Joe Hardin

I Dint Sign Up 4 That

I Dint Sign Up 4 That

 I think this song began as a sort of J. J. Cale thing.  You can hear that in the short guitar vamp before the piano solo and in the general rhythm of the thing.  This is one of those songs that just sort of pours out without too much planning, so I don’t remember too much about how it came to be.  I do remember that the lyric started out as a sort of “Mama Told Me Not to Come” narrative about working in a dingy club but then quickly morphed into a bit of a diatribe against a bully—maybe a specific bully.  Could be somebody we know; somebody’s who’s bad for the planet and has a fat head.  Hmm.  I wonder who that could be.  Somewhere along the way, the streaming services decided that this lyric was “explicit.”  I still don’t know why.  Should I be nervous?

I Dint Sign Up 4 That

My head is aching and my heart is broke

You need to stop talking cause you sound like a joke

And I know I didn’t sign up for that

 

My hand’s all clammy and my mouth is dry

My eyes won’t focus and I don’t know why

But I know I didn’t sign up for that

 

I feel like I’m choking and I can’t draw air

Every time you speak I bout fall outta my chair

I’m gonna dig me a hole and then I’ll crawl right in

This might say something bout the shape we’re in

I knew you were a fool when you first came in

You should have walked back out and not come in again

And I know I didn’t sign up for that

 

Somebody call me a doctor someone call me a priest

I hope they throw you jail with no chance of release

And I know I didn’t sign up for that

 

I’ve had about enough of you and all your kind

The way you act so stupid  drives me out of my mind

And I know I didn’t sign up for that

 

I feel like I’m choking and I can’t draw air

Every time you speak I bout fall outta my chair

I’m gonna dig me a hole and then I’ll crawl right in

This might say something bout the shape we’re in

I shoulda known something right off of the bat

You’re bad for the planet and your head’s too fat

And I know I didn’t sign up for that

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