J.J. Cale — City Girls
Album: Grasshopper
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6.4

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Total ratings: 313









Released: 1982
Length: 2:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
City girls they're all right
They just want you for the night
But when the morning comes at dawn
City girls they all gone

You know the daylight can be sad
When you feel that you've been had
Only night time brings the price
City girl she thinks it's right

What's a poor boy going to do
If he wants a girl like you
Can't afford no diamond rings
Or all those other fancy things

Only one thing I can give
A song down where you live
I'll sing to you hear the sound
City girl please stay around
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 Cynaera wrote:
J. J. Cale just makes me happy.  {#Bounce}

 
me too Anne {#Yes}  RIP to the most eloquent poster we have ever had on RP {#Sunny} This is the first track off a 5* album too {#Bounce}
 more-more-more wrote:
That flagellating, two-note, instrumental chorus on the high end is really nice. 

But it's driving me crazy — where have I heard it before?  Jive Talkin'?

 
probably not what you were hearing...although my first thoughts are this track sounds sorta like Leo Sayer's "More Than I Can Say" - which is one of those pop tunes I LOVE because of fond memories with my mom; in fact it was one of the songs at her funeral. 

I've got this cool JJ track at a 7 currently...heck I'm gonna bump it to an 8 right now knowing the rest of the album is great!. LONG LIVE RP!


Long may you run.
 elliotgoettelman wrote:
this entire album is amazing.  if you are not sure about j.j. - don't let this song decide for you.  buy this cd used from amazon and you'll see what i mean, and then you'll realize that this song fits to the album.  

 
Absolutely!
I've tried not to hear it, really I have.  I can't help it ...

"If I said you had a beautiful body ....."

Sorry. 
Maybe it's the Florida cracker in me but I like his pickin'.  An 8 from me.
 LPCity wrote:
Pick up "The Breeze" if you are in a mood for some more J.J.Cale music.  It's fine.

 
"After midnight", too
 Cynaera wrote:
J. J. Cale just makes me happy.  {#Bounce}
 
miss you so much, Cynaera...  love this song...
Pick up "The Breeze" if you are in a mood for some more J.J.Cale music.  It's fine.
Sounds like he was channelling Jimmy Buffett with this song...
That flagellating, two-note, instrumental chorus on the high end is really nice. 

But it's driving me crazy -- where have I heard it before?  Jive Talkin'?
Great songwriter. He will be missed for that anyway! 
RIP JJ. Loved your music since the '70's and still get pleasure from listening to you.
 Huey wrote:
I really like J.J. but not this...
 
....{#Yes}.....
Did the art director quit before this was released? WTF is the point of that text treatment?
 manzanitafire wrote:
What's next? Girl from Impanema?
 
That would be good.
this entire album is amazing.  if you are not sure about j.j. - don't let this song decide for you.  buy this cd used from amazon and you'll see what i mean, and then you'll realize that this song fits to the album.  
Ive always heard about JJ Cale and what a legend and an influence he is and how respected by the greats. But honestly I dont enjoy his music at all. The people he influenced? Absolutely.
 Huey wrote:
I really like J.J. but not this...
 


Agree...from fiddle to twang...not too tolerant of either
J. J. Cale just makes me happy.  {#Bounce}