The Shape I'm In

Album: Stage Fright (1970)
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  • Go out yonder, peace in the valley
    Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley
    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

    I'm gonna go down by the water
    But I ain't gonna jump in, no, no
    I'll just be looking for my maker
    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 sixty days in the jailhouse
    For the crime of having no dough, no, no
    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 Writer/s: Robbie Robertson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 2

  • Jim from Long Beach, CaThis is one of the highlight of "The Last Waltz". Richard Manuel R.I.P. my brother.........
  • Lafite from Ottawa, OnOne of my favorite songs by The Band. Richard Manuel's vocal is great on this. Too bad his contribution to the band was limited by his alcoholism and mental state. A band with 3 great lead singers. What a luxury.
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