Pinwheel of Death

Gene Pitney


SONGS

Writers Hank Mills

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1965

Lyrics [Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING
ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 1]:
NOW THE PHONE
IS A-RINGIN'
AND THE NEWS
IT'S A-BRINGIN',
GONNA PUT AN END
TO ALL
MY WILD NIGHT LIFE.
A GREYHOUND'S
A-COMING
AND THE WHEELS
ARE A-HUMMIN'
AND MY PRETTY MAMA'S
COMING HOME TONIGHT.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 2]:
THE LIGHTS
WERE BURNIN' BRIGHT
EACH AND EV'RY
SINGLE NIGHT,
PARTIES GOIN' ON
TILL THE BREAK
OF DAY.
IF I DIDN'T
MAKE IT CLEAR,
LADIES STAY AWAY
FROM HERE,
DEATH'LL BE
AN HOUR AND A HALF
AWAY.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 3]:
I GUESS I BETTER SCAT
DOWN TO THE LAUNDRY MAT
AND WASH OUT
ALL THEM LIPSTICK STAINS.
TIDY UP THE HOUSE A BIT,
GET EV'RYTHING SET,
GOOD THING
SHE ISN'T COMING
BY PLANE.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Darrell Edwards, Charlotte Grier, George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics THAT'S ALL IT TOOK,
THE MENTION
OF YOUR NAME,
AND ALL MY LOVE
FOR YOU
BURST INTO FLAME.
I'VE TRIED SO HARD
TO LET YOU GO,
BY THE LOOK,
HOW I STILL TREMBLE
AT YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME KNOW
THAT I STILL CARE,
IT SEEMS MY HEART
JUST CAN'T GIVE UP
THE DREAMS
WE USED TO SHARE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
AND WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME YEARN
FOR YOUR EMBRACE.
I GUESS
I MIGHT AS WELL
ADMIT
NO ONE
CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK;
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.