Dead Skunk Lyrics

Loudon Wainwright III


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 6 in album Album III
release date: 1972
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length: 3:08

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Dead Skunk
Loudon Wainwright III
words and music by Loudon Wainwright III

Crossin' the highway late last night,
He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right,
He didn't see the station wagon, car,
The skunk got squashed and there you are!
(Chorus)
You got yer
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Stinkin' to high heaven!
Take a whiff on me that ain't no rose!
Roll up yer window and hold yer nose,
You don't have to look and you don't have to see,
'Cause you can feel it in your olfactory,
(Repeat Chorus)
Yeah you got yer dead cat and you got yer dead dog,
On a moonlight night you got yer dead toad frog
Got yer dead rabbit and yer dead raccoon,
The blood and the guts they're gonna make you swoon!
You got yer dead skunk, in the middle,
Dead skunk in the middle of the road.
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Stinkin' to high heaven.
C'mon stink!
(Fiddle break)
You got it,
It's dead, it's in the middle,
Dead skunk in the middle!
Dead skunk in the middle of the road,
Stinkin' to high heaven!
All over the road, technicolor man!
Oh, you got pollution.
It's dead, it's in the middle,
And it's stinkin' to high, high heaven!
(Fiddle fadeout)

Track Listing

  • 1 Dead Skunk
  • 2 Red Guitar
  • 3 East Indian Princess
  • 4 Muse Blues
  • 5 Hometeam Crowd
  • 6 B Side
  • 7 Needless to Say
  • 8 Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • 9 New Paint
  • 10 Trilogy (Circa 1967)
  • 11 Drinking Song
  • 12 Say That You Love Me