Who Sang Hell’s Half Acre? Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987-10-27
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave
length: 4:22
producer: Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois
vocal: Robbie Robertson
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
engineer: Jim Scott
guitar: Robbie Robertson and Bill Dillon
percussion: Manu Katché
associate producer: Jim Scott
drums (drum set): Manu Katché
Chapman stick: Tony Levin
Lyrics
It's way up in the Black Hills where we come from
There's a girl and she warned me don't pick up that gun
By the law of the land
By the promise that might is right
She would hold me and cry, don't you go off and fight

Somebody knocking at my door
Oh, I been called to war
Say goodbye to Tobacco Road
Wear my colors, call my brothers
For my country I'll go

Down on Hell's half acre (again)
Shakin' with fever (again)
Rumble in the jungle
Down on Hell's half acre (again)

She wrote me a letter and said what have they done
Placed a crown of thorns on this native son
Oh, maybe they're right, but maybe they're wrong
But what can I do, you're not here you're gone

Something in the air is much too quiet
Hear my heartbeat
The storms that rages from within
Three times thunder, blood runs cold
Got this wound on my soul

Down on Hell's half acre (again)
Walking on fire (again)
We got trouble in the wasteland
Down on Hell's half acre (again)

Back in the land where buffalo roam
Is this my home?
She said you've changed, you're not the same
Clouds of napalm and the opium
The damage was already done

Down on Hell's half acre (again)
Shakin' with fever (again)
Rumble in the jungle
Down on Hell's half acre

Hell's half acre (again)
Walking on fire (again)
We got trouble in the wasteland
Down on Hell's half acre (again)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Fallen Angel
  • 2 Showdown at Big Sky
  • 3 Broken Arrow
  • 4 Sweet Fire of Love
  • 5 American Roulette
  • 6 Somewhere Down the Crazy River
  • 7 Hell’s Half Acre
  • 8 Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight
  • 9 Testimony

  • Release information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992416023
    script: Latin