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Wrecks Bell

Credits ~

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar ~ Wrecks Bell

Harmony Vocals ~ Janet Bell

All other instruments ~ Lloyd Maines, Pat Manske

Produced by Lloyd Maines & Kevin Anthony Engineered by ~ Kevin Anthony at Control One Studios Mixed & Mastered by ~ Pat Manske at The Zone Studios Executive Producers ~ Wrecks & Janet Bell Cover Art ~ Jeanette "Jet" Whitt Back CoverPhotography & CD Digipak Graphic Design by ~ Gregory May

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Heroin Cave Lyrics

 

 

 

 I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

 

1.  Grandfather Clock  

Wrecks Bell   

 

I’m an old grandfather clock  

I just sit around and tock  

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

   

 

2.  113 Wet Dream 

         Blaze Foley

 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second show

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hit the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page”

 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said she would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow

 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

Fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial”

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes.

 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover

 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too

 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell

 

Song called she said.

 

Then I said.  (talking)

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH

 

Then she said  (talking)

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too.

 

 

Then she said (talking)

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell

 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store

 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her ly‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store

 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                      

5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell 

 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too

 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer

 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell 

 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I have you yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine

 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

 

The following song,was written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  He was suffering whth Alzhimiers when I talked to him

about me writing another verse.  I don't think he understood what I was

trying to say, but this is his beautiful song.  I bought the record to

learn this song and realized it had no scond verse.  So I wrote one. Wrecks

 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line.

 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’ll miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you.

 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror

now her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about

 

 

 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my pockets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test

 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took'em for fun, my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart, I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and

leave me lying just outside her door 

 

(chorus)

 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used.

 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back

its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full

 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all.

 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet

 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin' 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin.

 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I've gotta wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.

  (wait for it)  ........  Backwards! 

 

 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years. 

It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

(chorus)

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

 

So, I spent another thousand nights at home

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters, heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles found their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that.

 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

 

I played in a cover band in the mid 70's where I was forced to learn cover songs.

I sang (Up against the wall redneck mother about 12 times a week for 2 years.

When I got back on the road with Townes and Mickey White, we were in some

vodka induced haze when I started singing it in pig-latin.  The rest is history.

enjoy, this is what I call slap stick music. 

 

 

 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma / eh-hey az-way orn-bay in-a oakla-omah-hay
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz // is-hays   is-way aim-nay   azz-way eddbay-oolay-elma-thay is-lay

 

I will eventually type the entire song in Pig-Latin, when I'm really bored..............


He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

 

 5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer

 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I have you yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as th

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

I wrote this song when a Grandfather clock 

died at my house in Nashville. 

“Wrecks Bell” 

1.  Grandfather Clock 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m an old grandfather clock 

I just sit around and tock 

everybody passing looks at me. 

I sit here in the same old place 

Numbers all about my face 

Like tossing raindrops in the sea. 

AHH But I don’t care bout all this mess. 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

If your hands ain’t keepin’ time 

They ain’t the same as mine. 

You’ve got to steal that time 

From the rain. 

You’ve got to store it up inside. 

Lay back and let it ride 

On shiny pinwheels for a brain. 

Awh but I don’t care about happiness 

I’ll just keep the time you keep the rest 

I’ve spun out a hundred years 

They come, and they disappear 

I can turn the present into the past 

But when my turn comes around 

My Bodies broken down 

I know my time has come at last 

 I don’t care about loneliness 

I’ll keep the time 

You can keep the rest 

AHH I don’t care about all this mess, 

I’ll just keep the time, you can keep the rest. 

    2.  113 Wet Dream 

                                            Blaze Foley 

I just got back from Mexico in time to catch her second 

I got lost she got through there was not nothin else to do 

Till I saw her she hot the stage 

She read my mind didn’t miss a page 

“I read his mind and I did not miss a page” 

My temperature was rising she looked so good 

I Asked her please “I said I would 

I asked her when, “how about now” 

I thought it was a dream but anyhow 

Then she took me by the hand and led me to some promise land 

She fenced me in, closed the gate, gave me good reason to celebrate 

She fed me wine from a coffee cup, I could not keep my britches up 

She said “That’s all right leave em down I have not had a man around in quite a while Don’t touch that dial” 

Her face was pretty when she would smile her face was real pretty when she would smile 

Her hair was big her eyes were blue we made it to her swimming pool 

We made it to it, we made it in it, she would not let me rest a minute 

She said you can rest some other time 

And I was feeling so sublime 

There was no way he could refuse 

I found his weakness and I hid his shoes. 

Thought I couldn’t but I somehow did 

Thought about hiding but I couldn’t get hid 

She got me up, threw down the covers 

Read me a book about some lady’s lover 

Then she threw down the book Opened up a bottle 

Took off the break and put on the throttle 

Fed me cheese from a pedigree heard 

And took me to Jamaica with the flying bird 

Well the moon quit shining when the sun came up 

That’s all I can remember but it’s quite enough 

To keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

keep me warm when I’m too old too 

keep me warm when I’m too old to 

DO IT ANY MORE!! 

3.  She Said 

Wrecks Bell  

Song called she said. 

Then I said. 

Where’ve you been? 

She said I could not sleep but I’m alright now 

She didn’t know 

That I heard the motor stop, I watched the car roll silent in the driveway 

It’s happened before but She thinks I snore and don’t know it 

OOOH 

Then she said 

How do you feel? 

Well I lied again I said I was better. 

Then I nearly died, 

She brushed her teeth 

But there was still Bourbon on the linger. 

A friend said he knew. 

I said me too. 

Then she said 

Somethings come up and I cannot go with you this weekend 

Then her lips went blind 

And Her pretty eyes became empty holes I could see in 

I lay here alone 

She’s 1 inch away but already gone 

What the hell is love 

And why’d the devil put it here to kill me 

What sick recluse makes human hearts, 

soft dumb and blind and weak and flimsy 

Everything’s gone wrong 

and my favorite Beatle is still gone 

4  Burden 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Take her away I don’t want her 

I couldn’t have her anyway 

I shouldn’t have been down here with her 

Her credits too much to pay 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

We started out like silver, we ended out like dust 

All the words that left her fingers were turning into rust 

Cause she didn’t know this feelin’ and she couldn’t dance a lick 

Being raised by her uncle 

That Baptist preaching slick 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I loved her like my own skin 

She couldn’t do no wrong 

I could have turned her lie ‘in into this pretty song 

I could have taken seconds and turned them into firsts 

But her Uncle wouldn’t have me, he’d rather die of thirst 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

I’d trade the sun into street lamps if she was old as me 

I’d take tomorrows drinkin and pour it in the sea 

No matter how you read it, it comes out like Dick and Jane 

No matter where the sun goes it rises just the same 

Take her away, I don’t want her 

She’d only need for more 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store. 

Take her away she’s a burden 

She’d only want for more. 

Take her on back to her uncle 

Who runs that candy store 

                                       5.  I’m Tired of You 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Somehow, we fell into marriage 

never fell in love 

Two years of smiling 

Two years with that precious dog 

Can’t forget the fishing 

Or the cocaine blues 

How I loved you mountain time 

Colorado too 

But I’ve grown tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on beer 

Tried to make this a love song 

But it just wouldn’t do 

Heavy on the lyin’ 

Light on the truth 

I’m tired of you 

could have happened any day 

would have happened anyway 

What could we do 

But lay in waste 

Drown in years 

All disappointed 

And fat on Star Bock Beer 

6  Are you Mine 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Are you mine, can I have your legs? 

Can I share your yesterdays? 

Can I live behind your eyes? 

That’s where lovers stay? 

In the tears you haven’t cried? 

Can I have your legs, are you mine? 

Are you mine, can I have your hands 

Will they cup and pray for me or strike me down again 

If I needed you, would they be there in time 

Can I have your hands, Are you Mine 

Chorus 

I can’t trust myself for these words I say 

Love isn’t love until you give it away 

I can’t trust my mind or the thoughts inside 

Cause when I talk to myself, I lie. 

Are you mine can I have your eyes? 

I want to look at me as I receive your perfect prize 

I want to feel like this 

Thill the sun goes dry 

Can I have your eyes are you mine 

Are you mine can I have your heart? 

I’ll use it sparingly 

I won’t wear out those loving parts 

It will never ba-beat alone it, has a home this time 

Can I have your heart Are you mine. 

Can I have your legs 

Can I have your hands 

Can I have your eyes 

Can I have your heart 

You are mine 

This song, written by Rich Minus.  He never finished the 

second verse.  I wrote that verse, but the song was written by 

Rich. 

7. Die with My Dreams On 

 Rich Minus  (top) 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

Well I’m gonna die with my dreams on 

Playin some old-fashioned love songs 

To a red headed girl, I’ve not known long 

With some friends who’d miss me when I’m gone 

She’d laughingly looks at me saying 

I’ve never met one quite like you 

I said hey little babe, take a good look 

and in the meantime, here’s looking at you. 

Well the band wasn’t bad, so she asked me 

to meet her out on the dance floor 

She looked so fine in that dress and all of the rest 

I could ask but who could ask for more 

She slowly undressed in the mirror 

and her beauty left me with no doubt 

You won’t find any faults in this beautiful waltz. 

Cause tonight is what this song’s about, 

Well it’s so easy to lose track of all your dreams 

get caught up in day to day 

And let the big ones slip away 

You didn’t know that they’d been stolen by that 

sly old father time 

Till you saw them in a pawn shop 

Years and miles on down the line. 

8.  Heroin Cave 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Life is a gift can’t believe I threw the package away 

I left it outside in the middle of the yard 

Where the rain beat it down and it tore it apart 

& It blew past the gutters of the dirty old streets 

through the drug laden houses where nobody sleeps 

everyone counts their blessings but me 

Love is a gift I can’t believe I drank my chances away 

I was deaf as a mute, blind as a scream 

As I walked over lovers that clung to my feet 

They spun all around me and 

begged for my breath but 

liquor was king, and I needed my rest 

 Everybody needs somebody to impress. I Guess. 

Money is a gift if you have it its nice if you don’t that’s ok 

I burned and bent it I earned it and spent I threw at shadows with nobody in it 

I saved it to waste it and had a bunch Dammit 

But it burned through my packets and straight into the planet 

but everyone makes a hundred on that second test 

Life is a gamble its fragile its weak its along shot to play 

We’re born in the ring at the devil’s retreat 

Where the angels keep score but were forced to compete 

I took the two deuces that god dealt to me 

I beat a full house till it plead on its knees 

Everyone should be as lucky as me 

Drugs are a scourge 

They took some of my best friends away 

I took them for fun my soul went to sleep 

They sunburned my insides and buckled my feet 

They sped up my heart I stayed up for days 

I spent two sweaty years in a heroin cave 

But now I just smoke flowers with Willie 

9  Wolves 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

I can’t do noting I’m getting old 

Can’t sell my music it’s way too slow 

The clock just shouted out a time or two 

It’s painted ladies on the sly 

Our sanity would pass me by and leave me lying just outside her door 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Metal flakes of history go by 

Nothing’s fun and all the rhymes are used. 

So. take your smiles and write them down 

Use them wisely before the next round of trouble 

Leaves you cold and old and mean 

Save the best for last you know 

It’s what you’ve got when you get old 

And the wolves are dead and buried near the door. 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Some people never figure out why 

It’s not how you worship its simply how you are. 

So lighten up and carry more and the 

 world will meet you at your door 

Some with open arms - broken limbs 

Help the ones that won’t come back its life’s amazing cul-de-sac 

The world is round, but the corners are all full 

Life is strange in how it does fly 

Gentle breezes blow us right by 

The end is near and you never know it all. 

10  Transplant Talking Blues 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

Well Tomorrow’s my birthday I’ll be two hundred and three 

Those transplants keep on a saving me 

Just to save a little bit of money and time 

I had a zipper installed on my chest 

Yeah, my old body won’t quit 

I just recently wore out my 9th pair of feet 

I’ve got organs of every size 

I got em tailor made and galvanized 

When I get a reject, my eye lights up 

So, I don’t have to worry about dyin 

Hell, that ain’t nothin I still got to worry about livin. 

Well Both my eyes are made to last I got one of em plastic and one of-em glass 

I’ve got a rubber nose an aluminum chin 

My diaphragm is made of tin 

And you hear how loud this song is sung 

I’m doin it all with a paper lung 

I got it from my paper boy he died, 

got beat to a pulp 

Well I got a new liver got a new spleen 

got a new kidney it is working real keen 

got a new heart beating like it should 

Doctor told me now that my face is no good 

I’m on a waiting list for a new face, it might take awhile 

I’m gonna have to wait for some really good-looking guy to drive his  motorcycle into a train.  Backwards! 

I wrote this song about my 2nd wife LeAnne Bell. 

She was killed by an over worked nurse in an under staffed 

ward at UTMB in Galveston.  I didn’t write anything for two years.  It nearly killed me.  I was so blessed, after 2 years of 

sorrow, Janet came into my life.  We were lovers from the 

60’s and seemed to pick up where we left off 50 years ago. 

We are married now and my life can continue.  It took me 

two years to write this song.  When I finished, I had my last 

cry……………….. 

 11.  LeAnn’s Lament 

Wrecks Bell  (top) 

  

It’s hard to break the news to my old friends 

Where has your lover been 

Well I’d take a knife in either hand 

And open up a wound to let her in 

My broken eye would gladly die to see again 

But it would not find her here 

Yea time just keeps on winning 

That’s it’s job it unrelenting 

And the razor sadness cuts me 

Like I’m air. 

I remember sayin’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line my friends 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse was fast asleep, and those needles play for keeps 

And they took her over there 

They left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that 

 Cause I love you I still love you 

And I hate that 

So, I spent another thousand nights alone 

Wearing my lonely badge 

whisky sends me letters and heroin keeps asking me to play 

I hear a knock I wondered who ‘d be calling me 

Hello death come on in 

I hear you are quite the gentleman 

You never play but always win 

And you cheerfully great us all as 

our lives end, 

I remember say in’ 

We’ll be lovers it’ll  be easy 

And I can’t believe she fell for that line again 

But I’d fall right now because she pleased me 

But the nurse eyes were dark, and those 

needles met their mark 

And they took her over there 

But they left me over here 

The sun is black 

The earth is flat 

There is no God 

I’m sure of that cause 

I love you I still love you - And I hate that 

12 Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother 

In Pig Latin.  This was recorded in a studio. 

Ray Wylie Hubbard  (top) 

He was born in Oklahoma 
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz 
He's not responsible for what he's doing 
His mother made him what he is 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Just kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

He sure does like his Falstaff beer 
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor 
He drives a '57 Ford pickup truck 
Got a gun rack 
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker 

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick 

Ah play it for mama 

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck 
O is for the oil I put on my hair 
T is for T-Bird 
H is for Haggard 
E is for Eggs 
And R is for Redneck 

Up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four and drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go 

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother 
Mother who has raised her son so well 
He's thirty-four drink in' in a honky tonk 
Kick in' hippies' asses and raisin' hell 

                          Ah Muskogee Oklahoma where are you. 

Parody Lyrics Pig Latin by Wrecks Bell 

And Mickey White, known as the 

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

Hemmer Ridge Mt. Boys.  

I couldn’t find the Pig-Latin Dictionary in Pig-Latin 

So my friend Greg May found it in Latin, Enjoy. 

Qui natus in lacinia 

Et Anna uxor eius nomen est Agnus Thelma Liz 

Non est autem reus id quod fecerit hes ' 

Et facta est eo quod et ipse et mater est 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Just kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Certus non sicut dolor in Falstaff 

Terrebit eum cum liquore velit Wild 

'57 Qui expellit a RAPINA salsissimus vir vivens GMC 

Possedi gun eculeo 

'Amor requirit Roper quoque capra "Sticker 

Suus super murum matrem redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

ah carpere 

Ah pro ludo est mama 

M est ad illa mihi pro luto flaps 

RAPINA salsissimus vir meus 

Domine est propter oleum et ponet super caput meum, 

T T-Bird enim est 

Not in H, 

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

E est in eggs 

R et est in Redneck 

Contra murum, mater Redneck 

Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, et eamus 

Yeah suus super murum matrem redneck 

 Ita etiam filio eius, qui erexit Mater 

 Triginta quatuor Drinkin 'in honky tonk 

Kickin, hippies, asinas viginti et pullos uvae 'infernum, 

Quid fascinum esse, ut eamus lacinia USA

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