Praise & Blame Album

Artist(s): Tom Jones

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Tom Jones Praise & Blame Cover Art

Tracklist

What Good Am I?

length: 3:51

What good am I, if I'm like all the rest
If I just turn away, when I see how you're dressed
If I shut myself off, so I can't hear you cry
What good am I?

What good am I, if I know and don't do
If I see and don't say, if I look straight through you
If I turn a deaf ear, to the thundering sky
What good am I?

What good am I, while you softly weep
And I hear in my head, what you say in your sleep
And I freeze in the moment, like the rest who don't try
What good am I?
What good am I?

What good am I then, to the others and me
If I've had every chance, and yet still fail to see
With my hands tied must I, not wonder within
Who tied them and why, and where must I have been?

What good am I if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face, of what sorrow brings
And I just turn my back, while you silently die
What good am I?
What good am I?
What good am I?

Lord Help

length: 3:42
Lord help the sinner man
In this land
Oh Lord help send a man
In this land

When we all die together
And we face the rising sun
Oh my Lord, oh my lord

Lord Help the Poor and needy
In this land
Oh Lord Help the Poor and needy
In this land

When we all rise together
And we face the rising sun
Oh Lord, help, my Lord

Lord help the human race
Lord help human race
Cause we all die together
And we face the morning sun
Oh Lord, help

Lord help the motherless children
In this land
Oh Lord help the motherless children
In this land

Cause we all die together
And we face the rising sun
Oh Lord, help, Lord

Did Trouble Me

length: 4:16
When I close my eyes, so I would not see,
My Lord did trouble me.
When I let things stand that should not be,
My Lord did trouble me.

Did trouble me,
With a word or a sign,
With a ring of a bell in the back of my mind.
Did trouble me,
Did stir my soul,
For to make me human, to make me whole.

When I slept too long and I slept too deep,
Put a worrisome vision into my sleep.
When I held myself away and apart,
And the tears of my brother didn't move my heart.

Did trouble me,
With a word and a sign,
With a ringing of a bell in the back of my mind.
Did trouble me,
Did stir my soul
For to make me human, to make me whole.

And of this I'm sure, of this I know:
My Lord will trouble me.
Whatever I do, wherever I go,
My Lord will trouble me.

In the whisper of the wind, in the rhythm of a song
My Lord will trouble me.
To keep me on the path where I belong,
My Lord will trouble me.

Will trouble me,
With a word or a sign,
With the ringing of a bell in the back of my mind.
Will trouble me,
Will stir my soul,
For to make me human, to make me whole.

To make me human, to make me whole.

Strange Things

length: 3:01
Oh, we heard church people say
They are in the holy way
There are strange things happening everyday

Oh, the last man judgment day
When they drive him all away
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

If you want to view the climb
You must learn to quit your lyin'
There are strange things happening everyday

If you heal right through the lies
You can live right all the ties
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

Jesus is the holy light
Turning darkness into light
There are strange things happening everyday

He gave the blind man sight
When he pressed Him with all his might
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

Everyday
(Everyday)
Everyday
(Everyday)
There are strange things happening everyday

Burning Hell

length: 3:27
writer: John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman
I'm going down
To the church house
Get down
On a bended knee
Deacon Jones
Pray for me
Deacon Jones please pray for me

Maybe there ain't no heaven
Maybe there ain't no hell
Maybe there ain't no heaven
No burning hell
No

I'm going down to the cross roads
With no devil
Well I'll make a deal
I'm going down to the cross roads
With no devil
Well I'll make a deal

No
Hey

Maybe there ain't no heaven
Maybe there ain't no hell
Maybe there ain't no heaven
No burning hell
No

When I die
Where will I go?
When I die
Where will I go?

Somebody tell me
Somebody tell me
Somebody please tell me
Where will I go?

Maybe there ain't no heaven
Maybe there ain't no hell
Maybe there ain't no heaven
No burning hell
No

Maybe there ain't no heaven
Maybe there ain't no hell
Maybe there ain't no heaven
No burning hell
No

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, yeah, hey, hey

If I Give My Soul

length: 3:31
Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I'm standing
With a heavy heart, and my hat clutched in my hand
Such a foolish man, God ain't known no greater sinner
I have come in search of Jesus, hoping he will understand

I had a woman once, she was kind and she was gentle
Had a child by me, who grew up to be a man
I had a steady job, 'til I started into drinking
Started playing music travelin' with the devil's band

Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind
It's a lonesome life, when you lose the ones you live for
If I make my peace with Jesus will they take me back again

If I give my soul, will He stop my hands from shaking
If I give my soul, will my son love me again
If I give my soul, and she knows I really mean it
If I give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again

If I give my soul, will He clean these clothes I'm wearing
If I give my soul, will He put new boots on my feet
If I bow my head, and beg God for His forgiveness
Will he breathe new breath within me, and bring her back to me

Don't Knock

length: 2:17
You don't knock, ring, punch a hole
The door's wide open waitin' for your soul
You don't knock just walk on in

I've walked life's winding road
'Cause I'm tryin' to bear the load
And I traveled both night and day
So tired I could hardly pray
Jesus, my light and guide
Is ever on my side.
I'm just a waitin' and a knockin' in the heaven
With fire

You don't knock
(You don't knock you just walk on in)
The door
(The door into heaven's inn)
There's love
(There's love and joy for you
To share
(To share the whole day through)
And I know
(I know my friends are there)
To rest
(To rest in heaven's nest)
You don't knock, ring, punch a hole
The door's wide open waitin' for your soul
You don't knock just walk on in

I'll have no need to fear (Oh, yeah!)
He is ever near (Oh, yeah!)
He knows my work was true (Oh, yeah!)
So glad the day is through (Yeah!)
Well it wasn't for me to say (Oh, yeah!)
I didn't think I'd make my way (Oh,Yeah!)
So, I'm a-walkin', not a-knockin', to heaven with pride

You don't knock
(You don't knock you just walk on in)
The door
(The door into heaven's inn)
There's love
(There's love and joy for you
To share
(To share the whole day through)
And I know
(I know my friends are there)
To rest
(To rest in heaven's nest)
You don't knock, ring, punch a hole
The door's wide open waitin' for your soul
You don't knock just walk on in

Nobody's Fault but Mine

length: 3:41
Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I die and my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

My sister taught me how to read
My sister taught me how to read
If I die, and my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

I got a bible in my home
I got a bible in my home
If I don't read, my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I die, and my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

I got good lovin' in my home
I've got good love in my home
If I leave that love behind
Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine
Nobody's fault but mine
If I die, and my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

My mother taught me how to pray
My mother taught me how to pray
If I die, and my soul be lost
Nobody's fault but mine

Mmm, mmm
Nobody's fault but mine

Didn't It Rain

length: 3:19
Didn't it rain children, talk about rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't, Didn't, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

Didn't it rain children, talk about rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

Rain, rain, oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

When you read in the Good Book you'll understand
Why Noah lived as a righteous man
The Lord called Noah and gave him a plan
Said: "Build me an ark at my command"
Just listen how it's raining, all day, all night
Water rising in the east, water rising in the west
Men groaning in the north, some moaning in the south
All day, all night oh oh oh oooo
Just listen how it's raining all day all night

Didn't it rain, talk about rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

Rain, rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

Then the Lord told Noah take 'em two by two
The ox and the fox an the kangaroo
The wicked man if he don't repent
Leave 'em there until my judgment

Just listen how it's raining all day all night
Water rising in the east, water rising in the west
Men groaning in the north, men moaning in the south
All day all night, well well well well well well well well
Let me hear you groan some tune
Let me hear you moan some children
All day, all night,
Water rising in the east, water rising in the west
Men groaning in the north, some moaning in the south
All day, all night
Didn't it rain, talk about rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain

Rain, rain oh my Lord
Didn't it, Didn't it, Didn't it, oh my Lord Didn't it rain.

Ain't No Grave

length: 3:09
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
When I hear the trumpet sound
Gonna get up outta this ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

Go down yonder Gabriel
Put your foot on the land and sea
Ah Gabrial don't you blow your horn
Until you hear from me

I look way over yonder
What do you think I see
I see a band of angels comin' after me
And then I look way down the river
I saw the people dressed in white
I knew it was God's people
'Cause I saw them doing right

Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
When I hear the trumpet sound
I'm gonna get up outta this ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

I'm going down to the river Jordan
Gonna bury my knees in the sand
Hollar ah Suzanna,
'Til I reach that promise land

When I look way over yonder
What do you think I see
I see a band of angles,
And they comin' after me

So meet me King Jesus, meet me
Oh won't you meet me in the middle of the air
If these wings should carry me
I wouldn't need another pair

Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down
When I hear the trumpet sound
I'm gonna get up outta this ground
Ain't no grave gonna hold my body down

Run On

length: 3:59
Well, you may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down

Go tell that long-tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell 'em God Almighty's gonna cut 'em down
Good God Almighty will cut you down

Well stop, God Almighty, let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I been down on bended knees
Talkin' to the Man from Galilee

My God spoke and He spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of angels' feet
Put one hand upon my head
Great God Almighty, let me tell you what He said

He said to tell that long-tongued liar
Tell that midnight rider
The gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell 'em God Almighty's gonna cut 'em down
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down

Well, you may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you, God Almighty's gonna cut you down
Good God Almighty will cut you down

You may throw a rock, hide your hand
Workin' in the dark 'gainst your fellow man
Be sure as God made day and night
What you do in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run and hide, slip and slide
Try to take the mote from your neighbor's eyes
Be sure as God made the rich or poor
You gonna reap just what you sow

Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you, God Almighty's gonna cut you down
My Almighty will cut you down

You better tell that long-tongued liar
Tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell 'em God Almighty's gonna cut 'em down
I said God Almighty will cut them down

Some people go to church just to signify
Or try to make a date with the neighbor's wife
But brother, let me tell you sure as you're born
You better leave that woman alone

One of these days, you mark my words
You'll think your brother is gone to work
You sneak up and knock on his door
Look out, brother, you'll knock no more

Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Good God Almighty will cut you down
My God Almighty will cut you down

Tell that long-tongued liar
Tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell 'em God Almighty's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em God Almighty will cut 'em down
Good God Almighty will cut 'em down
My God Almighty will cut 'em down