The Shape I'm In
by J.R.Robertson. Album: Stage Fright
For an analysis of the lyrics, and more, see D L Lewis' article on "Shape I'm In".
G C G C Go out yonder, peace in the valley G C G C Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley D G Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in Has anybody seen my lady This living alone will drive me crazy Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in C Dm Em Dm(E bass) C I'm gonna go down by the wa - ter C Dm Em Dm(E bass) But I ain't gonna jump in, no, no C Dm Em Dm(E bass) I'll just be looking for my mak - er F D7 And I hear that that's where she's been? Oh! Out of nine lives, I spent seven Now, how in the world do you get to Heaven Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in I just spent 60 days in the jailhouse For the crime of having no dough Now here I am back out on the street For the crime of having nowhere to go Save your neck or save your brother Looks like it's one or the other Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in Now two young kids might start a ruckus You know they feel you trying to shuck us Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in