Cut The Cake
 
 

1975 LP Atlantic 18140

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1 Cut the Cake (Gorrie/McIntosh/White) Click Song Title For Lyrics
2 School Boy Crush (Ferrone/Gorrie/Stuart/White)
3 It's a Mystery (McIntosh/Stuart/White)
4 Groovin' the Night Away (Stuart/White)
5 If I Ever Lose This Heaven (Sawyer/Ware)
6 Why (Ball/Gorrie/Stuart)
7 High Flyin' Woman (Gorrie/McIntyre/White)
8 Cloudy (Gorrie/Stuart)
9 How Sweet Can You Get (Ball/Gorrie/Stuart)
10 When They Bring Down the Curtain (Ball/Gorrie)
   
 
Personnel
Alan Gorrie- Bass, Guitar (1, 2), Vocals,
Hamish Stuart- Bass (1, 2), Guitar, Vocals,
Onnie McIntyre- Guitar, Vocals
Roger Ball- Keyboards, Saxophone (Alto, Baritone), Horn Arrangements
Malcolm Duncan- Saxophone (Tenor), Flute
Steve Ferrone- Drums, Percussion
 
 
Production Credits
Arif Mardin- Producer
Gene Paul- Engineer
Peter Granet, Neil Schwartz- Engineer (Additional Recording)
Bob Defrin - Art Direction
 
 
Additional Musicians

Ray Barretto- Conga (3, 5)

CUT THE CAKE
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CUT THE CAKE- give me a little piece
let me lick up the cream
CUT THE CAKE- well, just a little piece
baby you know what I mean
CUT THE CAKE- give me a little piece
a little lovin' on the side
CUT THE CAKE- I need a little piece
just to keep me satisfied
Chorus
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
Well it tastes so good don't pass it all around
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
You got to cut it-down!
CUT THE CAKE- just a little piece
of your sweet love
CUT THE CAKE- don't you know that I
can't get enough
CUT THE CAKE- want you to know that I
ain't a greedy man
CUT THE CAKE- don't you know that I'll
do the best I can
Chorus
CUT THE CAKE- give me a little piece
let me lick up the cream
CUT THE CAKE- well, just a little piece
baby you know what I mean
CUT THE CAKE- give me a little piece
a little lovin' on the side
CUT THE CAKE- I need a little piece
just to keep me satisfied
Chorus
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
Well it tastes so good don't pass it all around
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
Never knew you cooked the way you do
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
Tastes so good don't pass the recipe around
gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme that cake
You got to cut it-DOWN
cut it-DOWN
cut it-DOWN-cut the cake-please


SCHOOL BOY CRUSH
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Meet me in the playground at a quarter to four
Wait till everybody's [long] gone
There must be so many things that we can explore
Maybe I can walk you home
If it starts to rain - we can take some shelter
I'd like to hold your little hand
My heart is spinning like a helter-skelter
We'll get to know each other if we can

Chorus
She said hey - wait a minute - hold on
She said hey - just a little bit - hold on
When ever I try to think of what it feels like to feel it
For the frst time, and was it really such a thrill
She said look, boy - but don't you touch
that ain't much - only a school boy crush

Got to keep this secret - can't take no chance
Don't want nobody else to know
There is nothing wrong with trying to start a romance
[But] we should take it rather slow
If we play it cool - It'll be all right
Don't let the teacher see us talking
But after school we will be out of sight
Everybody gonna think we just gone walkin'

Repeat Chorus



IT'S A MYSTERY
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When I hear you call my name
So soft and low
I get to feel so good
way down inside of me
You could have had the choice
of anyone you want
I can't understand why you're here
Right here beside me now, oh baby.

Chorus
IT'S A MYSTERY
What you see in me
I know I got to
Keep on seeing you
IT'S a MYSTERY
What you see in me.

When I speak to you
Over the telephone
I just want to be right there
Beside you, girl
Cause holding you and loving you
Is on my mind
I'm so glad, I'm so glad
You feel the same way too.



GROOVIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
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We didn't come around here to sit around and mope, no no
We didn't come around here to sit like this and lookin' bored
We came down here to party
Thats what we're gonna do
Groovin' the night away
Groovin' the night away

I know that times are tough
But it ain't here, not tonight, no no
Get up off your backside
Got to d it right
Let's roll up the carpet
Time to get down
Groovin' the night away
Groovin' the night away

Now that we got started
Let's keep keepin' on till dawn
I won't stop until I drop
Got to get it on
We came down here to party
That's what we're goin' do
Groovin' the night away
Groovin' the night away



IF I EVER LOSE THIS HEAVEN
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If you're foolin' only foolin' all I ask is why
If you're playin' all I'm sayin' is feelin's sure can lie
If you're lying keep on lying don't tell the truth
Don't you dare
You can't drop me cause you still got me
After takin' me way up there

Chorus
Oh if I ever loose this heaven
If I ever ever loose this heaven
Oh I'll never be the same

When you're kind extra kind then suddenly you're cross
You're so moody but you get to me I still can't turn you off
You're fscinating more fascinating than the dark side of the moon
You're so exciting that I'm rewriting the book of love called you

Chorus fade



WHY
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Why did love bring us together
I wonder if it was real or
Whether it was something out of time
A situation we could not explain
Could it be your love was just like
sunshine turned to rain

Try as hard as I may, girl
I can find nothing to say, cause
yesterday you walked right out on me
An I can't find the reason why
Still I can't decide if it was really my
Mistake that made you break away from me
All I have left is the memory

Chorus
Why do you wanna go
Why do you wanna go and make me love you
Why do you wanna go
Why do you wanna go and make me love you
you made me believe
I needed something more than what I had
Then you had to leave
And all it did was make me sad

Why do you wanna go
Why do you wanna go and make me love you
Why do you wanna go
Why do you wanna go and make me love you
you made me believe
I needed something more than what I had
Then you had to leave
And all it did was make me sad
Why do you wanna go
Why do you wanna go and make me love you, etc.



HIGH FLYIN' WOMAN
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Stand up
Don't let the people get you down
Play some funky music, get dancin',
Better than hangin' around,
You got to fight, fight
The blues ain't strong enough to beat you
Come on out tonight, don't need money
I'll be there to meet you

Cause I believe I can make you
A HIGH FLYIN' WOMAN again,
Forget about the past
You'll never see that man again.

Time was
We were just like sister and brother
But you got hung on him - all the time
He treated you like the others
Hey now
He's gone from your life - let's celebrate
Put on these high-heeled shoes, paint your face
Got no time to waste

Cause I believe I can make you
A HIGH FLYIN' WOMAN again
Forget about the past
You'll never see that man again.

Hey, hey, gonna make you a high-steppin' chicken again,
Hey, hey, come on baby, come on out tonight
Cause I believe I can make you
A HIGH FLYIN' WOMAN again
Forget about the past,
You'll never see that man again.
Cause I believe I can make you
A HIGH FLYIN' WOMAN again.



CLOUDY
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Cloudy,
It used to be so easy just to love you
Now babe,
You seem to have a million problems on your mind
At the one time

Cloudy, don't you drift away, no,
Cloudy, don't you drift away
Said I feel like I'm loosin' you
Slowly but surely,
Oh babe, oh babe

Maybe
I could be the one to help you
Solve all those things,
Just try,
All you have to do is
Open that door
What are you waiting for?

Cloudy, don't you drift away, no, baby,
Cloudy, don't you drift away
Said I feel like I'm loosin' you
Slowly but surely,
Oh babe, oh babe, yeah.

Whatcha tryin' to prove by turnin' me away
You're killin' my love
Oh oh oh oh
What we had.
Is it really dead?
is it really dead?

Cloudy, don't you drift away,
Cloudy, don't you drift away,
Said I feel like I'm loosin' you
Slowly but surely,
Oh babe, oh babe.



HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
Track List

You git a way about you, lady,
You can charm the birds right out of the trees with your sweetness
Maybe if I stayed around you long enough
I might find how good this thing could be.

Can you get Sweeter than sugar
Can you get Sweeter than wine
Can you get Sweeter than perfume
Can you get Sweeter than sunshine

HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
Oh baby, HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
Just HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET, how sweet.

Ooh when you smile at me the clouds all disappear
You are warmer than a sunny sunny day in L.A. baby,
Still it seems too perfect and I really got to know
That is why I got one question for you
And I just gotta say

Can you get Sweeter than honey
Can you get Sweeter than wine
Can you get Sweeter than roses
Can you get Sweeter than sunshine

Something kinda tells me
That the best is yet to come

HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET
HOW SWEET CAN YOU GET (repeated ad lib to fade out)



WHEN THEY BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN
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When they BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN
Everybody's gonna think it's over
In the back of my mind I know
It's only the start of the show
When they BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN
That's when my troubles begin
When it gets to you, girl,
That's the hardest part to win.

Sitting here in my room backstage
With only my thoughts to keep me company
Read the script again from an empty page
Still I see your face in front of me
But I can't let this feeling take over
I've got to go out and play my part
No one else realises
I'm doing it all with an aching heart tonight

The houselights dim and the show has begun
All the lines seem to flow so easily
People laugh but I can't join the fun
All my words just echo back at me
Still I go through the motions
Tell a joke, pull a funny face
No one else has a notion
I've lost someting that I can't replace tonight

When they BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN
Everybody's gonna think it's over
In the back of my mind I know
It's only the start of the show
When they BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN
That's when my troubles begin
When it gets to you, girl,
That's the hardest part to win.



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