I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive Lyrics

The Little Willies


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Fred Rose, Hank Williams Sr.
album: Track 2 in album The Little Willies
release date: 2006-3-3
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Lounge
length: 3:23
producer: Lee Alexander
mixer: Matt Marinelli
recorded by: Matt Marinelli
mastering: Greg Calbi
assistant engineer: Lee Alexander
double bass: Lee Alexander
electric guitar: Jim Campilongo
piano: Norah Jones
vocal: Richard Julian and Norah Jones
guitar: Richard Julian
drums: Dan Rieser
guest organ & accordion: Jon Dryden
writer: Hank Williams, Fred Rose

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Well you're lookin' at a man that's gettin' kinda mad
I had lot's of luck but it's all been bad
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.

My fishin' pole's broke the creek is full of sand
My woman run away with another man
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.

A distant uncle passed away and left me quite a batch
And yes I was livin' high until that fatal day
A lawyer proved I wasn't born
I was only hatched.

Ev'rything's agin' me and it's got me down
If I jumped in the river I would prob'ly drown
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.

These shabby shoes I'm wearin' all
Are full of holes and nails
And brother if I stepped on a worn out dime
I bet a nickel I could tell you if it was heads or tails.

I'm not gonna worry wrinkles in my brow
Cause nothin's ever gonna be alright now
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.

I could buy a Sunday suit and it would leave me broke
If it had two pair of pants I would burn the coat
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.

If it was rainin' gold I wouldn't stand a chance
I wouldn't have a pocket in my patched up pants
No matter how I struggle and strive
I'll never get out of this world alive.


Track Listing


Copy Control CD 1
  • 1 Roly Poly
  • 2 I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
  • 3 Love Me
  • 4 It’s Not You It’s Me
  • 5 Best of All Possible Worlds
  • 6 No Place to Fall
  • 7 Roll On
  • 8 I Gotta Get Drunk
  • 9 Streets of Baltimore
  • 10 Easy as the Rain
  • 11 Tennessee Stud
  • 12 Night Life
  • 13 Lou Reed