Jawbone

Lyrics: Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel
Music: Robbie Robertson and Richard Manuel

Sung by Grahame Lesh with Phil Lesh & Friends as part of their tribute to Levon Helm.

Oh, Jawbone, when did you first go wrong
Oh, Jawbone, where is it you belong
Three time loser, you'l never learn
Lay down your tools before you burn
You keep on running and hiding your face
Spreading your heat all over the place

Chorus
I'm a thief and I dig it
I'm up on a beef, I'm gonna rig it
I'm a thief and I dig it

Oh, Jawbone, why don't you sit and moan
Oh, Jawbone, you know that it's stone for stone
Sneak through the night upon your toes
To look in your eye, it never shows
Your name upon the post office wall
Put you on edge 'cause they wrote it too small

[chorus]

Oh, Jawbone, revenge stays on your mind
Oh, Jawbone, you been doing too much time
Pull off a job with an inside man,
Who needs the cash and likes your plan
Then you will know just who to thank
When you land right back in the tank

[chorus]

Oh, Jawbone, why don't you go home
Oh, Jawbone, where is it you belong
Boosting and going out on the lam
You know that you'll steal anything that you can
Temptation stands just behind the door
So what you wanna go and open it for

[chorus]


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