Ending Up Down At Nick’s Cafe — Remembering Those Hot Sexy Nights   4 comments

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Having spent many a hot night in the southeast Texas bayou country, this Robbie Robertson song from the late 1980’s was one we love listening to — sexy and hot! This is one song that could be my anthem — “Look for me somewhere down that crazy river.”

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Somewhere Down The Crazy River

Yeah, I can see it now
The distant red neon shivered in the heat
I was feeling like a stranger in a strange land
You know where people play games with the night
God, it was too hot to sleep

I followed the sound of a jukebox coming from a levee
All of a sudden I could hear somebody whistling from right behind me
I turned around and she said
“Why do you always end up down at Nick’s Cafe?”
I said, “I don’t know, the wind just kind of pushed me this way”
She said, “Hang the rich”

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
(Somewhere down the crazy river)
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
(Somewhere down the crazy river)

Take a picture of this
The fields are empty, abandoned ’59 Chevy
Laying in the back seat listening to Little Willie John
Yeah, that’s when time stood still
You know, I think I’m gonna go down to Madam X
And let her read my mind
She said, “That voodoo stuff don’t do nothing for me”

I’m a man with a clear destination
I’m a man with a broad imagination
You fog the mind, you stir the soul
I can’t find, no control

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
(Somewhere down the crazy river)
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
(Somewhere down the crazy river)

Wait, did you hear that
Oh, this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me
She said, “There’s one thing you’ve got to learn
Is not to be afraid of it”
I said, “No, I like it, I like it, it’s good”
She said, “You like it now
But you’ll learn to love it later”

I been spellbound falling in trances
I been spellbound falling in trances
You give me shivers, chills and fever
You give me shivers
You give me shivers
I been spellbound, I been spellbound
I been spellbound somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river

— Robbie Robertson

 

4 responses to “Ending Up Down At Nick’s Cafe — Remembering Those Hot Sexy Nights

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  1. omg I knew Robbie many many years ago, he was just starting out, thanks for the memory

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  2. yes in stretching the grey cells he was playing in Ottawa at a club in the east end, he was with Ronnie Hawkins at the time so that was before he and “Beak” formed the band that got Robbie off on his own path….What I can’t recall is how much singing he did back then… may come back to me.. a lot of good talent came through back then… live entertainment was everywhere.

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