Compleat Rembrandt

Sliders has always had music as an integral part of its mythology. Through its five seasons, cast member Cleavant Derricks has performed a number of original songs and covers. You’ll find a comprehensive catalog of Cleavant’s work as Rembrandt “Cryin’ Man” Brown here.

Cry Like a Man

Written by:
Tracy Tormé & Paul Kelly

Arranged by:
Hummie Mann

Appeared in Sliders

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Ohhhhhhhhhh…

My friends ask me why I cry (cry)
It’s cause I feel like I wanna die (die)
These tears spring from my eye
Ever since you said goodbye (goodbye)

Chorus:
I’m gonna cry like a man (cry like a man)
Hard as I can (as I can)
And if you had a heart
Maybe you’d start
to understand

Oh, I know you understand me brothers

See me walking down the street (walkin’ down the street)
And everybody that I meet (everybody that I meet)
They say hello, goodbye (goodbye)
And tears spring from my other eye (walk on by)

Chorus

Listen baby
The long and lonely nights go by (they go on by)
Alone and lonely, I sit and cry (I cry, I cry)
I cry! Oh! (All alone I sit and cry)
Moaning! Groaning! Dyin’! (cry like a man)
Cryin’ like a man

Hard as I can (as I can)
If you had a heart
Maybe you’d start
to understand

You’re breaking my heart here! (cry like a man)
I feel a tear comin’ out of this eye! (cry like a man)
Oh! And a tear, fallin’ from my other eye! (cry like a man)
Brothers! Somebody!
Somebody hand me a handkerchief!
Please! (cry like a man)

Star Spangled Banner

Written by:
Francis Scott Key

Appeared in Sliders

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Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Amazing Grace

Written by: Traditional

Appeared in Sliders

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Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me….
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

Can’t Help Myself

Written by: The Four Tops

Appeared in Last Days

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Sugarpie honeybunch
You know that I love you
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else
In and out my life
You come and you go
Leaving just your picture behind
And I kissed it a thousand times

When you snap your fingers
Or wink your eye
I come a running to you
I’m tied to you, baby
And there’s nothing I can do
Ooh, sugar

Sugarpie honeybunch
I’m weaker than a man should be
I can’t help myself
I’m a fool in love you see
Wanna tell you I don’t love you
Tell you that we’re through
And I’ve tried
But every time I see your face
I get up all choked up inside

When I call your name, girl
It starts the flame burning in my heart
Tearin’ it all apart
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide

Sugarpie honeybunch
You now that I’m weak for you
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else

Sugarpie honeybunch
I’ll do anything you ask me to
I can’t help myself
I want you and nobody else

Sugarpie honeybunch
You know that I love you
I can’t help myself

Smoke Get in Your Eyes

Written by: Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach

Appeared in The Weaker Sex

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They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
Something here inside
Can not be denied

They, said some day you’ll find
All who love are blind
When you heart’s on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed
To think they would doubt our love
And yet today, my love has gone away
I am without my love

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes

Smoke gets in your eyee

Tears on my Pillow

Written by: Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis

Appeared in The Weaker Sex

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You don’t remember me
but I remember you
‘T was not so long ago
you broke my heart in two

Tears on my pillow
pain in my heart
caused by you, you

If we could start anew
I wouldn’t hesitate
I’d gladly take you back
and tempt the hands of fate

Tears on my pillow
pain in my heart
caused by you, you, you, you, you

Love is not a gadget
love is not a toy
When you find the one you love
he’ll fill your heart with joy

If we could start anew
I wouldn’t hesitate
I’d gladly take you back
and tempt the hands of fate

Tears on my pillow
pain in my heart
caused by you, you, you, you, you

No, no no no now, no, no no

Purple Hawaii

Written by: Tracy Tormé

Appeared in The King is Back and Data World

The King is Back

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I’m surfin’
On an ocean of tears
Seems like I’ve been
I’ve been weeping for years

Oh, my little island girl
You set my mind a whirl
And I think I need
Oh, to drink a couple of beers.

Well, we gonna have…

Data World

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I’m sinking
In an ocean of tears
And I feel like I’ve been
Sinking for years

Tears in My ‘Fro

Written by: Tracy Tormé

Appeared in The King is Back

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I’ve got tears in my ‘fro
’cause I’m standing on my head over you
And I, I’ve got a long way to go
Will this crying stop?
I wish I knew.

At first I thought our love was never-ending
Together, you and I until eternity
Now I realize I’m just pretending
I’m only half the man that I used to be

Yeow!
I got tears in my ‘fro
’cause my world is upside down over you
Ya, I should comb ‘em out, I know
But that’s the saddest thing I’ve ever had to do

I’ve got tears in my ‘fro
’cause I’m standing on my head over you
yeah, yeah, yeay, yeah
ooh, ooh, ooh.

I’d Pawn My Gold Crown For You

Appeared in Double Cross

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I’d pawn my gold crown for you
If our love was true…

Hush

Appeared in The Prince of Slides

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Hush, hush, go on and dream
Daddy is always near.
By the window
By the window
By the window

Hush, Hush, safely inside
Calm as the sea you drift in
Shifting Hush, hush, go on and dream
Daddy is always near.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Appeared in Season’s GreedingsSeason’s GreedingsCompleat Rembrandt

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Hark! The Harold Jewelers sing
Buy your wife a diamond ring

Way Over Yonder

Written by: Carole King

Appeared in The Exodus, part II

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Way over yonder
There’s a place that I know
Where I can find shelter
from the hunger and cold

Where the good tasting sweet life
is so easily found
way over yonder
that’s where I’m bound.

Angel

Written by: Cleavant Derricks

Appeared in Asylum

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Straight out of heaven
You are an angel
Better to me
Than life itself.

And into my mind
You came
Givin’ me hope
Sweeping the cobwebs of sadness
Away from the door
Shut still
Closed by the pain
Of a broken heart.
I went to heaven
And stole an angel
So I could have you for myself.

Straight out of heaven
You are an angel
Better to me
Than life itself.

The Blues

Performed by: Cleavant Derricks

Appeared in The Java Jive

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He Must Be Dreaming

Written by: Peter Andrews

Appeared in The Java Jive

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My mind’s in such a state
My man has gone away
Oh, Lord, what a mess
I need some tenderness

He must be sleepin’
Could he be dreamin’?
Where can my baby be?

Well, I’ve been down before
And each time he loved me more
Now I feel so alone
Tryin’ to make it on my own

He must be sleepin’
Could he be dreamin’?
Where can my baby be?
Where can?

We’ve all been down before
You need love that much more
And you’re never so alone
As tryin’ to make it on your own, little girl

He must be sleepin’ (Nice n’ easy)
Could he be dreamin’?
Where can my baby be?
Where can my baby be?

Downtown Brown

Appeared in A Thousand Deaths

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Who’s the baddest dude around?
Downtown Brown.
Who can bring the bad guys down?
Downtown Brown.