mae, stop being bad to me

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

My Babe - Willie Dixon, Little Walter

Little Walter - Boss Blues Harmonica

1955

My baby don't stand no cheatin', my babe

Oh yeah she don't stand no cheatin', my babe

Oh yeah she don't stand no cheatin',

She don't stand none of that midnight creepin'

My babe, true little baby, my babe

 

My babe, I know she love me, my babe

Oh yes, I know she love me, my babe

Oh yes, I know she love me,

She don't do nothin' but kiss and hug me

My babe, true little baby, my babe

 

My baby don't stand no cheatin', my babe

Oh no, she don't stand no cheatin', my babe

Oh no, she don't stand no cheatin',

Ev'rything she do she do so pleasin'

My babe, true little baby, my babe

 

My baby don't stand no foolin', my babe

Oh yeah, she don't stand no foolin', my babe

Oh yeah, she don't stand no foolin',

When she's hot there ain't no coolin'

My babe, true little baby, my babe

My Neighbor - Amaury Faivre

Every day, all day long

Sittin’ in a rockin’ chair

Every day, all alone,

I don’t know why he’s sittin’ there

He’s just an ol’ man

My neighbour, he just doesn’t care

 

He don’t fear snow he don’t fear rain

He keeps sittin’ in his rockin’ chair

Trough the window by winter

I see the wrinkles on his face

He’s just an ol’ man

My neighbour, he just doesn’t care

 

He doesn’t have a friend to talk someone to hear his life

I’m sure he has so much to tell before the day he dies

 

And then one day I asked the mayor

Who’s that in the rockin’ chair

He told me son, he’s a prayer

A wise man’s live there

He’s just an ol’ man

My neighbour, he just doesn’t care

 

To see the priest I went to church

Maybe something I could learn

He told me son he’s a sinner

He told me once he raped a girl

He’s just an ol’ man

But my neighbour, he gets me scared

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

No Shoes - John Lee Hooker

No food on my table

And no shoes to go on my feet

No food on my table

And no shoes to go on my feet

My children cry for mercy

They got no place to call your own

 

Hard times, hard times

Hard times seem like a jealous thing

Hard times, hard times

Hard times seem like a jealous thing

If someone don't help me

And I just can't be around three months long

 

No shoes on my feet

And no food to go on my table

Oh, no, too sad

Children crying for bread

John Lee Hooker - Travellin'

1960

Lonely Avenue - Doc Pomus

my room has got two windows

the sunlight never comes through

it's always dark and dreary

since i broke off, baby with you

i live on a lonely avenue

my little girl wouldn't say i do

well, i feel so sad and blue

and it's all because of you

i could cry, i could cry

i could die, i could die

because i live on a lonely avenue

lonely avenue

 

now my covers they feel like lead

and my pillow it feels like stone

well, i've tossed and turned so every night

i'm not used to being alone

i live on a lonely avenue

my little girl wouldn't say i do

well, i feel so sad and blue

and it's all because of you

i could cry, i could cry

i could die, i could die

because i live on a lonely avenue

lonely avenue

 

now i've been so sad and lonesome

since you've left this town

you know if i could beg or borrow the money

child, i would be a highway bound

i live on a lonely avenue

my little girl wouldn't say i do

well, i feel so sad and blue

you know its all because of you

i could cry, i could cry

i could die, i could die

i live on a lonely avenue

lonely avenue

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

On A Hill - Amaury Faivre

As a little boy I lived on a hill

And that's what made me so quiet

T'see the morning mist around gathering

Sure that learnt me to take my time

 

But growin' up I had to leave my dreams

To go to school down the city

And all the children made me miss my hill

With their shouts and their quarrels and laughs

 

Being back home at night was a delivery

I could have peace alone on my hill

Staying locked up in all my mystery

Did non know I would pay the bill

 

‘Cos growin’ older it got harder

To stay away from society

I didn't know that I would feel better

If I'd share with the people around me

 

Still stuck in silence I hoped someone

Surely a girl to be the one

Who’d take my hand and show me how

To feel alright everywhere I go

 

That's how you woke me up to my own life

Opening my eyes and my desire

That's how you made me be a full grown man

No afraid to talk to people, not worrying about how things go

Let me thank you once and for all

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Old Love - Eric Clapton, Robert Cray

i can feel your body

When I'm lying in bed

There's too much confusion

Going around through my head

And it makes me so angry

To know that the flame still burns

Why can't I get over?

When will I ever learn?

Old love, leave me alone

Old love, go on home

 

I can see your face

But I know that it's not real

It's just an illusion

Caused by how I used to feel

And it makes me so angry

To know that the flame will always burn

I'll never get over

I know now that I'll never learn

Old love, leave me alone

Old love, go on home

Eric Clapton - Journeyman

1989

Playing Tricks On You - Amaury Faivre, Letty Girardet

People say life is hard, Guess they always will

Full of flats and sharps, Life don’t never stand still

It will make you climb a mountain, Make you roll back down that hill

Pick you up and push down, Keep you goin’ through that mill

 

Then one day it comes walkin’, Light and easy through your door

Things are good, sun is shining, You couldn’t ask for more

Then it hooks you and it spins you, Turns you upside down

Sets you back up, up right, Makes you strong or makes you numb

 

Playin’ tricks on you (bis)

You don’t even know, What it’s doin’ to you

 

People say life is hard, Well it’s cause they know it’s true

Like a flip of the cards , Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

And when you wake up in the morning, You know it’s gonna be tough

You go to bed in the evening, Wishin’ to take a day off

 

Then life comes with satisfaction, It says, ‘look what I can do

You didn’t even know, I was playin’ tricks on you’

There ain’t nothin’ very merry, ‘Bout goin’ round and round

You’d be better off, Keepin' your feet on the ground

 

All you do is bet your heart, Set it out there in full view

Even though you know from the start, Life is playin’ tricks on you

All you do is goin’ on, Stay on course no matter what

Just try not to forget, What’s life really about

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Pouring Rain - Amaury Faivre

We’re playing outside in the pouring rain

Me and my kid just like old friends

Playing outside in the pouring rain

 

Raining like I never saw before

The frogs don’t dare to face the storm

Gonna be a daddy day by the fireplace

But as we play my boy’s getting mad,

He’s screaming like he’s about to die

I don’t know what I did, I sure don’t like the face

 

I ask him why he’s being so mean

He says, I wanna shoot the coffee machine

But I can see that nothing’s wrong with the latter

And I see regular glances

To the window to the garden

Ain’t no way for me to go down there

 

You know reason out is impossible

And going outside, inevitable

What a stupid thing to do in November

I say, we go outside we gonna catch a cold

or even worse mama’s gonna be scold

But he said, no, I want outside with you

 

And now the years have past and he’s become a man

He found himself such a pretty gal

The two of them it’s a pair made to last

And I’m sure someday they gonna tell me

About a new one that’s on the way

And on the rainy days I’ll have him home to play

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Repeat Offender - Amaury Faivre

No matter who many times, it’s made me bite the dust

I’ve laid my heart on the line, to find it was not enough

No matter how hard it’s been, to climb back out of the rut

Or even how many years, it took for me to adjust

 

In spite of all of the tears, I cried when it got too rough,

How I believe I’m sincere, in thinking now I’ll be tough

Though I don’t wanna complain, I’m better off to admit

I’d have to be quite insane, to make another attempt

 

The story ends, till a new one begins,

Caught unaware, just like some little kid

Though I beg mercy from the gods above,

When it comes to falling in love, I’m a repeat offender

When it comes to falling in love, I do it again

 

I’ve sworn that I’ll run away, at the first sign of weakness

I’ll guard my heart, keep it safe, from all of that tenderness

Oh non I won’t be a slave, to all those urges within

Think of the oath that I made, forget the joy and the bliss

 

The story ends, till a new one begins,

Caught unaware, just like some little kid

Though I beg mercy from the gods above,

When it comes to falling in love, I’m a repeat offender

When it comes to falling in love, I do it again

 

This time it won’t be the same, I’m gonna do it again

Ain’t got no lessons learned, no judgement, fear and pain

Even if I’m a hopeless case, I’m gonna do it anyway

When it comes to falling in love I do it again

 

Yeah let’s do it, let’s fall in love

come on let’s live, love and forget

When it comes to falling in love, I’m a repeat offender

When it comes to falling in love, I do it again

Sister - Amaury Faivre

Sister, dry your tears

Cos I know there’s something to hold on to

The pain, you’re living with

Sure must be a way to live without

 

And I’ve known you long enough to see

Something is wrong

That you gotta get rid off

If you wanna live long

 

And your friends, they tell me bout your sorrow

But you don’t tell me nothing of it all

And what I feel, it’s that it’s not your fault

So I ain’t gonna judge you or treat you wrong

 

So now you gotta talk to me about this mess

You’re going through

Is that your job your kids your man that’s troubling ?

As a brother I’m asking you

 

She said, the eyes full of tears

You know, who causes my fears

But I love him, and I need him, but he’s just too hard on me

And I’m stained by devil hands

Gotta leave before the end

 

Sister, how strong you’ve been

To take your things and take your kids away

And soon enough, I’m gonna pay a visit

Cos I long to see them, now you feel better

I long to see them, more than ever

Because I’m missing my family

and sister

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Shake, Rattle and Roll - Jesse Stone, Big Joe Turner

Big Joe Rurner - Shake, Rattle and Roll

1954

Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands

Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands

Get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots and pans

 

Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through

Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through

I can't believe my eyes all that mess belongs to you

 

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll

Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll

Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

 

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store

I'm like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store

Well, I can look at you an' tell you ain't no child no more

 

Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll

Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll

Well, you won't do right to save your doggone soul

She's A Wonderful Girl - Amaury Faivre

It’s been long since you’ve been away

It’s been long since I’m all alone

It’s been long all these nights and days

Oh my Lord, where has she gone ?

 

In a week you told me you’d be back

It’s been 3 since I saw you last

How much longer will you make me wait

Oh my Lord, why’s she so late

 

She must be riding ‘cross the country in my 63 Ford

She had the pleasure takin’ my car

She’s a wonderful girl, but not for me

 

Only news I have is my money

I mean leavin’ my account each day

She didn’t even wanna take her phone

Oh my Lord, where has she gone

 

She must be riding ‘cross the country in my 63 Ford

She had the pleasure takin’ my car

She’s a wonderful girl, but not for me

 

She gets back home one night she’s deadly tired

She has been drivin’ for a dozen hours

Her mum she visited was much better

Oh my Lord, how could I forget that, and she said :

 

« 3 weeks without a phone call ain’t that strange

I tried so many times to call in vain

You’re a looser just get out of my place »

She’s a wonderful girl, but not for me

Summertime - Georges Gershwin, DuBose Heyward

Summertime

And the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin'

And the cotton is high

Oh, your daddy's rich

And your ma' is good lookin'

So hush

Little baby

Don't you cry

One of these mornings

You're gonna rise up singing

Yes, you'll spread your wings

And you'll take to the sky

But 'til that mornin'

There's nothin' can harm you

Yes with Daddy and Mammy

Standing by

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

Sunny Side Walk - Amaury Faivre

When I woke up this mornin’

Through the window sun is shinin’

Yeah I told you it’s a bright day

The lady’s gone away

 

Was just great to find her

Nice girl great lover

But when she open her mouth

Her mind’s so blown away

 

This is the sunny side walk

The girl she’s gone without talk

She had the sun in her smile

But nothin’ shines inside

 

Took her clothes before leavin’

Great she didn’t wake me up

She avoided me to tell her

You don’t have to come back

 

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

That's All Right - Jimmy Rodgers

You told me baby, once upon a time

You said if I would be yours, you would sure be mine

That's alright

I know you don't love me no more baby, but that's alright

Every night and day I wonder who is loving you tonight

 

You told me baby, your love for me was strong

When I woke up little girl, half of this big world was gone

That's alright

I guess I'll never be the same but that's alright

Every night and day I wonder who is loving you tonight

 

Please tell me baby, what's getting wrong with you?

You don't treat me halfway right baby, look a like you used to do

But that's alright

I guess I'll never be the same but that's alright

Every night and day I wonder who is loving you tonight

Jimmy Rogers - That's All Right

1950

The Thrill Is Gone - Roy Hawkins, Rick Darnell

the thrill is gone, the thrill is gone away

the thrill is gone baby, the thrill is gone away

you know you done me wrong baby

and you'll be sorry someday

 

the thrill is gone, it's gone away from me

the thrill is gone baby, the thrill is gone away from me

although, i'll still live on

but so lonely i'll be

 

the thrill is gone, it's gone away for good

the thrill is gone baby, it's gone away for good

someday i know i'll be open armed baby

just like i know a good man should

 

 you know i'm free, free now baby, i'm free from your spell

oh i'm free, free, free now, i'm free from your spell

and now that it's all over

all i can do is wish you well

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Travelin' South - Gwendolyn Collins, Albert Collins

Albert Collins - Iceman

1991

Travelin' south, tryin' to work my way back home

I said I'm headed south, tryin' to work my way back home

I'm so broken an' hungry, ain't no money for the telephone

 

Feet so tired, I think I'm gonna lay down

I say my feets is so tired, ya'all, I think I'm gonna lay down

I got another hundred miles, before I make the next town

 

I'll be glad to leave this town, I ain't comin' back no more

I'll be glad to leave this town, y'all, I ain't comin' back no more

I'm gonna head back down to Texas, that's the only place I know

Walking Blues - Son House

I woke up this morning, feeling round for my shoes

Know 'bout 'at I got these, old walking blues

Woke up this morning, feeling round for my shoes

But you know 'bout 'at I, got these old walking blues

 

Lord, I feel like blowing my old lonesome horn

Got up this morning, my little Bernice was gone

Lord, I feel like blowing my lonesome horn

Well I got up this morning all I had was gone

 

Well leave this morn' of I have to ride the blind

I've feel mistreated and I don't mind dying

Leaving this morn', I have to ride a blind

Babe, I been mistreated, baby, and I don't mind dying

 

Well, some people tell me that the worried blues ain't bad

Worst old feeling I most ever had, some

People tell me that these old worried old blues ain't bad

It's the worst old feeling, I 'most ever had

 

She got an Elgin movement from her head down to her toes

Break in on a dollar most anywhere she goes

My head down to her toes, oh how nice

Lord she break in on a dollar most anywhere she goes

Son House - Walking Blues

1930

Watch Her Sleep - Amaury Faivre

- instrumental -

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Work - Amaury Faivre

My mama found a job For me in the local papers

She told me to call, I couldn’t find the number

That’s why she called herself To get me an appointment

I had to be at 10, On monday after week end

Work work, I’m gonna work

 

I started on monday and found the job great

stackin wood for all day, that really mean a thing

The problem is the boss Who came to me on tuesday

He told me in a toss, Tomorrow is the end

Work work, I wanna work

 

Now it’s been two weeks since I got fired

I’m keeping tryin’ searchin’, Hard to get hired

No one in his business Needs a pair of hands

I’m tired to be jobless, they all don’t give a damn

Work work, Gimme some work

 

In all this time at home, had time to play my guitar

record a few songs and get them to a bar

did you write all this stuff, asked me the bar tender

for me it’s good enough, I can make you an offer

Work work, I got some work

 

I play here every night, it’s always full to bursting

I even got a contract to make a few recordings

My mama keeps on sayin’, you gotta find a work

even if I’m earnin half her wage an hour

The moral of the story is that you can get rich

you mama’ll always worry you can get a hitch

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

Wrong Girl - Amaury Faivre

Here’s the story of a young man

Had to leave his home town

Had to leave family and friends

Leave it all behind

Packed up his things and clothes

Flipped a coin to know where to

Spent the night with his girlfriend

Hit the road in the gloom

 

20 miles he’d been walking

When the sun came up

20 more he’d been struggling

Before the first highway shop

Asks for a coffee and a breakfast

Everything goes too well

But a man comes in the shop,

And he shouts at him like hell

Hey young man, you’ve been messing with the wrong girl

 

Pain, when the stone hit the head

Escape, through the back door of the shop

20 miles he’d been running

Leave this county behind

Ahead of him was a city

Where he gotta start a new life

Get outta here, cos he’d been messing with the wrong girl

 

He found a job in a factory

And a home in a cheap hotel

Do his best to blend in

Be a good employee and man

20 years he was still there

But inside he was insane

Always awakened by nightmares

Cos all this time he’d been this

Young man, who’d been messing with wrong girl

Amaury Faivre - 2020

2020

Yearned For You - Amaury Faivre, Letty Girardet

Like a ship, lost in a storm,

Yearns for a beacon, to shine from shore

Like a man, in the desert sun,

Yearns for shade, to cool his bones

For years, long dry years, I’ve yearned for you

 

Like a child, yearns for the comfort,

Of his mother’s arms, to heal the hurt

Like a seed, yearns for the rain,

To help it rise, from its early grave

For years…

 

You marked my soul, with you brand

Then went off and married some other man

Like without you’s like being damned

I’ve yearned for you

 

Like the moon, yearns for the sun,

To chase the gloom, to bring its warmth,

Like a tree, yearns for wind,

So it can dance, and sing again

For years…

 

Since I heard, you were free

I can’t stop wonderin’, how it would be

If you’ve been hungerin’, just like me

I’ve yearned for you

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

You Can't Fool Me - Lucky Peterson

you did fool your mummy, you did fool your dad

but i'm gonna know, when you'll be bad

you can't fool me, let me you girl you can't fool me

i got my eyes on you baby, let me tell you girl you can't fool me

 

you said you went downtown, you see this be could be true

but he stopped by here, looking for you

you can't fool me, let me you girl you can't fool me

i got my eyes on you baby, let me tell you girl you can't fool me

 

you just smile real sweet, you tell everything's fine

but baby i know, what you got on your mind

you can't fool me, let me you girl you can't fool me

i got my eyes on you baby, let me tell you girl you can't fool me

Amaury Faivre and the Broken Harps - Ol' Days Feel

2012

You Just Can't Go Wrong - Amaury Faivre, Letty Girardet

She’s just a little thing, only got one shoe

I’m just an old man, who only knows the blues

Have to give her comfort, the only way that I can do

My harp out of my pocket, I sit her down and play a tune

 

When nothing’s left to lose

When there’s nowhere you belong

Draw out the pain in your heart

And let it pour into a song

Hear the voice that sings that sings the blues

You just can’t go wrong

 

Her world’s in pieces, mine’s forever been

Nature’s wreaked it’s vengeance, no way it can be healed

Her head upon my shoulder, her little hand in mine

Even with the right song, it’s gonna take some time

 

No, no you can’t

Well, she’s gotta heal, believe in life in everything

Even in a world where the people, the people die

There’s a song,

Yeah there’s a song

You gotta hear it,

You gotta feel it,

You gotta know it carries sorrow away

Amaury Faivre Duo - Crazy Old Man

2018

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