Top Ten Commandments Lyrics

Kinky Friedman


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
album: Track 9 in album Sold American
release date: 1973
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 3:24

Cover Art

Kinky Friedman Sold American cover art
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(kinky friedman)

Walking on the ragged streets of time
A man is asking if there is a dime
Someone can spare.
No one pays him any mind,
But surely someone sees him there a-crying
When no one’s there.
And the washed out whore demands
The bottle in his hands.
Ah, mister, don’t you weep,
God knows we’ve tried to keep
The golden rule and the
Top ten commandments.

You can’t believe the thing you’ve seen
On the midnight tv screen
And nightmare sent by satellite.
Rain fire falling from the skies
A mother holds her baby and cries
And day for us for them is night.

And love is just a word we preach
For who can learn what none will teach.
Ah, people, don’t you weep,
God knows we’ve tried to keep
The golden rule and the
Top ten commandments.

And moving across on the city street
A neighbor tried to find his feet
And fell on down and slipped to ruin.
The bystanders are all standing by
Watching from corners of their eyes
Wondering what on earth can he be doing.

With a faith nobody shared
And a love nobody dared
Oh, mary, don’t you weep,
Someday we’ll learn to keep
The golden rule and the
Top ten commandments.


Track Listing

  • 1 We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You
  • 2 Highway Cafe
  • 3 Sold American
  • 4 Flyin' Down the Freeway
  • 5 Ride 'em Jewboy
  • 6 Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed
  • 7 High on Jesus
  • 8 The Ballad of Charles Whitman
  • 9 Top Ten Commandments
  • 10 Western Union Wire
  • 11 Silver Eagle Express