The Big Muddy (Springsteen Bruce)

Billy had a mistress down on 'A' and 12th She was that little somethin' that he did for himself His own little secret didn't hurt nobody Come the afternoon he'd take her wadin' Waist deep in the big muddy Waist deep in the big muddy You start out standing but end up crawlin' Got in some trouble and needed a hand from a friend of mine This old friend he had a figure in mind It was nothing illegal just a little bit funny He said "C'mon don't tell me that the rich don't know Sooner or later it all comes down to money" And you're waist deep in the big muddy Waist deep in the big muddy You start on higher ground but end up crawlin' Well I had a friend said "You watch what you do Poison snake bites you and you're poison too" How beautiful the river flows and the birds they sing But you and I we're messier things There ain't no one leavin' this world buddy Without their shirttail dirty Or their hands bloody Waist deep in the big muddy Waist deep in the big muddy You start on higher ground but end up somehow crawlin'