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I Know A Little

Title I Know A Little
Artist Lynyrd Skynyrd
Writer(s Steve Gaines
Notes

Street Survivors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Street Survivors was a showcase for guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, who had joined the band just a year earlier on the recommendation of his sister Cassie. Publicly and privately, Ronnie Van Zant marvelled at the multiple talents of Skynyrd's newest member, claiming that the band would "all be in his shadow one day." Gaines' contributions included his co-lead vocal with Van Zant on the co-written "You Got That Right" and the guitar boogie "I Know A Little" which he had written before he joined Skynyrd. So confident was Skynyrd's leader of Gaines' abilities that the album (and some concerts) featured Gaines delivering his self-penned blues "Ain't No Good Life" - one of the few songs in the pre-crash Skynyrd catalog to feature a lead vocalist other than Ronnie Van Zant. The album also included the hit singles "What's Your Name" and the ominous "That Smell" - a cautionary tale about drug abuse that was clearly aimed at one of the band members (both Collins and Gary Rossington had serious car accidents which slowed the recording of the album).
Lyrics Well, the bigger the city, well, the brighter the lights,
the bigger the dog, well, the harder the bite.
I don't know where you been last night
but I'm thinkin', mama, you ain't doin' right.

      Say, I know a little,
      I know a little 'bout it,
      I know a little,
      I know a little 'bout it.
      I know a little 'bout love,
      baby, I can guess the rest.

Well, I don't read that daily news
'cause it ain't hard to figure why people gets the blues.
If they can't dig what they can't use,
if they'd stick to themselves they'd be much less abused.

      Say, I know a little,
      Lord, I do know a little 'bout it,
      I know a little,
      I know a little 'bout it.
      I know a little 'bout love,
      baby, I can guess the rest.

Well, you want me to be your only man.
Said, listen, mama, did you all I can.
Do right, baby, by your man.
Don't worry, mama, teach you all I can.

      Say, I know a little,
      Lord, I know a little 'bout it,
      I know a little,
      I know a little 'bout it.
      I know a little 'bout love
      and baby, I can guess the rest.
      Well, I know a little 'bout love.
      Baby, I want your best.
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