Now That Truth Was Gone

by Smiling Jack Smith and David Gwynn

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1.
I’ve heard it said the truth will set you free Well, baby, since you told that truth to me What I am is Free To Feel The Blues Free To Feel The Blues I got nothing left to lose All I am is Free To Feel The Blues I always knew that there would come a day When you would smile and say those words to make me walk away And now I’m Free To Feel The Blues Free To Feel The Blues I got nothing left to lose All I am is Free To Feel The Blues I hung around here hoping this would mend But you don’t want me for a lover, you just want me for a friend And now I’m Free To Feel The Blues Free To Feel The Blues I got nothing left to lose All I am is Free To Feel The Blues Don’t know where or when our love came off the track But tho’ my head knows that it’s over, my heart still wants it back And so I’m Free To Feel The Blues Yeah Free To Feel The Blues I got nothing left to lose All I am is Free To Feel The Blues
2.
03:23
Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad Oh Mama, you know it makes me feel so sad I don't know why you got to do me so mean You say you love me but that's not how it seems Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad I remember when our love was new You were crazy 'bout me, I was crazy 'bout you Whatever happened to that love so fine If it don't come back I think I'll lose my mind Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad Oh Mama, you know it makes me feel so sad I don't know why you got to do me so mean You say you love me but that's not how it seems Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad Come on baby, give me one more chance Is this love or is it just romance Love has made me blind but I am not a fool Pay attention to the golden rule Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad Oh Mama, you know it makes me feel so sad I don't know why you got to do me so mean You say you love me but that's not how it seems Oh Mama, it hurts me when you treat me bad
3.
03:21
I see the dragonfly shadow in the dark of the night The will-o’-the-wisp in the broad daylight I see the opalescent shimmer on the wing of the bee The barracuda smilin’ in the cold blue sea Don’t try to get away The Hawk’ll be a-watchin ya I see the snake-scale pattern in the burnin’ sand The wet fear shine on the assassin’s hand I see the hesitation flicker in the eye of the liar The all-consuming pleasure of the moth in the fire Don’t try to get away The Hawk’ll be a-watchin ya Watchin’ The Hawk’ll be a-watchin ya Watchin’ The Hawk’ll be a-watchin ya In the cool of the day, in the heat of the night Believe me when I say That you’re always in sight Don’t try to get away The Hawk’ll be a-watchin ya
4.
I got the blues but that’s all right with me I got the blues but that’s all right with me It’s a small price to pay to come back to what I used to be I got the blues but that won’t last for long I got the blues but that won’t last for long ‘Cause I took all my troubles, and I wrote ‘em down in this here song I got the blues but soon I’m gonna be just fine I got the blues but soon I’m gonna be just fine Got my eyes on the future and I’m leavin’ all my past behind I got the blues but that’s all right I got the blues but that’s all right I got the blues but that’s all right I got the blues but that’s all right I got the blues but that’s all right with me
5.
I got to thinkin’ just the other night If I was The King Of The World I’d turn things round I’d do things right If I was The King Of The World I’d always be cool, I'd never be mean I’d have the finest kingdom that was ever seen And all the pretty girls’d wanna be my queen If I was The King Of The World All of the children would laugh and play If I was The King Of The World Nobody’d have to worry ‘bout the judgment day If I was The King Of The World There’d be food and clothes and schools for free No more sickness and misery And everybody’d know it was because of me If I was The King Of The World The ancient nations would all be one If I was The King Of The World No more wars and no more guns If I was The King Of The World An end to religion goodbye to the pope Old man despair born again as hope And everybody high on the king’s good dope If I was The King Of The World
6.
Sometimes when I'm feelin’ lonely Sometimes when I'm feelin’ blue I take myself to your Myspace page So I can feel close to you I re-read all of your comments Check out your photos too I love to know what mood you're in It makes me feel close to you Now, I'm no cyber stalker I could never cross that line But I got to admit it Every time I visit I wish that you were mine....
7.
02:30
I love it when you touch me, love the way you make me feel I love it when you touch me, love the way you make me feel I know you’ll never leave me ‘Cause our union is so real I can sense it in your fingers, soft as silk and strong as wood I can sense it in your fingers, soft as silk and strong as wood I’ve never known such closeness Skin to bone and bone to blood I don’t want no other lover, no one does me like you do I don’t want no other lover, no one does me like you do You know that I’ll be faithful, You know that I’ll be true You know just how much to hurt me, so I never have to scream You know just how much to hurt me, so I never have to scream You’re with me all through the day You populate my dreams
8.
The night is smooth and sultry The moon’s a lemon slice Time and tide will coincide It might not happen twice I’m Goin’ Fishin’ No more wishin’ I’m Goin’ Fishin’ Fishin’ tonight For quiet contemplation There’s nothing quite as nice Your working day just fades away It’s cheap at twice the price I’m Goin’ Fishin’ No more wishin’ I’m Goin’ Fishin’ Fishin’ tonight Some folks like their whiskey Some like neon lights But the moon and stars don’t shine in bars I’ll take the sea tonight I’m Goin’ Fishin’ No more wishin’ I’m Goin’ Fishin’ Fishin’ tonight Sometimes the fish are biting Sometimes they just won’t come But if it’s your wish to catch a fish You won’t catch none at home I’m Goin’ Fishin’ No more wishin’ I’m Goin’ Fishin’ Fishin’ tonight
9.
Let me be your Backscratcher baby Let me be your Backscratcher baby Young or old, poor or rich I’m the one who can scratch your itch Let me be your Backscratcher baby Back in the 60s we all scratched a lot Nighttime, daytime, every chance we got Not like in the 50s when they thought scratchin’ was a sin When two hippies started scratchin’ everybody jumped on in Let me be your Backscratcher baby Let me be your Backscratcher baby North and east, south and west When it comes to back scratchin’, baby, I’m the best Let me be your Backscratcher baby Now if the truth be known scratchin’s always been in vogue But we waited for the Beatles to do it in the road Now you can Dust your Broom with your Salty Dog call it anything you please I’m gonna say backscratchin’, ‘cause that’s how it feels to me Let me be your Backscratcher baby Let me be your Backscratcher baby Backscratchin’ make you feel so fine I’ll scratch yours if you scratch mine Let me be your Backscratcher baby
10.
I went down to the corner looking for the truth I was hoping it would be there just like in my youth But the corner was deserted ‘cept for lies and deceit They said truth had had a bad year and decided to retreat I asked them how was business and they told me it was fine They said now that truth had gone away everyone was lyin’ So I went to see the preacher to tell him what I’d heard He just smiled and shook his head, never said a mumblin’ word I went to see the President looking’ for some luck He slapped my back and shook my hand and gave me twenty bucks I went back to my apartment and tried to write a song But it all just seemed so trivial Now That Truth Was Gone

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released January 2, 2011

Smiling Jack Smith, voice and rhythm guitar
David Gwynn, lead guitar
Cover Photo, Michael Sloyer

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Smiling Jack and David Gwynn Madrid, Spain

Smiling Jack Smith and David Gwynn are two American-born musicians iiving in Spain, both made the move for love and found a place where music is loved by all.
Jack moved to Spain after living 20 years in Vancouver, Canada and has released 7 CDs in Spain. David is a multifaceted guitarist from California who has worked with some of the best known acts in Spain and has the Blues deep in his heart.
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