Lee Rocker – Black Cat Bone lyrics

LEE ROCKER - BlackCatBonefront

GONE
When I finally made it back
There were locks on all the windows and the doors
Everything had changed
Like I’d never seen this place before
Well your lookin’ at me different
Now I know that the end is finally here
Baby, there ain’t nothing left
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone

They’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone

I took myself to Reno
where I looked around and found a place to play
In a broken down casino
Long ago had seen a better day
Well, I played my luck and I sang my song
I couldn’t stay there very long
Maybe there ain’t nothing left
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone

They’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone

They’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone

So I hitched a ride to Memphis
And I got off by the Mississippi bridge
And I made my way to Beal Street
Where I heard the ghosts had lived
Well, I raced a train and that’s alright
Kentucky moon I’ll hold you tight
Bab,y there ain’t nothing left
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone

They’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
I won’t shed a tear because they’re gone
Nothing lasts forever
They’re gone

 

CRAZY WHEN SHE DRINKS
I got a girl as sweet as can be, she wouldn’t hurt a fly
When she hits that bottle, I see the devil in her eyes
Starts lookin’ for trouble, it happens in a blink
Oh, so fine I love that girl of mine
But she’s crazy when she drinks

Pour her a shot of Bourbon, pour her a shot of gin
It don’t really matter, when her head starts to spin
Mouth will fill with venom, as the glasses start to clear
Oh, so fine I love that girl of mine
But she’s crazy when she drinks

Down a fifth of whiskey, Jack Daniels or Jim Beam
It don’t make her happy, it just makes her mean
Oh, how I love my baby, but in a drunken rage
You need a pair of handcuffs to lock her in her cage
Once inebriated well there’s no time to think
Oh, so fine I love that girl of mine
But she’s crazy when she drinks

Down a fifth of whiskey, Jack Daniels or Jim Beam
It don’t make her happy, it just makes her mean
Wow my babes a sweet thing, but three sheets to the wind
She’s a psychopathic freak show, a sexpot bound for sin
We might make it home to bed, but we won’t sleep a wink
Oh, so fine I love that girl of mine
But she’s crazy when she drinks

 

ONE MORE NIGHT
One more night, the stars all in sight
But tonight I’m as lonesome as can be
Oh, the moon is shinin’ bright
Lighting everything in sight
But tonight no light will shine on me

Oh, it’s painful and it’s sad
I lost the only pal I had
I just couldn’t be what she wanted me to be
I will turn my head up high
To the dark and rolling sky
But tonight no light will shine on me

I was so mistaken when I thought that she’d be true
I had no idea what a woman in love could do

One more night, I’ll wait for the light
While the wind is blowing high above the tree
Well, I miss my darling so
I didn’t mean to let her go
But tonight no light will shine on me

I was so mistaken when I thought that she’d be true
I had no idea what a woman in love could do

One more night, the stars all in sight
But tonight I’m as lonesome as can be
Oh, the moon is shinin’ bright
Lighting everything in sight
But tonight no light will shine on me
But tonight no light will shine on me

 

BLACK CAT BONE
New moon night, ‘bout half past three
A beam of light shining down on me
Sleeping under the willow tree
There’s a new moon night shining down on me

Got a black cat bone, ain’t no monkey man
I’m a rollin’ stone, I’m a ramblin’ man
Got a lucky charm and I’m cold in hand
Got a black cat bone, gonna take a stand

The whistle past the graveyard
The wind began to sing
The clocks just keep on ticking and the bells are gonna ring
The whistle past the graveyard
The wind began to sing
I got a black cat bone, so you can’t see a thing

Maybe it’s a story but I think it’s the truth
The devil’s at the crossroads
I heard him cuttin’ loose
Got black cat bone in my mojo sack
Got my guitar on my back, yeah

The whistle past the graveyard
The wind began to sing
The clocks just keep on ticking and the bells are gonna ring
The whistle past the graveyard
The wind began to sing
I got a black cat bone, so you can’t see a thing

New moon night, ‘bout half past three
A beam of light shining down on me
Sleeping under the willow tree
There’s a new moon night shining down on me

 

LOST HIGHWAY
I’m a rollin’ stone, all alone and lost
From a life of sin, well I paid the cost
When I pass by, all the people gonna say
There goes that guy, on the lost highway

Just a deck of cards, and a jug of wine
And a women’s laugh, makes a life like mine
On the day we met, I went astray
Started rollin’ rollin’ down, on the lost highway

I was just a kid, nearly twenty-two
Not good or bad, but just a kid like you
And now I’m lost, and it’s to late to pray
I paid the costs, on that lost highway

Now boys don’t start, start to ramble round
This road of sin, are you trouble bound
Take my word, or your gonna curse the day
You started rollin’ rollin’ down, that lost highway
Started rollin’ rollin’ down, that lost highway

 

REBEL
Johnny’s got a car, he likes to drive it fast
People stop and stare when he goes flyin’ past
Got a leather jacket and his hair combed back
Got himself a Chevy that he painted primer black

Yeah he’s a rebel (rebel)

Johnny’s got a girl, she wears a pretty dress
Looks like Bettie Page, baby more or less
They go out driving on a California night
Sometimes Johnny wants to rumble and fight

‘Cause he’s a rebel (rebel)
A rebel (rebel)

Sometimes he’s got to go out, sometimes he’s got to fight
Sometimes he’s got to go out on a California night

He’s a rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)

Pabst blue ribbon and a cigarette
Remember the days that will never forget
Got it tattooed into his skin
Born to loose and long live the king

He’s a rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)

Sometimes he wants to rumble, sometimes he wants to fight
Sometimes he’s got to go out on a California night

‘Cause he’s a rebel (rebel)
A rebel (rebel)

Johnny’s got a wife and kids, they’re living down the street
He’s got himself a place where the rebels go and meet
Talk about the days when they were still in school
Knockin’ back the beers, and shootin’ pool

He’s a rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)

Sometimes he wants to rumble, sometimes he wants to fight
Sometimes he’s got to go out on a California night

He’s a rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)
Rebel (rebel)

 

SOLD US DOWN THE RIVER
Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river

To many people dying in the sand
To many people want to hear a marching band
To many people listen to the lies
To many people getting set up just to die
Well, the night’s so dark and the cold it makes me shiver
Well, they sold us down the river

Well, to many people must be sleepin’ at the wheel
(Sold us down the river)
To many people want to run a dirty deal
(Sold us down the river)
To many people are just lookin’ for a buck
(Sold us down the river)
To many people just don’t care enough
(Sold us down the river)
Well, the night’s so dark and the cold it makes me shiver
Well, they sold us down the river

Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river

To many people don’t stop and ask why
To many people getting set up just to die
To many people believe what there told
To many people never get to grow old
Well, the night’s so dark and the cold it makes me shiver
Well, they sold us down the river

Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river

We need a change, we need it fast
(Sold us down the river)
We got a chance but the time is blowin’ past
(Sold us down the river)
We gotta speak and they gotta hear
(Sold us down the river)
Well the time is getting right and the time is getting near
(Sold us down the river)
Well, the night so dark and the cold it makes me shiver
Well, they sold us down the river

Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river
Sold us down the river

 

WHAT I DON’T KNOW
I love girls in pictures, I love ‘em in song
I’ve known me a few, before she came along
This one tested my metal, yeah she grounded down good
Turns out what I don’t know about women fills a mighty big book

She came without warning, she knocked down the screen
Said what I’m gonna show you, something you never seen
Well, what was I thinkin’, when I gave her a key
What I don’t know about women, might be the end of me

What I don’t know about women
I guess I don’t know too much
Some roses at the beginning
Well, it use to be enough

What I don’t know about women fills a might big book

The darkest cloud ever was over my house
And it felt like forever, soon love had run out
She left like she came in, so I took one last look
Turns out what I don’t know about women
What I don’t know about women
What I don’t know about women fills a mighty big book

 

STRING BASS, GUITAR AND A DRUM
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Well, we loved the sound of Memphis
And we loved the sound of Sun
There’s a rumble in Brighton
There’s a rumble on the beach
Well the ubangi stomp sends a shiver to my feet
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
We loved the sound of Memphis
And we loved the sound of Sun

Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Well, the three us were brothers when we lived in London
Slip into the alley, struttin’ on the street
Slappin’ on my bass while the drummer keep the beat
Summer in the city, livin’ on the run
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum

Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Well, we loved the sound of Memphis
And we loved the sound of Sun
There’s a rumble in Brighton
There’s a rumble on the beach
And the ubangi stomp sends a shiver to my feet
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
We loved the sound of Memphis
And we loved the sound of Sun

Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Well, the three us were brothers when we lived in London
Slip into the alley, struttin’ on the street
Slappin’ on my bass while the drummer keep the beat
Summer in the city, livin’ on the run
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum
Just a string bass and a guitar and a drum

 

THE WALL OF DEATH
Round and round
Round and round inside that motor dome
Blood runs wild
Blood runs hot, lot a shakin’ goin’ on

Ninety miles an hour on an Indian Scout
She’s up on the wall and around about
Hell rider on the wall of death

Feel the heat
Feel the heat risen up inside this place
Ridin’ hard
Well, she’s a ridin’ hard and putting me in a spin

She’s a thrill-a-rama, here the rumblin’ bass
Lightning speed and amazing grace
Hell rider on the wall of death

Hear the engine scream, smell the gasoline
Nothing like it you’ve ever seen, before
Chills an thrills and spills, got and iron will
Someone might get killed on the wall of death

Round and round
Round and round she rides that danger zone
Ride so fast
Well, she might crash inside that motor dome

Hundred miles an hour, hear the people shout
She’s up on the wall and around about
Hell rider, on the wall of death
She’s a hell rider on the wall of death

 

SOMETIMES YOU WIN
Well, I took off and there ain’t no turning back
Four hundred miles and the sky was turning black
If the road keeps on movin’ and the rain don’t start to fall
I can make it back by midnight if the engine doesn’t stall

Walk up to the table, lay some trouble down
The dealer throws the cards and I start to look around
Over my shoulder, I think I see an ace
And a guy at the table got a smile upon his face

Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you win

In the flicker of a second, feel the shadow of a doubt
Yeah, I seen this game before, I know what it’s about
I couldn’t stay in Memphis, not for another day
Baby, take a bet you cannot win if you don’t play

Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you win

Well, I took off and there ain’t no turning back
Four hundred miles and the sky was turning black
If the road keeps on movin and the rain don’t start to fall
I can make it back by midnight if the engine doesn’t stall

Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
Sometimes you win

Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
(Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win)
She said, sometimes you loose and sometimes you win
(Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win)
You know, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win
(Sometimes you lose and sometimes you win)

 

THE HIGHWAY IS MY HOME
Rollin’ down the highway and I’m feelin’ like I’m dead
A hundred miles further, well I’ll stop and find a bed
We’ve been ridin hard, we been rollin’ like a dice
We could a made it further but the highways filled with ice
From New York up to Boston, hear the engine moan
Until I make it back, the highway is my home

I took off out of Kansas and the wind and rain blew
The sky was getting’ darker but who the hell knew
Cuttin’ cross the prairie, spinnin’ like a top
And it sounded like a freight train rollin’ past the stop
Darker than the night now, hear the wind blow
Until I make back, the highway is my home

Let’s go

The place was packed on Friday
They were knockin’ down the door
The band was rockin’ harder, than we ever did before
Folks had come from miles and miles
They lined up down the block
Well just about midnight, we were shut down by the cops
Searchin’ for the convict, where that bird had flown
Until I make it back, the highway is my home

Rollin’ down the blacktop well everything’s alright
Passed another truck stop well we got a show tonight
Then will all be headin’ back, and we just can’t wait
Just another fourteen hours on the interstate
Back to California, that’s where I belong
The road goes on forever, the highway goes too long

 

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