From the recording When The Deal Goes Down

Lyrics

A while back I worked the docks for a man named Bethel Hodge
He smoked Havana cigars and he drove a two tone Dodge

He was never shy about tellin’ me how I’d never amount to much
Said I lacked imagination – Said I would wither in the clutch

But he ain’t half the man that he would lead you to believe
And I can guarantee that he will be the first who’s asked to leave
The Premises – When The Deal Goes Down

So I left home for Louisiana to find me a Mojo Hand
Wound up playin’ harmonica in Bobby Douchet’s band

He was never shy about tellin’ me I ought to make this my last stop
Said there was nothin’ else left out there- Said I would never reach the top

Well, I love old Bobby dearly but I think he might be wrong
And I ain’t gonna miss my chance because of takin’ way too long
To Get There – When The Deal Goes Down

Woah, when The Deal Goes Down
Woah, I got my suitcase ready
I’m gonna leave this one-horse town

So I went out on the road with a Guitar Man who was known as Reverend Don
He wore a black Fedora and he had his game face on

He was never shy about tellin’ me how I had the right to choose
Between comin’ out a winner or livin’ with the Blues

Well we hit the ground a’runnin and we traveled far and wide
One thing we have learned is that we ain’t gonna step aside
For No One – When The Deal Goes Down

Woah, when The Deal Goes Down
Woah, I got my suitcase ready
I’m gonna leave this one-horse town