Fool For The City
  Fool For The City  


Side 1

Fool For The City
My Babe
Slow Ride
Fool for the City
Side 2

Terraplane Blues
Save Your Loving (For Me)
Drive Me Home
Take It Or Leave It

[ Album Credits ]Lyrics provided by Lonesome Dave Peverett [ Album History ]


Fool For The City
(4:32)
Dave Peverett - Knee Trembler Music - ASCAP



Goin' to the city, got you on my mind,
Country sure is pretty, I'll leave it all behind,
This is my decision, I'm comin' home to stay this time.

'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,
Fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city.

Breathin' all the clean air, sittin' in the sun,
When I get my train fare, I'll get up and run.
I'm ready for the city, air pollution here I come!

'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,
I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city.

I'm like a fish out of water, I'm just a man in a hole.
The city lights turn my blues into gold.
I ain't no country boy, I'm just a homesick man.
I'm gonna hit the grit just as fast as I can.

I'm tired of layin' back, hangin' around,
I'm gonna catch that train, then I'll be city bound
.

{Rod - Solo}

I ain't no country boy, I'm just a homesick man.
I'm gonna hit the grit just as fast as I can.

I'll get off on Main Street, step into the crowd,
Sidewalk under my feet, yeah, traffic's good and loud.
When I see my inner city child, I'll be walkin' on a cloud.

'Cause I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city,
I'm a fool for the city, I'm a fool for the city...
I'm a fool, (Fool for the city) A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)
I'm a fool, (Fool for the city) A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)
I'm a fool, (Fool for the city) A crazy fool, (Fool for the city)

I'm a fool yea, (Fool for the city) A fool for the city, (Fool for the city)
(Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)
I ain't no country boy, woo! (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)
Woo! (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)
A Fool for the city (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city)
Whoo! (Fool for the city) (Fool for the city) ...




My Babe
(4:36)
Hatfield / Medley - Ray Maxwell Music Pub. Co. - BMI



I'm talkin' 'bout my baby, not your baby, say my babe, she's so fine,
I'm talkin' 'bout my baby, not your baby, say my babe, she's so fine,
I love to love my baby, love to love her all the time.

Well I love her, don't you love her, say I love her, do you hear?
I love her, don't you love her, say I love her, do you hear?
Upsets my soul, she whispers sweet words in my ear.

I love the way she walks, I love the way she talks,
She makes me feel so good, just like a young man should,
She never make me cry, that's why, she's my babe, she's my babe.

Nothin' could be better than to see her in a sweater
and a real tight skirt, that don't fit,
Nothin' could be better than to see her in a sweater
and a tight skirt, that don't fit,
She wants to have fun, people let me tell you that's it!

I love the way she walks, (Strut that stuff)
I love the way she talks, (Vachement bien)
She makes me feel so good, (Feel so good)
Just like a young man should, (Feel so good)
She never make me cry - that's why, she's my babe - she's my babe.
Alright!

{Rod - Slide Solo - 3 verses}

I love the way she walks, I love the way she talks,
She makes me feel so good, just like a young man should,
She never make me cry, that's why, oh baby, that's why .....

Talkin' 'bout my baby, not your baby, say my baby, not your baby,
Say my babe, she's so f-i-n-e.

I love the way she walks, (Strut your stuff)
I love the way she talks, (Vachement bien)
She makes me feel so good, (Feel so good)
Just like a young man should, (Feel so good)
She never makes me cry, that's why, Oh!

I love the way she walks, (She's so fine)
I love the way she talks, (Feel so good)
She makes me feel so good, (Feel so good)
Just like a young man should, (Feel so good)
She never makes me cry, that's why, she's my baby.




Slow Ride
(8:13)
Dave Peverett - Knee Trembler Music - ASCAP



Slow ride, take it easy - Slow ride, take it easy,
Slow ride, take it easy - Slow ride, take it easy.

I'm in the mood, the rhythm is right,
Move to the music, we can roll all night.
Oooh, oooh, slow ride - oooh, oooh ...

Slow ride, take it easy - Slow ride, take it easy
Slow down, go down, got to get your lovin' one more time
Hold me, roll me, slow ridin' woman you're so fine

{Rod and Dave riffs}
Woo!

I'm in the mood, the rhythm is right,
Move to the music yea, we can roll all night, yea.
Oooh, oooh ...

Slow ride, take it easy - Slow ride, take it easy
Slow down, go down, got to get your lovin' one more time
Hold me, roll me, slow ridin' woman you're so fine

{Rod - Solo with:-}
(Slow ride, easy, slow ride, sleazy - Slow ride, easy, slow ride, sleazy)

Slow down, go down, got to get your lovin' one more time
Hold me, roll me, slow ridin' woman you're so fine

(Slow ride, take it easy - slow ride, take it easy)
(Slow down, go down - Slow down, go down)

Oh come on baby, take a slow ride with me,
Come on baby, take a slow ride.
Oh feels good, mmmm, feels so good, I like it yea,
I feel good, oh I feel alright!

You know the rhythm is right - You know the rhythm is right -
We gotta rock all night - We gotta rock all night -
You know the rhythm is right, yeah, we gotta rock all night,
You know the rhythm is right, we gotta rock all night.
Whoa, c'mon now
Woo, Yea, Woo, Woa!

{Rod - Slide Riff}

Elevate me mama - Elevate me mama - Elevate me mama - Elevate me mama.
Oww!
Woo!

{Rod - Slide Solo to tag}

Slow ride! Yea!




Terraplane Blues
(5:44)
Robert Johnson - Horoscope Music - BMI



Well I feel so lonesome - you'll hear me when I moan,
Yes, I feel so lonesome - you'll hear me when I moan,
Who been drivin' my Terraplane - for you since I been gone.

I'd said I'll flash your lights, mama - and the horn won't even blow,
I even flash my lights, mama - and this horn won't even blow,
I got a short in this connection - way way down below.

The coils ain't even buzzin' - the generator won't get that far.
All in a bad condition, I gotta have the batteries charged.
I'm cryin', please - plea-hease don't do me wrong,
Who been drivin' my Terraplane ...

{Rod - Solo}

Mr. Highway man, please don't block the road,
Mr. Highway man, please, don't block the road,
She ran a cold one hundred, Booked and I got to go.

I'll get deep down in this connection - keep on tanglin' with your wires,
And when I mash down on your starter, your spark plug will give me fire.

I'm crying please, please don't do me wrong,
Who been drivin' my Terraplane ...
I said who?, yeah,

Keep on tanglin' with your wires.
Whoo!




Save Your Loving (For Me)
(3:31)
Price / Peverett - Knee Trembler Music - ASCAP



Listen to me baby, I'll tell you what I need.

Come on and spend some time with me,
Come on, one night is all I need, hey-hey.
Give me satisfaction when you steady roll,
Give me what you got and you can give me more,
C'mon, that's how it's gotta be.

I need somebody, save your loving for me,
I need somebody, save your loving for me.

Oh, I'm gonna rock you babe

C'mon, show me the games you play,
Rock on until the break of day, hey-hey.
Let me come on over spend some time with you,
I know a lot of things that we can do,
C'mon, don't give it all away.

I need somebody, save your loving for me,
I need somebody, save your loving for me.

{Solo}

You're my all day study, you're my midnight dream,
You need love, I need love, rock me baby, 'til I scream.

I need somebody, save your loving for me,
I need somebody, save your loving for me.
I need somebody, save your sweet love for me,
I need somebody, save your loving for me.

I need, hoo hoo, I need your sweet loving,
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon baby yeah,
Give me some of your sweet, sweet loving.




Drive Me Home
(3:54)
Price / Peverett - Knee Trembler Music - ASCAP



Yeah, drive me 'ome, come on!

Well it's midnight, I feel alright, I'm as high as a Georgia pine,
Tell all the world, 'bout that little girl of mine.

But I cheated, I mistreated, lied with a heart of stone,
Now I need somebody, to drive this bad boy home.

Drive me home, drive me home,
I can't make it on my own, drive me home,
Baby won't you drive me home. Whoo!

I feel hazy and it's crazy, forgot everything, I know,
Before I leave, give me one more for the road.

All the sad songs and the bad songs the jukebox played tonight,
A little rock and roll will make everything alright.

Drive me home, drive me home,
I can't make it on my own, drive me home,
Baby won't you drive me, honey won't you drive me home.

{Dave - Solo}

Drive me home, drive me home,
Can't make it on my own, I'm stoned to the bone,
Baby won't you drive me home.

Yea, c'mon!
Yea, c'mon drive me home woman, I'm stoned to the bone.
Oh let me get into your car. Stir the stick, whoo!
Put your foot down baby!
Ah, ya haven't been drinkin' have ya?
Ya have? Up ahead, slow down
You're goin' too fast, look out, oh! (Crash!)
Fuckin' hell! What are you doin'? Oh, ... Oh, look out for that tree!


C'mon and drive me home, c'mon and drive me home
C'mon and drive me home, c'mon and drive me home
C'mon and drive me home, c'mon and drive me home
C'mon and drive me home, c'mon and drive me...
Home, home, home ....




Take It Or Leave It
(4:59)
Nick Jameson / Dave Peverett - Knee Trembler Music - ASCAP



Ah yea, whoa, ah yea

Take it or leave it, tell me what you wanna do,
Take it or leave it, now the choice is up to you.
Can't wait until tomorrow, tomorrow may be too late,
Take away the sorrow, I can't wait.

Take it or leave it, can't I make you understand?
If you can believe it, you hold the future in your hand.
If the choice was up to me girl, you would stay by my side,
Our world would be a free world, ain't no lie.

If our love was in vain, who's gonna help me hide the pain,
Lonely days, lonely nights, without you girl, it's just not right.
Oh it's just not right, whoa.

{Rod - Solo}

Take it or leave it, I can't wait another day,
I got love if you need it, won't you tell me right away.
Losin' track of all the hours, Hours run into days,
My mind is running out of power, you got me in a haze.

Take it or leave it, take it or leave it,
Got love if you need it, whoa, take it or leave it.
Baby I want to know, I've got to know,
Now if you need my love, tell me right now.
Oh yea, tell me right now, yeah, yea,
Lonely days, lonely nights,
You know baby, it's a- it's just not right.


Lonesome Dave Peverett - Lead Vocals, Guitar & Heavy Breathing
Rod "The Bottle" Price - Guitar, Slide & Vocals
Roger Earl - Drums & Repercussion
Nick Jameson - Bass, Keyboards, Guitar & Vocals

1975 - Bearsville Records Inc
Distributed by Warner Brothers Records Inc.
Produced & Engineered by Nick Jameson
Recorded & Mixed at Suntreader Studios
Photography by Tony Loew
Coordinated by Tony Outeda
Fool for the City



At this stage in their career, Foghat had a fairly uneven track record. The success of "Energized" was not matched by "Rock And Roll Outlaws," leaving the band with doubts about their future. Foghat continued to relentlessly tour the U.S., mostly as an opening act. With four albums under their belts, they found themselves a middle-level band purveying blues/rock to a market that had moved away from such earthy sounds.

The band's fortunes turned around with "Fool For the City" (1975), which was their first album to go platinum, and introduced Foghat to the Top 40 radio with the hit "Slow Ride" (Best Of Foghat, Vol. 1). That same year, Tony Stevens was replaced on bass by Nick Jameson, who adapted his guitar skills to the instrument after several weeks of intensive practice. The revamped and revitalized Foghat had reached the big leagues at last, though not without some artistic sacrifices. "I think we started painting ourselves into a corner with "Fool For The City," Peverett says today. "There was pressure to come up with another 'Slow Ride."


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