Child Of Clay
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics

Child of clay
Jimmie Rodgers

Into the darkness he was sent by parents'
Who were ignorant hm, hm
Tied down to his mother's strings
Unable to be anything hm, hm
Puzzled by the things he hears
The father thinking work comes first
Ain't got the time to quench a thirst
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Once he was a child, a beautiful child
A child of clay shaped and molded
Into what he is today
But who is to blame for this child of clay

Going out into the street at night
The answers he may meet hm hm
With sick and twisted minds
He shares the searching questions
His heart bears hm hm
And from the dregs
The answers find their way into his supple mind
In time the planted seeds will grow
Into a twisted vine below
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,

And now his aimless days begin
To drift into sordid sin hm, hm
And soon his dislike turns to hate
As the stamp of life seals his fate hm, hm
And so the night conceals his name
And the days sleep off his shame
Deprived of love and wrought by fear
A feeling that the end is near
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,

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That was real nice karen, and it's a new song for me.. A lot of people used to get this singer mixed up with the country singer of the same name, but this Jimmie Rodgers also had a few entries into the country charts.. Great share my friend... Carl

jeannie pryor

A Message all Parents should take to heart!! setting good family examples,enjoying each other, is a guard against the troubling times in which we all live!!!


What a beautiful song,i remember hearing it many years ago,and it almost makes me cry..very compassionate.!!


The song is a masterpiece, BG. I love his music and have most of what he recorded. My very first 45 was "Honey Comb". Thanks for the great song and video :))

nape jack

One of the most beautiful song ever- Great JR!

Krsna Abi

beautiful song and fantastic video, thank you for sharing the lyrics!!

Illia Tokar

I love this song ❤️ Nice

Geronimo Sigue

His songs full of meanings.he has own trademark


So beautiful song! 💞💞💞💞

Ron Lavallee

One of my favorite artists! And one of my favorite songs of his is his slow version of Waltzing Matilda...I think it can be found on his album 15 Million Sellers

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