Who Sang The Old Songs? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples Time Waits For No One cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Electronic Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing/House/Downtempo/Disco
length: 5:02
Turn the radio on
They're playing the old songs
Backtrack along with me
Through those old sweet melodies
Turn the radio on
They're playing the old songs
How they bring back memories
Of the way love used 2 be

It was all so simple then
Slow dancing there in the den
2 the tune "Blowing In The Wind"
Scanning through The Hit Parade
Hanging out at the record shop
Learning how 2 do the cha-cha-cha
Back when Sam Cooke was hot
Twisting the night away (away)


Oh, I wish they'd play "My Girl"
"Twist And Shout" and "The Duke Of Earl"
James Brown: "It's A Man's World"
"Love Makes The World Go Round"
Oh, I wanna hear "Yesterday"
"Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay"
The old songs have a special place
Oh, how sweet the sound


Mm hmm

If I could catch a ride, I'd go back in time
2 that very first day when I realized that U were mine
The old songs have a way of bringing back 2 mind
The love we shared, the joys and smiles we left behind

CHORUS {x2} {fade out}

CD 1
  • 1 Interesting
  • 2 20th Century Express
  • 3 Come Home
  • 4 Jaguar
  • 5 Train
  • 6 The Old Songs
  • 7 I Guess I'm Crasy
  • 8 Time Waits For No One

  • Release information
    label: Paisley Park
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992579827