AL KOOPER lyrics - Back On My Feet

AL KOOPER
"Back On My Feet"
(Kooper)

Now I've had a hard life
I been through two wives
And I've lived where the rats run wild
But now I'm much better and I'm writin' this letter
Just to tell you 'bout your baby child

So Ma, I been busy and I know you've missed me
So I'm writin' this letter to you
I knows it's been ten years but save up those sad tears
Mama let me tell ya whets new

Look at me I'm back on my feet
Pulled myself right outa the street
So glad to be back on my feet right now
I'm gettin' smiles from the people I meet

Wontcha tell me bout Dad now
Is he still doin' bad now
Workin in the same drugstore
Lookin' for praise now
Did he ever get that raise now
He's been waitin twenty years for

And poor brother Billy is he still so silly
Livin with that girl crosstown
Livin off her job
I still love that poor slob
Tell him someday I'll be round

Look at me I'm back on my feet
Pulled myself right outa the street
So glad to be back on my feet right now
I'm gettin' smiles from the people I meet
So glad to be back on my feet

Well I married this girl she was a rich girl
Took her checkbook & a fountain pen
Wrote my name so fast now
Knew my luck couldn't last now
I wrote myself three years in the pen

So I prayed to the Saviour
Got a year off for good behavior
Read the Bible so I'd understand
Now I'm workin' steady & I'm married to Betty
Doin' my best to be her good lovin' man

Mama so long now I know I was wrong now
Not to write in such a long long while
But I'll save some money and you won't think it's funny
If I put you & Dad up in style

Look at me I'm back on my feet
Pulled myself right outa the street
So glad to be back on my feet right now
I'm gettin' smiles from the people I meet
Don't have to worry bout nothin' to eat
Now doncha think it's kinda neat
Ya know I pulled myself right up by the seat
Of my pants
Look at me I'm back on my feet