STEVE WALSH lyrics - Schemer-Dreamer / That's All Right

STEVE WALSH
"Schemer-Dreamer / That's All Right"
(Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup / Steve Walsh)

Well, the schemer's world is dizzy
By the look of things, he's busy
Lighting candles at both ends
Playing king with all his friends
And his big plans for the future
Lay on someone else's shoulders
But he never tells them so
Well, he don't want them to know

I don't think I like the schemer's schemes
They use, abuse and I've paid my dues
Excuse me if I don't stay
That's all I've got to say
Well, he thinks I owe my life to him
What a humble guy
It was better late than never
When we said goodbye
Well, if you hear me out there, schemer boy
You blew it bad, but that's all right for you

Well, the dreamer's situation's
Sure a sign of certain death
He thinks he's found his way at last
But he don't know this dream peaks fast
And his politics and morals
Just a phrase of fancy words
And then he thinks he's warm and real
But he's still as cold as steel

I don't think I like this dreamer's dreams
Try to light they won't ignite
Bite and he don't bleed
Fight and he'll concede
Well, he's got a lot, but I can't ignore
The price he paid
Looking down his sloppy front
He thinks he's got it made
Well, if you hear me out there, dreamer boy
You blew it bad, but that's all right for you, yeah
That's all right for you

Whoa-oh-oh, that's all right for you
Whoa-oh-oh, that's all right for you, yeah

Well, prissy Miss Christina
Don't tell no one she's sixteen
Ah, but she knows just what to sell
Promised Mommy not to tell
And she's overbred and underfed
You'd like to take her right to bed
Tries hard to look the part
Like she'd be nasty in the dark

Well, once I tried to win it
She said "Just a New York minute
Boy, before we can get along
Don't you know you've got to grease my palm."
I said, "Look madam, one dollar's all
That I can find"
So she screamed "Get out, get out
Before I lose my mind!"
Well, if you hear me out there, screamer girl
You could've had, but that's all right for you
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha...
Yeah, that's all right for you, yeah
That's all right, that's all right for you

That's all right, little mama
That's all right for you
That's all right, little mama
Any old thing you do
'Cause that's all right
That's all right
That's all right, little mama
Yeah, anything you wanna do
Yeah, hey, hey, yeah

That's all right, little mama
That's all right for you
That's all right, little mama
Any old thing you do
'Cause that's all right
That's all right
That's all right, little mama
Anything you wanna do, yeah
Yeah, hey, hey, yeah
Yeah, hey, hey, yeah
Yeah, hey, hey, yeah

That's all right, little mama
That's all right for you
That's all right, little mama
Any old thing you do
'Cause that's all right
(That's all right, little mama)
That's all right
(That's all right for you)
And that's all right, little mama
(Ooh...)
Anything you wanna do, yeah
That's all right, yeah
That's all right

That's all right, yeah
(That's all right, little mama)
That's all right, yeah
(That's all right for you)
That's all right, yeah
(That's all right, little mama)
That's all right, yeah
(Any old thing you do)
Yeah, hey, yeah

(That's all right, little mama)
(That's all right for you)
(That's all right, little mama)
(Any old thing you do)