Careful Man Lyrics - Jim Croce

Jim Croce Life and Times cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Croce
release date: 1973-1
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 2:23
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce
I don't gamble, I don't fight
I don't be hangin' in the bars at night
Yeah I used to be a fighter but
Now I am a wiser man

I don't drink much, I don't smoke
I don't be hardly mess around with no dope
Yeah I used to be a problem but
Now I am a careful man

Well if you used to want to see a commotion
You shoulda seen the man that I used to be
I was trouble in perpetual motion
Trouble with a capital "T"
Stayin' out late, havin' fun
And shot off every single shot in my gun
Yeah I used to be a lover but
Now I'm an older man

Well if you used to want to see a commotion
You shoulda seen the man that I used to be
I was trouble in perpetual motion
Trouble with a capital "T"
Stayin' out late, havin' fun
And shot off every single shot in my gun
Yeah I used to be a lover but
Now I'm an older man

Well if you used to want to see a commotion
You shoulda seen the man that I used to be
I was trouble in perpetual motion
Trouble with a capital "T"
Stayin' out late, havin' fun
And shot off every single shot in my gun
Yeah I used to be a terror but
Now I am a tired man
Yeah I used to be a terror but
Now I am a tired man

Lyrics licensed by Lyricfind.com
Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Less Set of Footsteps
  • 2 Roller Derby Queen
  • 3 Dreamin' Again
  • 4 Careful Man
  • 5 Alabama Rain
  • 6 Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)
  • 7 Next Time, This Time
  • 8 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • 9 These Dreams
  • 10 Speedball Tucker
  • 11 It Doesn't Have to Be That Way