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Feel So Bad

Feel So Bad

WRITING CREDITS:
Sam Hopkins (for James Campbell, Jr., a.k.a. Little Milton)

  
Feel so bad.

Feel like a ball game on a rainy day.
I tell you I feel so bad.
Feel like a ball game on a rainy day.
Since I lost my baby
I shake my head and walk away—walk away.
 
Sometimes I wanna stay here,
then again I wanna leave.
Sometimes I wanna leave here,
then again I wanna stay.
I just can't make my mind up.
I shake my head and walk away, walk away.
 
I'm trying to tell you people,
tell you just how I feel.
I'm trying to tell you people,
trying to tell you just how I feel.
I feel so bad—yes I do.
My baby gave me a dirty deal.
 
Oh I feel so bad.
Feel like a ball game on a rainy day—yes I do.
I feel so bad.
Feel like a ball game on a rainy rainy rainy day.
Since I lost my baby,
I shake my head and walk away, I just walk away.
 
Sometimes I wanna stay here,
then again I wanna leave—yes I do.
Sometimes I wanna leave here,
then again I wanna stay—all right.
Well since I've got my clothes packed
I'll catch a train and ride away—gonna ride away.
 
I'm gonna ride away.
I'm gonna leave her.
I'm so lonely.
I feel so bad.
I'm gonna leave this town.
Oh yeah.
I can't stay no longer.
Feel so bad....

 


 
SOURCES

Originally published on the album Little Milton Sings Big Blues (Checker, 1966) (Elektra, 1968)

 


 

Last Updated: 08/29/2016

ABOUT THE LYRICS:

This Little Milton cover, written by Sam Hopkins, was included in Lester Bangs's CBGB's performances June 12th, 13th, and 14th, 1977. Bangs was accompanied by Jody Harris, David Hofstra, Jay Dee Dougherty, and Robert Quine. A studio version was also recorded in May, 1977—originally slated for a Lester Bangs's EP on the Ork Records label, which was never completed.

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