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J.J. Cale — Days Go By
Album: Guitar Man
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Released: 1996
Length: 3:11
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When you light that funny cigarette
Would you pass it back to me
I'm feeling a little down and out
And it'll keep me company
I'm just a long lost sinner
Living life here on the line
I'll give it right back to you
I know it's not really mine
Now don't put it out, not right yet
It's burning pretty good
Maybe I'll have one more toke
D'you think I should?

OO-oo, days go by
I just sit around and get real high
OO-oo, what a glow
I just hang out, they come and go

Hey, the walls are starting to move
The floor is way down there
What a buzz it is
There's electricity in the air
Boy, I'm feeling really gone
I'm feeling really cool
I think I'll have another one
I'm just another fool
You know they say it's illegal
But what isn't these days
No matter what you do
There'll be somebody on your case

OO-oo, days go by
It just seems like I sit around and get high
OO-oo, shame on me
They're going to put me in a penitentiary

I must not be together
Look at the shape I'm in
I just know people are saying
"He's looking awful thin!"
I guess I can count my blessings
Though I've always been this way
I guess I'll quit tomorrow
Maybe another day

OO-oo, days go by
I guess I'll sit around and get real high

You know time has no absolute
It's a just seems like it's spent
Everything has a tendency to be so warped and bent
While looking here and there
I'm surprised to see
Everybody's gone here
Everybody's gone but me

OO-oo, days go by
I just sit around and get real high
OO-oo, what a glow
I just hang out, they come and go
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 TerryS wrote:
On second thoughts, this is the type of number best performed by Tom Waits in his inimitable growl with a bluesier backing, a la Nighthawks at the Diner stylings.

 
Though this is nowhere near as good as Tom's tune.
This doesn't fit my experience.  Floor and walls never moved for me, plus everyone I know who smokes/d knows how tasty things get.  Particularly sweet chocs and cakes.  None of us mellow types were very thin, I can tell you.
 doug60104 wrote:
Please don't play this song again, it's harshing my mellow.

 
{#Roflol}
 reindeer wrote:
I really don't care for the stereotype of cannabis users, and the propaganda that this song represents.    {#No}
Why not play the crazy piano cacophony from Reefer Madness while you're at it?

 
Maybe there is simply an anti-blotto message here?  

Regular cannabis users come in all shapes and sizes or is that rates of metabolism?  If ya regularly smoke weed, ya know somebody who has slowed down.
Hilarious.  

Know J.J. Cale but not this one.   
I really don't care for the stereotype of cannabis users, and the propaganda that this song represents.    {#No}
Why not play the crazy piano cacophony from Reefer Madness while you're at it?
 OHMish wrote:
For me, this is at the bottom of the good music J.J. Cale made

 
yep
We miss you sooooo much J.J. Timeless music, thank youIIIIII  {#Notworthy}
I um, I...uhh...I..uhh...I was gonna...uh, gonna say something but I forgot what it was. Oh yeah! I...you know how...how...no, uh, that's not it either. Shoot, what was I gonna say? I forgot. Oh well.
On second thoughts, this is the type of number best performed by Tom Waits in his inimitable growl with a bluesier backing, a la Nighthawks at the Diner stylings.
So honest! Such fun! 🌱
For me, this is at the bottom of the good music J.J. Cale made
 ChrisVIII wrote:
It doesn't leave me indifferent but I don't know how to rate it. I'll need a few hearing to decide if I like it or not. There is something but I'm not sure what... {#Think}

 

Song's been floating around the ether, but I don't really feel like pinning it down, maybe he's getting to me ;)
JJ; the original slacker!
If ever I need a theme tune...
JJ seems to make music to please himself and (in an interview I saw) was almost surprised others wanted to record his work.
It doesn't leave me indifferent but I don't know how to rate it. I'll need a few hearing to decide if I like it or not. There is something but I'm not sure what... {#Think}
that was really good...
He was so laid back almost horizontal?    {#Sunny}
Mmmmm no se.
 
 goes down easy.. {#Cheers}
Nice one Bill
RIP JJ...what a genius he was
the_om wrote:
Sounds like this may have influenced Robbie Robertson's "Somewhere Down the Lazy River."
"She said, 'Hang the rich.'" Nice. 8)
smoooth. easy to work to.
DAMN! I was in the other room and missed J.J. ):( Hey, dig deep and play lots from Mr. Cale\'s catalog, he\'s a real original and needs more airing of his talented songwriting and gritty playing! :clap:
Hey man, that stuff\'s pretty good.... (pimp)
fun! :)
Sounds like this may have influenced Robbie Robertson\'s \"Somewhere Down the Lazy River.\"