Reckless Kelly Castanets

She plays castanets, she works without a net

I like her better when she walks away

She said she was mine, she told me twice

I like her better when she walks away

[Chorus:]

I like her better when she walks away

I like her better when she shouldn’t stay

I like her better when she danced my way

I like her better when she walks away

I love the sun when it silouhettes

I like her better when she walks away

I love her hair falling across my face

I like her better when she walks away

[Chorus:]

She plays castanets, she works without a net

I like her better when she walks away

She turns me on like a pick up truck

I like her better when she walks away

I love the sun shining through her dress

I like her better when she walks away

I like her hair in a tangled mess

I like her better when she walks away

[Chorus:]

Reckless Kelly American Blood

Johnny can’t drink ’cause Johnny ain’t twenty-one

Yeah but he’s eighteen and he’s pretty handy with a gun

They sent him off to a foreign land

Gave him a new pair of boots and thirteen grand

And he came back home with American blood on his hands

But George is a real go-getter and he’s running the show

And he should have known better but his old man told him to go

He sits at home with his feet on his desk

While the boys got theirs in the sand

A million miles away with American blood on their hands

Well Johnny can’t walk but the medic said he’s okay to fly

And the newspapers tell us he’s a hero and hell of a guy

They sent him up to Washington

For a photo op with the smoking gun

He’s got Purple Heart and American blood on his hands

[Chorus:]

Black gold for silver stars

Cold hard cash for armored cars

The brass ain’t fighting but they’re sure as hell taking a stand

And they’ll have to live with American blood on their hands

Now George stands up on a boat proudly waving a flag

He says the hard part’s over and he knew it wouldn’t be so bad

The roadside bombs for six long years were never really part of the plan

What’s a couple thousand more with American blood on their hands?

[Repeat Chorus]

Now Johnny can drink all day ’cause he’s twenty-three

He donated his legs to the worldwide land of the free

He cries God Bless America but God Damn Uncle Sam!

While he stares through the tears with American blood on his hands

While he stares through the tears with American blood on his hands

[Repeat Chorus]

Reckless Kelly Set Me Free

Set me free

Set me free

I need a little more room to breathe

And the freedom to do what I please

Mama set me free.

Set me free

Set me free

Let me see what I can see

Have mercy on a boy like me

Mama set me free.

Drop me off on a mountaintop somewhere

Well, I’ll point ’em down and say my prayers

No one understands it

Maybe they don’t care

We’re only here because it’s there.

Set me free

Set me free

I wanna be what I can be

City livin’ ain’t livin to me

Mama set me free.

Set me free

Set me free

Let me see what I can see

Have mercy on a boy like me

Mama set me free.

Well I’ll go where people don’t go

Where the iron horses don’t roll

High above the sea of grey below

The great mystery and the cold wind blows.

Set me free

Set me free

I need a little more room to breathe

And the freedom to do what I please

Mama set me free.

Set me free

Set me free

Let me see what I can be

Have mercy on a boy like me

Mama set me free.

Have mercy on a boy like me

Mama set me free.

Have mercy on a boy like me

Mama set me free.

Reckless Kelly Baby’s Gone Blues

My baby says she’s goin’,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

Yeah my baby says she’s goin’,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

Yeah but she’s been talkin’ like she’s gonna be walkin’

since the day that I brought her home

Now my baby says she’s goin,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

My baby said we’re through,

don’t know what to do,

you know it’s really up to you

Yeah my baby said we’re through,

don’t know what to do,

you know it’s really up to you

Baby said you gotta sure love me right

or I’m goin’-a leave you lonely and blue

Now my baby said we’re through,

don’t know what to do,

you know it’s really up to you

Can’t believe she’s gone,

baby said goodbye,

and tore apart our happy home

No I can’t believe she’s gone,

baby said goodbye,

and tore apart our happy home

I’m just sittin’ around countin’ those teardrops

fall from my eyes all alone

No I can’t believe she’s gone,

baby said goodbye,

and tore apart our happy little home

Yeah my baby says she’s goin’,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

Yeah my baby says she’s goin’,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

Yeah but she’s been talkin’ like she’s gonna be walkin’

since the day that I brought that little girl home

My baby says she’s goin’,

gonna go,

gonna leave me on my own

On my own

On my own

Baby’s gone…

Reckless Kelly Idaho

This room’s fire drifts away

I feel the tin to warm bones

Scarce of the signs of child’s play

This cold is useless, without the snow

And I’m on the road…

Bound for home

Back to what I know,

Back to Idaho

There’s a river tumbling down the mountain side

I can feel the north wind blow

Through the trees and over to the other side

Carry me down down to the valley below

And I’m on the road…

Bound for home

Back to what I know,

Back to Idaho

The soles of my shoes succumb to the mounds

My ragged clothes left frayed and torn

A mixed of solitude of silence

On the snow-capped peaks where I was born

And I’m on my own…

But I’m finally home,

Never more alone,

From Idaho…

Idaho…

Reckless Kelly The Girl I Knew

Well, I don’t talk much to strangers

‘Cause there’s no good news anymore

But you sure seemed glad to see me

When you knocked on my front door

Surprise surprise you’ve opened your eyes

You’ve changed your wicked ways

But that’s the same good news you told me yesterday

[Chorus:]

So, tell me who am I talking to

Everything seems fine for the moment

But, I never know what I’m getting into

And, you make your lies seem true

You come and steal my heart with your wild eyes shining

Then you smile as you break it in two

What did you do with the girl I knew

Well, the girl I knew looked a lot like you

But she don’t come around these days

She caught my eye then she blew my mind

In a thousand different ways

Just say goodbye and don’t act like I don’t know

What you’ve got up your sleeve

Another same old story that you once had me believe

[Chorus]

What did you do with the girl I knew [x2]

Reckless Kelly One False Move

Is this what it comes down to

Hit or miss it’s either me or you

All you get is one false move

My friend you’re gonna have to choose,

Sink or swim it’s either win or lose

In the end there’s only one false move

At first glance we’re still in this game

There’s a desperate chance that hope may still remain

Until we come to see the error of our ways

We’re just one false move away

It’s the cost of our endless needs

Idle thoughts and wicked deeds

Leave me lost with nothing to believe

Foolish pride wouldn’t let you leave if you tried

If I beg and plead and besides

There’s no honor among thieves

At first glance we’re still in this game

There’s a desperate chance that hope may still remain

Until we come to see the error of our ways

We’re just one false move away

At first glance we’re still in this game

There’s a desperate chance that hope may still remain

Until we come to see the error of our ways

We’re just one false move away

We’re just one false move away

We’re just one false move away

Reckless Kelly Irish Goodbye

Where’d we leave off

Oh that’s right

We were standing by the gate out in the pouring rain

When I took off we realized we might see each other again

No one had to say it was written on our faces it was plain as day

she never said a word she just slowly walked away

Irish Goodbye

Irish Goodbye

Don’t say good night just turn out the light

Irish goodbye

Here we go again another love gone wrong

and another long ride back home

I wonder if she knows which direction I’ll being going in or that I’m even gone

Is the candle in a window I might look for and she’s hoping I will see the light

Well there’s darkness all around me now my faith is strong

as a travel on into the night

Irish Goodbye

Irish Goodbye

Don’t say goodnight

just turn out the lights

Irish goodbye

Don’t say goodnight

just turn out the lights

Irish Goodbye

Reckless Kelly Wiggles & Ritalin

Lets put on the Wiggles & pop a couple Ritalin

Papa don’t blame mama or tell her how lazy shes been

Its been prescribed by a doctor and the doctor said it ain’t no sin

So lets put on the Wiggles & pop a couple Ritalin

Lets put on MacGyver & chow a couple Xanax bars

I don’t need no college counselor to tell me how lucky I are

I lay the blame on the clinic and man its got me this far

Yeah, Lets put on MacGyver & chow a couple Xanax bars

[Chorus:]

If only Dad would have spanked me instead

Of dopin me up and messing with my head

I might have turned out to be a regular guy

But its all that I know and I gotta get high

So lets put on some Soul Train and snort a little cocaine

Ill chop some lines maybe one at a time till were feeling no pain

Ill bite my tongue till its numb and Ill talk till I drive you insane

Yeah, lets put on some Soul Train and snort a little cocaine

[Chorus]

So lets put on some Scooby Doo & smoke a couple doobie doos

Ive been high since I was just a little guy in my Underoos

I sit around on my ass smokin grass and watchin classic cartoons

Yeah, lets put on some Scooby Doo & smoke a couple doobie doos

Yeah, Lets put on some Scooby Doo & smoke a couple doobie doos

Reckless Kelly Time Bomb

She left him at the altar

Smashed her wedding cake

And she stripped off her long white dress

Then her sexy lingerie

And she kissed Father Joseph savagely on the lips

Oh lord have mercy, because my sister’s flipped.

Couldn’t see it coming

How were we to know

Mother’s little angel little devil though

She was such a sweet young thing

But something went wrong

Twenty years on a straight line

I guess it built a live time bomb.

She left him at the altar

Smashed her wedding cake

And she stripped off her long white dress

And then her sexy lingerie

And she kissed Father Joseph savagely on the lips

Oh lord have mercy, because my sister’s flipped.

Old Johnny Two-Shoes, his jaw just hit the floor

Little Granny Jones, yeah she keeled right over

Should’ve seen the best man get a smile on his face

And that sleazy maid of honor, you know, you know it made her day.

She left him at the altar

Smashed her wedding cake

And she stripped off her long white dress

And then her sexy lingerie

And she kissed Father Joseph savagely on the lips

Oh lord have mercy, because my sister’s flipped.

Said lord have mercy, because…