Work Me, Lord

Album: I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama! (1969)
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  • Work me, Lord,
    Work me, Lord.
    Please don't you leave me,
    I feel so useless down here
    With no one to love
    Though I've looked everywhere
    And I can't find me anybody to love,
    To feel my care.

    So ah Lord, work me, Lord,
    Whoa, oh use me Lord,
    Can't I show how hard it is
    Trying to live when you're all alone.
    Every day I keep trying to move forward,
    But something is driving me, oh, back,
    Something's trying to hold on to me,
    To my way of life.

    So, oh don't you forget me down here, Lord,
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
    Ah, don't you forget me, Lord.
    Well I don't think I'm any very special
    Kind of person down here, I know better,
    But I don't think you're gonna find anybody,
    Not anybody who can say that they tried like I tried,
    The worst that you can say all about me
    Is that I'm never satisfied, whoa, whoa, whoa.

    Whoa, oh, oh, work me, Lord,
    Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, use me, Lord.
    Please, honey, don't you leave me,
    I feel so useless down here.
    I can't find me anybody to love me
    And I've looked around,
    I've looked everywhere, everywhere
    And I can't find me anyone to love,
    To feel my care.

    So honey don't you go and leave me, Lord,
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
    Oh, Lord.
    Can't I show you how hard it is
    Trying to live when you're all alone.
    Every day I keep pushing,
    I keep trying to move forward
    But something is driving me, oh, back,
    Something's trying to hold on to me,
    To my way of life, why.
    Oh, please, oh whoa, oh whoa.

    Oh please, please don't you go and forget me, Lord
    Now don't forget me, Lord
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
    Whoa, whoa, please, oh daddy, no, no, no, no, please, ah,
    Oh no, no, no, no, don't you go and leave me,
    Honey I want to reach out, I want to
    I said I want to hold on to you
    Well, you're never there
    You don't turn me off, man,
    I said reach out to hold on to my man
    I said daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy,
    Don't you go
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
    Honey don't you leave me
    I said when I wanted to pay now
    Oh daddy when I want to leave me now
    Don't you go and leave, leave, leave
    I'm talkin' to my, my man, yeah!
    And my man
    Ask my daddy now now
    If that's what my daddy wants
    I said don't you leave
    Oh, I said my love.

    Thank you very much.
    Ladies and gentlemen
    Janis Joplin!
    Come on, lady!
    Come on! Writer/s: NICHOLAS GEORGE GRAVENITES
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • AnonymousShe sang from the bottom of her feet to the top of her head with all she had . Like Joe Cocker and Van Morrison and Jim Croce. Not many like them around!
  • Dee from New York, OrTALK about Passion!!! Janis sweated and sang her heart out!!
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