Lewis, Jerry Lee - Just Dropped In Lyrics

I woke up this mornin' with the sundown shinin' in
I found my mind in a brown paper bag but then
I tripped on a cloud and fell there eight miles high
I tore my mind on a jagged sky

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
(Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, what condition my condition was in)
I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
I watched myself crawlin' out as I was crawlin' in

I got up so tight I couldn't unwind
I saw so much, I broke my mind
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
(Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, what condition my condition was in)

Someone painted April fool in big black letters on a dead end sign
I had my foot on the gas, as I left the road to blew out my mind
Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare
Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
I said
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
(Yeah, yeah, oh yeah)

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  1. Michael Esarey

    Written by Mickey Newbury

  2. Vladimir Kornev

    One of a few songs which has entirely different yet absolutely wonderful covers.

  3. Caio One007

    Classic. very good. thanks.

  4. Manny Badabing

    Wow, had no idea. I just heard the First Edition version and read in the comments that ol' JLL did this song.

  5. Reda Kounbi

    it took me time to find This brilliant version it deserves anyway i love it

  6. Troy Astro

    I could be glad that he gave it back to Mickey Newbury. Jerry hated it!

  7. Canuck Crusader

    Jerry always adds a little spark to the song and makes it rock. I especially like how he can take a sad Hank Williams song and make it happy

  8. Flash Back

    How did I miss this one?

  9. Scarf Guy

    This one is also better than Willie Nelsons

  10. Scarf Guy

    What is it with these covers changing lyrics?

    William Cox

    Different artists each interpret a song separately, rather than trying to copy the original. We call it "Making a song your own".

    George Jetson

    Also this version predates the First Edition

  11. David Corn

    This song was originally recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis on the Album "Soul My Way" on Smash Records, released June 15, 1967.  As far as I can determine Teddy Hill;s (a great version) version was released in October, 1967.  This aside, to me the most authentic and entertaining version is the live one by the author of the song, Mickey Newbury.

    Philip Parsons

    best Newbury version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9C1h71eWHI

    Jeffrey Kern

    I'm nodt sure of the release day of Soul My Way but the album tracks were recorded in May and August 1967 according to Smash information, making the June date unlikely.

  12. Leo Bufalari

    rejected by jerry lee lewis as a single and originally performed by a soul singer called Teddy hill

    Joseph Ferguson

    Leo Bufalari that is excellent sounds like David Clayton Thomas. Canadian soul

  13. John Benn

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    From a 73yo mad keen Aussie fan.

  14. fisher kelly

    yup. mickey. typoed.

  15. fisher kelly

    false. Teddy Hill first recorded this Mikey Newbury classic.

    Robert Moore

    false. Mickey, not Mikey.

    Joseph Ferguson

    fisher kelly the greatest

    Jeffrey Kern

    Jerry Lee Lewis made the first recording on May 9, 1967, but his recording wasn't released until November 1967. Terry Hill and The Southern Band recorded the song in October 1967 and the recording was released the same month.
    In other words, Lewis made the first recording (other than the Newbury cdmo) and Hill had the first release.

  16. Wayne Swickley

    Jerry Lee Lewis was the first person to record this song, predating the First Edition's version by about a year.