Songs of the STAN RIDGWAY

Wild Bill Donovan – Stan Ridgway

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When a slip could get you killed A man appeared with a master plan And they called him Wild Bill He talked you ’round in circles When he was

Bel Air Blues – Stan Ridgway

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Goin’ down the alleyway, lookin’ for a dead dog with a custard pie I am looking for a dildo in the sky And if I find it soon, I

Call Of The West – Stan Ridgway

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Along the roads that wind on through The hot Mojave and the Jericho He’d start his whole life anew And what he left behind he hadn’t valued Half as

Down The Coast Highway – Stan Ridgway

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Blowin’ where the air was fresh and clean He had a plan that said I’ll do it my way Rollin’ from the desert to the sea Hit twenty-one years

The Roadblock – Stan Ridgway

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So it wasn’t long at all before the word got around That a killin’ mad car was headed their way So the sheriff and the boys were gonna stop

Longarm – Stan Ridgway

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Wanted: Strong and able-bodied worker Minimum wage Fifty-eight hour week An average joe from the grand design He breaks his back for big talk He pulls up, he pulls

Camouflage – Stan Ridgway

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It was in the jungle wars of ’65 My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone And I could hear the enemy movin’ in close

Foggy River – Stan Ridgway

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Your love is colder than a foggy river Flowin’ o’er a heart of stone You left me stranded on this foggy river Driftin’ helpless and alone I can’t escape

A Mission In Life – Stan Ridgway

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It’s time to close upЁCЁCwe’re through Gotta clear it out So let’s drink up, it’s past two Girl, don’t push ’em out They can walk out on their own

Hear That Bird – Stan Ridgway

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I wonder what he’s seein’ I don’t see Now everybody’s happy, but today I feel so wrong So I guess I’ll just shut up and move along Chasin’ dreams

Knife And Fork – Stan Ridgway

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I’m comin’ back home to you Stuck to you like crazy glue Don’t wanna go on living without Something left to shout about We’ll play the game of love

The Gumbo Man – Stan Ridgway

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On the rocks down below A side window rolls down On an El Dorado Hear the hush of the voices There’s a flash from inside And nobody bothers to

The Last Honest Man – Stan Ridgway

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Then a man began to yell About savin’ souls to heaven And for the sinner, there was hell But later on that night In a hotel room down the

End Of The Line – Stan Ridgway

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You are my only confidant And my only friend Together we will share everything Until the very end Chorus: There’s no one here who shares my views Or sees

Time Wave Zero – Stan Ridgway

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Clean the cobwebs from my head Twisted ribbon of my DNA It’s like the spaceman said A million miles from reality, that’s where « The line will form a

Crystal Palace – Stan Ridgway

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Why does everyone I know keep makin’ lots a’ dough I guess I’ll find out soon when I get to that crystal palace in the sky I’ve heard stories

Spy World – Stan Ridgway

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Hello, hello, this is Monkeywrench, come in, Calling Money Hutch headquarters. Tell Smoky Grayhead the « bus stopper » is a guy. Tell « Mister Magden » to check

Gone The Distance – Stan Ridgway

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Noddin’ off you fall asleep No one understands their pain Look outside it’s about to rain Fallin’ out of a blue sky Walk the dog and swat the fly

Look At Their Way – Stan Ridgway

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All these people around are givin’ me looks Keep a big secret on the quiet side Where’s the nearest place to hide? Chorus: Look at their way Been around

Twisted – Stan Ridgway

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You’re twisted, that’s what you are Just like a bee buzzin’ in a jar Frayed and ragged, spent and strained Watchin’ that water spin down the drain You think

The Passenger – Stan Ridgway

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On the wall, just a passenger and that is all Taking off on a midnight flight The airline ticket in his hand held tight Polar route, destination: oblivion “;Can

Newspapers – Stan Ridgway

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Any news is good news, I always say But I don’t write no daily column Talk is cheap, and so’s my pay And when my workday’s over I pocket

Man Of Stone – Stan Ridgway

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I crawled out of this wilderness, a debt I had to pay I must have tipped the scales somewhere way back Never saw the seeds I’d sewn So now

Susie Before Sunrise – Stan Ridgway

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On an ocean of blame We pick pockets in the crowds Near the gold mines of shame And I will wear a red ruby ring That reflects the full

Ring Of Fire – Stan Ridgway

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Is a burnin’ thing And it makes A fiery ring I was bound by Wild desire I fell into a Ring of fire Chorus: I fell into a burnin’

Tse Tse Fly – Stan Ridgway

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Was looking for good business Something to take away the risk Break or bust or call it quits See an object in the air See an object touch my

Highway Song – Stan Ridgway

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Sing it with me peopleЁCЁCit won’t be long Underneath the stars, the devil you say What you can’t sing now, you better throw away Chorus: I sing a-la-la-la-la-lalalala And

Underneath The Big Green Tree – Stan Ridgway

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Where the people stay until eternity? Is there a road that winds up Underneath the big green tree? Is there a home, a home for me? Is there a

Sixteen Tons – Stan Ridgway

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=========== Some people say a man is made out of mud A poor man’s made out of mud and muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones

Mr. Smith – Stan Ridgway

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And do you know where the party is? I’ve been walking a blue streak all night long And I’m tired of looking for a place to piss Can you