Cry For The Bad Man

Album: Gimme Back My Bullets (1976)
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  • Well he walks so tall to be so small
    Never met a man who's stranger
    He lives his life for a dollar sign
    And to deal with him is dangerous
    He knocked me down but I'm on my feet
    Now I'm so much wiser
    I'd rather quit and go back home
    Than to deal with the money miser
    Let's cry for this bad man
    I sing a song for the bad man

    Well, you treat me right baby, I'll treat you right
    That's the way it's supposed to be
    I put my faith down in my friend
    And he almost put an end to me
    Well I work seven days a week
    Eight when I am able
    When you take money from me you take food from my mama's table
    Let's cry for this bad man
    I wrote a song for the bad man

    Oh baby you know who you are

    Let's cry for this bad man
    I wrote a song for the bad man way down in Georgia

    Well, you treat me right baby, I'll treat you right
    That's the way it's supposed to be
    I put my faith down in my friend
    And he almost put an end to me
    Well, when you take my money baby when you hurt my family
    I go walkin' through the swamps without no shoes
    Step on a snake it scares you
    Let's cry for this bad man
    I wrote a song for the bad man br>oh let's cry for this bad man
    I wrote a song for the bad man

    Oh baby straight to you
    He's so bad, so bad Writer/s: ALLEN COLLINS, GARY ROBERT ROSSINGTON, RONNIE VAN ZANT
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Zap from Norwalk, CtSorry Jeff, but you are incorrect. I know several former members of the band (and one current one, LOL), and I can say without a doubt it's about Walden. Kooper is still held in fairly high regard by the band, unlike Walden or Rudge.
  • Jeff from Panama City , FlI think the song is not about alan walden but the later manager producer al kooper...anyway it is one of my favorite skynyrd songs...it is almost a mirror image to gimme back my bullets...
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