The Needle and the Spoon Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
album: Track 7 in album Second Helping
release date: 1974
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Southern Rock/Blues Rock/Country Rock/Hard Rock
length: 3:53

Cover Art

Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping cover art
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Thirty days, Lord, and thirty nights
I'm coming home on an airplane flight
Mama waiting at the ticket line
Tell me son, why do you stand there cryin'?

It was the needle and the spoon
And a trip to the moon
Took me away
Took me away

I've been feeling so sick inside
Got to get better, Lord, before I die
Some doctors couldn't help my head, they said
You'd better quit, son, before you're dead

Quit the needle, quit the spoon
Quit the trip to the moon
They gonna take you away
Lord, they gonna take you away

It was the needle and the spoon

I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool
But then again, Lord, I've seen a lot of fools
I hope you people, Lord, can hear what I say
You'll have your chance to hit it some day

Don't mess with a needle or a spoon
Or a trip to the moon
They'll take you away

Lord, their gonna bury you boy
Don't mess with the needle
Now I know, I know, I know, I know, I know


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Home Alabama
  • 2 I Need You
  • 3 Don't Ask Me No Questions
  • 4 Workin' for MCA
  • 5 The Ballad of Curtis Loew
  • 6 Swamp Music
  • 7 The Needle and the Spoon
  • 8 Call Me the Breeze