Still Bill Album

Artist(s): Bill Withers

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Tracklist

Lonely Town, Lonely Street

length: 3:41
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers

You can live your life in a crowded city,
You can walk along a crowded street.
But the city really ain't no bigger than the friendly
People, friendly people that you meet.
You might be a sweet young, sweet young pretty, pretty,
And at the dances you can't keep your seat.
But, if dances don't lead to romances,
You might as well be born, be born with two left feet.

You might be a sweet-toned sure ‘nuff high-class talker,
You might be a stone, stone expert at kissing.
But it don't do too much good to be talkin',
Brother, when there ain't no, ain't nobody lis'nin'.
And if you are shy, just not much of a talker,
Don't impress the people that you meet.
You might as well be a lonely walker in a lonely town, on a lonely street.

Let Me in Your Life

length: 2:42
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
La, la, la, la, la.
I only want to love you, please don't push me away,
Let me in your life.
I wasn't there when he hurt you, so why should I
Have to pay, let me in your life.
I want to share your tomorrows, so I must beg you
Today, if he's the cause of your sorrows, be glad
That he's gone away.
I need someone, let me love you, please don't push
Me away, Let me in your life.
La, la, la, la, la.

Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?

length: 3:13
vocal: Bill Withers
writer: Stanley McKenny, Bill Withers
A man we passed just tried to stare me down
And when I looked at you, you looked at the ground
I don't know who he is but I think that you do

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

I have something in my heart and in your eyes
Tell me he's not someone just passin' by
And when you cleared your throat was that your cue

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Now when I add the sum of you and me
I get confused and I keep coming up with three
You're too much for one man but not enough for two

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Hey you tell me man don't have not much for intuition
That what you really think or are you wishin'
Before you wreck your old home be certain of the new

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Dag gummit dag
Who is he and what is he to you

Use Me

length: 3:43
lyricist: Bill Withers
composer: Bill Withers
My friends feel it's their appointed duty
They keep trying to tell me all you want to do is use me
But my answer yeah to all that use me stuff
Is I want to spread the news that if it feels this good getting used
Oh you just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

My brother sit me right down and he talked to me
He told me that I ought not to let you just walk on me
And I'm sure he meant well yeah but when our talk was through
I said brother if you only knew you'd wish that you were in my shoes
You just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

Oh sometimes yeah it's true you really do abuse me
You get in a crowd of high class people and then you act real rude to me
But oh baby baby baby baby when you love me I can't get enough
I and I want to spread the news that if it feels this good getting used
Oh you just keep on using me until you use me up
Until you use me up

Talking about you using me but it all depends on what you do
It ain't too bad the way you're using me
'Cause I sure am using you to do the things you do
Ah ha to do the things you do

Lean on Me

length: 4:19
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have faith you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won't let show

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load

If you just call me (call me)
If you need a friend (call me) call me uh huh(call me) if you need a friend (call me)
If you ever need a friend (call me)
Call me (call me) call me (call me) call me
(Call me) call me (call me) if you need a friend
(Call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me)

Kissing My Love

length: 3:50
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
Yeah thump a thumping in my head

Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
I close my eyes and see a pretty city
With a million flowers babe

Now I can hear the angels sing
Songs that only angels sing
She's such a pretty thing
That I can feel my heart
Just a thumping and a skipping
When I'm kissing my love

Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
Feel the blood a pumping in my veins
Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
She's such a tender sender
With her sweet young friends

She's so good at what she does
All she wants to do is kiss and hug
She's got me in love
And I can feel my heart
Just a thumping and a skipping
When I'm kissing my love

[Repeat x8]
Put your foot on the rock and pat your foot,
Don't stop, put your foot on the rock

Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
Feel the blood a pumping in my veins
Whoa now
When I'm kissing my love
She's such a tender sender
With her sweet young friends

Whoa now

She's so good at what she does
All she wants to do is kiss and hug
She's got me in love
And I can feel my heart
Just a thumping and a skipping
When I'm kissing my love

I Don't Know

length: 3:03
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
I get a warm summer feeling walking through the snow
Even chilly darkness has the brightest glow
And I just love you so, sometimes I just don't know
Time just seems to help this wondrous feeling grow
Maybe I might wake up early one morning
And find it isn't so

I just love you so
Sometimes I just don't know

Feeling like a rich man haven't got a dime
Feeling like a young man but I'm old as father time

And I just love you so
Sometimes I just don't know
I just don't know

Another Day to Run

length: 4:39
writer: Bill Withers, Benorce Blackmon
If you don't look into your mind and find out
what you're running from
tomorrow might just be another day to run
If you just sit and waste your time you'll be
going where you're coming from (think about that)
tomorrow might be just another day to run
Someone must control your mind
you're the one
dark confusion's what you find when you run.
I don't want to waste your time but I'm talking
to you like a son
Tomorrow might be just another day to run
Walking down the road of life looking for direction sometimes
my mind gets so mixed up I can't tell lust from affection
Gonna stop in to a roadside church and get my mind a rest
and Lord Jesus, help me get my soul together in the process
Pretty ladies stand in line waiting for inspection
ragged old men drinking wine trying to drown rejection
I've been wasting too much time, I'm going to lose my
mind unless, Lord Jesus
You help me get my soul together in the process
I see Tony Jr. fill up his arm with dope and dream
about a valley but he lives in an alley
filled with papers thrown away -- Lord tell me
He's long on dreams and short on hope and sometimes
he goes to rallies and stops by to see Sally just
to pass the time away
Lord tell me Tony tell me why do you want to get high
enough to die.

I Don't Want You on My Mind

length: 4:34
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
I don't want you on my mind all the time
I believe that it shows a sign of weakness
I don't want no lonely nights that gets me cryin'
I found out I don't get nowhere with weakness
Every dream about you
I just wake up knowing that I've got to do without you

I don't want all the time doin' up my mind
I don't want you on my mind all the time

I don't want you on my mind all the time
I believe that it shows a sign of weakness
I don't want no lonely nights that gets me cryin'
I found out I don't get nowhere with weakness
Every dream about you
I just wake up knowing that I got to do without you

I don't want all the time doin' up my mind
I don't want you on my mind all the time

Take It All in and Check It All Out

length: 2:37
writer: Bill Withers
You can fill up a room with idle conversation you can sit
up a whole darn nation with your mouth
but before you start to show you indignation
about a situation you ought to take it all in and
check it all out
You can create a boom with catchy information
you shake up a lot of people if you shout
but before you begin to grin about the
success of your creation, you ought to take it
all in and check it all out.
You can make out a plan with aimles
dedication you can hang up a million slogans
in you house
But before you put it into operation before
you man your station, you ought to take
it all in and check it all out, and find out
what it's all about.