Who Sang Wrecking Ball? Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch Soul Journey cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-6-3
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock/Folk/Bluegrass
length: 4:57
Some other versions of "Wrecking Ball"

Look out boys, 'cause I'm a rollin' stone
That's what I was when I first left home
I took every secret that I'd ever known
And headed for the wall
Like a wrecking ball

Started down on the road to sin
Playin' bass under a pseudonym
The days were rough, and it's all quite dim
But my mind cuts through it all
Like a wrecking ball

Oh, just a little deadhead
Who is watching, who is watching
I's just a little deadhead

I won a dollar on a scholarship
Well, I got tired and let my average slip
Then I's a farmer in the pogonip
Of a weed that I recall
Was like a wrecking ball

Met a lovesick daughter of the San Joaquin
She showed me colors I'd never seen
Drank the bottom out of my canteen
Then left me in the fall
Like a wrecking ball

Standin' there, in the morning mist
A Jack & Coke at the end my wrist
I remember when first we kissed
'Though it was nothing at all
Like a wrecking ball

Hey boys, a little deadhead
Who's watching, who's watching
I's just a little deadhead

With too much trouble for me to shake
Oh, the weather and the blindin' ache
Was ridin' high until the '89 quake
Hit the Santa Cruz Garden Mall
Like a wrecking ball

CD 1
  • 1 Look at Miss Ohio
  • 2 Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
  • 3 Wayside / Back in Time
  • 4 I Had a Real Good Mother and Father
  • 5 One Monkey
  • 6 No One Knows My Name
  • 7 Lowlands
  • 8 One Little Song
  • 9 I Made a Lovers Prayer
  • 10 Wrecking Ball

  • Release information
    label: Acony Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 805147030527
    script: Latin