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I have been working on these tunes for years. Some of them (Easy Street, for instance) go back to the 70's. I recently reconnected with the amazing Frog - Mark T Jordan, currently on tour with Van Morrison - who was one of the original members of the Edison Electric Band. It was truly wonderful to w
 
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Don't Tempt Me
Lyrics
Don?t Tempt Me copywrite 2005 Joshua Rice

I walked 16 miles on a high wire
With a bottle of gin and my head on fire
If you see me come better let me by
I do the best I can
but momma didn?t raise no hang dog man
and when temptation calls I just say hi
don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me lord
please don?t tempt me lord tonight

Show me the whiskey show me the wine
Take me to the red house we?ll have a real good time
I got my mojo I got my pillbox hat
For every step I take two steps back

Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak
Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak

When the prophet Moses led his people to the promised land
I was back in Cairo ? I had to play one more hand
When Haile Selassie called out the Rastafarai
I was on the plantation getting my baby high
When Martin Luther King led the freedom march
I was down in the pool hall hittin on a chick at the bar

I take every day like the last one
never walk away if I can have some fun
If you wait for me you won?t get far
I got no master plan
Never gonna be no do-right man
I take what I can get and thank my stars
don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me lord
please don?t tempt me lord tonight

You bring the bacon I?ll bring the frying pan
Call off the dogs I think you found your man
I got no future I got no past
And every step I take might be my last

Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak
Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak

Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak
Don?t tempt me lord don?t tempt me
I try to be a good man but I?m so weak

Tell Martin Luther King I been trying to be a better man
Lord lord
Tell Haile Selassie I don?t want to get high no more
But I?m just a man and I can?t hold out for long
Lord lord
Now listen Brother Moses I swear to god I won?t let you down again
I wanna be right there when you wave your hand
Lord lord
I?m just a man, I?m just a poor man
I?m just a man, I?m just a poor poor man
Help me lord oh help me lord
I can?t hold out for long
I can?t hold out for long
I can?t hold out for long


Description
Short Song Description:
Gospel plea for the strength to fight temptation and follow the example of our great leaders.
Story Behind the Song:
Temptation can be overwhelming, and we spend our lives trying to resist it and be better human beings. Our lives are a series of ups and downs, one day falling to temptation, the next being inspired by great leaders or great ideas.
Credits
Lyric Credits: Joshua Rice
Music Credits: Joshua Rice
Producer Credits: Joshua Rice
Publisher Credits: Joshua Rice
Performance Credits: Joshua Rice
Label Credits: Joshua Rice
Metadata
Song Length: 5:12
Primary Genre: Blues-Gospel
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Encouragement
Mood 1: Joyful
Mood 2: Disturbed
Similar Artist 2: Neville Brothers, The
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later