"Baltimore Blues No. 1" as written by and John Mccauley....
Kiss all your saviors goodbye
Offer them up to the dead
No kidding you know who's right
And whose got a price on their head

No doubt I'd sell you all out
For a pocket full of silver and gold
Way back when, when they made me one of them

Don't you know they're gonna' save my soul

I can't hang around with you like this my friend
Our time has come to an end

I can't play around with you no more
No, I'm seeing this open door

And I know you saw right through me
Afraid I'm taking you for a ride

But when you're dead you're dead
When you're gone you're gone
I got my conscience at both of my sides

I set out to disappear
And out there I found a new home
But listen Jack, you're on the wrong side of the tracks
At least now I don't have to walk it all alone

Can you hear the sound of the crawling flesh?
Now can you smell the burning desire?
This place is too small to hide
All the ghosts that's kicking around inside

What this town was entirely built upon
You can find it right between the eyes
Its a bullet hole that'll steal your soul
And roll you for your money and your diamonds

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"Baltimore Blues No. 1" as written by John Joseph Mccauley Iii


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  • +1
    General CommentWhy has no one said anything about this wonderful piece of work? What a great song.

    Tickheads forever.
    ColorShowon February 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this band's music. I've still haven't seen them live, but I'm amazed they didn't get bigger.
    I wish someone would break down the song meaning, my life currently does not allow time to really "listen" to music like I used to. I love this site, when a song really hits me in the heart or guts, I can just look up the meaning. This is one of those songs, but I guess it's not well known enough for analysis?
    jcmillon November 27, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song..... <3
    xxColleenieeon March 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. Awesome band.
    matt13965on June 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that first got me into deertick. I'm kind of wondering why they called this song Baltimore blues #1 and what the story behind that is. I live in Baltimore and I can understand the song, but really it could be about any town that someone is feeling trapped in. So why Baltimore?
    societiesplierson October 29, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthere is so much soul in this one song
    Rambl3Onon October 01, 2009   Link

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