Journeyman Album

Artist(s): Eric Clapton

Cover Art

Eric Clapton Journeyman Cover Art

Tracklist

Pretending

length: 4:44
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Greg Phillinganes
vocal: Eric Clapton and Jerry Lynn Williams
mixer: Rob Eaton
engineer: Steve "Barney" Chase, Dave Wittman, Dave O’Donnell and Jack Joseph-Puig
bass: Nathan East
background vocals: Chaka Khan and Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton and Jerry Lynn Williams
synthesizer: Jeff Bova
congas: Carol Steele
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
Hammond organ & synthesizer: Alan Clark
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
drums (drum set) programming: Jimmy Bralower
composer: Jerry Lynn Williams
lyricist: Jerry Lynn Williams

How many times must we tell the tale?
How many times must we fall?
Living in lost memory
You just recalled

Working on the sound of the band
Trying to get the music right
Two go out working
Three stay home at night

[Chorus:]
That's when she said she was pretending
Like she knew the plan
That's when I knew she was pretending
Pretending to understand

Pretending, pretending
Pretending, pretending

Satisfied but lost in love
Situations change
You're never who you used to think you are
How strange

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
I get lost in alibis
Sadness can't prevail
Everybody knows strong love
Can't fail

Don't be pretending about how you feel
Don't be pretending that your love is real
Don't be pretending about how you feel
Don't be pretending that your love is real

[Bridge]

Anything for Your Love

length: 4:11
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Richard Tee
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Rob Eaton
engineer: Steve "Barney" Chase, Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave O’Donnell and Dave Wittman
bass: Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton and Robert Cray
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
additional programming synthesizer programming: Jeff Bova
drums (drum set) programming: Robbie Kondor
vocoder & keyboard & bass harmonica: Robbie Kondor
composer: Jerry Lynn Williams
lyricist: Jerry Lynn Williams
God's got a plan, he's making it clear
Sweet little love song in your ear
Like hearts made of diamond, love will prevail
Put a little wind in your sail

[Chorus:]
I'd do anything, anything you can dream of
I'd do anything, anything for your love
For your love
For your love

Listen now baby, I'll tell you true
Just how much that I love you
I got a sweet feelin' I know is real
This kind of love you can't conceal

[Chorus: x2]

Bad Love

length: 5:14
producer: Russ Titelman
vocal: Phil Collins and Eric Clapton
mixer: Russ Titelman and Gary Wright
engineer: Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave Wittman, Dave O’Donnell and Steve "Barney" Chase
bass: Pino Palladino
background vocals: Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles
guitar: Eric Clapton and Phil Palmer
keyboard: Alan Clark
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
drums (drum set) arranger: Phil Collins
writer: Eric Clapton, Mick Jones
Oh what a feeling I get when I'm with you
You take my heart into everything you do
And it makes me sad for the lonely people
I walked that road for so long
Now I know that I'm one of the lucky people
Your love is making me strong

[Chorus:]
I've had enough bad love
I need something I can be proud of
I've had enough bad love
No more bad love

And now I see that my life has been so blue
With all the heartaches I had till I met you
But I'm glad to say now that's all behind me
With you here by my side
And there's no more memories to remind me
Your love will keep me alive

[Chorus: x3]

Running on Faith

length: 5:34
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Greg Phillinganes
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Rob Eaton
engineer: Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave Wittman, Dave O’Donnell and Steve "Barney" Chase
bass: Nathan East
background vocals: Lani Groves, Greg Phillinganes and Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton
Hammond organ: Alan Clark
choir vocals: Reverend Timothy Wright Washington Temple Concert Choir
drums (drum set): Steve Ferrone
tambourine: Carol Steele
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
lyricist: Jerry Lynn Williams
composer: Jerry Lynn Williams
[Chorus:]
Lately I've been running on faith
What else can a poor boy do?
But my world will be right
When love comes over you

Lately I've been talking in my sleep
I can't imagine what I'd have to say
Except my world will be right
When love comes back your way

I've always been
One to take each and every day
Seems like by now
I'd find a love who cares just for me

Then we'd go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you

[Chorus]

Then we'd go running on faith
All of our dreams would come true
And our world will be right
When love comes over me and you
When love comes over you

Hard Times

length: 3:15
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Greg Phillinganes
vocal: Eric Clapton
trumpet: Jon Faddis
mixer: Steve "Barney" Chase
engineer: Dave O’Donnell, Dave Wittman, Jack Joseph-Puig and Steve "Barney" Chase
bass: Nathan East
alto saxophone: Hank Crawford
guitar: Eric Clapton and John Tropea
tenor saxophone: David “Fathead” Newman
baritone saxophone: Ronnie Cuber
drums (drum set): Steve Ferrone
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
instrument: Lew Soloff
composer: Ray Charles
lyricist: Ray Charles
My mother told me
'Fore she passed away
Said son when I'm gone
Don't forget to pray

'Cause there'll be hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

Well I soon found out
Just what she meant
When I had to pawn my clothes
Just to pay the rent

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Lord those hard times
Who knows better than I?

I had a woman
Who was always around
But when I lost my money
She put me down

Talkin' 'bout hard times
Hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?

Lord,
One of these days
There'll be no more sorrow
When I pass away

And no more hard times
No more hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?

Hound Dog

length: 2:28
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Richard Tee
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Gary Wright and Russ Titelman
engineer: Dave O’Donnell, Jack Joseph-Puig, Steve "Barney" Chase and Dave Wittman
bass: Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton and Robert Cray
synthesizer: Robbie Kondor
drums (drum set) & percussion: Jim Keltner
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
lyricist: Jerry Leiber
composer: Mike Stoller
[Chorus:]
You ain't nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin' round my door
You ain't nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin' round my door
You can wag your tail
But I ain't gonna feed you no more

You told me you was high class
I could see through that
You told me you was high class
I could see through that
And baby I know
You ain't no real cool cat

[Chorus]

You made me feel so blue
You made me weep and moan
You made me feel so blue
You made me weep and moan
'Cause I'm looking for a woman
All your lookin' for is a home

[Chorus]

No Alibis

length: 5:39
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Richard Tee
vocal: Eric Clapton and Daryl Hall
mixer: Russ Titelman and Gary Wright
engineer: Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave O’Donnell, Steve "Barney" Chase and Dave Wittman
bass: Nathan East
background vocals: Lani Groves, Chaka Khan, Greg Phillinganes and Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
percussion: Carol Steele
synthesizer programming: Robbie Kondor
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
drums (drum set) programming: Jimmy Bralower
composer: Jerry Lynn Williams
lyricist: Jerry Lynn Williams
I beg your pardon, hello darlin'
This is me you're talkin' to
Sit down and tell me about it
You don't have to shout it at me
Tell me what you really want to do

[Chorus:]
Don't give me no alibis
No untrue stories you're trying to justify
Don't want no alibis
Just another reason for another lie

Mountain gets steeper
The hole you dig gets deeper
You better stop and climb out
'Cause I'm trying to give it all to you
Baby I can see right through you
Sometimes you lose what it's all about

Don't give me no alibis
Can't go through life trying to justify
Don't want no alibis
Just another reason for another lie

[Chorus]

Mountain gets steeper
The hole you dig is getting deeper
Better reach out and pull yourself out
Nobody ever gonna love you the way that I love you
And I never want to see you doin' without

[Chorus: x2]

Run So Far

length: 4:08
producer: Russ Titelman
vocal: Eric Clapton and George Harrison
mixer: Rob Eaton
engineer: Steve "Barney" Chase, Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave Wittman and Dave O’Donnell
bass: Darryl Jones
guitar: George Harrison and Eric Clapton
percussion: Carol Steele
synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes, Alan Clark and Rob Mounsey
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
synthesizer programming: Robbie Kondor
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
drums (drum set) programming: Jimmy Bralower and Jim Keltner
composer: George Harrison
lyricist: George Harrison
You fly
Out as your smile wears thin
I sigh
Knowing the mess you're in
And you know that you can't get away
And you know you can't hide it from yourself

Lonely days, heavy heart
No escape, can only run so far

I know
Something I ought to say
Stuck here
Trying to find a way
And you know that you can't get away
And you know you can't hide it from yourself

Lonely nights, blue guitar
No way out, can only run so far

Lonesome tears, at the bar
One way street, can only run so far

I pray
That you might make it through
Those teardrops
Now seems a part of you
And you know that you can't get away
And you know you can't hide it from yourself

Fallin' down, under par
Can't get out, can only run so far

Lonely days, heavy heart
No escape, can only run so far

Lonesome tears, at the bar
One way street, can only run so far

Old Love

length: 6:25
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Richard Tee
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Gary Wright and Russ Titelman
engineer: Dave Wittman, Jack Joseph-Puig, Steve "Barney" Chase and Dave O’Donnell
bass: Nathan East
guitar: Robert Cray and Eric Clapton
vibraphone: Gary Burton
synthesizer: Alan Clark and Robbie Kondor
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
drums (drum set) & tambourine: Jim Keltner
writer: 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?

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus]

Breaking Point

length: 5:33
producer: Russ Titelman
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Gary Wright and Russ Titelman
engineer: Dave O’Donnell, Jack Joseph-Puig, Steve "Barney" Chase and Dave Wittman
bass: Nathan East
alto saxophone: David Sanborn
background vocals: Tawatha Agee and Vaneese Thomas
guitar: Eric Clapton
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
percussion: Carol Steele
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
synthesizer & organ: Jeff Bova
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
hi-hat: Steve Ferrone
drums (drum set) programming: Jeff Bova and Jim Keltner
writer: Jerry Lynn Williams, Marty Grebb
Well I just don't get it
Can't make the pieces fit
I might just as well forget it
But my heart won't let me quit

You say it's only a part of love
That's right
But I get a little worried sometimes
When I start to lose
Tired of holding it together
When I know I'm going to blow another fuse

[Chorus]
I'm at my breaking point
My breaking point
I'm at my breaking point
My breaking point

Well you're never gonna get it
If you don't get up and try
Try and spread those wings around me
Honey let me see you fly

You say it's only a part of love
That's right
But I get a little worried sometimes
When I start to lose
Tired of holding it together
When I know I'm going to blow another fuse

[Chorus]

Maybe someday you'll recover
I can see it in your eyes
One more thing that you'll discover
That you'll finally realize

Lead Me On

length: 5:52
producer: Russ Titelman
vocal: Eric Clapton, Cecil Womack and Linda Womack
mixer: Gary Wright and Russ Titelman
engineer: Jack Joseph-Puig, Dave O’Donnell, Dave Wittman and Steve "Barney" Chase
Rhodes piano: Richard Tee
bass: Nathan East
guitar: Eric Clapton
acoustic guitar: Cecil Womack
percussion: Carol Steele
synthesizer: Robbie Kilgore
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
drums (drum set): Steve Ferrone
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
writer: Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
Tell me anything you think I want to hear
Just to keep me standin' here
To secure your shaky fears

Tell me you love me, but in your heart you know you don't
So you lie 'cause you think I want
To make believe you love when you don't

Lead me on, lead me on
Lead me on, lead me on
I'll play along and along and along
Baby lead me on
Lead me on

Pretend it's rainin' when the tears flow from my eyes
And you're warm when you're cold as ice
And everything's gonna be alright

And it's a shame, little Johnny wears my name
And you know I'm not the one
Still you say he is my son

Chorus

And when I leave to go work for you
You cry you're lonely too
To make me feel your love is true


But in your dreams you slip and tell it all
I hear you calling out his name
You say you love him loud and plain


Chorus

Before You Accuse Me

length: 3:57
producer: Russ Titelman
piano: Richard Tee
vocal: Eric Clapton
mixer: Gary Wright and Russ Titelman
engineer: Dave O’Donnell, Dave Wittman, Jack Joseph-Puig and Steve "Barney" Chase
bass: Nathan East
guitar: Robert Cray and Eric Clapton
synthesizer: Robbie Kondor
drums (drum set): Jim Keltner
assistant mixer: Ben Fowler
assistant recording engineer: Ben Fowler
composer: Bo Diddley
lyricist: Bo Diddley
[Chorus]
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I've been spending my money on other women
You've been taking money from someone else

I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama 'bout three or four nights ago
Well your mother said "Son"
"Don't call my daughter no more"

[Chorus]

Come back home baby, try my love one more time
Come back home baby, try my love one more time
If I don't go on and quit you
I'm gonna lose my mind

[Chorus]