Too Little Too Late
Ruth Brown Lyrics


It's 4am baby
And you've been out all night
But you got home just in time
To hear me say "Goodbye"

My mind's made up
And I swear today
That this time my heart won't get in the way

I don't doubt that you're sorry
Not for one moment
And that now you see the error of your ways
And those tears (that's a nice touch!)
Sliding down your face
But it's too little ...too late
It's too little ...too late

Grab your hat and coat
While you're talking
You can call a cab
Or you can take out walkin'

My advice is simple
Find another fool somehow
'Cause all the tears in China won't change my mind now

And I don't doubt that you're sorry
Now you've seen the error of your ways
And those tears (ah! that's a nice touch!)
Sliding down your face
But it's too little ...too late
It's too little, a little too late

It's 4am baby! you've been out all night!
But you got home just in time
To hear me say "Goodbye"
My mind's made up
And I swear today
That this time my heart won't get in the way

I don't doubt! I don't doubt that you're sorry!
Not for one moment
And now you see the error of your ways
And all those tears (well ...that's a nice touch!)
Sliding down your face
But it's too little ...too late
It's too little and it's too late

You're always late
But this time you're too late ...too late ...too late.

Writer(s): DENNIS WALKER, ALAN MIRIKITANI

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Comments from YouTube:

Cathy Lemons

Even though she must have recorded this in her seventies, her voice is strong and filled with feeling. What artists now lack in this world of blues and pop these artists from her era mastered at a very young age. Her feeling is what moves the listener, and you don't even notice the fine stylistic phrasing, the use of words in just the right places with just the right accents, the way she builds the emotion from her timing and her vocal strength as it increases throughout the song--a lost art.

David Cumming

You couldn't sing this song with any feeling if you were 21; true fact

MyMoppet52

This is just magnificent! What great vocals, phrasing, & emotion! Thank you so much for this. My best, Moppet

Joey Pafumi

A masterpiece written by Alan Mikitani,which we recorded with the Buddaheads as well.I believe Ruth won a grammy for the LP.

Mic

A very beautiful song sang very beautifully by Ms. Brown. We can all identify with the words on this one....

Hashtag Epiphany

2018 loving this.....

grwatanabe

wow. love and joy to ruth.

kukuleta Tr

i love Ruth Brown. thnx for share. greatings from turkey

karen yochim

WHO is that guitar player? LOVE those 2 guitar solos so MUCH.

Francesco Speroni

Sorry, the full album name is: R+B = Ruth Brown

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