Thursday, September 02, 2010

Docket - Caitlin Rose - lyric

Thank you for asking about this just a few hours ago. This evening I was wondering just what should be the subject of something I thought that I would never do: this is my 500th published post on this blog.


Lyrics have, and this surprised me when I first posted some, become an integral and very satisfying part of the whole and I'll try and reply when I can. The proviso is that there will likely be a few mistakes especially when, as is the case with this one, I have done them 'by ear' and in this case from the 10" vinyl version of 'Dead Flowers'.  On the other hand I relish the challenge and I think that I have got better, and certainly faster, at doing it with practice.
This, therefore, is what I think they are and while, not to excuse myself of inaccuracies, here is an observation. Artists do actually vary their lyrics: this can be deliberately such as to customize live performances but it also concerns the lyrics in a CD sleeve and those that are actually to be heard on the CD therein. Cover versions, are, of course, even more prone to such variation...


Docket
I got a discount; I got a coupon
It cost ten dollars to get your groove on
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says all I'll ever want is to be free.

I've got a sweet bike, it gets me real far
It doesn't break down, like a sweet car
I've got a docket in my pocket
And speeding down the hill is where I want to be.
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says all I've ever wanted is to be free.
I got a big house, I bought a hi-rise
Women in my block act like Stepford Wives
Well they got pre-nups, acid reflux, Botox
Friday and a headache built for three.
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says all I've ever wanted is to be free.

I got a fresh pack, I got a red BIC
The Surgeon General can suck on my d**k
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says cancer's never catching up to me.
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says all I've ever wanted is to be free.
I got a nice guy and he's got no class
l like his blue eyes, call him trailer trash
But he's got a docket in his pocket
It says all he really wants is to be free.
We've got dockets in our pockets
That say all we've ever wanted is to be free.

I got a discount got a coupon
I'm not paying anyone to get my groove on.
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says no-one controls my destiny.
I've got a docket in my pocket
It says all I'll ever wanted is to be free.


I think that if indulging in karaoke you would get away with this version of the lyric, not that you are going to catch me putting this theory to the test myself!
The 'Dead Flowers' EP, also available on d/l and CD, is well worth having and so is the recent album 'Own Side Now', which is less obviously country than the former. I'd be happy to attempt lyrics for any track from either of them.


As a complete aside:
To whosoever asked for the lyric to 'River Clyde', from the album 'Folie à Deux' by '6 Day Riot' rest assured that I haven't forgotten you. I intend to add that track and indeed the lyrics to all the other songs in the next few days.

1 comment:

A said...

I googled looking for the lyrics to this, and your post is the first result! I'm not so good at deciphering lyrics, but I don't try often. I did notice, it should be "I got a red BIC", as in the lighter. Whoa, just noticed your latest post, another Caitlin Rose lyrics post! Nice! Keep up the good work!