STRAITJACKET

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket song tittle - Straitjacket 
 
You went to the bar, just to mingle, if you stay too long, your gonna be single 
Who’d you call, what they say, let me see you phone, honey I ain’t playin 
You ain’t gotta have a Straitjacket on me 
 
Where’d you go and who you with, what they say, I hate that witch 
How much you drink, did you smoke, and you’ve got me tied up, with a damn rope 
You ain’t gotta have a Straitjacket on me 
 
You can have my ear, get off my back, your pulling tight, I need some slack 
I can barely breathe, you bout to choke me out 
You ain’t gotta have a Straitjacket on me

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Getting Tired 
 
Got a headstone grave, on a piece of land, it’s my six-feet deep, retirement plan 
I gonna keep on keepin on, until judgment day 
Getting tired of getting old, yeah it’s getting old feeling tired 
 
Good lovin gone bad, and I’ll never get it back, got a heart made of stone, worn down and cracked 
I gonna keep on keepin on, until judgment day 
Getting tired of getting old, yeah it’s getting old feeling tired 
 
Got a headstone grave, on a piece of land, it’s my six-feet deep, retirement plan 
I gonna keep on keepin on, until judgment day 
Getting tired of getting old, yeah it’s getting old feeling tired 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Blues in Her Eyes 
 
Every time I see your face, baby I can feel your pain 
Every time I hold your hand, lord your trembling in shame 
That’s when I realized, she’s got the blues in her eyes 
 
Baby when I held you like I did, and when I loved your heart and soul 
When I pulled you in so tight, when your tears ran through the night 
That’s when I realized, she’s got the blues in her eyes 
 
Every time I see your face, baby I can feel your pain 
Every time I hold your hand, lord your trembling in shame 
That’s when I realized, she’s got the blues in her eyes 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Keep on Sailing 
 
Keep on sailing, keep on sailing, take me home 
Keep on sailing, keep on sailing, take me home 
Back in your arms honey where I belong 
 
Cocaine dreams and whiskey friends 
I’ve got Cocaine dreams and whiskey friends 
When that cocaine and whiskeys gone you’ll never see them again 
 
I never thought I’d feel so lonely, leader of the pack I’m king of the fools 
Never thought I’d feel so broken, top of the class I’m too cool for school 
Chorus 
 
I never thought I’d feel so lonely, leader of the pack I’m king of the fools 
Never thought I’d feel so broken, top of the class I’m too cool for school 
Chorus 
 
Got an eight ball of hope and a twelve pack of pride 
Got an eight ball of hope and a twelve pack of pride 
I’m an empty bag of dope and a DUI 
 
I never thought I’d feel so lonely, leader of the pack I’m king of the fools 
Never thought I’d feel so broken, top of the class I’m too cool for school 
Chorus 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Believe in America 
 
Now I’m not trying to make a political statement or nothing,  
I just really love my country and I think you do too 
 
I’ve seen people on the corner, they ain’t got a damn dime 
I’ve seen people driving down the road, they ain’t got a care they ain’t got a damn mind 
I’ve seen people lord, down on their knees begging to the lord 
There’s people like you and me, we still believe  
 
In America, yeah that red white and blue, America, what’s a good man supposed to do 
 
I’ve got family,  
Who lost their house because they couldn’t pay their taxes no more 
I’ve got friends who worked their whole life and their pensions gone 
I’ve seen people lord no, down on their knees begging to the lord 
And there’s people like you and me, we still believe baby 
We believe, oh we believe in America 
yeah that red white and blue, America, what’s a good man supposed to do 
America, I’ve gotta keep on trying, America 
 
I’ve seen people, who lost their way 
And there’s people like you and me 
We still believe baby, we believe, lord in America 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket King & Queen 
 
There ain’t no need to worry, ain’t no need to cry darlin 
Ain’t no use in trouble baby, said the lord knows it’s alright 
Ain’t nothing wrong no, I said there ain’t nothing wrong darlin no no with me and you 
If you could be my queen, lord knows honey I’m gonna be your king 
 
I don’t wanna be your pawn, don’t wanna be your knight 
Sure ain’t gonna be your bishop, said the lord knows I ain’t right 
Ain’t nothing wrong no, I said there ain’t nothing wrong darlin no no with me and you 
If you could be my queen, lord knows honey I’m gonna be your king 
 
King and Queen come together, turning candy to brandy 
I hope you’ll understand me, don’t mean to be demanding 
Woman I love you with all my might 
 
The lord is my shepherd, and I’m here to testify  
If I’ve ever done you wrong baby, let the lord strike me down tonight 
Ain’t nothing wrong no, I said there ain’t nothing wrong darlin no no with me and you 
If you could be my queen, lord knows honey I’m gonna be your king 
 
King and Queen come together, turning candy to brandy 
I hope you’ll understand me, don’t mean to be demanding 
Woman I love you with all my might 
 
The lord is my shepherd, and I’m here to testify  
If I’ve ever done you wrong baby, let the lord strike me down tonight 
Ain’t nothing wrong no, I said there ain’t nothing wrong darlin no no with me and you 
If you could be my queen, lord knows honey I’m gonna be your king 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Dirty Mind 
IT’S 2 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING, AND MY TELEPHONE RINGS 
YOU ASK ME HOW I’M DOING NO, WOULD I LIKE A LITTLE  COMPANY 
I SAID COME ON OVER BABY, WE CAN MAKE SOME ROOM YEAH 
I’LL CLEAR YOU OFF A SPOT DARLIN, HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON 
 
AND I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING 
BECAUSE I’VE ALWAYS GOT THE TIME, FOR YOU’R DIRTY MIND 
YOUR DIRTY LITTLE SEXY LITTLE BEAUTIFUL MIND  
 
I’LL LEAVE THE LIGHT ON OUT FRONT FOR YOU BABY YEAH, AND YOU CAN COME RIGHT IN 
I’LL BE YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY, MY CLOSEST FULL OF SKELETONS 
DO YOU WANNA GET CRAZY, YEAH I KNOW YOUR WILD I KNOW YOUR WILD 
HONEY I’LL BE WAITING FOR YOU DARLIN, I’LL BE YOUR FREAK TONIGHT YEAH 
 
CHORUS 
 
I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING NO, AIN’T GONNA BOTHER ME NONE 
HONEY YOU’VE GOT MY NUMBER YEAH, CALL ME IF YOU NEED ANOTHER ONE 
I DON’T MIND BEING USED HONEY, AIN’T AFRAID OF LOSING NO SLEEP 
YEAH GIVE ME A CALL DARLIN, MAKE A FREAK OF ME YEAH 
 
CHORUS 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket 9th and Russell 
 
I was born in a town on the banks of the Mississippi 
well I remember as a child walking on that cobblestone 
39th and Flad didn’t seem to suit me 
So I’m headed on down to the gulf of Mexico 
 
With my feet in the sand at the end of the Mississippi 
With a beer in hand eating jambalaya in Mardi Gras 
Lord knows I didn’t wanna leave her 
But Katrina came along and sure enough changed it all 

changed it all for me
 
Headed back down to the town by the Mississippi 
I’m feeling proud looking round with my feet on that cobblestone 
And 9th and Russell it seems to suit me 
I think I’ll settle on down till the banks they over flow 
 
I’m gonna settle on down till the banks they over flow 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Old School 
 
Old School, old School, old School, a bloody nose and black eye 
When I was a kid, messing round in the school yard, sure enough you know I got into a fight 
And he was bigger than me no, and I knew I’d get whipped, you gotta stand your ground and be proud I’m talking bout 
Toe to toe, blow to blow, and don’t you know, no bodies gotta die 
 
Old School, old School, old School, a bloody nose and black eye 
When I was 20, hanging round downtown running round like a clown having a good time 
Trouble is I was with no, my best friends girl, I got a beating down and I’ll never forget lesson learned 
Toe to toe, blow to blow, and don’t you know, no bodies gotta die 
 
Old School, old School, old School, a bloody nose and black eye 
Now that I’m so much older bolder, I learned my lesson a long time ago, ain’t gonna play no fool 
People running round with their balls on their hips, I see them falling down, falling down like dominos 
Line em up, knock en down, and shoot em up 
Toe to toe, blow to blow, and don’t you know, no bodies gotta die 
 
Old School, old School, old School, a bloody nose and black eye 
Nobody’s gotta die, nobody’s gotta die before their time 

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Hold my Hand 
 
Have you ever fell in love, without even a single hug, 
have you ever thought about something so strange 
Have you ever had a day when you walked along and said, 
Feels like you found yourself a million-dollar bill 
 
Darling don’t you understand, 
Woman I want to be your man 
Baby just you and me  
Yeah darling can’t you see 
Woman won’t you hold my hand 
 
Have you ever had a time, when you walked along in life 
Felt like everything was gonna be alight 
Have you ever had a place, where your heart wants to stay 
And you never wanna go back where you came from 
 
Darling don’t you understand, 
Woman I want to be your man 
Baby just you and me  
Yeah darling can’t you see 
Woman won’t you hold my hand 
 
Have you ever fell in love, without even a single hug, 
Feels like you found yourself a million-dollar bill

Jeremiah Johnson Ruf Records - Straitjacket Rock’n Roll Music to the World 
 
Lyrics as performed by Jeremiah Johnson    ---     Song written by Alvin Lee from Ten Years After 
We did some rock and roll up in Texas, and all the folks from the coast towns said 
You better watch yourself up in Texas, or you might just end up dead, boy 
But the people I found, Grooving to the sound 
Of the rock and roll music in the air,  
We all had a ball, With no hassles at all 
Pretty soon I'm gonna go back there 
 
I'm singing Rock and roll music to the world, Rock and roll music to the world 
Ain't no relation To the, united nations 
Keep rock and rolling to the world 
Give peace a chance, Get up and dance 
Rock and roll music to the world 
 
I'm gonna scream, I'm gonna shout, Get my emotions, And work them all right out 
I wanna live, No need to fight, Wait for tonight, When I sing 
Rock and roll music to the world 
 
Rock and roll music to the world, Rock and roll music to the world 
Ain't got no calling, Except for balling, Rock and roll music to the world 
Don't need no boost, Just turn me loose 
And I sing Rock and roll music to the world 
Rock and roll music to the world, Rock and roll music to the world 
Ain't no relation To the, united nations, Keep rock and rolling to the world 
Don't need no boost, Just turn me loose 
And I sing Rock and roll music to the world 

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