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Thread #64421   Message #1054187
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Nov-03 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Wrecking Ball (G Welch, D Rawlings
Subject: Lyr Add: WRECKING BALL (G Welch, D Rawlings)
I listened to a sound sample, and it makes me wonder: Why does someone with such a beautiful voice and carefully written songs allow her words to be muffled like this?

Copied from http://interactiveu.berkeley.edu:8000/CA/stories/storyReader$1156, where the transcriber admits "This one needs a lot of help."

WRECKING BALL
(Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)

Get on board [or "Look out boy"], 'cause I'm a rolling stone.
That's what I was when I first left home.
I took every secret that I'd never known
And headed for the wall like a wrecking ball.

Started ...?
Playing bass under a pseudonym
Days were rough and it's all clocked in
But my mind cuts through it all like a wrecking ball.

Ah, just a little deadhead
Who is watching, who is watching
Ah, I was just a little deadhead
Lone daughter on a scholarship
I got tired and left my ... slip
And ... farmer ...
On the week??? that I recall was like a wrecking ball

I met a lovesick daughter from the San Joaquin
She's showed me colors I'd never seen
We drank the bottle ... my canteen
And left in the fall like a wrecking ball

Standing there in the morning mist
Tucked a coat under my wrist
Yes I remember when first we kissed
...? was nothing at all like a wrecking ball

Hey, little deadhead
Who is watching, who is watching
Ah, I was just a little deadhead
Too much trouble, for me to share
... blinding ...?
... riding high ...?
Santa Cruz garden ball? like a wrecking ball