Rory Gallagher - Wayward Child Lyrics

Well you always were a problem
Always running wild
Trouble is your middle name
You know you're the wayward child
You always get your feet wet
You always play with knives
Watch that you don't cut yourself
You know you're the wayward child
They call you the wayward child
Well you've always gone your own way
Sometimes you play with fire
Well can you run forever
Before you run right out of time
Will you run right out of time
Nothing's gonna change you

It ain't no use
Well who is gonna tame you
Tie you in a noose
Well no one's gonna change ya
Ain't no use
And no one's gonna tame you
Tie you in a noose
Well you always were a problem
Never meek and mild
Life is just a street fight
Well you know you're the wayward child
You always get your feet wet
You always play with knives
Watch that you don't cut yourself
You know you're the wayward child [x3]

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  2. Jimmy Strange

    Best material out~Thanks m *

  3. diego ribeiro

    absolutely amazing period

  4. Flash

    Elvis’ manager, Col. Tom Parker, said in a press conference shortly after his death: “Elvis didn’t die. The body did. We’re keeping up the good spirits. We’re keeping Elvis alive. I talked to him this morning and he told me to 'carry on.’” (Elvis did not die and he wanted out. - Col. Tom Parker. 1977) After hearing so many stories about the death of Elvis Presley, I have decided to tell the world the real story on the facts concerning that day in August, 1977. Yes, that day, the 16th of August. Is it a coincidence that a person born on that January 8, first month, eighth day, would perish on the 8th month and the 16th day? Probably if two (2) people were born on that day it makes more sense. You see, numerology always played an important part of my life and still does today. So many people have written or spoke about my death as a hoax. It was not a hoax! I decided to reinvent myself in the form of my brother (Jesse Garon) and yes, Elvis Presley did die that day. But after much searching for the right people, I found several people from different states who I consider my most loyal and trustworthy friends. To some people this book will be just another scandalous piece of fiction, but when you are done I think you will think otherwise. I always felt my brother deserved to live and what better way to let him live his life than to end mine. I was lonely, depressed, in bad health and my numerology chart said that this was the time for it to come to end. Anyone who studies numerology will understand, those who don't may want to look into it. All of the facts (and there are many) even the experts will say they are more than coincidences. I no longer give away Cadillacs or expensive pieces of jewelry because I am nothing more than a man who had a very famous brother. I am not a great literate (I never wrote my own songs), but I am not illiterate either. The perfect day August 16, 1977, 1 + 9 + 7 + 7 = 24, my age backwards (42), the facts go on and on. But my true reasons for the book are for my fans. My death was not a hoax! To my fans, please forgive me, my brother deserved to live, he was with me constantly (spiritually). My life would not be the same had he lived at birth. This was my way of giving him life, and corny as it sounds. The Colonel took this secret to his grave. He was a loyal friend. But I will no longer stand by and have people like Gail Brewer tell you stories that are pure fiction. This book written by a true friend will help you realize why I did what I did. - The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley In His Own Words. (2001). My fascination with the idea of a hoax about death was when Jim Morrison died July 3rd, 1971. Although I saw no correlation (he died at age 27) I was astounded that as famous as he was the body was just closed up and shipped out. Now I don't know all the facts concerning his death. I thought it awfully strange that no autopsy was performed (or so I thought) and just forgotten about. There were a lot of rumors about his death. I noticed he was born on the 8th day. Born in 1944 = 1-8 and died in 1971 = 1-8. Remember my comeback in 1968? 1+9+6+8 = 24. Obviously, I was no longer 24, so I reversed the age to 42. The next time that number had any relevance was 1977 (1+9+7+7 = 24 when I would be 42. Numerology can and does play an important part of my life and we knew that would have to be the date. Most people if they know what to look for will find significance in the forms of numbers in all of my movies! Example: gravestone in " Loving You" (year) 1878 = ? (1+8+7+8 = 24). You have to look at the movies. My hero James Dean died at the age of 24, but I was on top of the world then and wanted to live. - The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley In His Own Words. (2001). I will start about 1974 when the thought first came to me about faking my death. I have always been fascinated with the occult and other spiritual things. When I first saw a wax dummy of myself made by a Mr. Cooper I was fascinated with it. For some time I had thought if it was possible? Could I pull this thing off? I had asked Mr Cooper if he could make another wax dummy for me. He said he could. I in turn said I wanted him to do it and keep it strictly confidential. When I had mentioned it to a very few close friends (Joe Esposito, Larry Geller) they did not think I was serious. I was tired of being Elvis Presley, my health was deteriorating. I just couldn't keep up. My finances were floundering because of my daddy's poor business ventures. I was at my wit's end. As the years progressed I had my ups and downs which are pretty well documented in other books. I also had two detectives from Colorado who I trusted immensely. Originally the date was 1976 according to my numerology charts but I chickened out. A pact was made on the grounds of Graceland one night, hands placed over hands that this secret would never be spoken of outside this room. I picked four (4) of us initially and to this day all have kept the secret. I also know when this book reaches the bookstores people (my loyal friends) will be heartbroken. They took care of me and convinced others that I was no longer alive. In reality Elvis Presley died that day and my twin brother "Jesse" came to life, living in hiding but as a normal human being. I skip around because I am writing stream of consciousness. My own Daddy bless his soul never knew the truth. Little Lisa was told months later and explained to her she would not see me much. The Colonel took this secret to his grave. Many people believe me to still be alive but I was told in the beginning there would be no contact in order for this to work. I go thru a lot of ups and downs since 1977 and have lived in many states but I insisted I needed to be in a warm climate. My personal thoughts are that my fans will understand. That is very important to me. I just could not face myself any more after seeing myself in the mirror and that is where Larry Geller came in. He asked if he could write a book, and I gave him my blessing. "If I Can Dream" is the title and I like his book. He had filled my head with spiritual thoughts and made me believe we could pull this off. If I had stayed longer I think I would have been booed off the stage. That is why I chose the date 8-16-77. Do you know how many famous people passed away on that date? The great Robert Johnson died on 8-16 and he was born in 1935! Babe Ruth, and Bela Lugosi and many others. I must say I was very nervous that day 8-16. But it had to be done before I went on the road where I would not have been able to pull it off. Did you know there are secret compartments in Graceland that very few people know about! A few like Vester would joke about my being alive but no one took him serious. Many of my friends would ask if I were still alive and they have their doubts but as it was I might have died broke and just a shell of myself. I was given an injection that looked like I was dead but the people closest to me knew better. Believe me I had my doubts that this could be pulled off. But it did and I became Jesse, just a poor white southern boy who didn't sing a lick of anything. I feel bad my Daddy wasn't allowed to know but it just couldn't be done. I better go now and collect my thoughts to tell you the rest next time. - The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley In His Own Words. (2001). You Found Me By Pastor Bob Joyce

  5. Özer Altun

    (0:38) Rory showing Bonzo how better rock guitarist than Mr. Page is look like! MONSTER!

  6. Bryan Kerr

    Where's my time machine?

    Aparecida Mendes

    Bryan Kerr
    When you finally find your time machine, please take me with you!

  7. Tom Belanovic

    You can see here how the metalheads loved him dearly too. He was across the board musician. Hard Rock, you had it, Blues, the master, Folk, also thrown into the "mix". He could play some serious jazz stuff too, especially back in the Taste days. He would throw in some funky bits here and there too. Like the writing my wife & I left by his graveside: "They don't make 'em like you any more". Well, they don't, do they?

    Patrick Murray

    That’s for sure

  8. alarmfannh

    Mr. John Bonham on the right.

  9. Jimiplayscobo

    Nice Intro with Billy Connolly and Rory shines on this :) Peace

  10. patch1415

    To me, the greatest player ,ever.

    Sonja Martens

    For me too

  11. Paul McAteer

    My favorite guitarist being introduced by my favorite comedian!!

  12. Barry Hayward

    Great performance from Rory, typical of those days tho, that they end the programme while the band's still playing

  13. Yassine Ghaffouli

    RIP Rory and Bonzo

  14. Nicoly Alves

    subtitles in Portuguese please, in interviews too !!

  15. A. RUBIN

    Rory once again show why he is in the top ten greatest guitarists who can sing and play rock & blues. I would put him in the top five of the ten. This is amazing footage. Thanks for posting this. I would have to say 1979-80 was Rory`s most amazing years. Because he had great songs from Top Priority and Photo Finish which had his best crafted songs. Calling Card is also a master work by Rory and his band. Ted is one of the best Bass players around. What a team him and Rory made. It is now legendary.

    Tom Belanovic

    Ted? You mean Gerry (McAvoy). Ted McKenna was the drummer.

    Aparecida Mendes

    A. RUBIN
    Yeah, this gorgeous irishman was the whole package - amazing as guitar player, singer, songwriter and performer.
    And never forget that above all, Rory was amazing as a human being.

  16. John O'Shea

    This is the absolute best version of Bad Penny on YouTube...thanks a million for uploading....

    Ignacio Campos

    Yeah lml

    Brain Stormer

    The Montreux 1985 version is pretty tasty. Better video sound quality too.

  17. Rich K

    Never knew that ‘Ol Rory could incite such vicious head banging back in 1980! If they’d gone to an Iron Maiden gig instead, they’d probably go into convulsions! Never mind if they got ahold...hit the FF button, oh never mind 🤘

  18. Oregon Patriot

    Love Roy!
    LMAO at the 'front row head shakers' though.


    One guy had a Rush jacket on. I remember when Rush used to back up Rory :) Peace

  19. Ryan King

    Now THATS a crowd!!!!

  20. bronyr

    Oh my gosh!!!! Thank you for this beautiful clear recording of that legendary night.


    It would be lovely if you were able to post a cleaned-up version of Billy's interview with John :)

  21. Tony Sergakis

    Is that John Bonham with Billy?

  22. ᚺᚨᚾᛋ ᚹᚨᛚᛏᛖᚱ ᛃᚨᚲᛟᛒ

    The unique ❤️🎸

  23. Santiago Acevedo

    5:55 Rory'ed

  24. Mark Rogers

    Rory is brilliant as always & man those 70's Premier mahogany shells sound fantastic!

  25. tiponin23

    Beauty! Thank you for this!

  26. Michael O Brien

    Absolute Gold

  27. NiftyPlymouth

    Great stuff!!!

  28. john smith

    RIP Rory and Ted brilliant music always Rory

  29. diamondback

    Rory band total quality !!! Awesome ,Thank you.

  30. John Amaral

    Thanks RGb fan, top quality video, and sound, of Rory...what's not to like! Glad to see and hear it! Great to find "new" old recordings of the great Rory come out. Like 51,C10, V321. /:-)

  31. Martin Hasson

    Saint Patrick's Apostle

  32. Loesjeoneyear

    Super Rory * MY HERO!

  33. Paul Vale

    See his greatness lives on and JSYK he was included in Johnnie Walkers' Sounds of the Seventies juke box on Sunday (10.03.2019). Excellent post RGBF, thanks.


    Many thanks from Greece.Love Rory forever. R.I.P.

  35. Blues Rain

    Rory Gallagher All Right Now, Tyne Tees TV, Newcastle 1980💕

  36. AZ Mick


  37. MsLEHMANN69

    Finally a decent version of this recording on YT...many thanks to Rory Gallagherblues fan !!!

  38. Jay Downey


  39. Miss Led