Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time lyrics

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Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time lyrics

Well I left Kentucky back in 49. And I went to Detroit workin on an a**embly line The first year they had me puttin wheels on Cadillacs Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by and sometimes id hang my head and cry Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black. One day I devised myself a plan that should be the envy of most any man I'd sneak it out of there in a lunch box in my hand Now, gettin caught meant gettin fired But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired And I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand (CHORUS) I'd get it one piece at a time And it wouldn't cost me a dime You'll know it's me when I come through your town I'm gonna ride around in style I'm gonna drive everybody wild Cause I'll have the only one there is around So the very next day when I punched in With my big lunch box and with help from my friends I left that day with a lunch box full of gears I've never considered myself a thief But GM wouldn't miss just one little piece Especially if I strung it out over several years The first day I got me a fuel pump And the next day I got me an engine and a trunk Then i got me a transmission and all the chrome The little things I could get in my big lunch box Like nuts and bolts and all 4 shocks But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddies mobile home Now, up to now, my plan went all right Till we tried to put it all together one night And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong The transmission was a '53 And the motor turned out to be a '73 And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone So we drilled it out so that it would fit And with a little bit of help from an adapter kit We had that engine runnin just like a song Now the headlights they was another sight We had 2 on the left and one on the right But when we pulled out the switch all three of em come on The back end looked kinda funny too But we put it together and when we got through Well that's when we noticed that we only had one tail fin About that time my wife walked out And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts But she opened the door and said "Honey, take me for a spin." So we drove up town just to get the tags And I headed right on down main drag And I could hear everybody laughing for blocks around But up there at the court house they didn't laugh Cause to type it up it took the whole staff And when they got through the title weighed 60 pounds (CHORUS) Uh, yeah, Red-rider, this is the Cottonmouth in the Psycho-Billy-Cadillac, come on This is the Cottonmouth and negatory on the cost on this machine here Red-rider You might say I went right up to the factory and picked it up, it was cheaper that way What model is it? It's a 49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59 automobile It's a 60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70 automobile