Kick In The Head

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Nelson

Sung by Dave Torbert with the New Riders and by David Nelson with his band and with Phil & Friends.

Do you think we can work it on out?
Change the whole proposition about?
I'm in no position for an act of sedition
But I really love to scream and shout

Half a loaf is better than a kick in the knee
Is there gonna be some tea or just more sympathy?
I really got a pumper on the line this time
And it's mine, mine, mine

I ran to the King of Creation
I told him, save a bit for me
The way things look, I could have written the book
And you know I can't hardly read

Sally does your dog bite?
No, no, no
Keep him on a choke chain
Reel him out slow
Got a little place
Call it my own
It never really was a home
No, no, no, no

Went to the college of evil
The smoke nearly drove me away
I'd go crazy if I wasn't so lazy
What more can I say

White-faced Lydian judge
Won't you give a little one-two-three
Him down on the corner singing "Little Jack Horner"
But you got to let the gravy be

A whole loaf is better than a kick in the head
Tell me what you mean, I'll tell you what you said
I sent you for jelly, you came back with jam
Who exactly do you think I am?

Who do you think I am?
Who do you think I am?
Just another kick
Just another kick
Just another kick in the head?
Recordings
     1973 Panama Red New Riders Of The Purple Sage (note 1)
     1974 Home, Home On The Road New Riders Of The Purple Sage (note 2)
     1997 Keeper Of The Key David Nelson Band
     1999 High Adventures In Japan David Nelson Band
Notes
(1) also on the compilations Wasted Tasters and Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage.
(2) also on the compilation Setlist: The Very Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live