Pinwheel of Death

Bill Brock


SONGS

Writers Bill Brock

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1962

Lyrics [Chorus]:
THERE'S A BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
DOWN TO MY LAST BUCK,
WITH THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
THERE AIN'T
NO SUCH THING
AS GOOD LUCK.

[verse 1]:
ON THE VERY FIRST
SATURDAY
OF EVERY MONTH,
I GO TO TOWN
TO GET ME SOME PAY.
WHEN I ASK MY BOSSMAN
ABOUT A DRAW,
THIS IS WHAT
MY BOSSMAN SAY.

[Chorus]:
THERE'S A BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
DOWN TO MY LAST BUCK,
WITH THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
THERE AIN'T
NO SUCH THING
AS GOOD LUCK.

[Interlude]:
I EARN MY LIVING
BY THE SWEAT
OF MY BROW,
I WORK SO HARD
AT MY JOB EV'RY DAY.
WITH THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
TO DRIVE
MY DREAMS AWAY.
AND IF IT WASN'T
FOR THE HELP
OF THE ONE I LOVE
TO TELL MY TROUBLES TO,
THERE JUST AIN'T
NO TELLING
WHAT THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
MIGHT DRIVE
THIS POOR BOY TO DO.

[Chorus]:
THERE'S A BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
DOWN TO MY LAST BUCK,
WITH THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
THERE AIN'T
NO SUCH THING
AS GOOD LUCK.

[verse 2-3]:
I PUT A SEED
IN THE GROUND
TO GROW ME A TREE,
THIS IS WHAT
THAT BLACK CLOUD DONE:
IT SENT ALL THE LOCUSTS
TO EAT UP THE TREE,
I TELL YOU
I'M NOT
THE LUCKY ONE.
AND ONE OF THESE DAYS
WHEN I'M LAID AWAY,
I KNOW
THAT CLOUD CAN'T WAIT.
IT'S GONNA
HOVER OVER ME
ON JUDGEMENT DAY,
TO KEEP ME OUT
OF THE PEARLY GATE

[Chorus]:
THERE'S A BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
DOWN TO MY LAST BUCK,
WITH THAT OLD
BLACK CLOUD
HANGING OVER MY HEAD,
THERE AIN'T
NO SUCH THING
AS GOOD LUCK.
 

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