I was raised in better days, mostly by myself
No-one ever took the time or was inclined to help
Mother dear, she was never near, she left me to the street
A little boy who was not too tall, with dirty hands and feet

Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Hey hey

Now I'm grown, I'm on my own, running free and wild
Not inclined to be entwined with a Mrs and a child
Though my dear it may seem queer, it keeps me in the black
Should you depart to break my heart, don't bother looking back

Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, it's all I heard them say
Hey hey... get in!

Now I'm grown, I'm on my own, running free and wild
Not inclined to be entwined with a Mrs and a child
Though my dear it may seem queer, it keeps me in the black
Should you depart to break my heart, don't bother looking back

Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Hey hey... oh!

Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Though my life was lily-white, was all I heard them say
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; was all I heard them say
Oh... Little Old Jack, you best stay back; Susie keep away
Little Old Jack, you best stay back; was all I heard them say


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    General CommentDoug Yule is a moron,
    jimmyupton May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat evidence do you have to base your glaring observation on? Personally I am quite impressed with anyone who can nearly single-handedly play/record/produce an entire album that in reality is very listenable. Some songs in my estimation rival many of the other top pop of the time. This album received a very unfair bludgeoning by the critics. Maybe the others are right in saying it should have been billed as a Doug Yule album instead of a VU. Groups "reinvent" themselves all of the time to gain popularity/personal reasons etc. Don't blame Doug Yule because they threw everything in his lap and waved goodbye. My guess is he was left to fulfill contractual obligations while the others took a pass to go solo. Moron....hardly.
    bgaileyon December 20, 2013   Link

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