Back Door Slam Lyrics - Robert Cray

Robert Cray Time Will Tell cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-7-1
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Blues Rock
length: 4:40
I was born in the back seat
Of a travellin' hurricane
I came up in the back streets
The city with no name
I was raised on trouble
Rock when I should roll
I never could control it
And I can't be controlled

I am what I am
I am the back door slam

When I walk down the streets
The streetlights go out
When I drive through your town
The dogs start to howl
I stand in the shadows
Sparks are in my hair
When I open up my mouth
My voice fills the air

I am what I am
I am the back door slam

People say
I'm charming
People say
I'm alarming
People can feel
The disturbance around me
I don't care what they say they see

I'm the dust in your broom
Hundred proof everclear
I'm the crack in your ceiling
Thump you think you hear
I'm a 3am phone call
Tank of gasoline
I'm a siren stopping
At the end of your street

I am what I am
I am the back door slam

People say
Strange
People say
I'm dangerous
People can feel
That a deal was struck
Save my soul and
Make my own luck

I was born in the city
A city with no shame
And when I play guitar
They all know my name

I am what I am
I am the back door slam
I am what I am
I am the back door slam

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Survivor
  • 2 Up in the Sky
  • 3 Back Door Slam
  • 4 I Didn’t Know
  • 5 Your Pal
  • 6 Lotta Lovin’
  • 7 What You Need (Good Man)
  • 8 Spare Some Love?
  • 9 Distant Shore
  • 10 Time Makes Two