From the album The Low Life

Listen to Rough Patch of Road to hear a slow rocker with a stomping beat. Sparse instrumentation on the verses contrasts the full-bodied refrain. Faint harmonica sounds echo throughout the song—they will grow into a feature on the next album. Sly Fox spits out lyrics with raw emotion that lends to honesty and sincerity.

Lyrics

Been down a rough patch of road
All the lies I’ve told, well

Been down a rough patch of road
All the things I’ve stole, well

Been down a rough patch of road
Cuffed and stuffed in the car
don’t you know, well

Been down a rough patch of road
Fingerprinted, interrogated, never ratted
cause that’s the code, well
Been down a rough, patch of road

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Baby take me home, please take me home

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Mama take me home, please take me home

Been down a rough patch of road
Drugs and cops and judges you know, well

Been down a rough patch of road
Sold nearly everything I owned

Been down a rough patch of road
Hurt the ones I used to hold so close, well

Been down a rough patch of road
Please forgive me Joe
Been down a rough, patch of road

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Mama take me home, please take me home

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Baby take me home, please take me home
Take me home now baby

Been down a rough patch of road
Life on the run
will catch up with you quick

Been down a rough patch of road
Every knock at the door
Well it makes you feel sick

Been down a rough patch of road
I should’ve listened to that crow

Been down a rough patch of road
Secret of a long life
is knowing when it’s time to go
Been down a rough, patch of road

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Mama take me home, please take me home

Don’t leave me on this road alone
Mama take me home, please take me home
Take me home now baby

Secret of a long life is knowing
when it’s time - to go well

Secret of a long life is knowing
when it’s time - to go well

Secret of a long life is knowing
when it’s time - to go well

Secret of a long life- is knowing
when it’s- time - to go