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Adam Ezra Group

playBallad of Ray Thomas

from Adam Ezra (2000) BUY

well my name is ray thomas, i truck north of here

and i’ll spin you a tale if you lend me your ear

and you keep me supplied with a smoke and a beer

well i’m sixty five now and i’m still on the road

doing locals up north in the snow and the cold

but at night it’s back home where i’ll drop off my load

and i’ll go out to see my michaella

and it fitzy’s in town where us locals do dwell

and the booze treats you right and it’s all that they sell

and the girl in the skirt comes right over to me

and she serves me a beer and she’s all that it see

ah michaella

michaella you’re a vision to these eyes of mine

and you can talk to me any and every old time

you’re the reason i’m still on this earth can’t you see

you’re a goddess, a poet, a beauty to me

well i killed a man once back in seventy three

i was doin’ a job down in west tennesse

when a man fell asleep and swerved into the oncoming lane

they all told me i wasn’t to blame

well i turned to the bottle where i’ve been ever since

and i ain’t coming back ‘til i no longer glimpse

that boy’s body crushed all the way into his back seat

by my eighteen wheel killer, my hands and my feet

and on the hard days she knows and she gives me a smile

and i’ll tell her a joke and we’ll laugh for a while

and she’ll keep the beers comin’ ‘til two or ‘til three

and i’ll wrap myself up in my own fantasy

with michaella

michaella you’re reading my mind

it’s ok to forget for a while what’s behind

and you pardon my sentence with on mischievous line

you make me truck on one more day at a time

well my eldest son randy took off with a shout

and a shot ‘cross my jaw when he knocked me clean out

he stood up on his feet the man i taught him to be

with my own swollen knuckles like my dad did me

and my two girls they live here in town

they each married a jones boy, true love they have found

or at least they’ll keep thinking ‘til they hit the ground

from a dream that grows old and faded

and my wife shuts her mouth ‘cause i’m paying the rent

and i’ll beat her like hell and that’s where i’ll be sent

for i’ve know all along since i was born where i’m bound

to a place where i’ll no longer hear the sweet sound

of michaella

michaella oh angel you’ll turn me around

you’re the daughter and lover and meaning i’ve found

and you are not cursed my the thomas blood line

you don’t right know me yet thank your god and thank mine

grew up as a farm girl, she’s paving her way

and it’s waitress by nigh and it’s study by day

that she’ll soon make her fortune don’t come as a surprise

as she takes on the world with invincible eyes

oh my blue collar princess such wit and such grace

as she snaps at the sinners who frequent this place

as they try to caress her or take just a taste

for i’m sure that she tastes just like honey

worked now three years at fitzy’s come may or come june

and the men who come see her they fill up the room

and we each get a turn at her service divine

as we’re poured retribution one at a time

by michaella

michaella you never will know

the extent of your magic to us down below

and michaella i’m yours ‘til the day that i die

but i know that your future is greater than i.

updated: 6 years ago