The Life and Death Of…

by Rattlin Bone

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FOOTSTEPS UP BEHIND ME ON A SATURDAY NIGHT SEEMS LIKE YOU CAN'T TAKE A WALK WITHOUT TAKING A FRIGHT I TAKE A LOOK DISCRETELY BUT I CAN'T SEE A FACE I PUT MY BEST FOOT DOWN AND START TO INCREASE MY PACE UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN LOOKEE HERE MISTER I DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH DOUGH BUT YOU CAN HAVE WHAT I'VE GOT IF YOU JUST PLEASE LET ME GO I GIVE HIM MY WALLET HE GIVES ME A SMILE AND SAYS… “YOU CAN LEAVE HERE WITH YOUR LIFE, COS I APPRECIATE YOUR STYLE!” TURN AROUND THE CORNER AND I'M STARTING TO RUN WELL! SHOOT ME DOWN ANOTHER MAN WITH A GUN! “I DON'T HAVE NO MONEY, I GOT NOTHING TO LOSE!' HE SAYS “THAT MAYBE SO, BUT I QUITE LIKE YOUR SHOES, AND THAT SHIRT ON YOUR BACK WELL IT FITS YOU TOO LOOSE! ANYWAY, I GOT THE GUN, I'LL JUST TAKE WHAT I CHOOSE!” STANDING THERE NAKED AS HE TAKES OFF AND RUNS I SEE SOMEONE TURN THE CORNER IT'S A… STANDING STARK NAKED IN A DEAD END LANE AND I’M THINKING TO MYSELF WELL HERE I GO AGAIN… A POLICEMAN ARRIVES JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME AND I'M THANKING GOD I'M SAVED FROM SUCH A PERSONAL CRIME HIS EYES LIGHT UP HE SAYS “HI SON!” WELL I’M NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTION BUT THAT BASTARD'S PULLED A GUN… SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN SHOOT ME DOWN IT'S A MAN WITH A GUN UNDERNEATH THE LAMPLIGHT AS I'M STARTING TO RUN… © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF MINE MENTIONING LONLINESS I FEEL LONELY ALL THE TIME EVER SINCE YOU WENT AWAY AFTER SWEARING WE WOULD NEVER PART THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD SAY COS WHO COULD TALK WITH A BROKEN HEART? SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS WHY DID IT HAVE TO LEAVE MENTIONING FAITHLESSNESS WHY COULD YOU NOT BELIEVE YOU KNOW I LOVED YOU SO VERY MUCH HOW COULD ANYTHING GO SO WRONG WITH THE MAGIC OF YOUR TOUCH AND YOUR LOVE TO KEEP ME STRONG SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS WHERE DID IT EVER GO DID IT LEAVE WITH YOUR CARESS AND THE TENDERNESS THAT I USED TO KNOW OR IS IT RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES A BLESSING IN DISGUISE SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS WHY DON'T WE GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS ONE MORE TIME ONE MORE TIME ALL THAT LONLINESS SPEAKING OF MY HAPPINESS YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF MINE ALL THIS LONLINESS DEEP DOWN INSIDE…
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03:46
SOME PEOPLE SAY A MAN IS MADE OUT OF MUD A POOR MAN'S MADE OUT OF MUSCLE AND BLOOD MUSCLE AND BLOOD AND SKIN AND BONE A MIND THAT'S WEAK AND A BACK THAT'S STRONG YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?
 ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT
 SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE I WAS BORN ONE MORNING IT WAS DRIZZLE AND RAIN HEARTACHE AND TROUBLE ARE MY MIDDLE NAME I WAS RAISED IN A CANEBRAKE BY AN OLD MAMA LION NO HIGH-TONED WOMAN MAKE ME WALK THE LINE YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?
 ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT
 SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE SEE ME COMIN' BETTER STEP ASIDE A LOT OF MEN DIDN'T AND A LOT OF MEN DIED
 I GOT ONE FIST OF IRON AND THE OTHER OF STEEL
 THE RIGHT DON'T GET YOU THEN THE LEFT ONE WILL YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?
 ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT
 SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE YOU HAUL SIXTEEN TONS, WHAT DO YA GET?
 ANOTHER DAY OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT
 SAINT PETER DON'T YOU CALL ME CAUSE I CAN'T GO I OWE MY SOUL TO THE COMPANY STORE SIXTEEN TONS SIXTEEN TONS SIXTEEN TONS SIXTEEN TONS
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I WANT YOU TO KNOW I DON’T NEED YOU NO MORE BABY, SINCE YOU BEEN A’GONE, GONE I KEPT THE WOLVES FROM MY DOOR I GOT A TROUBLING MIND BUT I AIN’T I AIN’T HUNGRY NO MORE ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU GAVE ME ALL THOSE PRETTY LITTLE LIES I WRAPPED THEM UP TRADED THEM IN FOR JUST ONE LAST GOODBYE I GOT A TROUBLING MIND BUT I AIN’T I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT SO GOODBYE BABY BABY BYE BYE SO GOODBYE BABY BABY BABY BYE BYE I GOT A TROUBLING MIND BUT I AIN’T I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT FIND ME WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT CATCH ME CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR I MIGHT BE DRUNK ON YOUR FRONT PORCH DARLIN’ BUT I WON’T BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR I GOT A TROUBLING MIND BUT I AIN’T I AIN’T HUNGRY NO MORE SO GOODBYE BABY BABY BYE BYE SO GOODBYE BABY BABY BABY BYE BYE I GOT A TROUBLING MIND BUT I AIN’T I AIN’T HUNGRY TONIGHT © 2010 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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03:10
IT'S GONNA RAIN I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES NO DRIVING PAIN OR ANY FAILURE I HAVE KNOWN IS GONNA DRAG ME DOWN GET ME RUNNING UNDERGROUND I STILL GOTTA WORK IN THIS GOD-FORSAKEN TOWN BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN… IT'S ALL THE SAME ANOTHER NIGHT OUT ON YOUR OWN NO SENSE OF SHAME CAN GET TO RATTLIN MY BONES I MIGHT BE COLD ICY FINGERS THROUGH MY SOUL I MIGHT BE ALONE SINCE THAT NIGHT I LET YOU GO BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN… NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN AND WHEN THEY CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THE HUMAN RACE I WILL BE SIX FEET UNDER WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE NO I'M NOT GONNA LET IT NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN… SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO I MIGHT BE COLD ICY FINGERS THROUGH MY SOUL I MIGHT BE ALONE SINCE THAT NIGHT I LET YOU GO BUT I'M NOT GONNA LET IT NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN… NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN AND WHEN THEY CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THE HUMAN RACE I WILL BE SIX FEET UNDER WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE NO I'M NOT GONNA LET IT NOT GONNA LET IT DRAG ME DOWN… SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO WAP SHOO BE DOO BE DOO BE DOO… © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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Instrumental © 2011 Neill Bristow. All Rights Reserved.
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05:18
SUCH A NIGHT IT'S SUCH A NIGHT SWEET CONFUSION UNDER THE MOONLIGHT SUCH A NIGHT SUCH A NIGHT TO STEAL AWAY, THE TIME IS RIGHT YOUR EYES MET MINE AT A GLANCE YOU LET ME KNOW THIS WAS MY CHANCE YOU CAME HERE WITH MY BEST FRIEND JIM AND HERE I AM TRYING TO STEAL YOU AWAY FROM HIM OH, BUT IF I DON'T DO IT SOMEBODY ELSE WILL IF I DON'T DO IT, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY ELSE WILL AND IT'S SUCH A NIGHT SUCH A NIGHT SWEET CONFUSION UNDER THE MOONLIGHT IT'S SUCH A NIGHT SUCH A NIGHT TO STEAL AWAY, THE TIME IS RIGHT I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EARS AND MY HEART JUST SKIPPED A BEAT WHEN YOU TOLD ME TO TAKE YOU WALKING DOWN THE STREET YOU CAME HERE WITH MY BEST FRIEND JIM AND HERE I AM STEALING YOU AWAY FROM HIM OH, BUT IF I DON'T DO IT SOMEBODY ELSE WILL IF I DON'T DO IT, YOU KNOW SOMEBODY ELSE WILL
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RAIN ON MY FOOTSTEPS WIND IN MY HAIR TEN LONG YEARS SINCE I LEFT YOU BACK THERE I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY STEP THAT I GO OH MY PRETTY DARLING I STILL LOVE YOU SO TEN YEARS IS A MIGHTY LONG TIME STRUNG OUT ALONE ON THE MISSISSIPPI MAINLINE I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY STEP THAT I GO AND OH MY DARLING I STILL LOVE YOU SO BUT IT WAS BYE, BYE BABY BABY BYE, BYE I’M LEAVING IN THE MORNING ON THE SEVEN-O-NINE WHO CARES ABOUT TOMORROW, HONEY WE’VE GOT TONIGHT AND WE CAN MAKE BELIEVE I NEVER GOT TO GO… DREAM A LITTLE DREAM AND A POCKETFUL OF CHARMS I’D TRADE ALL THE RAIN IN SACRAMENTO FOR A MOMENT IN YOUR ARMS I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY STEP THAT I GO OH MY DARLING I LOVE YOU SO BUT IT WAS BYE, BYE BABY BABY BABY BYE, BYE I’M LEAVING IN THE MORNING ON THAT SEVEN-O-NINE WHO CARES ABOUT TOMORROW, HONEY WE’VE GOT TONIGHT AND WE CAN MAKE BELIEVE I NEVER GOT TO GO… RAIN ON MY FOOTSTEPS THE WIND IN MY HAIR I’D PAY THOSE DOGS IN HEAVEN IF THEY’D JUST TAKE ME BACK THERE… I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY STEP THAT I GO AND OH MY PRETTY DARLING I STILL LOVE YOU SO… I STILL LOVE YOU DARLING YEH DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME… AH DREAM ON OH DREAM ON I LOVE YOU SO… © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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LITTLE GINA COULD BE THE DEVIL IN YOUR EYES LITTLE GINA WELL THIS MIGHT COME AS SOME SURPRISE BUT I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY NOW LITTLE GINA LITTLE GINA YOU KNOW THEY TELL ME LOVE IS BLIND BUT LITTLE GINA I CAN SEE YOU IN MY MIND AND I’LL BE LOVING YOU UNTIL THE END OF TIME NOW LITTLE GINA COS YOU KNOW ONE NIGHT’S NOT ENOUGH WELL IF YOU FALL IN LOVE AND YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN 'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE GONNA PACK MY THINGS AND IF I HAD MY WAY I’M GONNA FIND YOU LITTLE GINA BRING YOU HOME TO STAY GINA LITTLE GINA THE QUEEN OF MAKE BELIEVE-A YOU CAN’T LEAVE ME HERE JUST A HEART WITHOUT A BEAT GINA LITTLE GINA THE QUEEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN YOU KNOW I’D GLADLY SELL MY SOUL AND I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY NOW LITTLE GINA THIS IS THE BIG BEAT THIS IS THE BIG BEAT OH YEAH! YOU KNOW ONE NIGHT’S NOT ENOUGH WELL IF YOU FALL IN LOVE AND YOU’RE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN 'NEATH THE STARS ABOVE I’M GONNA PACK MY THINGS AND IF I HAD MY WAY I’M GONNA FIND YOU LITTLE GINA GONNA… GINA LITTLE GINA THE QUEEN OF MAKE BELIEVE-A YOU CAN’T LEAVE ME HERE JUST A HEART WITHOUT A BEAT GINA LITTLE GINA THE QUEEN OF ROCK’N’ROLL TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN YOU KNOW I’D GLADLY SELL MY SOUL AND I DREAMED THAT WE WERE LOVERS AGAIN YESTERDAY NOW LITTLE GINA © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.
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I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE WELL I BEEN BURNING THESE TYRES SINCE BEFORE YOU WERE BORN I TELL YOU SHE WAS ONE SWEET RIDE ONE TOO MANY DOWN MCKENZIE RIDGE AND THAT GODDAM HOG JUST DIED PICKLE EYED JOHNNY AND SWEET BABY SUE WELCOMED ME WITH CLICKER’S AND FRIES WE GOT ALL SHOOK UP AFTER A YEAR OR TWO WHAT CAN I TELL YOU BUT I LOVE YOU GUYS I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE CHICKEN STOMPIN GINA WITH A BIG TROMBONE MIXING UP A HEAVENLY STEW WELL I WAS SHAKING LIKE CALACA AND A’RATTLIN DEM BONES THAT GIRL COULD MIX A MEAN VOODOO I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE PULLING OUT OF FRESNO IN A JACKET OF RAIN I ENDED UP A'THUMBIN A RIDE NOW I’M HANGING WITH CHRISTINA AND A BUCKET OF PAIN BUT I’M STILL COOKIN WITH FORMALDEHYDE AND MY BROTHER LUKE SAID HE COULD SHOW ME THE LIGHT AND DO DO DO ME A LINE I’VE BEEN ALL FUCKED UP FOR THESE PAST TEN YEARS BUT I CAN SAY IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL LIFE… I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE I’M GOING HOME I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY BABY AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET HER ON THE OTHER SIDE BROTHERS AND SISTERS I’M GOING HOME IT’S BEEN ONE LONG HELL OF A RIDE I LEFT MY FRIENDS AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT I’LL MEET THEM ON THE OTHER SIDE… © 2011 Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.

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Exclusive to Bandcamp, this special bonus bundle release of the debut album from the Swampmeisters includes 2 videos, a comic-book, promo photos, a cd booklet and an art booklet plus a third video with a taster track for Rattlin Bone's next album 'It's Been A Wonderful Life…'
Only available with the download version.

'Calaca' Artwork on album cover courtesy of Karl Stephan. All Rights Reserved.

Produced by Wily Bo Walker

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released January 21, 2014

Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Violin, Accordion, Double Bass, Drums and Percussion, Sound FX

L'il Neill - Trombones, Trumpet, Backing Vocals, Sound FX

Kareña K - Backing Vocals & The Vampirettes

Max Wynter - Trumpet

E D Brayshaw - Lead Guitar on 'Speaking Of Happiness'

Ronnie Costley - Vocal Characters on 'Shoot Me Down'

Produced by Wily Bo Walker

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London

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