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​Death Row Blues

This song is by Mojo Nixon and appears on the compilation album Gadzooks!!! The Homemade Bootleg (1997).

I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go, yeah yeah
Yeah, I'm waiting to die

Now Uncle Mex pleaded guilty to being alive
His mother begged the governor let her be by his side
And had me some problems down in Mexico land
'Cause I was giving it to Uncle Sam

And I don't know my name anymore
'Cause it's not the same anymore

My kid said daddy
What's in the will
I need to know
Before you are killed

And I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go, yeah yeah
Yeah, I'm waiting to die, say bye-bye
I said, I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go, yeah yeah
Yeah, I'm waiting to die

Well, I'm a-working on the road gang outside the county jail
And it's a life for the innocents and man it ain't as bad as hell
Saw Charlie's eyes kneelin' by my bed
And the Reverend Jim Jones was a-giving him head
And I had a little son and not a dream
And I saw another man and started to scream

That I'm on death row
And I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die
Bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye

I said I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die

Well, I don't remember much about the trial
But they said the judge's daughter was just a child
And it got real quiet and they commenced to pray
And the man said boy, you got anything to say
I said God's done told me I'm a mutant on the loose
Oh, I'm a sittin' in a chair, I'm waitin' on the noose
Got a deal with the devil to get myself free
I'm down on my pocket, I'm down on my knees

'Cause I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die, bye bye baby
Say what
I said I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die

That's right
I'm gettin' ready to go bye-bye
You know one night
About three nights ago, I was down by route 128, down by Old Tie Lakes Road
Down by the power lines
Back in the backseat of my '69 Volkswagen with no second gear
I got the mighty 1090 Huggy Boy show on the radio
I got my got my got my radio on
And I'm uh, I'm there with my number one girl in the back seat with my pants at my knees, uh-huh
But I ain't got no disease baby, and I say
You know and Huggy Boy comes on and he says, "Uh, Mojo
Special announcement up in San Quentin," you know
They shaved his head
You know, they greased his temples up, they locked him in the chair
And they got him ready for Freddy, man
You know they got six witnesses
And the governor says, "Uh-uh, this is it"
And the man says, "I don't, I don't, I don't regret what I did
You know I did what I did, yeah
Pull the switch bitch, set my hair on fire
Give me a thousand watts of power
Every hour, yeah you know, cause

I said I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die"

I said I'm on death row
I'm waiting to go
Yeah, I'm waiting to die