Rickie Lee Jones

There was a Joe

Leanin' on the back door

A couple Jills with their eyes on a couple bills

Their eyes was statin'

They was waitin'

To get their hands on some easy money

They flipped a dime

One said " well, I'll take heads this time"

One stepped up

One stepped back

One loosened her shoulder strap

She couldn't speak,

Her knees got weak

She could almost taste that easy money

There was this old black cat

Sittin' in a old black cadillac

The Joe smelled sweet

She curled up at her boyfriend's feet

She said "I got a plan

Listen, Sam, how'd ya like to make some easy money ? "

He say, "yes! oh yes!

Jus' tell me what you want me to do "

She said, "Baby, you can trust me

Baby, but you must be hidin' in my room

At a quarter to two"

Well, the cat told the boy

"Come up to the room and play with my toy"

But the Jill set the bait

And she wasn't gonna sit around and wait

But this guy was wise to all the lies

And he flies out the door

With the easy money

Because there ain't no man

Who got the money in his hand

Who got any of that bread

Bein' slow in the head

The easier it looks

The hotter it hooks

There ain't no such thing as easy money

We say, "yes! oh yes!"

Saturday night

There was a terrible, terrible fight

Between two dames who was losin' the same game

It wasn't clear,

But I hear somebody was lookin' for some easy money


Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Rickie Lee Jones is a singer songwriter whose style leans on jazz and pop/R&B timing and personification.

Jones settled in LA at the age of nineteen, doing the classic waiting tables stuff until she landed a recording contract with Warners. ... Read More