Trouble No More Album

Artist(s): John Mellencamp

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Stones in My Passway

length: 3:18
composer: Robert Johnson
lyricist: Robert Johnson

I got stones in my passway
And my road seem dark as night
I got stones in my passway
And my road seem dark as night
I have pains in my hearts
They have taken my appetite
I have a bird to whistle

And I have a bird to sing
Have a bird to whistle
And I have a bird to sing
I got a woman that I'm lovin'
Boy, she don't mean a thing
My enemies have betrayed me

Have overtaken poor Bob at last
My enemies have betrayed me
Have overtaken poor Bob at last
An 'ere's one thing certainly
They have stones all in my pass
Now you tryin' to take my life

And all my lovin' too
You laid a passway for me
Now what are you trying to do
I'm cryin' please
Plea-ease let us be friends
And when you hear me howlin' in my passway, rider
Plea-ease open your door and let me in
I got three legs to truck home

Boys, please don't block my road
I got three legs to truck home
Boys, please don't block my road
I've been feelin' ashamed 'bout my rider
Babe, I'm booked and I got to go

Death Letter

length: 6:14
I got a letter this morning
How do
You reckon it read?
"Hurry the gal you love is dead"?

I got a letter this morning
I'm wonderin'
How you reckon it read
He say, "hurry, hurry"
"On account that gal you love is dead"

I grabbed up my suitcase
I took off down the road
When I got there she was laying
On the coolin' board
Yes, I grabbed up my suitcase

I took off down the road

When I got there
She was laying
'Lain on the coolin' board:

Well,
I walked up right close
I look down in her face
Oh, good gal
Gotta lay here 'til judgment day

I said I walked up right close
I said I look down in her face

Oh, the good ol' gal!
Gotta lay here 'til judgment day:

Look like ten thousand people
Standing 'round the burying ground
I didn't know I loved her 'til they laid her down

Look like ten thousand
Standing 'round the burial ground

I didn't know that I love her
'Til they laid her down:

Well,
I fol' up my arms
I slowly walk away
I say
Farewell honey. I see you judgment day.

Yeah, with nobody:
I slowly walk away

Farewell! Farewell! I see you judgment day:

You know
I didn't feel so bad 'til the good ol' sun when down
I didn't have a soul
To throw my arms around

I didn't feel so bad
'Til the good ol' sun down

I didn't have a soul

To throw my arms around:

You know it's so hard to love
Someone
Don't love you

Look like it ain't satisfaction
Don't care what you do
Yeah: so hard
To love
Someone
Don't love you

Seem like it ain't satisfaction
Don't care what you do:

Well,
I woke up this mornin'
The break of day
Just huggin' the pillows
She used to lay
I say, soon.
This morning
At break of day

Just huggin' the pillows
Where my good gal used to lay:

And I got up
This morning
Feeling
'Round for my shoes
You know I must have
The walking blues

I say, soon.
This morning
Feeling 'round for my shoes

You know
Nobody?

I must have the walking blues:

Hush!
Thought I heard her call my name
Wasn't so loud
So nice and plain

I say, soon.
This morning
I slowly walk away

Oh, good gal
Lay here 'til judgment day

Johnny Hart

length: 4:31
Johnny Hart, he was a desperate little man
Carried a razor and a pistol every day
Cut down a man on the free state line
You should've seen Johnny Hart gettin' away, oh Lord
Seen Johnny Hart gettin' away

Johnny Hart made a run for the free state line
There he thought he'd be free
The man came walkin' and grabbed him by the arm
Sayin' Johnny come along with me, poor boy
Johnny come along with me

Johnny Hart, he wrote his mom and dad
Sayin' come here and go my bail
But money won't go his murdering charge
So they laid Johnny Hart back in jail, oh Lord
They laid Johnny Hart back in jail

Now the first one to visit Johnny Hart in jail
Was a girl with a rag on her head
Said I'd never thought I'd see you in that jail
I believe I'd rather see you dead, Johnny Hart
I believe I'd rather see you dead

Now the next one to visit Johnny Hart in jail
Was his loving wife she was so brave
Said I'd rather to see you in your winding sheet
Than to see you on that long rattling chain, dear God
Than to see you on that long rattling chain

Johnny Hart, he stood in his jail cell
And a tear ran down his eye
Said I've been the death of many a deputy sheriff
My six gun has never told a lie, no Lord
My six-gun has never told a lie

Hey, hey
Well I've run to the east, I've run to the west
I've run just as far as I can
If I ever get loose from this ball and chain
I'm gonna make it to the free state line, dear God
Make it to the free state line

You got guards to the east, guards to the west
You got guards this whole world round
But before I'll be a slave I'll rot in your grave
You can take me to my hangin' ground, Mr. Jailer
Take me to my hangin' ground

Baltimore Oriole

length: 3:55
Baltimore Oriole
Took one look at that mercury, forty below
No life for a lady
To be draggin' her feathers around in the snow
Leaving me blue, off she flew
To the Tangipaho-down Louisiana
Where a two-tiin' Jaybird
Met the divine Miss O

I'd like to ruffle his plumage
That Baltimore Oriole
Messed around with that big guy
Till he singed her wings
Forgivin' is easy-it's a woman like, now and then
Could happen to thing
Send her back home
Home ain't home without her warbling
How she can sing
Make a lonely man happy, Baltimore Oriole
Come down from that bough
Fly to your daddy now

Teardrops Will Fall

length: 4:24
read your letter, darlin'
Tears filled my eyes
All of the promises you made were nothing but lies
So I turned your photograph around face to the wall
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

I'm gonna pray tonight, baby
Hopin' you will hear
And maybe you'll write all those wrongs
And dry each tear
I sit alone tonight
Hopin' you will call
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
When I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Diamond Joe

length: 4:38
Now there's a man you'll hear about
Most anywhere you go,
And his holdings are in Texas
And his name is Diamond Joe.

And he carries all his money
In a diamond-studded jar.
He never took much trouble
With the process of the law.

I hired out to Diamond Joe, boys,
Did offer him my hand,
He gave a string of horses
So old they could not stand.

And I nearly starved to death, boys,
He did mistreat me so,
And I never saved a dollar
In the pay of Diamond Joe.

Now his bread it was corn dodger
And his meat you couldn't chaw,
Nearly drove me crazy
With the waggin' of his jaw.

And the tellin' of his story,
Mean to let you know
That there never was a rounder
That could lie like Diamond Joe.

Now, I tried three times to quit him,
But he did argue so
I'm still punchin' cattle
In the pay of Diamond Joe.

And when I'm called up yonder
And it's my time to go,
Give my blankets to my buddies
Give the fleas to Diamond Joe

The End of the World

length: 3:25
composer: Arthur Kent
lyricist: Sylvia Dee
Please be quiet, everyone's asleep
Stella's locked her door and she's requested some peace
She teaches the English at the American school
She teaches imaginary numbers and the golden rule
She says it's hard to worry about the future
When your past is knocking at your door
Sweet mistakes and information
Have been her lovers before
Hello, all you losers
You've got nothing to fear
This may not be the end of the world
But you can see it from here
She runs the motors and the music
On the carousel ride
She catches the children on the horses
As they fall through the rye
It's hard to see the future
When your back is bending over your shoes
It's hard holding on to nothing
When you've got nothing to lose
Hello, all you losers
You've got nothing to fear
This may not be the end of the world
But you can see it from here
I guess you heard about ol' Pee Wee
We had to tear his playhouse down
Then they put him in the electric chair
We'll have some fun now
When you see her, give her some compliments on her looks
She'll be wearing a Mardi Gras dress
Coming after you with words and books
We've given you the best seats in the house
So don't be late St. Peter is at the door
And he ain't no man to wait
Hello, all you losers
You've got nothing to fear
This may not be the end of the world
But you can see it from here hello, all you losers
You've got nothing to fear
This may not be the end of the world
But you can see it from here

Down in the Bottom

length: 3:31
Well now, baby meet me in the bottom, bring me my running shoes
Well now, baby meet me in the bottom, bring me my running shoes
Well, I'll come out the window, I won't have time to lose.

When you see me streaking by, please don't be late
When you see me streaking by, please don't be late
Well, when you see me moving, though my life is at stake

Well, I hope you'll see me, when I come streaking by
Well, I hope you'll see me, when I come streaking by
She got a bad old man, you know I'm too young to die

I got to leave here. Get caught in there

Lafayette

length: 3:55
You feel so good, Lafayette, now I've come to greet you
Tell all my friends I've come back again
I couldn't stay away, I was gone only a day
But I'm comin' back to my sweet Lafayette

I'm goin' down to Lafayette, I don't care how long I'm gone
It's so hard to leave you, Lafayette, now I know where I belong
When that sweet fiddle sounds and Clifton gets down
That music sounds so good to me, I just might dance until three
And I gotta get back to my sweet Lafayette

Oh, those boys in Lafayette, smilin' so pretty
Those sweet boys in Lafayette, they sure do look good to me
We danced all night long to a sweet Cajun song
Drinkin' and jivin' 'til dawn, I could dance on and on
Doin' a two-step in my sweet Lafayette
Take me back Lafayette, way down on the bayou
I'm your girl, Lafayette, I'm gonna hang around you
Eat that gumbo and rollin' and tumble
And do crazy things every night, soon I'll be feelin' alright
When I get back to my sweet Lafayette
When I get back to my sweet Lafayette

Joliet Bound

length: 3:34
Police comin' with a ball and chain
Oooh-ooh
Police comin' with a ball and chain
Accusing me of murder
I never hurt no one

Well some got six months, some got one solid year
Oooh-ooh
Some got six months, some got one solid year
Take a look at me baby I got a lifetime here

Well lawyer pleaded, clerk he wrote it down
Oooh-ooh
Lawyer pleaded, clerk he wrote it down
When the judge passed my sentence
I was Joliet bound

Well police shoot the gun, pain all in my side
Oooh-ooh
Police shoot the gun, pain all in my side
If you run with me, baby, you know you're bound to die

Heya
You wanna quit me baby, first thing you wanna do
Oooh-ooh
You gonna quit me baby, first thing you wanna do
Someday you gonna want me
And hey I won't want you

When they had my trial, you could not be found
Oooh-ooh
Had my trial, you could not be found
Yeah, I got all messed up
Now I'm Joliet bound
Hey

John the Revelator

length: 3:19
Well who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals.

Tell me what's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals.

Now who art worthy, crucified and holy
Bound up for some, Son of our God
Daughter of Zion, Judea's Lion
He redeemed us, Jesus bought us with His blood

Now tell me who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals.

Well what's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals.

Well Moses to Moses, watching the flock
Saw the bush where they had to stop
God told Moses pull off your shoes
Out of the flock, a well a you I choose

Now tell me who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
Who's that a writing? John the Revelator
A book of the seven seals.

Well what's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
What's John a writing? Ask the Revelator
A book of the seven seals

To Washington

length: 5:10
Eight years of peace and prosperity
Scandal in the White House
An election is what we need
From coast-to-coast to Washington

So America voted on a president
No one kept count
On how the election went
From Florida to Washington

Goddamn, said one side
And the other said the same
Both looked pretty guilty
But no one took the blame
From coast-to-coast to Washington

So a new man in the White House
With a familiar name
Said he had some fresh ideas
But it's worse now since he came
From Texas to Washington

And he wants to fight with many
And he says it's not for oil
He sent out the National Guard
To police the world
From Baghdad to Washington

What is the thought process
To take a humans life
What would be the reason
To think that this is right
From Heaven to Washington
From Jesus Christ to Washington