The Man in #000
Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
I went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head
Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun
Took a shot of cocaine and away I run
Made a good run but I ran too slow
They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico
Late in the hot joints takin' the pills
In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill
Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down
yes, oh yes my name is Willy Lee
If you've got the warrant just a-read it to me
Shot her down because she made me slow
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more
When I was arrested I was dressed in #000
They put me on a train and they took me back
Had no friend for to go my bail
They slapped my dried up carcass in that county jail
Early next mornin' bout a half past nine
I spied the sheriff coming down the line
Ah, and he coughed as he cleared his throat
come on you dirty hack into that district court
Into the courtroom my trial began
Where I was handled by twelve honest men
Just before the jury started out
I saw the little judge commence to look about
In about five minutes in walked the man
Holding the verdict in his right hand
The verdict read murder in the first degree
Lawdy Lawdy, have a mercy on me
The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen
99 years in the Folsom pen
99 years underneath that ground
I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down
Come on you've gotta listen unto me
Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be
Walk The Line
(Not sure of the legality of this YouTube movie but here is the performance that got me loving the Walk The Line movie.)
I *love* this song! Got the album a few weeks ago too; truely excellent stuff. Jackson (another track) is done well at this Folsom gig too.
That track was in one of the broadsheet music supplements last month as an example of violence in music before gangsta rap.
#3 On July 5, 2006 01:06 PM james stevens said:
'cos we all know that guns dont kill people, rappers do... :p
Hey James! Good to see you're still alive. It's been so long I thought you must be doing 'hard time'. Wait, you work for a council, that's the same thing. ;)
#5 On July 5, 2006 01:23 PM james stevens said:
working for the council is hardly hard tho is it ;)
Well, that's got me in the mood for some Johnny Cash for the rest of the afternoon. Nice one.
Amazing, �d recieved the headline by E-Mail... really good comment. Nice lyric! Greetings Milos
Good to see your time pilfering my record collection resulted in a worthy post.
All hail the man in black...
#9 On July 6, 2006 12:33 AM Steve Williams said:
@ Colly: Pilfering, pilfering? I would call it backing up your CD collection offline. And I didn't do that anyway, no honestly officer.
Did you see the recent movie "Walk the Line?"
I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, Phoenix does a nice job as Cash.
also a great version of this song was done by George Thorogood and the Destroyers...
'you cant sing the blues without the booze'
.... George Thorogood
andy its uncanny how every time you put lyrics up I seem to have had the cd or vynil record for years... and my partner is a printmaker! Its getting spooky lol.
... and I consider the man in black a personal legend and influence on my life and path up from the gutter.
you can watch the clip from Walk the Line of Cocaine Blues on Youtube... good quality too.
ciao. nice to see people enjoying great music...
oops only half the song on that link lol.. sorry.
#15 On July 6, 2006 07:02 PM james stevens said:
"You look like you've been losin' sleep"
Said a stranger on a train
I fixed him with an ice cold stare
And said "I've been havin' those dreams again"
In one dream there's this girl I know
And we dance every wakin' breath
And in the other they've thrown me in a cell
And they're tryin' me for her death
So as this fagged-out tinsel town
Waves so-long to the sun
I lay here calmly on my bed,
And the trigger of my gun
Should that no good woman show up,
Dancin' from a dream
I'll squeeze it twice,
And not think twice,
And relish every scream......
Last Train To Satansville, Swervedriver
#16 On July 6, 2006 08:25 PM Alex Clarke ( Haga ) said:
Is there something you want to be telling us?.....
#17 On July 6, 2006 09:31 PM james stevens said:
Only that my taste in music leaves a lot to be desired :P