Who Sang Pick Up the Tempo? Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

Release information
length: 2:31
composer: Willie Nelson
lyricist: Willie Nelson
Some people are saying that time
Will take care of people like me
That I'm living too fast
And they say I can't last much longer.

But little they see
That their thoughts of me is my saviour
And little they know
I might live forever.

So pick up the tempo just a little
And take it on home
The singer ain't singin'
And the drummer's been draggin' too long.

Time'll take care of itself
So just leave time alone
And pick up the tempo just a little
And take it on home.

I'm wild and I'm mean
I'm creatin' a scene I'm goin' crazy
I'm good and I'm bad
And I'm happy and sad and I'm lazy.

I'm quiet and I'm loud
And I'm gatherin' a crowd and I like gravy
About half off the wall
But I learned it all in the Navy.

So pick up the tempo just a little
And take it on home
The singer ain't singin'
And the drummer's been draggin' too long.

Time'll take care of itself
So just leave time alone
And pick up the tempo just a little
And take it on home.

Yeah, pick up the tempo just a little
And take it on home.

Tracklist
  • 1 Funny How Time Slips Away
  • 2 Healing Hands of Time
  • 3 Once More With Feeling
  • 4 You Ought to Hear Me Cry
  • 5 One in a Row
  • 6 She's Not for You
  • 7 Yesterday's Wine
  • 8 Pretty Paper
  • 9 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
  • 10 It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  • 11 One Day at a Time
  • 12 My Own Peculiar Way
  • 13 December Day
  • 14 Night Life
  • 15 Are You Sure
  • 16 Wake Me When It's Over
  • 17 Bring Me Sunshine
  • 1 The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  • 2 A Couple More Years
  • 3 Within Your Crowd
  • 4 Blackjack Country Chain
  • 5 Darkness on the Face of the Earth
  • 6 Pick Up the Tempo
  • 7 Laying My Burdens Down
  • 8 Mountain Dew
  • 9 What Can You Do to Me Now
  • 10 To Make a Long Story Short (She's Gone)
  • 11 Hello Walls
  • 12 Write Your Own Songs
  • 13 It Should Be Easier Now
  • 14 So Much to Do
  • 15 Some Other World
  • 16 Waltz Across Texas
  • 17 Will You Remember
  • 1 Good Hearted Woman
  • 2 If You Can Touxh Her at All
  • 3 Sweet Memories
  • 4 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 5 Me and Paul
  • 6 Fire and Rain
  • 7 Shes Still Gone
  • 8 Little Things
  • 9 Mr. Record Man
  • 10 I'm a Memory
  • 11 San Antonio Rose
  • 12 Family Bible
  • 13 Don't Cuss the Fille
  • 14 Goin' Home
  • 15 Phases & Stages, Circle, Cycles & Scenes
  • 16 Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys