You Oughta Know By Now

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About 15 years ago I paid a visit to an old buddy of mine, Dave Waite of The Country Men, Country Fever, Jade & Marianne Segal fame. He had come up with this catchy hook for the chorus. I took it away, wrote a couple of verses and a bridge and here we are. A couple of years ago I met up with Dave in London and played him the completed song.
He had no memory of the hook he had created many years earlier.
Anyway, Dave, here it is. Hope you like it. All the best, buddy.

lyrics

You, you oughta know by now I don't fool around,
not about thee,
and you, you oughta know by now
that I mean what I say when I say what you mean to me.

You've been burnt, now put it aside,
you wear it well but you don't fool me.
Suspicious eyes so hard to hide,
but trust in me and you will see.

That you, you oughta know by now I don't fool around,
not about thee,
and you, you oughta know by now
that I mean what I say when I say what you mean to me.

Turn around now come look in my eyes,
these fears you harbour will soon sail away,
if you trust in me go the extra mile,
just trust in me and you will see.

That you, you oughta know by now I don't fool around,
not about thee,
and you, you oughta know by now
that I mean what I say when I say what you mean to me.

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from The Child Time Forgot, released May 21, 2009
Words & music by Dave Waite & Paul McCarthy
Paul McCarthy- vocals & guitars
Richard Dunkley- bass

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