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20 October, 2014 - RollingStone.com
Thirteen days after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft — the man behind offbeat, wisecracking country hits like "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)" and "It's Me Again, Margaret" — has died. He was 76 years old.  Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Reveals Inductees A former law school student whose unusually high IQ earned him a spot in the American Mensa society, Craft kicked off his songwriting career in the Sixties, quickly building up a catalog of sharply-worded songs that found the humor in heartbreak and the extraordinary in the everyday. He wrote most of his biggest hits — including Moe Bandy's "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life," which earned a Grammy nomination in 1977 — without any outside help, drawing a line between his own songwriting style and the more collaborative approach of Nashville's co-writing community. Craft didn't need a partner to help whittle his tunes into commercial shape. He did just fine on his own, with artists like the Eagles, Alison Krauss, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Skeeter Davis and Chet Atkins all covering his songs during Craft's half-century career.  The ability to create music that appealed to a wide audience — from bluegrass purists to honky-tonkers to country-rockers — might've had something to do with Craft's background. Raised in Tennessee, Arkansas and Virginia, he began traveling at an early age. After high school, Craft logged more than a half-decade with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and toured with Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys as a banjo player. It wasn't until he returned to western Tennessee in his mid-twenties that he began writing songs, sifting through his own experiences — and dreaming up plenty of imaginative fiction, too — for inspiration. Like Steve Martin and Shell Silverstein, he found a happy marriage between traditional roots music and mischievous comedy, although he always seemed to prize a good hook over a good joke.  Craft's health took a nosedive in the 2010s. Earlier this month, he made his final public appearance at Nashville's Music City Center, where he was to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. After posing with fellow inductees Gretchen Peters, Tom Douglas and John Anderson, though, Craft was rushed to the nearby St. Thomas Hospital. He never recovered, passing away less than two weeks later.  Related 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time 40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time 14 Simple Rules For Writing a Country Hit
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There ain't no need to cry no more
When you break my heart into twenty four
I'll pick up the pieces you left
If you think I'm coming back, well, don't hold your breath
I ain't your mister, 'cause I'm breakin' up with ya
Shoulda' laid down with your sister
Go now, here's my middle finger

Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Come on now!

Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Are you crazy?
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

There ain't no need to cry no more
When you break my heart into twenty four
I'll pick up the pieces you left
If you think I'm coming back, don't hold your breath
I ain't your mister, 'cause I'm breakin' up with ya
Shoulda' hooked up with your sister
Go now, here's my middle finger

Cause I'm hurting baby, hurting baby
Look what you did

Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

Yeah, I'm with my boys, hit the town
Let's go see what kind of chick knocks me out
Now I know that she wants me back
Nothing sounds more better than "Hit the road, Jack Jack"
Don't call me mister, girl I've broken up with ya
Love me now, my name is bigger
Girl, I'm giving you the finger

Cause I'm hurting baby, hurting baby
Look what you did

Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

No no no no no no
Sing it with me now!

[Bridge]
You don't understand
There's no second chance for us, baby
It's not a game, so why are you tryin' to play me
Now I gotta go, I'm not gonna stay and watch you cry

Cause I'm hurting baby, hurting baby
Look what you did

Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Are you crazy
Must be stupid if you think that we can start again
Are you joking, must be joking
You ain't laughin', I ain't smokin'
Must be crazy if you think that we can start again

No no no no no no
Hit the road, Jack
No no no no no no
Hit the road, Jack Jack