Fish Ain’t Bitin’

This song is off of an album, Out Here On My Own, that singer, songwriter, Lamont Dozier first recorded in 1974. While this song references Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon, the issues are still relevant in 2010, maybe even more so today.

Anyway, Mr. Dozier doesn’t need my social commentary. Just listen. I’ve also taken the liberty of adding the lyrics in case you miss any phrases. Enjoy!

Fish Ain’t Bitin’

I’m out here fighting, hungry
The fish ain’t biting
Life’s so frightening
I’m out here stumbling
Broke and crumbling
And nothing’s happening
And I ain’t catchin’

Nothing, nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing

I’m running last in this human race
Trying to get over this hopeless pace
Trying to fight with no defense
And I can’t win with no confidence

And meanwhile in DC
Tricky Dick is trying to be slick
And the short end of the stick
Is all I’m gonna get
Tricky Dick, please quit


Nothing, nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing

I’ve been trying to recover
From that phase one
But it’s just too hard when
The damage is already done

Lord, when will I overcome
Or am I just destined
Destined to be a bum

With phase two
I thought I was through
And phase four, gonna
Take me out the back door

This I know it’s for sure
I’m on my knees begging, please
Tricky Dick, stop your (sh_t).


Nothing, nothing

Can’t afford to be lazy
When the cost of living’s
Gone crazy

1 comment for “Fish Ain’t Bitin’

  1. Carrie
    June 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I liked this a lot. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Your site is awesome!

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