Indiana Phoenix

Indiana Phoenix

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INDIANA PHOENIX
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Lyrics

Robert Johnson Blues

Written By: Brian Cain

The man at the crossroads offering me everything
Evil in his eyes didn’t care that I had sinned

Handed me a contract said everything I ever want
Give up my soul get nothing if you don’t

I seen this deal before right before my very eyes
The recording companies must have the same lawyer as you guys

I can’t sign this form the small print I cannot read
You’ll have to find someone else to sow your wicked seed

When I left the crossroads the man bowed his head and sighed
Been a long long time since Robert Johnson passed him by

Whip me beat me make me write bad cheques

Written By: Brian Cain

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques,
things aren’t improving, what will I do next,
the rent’s not paid, I’m outside the law,
I can’t greet my friend’s, knocking at the door.

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques,
Cant pay my bills with rock and roll and drugs and sex

Playing down the tunnel, I can see the light,
a gig , some cash, I can eat tonight,
a stand for more money, a rise in my pay,
I can’t understand, how it worked out this way.

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques,
Cant pay my bills with rock and roll and drugs and sex

Gigs three months a year, not every night,
a steady wage packet, to relieve my plight,
things are improving, I know what comes next,
whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques.

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques,
Cant pay my bills with rock and roll and drugs and sex

I heard you live while you’re alive, sleep when your dead.
I’m not spending much sleeping time in bed.
All the women are gonna get their way.
I don’t now if its a curse or just my lucky day.

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques,
Cant pay my bills with rock and roll and drugs and sex

Short blokes cause all the strife

Written By: Brian Cain

A fella was saying how big blokes cause all the strife
Not what Ive seen as I trundled on through life
I don’t know where he got his facts
But the statement seemed to be quite lax

I read Genghis Khan was 5’2
Quite a bit shorter than me or you
I heard Napoleon was 5’4
Could fit through any average door
Hitler measured 5’7
He sent a lot of people up to heaven
These blokes between them through their life
Caused the planets biggest strife

Don’t get me wrong short blokes aren’t all bad
Like Dr Chang to knock him would make you sad
And Joey Johns might swear a bit
But he shows our kids how to keep real fit
Jim Barnes is not real tall
Don’t stop him having the biggest voice of all
Dr Sanders he’s short to
Delivers baby’s for me and you

But the facts are clear as a mountain stream
The supply of good short blokes is pretty lean
So as you battle on in life
Remember short blokes cause all the strife