Song For Joe Tex
I wanted to thank you Joe,
didn't have time before you left but
my you left some hungry hearts behind
I'm not sure if it's fair to teach
the world it's love that matters
then skip off outa sight still on our minds
I wanted to thank you Joe, must've been in to '67
I learned to hold what they call solid soul
You only had one track on some 'Atlantic' compilation
suddenly the new boss took control - and listen, Joe
Do you know how many lives shine a little light 'cos you've been here
Do you realise the power of your words won't disappear
how many pedestal politicians know they got it all wrong ?
Do you know many nights feel a little warmer around your songs
Do you know how many hearts leave a little space where you belong
and do you Joe Tex know how deep is the hole in our soul ?
I wanted to thank you Joe, somehow I missed the one Glasgow Apollo
tho' I heard tell you gave it all and more
I still recall the night I sailed through sad & empty spaces
the time they told me Joe ain't gonna bump no more, an' listen Joe
Do you know how many lives....