Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sunday Song VIII


My name is Joe Roberts I work for the State
I'm a sergeant out on Perenville barracks No 8
I've always done an honest job honest as I could
Got a brother named Frankie Frankie ain't no good
Ever since we were young kids it's been the same come down
I'd get a call on a short way Frankie's in trouble downtown
But if it was any other man I'd put him straight away
But sometimes when it's your brother you look the other way
Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria
While the band played The Night Of The Johnstown Flood
I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother should
Man turns his back on his family he ain't no good
Well Frankie went into the army back in 1965
I got a farm deferment settled down took Maria for my wife
But them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was like we's gettin' robbed
Frankie came home in '68 and me I took this job
Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria
While the band played The Night Of The Johnstown Flood
I catch him when he's strayin' teach him how to walk that line
Man turns his back on his family ain't no friend of mine
The night was like any other I got a call bout the quarter of nine
There was trouble at a roadhouse out on the Michigan line
There was a kid on the floor lookin' bad bleedin' hard from his head
There was a girl cryin' at a table it was Frankie she said
I ran out and I jumped in my car then I hit the lights
I must have done about a hundred and ten to Michigan County that night
It was down by the crossroads out bout willow bank
Seen the buick with Ohio plates behind the wheel was Frank
Well I chased him through them county roads
Till the sign said Canadian border five miles from here
Pulled over to the south out the highway watched his taillights disappeared
Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria
While the band played The Night Of The Johnstown Flood
I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother should
Man turns his back on his family ain't no good

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man turns his back on his family ain't no good

I agree

June 17, 2007 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

true...

Keshi.

June 18, 2007 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Keshi said...

true...

Keshi.

June 18, 2007 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger RedFridayGirl said...

Isn't it amazing how a single song can flood a person with so much emotion. As I read the lyrics I see brother's who have each other's backs, and a man who turns his back on his wife and family.So emotional.

June 18, 2007 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger De.vile said...

Bet Joe's the younger un. The good ones always are :)

June 18, 2007 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Jenny! said...

blood is thicker than water...sorry, I am not clever!

June 18, 2007 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous hellbunny said...

Well Highway patrolman does have good lyrics.

June 26, 2007 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger {illyria} said...

i can hear him singing NIN's "hurt" now.

June 27, 2007 at 2:02 AM  

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