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Funk #49
James Gang Lyrics


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Uh, sleep all day, out all night,
I know where you're going.
I don't that's a-acting right,
You don't think it's showing.
A-jumpin' up, fallin' down,
Don't misunderstand me.
You don't think that I know your plan,
What you try'n to hand me?

Out all night, sleep all day,
I know what you're doing.
If you're gonna a-act that way,
Think there's trouble brewing.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to James Gang's song Funk #49 describe a person who is aware of their partner's behavior and intentions. The first verse implies that the person in question is not acting right, regardless of whether or not they think they are getting away with it. The second verse further emphasizes this sentiment by stating that if the person continues to act in such a way, trouble is sure to follow.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "out all night, sleep all day" which suggests that the person in question is living a reckless and irresponsible lifestyle. The listener can infer that this lifestyle is causing strain on their relationships and ultimately leading to consequences.


Overall, the song seems to be a warning to someone who is engaging in self-destructive behavior. The tone is somewhat accusatory, but also indicates a level of concern and care for the person being addressed.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh, sleep all day, out all night,
You spend your days sleeping and your nights out,


I know where you're going.
I am aware of your actions and plans.


I don't that's a-acting right,
I don't think that your behavior is appropriate,


You don't think it's showing.
You don't think that your true intentions are being revealed.


A-jumpin' up, fallin' down,
You're taking risks and experiencing highs and lows.


Don't misunderstand me.
Please don't misinterpret my intentions or words.


You don't think that I know your plan,
You believe that I'm unaware of your scheme,


What you try'n to hand me?
What are you attempting to give me?


Out all night, sleep all day,
You continue to be up all night and sleep through the day,


I know what you're doing.
I have an understanding of your activities and motives.


If you're gonna a-act that way,
If you choose to behave in such a manner,


Think there's trouble brewing.
I believe that there may be problems or issues on the horizon.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DALE PETERS, JAMES K. FOX, JOSEPH FIDLER WALSH

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CRIMEFAN5500

[Verse 1]
I sleep all day, out all night
I know where you're goin'
I don't think that's a-actin' right
You don't think it's showin'

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 2]
A-jumpin' up, fallin' down
Don't misunderstand me
You don't think that I know your plan
What you tryin' to hand me?

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3]
Out all night, sleep all day
I know what you're doin'
If you're gonna a-act that way
I think there's trouble brewin'



All comments from YouTube:

Johnny Goodman

"I had more fun being 20 in the 70s than I do being 70 in the 20s" -- Joe Walsh.

Zak6959

I barely heard that,๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Pickwick Guest

great line

Terry McMahon

The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get!

Denise Mariani

Saw Joe Walsh at Yale Bowl the Eagles last concert. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Anarchy Is Freedom

I'm sorry!

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Gary Courm

I am a 70 year African American but let it be said more American. I love this music, I play bass guitar and my band rocked our School dances with this music. This music is one of the many things that helped make America Great. Keep the music true. God Bless us all.

Steven Hutson

๐Ÿ™ Amen ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™Œ

Robert McCarrick

Hello My Friend..I know you're my friend cause u love this song!
Great American bluesy jazz rock came from West Africa via The Delta then England then finally! To America...thank G.O.D. "we Americans" back heroes ..back in my formative years had finally taken the cotton out of their years...best

Denis Cruz

Amen!!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

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