A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
(Words & Music by James Power)
Midnight Tears Music ©2012

I TOOK A WALK DOWN ALONG LAKE PONTCHATRAIN
I WENT TO SEE THE LEVEES AFTER IT RAINED
I’D NO IDEA WHAT I WOULD FIND ALONG THE WAY
I’D NO IDEA WHAT WOULD GREET ME

LAST SHE WAS SEEN WAS HEADING DOWN BY THE RAVINE
WHERE SHE WOULD BREATHE IN THE SWEET MAGNOLIA TREES
I’M WAITING FOR THE POLICE, THE HOUR’S GETTING LATE
HERE COME AN ALLIGATOR, I DON’T LIKE HIS FACE

THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
IT MIGHT BE MARY, MIGHT BE FRED, IT MIGHT BE JAKE
LOOKS LIKE MRS LANDRY, BUT IT HASN’T GOT A FACE
THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

WELL, I COULD TELL SOMETHING BAD WAS GOING ON
IT’S ALWAYS TRUE WHEN A BLOATED CORPSE COMES ALONG
I’D BE QUESTIONED BUT MY ALIBI WAS STRONG
I’D BEEN DRINKING ALL MORNING

THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
IT MIGHT BE MADDY, MIGHT BE RÉMI, MIGHT BE JAKE
LOOKS LIKE BRUCE DEMPSEY, BUT IT HASN’T GOT A FACE
THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

ABOUT THIS TIME I WAS TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING
SERGEANT BRADLEY ROSE WOULD COTTON NO SHENANIGANS
ASKED ME WHAT I KNEW, WHAT I’D SEEN & WHERE I’D BEEN
I SAID, “I’D LIKE TO SEE A LAWYER”
IT SEEMS A KID HAD GIVEN HIM THE RUN AROUND
KID HAD SEEN IT ALL BUT WOULDN’T RAT NOBODY OUT
NOW HE’D HALF A MIND TO SEND ME PENITENTIARY BOUND
THAT’S WHEN I THREW UP ON HIS OXFORDS

THERE’S A PARTY GOING ON AT PONTCHATRAIN
BUT NOT THE KIND WHERE YOU’RE LIKELY ENTERTAINED
THE KIND THE POLICE DRAG THE WATERS FOR A BRAIN
THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAD ME ON THE WITNESS STAND
SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY, I NEVER HAD CHANCE
EVEN HAD EVIDENCE MY EX-WIFE WAS A MAN
NOW DID WE REALLY HAVE TO GO THERE?

SOON MY CELEBRITY IT STARTING KICKING IN
A HIGH-PRICED LAWYER PROVED I HADN’T DONE A THING
I BEAT THE RAP, NOW I’M FREE, I’M FREE AGAIN
BUT STILL THE MURDERER WALKS FREE

THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
IT MIGHT BE MARY, MIGHT BE FRED, IT MIGHT BE JAKE
LOOKS LIKE MRS LANDRY, BUT IT HASN’T GOT A FACE
THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
IT MIGHT BE CHLOE, MIGHT BE CLAUDETTE, MIGHT BE JAKE
LOOKS LIKE JOE WHITNEY, BUT IT HASN’T GOT A FACE
THERE’S A BODY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE