Mama killed a chicken, thought it was a duck Put him on the table with his feet sticking up Papa broke his glasses when he fell down drunk Tried to drown the kitty cat, turned out to be a skunk You gotta watch what you're doing, didn't you know You gotta watch where you're going, didn't you know Little Joe Billy went fishing for trout Played hooky from school until the cops found out Didn't have a father, was an only child His mama never beat him, so he grew up wild I knew a girl, sweet as can be But she fell for a man like a chain saw a tree She listen to his lies, fooled by his charms Now she's sitting with a baby in her arms Well everything's fine, until things get bad Then you sit around thinking about the good times you had Well it ain't no good to live a life of sin If you don't shape up, you know you'll never get in Some folks smile, they seem all right, But you find out later they were an angel of light Try to love everybody, but don't be blind Because some kind of people try to mess your mind Some folks say that the good lord is dead That he doesn't exists, he's inside your head I wonder how many gonna be surprised When they look straight up And see him coming through the skies Larry Norman
Believed to be the 18th song on The Purple Tape but the song was never released.
"We did three days in a row, working twenty-four hours a day to save money. We recorded seventeen songs (eighteen if one counts the secret one I have stashed away!)" - Gary Smith in Rock A My Soul #1
The song was taken from a 1977 album by Larry Norman, a Christian folk singer who Charles (Black Francis) saw perform at summer camp when he was 13.
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