Wokey Dokey

by Pancho Morris

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1.
now that I'm out on parole now that I'm wearing an emperor's clothes I'm out on my ass on my own hit the road I'm out in the grass at the show now that I'm out on parole when I get home I'm gonna kill myself can't go on living like a pile of filth that break your heart? were you believing in me? sadly mistaken you just happen to be are you gonna answer your phone? or are you gonna end up alone? oh! i can't wait! to see you at the pearly gates got no remorses just a lot of mistakes you know it's bad when you're lower than low there's only so low you can go now that I'm out on parole when I get home I'm gonna have a drink think about my life and sing i did my time more than you'll ever know there's only one place left to go now that I'm out on parole now that I'm out on parole now that I'm wearing an emperor's clothes I'm out on my ass on my own hit the road over the pasture my last rodeo out with the brass at the show now that I'm out on parole now that I'm out on parole now that I'm out on parole
2.
when you're out in the sticks you got no address and no where to go you just need a friend someone on a better end i'm there when you call wild wicked world you make me wait so long wild wicked world you make it take so long oh boy! i've been out in the wild hiking that moonlight mile you're not going my way i've got those LA city lows tryna get to you when I know i really can't change don't want to feel tomorrow how i felt today i can feel you breathing but you're miles away wild wicked world you make me wait so long wild wicked world you make it take so long oh boy!
3.
jesus christ she's a good friend of mine she's got an eye that'll make the world blind— ah! what an ominous sign she keeps a gun hidden under her dress just for fun—for humaness—ah! it's a touch of divine
4.
03:23
when I get back from hollywood the folks'll say: "son you done real good but you try too hard, you golden fool and life's not nice, no, not like school 'cuz the darkest dark before the dawn will break your heart, will lead you on and the sun won't rise, your day won't come and I'm about to call it in."
5.
heavy weather rising tide if i could turn back, I'd try to keep us together heavy weather friends of mine living the prime of our lives we try to keep it together all fours i've been cryin on the floor from set to sunrise i've been running outside all night with these tears in my eyes a conversation we don't have to have twice
6.
when I get home Ima light me up an eighth put a corndog in the oven with mustard on my plate turn the knob up on the telly tell me who to blame cuz i haven't got a penny just my gat, gat, gat, gat, gat, gat, gat! the world's on fire they tell me buy a hose miss america's a liar she got nothing to disclose you do the wokey pokey and you do the whatabout and that's about the time you take the country back, back, back BLACKOUT when i get woke ima light me up an eighth put a smokebomb in the oven pour some whiskey on the flame turn the gas up on the genny jimmy up some crank cuz I haven't got a penny just my gat gat gat and roadhog the world's on fire so buy yourself a gun and take it easy you take it on the run you do the wokey pokey and you get it turned around and that's about the time the ice is melting down we're living underground spam and ass kickin let's kill another billionaire and eat him like a chicken i'm blacked out in the kitchen what the fuck you smoky? you do the wokey pokey yeah you do the wokey pokey watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — K.O. watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — K.O. when i go rogue ima light me up an eighth put a bullet in the ballot box and rambo up the place like moses to the pharoh i drive out all the snakes in my chevy gold camaro and my rat a tat tat tat tat tat honkies to my left wonkies to my right it really doesn't matter when whitey's colorblind you do the wokey pokey put that rifle in your mouth put your hand upon the bible let it — pow! pow! pow! pow! watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — K.O. watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — K.O. (Do the Wokey Pokey) watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — K.O. (Do the Wokey Pokey) watch em fall like dominoes Geronimo — k- k- K.O!!
7.
billie jean king don't drink and drive she's walking home clutching her keys like finger-knives all alone billie jean king don't drink and drive but she's gotta get home to keep the cat alive one of these days gonna be tonight sandra day in a macrame is riding by she say "LBJ take me all the way— he's such a guy!" so gimme everything that love don't buy gimme richard nixon on the fourth of july one of these days gonna be tonight billie jean king don't drink and drive but she's goin 99 on the 405 billie jean king don't drink and drive but she's got to get to heaven before she dies martin luther king couldn't die for your sins and old don john won't make you great again someone's got to lose someone's got to win billie jean i'm coming for you but she's got to get to heaven she's gotta go home billie jean one of these days gonna be tonight but she's got to get to heaven billie jean king's not my lover she's just a woman
8.
is it strange? to be strange when you're out in the park out in the dark having a lark home on the range is it strange? to be strange when you're out on your own and so alone you're never at home never in pain dang! i don't remember your name but i've seen you before i remember your face and dang! every word that you say i'm feeling your aura it's coming off sage can you explain? can you explain? my lonesome pain and dang! i don't remember your name but i've seen you before remember your place and i hope when you open the door you open your heart you open it sure can you explain? can you explain? my lonesome pain i'm still searchin cuz i'm still hurtin i'm still searchin cuz i'm still learnin i'm still searchin cuz i'm still hurtin

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released April 1, 2020

WOKEY DOKEY
starring
PANCHO MORRIS

with

Desiree Cannon, vocals
Ezra Furman, guitars, vocals
Sawyer Gebauer, vocals
Vieve Haag, vocals
Ryan Jennings, bass, guitars, vocals
Tossie Long, vocals
Rebecca Marcyes, vocals
Mikayla McVey, vocals
Jack Quiggins, guitars & rhythm
Wiley Rogers, vocals
Luke Schneider, pedal steel, dobro
Jessie Leigh Smith, harmonica
Nicholas Swafford, drums & percussion
Sean Thompson, guitars
James Wallace, keys, guitars
Kai Welch, horns, vocals

produced by
SKYWAY MAN

mixed by
Jake Davis

mastered by
Timothy Stollenwerk

engineered by
Jake Davis
Kevin McCann
Peter Labberton

album art by
Whitney Freedman, direction & photography
Natalie Pellolio, original concept
Laura Dison, floral curation
Pp, designs

songs, music & lyrics by
Pancho Morris

Recorded at Huge Planet in Nashville, TN and Zoolabs in Oakland, CA

MADE IN CALIFORNIA

Special Thanks Shannon & Harry Burks, Sam Howland & Michael Freedman, Allan Morris, Jani Mussetter, Dave & Vinitha Watson, Brad Dollar, Brendan Dreaper, Ayliffe Brown, and Splendor All Around

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Pancho Morris is a musician and actor from Oakland CA.

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