witch’s egg lyrics – oingo boingo

when i turned 12 papa said
little woman better get yourself a wife
’cause you’re too mean for a man to clean up your life
and if she’s the devil, you know she’ll be your friend.

when i turned 13 i spat in my papa’s eye
took off to find my man ’cause i couldn’t find a wife
and i spread-eagled in a lot of towns
i couldn’t find no man to lay me down
they were so busy a-c*ck-a-doodle-doo-in’
but they still couldn’t nail me down

so i grew up lonesome knowing there’d be no man
or woman to get me going through this life
’cause i was hatched out of a witch’s egg
been doomed to fly high
like a crane with no legs

i laid down with the devil and his side-kick mankind
but something called lovin’ made me hungry inside
so i went to the lord and i asked him for more
than what this world could offer
i laid down with him and i had to grin
’cause he was shyer than a flower

now thanks to the lord i’ve been set free
my lover is the trade winds that take me out to sea
my life is like n*body else’s
there’s only one of me

’cause i was hatched out of a witch’s egg
been doomed to fly high
like a crane with no legs.

/ oingo boingo lyrics