Wrecking Ball

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch (/ˈɡɪliən ˈwɛltʃ/; born October 2, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, Bluegrass, and Americana, is described by The New Yorke… more »

Look out boys, 'cause I'm a rollin' stone 
That's what I was when I first left home
I took every secret that I'd ever known 
And headed for the wall
Like a wrecking ball

 Started down on the road to sin
Playin' bass under a pseudonym 
The days were rough, and it's all quite dim
But my mind cuts through it all
Like a wrecking ball

Oh, just a little deadhead
Who is watching, who is watching 
I's just a little deadhead

I won a dollar on a scholarship 
Well, I got tired and let my average slip
Then I's a farmer in the pogonip 
Of a weed that I recall 
Was like a wrecking ball

Met a lovesick daughter of the San Joaquin 
She showed me colors I'd never seen
 Drank the bottom out of my canteen 
Then left me in the fall
Like a wrecking ball

Standin' there, in the morning mist
A Jack & Coke at the end my wrist 
I remember when first we kissed 
'Though it was nothing at all
Like a wrecking ball

Hey boys, a little deadhead
Who's watching, who's watching 
I's just a little deadhead

With too much trouble for me to shake 
Oh, the weather and the blindin' ache
Was ridin' high until the '89 quake 
Hit the Santa Cruz Garden Mall
Like a wrecking ball


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Wrecking Ball