"Honky's Ladder" as written by and Gregory E Dulli....
Got you where I want you
Motherfucker
I got five up on your dime
And if you want to peep on something
Peep what I got stuck between
Your eyes
And since I don't believe
A word you say
Save it for another, baby brother
Swallow time to pay
Up on the ladder they sing
How high?
Does a brother have to climb
To touch the light
But wait 'till I get done
With you
If you tell me
"Don't get mixed up with the Devil"
That's exactly
What I'm gonna do
Caught you while you waited
For your boy to come
And fix you up again
Come a little closer, baby
I only want to try to
Be your friend
Since I ain't got nothing
Left to lose
Got you where I want you
Motherfucker
Don't you try to move
Up on the ladder they sing
How high?
Does a brother have to climb
To touch the light
Won't you take me up there
With you? You said you would
No one ever could shake
That ladder like I could
So I wait


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"Honky's Ladder" as written by Gregory E Dulli

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    General Commentyou can't get cooler than this song....
    chududeon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the subject is either a torture victim, or else the narrator has figured a deep dark secret and is about to use it to his advantage.
    pumkinhedon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI bought this album when I was 14-15 cause i really liked this song. good stuff
    traveler in stygianon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album sounds like it's about very bad people doing very bad things. This song's probably the biggest example of that... anyone else getting a Mr. Blonde vibe from the narrator?
    drjayphdon June 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"what I got stuck between your eyes"
    A gun, yeah?
    Tig45on May 15, 2013   Link

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