Mean Old Mr. Moonlight

by The John Whites

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Mean Old Mr. Moonlight was recorded inside a log cabin John was living in at the time in Provo, UT. It was written in October, recorded in November and released in December of 2007.

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released December 13, 2007

Produced, composed, recorded and performed by John White III. Except for 'There Was a Time' written by John White Jr. and John White III.

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Track Name: There Was a Time
There was a time when
You were my lover
There was a time when
We were together

There was a time when
I found another
There was a time when
I was a fool

Walking by
The purple rain around you makes cry
Walking by
The life I used to know so deep and wide
Makes me cry
There was a time when
You used to miss me
There was a time when
You used to kiss me

There was a time when
You'd say I love you
There was a time when
I was a fool
Walking by
The purple rain around you makes cry
Walking by
The life I used to know so deep and wide
Makes me cry
There was a time when
You were my lover
There was a time when
I was a fool
Track Name: Breakfast Table
Oh you ate your soul
On the breakfast table
When you couldn't find yourself
'Cause you couldn't find yourself
Oh your heart went cold
There on the breakfast table
'Cause you couldn't find yourself
'Cause you couldn't find yourself
Ah tell yourself
That you ain't got nothing
For you to sell

Well your Mother told
You on the breakfast table
Son you better find yourself
Son you better find yourself
She said, "you're growing old
There on the breakfast table
So you better find yourself"
So you better find yourself
Ah tell yourself
That you ain't got nothing
For you to sell
You tell your Ma
And you tell your Pa
There ain't nothing to be found

Nothing at all
No we're all just spinning 'round
You tell them all
Track Name: Disappoint You
John:
I'm gonna disappoint you girl if you love
I'm gonna take that healthy heart and turn it blue
I'm gonna disappoint you girl if you stay with me
'Cause baby darling that's what I do
Jenny:
I'm gonna disappoint you boy if you love me
I'm gonna take that shining smile away from you
Turn the man you are right now into nothing
'Cause baby darling that's what I do
Jenny & John:
Just don't say I never did warn you
'Cause you know just what you're getting into

John:
I'm gonna disappoint you girl if you get close
I promise I will not confide in you
I'll keep it all inside and then when it blows
I will take it out on you
'Cause baby darling that's what I do
Jenny:
I'm gonna disappoint you boy if you get close
I'm gonna run around town and not come home to you
Call another man's name out when we make love
And then I'll just forget about you
'Cause baby darling that's what I do

Jenny & John:
Just don't say I never did warn you
'Cause you know just what you're getting into
'Cause I've done this a million times before
You're just another notch on my front door
Yeah I've done this a million times before
You're just another notch on my front door
I'm gonna disappoint boy/girl if you love
I'm gonna take that healthy heart and turn it blue
I'm gonna disappoint boy/girl if you stay with me
'Cause baby darling that's what I do
Track Name: It's a Crane
Tell me, do you love me
It's a crane
It's a crane
Have you been thinking of me
It's a crane
It's a crane
Tell all your voices they're not sane
To want what they want
Tell all your children what to think
Or else they'll be gone

Now I don't love you
It's a crane
It's a crane
My mama, she told me not to
It's a crane
It's a crane
Tell all your voices they're not sane
To want what they want
Tell all your children what to think
Or else they'll be gone

In one hand you had meaning
It's a crane
It's a crane
The other, you had nothing
It's a crane
It's a crane
Track Name: Mean Old Mr. Moonlight
Mean old Mr. Moonlight
Won't you shine on me tonight
I need you Mr. Moonlight
It's dark and no one hears my cry
Are you waiting for the right
The right one to walk on by?

Mean old Mr. Moonlight
I've called out help to no reply
And I'm bleeding Mr. Moonlight
The silver drops are rolling by
Are you waiting for the right
The right one to walk on by?

Mean old Mr. Moonlight
Won't you shine
On me tonight
Track Name: I Offend Me
Oh my left arm offends me
Oh my right arm offends me
Well I'm still here
Oh my pictures offend me
And when I linger I offend me
Of course my fingers they offend me

I won't go home
No I won't

Oh my knees they offend me
And when I eat I offend me
Of course my teeth they offend me
Well I'm still here
Oh my legs they offend me
And when I beg I offend me
Oh every day I offend me
Well I'm still here
I won't go home
No I won't

It's not your fault you've been caught running
He walks on walls and brings the tide in
It's not your fault you've been caught running
He sets the sun and sends rain falling

Oh my left eye offend
Oh my right eye offends
I should be blind, I offend me
Well I'm still here
Oh my left hand offends me
Oh my right hand offends me
Should get on my feet and then leave
But I'm still here
Track Name: Home and Work
Leave your personal life at home
Don't take your work home with you

Because nobody at work wants to hear about your home
Nobody at home wants to hear about your work
Leave your personal life at home
Don't take your work home with you

Because nobody at work wants to hear about your home
Nobody at home wants to hear about your work
Nobody at work wants to hear about your work
Nobody at home wants to hear about your home
Leave your personal life at home
Track Name: All I Want is Love
6 a.m. on a bad day baby
Wondering where you are
Wondering if you're fast asleep
Or playing your guitar

6 a.m. on a bad day baby
Wish I was with you
Singing songs and making love
To drain our bottled blues
Want is love
Want is love
I don't give a fuck about it
All I want is love

3:45 on a bad day baby
Still not call from you
Maybe you just lost my number
Or have no phone to use
3:45 on a bad day baby
Have you found someone new
Hope to God you're thinking of me
As I think of you
Want is love
Want is love
I don't give a fuck about it
All I want is love

10 p.m. on a bad day baby
I don't know where you are
Maybe at the movie house
Or in someone else's arms
10 p.m. on a bad day baby
Do you still love me
I've got no friends no car no money
I guess I'll wait and see
Want is love
Want is love
I don't give a fuck about it
All I want is love
Track Name: No Other Baby
No other baby
Could be like you
Could make me feel the way I do
When I'm near you
No other baby
Could sing like you
Could sing those things you sing so true
When I hear you

Don't you know my sunken eyes saw the sun again
Don't you know my rusty heart turned to bronze again
'Cause no other baby
Could be like you
Could make me feel the way I do
When I'm near you

No other baby
Could dress like you
Could dress in green and black and blue
And still look like you
No other baby's
As sweet as you
Can turn the nighttime into noon
To shine on you
Don't you know my sunken eyes saw the sun again
Don't you know my rusty heart turned to bronze again

Don't you know my hometown baby's got a thrown
Waiting for your own self
Baby take a load off
If you feel tied I'll take you back again
Don't you know my own love baby never dies
Even when it's dark and
I have closed my eyes
In my sleep I'll see you
In my mind again

'Cause no other baby
Could be like you
Could make me feel the way I do
When I'm near you
Track Name: When You're Down
When You're Down
And you're out
Call me over
I will come

No you don't have to shout
Call me over
I will come
Is this dream that I want
Just a promise to be undone
Is this dream that I want?

'Cause my love is not young
It will be there when you want
And I can't allow none
To be wasted on my own

Is this dream that I want
Just a promise to be undone
Is this dream that I want?
I'll go where you want
To help you back up
I'll sing any songs to help you back up
Your feelings ain't wrong
I'll help you back up
I'll stay 'til it's done
To help you back up

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