Plastic Jesus (with the Mojo Monkeys)

by REKTEEN

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IT WAS ANOTHER LONG COLD WINTER IN THE FALL OF '93 THERE WAS THE USUAL SAINTS AND SINNERS THERE WAS YOU AND THERE WAS ME WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN HERE WHAT COULD GO SO WRONG WHO'D OF THOUGHT WE'D GET SO NEAR TO THE PLACE WE DON'T BELONG AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON DEATH DEFYIN' MOTHERS CRYIN' BANG THE GONG IT WAS ANOTHER LONG HOT SUMMER THAT SPRING OF '94 PASSION CAME A KNOCKIN' LOOKED LIKE LOVE AT THE DOOR IT CAN CERTAINLY HAPPEN HERE AND IT WON'T TAKE TOO LONG LOVE'S A PATIENT SUITOR, LUST IS JUST A SONG BUT IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON DEATH DEFYIN' MOTHERS CRYIN' BANG THE GONG WELL THERE'S A REASON THAT WE STARTED IN HAZY LONDON FOG AND THE DREAM THAT'S NOW DEPARTED LIES ADRIFT IN LA SMOG OR IS IT JUST A SEASON WITH THE WINDS ABOUIT TO CHANGE THERE'S A PART OF ME BELIEVIN AND A PART OF ME ESTRANGED AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON DEATH DEFYIN' MOTHERS CRYIN' BANG THE GONG IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON... BANG THE GONG
2.
04:03
HE WAS BORN A BASTARD CHILD HIS MAMA NAMED HIM WHILE SHE DIED YOUR DADDY IS THIS GREAT CITY LITTLE ST LOUIE THEN ONE DAY AT THE RIVER BANK THE MUDDY WATER SPOKE HIS NAME SAID LOUIE FIND A WAY TO SAY WHAT'S IN YOUR HEART WELL AUSTIN'S GOT THOSE LONE STAR BLUES AND NEW ORLEANS SHE GOT BLUES TOO THERE'S BLUES IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE BUT ST LOUIE’S GOT MISERY LONELY AS THE GATEWAY ARCH BURDENED LIKE A LOADED BARGE DARK AS THE MISSISSIPPI HE SANG HIS MISERY AND NO MATTER HOW THEY TRIED THE WHOLE TOWN HURT WHO HEARD IT RIGHT IT'S ONE THING TO HEAR BLUES YOU SEE ANOTHER TO HEAR MISERY WELL LOUIE PLAYED FOR THREE LONG YEARS THEN LIKE MOST SAD TIMES DISAPPEARED THE CITY CHEERED THE BROKEN SPELL SAID PLAY YOUR MISERY IN HELL BUT LOUIE NEVER SOLD HIS SOUL AT ROBERT JOHNSON'S OLD CROSSROAD YOU SEE THE DEVIL'S BAD BUT EVEN HE DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT MISERY
3.
04:51
I'm gonna shine in the sky like a firefly so you can't miss me when you're walkin' by You may be thinkin' bout somethin' but you'll see my little light and when you reach out to grab me I just might put up a little fight I'm gonna hover in the air like a hummin' bird around your ruby red lips it's all I seen it's all I heard I got a one track mind and I'm gonna get my fill and when you close your eyes you're gonna get, you're gonna get a little thrill I'm gonna shine in the sky I'm gonna blink my little light so you can't miss me like a firefly I'm gonna get real fuzzy like a koala bear Climb up in a tree act like I just don't care about nothin' but this leaf I'm chewin on, and maybe a little bit about you and when you stop and stare I'm gonna stare right back, now whatcha gonna do, baby I'm gonna shine in the sky I'm gonna blink my little light so you can't miss me when you try walkin' by I'm gonna shine in the sky like a firefly You won't always know just where I'm goin' cuz I'm not showin' you the darkness between the lights but you can always find me just like a firefly
4.
03:47
Your hangar’s hanging there It just seems so unfair You took your coat away Will you bring it back some day The table’s pretty bare One plate and an empty chair The food gets cold that way Will you warm it up some day Someday we will say what we used to say Someday some day The coffee maker holds Your grounds and a little mold Can’t get the courage up To swallow that bitter cup I still hold to the hope You’ll throw your rescue rope Cause I’m floating far away Will you turn around some day Someday we will say what we used to say Someday we will play like we used to play Someday I won’t hold on to yesterday Someday some day When we were arm and arm And we were hand in hand We had the finest thing Between a woman and a man
5.
Bring it on up here now Bring me champagne when I'm thirsty I said bring me some reefer when I want to get high When I'm a lonely bring that little woman set her right down here by my side Well you know it shouldn't be no law in people that want to smoke a little dope Well it's good for your head and it relax your body don't you know Everytime I get high I lay my head down in my baby's breast Well you know I lay down be quiet Tryin' to get my rest Well you know she done hug and she kiss me said REKTEEN you're one man I love the best Well I'm gonna get so high this mornin' I'm Gonna be high just a be sure as my name. Y'know I'm gonna get so high it's going to be a cryin' shame. Well you know I'm gonna stick with my reefer I ain't gonna be messin' round with no cocaine
6.
Did you ever see a poor man dance? It's worse than livin' and hurts you more than dyin' Did you ever see a poor man dance? They tend to give it all they got 'cause it's the only thing they have Ever playin' a losin' hand in some gin house poker game I believe I hear my joker laugh It was relief when I was winnin' but I was richer when I came One more roll of the dice Deal me just one more hand I walked in the room a free rich man and single baby that's all I understand Did you ever feel kinda wild and wooly Your world's on a string but you ain't got no pulley Next you have trouble concentrating The deal is down and your partner's waiting for the chorus I'll sing you this verse then leave me alone Don't call me up on no heartbreak telephone What do I care who've you've gone to bed with Why don't you get a rock to bust my head with
7.
It's like the sun came down but it ain't around and this ain't down it's just like out of town where everyone doesn't have to be like the next big thing, or like me It's like the sun came down It's like the moon went out But not somewhere you can't see it's just somewhere out of reach but it ain't gone, it's still around but things got all fucked up like my old man's '49 pickup truck it's like the moon went out It's like the stars that shine took off a little time, to try and set things right but took too long, to come back on and what presents itself is now the deepest, darkest, blackest night it's like the stars won't shine it's like the moon went out yeah and things got all fucked up like my old man's '49 Stude pickup truck it's like the sun, it's like the sun came down
8.
05:47
How far will I go for my Lord How far did he go for my soul He carried that cross upon that hill so we could know You gotta get low You got to get low to save your soul Can't do it with pride if you wanna rise you gotta get low Shadrach Meshach and Abednego Were thrown in the furnace so hot it did glow When Nebachadnezzar thought he'd made them die His servant looked and saw four alive Job had patience more than any man He suffered and lost all that he had When the skin worms began to eat his flesh He said Father I'll never forget How far would you go for my Jesus to show him how much you care Would you carry your cross and lay down your life For people who stand there and stare if you love him so your light's gonna show if it's in your heart its there from the start can't do it with pride if you wanna rise you gotta get low
9.
I don't care if it rains or freezes 'Long as I got my plastic Jesus Sittin' on the dashboard of my car Comes in colors pink and pleasant Glows in the dark cause it's iridescent Take it with you when you travel far Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus Riding on the dashboard of my car Once His robe was snowy white Now it ain't quite so bright It's smoke stained cuz I like them cheap cigars When I'm in a traffic jam He don't care if I say "damn" I just let my road rage curses roll Plastic Jesus he don't hear no cuz he's got a plastic ear Whoever made him plastic saved my soul Plastic Jesus, Plastic Jesus Riding on the dashboard of my car Got the sunshine on His back which makes him peel, chip and crack A little touchin up'll take him far Now when things get a little hazy And the coppers stop me cuz I'm drivin' crazy They'll never find my bottle, though they ask cuz Plastic Jesus shelters me His plastic head screws off, you see He's hollow, and I use Him for a flask Plastic Jesus Riding on the dashboard of my car so ride with me I think you oughta take a sip a holy water Plastic Jesus doubles as a bar my Plastic Jesus doubles as a bar
10.
04:12
Yes I am going to heaven Lord I'm almost there and if these wings should fail me gonna have to meet me with another pair Singing songs of Zion Sing them songs Sing those old songs of Zion I sing oh my Lord Yes, I am slippin' into glory I'm slowly rockin' on I never knew the day was coming so soon until the night was past and gone Singing songs of Zion Singing songs of Zion Sing them old songs of Zion I sing oh my Lord When I feel like cryin' I sing them old songs Sing them old songs of Zion I sing oh my Lord Yes I'm singing' songs of Zion Everywhere I go I never had no right to sing those songs Now they're about the only ones I know

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Produced by Dwight Yoakum/LuCinda Williams bassist/producer Taras Prodaniuk. Get Low co-written by 4-time Grammy nominee Michael O'Hara. Well crafted songs, soulful rock/swamp/blues/folk.

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released November 4, 2011

The Mojo Monkeys - Billy Watts guitar, Dave Raven drums, Taras bass. Also Bruce Watson (now with Foreigner) guitar, Don Kirkpatrick (of Rod Stewart) guitar, Phil Parlapiano keys/mando/accordion/, and many other guest musicians.

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REKTEEN Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

Americana AAA Medikull Records singer songwriter with gospel roots

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