Country Death Song


by Violent Femmes (Gordon Gano)
I had me a wife, I had me some daughters,
I tried so hard, I never knew still waters.
Nothing to eat and nothing to drink,
Nothing for a man to do but sit around and think,
Nothing for a man to do but sit around and think.

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I was thinking and a thinking, til there's nothing I ain't thunk.
Breathing in the stink, til finally I stunk.
It was at that time, I swear I lost my mind,
Starting making plans to kill my own kind,
Starting making plans to kill my own kind.

Come little daughter I said to the youngest one.
Put your coat on, we'll have some fun.
We'll go out to the mountains, the one to explore,
The face it lit up, I was standing by the door.
The face it lit up, I was standing by the door.

Come little daughter, I'll carry the lantern.
We'll go out tonight, we'll go to the caverns.
We'll go out tonight, we'll go to the caves.
Kiss your mother goodnight and remember that God saves,
Kiss your mother goodnight and remember that God saves.

I led her to a hole, a deep black well.
I said make a wish, make sure not tell.
And close your eyes dear and count to seven,
You know your papa loves you, good children go to heaven,
You know your papa loves you, good children go to heaven.

I gave her a push, I gave her a shove.
I pushed with all my might, I pushed with all my love.
I threw my child into a bottomless pit,
She was screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit,
She was screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit.

(Solo)

Gather round boys hear the tale that I tell.
You wanna know how to take a short trip to hell.
It's guaranteed to get your own place in hell,
Just take your lovely daughter and push her in the well,
Take your lovely daughter and throw her in the well.

Don't speak to me of lovers with a broken heart.
You wanna know what would really tear you apart?
I'm going out to the barn with a never stopping pain.
I'm going out to the barn to hang myself in shame.

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 1984 Slash Records:: on their "Hallowed Ground"

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