1. Victrola Blues

From the recording Bare Bones


2) Victrola Blues - m.litton

Chorus: Cat’s got my tongue, dog’s got me treed
Been so damn lonely thought I’d bleed
A’rollin’ down the highway like a needle in a groove
Put my teeth to the wind, gonna sing Victrola blues

My world goes around like a lazy Susan
Home today, tomorrow I’ll move on
Come in a’crawlin’, exit twirlin’ a can
Don’t ever think of winnin’, just in ‘n out of every game

I been kickin’ cans ‘n spittin’ nails
Bendin’ steel ‘;n ridin’ the rails
Been ballin’ the jack ‘n slippin’ nearly every noose
Been cuttin’ ‘er wide, shootin’-the-moon on a deuce

There’s a picture on the wall, in my mind a riddle
Whiskey in the bottle with a dog on the label
An old phonograph bringin’ memories alive
Pieces of the puzzle come awake most every night

I been layin’ up in an ol’ motel
Drinkin’ coffee tryin’ to break the spell
The curtain’s off the window, my door’s unhinged
The little spider on the ceilin’ is callin’ my allee-oots in