Lyrics to Rat Stompin' Blues Volume I
(BB04, 1995)


Strange Land


I been here before,
I can't say when or why,
I feel like a thousand lifetimes
slowly passed me by.
Know I ain't comin' 'round,
this way too much more again.
Yeah the way I feel sometime,
I feel like a stranger in a strange land.
Yeah.

I want to want for want,
something nobody understand,
can't ignore the laws of nature,
alone and drownin' on dry land,
dreamed last night,
I had bloodstains on my hands,
Yeah the way I feel sometime,
I feel like a stranger in a strange land.
Yeah.

Every time  gets to thinkin'
'bout  who I think I been
I don't know where I'm goin',
but I'll try and try again.
so many roads to travel,
bad vibrations on every hand.
Yeah, the way I feel sometime, I feel like a stranger in a strange land.
Yeah.

I'm a stranger,  in a strange land,
feel like a stranger,  in a strange land.
I been here before,
Can't say when or why,
feel like a thousand lifetimes
slowly passed me by.
I know I ain't comin' 'round,
this way too much more again.
'Cause I'm a stranger,
stranger in a strange land.

The Road is a Prison


This road's a prison,
Keeps me from the girl I love.
Can't find her nowhere.

Love is a flower,
Without water it will wilt,
What a way to go!

Soon I will call you,
Soon as the sun has gone down,
My love knows no bounds

Day brings 'bout a change,
But not my love for that girl,
Love burns like a flame.

My life is for you,
My music is for you too,
Want to call you soon.

Since you went away,
My life has been a desert.
I'll love you always.

The Blues is my life,
That girl is my one true love.
My heart's always hers.

I'll do what I can,
Whatever is possible,
To win your sweet love.

'Cause the road's a prison,
Keeps me from the girl I love.
Can't find her nowhere.

all songs © by Loring A. Jones  published by Barking Blues Music (B.M.I.)

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My Little Miki


Hello world, hello world,
have you seen my little Miki?
Hello world, hello world,
have you seen my little Miki?
Copper color to her black hair,
she's a fine little Japanese.

I love my little Miki,
I just can't keep it hid.
I love my little Miki,
I just can't keep it hid.
I been searchin' for her,
ever since we both was kids.

I want to be with her,
I can't stand to be apart.
I want to be with her,
I can't stand to be apart.
Ever since I met little Miki,
you know she stole away my heart.

Ever since I met little Miki,
I just can't rest at night.
Ever since I met little Miki,
just can't rest at night.
I wake up in  the mornin'
and my teeth and tongue begin to fight.

In my dreams,
that's the only time I see my little Miki.
In my dreams,
that's the only time I see my little Miki.
Swear that's the only time,
little girl keeps my company.

Little Miki,
can't you hear me callin' you, (I'm callin' you girl)
Little Miki,
can't you hear me callin' you.
Now you 3 times 10,
and swear you don't know what to do.

Rat Stompin' Blues


I smelled a rat in my house,
whew, late last night.
I smelled a rat in my house,
whew, late last night.
Knew right then and there,
somethin' just wasn't right.

Said please Mr. Rat,
please don't come 'round here no more.
Please Mr. Rat,
please don't come 'round here no more.
didn't pay me no mind,
so of course you know this means war.

Pinned that sap sucker down,
pinned him down good and tight,
then I looked him up and down,
I said please say goodnight,
please Mr. Rat ,
please don't come 'round here no more.
Not room enough in this house,
Somebody got to go.

Putty in Your Hands


I'm putty in your hands woman,
do with me what you will.
Putty in your hands,
do with me what you will.
So love me or leave me,
before you get me killed.

Got me wrapped around your finger,
where you want me to be,
searchin' and lookin' ,
for some one to rescue me,
Putty in your hands,
do with me what you will.
So love me or leave me,
before you get me killed.

No matter how I try,
Just can't leave your lovin alone.
No matter how I try,
I just can't leave your lovin alone.
You the blood in my veins,
and you the very marrow in my bones.

If I had a nickel babe,
yes, for every dime.
If I had a nickel babe,
yeah, for every dime.
Yeah the day I stop lovin' you,
That's the day that  pigs will fly.

I can't forget you,
I don't even want to try.
I can't forget you,
I don't even want to try.
You the sun up above,
and you the stars in my sky.