Hornsby, Bruce - Sneaking Up On Boo Radley Lyrics




Crawl up the back steps
Up to the back door
Reach up in the dark
Turn the handle a little more
Open up real slow
So the door won't creak
Look ahead, look behind
Don't shuffle your feet

Hey - They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
We play our tricks, make up funny songs
Sneaking around, feeling badly
Sneaking up on Boo Radley

Hear the caterpillar crawl
Hear the bedbugs bite
Hear the crickets scream
All the sounds of the night
Hear the sound of footprints
On the ground I think I see
Don't step on the lightning bugs
Watch the crack in your knees

They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
We play our tricks, make up funny songs
Sneaking around, feeling badly
Sneaking up on Boo Radley

They say he's funny, got a loose screw
Stay away, he's a threat to you
Give him a break, what do we know
Might turn out we would like him so
We fear what we just don't know

I heard he served a long time ago
Saw some things we'll never know
We laugh and sneak around in the night
Fun and games but I know it's not right

Both scared and fascinated
Ignorant we castigate him
Both scared and fascinated
Ignorant we flagellate him

They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
We play our tricks, make up funny songs
Down the street, walking sadly
My little sister, loves him madly
I'm feeling like the Man From Gladly
Sneaking up on Boo Radley
Sneaking up on Boo Radley





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  1. tropicwave1

    Sneaking Up On Boo Radley
    Bruce Hornsby
    Album: Spirit Trail

    Crawl up the back steps up to the back door
    Reach up in the dark, turn the handle a little more
    Open up real slow so the door won't creak
    Look ahead, look behind, don't shuffle your feet hey

    [Chorus]
    They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
    We play our tricks, make up funny songs
    Sneaking around, feeling badly
    Sneaking up on Boo Radley

    Hear the caterpillar crawl, hear the bed buds bite
    Hear the crickets scream, all the sounds of the night
    Hear the sound of footprints on the ground across the grass
    Don't step on the lightning bugs, watch the crack in your knees

    [Chorus]
    They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
    We play our tricks, make up funny songs
    Sneaking around, feeling badly
    Sneaking up on Boo Radley

    They say he's funny, got a loose screw
    Stay away, he's a threat to you
    Give him a break, what do we know
    Might turn out we would like him so
    We fear what we just don't know

    Well I heard he served a long time ago
    He saw some things we'll never know
    We laugh and sneak around in the night
    Fun and games but I know it's not right
    No, not right

    Well scar ed and fascinated
    Ignorant we castigate* him
    Well scared and fascinated
    Ignorant we flagellate him

    They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
    We play our tricks, make up funny songs
    Down the street walking sadly
    My little sister loves him madly
    Feeling like the man from Gladly
    Sneaking up on Boo Radley
    Sneaking up on Boo Radley

    Written by: BRUCE RANDALL HORNSBY
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Label: RCA ‎
    ℗ 1998 BMG Music


    These songs were recorded from November 1998 to New Year's Eve 99/2000
    Songs recorded live taken from:
    · Austin City Limits PBS-TV Program (Track 1-1)
    · BET Jazz Central (Tracks 1-2, 2-1, 2-2)
    · 1999 Woodstock Festival (Track 1-6)
    · Concerts in Charlotte, NC; Kalamazoo, MI; Dayton, OH; Asheville, NC; Oakland, CA; and Williamsburg, VA (New Year's Eve 1999-2000)

    *definition: castigate (Verb)
    To punish severely; to criticize severely; to reprimand severely.

  2. Frank Grail

    I can see Sting doing this one.

  3. JJ Lorentz

    One day my band Ocean 7 is gonna play the Funhouse Fest. You watch!

  4. JJ Lorentz

    I late January 1996, I drove from Myrtle Beach to Nashville to watch him, Bela Fleck, and Vince Gill rehearse all day for a TV performance on TNN. I arrived the Ryman at 9:30am and stayed all day. Bruce didn't know I was there. I was the only person watching the rehearsal. He read from a cardboard chart for a Bela Fleck instrumental that he and Bela rehearsed. Bruce was wearing low cut LL Bean boots. He and Vince shook hands on stage that morning after a take of "What The Cowgirls Do". It was awesome!

  5. JJ Lorentz

    We fear what we just don't know. Word!!

  6. JJ Lorentz

    This is awesome! This is a masterpiece!

  7. Glacius Gaming

    English teacher made me come here. Please help.

    Rena Minor

    Listen and Learn from a master, Glacius. Ever heard the phrase 'There's a method to the madness?'

    GooshawnXD

    One day you will look back at that teacher and be like damn he was boss.
    I mean, this guy sang with the dead.... and this is your homework? Sweet man.

    Ned Flanders

    Same here

  8. Samuel Gershman

    One of Kyle's favorites.