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Published on Dec 13, 2011
from the 2005 Thugs and Lovers release. www.jpjones.net
Another of my collages inspired by JP's songs, this is my first attempt at incorporating live images - - my own family's home movies 1954 - ?. Dark stuff. But at least it's got a snappy beat!
JP self-recorded this version on May 2, 2004.
Plenty of evidence here that mom was a terrible photographer. JP stars as himself. I'm the cute one.
-Andy Jones 12/13/11
Crawlin' Out of Wakefield i was named after my uncle who was s'posed to be great daddy hated him until i learned how to hate we moved up to a house in East Longmeadow at 3 back in the days when a suburb had trees landlord pulled that house down while we was livin in it crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
my momma worked the cornfield, sold avon door to door sisters on the farm wondered what a shakespeare's for i tooled around the orchard, hauled my apples to the kitchen watched saturday cartoons on the rich folks television doctor told my momma that my daddy was real sick crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
i was six or seven when i got me the blues the house would shake and rattle from the b-52's shrieking into Chicopee at 4 a.m. loaded with the nightmare of the living end hollerin in the darkness, "daddy, come here quick!" crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
too smart for my own good dressed up in my hand-me-downs anywhere i went it was the dark side of town teachers was all white folks-- i was the lucky one black kids beat me up some times, i couldn't blame em none you learn to hide your pride and do not give no lip crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
knee-deep in the wreckage of my so-called mental health wasn't taking prisoners except, of course, my self lacking any maps or chart i set out on my search Jung and old and New Age and the Springfield Baptist Church yes I tried religion but it did not stick crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
i cut my first lp in '73 on c b s someone musta thought I had some promise, I guess when it hit the fan i had the man on the phone, said, "we own all your shit, but, baby, you're on your own" aint no second chances when you don't got no hit crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
all my days I hunger after heroes from the sea daddy liked to gamble, left the drinkin up to me i was left to ramble from New England on south met most every kind who suck the soul out through your mouth daddy like to gamble-- didn't drink a lick crawlin out of wakefield on a pirate ship
see me as a monkey in my easter bonnet a guitar and a typewriter-- I'll jump up on it tap-dance like a centipede upon a comet give me time and time enough I'll write your sonnet when they ask me how I do it, I just say Shakespeare got it done cause nothin got it his way