A Junkie's Lament Song Lyrics

James Taylor

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Ricky's been kicking the gong
Lickety split didn't take too long
A junkie's sick
A monkey's strong
That's what's wrong

Well, I guess he's been messing around downtown
So sad to see the man losing ground
Winding down behind closed doors
On all fours

Mama, don't you call him my name
He can't hear you anymore
And even if he seems the same to you
That's a stranger to your door

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shower the People
  • 2 A Junkie's Lament
  • 3 Money Machine
  • 4 Slow Burning Love
  • 5 Everybody Has the Blues
  • 6 Daddy's All Gone
  • 7 Woman's Gotta Have It
  • 8 Captain Jim's Drunken Dream
  • 9 Don't Be Sad 'cause Your Sun Is Down
  • 10 Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  • 11 Family Man
  • 12 Golden Moments


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bryan Ferry
    album: Track 2 in album In the Pocket
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
    length: 3:32

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin