Better Look Up

Written by Bob Bortnick and Mark Linkous

LYRICS
Well there’s fourteen convicts sitting round
And they’re playing blind man’s bluff
One says you don’t need the¬†bread
But that’s¬†strictly off the cuff
And the one who is most obvious
Says he wants his money back
And a third says man forget it
You knew along this deck was stacked
And they say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny
How you can run
They say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny’s
Having too much fun
You better look up
Well I see her on the phone to mom
Inside the breakfast nook
She’s a sixty year old speed freak
Had her heart stole out by crooks
And she sits and swears the gospel
Just as told by a millionaire
As I set myself on fire
And run up and down the stairs
They say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny
How you can run
They say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny’s
Having too much fun
You better look up
Well I’ve seen the sights impressive
But I am not impressed
‘Cause I know it’s all worth nothing
When there’s nowhere to invest
And you can spit your fire and brimstone
As your lackeys hold your hand
But I just can’t be touched at all
Because I am borne of sand
They say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny
How you can run
They say
Oh Johnny, oh Johnny’s
Having too much fun
You better look up
You better look up
You better look up
You better look

CREDITS
Mark Linkous: Electric and acoustic guitars, voice
Bob Bortnick: Voice, guitar
Don Short: Drums
Mike Garacino: Bass
Denny Fongheiser: Drums, percussion
Al Perkins: Pedal steel
Honey West: Voice
Jeff Daniel: Keyboards
Chris Cacavas: Keyboards
Dave Woodford: Saxes
Doug Atwell: Fiddle

PRODUCTION
Recorded at Rumbo Recorders
Produced by Greg Edwards
Engineered by Stan Katayama
Assisted by Gina Immel
Mixed by Greg Edward and Jim Dineen at Grey Room
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering

RELEASES
Dancing Hoods: Hallelujah Anyway

Note: Credits refer to album not song…