.
It was the third of September.
That day I'll always remember, yes I will.
'Cause that was the day that my daddy died.
I never got a chance to see him.
Never heard nothing but bad things about him.
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth.
And Mama just hung her head and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died)
All he left us was alone."
.
Well, well.
Hey Mama, is it true what they say,
That Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, some bad talk going around town
Saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife.
And that ain't right.
Hey, talk about Papa doing some store front preaching.
Talked about saving souls and all the time leeching.
Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord.
Mama just hung her head and said,
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone."
.
Uh!
Hey Mama, I heard Papa called himself a jack of all trades.
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bills.
Hey Mama, folks say that Papa was never much on thinking.
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking.
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth.
And Mama looked up with a tear in her eye and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone.
(Well, well, well, well)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died)
All he left us was alone."
..
THE TEMPTATIONS

11 comments:

Dave said...

That's what I call a Swiss Army knife. Mine's only half that size.

I love tiny rockery plants.

Dave said...

Alpines and Swiss Army knives are connected, loosely.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

:-)

http://static2.bareka.com/photos/medium/233921/mount-titlis-engelberg-switzerland.jpg

now there's a place I'd like to go sometime!

rockery plants, moss, lichen, are fascinating - all those miniature leaves; I also have a passion for cuckoo clocks. . .

but this:

http://www.orbit.zkm.de/files/cern.jpg

scares the hell out of me

Dave said...

The first link didn't work. Is the second picture the thing that's going to make a black hole which will eat up the entire world?

I might as well eat this steak then.

Mel said...

Awwwww.......had those wee thingies in the rock garden last year. I'll have 'em again this year, if they've survived 74 inches of snow. (I peeked and I think they have!)


Dunno what that last link was---but it scared me, too.
*shudder*

I, still, ♥ the views said...

google image "switzerland" and it's the photo on the left of the second line, of a lovely lake - from a blog called "wayfaring frog"

yup, it's only weeks away now. . .

I, still, ♥ the views said...

oh, hi mel! I would imagine that alpines might just survive snow. . .

;-)

(if they don't, I think you could get your money back!!)

Dave said...

I'd like to see Switzerland. And Austria. Perhaps you could organise an outing.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

I'd like to go to Barcelona. Perhaps you could organise an outing.

Dave said...

My daughter went there a few weeks ago. Apart from a couple of interesting buildings, she said there's little to see there.

There, that saved you a trip.

Donnnn said...

I apologise for being remiss in my visitations..actually I have been relaxing and just listening to tunes...since I saw the Foo Fighters last week I realised how much I've missed just enjoying music.

Best Find:
Noticed & Typical & Control by Mute Math
Unbefrickinlievable band!!
5 STARS

Fun;
Fascination by Alphabeat
Great DJ by Ting Tings
Thin Disguise by Sneaky Sound System
Junkyard by Potbelleez
Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk

Luscious;
Stop and Stare by One Republic
Patience by Take That

Quirky;
When Doves Cry by Be Good Tanyas
Education PT2 by Metros

Best Remake;
Time After Time by Quietdrive

and a few faves;
Eating Glass and She's Hearing Voices by Bloc Party
Go Back In Time and Wake Me When It's Over by 1-94
Straight Lines by Silverchair
Making Damn Sure by Taking Back Sunday

Sometimes it's nice to just sit and listen...and get lost in your head...
forgive me?