[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Strictly Personal[/alert_box] Gimme that harp boy Ain’t no fat man’s toy You hear what he is saying You hear he’s saying today Harp cry harp smiling Shiny moon white note Give me room Ain’t no time to Rock no boat gimme room Harp sing time and playin ohm…. (Cocle-doodle-doo) Gimme harp this harp harp this harp bite Harp this harp kiss harp money Gimme that harp boy don’t just stand around Gon’ blow pure joy -girl you wear this crown Gimme that harp boy gimme that harp girl Gimme that harp girl gimme that harp boy Harp string harp ring HarpRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Unreleased, from The Spotlight Kid sessions[/alert_box] You know how it feels When you’re layin flat on your back And they’re puttin’ flowers (up) on ya Down on Funeral Hill That’s where there ain’t no Boss Man Cuz you finally paid your bills Nobody there’s gonna scrape at your behind Cause if they do you know they’re haunted and workin’ overtime You don’t have break for the rooster, spill your blood in the sun Hide from the moon until the villain comes You swear with the sky there ain’t no mad man gonna spat in your eye.. up there Ain’t no pretty woman gonna shootRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Legendary A&M Sessions[/alert_box] Don’t think big man I can’t think little Won’t let that end catch me up in the middle My whole life’s been the toss of a dice Done another girl gone out of my life Out of the frying pan into the fire Anything you say they ‘s gonna call you lair Go downtown I walk around The man comes up says he’s gonna put me down You try to succeed to fulfil your need You get hit by a car the people watch you bleed Out of the frying pan into the fire Anything you say they’sRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] My smile is stuck I cannot go back to your Frownland My spirit’s made up of the ocean And the sky ‘n’ the sun ‘n’ the moon ‘n’ all my eyes can see I cannot go back to your land of gloom Where black jagged shadows Remind me of the coming of your doom I want my own land Take my hand and come with me It’s not too late for you It’s not too late for me To find my homeland Where a man can stand by another man Without an ego flying With no man lyingRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Shiny Beast[/alert_box] The floppy boot stomped down into the ground The farmer screamed ‘n blew the sky off the mountains Eye sockets looked down on the chestbone mountains ‘n the sun dropped down, ‘n the moon ran off, His heels ‘n elbows pale as chalk ‘n all the comets collided ‘n blew t’ dust For fear they’d be seen. ‘n the sky turned white in the middle of the night ‘n the sky turned white in the middle of the night ‘n the big floppy boot stomped down into the ground ‘n the red violin took the bow to do theRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Lick My Decals Off, Baby[/alert_box] You jumped when the air hit your eyes You wanted t’ go back but there wadn’t none Now you been going back for so long That you think there is one It makes me laugh to hear you say how far you’ve come When you barely know how to use your thumb So you know how t’ count t’ one You messed in the sky picked a banana an’ threw it At the sun You saw a flash in the water now there ain’t one You brought back somethin’ that wasn’t there You brought back somethin’Read More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] When I get lonesome the wind begin t’ moan When I trip fallin’ ditch Somebody wanna’ throw the dirt right down When I feel like dyin’ the sun come out ‘n stole m’ fear ‘n gone Who’s afraid of the spirit with the bluesferbones Who’s afraid of the fallin’ ditch Fallin’ ditch ain’t gonna get my bones How’s that for the spirit How’s that for the things Ain’t my fault the thing’s gone wrong ‘n when I’m smilin’ my face wrinkles up real warm ‘n when um frownin’ things just turn t’ stone Fallin’ ditch ain’t gonna getRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] Now here she comes walkin’ Lookin’ like uh zoo Hello Moon Hello Moon Hi Ella high Ella Guru She know all the colors that nature do High Ella high Ella Guru High yella high red high blue she blew High Ella high Ella Guru She do what she mean ‘n she do what she do Got sumptin’ fo’ me sumptin’ fo’ you She sho’ sumptin’ She’s young too Ella Guru Ella Guru Ella Guru Ella Guru Ha ha right right Just dig it That’s right “The Mascara Snake” Fast ‘n bulbous Tight also Ella Guru Ella Guru EllaRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Safe As Milk[/alert_box] Singin through you to me Thunder-bolts caught easily Shouts the truth peacefully E-LEC-TRI-CITY High-voltage man kisses night to bring the light to those who need t’ hide their shadow deed Go into bright, find the light and know that friends don’t mind just how you grow Bearded cowboy stains in black and reads dark roads without a map seeking: electricity, E-LEC-TRI-CITY Light-house beacon straight ahead, straight ahead across blank seas to free seeking: electricity, E-LEC-TRI-CITY High-voltage man kisses night to bring the light to those who need t’ hide their shadow-deed hide their shadow-deed (repeat) Seek electricity……….. (1967)   CheckedRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Ice Cream For Crow[/alert_box] My eyes are burnt and bleeding and all that looks like a monkey on a silver bar … big poop hatch with a cotton hatch – hatch holes that the light shows in and the light shows out … and the little red fence … and the wire and the wood … and the barbs and the berries … and the tires and the bottles and the car up on rims … and the heat swims on its fenders and the dust collects and the rust of autumn surrenders into gold … trumpet poop on the groundRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] There’s ole Gray with ‘er dove-winged hat Threre’s ole Green with her sewing machine Where’s the bobbin at? Tote’n old grain in uh printed sack The dust blows forward ‘n dust blows back And the wind blows black thru the sky And the smokestack blows up in suns eye What am I gonna die? Uh white flake riverboat just flew by Bubbles popped big ‘n uh lipstick Kleenex hung on uh pointed forked twig Reminds of the bobby girls Never was my hobby girls Hand full uh worms and uh pole fishin’ Cork bobbin’ like uh hot redRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Safe As Milk[/alert_box] You wanna do what?, you wanna do what? I told you what, I told you what You wanna do what?, you wanna do what? I told you what, I told you what Go t’school, go t’school Go t’school, go t’school Just cain’t, just cain’t Just cain’t, just cain’t Dropout, dropout, dropout, dropout Cain’t get a job, cain’t get a job Don’t know what it, don’t know what it What it’s all about, what it’s all about You told her you love her so bring her to mother You love her, adapt her, you love her, adapt her AdaptRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Unreleased Spotlight Kid outtake[/alert_box] Carry me and my baby to colored land Drink paint run run Drink paint run run When the sun goes down, we’ll be done Drink paint run run Drink paint run run Pick up ypur glass, baby, ‘n’ look me in the eyes We’ll drink paint, toast our love in the sun Drink paint run run Carry me and my baby to colored land Drink paint run run Drink paint run run When the sun goes down, we’ll be done Drink paint run run Drink paint run run Carry me and my baby to colored land Drink paint run runRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Lick My Decals Off, Baby[/alert_box] Mama, mama, here come Doctor Dark Horse clippin’, clappin’ ‘n his ol’ hooves makin’ sparks Black leather lady Lord carried her bags The hell horn, hell horn, hell horn Horn rim crimped Glasses look out on the pale hell bent Moon milk run O’ lady go home Lord they done cookin’ done Black lady Black leather lady Done had a white, white, white poor son Mama, mama, here come Doctor Dark Horse clippin’, clappin’ ‘n his ol’ hooves makin’ sparks Gotta git me who I want to God, Lord knows I’ve got to oh see thatRead More →

Unreleased 1971 version Uh life(?) turned into a while ‘n’ then into a mile A shirt to work, a back to ache And someday we’ll smile, Oh, I will ‘n’ you will But that ain’t gonna bend you down ‘n’ tie your workin’ shoe Don’t you wish you never met her Dirty Blue Gene A mile after mile Stand there bubblin’ like a open cola in the sun Troublin’ n fizzlin’ in the noonday sun Wonderin’ if you got the time to get clean Empty headed handed pockets ‘n’ shoes A Dirty Blue Gene, boys, is achin’ hard to lose Don’t you wish you never metRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Doc At The Radar Station[/alert_box] The shiny beast of thought If you got ears You gotta listen Old woman sweat Young girls glisten The extract you thought is the extract you got Pop in a thought Ex-extract D’you hear me? Hope these are hard[?] drops Grooves you away Drop by drop Light by bright Night by light There ain’t no good ‘n’ there ain’t no blame Not hip Ain’t no aim You make the fault You cause the blame Devil the same Pop in a thought Ex-extract Shiny beast of thought You hang up Now you’re caught If you got earsRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Trout Mask Replica[/alert_box] Dachau blues those poor Jews Dachau blues those poor Jews Dachau blues, Dachau blues those poor Jews Still cryin’ ’bout the burnin’ back in World War Two’s One mad man six million lose Down in Dachau blues, down in Dachau blues The world can’t forget that misery ‘n the young ones now beggin’ the old ones please t’ stop bein’ madmen ‘fore they have t’ tell their children ’bout the burnin’s back in World War Three’s War One was balls ‘n powder ‘n blood ‘n snow War Two rained death ‘n showers ‘n skeletons Dancin’ ‘n screamin’ ‘nRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Clear Spot[/alert_box] Crazy Little Thing has just gone crazy Girl, how’d ya get a name like Crazy Little Thing Probably the name that drove you crazy all along How’d ya get a walk How’d ya get it all to move so smooth and lazy How’d ya learn to talk real low like that To where it makes all the men go crazy Every little thing, every little thing has just gone crazy The way she move, there ain’t no maybe Talkin’ way low like that To where all the men go crazy She brings things down lower than they should beRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Lick My Decals Off, Baby[/alert_box] The clouds are full of wine Not whiskey or rye ‘n the sky is full of bluebrains, Bluejays, mermaids Bluebrains, bluejays, bluebirds, mermaids bluejays, bluebirds, rainbows ‘n the night is full of rhinestones, Pinecones, telephones ‘n the sky is full of rhinestones, pinecones, telephones Wolfhowls, milkcows Shadows to some hows ‘n the clouds are full of wine Not whiskey or rye ‘n the sky is full of bluebrains, Baboons, rhinos, fools ‘n buffoons ‘n my eyes are full of bloodbones, Snowcones, serenaders ‘n sen-n-n-oritas ‘n so on… Melodies that go on, go on, Go on, goRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on The Spotlight Kid[/alert_box] Two trains Two railroad tracks One goin’ ‘n the other one comin’ back There goes my baby on that ole train I say come back come back baby come back Click clack click clack There’s my baby wavin’ her handkerchief down My ears stand up when I hear that sound This time it sound like it’s for keeps Click clack click clack I get down on the ground With the gravel around I pray t’ the Lord That the train will stop Turn right around ‘N never stop till it drop my baby off Now I had thisRead More →