Stealing Electricity
Tom Russell Lyrics


There's a Mexican dead up on a power line
He's deader than yesterday's communion wine
He was trying to getting something he couldn't afford for free
He was just a poor man stealing electricity
His heart when na na na na na na na

10,000 volts and now he's gone
He's hanging on a cross-tire above Babylon
Hey baby ain't that just like you and me
Love is like stealing electricity

Two hearts go na na na na na na na
Na nana na na na na

When the poverty of your spirit and the weakness of your flesh
Go dancing every night through other people's trash
You don't love yourself baby, what the hell you're doing with me
You're gonna burn baby burn stealing electricity
Two hearts go na na na na na na na, na na na na na na na

We all climb so high in search of the kindred soul
Till we grab hold to a live wire up on a highline pole
The laws of nature say you get nothing for free
Love is like stealing Electricity
Two hearts go
Na na na na na na na,
Na na na na na na na

There's a Mexican dead up on a power line
He's deader than yesterday's communion wine
He was trying to getting something he couldn't afford for free
He was just a poor man stealing electricity
His heart when na na na na na na na

His heart when na na na
Na na na na,
Na na na na na na

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Written by: THOMAS GEORGE RUSSELL

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vulpes lydia

There's a Mexican dead on a power line
He's deader than yesterday's communion wine
He was trying to get something he couldn't afford for free
A poor man stealing electricity
His heart when d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da-da
Ten thousand volts, now he's gone
Hanging on a cross high above Babylon
Hey baby, ain't that just like you and me?
Love is like stealing electricity
Two hearts go d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da-da
When the poverty of your spirit and the weakness of your flesh
Go dancing every night through other people's trash
You love yourself women, what the hell you're doing with me
You're gonna burn baby, burn from stealing electricity
Two hearts go d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da-da
We climb so high in search of a kindred soul
Till we grab hold of a live wire up on a high line pole
The laws of nature say you get nothing for free
And love is like stealing electricity
Two hearts go d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da-da
There's a Mexican dead on a power line
He's deader than yesterday's communion wine
He was trying to get something he could not afford for free
A poor man stealing electricity
His heart went d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
D-da, d-da, d-da, d-da, d-da
...



drkskyes

I agree. This is cowboy folk...some more cowboy and some more folk. Very much like Townes Van Zandt. In fact TR says it best in his song, "The death of Jimmy Martin".

Yeah, don't call me no country singer
Those are poison words to me
'Cause I ain't heard a good country song
Since 1973
The King of Bluegrass has died for your sins
The W***e of Babylon is sleepin' in your bed
So God's gonna burn down Nashville tonight, boys,
Cause Jimmy Martin's dead
The great Jimmy Martin's gone dead



All comments from YouTube:

John Evan Frook

I just heard this on Willie Nelson's satellite radio, and it is a darned good song.

Appalachian American

from one poor man to another love this song the lyrics & the music

1506park

Depends how you define country music. I would say this is country music: real country music, not the shit you'll hear out of Nashville

Evan

1506park I prefer to call it Western. Not sure if it’s an official genre but it’s not traditional country

Mitchell Brenner

In an alternate universe, this is a hit single!

David Pedder

Mitchell Brenner worse Song ever

DEACON006

I know that universe. It's where Tim and Faith lease a small FedEx truck and carry expedited freight back and forth across the country.

John Rowan

Mitchell Brenner, In the universal language of love this is a hit single.

mark battenhouse

This is such a cool song, I love it!

TheThoughtfulwolf

The lyrics are mad genius!!!

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