Mike's Big Book of Songs

Swashed

daddy had a job in the military
it suited him so it suited me
i wore the whites of the US navy
man i looked fine i was mama's little baby
doing real well if anybody asked
but i was going to hell in a hand basket

daddy did horse 'til the day he were dead
everybody knew but nothing was said
that's what it's like in the military
they like to keep it all in the family
the flag was draped over his casket
but daddy went to hell in a hand basket

i been stationed in new orleans
it's a dangerous place if you know what i mean
i got a liking for cocaine
i did a lot wrong then i did it again
my C.O. he took me to task
said boy you're going to hell in a hand basket

me and my crew we're having quite a week
doing speed balls getting mighty tweaked
but everything comes out in the wash
next thing i knew i'd been swashed
that's thrown out with no discharge
on my ass

going to hell in a hand basket
now i'm still down where i was sent
waiting on a check from the government
buying nickel bags down in the hood
if my daddy were alive he would have understood
he'd say that's my boy if any body asked
but he gone to hell in a hand basket
daddy gone to hell in a hand basket

©2003 Mike West

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