From the album A Long Way From Graceland

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Lyrics

Pawn Shop Boogie

I just got paid and I can’t pay no rent
So I take a big drag from my last cigarette
I grabbed my guitar ‘n down the road I went
Hallelujah! Life’ll screw ya
Then this devil man approached & asked me to get high
and suddenly the day became as dark as the night
He said, "hey there boy” I see that look in your eye
I’m honky-tonkin’ hain’t done nothin’

But the pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie & I think I just sold my soul

While the chemicals rushing in to try and pass the time
Just lookin’ to escape ‘n survive another night
Angels fear to tread on this signature line
I’m honky-tonkin’ hain’t done nothin’

But the pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie & I think I just sold my soul

The sounds of fatal laughter echo down the street
Loneliness is creeping and my calluses are weak
And the thought of losing her well it gives me the creeps
Hallelujah! Life’ll screw ya
So I whistle while I work and I’m shakin’ my legs
I got a dollar in my pocket that’s loaded & aimed
When quittin’ time comes there ain’t no time to waist
I’m honky-tonkin’ hain’t done nothin’

But the pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie & I think I just sold my soul
Doin’ the pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie
The pawn shop boogie & I think I just sold my soul
I think I just sold my soul
I think I just sold my soul
I ain’t foolin’ jack, I gotta get her back, or that damn devil gon’ keep my soul!


Words & Music: Steven Wells
Drunk Mosquitoes BMI © 2015
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Steven Wells: Vocals & Harmony vocals, Rhythm Guitars, hand-claps, tambourine, vibra-slap, service bell, cowbell
Brock Peterson: Lead Guitars
David Briggs: Bass
Eric Fields: Drums
Rich Wyman: Piano
the "Ghostowne Gang" vocals: Walter James, Michael Christensen, Matthew Bashaw, Andy Lynner, Preston Creed, Lon Miles, Jeddie Duffey, Gordon Gardner, Steven Wells