Jackson Mississippi

The Cold Stares 2019 Single Song from the album Ways

Lyrics

Jackson Mississippi
I was
Waiting for train when I
Thought I heard an old friend
Speak my name

He said
Hey do you remembered me
With a cigarette in his hand
Blood running down his legs
He could barely stand

Cops walked behind us
As he opened up his coat
Must a been 10 thousand dollars in there
He had stole

So I helped him on the train
And I
Set him in a seat
Leaned his head down
And he died next to me

It's not my money an you know its not my way
But they got this depression going on anyway
Gotta keep my lights on I gotta
Feed my kids
Can't really say that I
Regret it.

A few weeks later I got a knock upon my door
Two man wearing suits
That I could never afford
They said their from the treausurey
They said could we have a word
But I got nothing to say no
And I know nothing in this world

But they wanna know
How I payed for my new Ford
And  I noticed
Two more men
Running round my back door

So I pulled my Scoville
And ya they shot me down
Two days later I was in the groumd

It's not my money
An you know its not my way
But they got this depression going on anyway
Gotta keep my lights on I gotta
Feed my kids
Can't really say that I
Regret it.

Now my sons are in Houston
And their driving brand new cars
They got big old ranch out
Underneath the Texas stars

See I knew them cops
Well they would
Figure things out
Matter a time for they came
Rustling about

So I took that money and I
Bought a
Insurance plan
Put a million dollars
In my sons hand

It's not my money
An you know its not my way
But they got this depression going on anyway
Gotta keep my lights on I gotta
Feed my kids
Can't really say that I
Regret it.

Credits

Performed by

The Cold Stares

Written by

Christopher Tapp

Produced by

Sam Phillips