Plan B (2001)

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WE'RE NOT HERE FOR A LONG TIME (WE’RE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME)

(J. Colla/C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

There’s a party down on the corner
Do you want to go?
They got rhythm, a little blues
And a whole lot of soul
I don’t care what you’ve got to say
You’re comin’ with me anyway
We’re not here for a long time
We’re here for a good time

I know it’s hard makin’ a living every day
I know how hard you’ve been workin’
But now it’s time to play
Tell that wolf waitin’ at your door
He’ll just have to wait some more
We’re not here for a long time
We’re here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
It might just come to pass
Ain’t no use in pretending
Tonight could be the last

Tell the mailman to hold the mail
Get ready to wag your tail
We’re not here for a long time
We’re here for a good time

Some say the world is ending
Who knows if it’s true?
Ain’t no use in pretending
There’s not much we can do

Leave a message for those who call
We’re out havin’ us a ball
We’re not here for a long time
We’re here for a good time

 
Lyrics

1. We're Not Here For a Long Time (We're Here For a Good Time)
Plan B  

MY OTHER WOMAN

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

I love my wife
I love my honey
I gave them both everything I had
Like lots of love
And lots of money
Can a little devotion be too much to ask?

I should have seen it coming
Man, you know it’s always something
I’d give a month of Sundays to see her again
Believe me when I tell you

I know it’s hard
It’s never easy
It’s like an illness in the family
So I’m taking the news the best that I can
My other woman’s got another man

I was the man
Rich and good lookin’
Ask anybody in the neighborhood
Then she cut out
Now nothin’s cookin’
All of a sudden I don’t look so good

I went to have my head examined
Doctor, what you got for depression?
He pulled me aside and said
“Son, you better get you
Another other woman”

I now it’s hard
No it ain’t easy
You got a problem in your family
So I’m carrying on the best that I can
My other woman’s got another man

Now every day
I feel like cryin’
It’s like a part of us has gone away
But I’ll be strong
Pick up the pieces
I’ll find the strength to face another day
Yes, I’m carrying on the best that I can
My other woman’s got another man

 
Lyrics

2. My Other Woman
Plan B  

I AIN’T PERFECT

(B. Gibson/H. Lewis)

I was gone
I admit it
But baby,so were you
And I was wrong
Sometimes, baby, so are you
I might be less than ideal
But baby you know I’m for real
I ain’t perfect
Not even close

You got angry
Yes you did
You said I wasn’t home
But you’re pretending
You know as well as I
That I was alone
Baby I heard what you said
And maybe I don’t use my head
But honey I am what I am
Try to understand
My heart’s in your hand

Chorus:
I ain’t perfect
But I’m perfect for you
I ain’t perfect
But I’m perfect for you

People talking
I hear them talking
Saying I don’t care
But don’t you believe them
Cause only fools believe
Everything they hear
And if I don’t do all I should
That don’t mean I’m no good
Cause honey, I am what I am
Try to understand
My heart’s in your hand

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

3. I Ain't Perfect
Plan B  

WHEN I WRITE THE BOOK

(B. Bremner/D. Edmunds/N. Lowe)

Now I can remember
Like it was only yesterday
Love was young and foolish
Like a little child at play
But oh how lovers change
I never dreamed how easily
Cause now I’m just a shadow
Of the boy I used to be

And when I write the book about my love
It will be about a man who was torn in half
About his hopes and ambitions wasted through the years
The pain will be written on every page in tears
When I write the book about my love

I was a fool to myself
When I kept on runnin’ around
And I fared little better
When I tried settlin’ down
Maybe some magic moment
I’ve never known one, not for long
For all too soon the magic
Was in a moment gone

And when I write the book about my love
It’ll be a heartbreaking story about love and luck
When I get down on the pages all I felt
It will make the hardest-hearted of critics’ hearts melt
When I write the book about my love

When I was young love was fun
And I was so happy
I looked so good
And I dressed so snappy
Two-tone shoes on my feet
Big old smile on my face
As I moved and grooved
All over the place
Now I’m down in the heels
My complexion is bad
Cause my love life is sadder than sad

And when I write the book about my love
It’ll be a pop publication, tougher than tough
When I get down on the pages all I missed
It will shoot to the top of the best-sellers list
When I write the book about my love

 
Lyrics

4. When I Write The Book
Plan B  

I’M NOT IN LOVE YET

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis)

It hasn’t been long
But it hasn’t been bad
And you may be the very best thing
I’ve ever had
But you want to know
Cause you’re making plans
Well I’ll make you a promise I’ll keep
I’ll do the best that I can

Chorus:
I’m not in love yet
But I’m workin’ on it
It might take some time
It ain’t easy to do
If it’s gonna be true
I’m not in love yet
Oh but I’m workin’ on it

There you go again
Tryin’ to pin me down
Isn’t it enough for me to say
I love having you around
Why do we always have to
Talk about the way that we feel
Baby, all the conversation in the world
Won’t make it more real

(Chorus)

I hear you when you say
You need some kind of proof
Well it may not be what you want to hear
But I’m telling you the truth
Why do we always have to
Wonder what the future will bring
Baby all I know is how I feel now
But time can change everything

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

5. I'm Not In Love Yet
Plan B  

THANK YOU #19

(S. Hopper/H. Lewis)

I want to tell you
Cause it’s true
I want to tell you in a way
That sounds new
It’s so old-fashioned
But that’s the way I feel for you

I’d heard the music of Marvin Gaye
But I finally understood it today
I heard the record
Like I never had before
And I just want to say

Chorus:
Thank you
Thank you baby
For everything you do
Thank you baby
For all the things that you do

Your love and kindness
Are heaven sent
Now I know exactly
What the man meant
When he said “Thank you
For lettin’ me be myself”

And now I know
Without a doubt
Just what Sam & Dave
Were talking about
You didn’t have to
But you did just what you did
And I gotta say

(Chorus)

You’ve heard the title
A thousand times
Same old message
But I’m makin’ it mine
Cause I’m so thankful
That you came into my life
And I just gotta

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

6. Thank You #19
Plan B  

PLAN B

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

Wasn’t forever the word you used?
Always together we can’t lose
Picture the minister, bells and lace
And all of the relatives in one place
And then right in the middle of the party
You want to change your mind
Well it’s time for me to face up to reality
Plan B

I should have known better, a girl so fine
They tell me it happens all the time
Nothing but trouble tip to toe
And tons of attention everywhere you go
Well, you’re the kind of girl that
Makes a little dog break a big chain
There’s only one option that’s left for me
Plan B

I guess it was too good to be true
All that devotion and attitude
But you found somebody you had missed
And that was the one thing that you can’t resist
So you tell me that you love me
Then you kick me out in the street
Well, it’s time for me to face up to reality
Plan B

 
Lyrics

7. Plan B
Plan B  

THE RHYTHM RANCH

(J. Colla/H. Lewis)

We know a place with a real big beat
A destination soul retreat
A musical cure for your day-to-day stress
It’s a dream vacation way out West
Yeah, it’s a soulful scene if you know what I mean

Chorus:
Come on down, take a chance
Get you a room at the rhythm ranch
Ride your pony, let’s dance
Uh-huh, baby, that’s the rhythm ranch

They got killer music everywhere
To help you deal with the pain out there
I think you’ll see that it’s money well spent
More than a dozen grooves for rent
And they got all the blues and views you can use

(Chorus)

Chicken dumplings and big bands
Tuning it up at the rhythm ranch
Saxophones and romance
Uh-huh, baby, that’s the rhythm ranch

The funkiest place you have ever seen
And you won’t find it in a magazine
They got four-star service in 4/4 time
And sweet soul music to ease your mind
Yeah, it’s a real good deal with tons of feel

(Chorus)

Chicken dumplings and big bands
Tuning it up at the rhythm ranch
Saxophones and romance
Uh-huh, baby, that’s the rhythm ranch

 
Lyrics

8. The Rhythm Ranch
Plan B  

LET HER GO AND START OVER

(M. Duke)

Trapped in a love for years
And now I think I’ve found the real thing
And when I think about your tears
And all the joy that true love can bring
What can I do?
I gotta find a way to tell you
What can I say?
Cause I don’t want to break your heart

Chorus:
Let her go and start over
There ain’t nothing that I can do
Let her go and start over
Baby, it’s up to you
Let her go and start over
There ain’t nothing that you can say
Let her go and start over

How can I tell you, baby
After all the good times we’ve seen
I know I gotta leave but maybe
You think I’m trying to be mean
What can I do?
Now I know I love another?
What can I say?
It hurts you when I say I love her
What can I do to be fair to me
To be fair to you
My friends tell me

(Chorus)

What can I do?
I gotta find a way to tell you
What can I say?
Cause I don’t want to break your heart that way
What can I do to be fair to me
To be fair to you
My friends tell me

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

9. Let Her Go And Start Over
Plan B  

I NEVER THINK ABOUT YOU

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis/J. Pierce)

When I wake up in the morning
Same old time
Believe it or not baby
You’re the last thing on my mind
I might miss the conversation
There was nothin’ left to say
Staring at the ceiling
You just can’t live your life that way

Chorus:
Now I’m living by myself
Without a care in the world
I never think about you
And I’m happy as I’ve ever been
Well, I pretend I am
I never think about you

I don’t remember
You know I don’t care
I don’t even remember
The color of your hair
I used to think I loved you
It was just a fantasy
I quit pretending
You mean anything to me

(Chorus)

I don’t remember how many times I’ve cried
Looking for reasons that we said goodbye

(Chorus)

 
Lyrics

10. I Never Think About You
Plan B  

SO LITTLE KINDNESS

(C. Hayes/H. Lewis/R. Sudduth)

I can’t believe it after so long
How can the memories really be gone
Now I don’t deny it’s over
But why must you be so cold
I can’t believe it

So little kindness
Yeah baby that’s too bad

I saw you this evening out on the town
You went outta your way just to put me down
Now why got this chip on your shoulder
When I don’t even love you no more
I can’t beleive it

So little kindness
Baby it’s sad
Cause we can’t even talk about anything
After what we once had had
So little kindness
Baby that’s too bad
So sad, so sad

Don’t worry baby
I’m not gonna stand in your way
Now that it’s gone
Our love is strong
No matter what you say

So little kindness
You’re so blind
That you can’t even recognize a real thing
When it was yours and mine
So little kindness
After all this time

So little kindness
Baby it’s sad
Cause we can’t even talk the little things
After the love we had
So little kindness

 
Lyrics

11. So Little Kindness
Plan B  

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