Well now me and Homer and Big John Talley
Had a big crap game goin' back in the alley
And I kept rollin' them sevens and winnin' all them pots
My luck was good I could do no wrong

I just kept on rollin' and controllin' them bones
Finally they just threw up their hands and said
When you're hot you're hot I said yeah
When you're hot you're hot and when you're not you're not

Put all the money in and let's roll 'em again when you're hot you're hot
(La la la la la when you're hot you're hot)

Well now every time I rolled 'em dice I'd win
And I would just get ready to roll 'em again
When I heard something behind me I turned around and there was a big ole cop
He said hello boy and he gave us a grin

Said looks like I'm gonna have to haul you all in
And keep all that money for evidence I said well son when you're hot you're hot
When you're hot you're hot and when you're not you're not
You can 'splain it all down at city hall when you're hot you're hot
(La la la la la when you're hot you're hot)

Well when he took us into court I couldn't believe my eyes
The judge was a fishin' buddy that I recognized
I said hey judge old buddy old pal I'll pay you
That hundred I owe you if you get me out of this spot

So he gave my friend a little fine to pay he turned around and grinned at me and said
Ninety days sweet thang when you're hot you're hot I said thanks a lot
When you're hot you're hot and when you're not you're not
You let my friend go free and throw the book at me

He said well when you're hot you're hot
I said well I tell you one thing judge old buddy old pal
If you wasn't wearin' that black robe I'd pick you up by courthouse
And I'd try a little bit of your honor on

"You understand that, you hillbilly?
Who gonna collect my welfare?
Pay for my Cadillac?
Whadda you mean 'Contempt of Court'?
Judge, oh, judge, judgie poo"

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When You're Hot, You're Hot Lyrics as written by J. Reed


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    General CommentThis song has makes one good point-
    Thinking that you are safe from the law because of your "Charm" is never a factor and can very well backfire on you. The best way to stay out of trouble is by being dirt truthful. Thinking that you are buddy-buddy with the judge is not a very good thing to assume, particularly because he is far more educated in dealing with the sort of people like you in the first place. "Throwed the book at me" is more or less "Blamed all of it on me".

    Jerry Reed himself experienced this kind of situation, and he knew very well what he was talking about in this song. When you are "hot" is when you are lucky. When you aren't hot, you aren't lucky.

    Gambling is a great way to win money, and is also a great way to get incarcerated aswell.

    While most people listen to the song and simply laugh at the chorus thinking it is some pointless hill billy song, it has much more to it then most people think. Not only do you have to look at the song and it's lyrics, you have to compare it to real life situations too.

    This is the first song I have chosen to fully explain, and I hope to explain more in the future.

    Also- this song is a good example of a "what could go wrong?" situation.
    Foopon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is like my favorite unknown song
    Soldier_of_Funkon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjust good fun, seriously folks!
    eastcoastmanon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment90 days, Jerry!

    Hell yeah, Jerry Reed is the man. Great singer and songwriter, but also an awesome guitar player as well.
    ratanxon November 16, 2007   Link

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