Shakey Graves Nobody’s Fool

Never alone

Always some new chaperone, seems you’re never alone

Yeah, you climb to the top of the pile

Enjoy the view, stay for a while

Hard to get by on your own

When you’re never alone

Life of regret

Oh, each drink and each cigarette leads to life of regret

So go out and make your amends

Plant you a garden and get you some friends

Trouble still, just what you get

In this life of regret

Chosen by God

Whether you like it or not, you’ve been chosen by God

So stand there, curse at the clouds

You know the answer, so scream it out loud

Never asleep on the job

Heaven, no useless old slob

Oh, never forget what you’re not

You’ve been chosen by God

But you’re nobody’s fool

That’s the one thing they don’t teach in school

You ain’t nobody’s fool

Don’t worry, you’ll turn out fine

Better off dead than waiting in line

Stick to that golden old rule

You ain’t nobody’s fool

Shakey Graves Built to Roam

This lazy livin’ yeah it sure tastes good

Lets make a killin’ down in Hollywood

And buy ourselves some nice fancy home in the hills

Spend all our fancy ol’ time spendin’ ten dollar bills

Watch out

Cause here I come bored and lazy

Here I come no dignity

So long sad city of angels you aint been very good to me

You take that blood right from my body

Oh you take the bone out of my spine

So long sunny California you aint no friend of mine

So New York City yeah I’ll see you soon

Spend all my money on some elbow room

Wander around like I got someplace fancy to go

I’m the king of Brooklyn for all you know

Watch out cause here I come

Bored and lazy

Yeah here I come just passin’ through

Oh follow me beyond the mountain

Go howl the ol’ big moon

Yeah strip them clothes right off your body

Dress your skin in sticks and stones

Doesn’t matter where were headed cause

Some of us were built

Some of us were built

Some of us were built to roam

Shakey Graves Doe, Jane

Ive become a cold case

Bruised and black

Laying on a table with my eyes rolled back

A husband for dear Doe, Jane

I used to fit in your arms like a book in a shelf

Now i sit on the floor telling jokes to myself

I hope I dont become a good boy slow and strong

Minding my manners and tagging along

A pet for my dear Doe, Jane

I used to nip at the heels and bay at the moon

Now I sit and stay like the good dogs do

So lets strap on our jaws and head back to the home land

Where we sit and stare like its our god chosen gift

Shakey Graves If Not For You

well, which one is your world

if for little old you

and you see that sun as an obvious group

yeah he comes around noon after the moon goes down

yeah to just have a little fun

until the day is done

well I saw why

who do you even try

oh if for an alibi

if you come around I hope you stay the whole damn night

and bring some friends and bring some foes and come along and tell some jokes

and if you’re anything like me oh baby just you wait and see

mmm never seems like a good idea

well if all

well if all the lights said stop

and the oceans they did drop

and I’d always feel so on top if not for you

oh but oh how time went by

and the oceans they did rise

and I always felt so hypnotized and not by you

and not by you [x6]

Shakey Graves The Seal Hunter

Carl was going to walk until he found Alaska

Or a knife to carve a sneer into a bathroom wall

While Willie found his note that would lead him to her legs

That were lyin’ in her bed still calling out for Carl

Where has my love gone?

I’ll love Willie will he love me?

Carl found Alaska hunted seals for seven months

Found it immoral

Returned to seek his home

Little did he find when he arrived

The door was open

Everything was out on the lawn

Oh where has my love gone

She loves Willie will she love me?

Carl found Alaksa hunted seals for seven months

Found it immoral

Returned to seek his home

Shakey Graves House Of Winston

And don’t let your lipstick wear

We’ll make a swift escape

Yeah, and use the rest to write it down

So that we can remember the way your father turned around

To say, “Oh boy, just chose a side”

But I wanna waste your time

Yeah, I wanna waste your time

Oh, into the night

Oh, but don’t let your lovin’ show

Oh, we’ll find new home

Yeah, and use the rest to build it up

So we can remember the way your father turned around

To say, “Oh boy, just chose a side”

But I wanna waste your time

Yeah, I wanna waste your time

Oh, and my mother said when I was born

My father we won the war

Well, my mother said when I was born

Well my father swore we won the war

But I wanna waste your time

Yeah, I wanna waste your time

Oh, into the night

Yeah, I wanna waste your time

Oh, I wanna waste your time

Oh, into the night

Shakey Graves Pay The Road

Well, one of these days

Gonna pay the road

Yeah, one of these days

Gonna run for fun

Yeah, one of these days when you’re all alone

Out back wishing for the grass to grow

Oh yeah, one of these days

Gonna run for fun

Yeah, one of these days

Gonna settle down

Yeah, when the cops ain’t catching

And the boys ain’t jumping

Lord, you gonna wish your heart was thumping

Yeah, but the air keeps saying that the water keeps bringing

No troubles in life

No girls worth keeping

Yeah, and everybody’s wishing

Nobody’s praying

And the troubles in life are not worth saying, no

Yeah, well, one of these days

Gonna pay the road

Yeah, one of these days

Gonna run for fun

Yeah, one of these days when you’re all alone

Out back wishing for the grass to grow, oh

Yeah, one of these days

Gonna pay the road

Oh, one of these days

I’m gonna run for fun

One of these days when you’re all alone

Out back wishing for the grass to grow

Oh yeah, one of these days when you’re all alone

You’re gonna wish your grass would grow

Yeah, one of these days with your eyes wide open

You’re gonna see your coffin closin’

Shakey Graves I’m On Fire

Hey little girl is your daddy home

Did he go away and leave you all alone

I got a bad desire

I’m on fire

Tell me now baby is he good to you

Can he do to you the things that I do

I can take you higher

I’m on fire

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby

Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley

Through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet

And a freight train running through the

Middle of my head

Only you can cool my desire

I’m on fire

Shakey Graves Good Police

If I lived in a white home you could see the coffee rings on everything

Thats good police

Yeah I would bite the hand that feeds me but lordy lord I dont get fed

Dont you think Id look handsome healthy instead?

But with a bigger home and better garden

I could get you lookin my way again

Yeah life’s more fun with a badge and a gun

But please dont go Gloria

Oh no

Low blow Gloria

So here in my white home

Ill have lots of time to think

House arrest

Thats good police

Yeah the Feds oh they’ll follow my trail

Yeah they’re on the case

Searching where I slept and shaved my face

Oh theyll discover that I never shower

Thats where I got all my power

I dont think you ever understood

That my garbage is my gold

But no dont go Gloria

Oh no low blow Gloria

Lord knows you’re full of those Gloria

Oh no dont go Gloria

Shakey Graves A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Well, a dream is a wish your heart makes

When you’re fast asleep

In dreams you will lose your heartache

Whatever you wish for you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday

Your rainbow will come smiling through

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

The dream that you wish will come true