Prove Me Wrong

by Big Monti Amundson

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1.
So Fine 03:39
So Fine You say she doesn’t love me but I know what’s going on You can’t be right and I know I can’t be wrong ‘Cause I’m her man She’s the best in the land You say I’m being had Tell me she’s lying Try to tell me that I should open my eyes Saying that she’s bad, bad, bad I say she’s fine So fine You say she’s going to use me but you better watch your tongue You can’t be right and I know I can’t be wrong “Cause I’m her man She’s the best in the land You say I’m being had Tell me she’s lying Try to tell me that I should open my eyes Saying that she’s bad, bad, bad I say she’s fine So fine
2.
Prove Me Wrong I talk about you all the time How you’re special and they don’t know How you got it going on How I’ll never let you go Then you show up falling down And all that carrying on How come when I’m talking you up You show up to prove me wrong Prove me wrong How come when I’m talking you up You gotta come along And prove me wrong I ran into a friend of yours I didn’t like him right away Man was talking out of turn So I persuaded him to stay Then you show up with your eyes all wide Baby what’s going on How come when I need you to prove me right You show up to prove me wrong Baby you know that I love you Really got it bad You’re the sweetest little thing This boy ever had But you gotta get it together Baby you gotta get strong ’cause I’m tired of talking you up Just to have you prove me wrong
3.
Calculatin’ Woman Blues I believe I believe I will be strong I believe I believe I will be strong She’s a calculatin’ woman And she’s going to do me harm I Believe I believe I will be going I believe I believe I will be going She’s a calculatin’ woman And she’s going to do me harm She’s a calculatin’ woman From her head down to her toes She’s simply dominatin’ Everywhere she goes I believe I will be strong I’ve got to walk away from here Before my strength is gone I believe I believe I will be strong I believe I believe I will be strong She’s a calculatin’ woman And she’s going to do me harm
4.
Standing Next To You When I’m standing next to you It’s almost more than I can do Keep my hands to myself I know you love somebody else When you smile at me that way Any man would take my place Just to be in your light for a little while Look at me I’m a real hard case I believe Someday in time and space You and me We’ll have it all worked out And I’ll be the one you love (I’ll be the one you love) (I’ll be the one you love) When you’re standing oh so near The picture in my mind is clear I’ll keep the highlights to myself I know you love somebody else When you look at me that way Any man would take my place Just to be in your sights for a little while
5.
Meg Darlin' 03:29
Meg Darlin’ Meg it’s so nice here just outside your head Meg it’s no good anymore where you been Meg darlin’ good to see you again So cool about your 90 day pin Life is good when you’re three months in Bet you didn’t think so way back when Meg used to read by the light in your head Meg it’s no good any more where you been Meg darlin’ good to see you again You look good – not so thin Way we was living honey such a sin Bet you didn’t think so way back when Bet you didn’t think so way back then Meg used to read by the light in your head Hang on every word that you said It’s so good here just outside your head Meg it’s so nice here just outside your head Meg it’s no good anymore where you been Meg darlin’ good to see you again So cool about your 90 day pin Life is good when you’re three months in Bet you didn’t think so way back when Bet you didn’t think so way back then Meg used to read by the light in your head Hang on every word that you said It’s so good here just outside your head
6.
Needs More Baby (free) 04:38
Needs More Baby I got a needs more baby little girl sure is fine I got a needs more baby little girl sure is fine But we can’t get along she needs more all the time She said she needs more weave up on her head She needs more meat and she needs more bread I got a needs more baby little girl sure is fine Well we can’t get along she needs more all the time I give her all I have you know she hurts my pride She asks for more you know she’s still not satisfied I got a needs more baby little girl sure is fine But we can’t get along she needs more all the time I been working hard I need to get my rest Here she comes with her needs more mess I got a needs more baby little girl sure is fine But we can’t get along she needs more all the time She needs more and more and more She needs more and more and more She needs more and more and more She needs more and more and more Well we can’t get along she needs more all the time
7.
Landlady Came By Well the landlady came by the other night She said I know things been kind of tight But we can make things close to even right here tonight She said if you aint got the money You got to treat your landlady right She said I’ll be by at a quarter after two tonight Ooh! I said all right She said if you aint got the money You got to treat your landlady right Hey Big Monti let’s get it right You aint good lookin’ but you’re kinda bright I said all right baby – that’s me She said if you aint got the money You got to treat your landlady right Well the landlady left about a quarter to four Said she’ll be back for more tonight Ooh! I said all right If you aint got the money You got to treat your landlady right I said hey landlady what you want me to do She said let’s work on next month and next year too All right baby Ooh! That’s me She said if you aint got the money You got to treat your landlady right
8.
Strike That Match I asked you for a light you lit a cigarette for me I need a ride you throw me your car keys Wouldn’t give me just the time of day You gave me a diamond watch on a silver tray I can’t take too much I can’t take too much I can’t take too much ‘Cause I could take it all and there still wouldn’t be enough You gave me a penthouse with a view I said I’d spend the night with you You made me breakfast in bed I don’t want to lose my head Strike a match I need a light I’m ready to smoke I’m ready to burn all night Strike a match We got the time Don’t check your watch Yeah we got all night
9.
What’s So Special ‘Bout Love What’s so special ‘bout love that you won’t give a little bit up What’s so special ‘bout love that you won’t give a little bit up I’ll be leaving in the morning Won’t you fill my lovin’ cup I guess you could say that I’ve been around I’ve drank fine wine in old Paris town I’ve been drunk on power - I’ve been brought low I’ve lived six lifetimes - I’d give three to know Baby where will this night end I’ll be leaving in the morning Let me be your lovin’ man What’s so special “bout love that you won’t give a little bit up What’s so special ‘bout love that you won’t give a little bit up I’ll be leaving in the morning Let me fill your lovin’ cup What’s so special ‘bout love that you won’t give a little to me Baby it’s so cold outside and it don’t have to be I guess you could say I’m a worldly man As much for love as because I can It gives me pleasure to travel and roam Sometimes with two – most times alone Baby where will this night end I’ll be leaving in the morning Let me be your lovin’ man
10.
Hey Now (free) 04:11
Hey Now Did you ever wake up in the morning About the break of day Reach over and rub the pillow Where your baby used to lay Hey now Hey now hey now You feel so bad You feel like a part of you is dying Then you put on a cry Like you never cried before You cried so loud You gave the blues to the neighbors next door Hey now hey now Hey now hey now It makes you feel so bad And you lay right down and die I got the blues so bad It hurt my feet to walking I got the blues so bad It hurts my tongue to talking Hey now Hey now Hey now hey now It makes you feel so bad That you lay right down and die You cry lord, lord Won’t you help me please I know you can have mercy on everybody Won’t you please send some down on me Hey now hey now Hey now hey now It makes you feel so bad That you lay right down and die
11.
One Day Of The Week (free) 04:55
One Day Of The Week One day of the week you seem to love me One day of the week you seem to care One day of the week when I go looking One day of the week I find you there One day of the week your heart is beating One day of the week not all alone One day of the week dirt cold shack One day of the week like a rich man’s home Might be Monday bring me coffee Might be Tuesday breakfast in bed One day of the week you bring me a pillow Instead of this stone to ease my head One day of the week you won’t see it coming One day of the week might not be long One day of the week six days running One day of the week I find you gone

about

OUT OF PRINT - Original material from this CD is available on the 4-CD set "The Songwriter"

I flew to Amsterdam on 9-9-99 with the intention of staying in Europe for a year or so. Boyd Small had started a new record company and they wanted me on their roster. As part of the deal I was given an entire month to record the CD. "Prove Me Wrong " is certainly the most consistent sounding record that I've made up to this point. I wasn't drinking and my voice was strong. There was a relaxed feeling throughout the entire process with solid performances all around.

But bookings were down. Blues and roots-rock had become a tough sell. My booking agency still managed to book me into some cool festivals but the club scene was pretty much dried up. I was still making good money when I did perform, but there were sometimes weeks between gigs.

I spent my off-time walking Amsterdam. Since my early twenties I've walked as an exercise and as a meditation. But I could not walk enough to fend off some of the deepest loneliness I have ever felt in my life. I could butcher a few languages by then and most everyone speaks a little English, but I missed the ability to be subtle or funny. I have a lot of friends in Amsterdam and I enjoy my life in Europe, but I began to feel like it was time to move on.

In October of 2000 I returned to Portland. I set out almost ten years earlier to have a better life and to enjoy myself, and I certainly have done that. But I failed to make my European success translate to an American record deal. What a' ya gonna do?

- Big Monti

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released February 14, 2000

Produced by Monti Amundson, Boyd Smal and Evert Kaatee
Recorded and mixed at Y-land Studio Amsterdam by Evert Kaatee
Photo by Ross Hamilton
Album design by Martin Drax

Monti Amundson - guitar and vocals
Boyd Small - drums and vocals
Jasper Mortier - bass
Kim Snelton - harp on tracks 6,7,8,11
Mischa Den Haring - guitar on tracks 6,7,9

All songs by written by Monti Amundson and/or Boyd Small except:
Needs More Baby - W. Dixon
Hey Now - Leigh/Monique
One Day Of The Week - Andy Strange

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