Squeaky Wheel

Lyrics: Tim Bluhm
Music: Tim Bluhm

Played by Tim Bluhm with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2012, and covered by Grahame Lesh with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in 2013.

This squeaky wheel doesn't want any grease
I'm just rolling along like I do
I can't help it if I turn people's heads
I'm not trying to
This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
How do you do

Rolling out of town, early one morning
Set out of the southbound 99
The Highway Patrol pulled up alongside, waved me over
I really didn't have the extr time
He said, son, don't worry, you weren't breaking any laws
I was admiring your fine old Cadillac
I said, admire it if you must, if you can see it through my dust
And I slammed on the gas without looking back

Well this squeaky wheel doesn't want any grease
I'm just rolling along like I do
I can't help it if I turn people's heads
I'm not trying to
This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
How do you do

Out on the road for a month at a stretch
I get to where I miss my baby so
I'd never do a thing she didn't want me to do
And I feel terrible about leaving her alone
But this pretty little thing, well she's looking at my ring
And she walks up to me and she moans
She says, boy, you sure look sad, I say I miss my baby bad
Would you kindly leave me alone

Well this squeaky wheel doesn't want any grease
I'm just rolling along like I do
I can't help it if I turn people's heads
I'm not trying to
This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
How do you do

Well after all these years of stepping out on the stage
And singing all these songs that I wrote
I still get kind of nervous, there's a shaking in my hand
And a tell-tale bravado in my throat
But there's a luttle cure that I use on every tour
And it fits right in the pocket of my coat
The doctor says to quit, though I don't disagree with it
I have learned not to fix what isn't broke

Well this squeaky wheel doesn't want any grease
I'm just rolling along like I do
I can't help it if I turn people's heads
I'm not trying to
This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
How do you do

This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
Well this squeaky wheel does not want any grease
This squeaky wheel does not want any grease
How do you do

 


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