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Written: Bayfield Highway, Durango CO, 1972


Knees wrote this on a piano in waltz time in a sort of Floyd Cramer style but he never played it with any of his bands. He heard a late night DJ say something about “having rocks in his head” and Knees thought there might be a pun he could write a song around. When he recorded it in the 90s he decided to use a more upbeat tempo and style.


I met her at a party at my boss’ house last night

She was tall an she was pretty

And the moment seemed so right

I looked all around the party,

I was tryin to find my wife

I heard her in the bedroom enjoyin the night life.

So I said “C’mon, pretty girl, come with me.” And she smiled.

I said “C’mon pretty girl, you will see.”

My heart was goin wild.


Then we went over to my house,

I showed her my king-size bed

I said everything that I knew

But she knew everything that I said

And the only rocks that I got

Were those that were in my head.


We went back to the party,

I wudn’t ready to call it a night

Success had played me dirty

But then again there’s always my wife

I found her in the bathroom,

She’d been drinkin up a storm

I put my arms around her,

Said “Hmm you sure are warm.”

I said “C’mon honey bunch, come with me.”

She gave a little shrug.

I said “C’mon honey bunch, you will see.

We’ll be snug as a plug in a jug.”


Then we went back to our house,

Hopped in our king-size bed

I said “I love you.”

“I got a headache,” was all she said

An the only rocks that I got

Were those that were in my head.


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