Bury Me Standing

Lyrics: Bob Weir and Gerrit Graham
Music: Bob Weir/Ratdog

One of the new Ratdog songs, now released on their first CD.

Once again the crossroads
Ain't no moon shinin' through the trees
Goddess lost my number, babe
Left me begging, baby please
Bury me standing
I've been too long on my knees

Angel and the devil, babe
They be walking side by side
Hammer on each other, babe
Never one be satisfied
Bury me standing
Just the last place left to hide

Nothing you can figure, babe
Nothing you can fix
Ain't much of nothing, babe (note 1)
Just a couple tricks

Ooh - now I know you know that song
Bury me standing
I've been crawling way too long

Got a fist full of trouble, babe
And one more will get you three
Whole lot of shakin' peaches, babe
Poison peaches, trouble tree
If I change my way of living
Well it would mean so much to me

Blue smoke in the bar room
Tattooed muscle, beer for beer
Brown bottles and whiskey, babe
Got a pay phone to my ear
Woman made me love her
Now some dude tells me she ain't here

Give me whisky for whisky
Give me blow for blow
Give me whole lot of nothing baby
But to go down slow

Give me fire for fire
Give me ice for ice
Give me something to live for baby
Now I'm asking nice (note 2)

Ooh - Goddamn eternal tease
Bury me standing
I been too long on my knees
Bury me at the crossroads
Lay me down and let me be

Once again the crossroads
And there ain't no moon shinin' through the trees
Goddess tossed my number, babe
Left me begging, baby please
Bury me standing
I been a lifetime on my knees
Bury me at the crossroads
Lay me down and let me be

Let me be
Lay me down and let me be
Let me be
Let me be
Lay me down and let me be
Let me be
Lay me down and let me be
Notes
(1) this is what Weir sings, but the lyrics with the CD have "Nothing much to it, babe"
(2) in early versions of this song, Weir sang "I ain't asking twice"
(3) DeadBase XI mis-titles this song "Blue Sundae Bar" in its list for 31 December 1998.

Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Sep 2000 Evening Moods Ratdog

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