Lyrics for LaFutura

October 3, 2012

Does anyone have the lyrics for:
1) I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose You (all the lyric sites have the wrong lyrics)
2) Drive by Lover
3) Threshold Of A Breakdown

I have lyrics for the rest of the LaFutura songs though I think there are plenty of wrong words. I have never understood why ZZ Top has never placed lyrics on ALL of the CDs/Albums as opposed to just a few. It's alot like trying to figure out what a young Johnny Winter is singing.

Any help? Thanks.

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  1. RE: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 4, 2012

    Okay, I'll help on "I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You.

    Everyplace you see a long line, the lyrics are missing. Keep in mind, where you do see lyrics, they may not be correct.

    I DON’T WANNA LOSE, LOSE YOU
    Shirley and Slim, standing on the corner,
    trying to find a way ________________________another quarter
    _______________________ just another piece of cake
    ______________________________________.

    CHORUS
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose you.

    ___________________________________________ getting kind-a high
    Keep it in my pocket ‘til it ____________________ runnin’ shy
    Over and over til the day is done, ______________________.

    Chorus – above

    _________________________, whiskey and wine, you know it’s just a matter of time.
    I don’t wanna lose you.

    Inst. Break

    Yeah just like the dead man laying about,
    don’t wanna ______________________ inside out
    _____________________________________, you I’m, I’m speaking the truth.

    Chorus – above
    Gtr. Solo

    Lose, lose you – repeat

  2. RE: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 9, 2012

    Here's my take on I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose You... (Probably screwed something up here and there)


    Shorty and Slim just standing on the corner,
    trying to find a way I gotta burn another quarter
    Half ounce in hand, just another piece of cake
    Getting dough is hard to make. (?)

    CHORUS
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose, lose you,
    I don’t wanna lose you.

    Always on the down-low, getting kinda high
    Keep it in my pocket ‘til it starts runnin’ shy
    Over and over til the day is done, twenty pounds, cut 'n run.

    Chorus – above

    Then _____ said, whiskey and wine, you know it’s just a matter of time.
    I don’t wanna lose you.

    Inst. Break

    Yeah just like the dead man laying about,
    don’t wanna run short or turn inside out
    She don't lie, and that's the bad news,
    You know it, I’m speaking the truth.

    Chorus – above
    Gtr. Solo

    Lose, lose you – repeat

  3. Re: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 9, 2012

    Drive-By Lover (best I can tell)

    Well, if I'm seeing what I'm seeing in my neighborhood
    If seeing is believing, she sure looks good
    She got the kind of look that makes a grown man cry
    Believe I'll turn around and drive back by

    She's my drive-by lover (x2)
    I can't get enough of her lovin' stuff

    There's girls that want my money
    There's girls that want my time
    But my drive-by lover leaves 'em all behind
    Believe I'll turn around and drive back by

    (chorus)
    (guitar solo)

    She's my drive-by lover (x3)
    I can't get enough, can't get enough

  4. Re: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 9, 2012

    Threshold of a Breakdown ... harder to get...not sure it's all correct, but it's the best I can get from my copy.



    It's not anything that you wanna see
    Or anything you wanna feel
    But baby, I can tell you like I tell myself
    This insanity's entirely real

    I'm seeing sticks in the mud
    And veins with no blood
    And the trouble not far behind
    I'm hearing voices in my head
    Can't tell you what they're saying
    I'm afraid of all the shit I might find

    I'm on the threshold, and it's knocking me upside down
    I'm on the threshold, threshold of a breakdown

    I feel the devil's jaws
    Got me in his claws
    Standing at the gates of Hell
    Let me tell ya, Jack,
    I'm about to dip and fall back
    I ain't feeling so well

    (chorus)
    (guitar solo)
    (chorus)

    Tippin' on the hollow ground
    Bitter aggravation
    Vicious violation
    Wait til it happens to you

    Threshold of a breakdown (x4)
    (fade out)

  5. RE: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 10, 2012

    MonkeyBabylon: Great job. It appears you too are a musician by the layout of the lyrics. I have played ZZ Top since I was 19, but, I have never been very good at figuring out what the lyrics are, only the music. I mostly play Gibson's as a Lead and Rhythm Guitarist.

    For "I Don't Wanna, Lose, Lose, You" the only thing I changed was where you had an underline instead of a word you couldn't understand. That line is "Mississippi Sam, whiskey and wine, you know it’s just a matter of time.
    I don’t wanna lose you.

    I think that's correct as there is another song called "Black Jack Fletcher And Mississippi Sam". So , the reference to whiskey and wine is there when using Mississippi Sam.

    Thanks buddy, great job.

    P.S.: All 500 of the Lyric websites have "Gloria Estefan's ... Don't Wanna Lose You", in place of ZZ Top's "I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You" and absolutely none of them will make the correction. As we know it's all about advertising dollars, so wrong lyrics from a wrong song still draws the fly's in hopes of making a few bucks. Thanks again.

  6. Lau avatar Lau

    RE: Lyrics for LaFutura

    October 22, 2012

    Great job guys!
    Was just missing some parts, and you got em fine.
    Thx from Holland.

    Lau

  7. Re: Lyrics for LaFutura

    March 25, 2013

    Well, if I'm seeing what I'm seeing in my neighborhood
    If seeing is believing, she sure looks good
    She got the kind of look that makes a grown man cry
    Believe I'll turn around and drive back by

    She's my drive-by lover (x2)
    I can't get enough of her lovin' stuff

    There's girls that want my money
    There's girls that want my time
    But my drive-by lover leaves 'em all behind
    Believe I'll turn around and drive back by

    (chorus)
    lyrics99.com