Who Sang The Rattler? Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie

Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie Good Deeds and Dirty Rags cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 4:04
Lyrics
I'm coming down the line
I'm a rattling boy
Rattling through the countryside
I'm a rattling boy
I just live from day to day
I'm a rattling boy
Eatin' them, cheatin' them, on my way
I'm a rattling boy
I'm going down the line
I'm going to a better time
I'm going to a better place
I don't like people to know my face
I can help get those feet out of that clay
But I can't take you all the way

I'm as stationary as a stream
I am aimless in extreme
I hold what I need in my right hand
I'm a rattling boy
I do the work my gut demands
I'm a rattling boy
I'm going down the line
I'm going to a better time
I'm going to a better place
I don't like people to know my face
I can help get those feet out of that clay
But I can't take you all the way

If I could hold you
If I could love you
Then I would do

I can help get those feet out of that clay
But I can't take you all the way

I'm a rattling boy
Rattling boy
I can't take you all the way
I won't take you all the way

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Open Your Arms
  • 2 Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie
  • 3 Goodwill City
  • 4 Candlestick Park
  • 5 Face To Face
  • 6 Wake It Up
  • 7 The Rattler
  • 8 Dust
  • 9 You Generous Thing You
  • 10 Good Deeds

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 077779263813