Hour That the Morning Comes Lyrics - James Taylor

James Taylor Dad Loves His Work cover art
release date: 1981-3
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Southern Rock
length: 2:57
producer: Peter Asher
piano: Don Grolnick
vocal: James Taylor
electric guitar: Dan Dugmore
recording engineer: Val Garay
organ: Don Grolnick
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
slide guitar: Waddy Wachtel
drums (drum set): Rick Marotta
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
assistant recording engineer: Niko Bolas
composer: James Taylor
lyricist: James Taylor
Mama makes the music and she makes the news
She dances all night in her golden shoes
She’s high flying
Going, going , gone
She’ll be halfway to heaven by
The hour that the morning comes

And papa’s kacked out with his head in his lap
Mama likes to think that he’s taking a nap
’cause he’s working so hard
Working all night long
He’ll be halfway to hell in
The hour that the morning comes

Like a bat out of hell in the moonlight
Like the pieces of the picture
That you broke last night
I’m sure it’s going to be all right
I’ll be halfway heavy by
The hour that the morning comes

Oh, look at that fool with the lampshade on
Somebody told him he was having fun
But they were wrong
Wrong, wrong, wrong
If he’s fool enough he might open his eyes
When the morning comes along

Now look at that secret agent man
Sneaking out of church with blood on his hands
He’s for sale
Going, going, gone
He’ll be the first to know and the last to go
When the shit hits the fan

Give me a little water
Give me a little wine
You’re looking at a man who’s been out in the sunshine
Just a little too long
Little bit too long
But I’ll be halfway home in
The hour that the morning comes

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hard Times
  • 2 Her Town Too
  • 3 Hour That the Morning Comes
  • 4 I Will Follow
  • 5 Believe It or Not
  • 6 Stand and Fight
  • 7 Only for Me
  • 8 Summer’s Here
  • 9 Sugar Trade
  • 10 London Town
  • 11 That Lonesome Road