United StatesJanis Joplin

Artist rating: 88.53 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 88.53 % (1971)
Most recent trend: 93.55 % (1971)
Highest trend: 93.55 % (1971)

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Data

Born: 1943-01-19
Died: 1970-10-04

Age: 27
 

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Members

Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley, Janis Joplin

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1967
73.51 %
1968
89.73 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1971
94.94 %
1982
67.37 %

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama!

Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama!
94.31 %
(2017-04-23)
Release date: 1969-09-11
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 04:42
Average song rating:

Ranking

Janis Joplin:
2
/
4
Year (1969):
1
/
49
Decade (1960's):
1
/
204
Overall:
14
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Artist

Janis Joplin
lead vocals, guitar

Session musicians

Sam Andrew
guitar, vocals
Gabriel Mekler
electronic organ, keyboards

Producers

Lyrics

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
03:58
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Try, try, try just a little bit harder
So I can love, love, love him, I tell myself
Well, I'm gonna try just a little bit harder
So I won't lose, lose, lose him to nobody else
Well, I don't care how long it's gonna take you now
But if it's a dream I don't want, no I don't really want it
If it's a dream I don't want nobody to wake me

I'm gonna try just a little bit harder
So I can give, give, give, give him every bit of my soul
I'm gonna try just a little bit harder
So I can show, show, show him love with no control
I've waited so long for someone so fine
I ain't gonna lose my chance, no I don't wanna lose it
Ain't gonna lose my chance to make you mine, all mine

Try, try, try, try

Try (just a little bit harder)
I got to try some more
I said try (just a little bit harder)
I said try (just a little bit harder)
Try, try

Hey hey, I gotta talk to my man now
You know I, I gotta feel for my man now
I said I, I gotta work for my man now
You know I, I gotta hurt for my man now
I think every day for my man now
You know it, every way for my man now
Try, try
Maybe
03:42
Maybe, if I could pray and I try, dear
You might come back home, home to me
Maybe, if I could ever hold your little hand
You might understand

Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe

Maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe, dear
I guess I might have done something wrong
Honey, I'd be glad to admit it
Come on home to me

Honey, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe

Well, I know that it just doesn't ever seem to matter, baby
Honey, when I go out or what I'm trying to do
Can't you see I'm still left here
And I'm holding on in needing you

Please, please, please, please
Won't you reconsider, babe
Now come on, I said come back
Won't you come back to me

Maybe dear, maybe, maybe, maybe
Let me help you show me how

Honey, maybe, maybe, maybe, maybe
Maybe, maybe, maybe
Maybe, maybe, maybe
One Good Man
04:12
Honey, I love to go to parties
And I like to have a good time
But if it gets too pale after a while
Honey and I start looking to find

One good man
Don't you know I've been searching, yes, I have
One good man
Ain't much, honey, ain't much
It's only everything

And I don't want much out of life
I never wanted a mansion in the south
I just want to find someone sincere
Who'd treat me like he talks

One good man
Honey, don't you know that I've been looking
One good man
Ain't much, honey, it ain't much
It's only everything, all right

Some girls they want to collect their men
They wear them like notches on a gun
Honey, but I know better than that
I know that a woman only needs one

One good man
Baby, don't you know I've been looking
One good man
It ain't much, no, no honey it ain't much
It's only every little thing
Just everything, everything
As Good as You've Been to This World
05:27
Live your loving life
Live it all the best you can
And if you pay no attention, darling
To what you might ever hear from your man
I think you're just like a servant
And try to keep it all to yourself
Don't you know it makes the world go round
You gotta go and, honey, share everywhere else
Come on, come on, come on

As good as you've been to this world
So good I wanna be right back to you
As good as you've been now
As good as you've been to this whole wide world
So good I wanna be
As good as you've been now, say
As good as you've been to this whole wide world
As good as you've been, babe
So good I wanna be here

Ain't no use in being faithful
I see you look at the sky
I know what's in it makes you happy there
But it only makes you cry
I think you got good intentions too
They don't manage to show through
Whatever you give to the world outside
I wanna give it right back to you, yes I am
Come on, come on, come on

So you meet somebody on the street
You know you treat him mighty fine
Or you meet somebody on the street
And you give him a real hard time
It's gonna come on home, baby
I said it's gonna come right back home to you
I said it's gonna visit you now
Yes it is, yes it is

As good as you've been to this whole wide world
As good as you've been, babe
So good I wanna be here
Good as you've been to this whole wide world
Good as you've been, babe
So good I wanna be here
The way you love your mother
The way you love your sister, your brother
The way you love your aunt, your uncle
Anybody now, everybody now

Good as you've been, babe, all right
Good as you've been, babe, hey
Good as you've been, babe, hey
Good as you've been, babe
'Cause I'm just gonna show you now
And I'm just gonna make you want it now
'Cause I'm just gonna give you a thrill
Say, good as you been, babe
All right, good as you been, babe
Come on, good as you been, babe
I say, good as you been, babe
Daddy, good as you been, babe
My man, good as you been, babe
All right
To Love Somebody
05:15
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There's a light, certain kind of light
Never ever, never shone on me, no, no
Honey, I want, I want my whole life
To be lived with you, babe
That's what I want
Was to be living and loving you

There's a way, everybody say
You can do anything, everything
But what good, what good
Honey, what good could it ever bring
'Cause I ain't got you with my love
And I can't find you babe, no, I can't

You don't know, you don't know what it's like
No, you don't, honey no, you don't know
You don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Honey, I wanna talk about love
And trying to hold somebody
The way I love you, babe
And I've been loving you, babe

In my brain I can see your face again
I know my frame of mind
But nobody, nobody has to ever be so blind
Honey, like I did, I know I was blind
Honey, I tell you that I was, I was very, very blind
But I'm just a girl
Can't you just take a look at me and tell
Tell that I live, honey, I live and I breathe for you
Don't you know I do

But what good, what good
Honey, what good could ever do
'Cause I ain't got you, that's all I've ever wanted
And I ain't got you, babe, but I've been looking 'round
But you don't know, you don't know what it's like
No, you don't, no, no, no, you don't know
Honey, you don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Honey I wanna talk about
Trying to hold somebody when you're lonely
The way I loved you, baby
And I just want you to know I tried

I know that there's a way
'Cause everybody came to me one time and said
Honey, you can do anything
Every little thing, and I think I can
But what good, what good
Honey, what awfully good can it ever, ever bring
'Cause I can't find you with my love
And I can't find you, babe, anywhere

But you don't know
You don't know what it's like
No, you don't and you never ever, ever did
You don't know
Honey, you don't know what it's like
To love anybody
Honey, I wanna talk about trying to hold you

Baby, baby, baby
But you don't know
You don't know what it's like
And you never ever, ever did
I said I tried to throw my love around you
And I tried to help you, darling
But you never ever, no, you never ever
No, you never ever, no, you never ever
I know that you know that
No, you never ever, ever, ever
Let me throw my love
Throw my love all around you
Kozmic Blues
04:24
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Time keeps moving on
Friends, they turn away
I keep moving on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard the dream
I keep trying to make it right
Through another lonely day

Dawn has come at last
Twenty-five years, honey, just in one night
Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
So I know we can't be right
And I'm no better, baby
And I can't help you no more
Than I did when just a girl

But it don't make no difference, babe, no, no
And I know that I could always try
It don't make no difference, babe
I better hold it now
I better need it
I better use it till the day I die

Don't expect any answers, dear
For I know that they don't come with age, no, no
Well, ain't never gonna love you any better, babe
And I'm never gonna love you right
So you'd better take it now, right now

But it don't make no difference, babe
And I know that I could always try
There's a fire inside of everyone of us
You'd better need it now
I got to hold it
I better use it till the day I die

Don't make no difference, babe, no, no, no
And it never ever will
I wanna talk about a little bit of loving
I got to hold it, baby
I'm gonna need it now
I'm gonna use it, say ah

Don't make no difference, babe
Honey, I'd hate to be the one
I said you're gonna live your life
And you're gonna love your life
Or babe, someday you're gonna have to cry
Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed
Baby, yes indeed

I said you, you're always gonna hurt me
I said you're always gonna let me down
I said everywhere, every day, every day
And every way, every way
Honey, won't you hold on to what's gonna move
I said it's gonna disappear when you turn your back
I said you know it ain't gonna be there
When you wanna reach out and grab on
Little Girl Blue
03:51
Sit there, count your fingers
What else, what else is there to do
And I know how you feel
I know you feel that you're through
Sit there, count, count your little fingers
My unhappy, little girl, little girl blue

Sit there, count those raindrops
Feel them falling down, honey, all around you
Honey, don't you know it's time
I feel it's time
Somebody told you 'cause you got to know
That all you ever gonna have to count on
Or gonna wanna lean on
It's gonna feel just like those raindrops do
When they're falling down, honey, all around you
I know you're unhappy

Sit there, go on, go on and count your fingers
I don't know what else, what else, honey, have you got to do
And I know how you feel
And I know you ain't got no reason to go on
And I know you feel that you must be through
Honey, go on and sit right back down
I want you to count, count your fingers
My unhappy, my unlucky and my little, girl blue
I know you're unhappy
Honey, I know, baby, I know just how you feel
Work Me, Lord
06:46
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, work me, Lord
Use me, Lord
Don't you know how hard it is
Trying to live all alone
Every day I keep trying to move forward
But something is driving me back
Honey, something's trying to hold on to me
To my way of life

So, don't you forget me down here, Lord
No, no, no, 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 could say that they tried like I tried
The worst you can say all about me
Is that I'm never satisfied

Work me, Lord
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, honey, don't you go off and leave me, Lord
Can't I show you how hard it is
Trying to live when you're all alone
Everyday I keep pushing
Keep trying to move forward
But something is driving me back
And something's trying to hold on to me
To my way of life, why

Please, please don't you go and forget me down here
Don't forget me, Lord
I think that maybe you can ease me
Maybe I can help you, said
Please, please, don't you go and leave me, Lord
No, no, no, please
Please, don't you leave me, Lord
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