Looking for some shelter
Looking for some peace
The fire in the furnace
Is burning like the beast
My pants have all been pressed
And all my collars neatly creased
My ride bumming thumb is up
'cause now the hounds have been released
Cloud around my head
Leaves beneath my feet
Fever in my fingertips
And grease between my teeth
Shaking when I wake up
Keep a'heaving just to breathe
Chubby cherub up above me
Heathen fiend asleep beneath
I don't know
Where I go
Only where I've been
Shake that bush again (x4)
Leaving in the evening
Good girl don't you greive
But babe while I'm away
You keep your secrets safe for me
Or do you need the proof
Or momma do you just believe
Or do you shake the hand of man
With evil up his sleeve?
Can you understand
Stand behind your man
Might not always do right
But he'll do just what he can
Can't tell where he'll wind up
When he come around the bend
Oh but you bet when he get there
Gonna shake that bush again
I don't know
Where I go
Only where I've been
Shake that bush again (x4)
Shake it baby
Man is just a man
He can leave it he can take it
But baby shake that tail
Just like a rattlesnake can shake it
Ignominious decision
But somebody gotta make it
Lord I know I made a promise
But I'm gonna have to break it
Looking for some shelter
Looking for some peace
The fire in the furnace
Been burning like the beast
I guess I'm heading west
When the weary leave the east
There's a new broom near my tombstone
Sweep it clean for the deceased
I don't know
Where I go
Only where I've been
Shake that bush again (x8)