Nikki James

I Got The Blues

Nikki James (C) 2013

It’s 3:00 in the mornin‘ Yeah I sit and wait

Twenty days out of thirty, baby’s been home late

Yeah I’m sittin’ here lonely and you ain’t even left me yet

But you been… shinin’ up your walkin’ shoes

Oh! & baby I Got The Blues

Dirty socks in the corner, dishes in the sink

Didn’t think I would miss it all, but I didn’t think

Yeah I’m sittin’ here cryin’ and you ain’t even left me yet

You been shinin’ up your walkin’ shoes

Oh! & baby I Got The Blues

Oh yeah your grease in the carpet, didn’t take off your shoes

All your trash in the hallway…yeah the  Detroit News

Yeah I’m sittin’ here lonely’ and  you ain’t even left me yet

But you been shinin’ up your walkin’ shoes

Oh! & baby I Got The Blues

Say you can’t live with um, without um just the same

But I feel like I’m dying and you leavin’ me‘s to blame

Yeah I’m sittin’ hear dyin’ babe and you ain’t even left me yet

But you been shinin’ up your walkin’ shoes

Oh! & Baby I Got The Blues!

 

I’m Your Child

Nikki James copyright 2015

Forgive me Lord for I have sinned,

over and over and over again.

Bless me Lord for I can change,

although temptation remain the same

I‘m Your child, for sure child 

Forgive my friends that don’t believe.

Think You got sum’n up Your sleeve

Bless them twice today sweet Lord,

Real bad sinners bless them more

I‘m Your child, for sure child

How will Lucinda get right with GOD?

 Obey the word He’ll spare you the

The Lord gives me the highest five’s

& all his love & peace no jive

I‘m Your child, for sure child 

   So I got me a band called Holy Funk,

rebuke that jive and all that junk

 Faith in the Lord each given day,

 pray one day we’ll be on our way

I‘m Your child, for sure child 

 

Over the Jam~ SCAT

Love You Long (As Long As I Got Ink On)

You find no fault in me Mr. Although I do you so wrong

See only good in me Mr. although I’ve done so wrong

I’m gonna give you back all that sweet love, I’m gonna love you long.

They say never say forever, to the one you love.

 Never say forever to the one you love.

I’m a superstitious woman, I’ll just say I’ll love you long

I’ll love you good Mr. Love you right Mr.

From the moment my eyes open, till deep in the darkest night

I’m gonna love you long…I’m gonna love you long.

Baby, long as I got ink on… oh love you long!

 No need to be concerned~ bout my first love or any in betweens

Don’t worry baby, bout my first love or in betweens

You’re the last one baby and I do believe that means…

I’ll love you good Mr., Love you right Mr.

From the moment my eyes open till deep in the darkest night

I’m gonna love you long …yeah…I’m gonna love you long

Love you long long long long long…love you long

They say never say forever to the one you love

Never say forever to the one you love

I’m a superstitious woman, I’ll just say I’ll love you long

I’ll love you good Mr. love you right Mr.

 From the moment my eyes open till deep in the darkest night

I’m gonna love you long,  I’m gonna love you long.

Baby long as I got ink on…Oh! love you long

Come on!

Just When You Think

Just when you think you got it all figured out

Just when you think, you know what your talking about

Just when you think you got it really goin on

Ah! Trip of the tongue

Just when you think you got it all in the sack

Just when you think, your man’s watchin’ your back

You turn around girl-friend,

It ain’t you he’s lookin at

Just when you think you got it made in the shade

Oooo Just when you think, you’re really gettin paid

You find out in the end

You were only bein’ played

Just when you think you got it all figured out

Just when you think, you know what your talking about

Just when you think you got it really goin on

Ah! Trip of the tongue

YEAH!!! Just when you think you got it all in the sack

Just when you think, your man’s watchin’ your back

You turn around girl-friend,

It ain’t you he’s lookin at oh no!!

 

I Don’t Want to Leave you

Call me crazy, call me a fool

Say I’d be a lost and lonely woman, if I never had you

Please… don’t’ say it again

I don’t wanna leave you

Say I’m lazy, tell me I look tired

But I’m the same lovin’ woman, a little older but I work real hard

Please …don’t say it again

I don’t wanna leave you

Say I’m cold, tell me I don’t understand

For years I been your woman, you got my heart in your hand

Baby please don’t say it again

I don’t wanna leave you

Call me crazy, call me a fool

Say I’d be a lost and lonely woman oh, if I never had you

But I’ll never have to hear it again! Cause I’m leavin!!

But please don’t say it again

I don’t wanna leave you

I don’t wanna leave

I don’t wanna leave you….

 

Mama’s Boogie

Papa never had no time for workin’

yeah day to day Lord somehow we’d get by

In a two room shack between the railroad track &

 river We lived our lives a tight family of five.

Mama never had no time for cookin,

unless of course another man was lookin

Then she’d rattle those pots and pans and up came din din

I don’t think she found PaPa too interesting’

Mama got tired of lookin’ at that ol’ fool

& late night mama went to boogie school

Mama Learned to boogie …Mama learned to boogie…

Yeah! Mama learned to boogie all night long

Mama longed to feel just like a movie star

She wanted high heal shoes red dress and diamond ring

She was tired of waitin hand and foot on Papa yeah..

She wanted dance romance and pretty things

Papa was trippin up on the golden rule

& late night mama went to boogie school

Mama learned to boogie, Mama learned to boogie

Mama learned to Boogie all night long

 It’s 4 o:clock in the morning where is mama?

Since she been gone Lord things just ain’t the same

Well she took that two man boat on down the river

And mama hopped aboard, aboard that boogie train

2 3 4

Mama learned to boogie Mama Learned to Boogie

Mama learned to boogie all night long

Do the mama boogie Do the mama boogie

M Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma

  Come on boogie ! Boogie all night long!! Boogie Jam!!!

 

Still Burn  (Motor City Race Fires)

Nikki James Copyright 2015

It was 1967 Daddy said what he wanna.

To a tall black man owned a liquor store on the corner.

Ah! white flight from our picket fence was no need for ignorance…

 went away to come home…. Our house was a parking zone.

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn, still burn

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn

It was 1977 boy said what he wanna.

To another child going to school not far from the corner.

Ah Black & white come to fight, nobody told them “that ain’t right!”

Skippin school, mamas fools. Gone next now our hearts pay.

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn, still burn

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn

It was 1987 Gramma said what she wanna,`

when I looked at a fine black boy down on the corner.

“Now young child that’s a sin, don’t go doin that again

Stick with your own kind she’d say or you’ll find trouble sure someday.”

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn, still burn

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn

It was 1997 woman said what she wanna.

When my girl and I went to a dance club down at the corner.

She said “ I hate white women you can’t sit here“.

My girls cocoa face turned red & “God Bless you” was all she said.

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn, still burn

Motor City race fires, Motor City race fires still burn

Oh! The Year was 2007 people said what they wanna …

Still Burn repea

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Walk On Mama

Nikki James Copyright 2013

Had a welfare daddy since the time that I could talk!

Lived in a chicken coupe yeah that’s when my mama walked.

She walked from town to town, mama cried I knew she missed

Daddy somewhere deep down inside but kept walkin.

Mama kept walkin,

say walk on mama

oh mama walk  on,

you got to walk on mama walk on mama walk on.

He didn’t want for nothin’ had a heart made out of stone

She said I love you Papa! He said woman leave me alone

Twenty miles in the woods in a run down shack

He never thought she’s leave but she never looked back she kept walkin…

Mama kept walkin,

say walk on mama

oh mama walk on,

you got to walk on mama, walk on mama walk on.

Daddy treated her cold, oh…since I remember when

They made love three times… you know they had three kids

Mama got on her knees she begged Daddy please

She was dieing from su’m called the hurtin’ disease but kept walkin

Mama kept walkin,

say walk on mama

oh mama walk on,

you got to walk on mama walk on mama walk on. 

I Found Love

 

It’s funny how you look at me, lovin on your mind

Same think I’m think yeah, your thinkin every time

Hold me close & tell me I’m all your dreamin for

Well I’m dreamin all the same things and all I want is more

Cause I Found Love, Baby I Found Love, I Found Love, I Found Love

Tell me that I’m special say oh it’s been so real

Well De Ja Vu Daddy that’s exactly how I feel

Say your talkin true and we’re forever more

That’s a lifetime to give ya baby all I got in store

Cause I Found Love. I found Love, I found love, I found Love

Won’t tire of your sweetness won’t tire of your eyes

Won’t tire of your kisses and your sleepy sexy sighs

Won’t tire of your hand in mine your clever conversation

And I’m here to thank the Lord for my sweet salvation

I found Love. I found love, I found Love, I found Love

It’s funny how you look at me lovin on your mind

Same thing I’m thinkin yeah, your thinkin every time

Hold me close and tell me I’m all your dreamin for

Well I’m dreamin all the same things now and all I want is more

(bridge) I found love,  Ah Give me some love

Get down with that love ….I found love…whooo!

Won’t tire of your sweetness won’t tire of your eyes

Won’t tire of your kisses and your sleepy sexy sighs

Won’t tire of your hand in mine your clever conversation

And I’m here to thank the Lord for my sweet salvation

I found love repeat & fade

You’re A Dreamer

 

Nikki James 2015 ©

You been hopin’ yeah you been wishin’

You been looking down deep in your crystal ball

But you been missin’

You’re a dreamer, just a dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

You’re a dreamer, yeah pyramid schemer

You been in - out, up - down, flailin’ around

with no reason’

Your a dreamer just a Dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

You like voodoo, yeah hocus pocus

But when your number came up the 8 ball

Baby you lost focus

You’re a dreamer just a dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

You been hopin’ yeah you been wishin’

You been looking down deep in your crystal ball

But you been missin’

You’re a Dreamer, just a dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

You’re a Dreamer, just a dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

                                                                                                                         You’re a Dreamer, just a dreamer, baby you’re a dreamer

 

Please Don’t Walk Away

So many open roads behind you.,

Drivin’ crazy all night to find you

Oh when your in my arms,

nothin’ can harm me now

Please don’t walk way

Sticks & stones for sure they’ll break our bones

Those foolish words I only said to hurt you

But I got sweet words baby, lift you up so high

Can we give that a try? Oh give that a try…

Please don’t walk away.

Please Don’t Walk Away

Please Don’t Walk Away, no…

I know times are hard

Oh but we’ve come so far

Please Don’t walk away

Go to work, come home and I’m so tired

The day job’s a little bit uninspiring but…

I’m lookin’ up at things and the joy your love brings

You make my spirit sing, oh baby you’re my everything

Please  don’t walk away

Please Don’t Walk Away

Please Don’t Walk Away, no…

I know times are hard

Oh but we’ve come so far

Please Don’t walk away

Please Don’t Walk Away

Please Don’t Walk Away, no…

So many open roads behind you

Driving crazy all night to find you…..