The Doctor's Pond


Well they say life began at the bottom of the swamp
Yeah we've been told that's where we all come from
But I know different, things have changed
You don't believe me? Then let me explain

There's a doctor I know, working on human flesh
He took this thought and he put it to the test
Now I know where we all come from
Yeah we crawled from the slime buried deep in the Doctor's Pond

Well this man discovered the air that we breathe
And he proved that life wasn't spawned in the seven seas
He found something out that I knew all along
The people round here were born in the Doctor's Pond

So now you've heard the story, the facts are told
And the rights to the movie have already been sold
You can't escape where you all came from
Spawned in the stinking slime of the Doctor's Pond
Spawned in the stinking slime of the Doctor's Pond
Spawned in the stinking slime


Don't Drink The Water In The Well


Well I was raised in the swamplands, where the alligators dwell
I recall what my mom used to say I recall it real well

Well I beat that old swamp fever an' I lived to tell
I recall what my mom used to say: "don't drink the water in the well"

If the heat of the night makes you thirsty and your throat is a burnin' hell
take a drink from the whisky bottle, but don't drink the water in the well

Well the story's told of Jody, who drank the water so they tell
turned blue and dies, my mom just sighed: "he shouldnt'a drunk that water in the well

Yeah I was raised in the swamplands, where the alligators dwell
I recall what my mom used to say: "don't drink the water in the well"


Big Fat Toad


Big fat toad sitting on his backside,
Big fat toad with a company car,
Big fat toad, living in small pond
Big fat toad won't get very far.

Big fat toad, sitting in the garbage,
Big fat toad, at the top of his tree,
Big fat toad, stepping on the small frogs,
Big fat toad you're no better than me.

Verse as instrumental

Big fat toad, green dirty carcass,
Big fat toad with the beady little eyes,
Big fat toad king of the bullfrogs,
Big fat toad, feeding on the flies.


Fixin' To Misbehave

Well I’m out on Saturday night gonna have some fun
Going down to the House of Love, gonna get me some
Going to find Jolene, yeah she’s the one I crave
Got a rocket in my pocket and I’m fixin’ to misbehave

Well I took Emmylou down to a place I know
Where the trees are twisted and the river is deep and slow
Said, this is the place where last night I dug your grave
Got evil on my mind and I’m fixing to misbehave

Now me and little Tammy went walking by the willow tree
Took her by the hand said come along with me
She’s pretty as a picture but me I’m so depraved
Got a knife in my hand and I’m fixing to misbehave


Swamp Leech (Steve Lines & Rod Goodway)


A hot night, the moon is full,
I leave my bed, I feel a pull,
In a trance, which takes my feet,
Down to my lover, the Swamp Leech.

Well she sucks and she bites,
Fills me with dark delights.
Next day I'm feeling weak.
I love the Swamp Leech.

Sharp teeth sinking in,
I feel her tongue against my skin.
Sucks my blood, she has a feast.
I can't escape the Swamp Leech.

Day by day I weaker grow.
What it is nobody knows.
But in the night I softly creep
Down to my lover the Swamp Leech.


Alligator Man


A gypsy curse put a spell on him
He’s got a friend who’s getting thin
It sounds pretty strange I’ll explain if I can
I’ll tell you all about the Alligator Man

A gypsy used that old hoodoo
And she could cast her spell on you
Better take can get out while you can
Or you could be joining the Alligator Man

He used to drive a fancy car
in the city smoked a big cigar
Now lizard skin grows where it can
Growing all over the Alligator Man

He tries to cry, he can’t smile
He can’t talk he’s a reptile
Down in the bayou in the swampy land
Living alone the Alligator Man


Swamp Girl


She got dirt on her face
Mud between her toes
Down on the bayou
Everybody knows
She’s my swamp gal
She’s my swamp gal

She can wrestle them ‘gators
On a Saturday night
Go drinking with my buddies
But she’s alright
She’s my swamp gal
She’s my swamp gal

When the moon rides high
We go down to her shack
But I ain’t a gonna a say
what we do out in back
She’s my swamp gal
She’s my swamp gal

Well she can have anyone in this whole wide world
But she don’t want anyone ‘cos she’s my swap girl

She’s got mystical bones
She’s got voodoo charms
But she don’t need nothing
To get me n her arms
She’s my swamp gal
She’s my swamp gal

Well she can have anyone in this whole wide world
But she don’t want anyone ‘cos she’s my swap girl

She’s my swamp gal
She’s my swamp gal


Bayou Boy


Yeah I love Ellie May, she is my heart's desire
Everytime I kiss her lips my temperature gets higher
But I'm hitched to Mary Beth, she is the Preachers daughter
But when I'm with Ellie May I do what I didn't oughta

Now me and Ellie May we went down to the swamp
In the cool bayou mud that's where we like to romp
But Ellie May's pa come down and he said "Okay son,
You'd better get right out of here" as he reached for his gun


I'm a bayou boy, living in the swamp
I'm a bayou boy, I just wanna have some fun
I ain't learned my letters and I can't read or write
But I know how to live my life

Well I took of and left Ellie May naked in the mud
Word got round to Mary Beth and the Preacher her got mad
That said that I had sinned and I was the devil's son
And now he looks out for me with his big shotgun


Edge of My Mind


Well I’ve tried poison and I’ve tried wine
I’ve even tried straight strychnine
Well I’ve tried it all but it just ain’t enough
You think I’m a psycho ‘cos I try this stuff

Well I’ve tried sugar and I’ve tried spice
You say I’m evil, I don’t need no advice
I got a one track mind, and I’m out of my tree
But there just ain’t a thing that works for me

I want to leave this crazy world behind
I wanna fall off the edge of my mind

Yeah I’ve tried poison and I’ve tried wine
I’ve even tried straight strychnine
Well I’ve tried it all but it just ain’t enough
You think I’m a psycho ‘cos I try this stuff
I wanna fall off the edge of my mind


Graveyard Train


I hear that lonesome whistle, down the lonesome track
Crying for my baby, but she ain’t coming back
My heart is torn with pain
My baby took that graveyard train

I killed my baby just to watch her die
Just to see the spark fade from her eye
But now she’s gone, life ain’t the same
My baby rides that graveyard train


The moon is high and the wind is cold
I pray to the Lord to save my worthless soul
But I know it’s all in vain
I’ll soon be on that graveyard train

I hear that lonesome whistle down the lonesome track
Crying for my baby, she ain’t coming back








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