Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

Shanghaid
J.J. Cale Lyrics


Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore
New York, Boston and Baltimore
They'll take you right down where you don't want to go
If you talk too fast and you walk too slow
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
I tried to live by the golden rule
Do unto others and they'll do unto you
Every time I get turned on I end up singing the same song
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
I was crossing the desert on a sunny day
I met two women that passed my way
They took me to a tent and they locked the door And all they
ever said was "More, more"
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
And I'm standing right here with my usual slack
Police got me for talking back
"You're out on the street, you'd better watch your step
If you talk too loud, now button your lip"
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Sitting in a bar in West Berlin
Sipping on a glass that's low again
Talking to a woman I thought I knew
The lights went out and I did too
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid
Shanghaid, Shanghaid
Been locked up and Shanghaid

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: AUDIE ASHWORTH, J J CALE

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Comments from YouTube:

Gibby

I remember buying this years ago....taking it home and putting it on and thinking.....wow this first song is killer! Then Hold On Baby came on and it was one after another......all amazing songs....just like all of JJs stuff........

Bruce Wayne

never ceases !!!

Bane S.

MTV used to play this (believe it or not) when I was 11-12, this is how I've found about JJ Cale. Today, my kids love this song.

Pauline Chapman

Bane S. Wow ...we cld be related...my 8 yr old goes around muttering...Shanghai...Shanghai...lol❤️❤️🇨🇦

N C

I havnt heard this in about 10 years! im only 17 haha, but this is such a good song from one of my favourite ever artists, ive got memories of this playing as one of my mums casettes in her old jaguar driving to Primnary school...thank you for the upload!

Steve E.

THE coolest, smoothest, guitar man. Love you JJ

zeljko pavlovic

Jedan od velikana kog nisam uspeo da cujem uzivo. Mnogo lepih noci mi je doneo. Tuznih... To je...blues

Funda Prince

Love this song, love JJ Cale! Greetings from İstanbul...❤️

THE DETAILS OF ADELAIDE

J.J. Cale was the king of laid back 😁

Manu Saez

Good music never dies

More Comments