mama just wants to barrelhouse all night long lyrics – bruce cockburn

i was up the road on easy street
watching everybody stand around and cheat
a man comes up and says, ‘move along
down to the corner where you belong’
but mama just wants to barrelhouse all night long

i hear the city singing like a siren choir
some fool tried to set this town on fire
tv preacher screams ‘come on along’
i feel like fay wray face to face with king kong
but mama just wants to barrelhouse all night long

sometimes i wonder what i am
i feel like i’m living in a hologram
it doesn’t seem to matter what’s right or wrong
everybody’s grabbing and coming on strong
but mama just wants to barrelhouse all night long

/ bruce cockburn lyrics