Who Sang Rats and Roaches? Calvin Russell

Calvin Russell Soldier cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:29
Lyrics
Well I turned the key this mornin
My old car wouldn't do a thing
Yeh, I turned the key this mornin
My old car didn't do a thing.

Must be some bad disconnection
Way down in the piston ring.

Rats and roaches down in the kitchen
Won't let me go to sleep at night
Rats and roaches down in the kitchen
Won't let me go to sleep at night
I know d___ well those rats and roaches
Eatin up all my welfare beans and rice.

Well it's raining on me here
Stormin on my deep blue sea
It's rainin on me here
Stormin on my deep blue sea.

And I got a brown-headed woman
Makin a crazy fool out of me.

Well I turned the key this mornin
It didn't do a d___ thing
Yeh, I turned the key this mornin
My old car didn't do a darn d___ thing.

Must be some bad disconnection
Way down in my piston ring.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Soldier
  • 2 Stranger
  • 3 Characters
  • 4 I Dreamed I Saw
  • 5 Rats and Roaches
  • 6 Down in Texas
  • 7 Shackles and Chains
  • 8 This Could Be the Day
  • 9 This Is Your World

  • Release information
    label: New Rose Records
    country(area): France
    format: CD
    barcode: 3347124224224
    script: Latin