DISCOGRAPHY

38 Special
38 Special

Release Date: 1977

Label: Lemon Records

1. Long Time Gone
Lyrics

    Long Time Gone
    (all copyrights registered)

    Well I been gone a long time
    The time has passed us by
    And I know it won't be long 'till I get home
    I see your smilin' face, well I just can't erase
    All those good ol' happy days when we were 'lone.

    Well I'm comin' through the mountains
    On my way back home
    I see that snow fallin' on that good old mountain ground
    And I know it won't be long, I'm in your lovin' arms
    We'll live together and things 'll be better for you
    a' you and me, a' can't cha see?

    Woman, I been a long time gone
    To be a thousand miles from home
    I know I've done you wrong
    And I know it won't be long,
    I'm in your lovin' arms
    Woman, been a long, I been a long time gone.

    When I hit that mountain road
    I got five miles left to go.
    I smell that good old mountain air and old and pine trees
    And as she stood alone with a pretty white dress on,
    I felt that good old mountain air blowin' up a breeze.

    Woman, I been a long time gone
    To be a thousand miles from home
    I know I've done you wrong
    And I know it won't be long,
    I'm in your lovin' arms
    Woman, been a long, I been a long time gone.

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, Lyons, Van Zant

2. Fly Away
Lyrics

    Fly Away
    (all copyrights registered)

    a' When I wake up in the mornin'
    I look at the sky up ahead,
    and I wonder what it'd be like,
    To be there, yes to be there.

    Now I can tell you lots o' stories.
    I can tell you how it should be.
    But if you wanna find a good life,
    a' take it from me, yes take it from me.

    'Cause you gotta fly away like the blue bird.
    'Cause you gotta fly away to touch the sun.
    'Cause you gotta fly away come tomorrow.
    Can't cha' see? Lord, can't you see?

    Now I can't tell you how to live.
    I hope that you can understand.
    So when you're down you have to find a way,
    to be a man, yes to be a man.

    'Cause you gotta fly away like the blue bird.
    'Cause you gotta fly away to touch the sun.
    'Cause you gotta fly away come tomorrow.
    Can't you see? Lord, can't you see?
    Fly Away!

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, Van Zant

3. Around and Around
Lyrics

    Around And Around
    (all copyrights registered)

    They say the joint was rockin'
    a goin' 'round and round
    Yeah reelin' and a rockin'
    What a crazy sound
    But you never stopped rockin'
    Till the moon went down

    Though it sounds so sweet
    I hadda take me a chance
    I rose out of my seat
    I just had to dance
    Started movin' my feet
    Yeah clappin' my hands, Alright

    But you kept on rockin'
    Going 'Round and around
    Yeah reelin' and a rockin'
    What a crazy sound
    But you never stopped rockin'
    Till the moon went down

    I said Twelve o'clock
    I say the place as packed
    The front doors was locked
    I say the place was packed
    When the police knocked
    Both doors flew back

    Chorus twice

    ~Chuck Berry

4. Play A Simple Song
Lyrics

    Play A Simple Song
    (all copyrights registered)

    Oh my friend won't you tell me what to do?
    a'They don't seem to understand.
    I try so hard to make my music tell the truth.
    a'Can't you lend a helpin' hand?

    You gotta play a simple song for them.
    a'That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
    Won't you play a simple song for them?

    Well I think that the songs are doin' fine.
    Well I can tell what's on their mind.
    You lend a hand now I'm doin' all I can
    to help the people understand.

    You gotta play a simple song for them.
    That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
    Won't you play a simple song for them?
    Oh my Lord I'll try, I'll try and try again.

    You gotta play a simple song for them.
    That's the only thing they want to love and understand.
    Won't you play a simple song for them?

    ~Jeff Carlisi and Donnie Van Zant

5. Gypsy Belle
Lyrics

    Gypsy Belle
    (all copyrights registered)

    Well I got me a southern lady.
    She's my gypsy belle from Tennessee.
    She's got long dark hair and skinny legs.
    Lord she sets my spirit free.

    Well she knows I like that good ol' whiskey,
    and she knows what I'm lookin' for.
    She's the finest lookin' little lady.
    Well a man could never wish for more.

    Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
    She's my lady from Tennessee.
    And I know I'm always thinking of her.
    Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.

    Yes I know I ain't got much money,
    but she makes me feel rich at heart.
    Living with this kind o' lady
    make any man reach the top.

    Yes I know it ain't comin' easy
    Lord I ask "Who's to tell"?
    If I ever make a lot o' money,
    well I'd give it to my Gypsy Belle.

    Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
    She's my lady from Tennessee.
    And I know I'm always thinking of her.
    Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.

    Gypsy Belle you know I love her.
    She's my lady from Tennessee.
    And I know I'm always thinking of her.
    Gypsy Belle you're the one for me.

    ~Barnes, Carlisi, VanZant

6. Four Wheels
Lyrics

    Four Wheels
    (all copyrights registered)

    Here we come now...

    Don't you know that you ain't got
    the time to settle down.
    You say the road is the only home you know.
    Well that may be true and it's up to you
    to know what's right or wrong.
    You gotta let those four wheels roll.
    Let those four wheels roll.
    Let 'em roll now.

    The only time that you'll feel right
    is when you're on the road.
    Makin' time is the only thing you know.
    Well I hope that you can make it through
    this long lonely run.
    You gotta let those four wheels roll.
    Let those four wheels roll.

    Can't you see tomorrow is far, far away?
    You know and I know it's a long, long way.
    Just keep on rollin' and you'll be there someday.
    To run the golden road my friend that's the only way.

    Don't you know that you ain't got
    the time to settle down.
    You say the road is the only home you know.
    Well that may be true and it's up to you
    to know what's right or wrong.
    You gotta let those four wheels roll.
    Let those four wheels roll.
    Let 'em roll now.

    Yeah, oh let those four wheels roll.
    Let 'em roll.

    ~D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, D. VanZant

7. Tell Everybody
Lyrics

    Tell Everybody
    (all copyrights registered)

    Well every night when I come home,
    you just make me want to cry.
    There's no more feeling in your heart,
    I can tell by the look in your eyes.

    You sold my house, you wrecked my car,
    and you keep telling me lies.
    I'm gonna tell y'all the plain old truth
    and I hope it's help you in time.

    I'm gonna tell everybody
    make sure you got your woman's love.
    I'll tell everybody
    that a woman needs a man to love.

    Can't you see what you're doin' to me?
    Girl you got to change your ways.
    I can't stand this running around.
    Lord I got to find me a way.

    Oh dreams are dreams, and love is love,
    and that's the way that I feel.
    If I'm gonna find a woman to love,
    I gotta make her see what is real.

    I'm gonna tell everybody
    make sure you got your woman's love.
    I'll tell everybody
    that a woman needs a man to love.
    Yes she does.

    Now she's gone and I'm on my way
    to find me a better life.
    No more time to settle down,
    I just got to find out what it's like.
    Life is real and time is right
    for us to see how it is.
    If you're lookin' for a woman to love
    make sure she's yours and not his.
    I'm gonna tell everybody
    make sure you got your woman's love.
    I'll tell everybody
    that a woman needs a man to love.
    Yes she does.

    ~D. Barnes, D. VanZant

8. Just Hang On
Lyrics

    Just Hang On
    (all copyrights registered)

    When I was young
    back when life was fun,
    I recall the words my papa said.
    He said to be a man,
    you gotta try and understand,
    there's one thing that you must know.

    If you want to go far,
    well, set yourself a goal,
    and just hang on, just hang on.
    And if you do this my son,
    your gonna make it someday,
    Just hang on, my son.
    That's the only way.

    Well it wasn't long
    when I left daddy's home,
    all alone with no place to be.
    With a great surprise,
    it looked me straight in the eyes,
    a red guitar and the dreams of a star.

    If you want to go far,
    set yourself a goal,
    and just hang on, just hang on.
    And if you do this my son,
    you're gonna make it someday,
    just hang on, my son.
    That's the only way.
    That's the only way.
    You'll be a star some day.
    I say, Lord, let me hear you play.
    Play on...

    ~D. Barnes, J. Carlisi, D. VanZant

9. I Just Wanna Rock & Roll
Lyrics

    I Just Wanna Rock & Roll
    (all copyrights registered)

    Oh well, I think the time is comin' to
    show you what we got.
    You got to let your feelings move,
    you know you got to feel it from your heart.
    And if ya' think that you can do this,
    I'm gonna show you how tonight.
    How this good old rockin' music
    will make you feel alive.

    Oh 'cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
    I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
    'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.

    Oh can't you see what music's givin'?
    It will show you the way.
    Now how to let your troubles leave you,
    don't think about your troubles today.
    And if ya' listen to the music
    you will feel what I'm tryin' to say.
    Oh how this good old rockin' music will
    make you see the way.

    Oh 'cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
    I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
    'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.

    Well I just want to tell you people
    what you need to do.
    Blow away your troubled life,
    this song's for you. Yeah, you!

    Because I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
    I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
    'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.
    You got to rock and roll.

    'Cause I just wanna rock 'n' roll.
    I'm just tryin' to ease your soul.
    'Cause I know you want to rock 'n' roll.
    Just wanna rock and roll!

    ~Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, and Donnie Van Zant