“Deguello Lullaby” by Roger Alan Wade Lyrics

I’ve been a fan of Roger Alan Wade for some time. Here’s a song of his I heard that I liked. The lyrics may be a little rough for some, but I think it would be a great song to do at a bar with the right crowd.  I love the imagery suggested by the paradoxical title. Deguello is a Spanish word meaning beheading or throat-slashing and then to attach it to our word lullaby, makes for a strong image. I think it’s a song that alludes to those living and surviving (or not surviving) on the edges or underbelly of our society.   Maybe we all start out looking for a nursery rhyme or fairytale, then find out that life has written a much harder story for us to play out.  It’s a song that should make us think.

“Deguello Lullaby” by Roger Alan Wade

Jack & Jill went up a hill

Jack jumped into a moonshine still

Little Boy Blue blowed his horn

Bo Peeps in the meadow, knee deep into porn.

Chorus:

And it’s a hey deedle deeddle

The spoon and the needle,

The cat jumped over New York

Man’s best friend just played violin

And the dish ran away with the fork.

Chorus:

There was an old woman,

She lived in a shoe,

Tweedle  dumb tweedle dee and tweedle me too,

Cinderella fell by in a four-door sedan,

I ran off with Alice to wonderland.

Chorus:

Little Jack Horner

Is back in the corner

He axed where I’m from

I said I’m a foreigner

Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall,

And I walked down the stairs to make a phone call.