Happy Birthday, Killer! Jerry Lee Lewis is 67 today. The original rock and roll wildman set the bar high, and I’m not sure anyone has approached it yet. His music is still as strong and primeval as it ever was. I’ve got a Greatest Hits CD here that I chunk in the truck occaisonally, and I still marvel that a piano player can make that much damn music.
“Just point me to the piano and give me my money. In fifteen minutes I’ll have ’em SHAKIN’, SHOUTIN’, SHIVERIN’, and SHACKIN'”
You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
Too much love drives a man insane You broke my will, but what a thrill
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire
I laughed at love ’cause I thought it was funny
You came along and moved me honey
I’ve changed my mind, your love is fine
Kiss me baby, woo feels good
Hold me baby, wellllll I want to love you like a lover should
Your fine, so kind
I want to tell the world that your mine mine mine mine
I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
I’m real nervous, but it sure is fun
Come on baby, drive my crazy
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!!