Album: Eat A Peach (1972)
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  • I recall once upon a time
    Livin' was so easy and I felt so fine
    But, my, my, my right before my very eyes
    Satan came with fire to burn me
    Wouldn't listen when they warned me
    A dagger in my back while she's calling me honey
    Wouldn't stand back, for neither love nor money

    Thirty minutes after my ship set sail
    She put up a sign and my house began to wail
    But, why, why, why I couldn't see it in my little girl's eyes?
    She had such a way to fool me, Lord she had a way to fool me
    And I would ask the woman, can you find it in yourself to please stand back?
    You ain't gonna rule me

    Just when all began to fade
    I reached out, threw the ace of spades
    I put her on a train to the everglades

    Now that it's all over and gone
    Somehow I just don't feel so alone
    But, lie, lie, lie it seemed like such a waste of time
    She did not ever seem to know me
    But, now it's much too late to show me
    But, if I ever see that woman walkin' down the street I'll just stand back
    And try to move away slowly
    Oh, yeah Writer/s: GREGG L. ALLMAN, RAYMOND BERRY OAKLEY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 5

  • Sparky from OzWas it Duane Allman who played Slide guitar on Stand Back ?
  • CoreyMy older brother bought this Album home and I played it on a Technics turn table with JBL speakers after half a joint of the best Columbian Gold and after hearing Stand Back we could not stop dancing
  • Mike from Hotlanta, GeorgiaGreat bass line by Mr. Berry Oakley...!
    I forever will remember Duane introducing a song onstage by saying, "Here's a little old number from our first album.....Berry starts her off........(whipping post...?) faint yell from audience ........yeah, you guessed it...."
  • Anthony from Bayonne, New JerseyIn my humble opinion one of the greatest slide guitarist to come along.
  • Vince from Lantana, FlWow what a powerful tune .......Classic Allman Bros.,,,,Rock on,,,,,,Vinny
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