Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's a Shame) Lyrics

Ray LaMontagne


publisher: ©CHRYSALIS MUSIC O/B/O SWEET MARY MUSIC , CHRYSALIS MUSIC (DIGITAL ONLY)
album: Track 8 in album Gossip in the Grain
release date: 2008-10-14
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:25

Cover Art

Ray LaMontagne Gossip in the Grain cover art
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All my life I been poor boy son
Scratchin' for my meat
I have been kicked in my teeth
Till the blood run hot and sweet

I seen a lot of living my friend
And this I will repeat
Just because you knock a man down
Don't mean that you got him beat

It's a shame,shame, shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

Henry nearly killed me,
'Fore they hauled his *** in jail
Slapped me right across my face
With a flour sack full o' nails

Nearly broke my head in two
With his steel-toed boots
Shovin' all that money
Down the laundry chute

It's a shame,shame,shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

Well, sweet little Mary Anne
With her make-up all a mess
Picks herself up off the floor
Coughs and straightens her dress

Sayin' please,please daddy, can I
Have just a little bit more
I said sorry baby, but I'm headin' out
Somehow this town don't feel like home anymore

It's a shame,shame, shame
Baby it's a cryin' shame

I've seen a lot of living my friend
And this I will repeat
Just because you knock a man down
Don't mean you got him beat


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You Are the Best Thing
  • 2 Let It Be Me
  • 3 Sarah
  • 4 I Still Care for You
  • 5 Winter Birds
  • 6 Meg White
  • 7 Hey Me, Hey Mama
  • 8 Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's a Shame)
  • 9 A Falling Through
  • 10 Gossip in the Grain