Chordproc: Warren Zevon : Excitable Boy

Warren Zevon : Excitable Boy


  1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
  2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
  3. Excitable Boy
  4. Werewolves Of London
  5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
  6. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
  7. Veracruz
  8. Tenderness On The Block
  9. Lawyers Guns And Money

Johnny Strikes Up The Band

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) Dry your eyes my little friend
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) Let me take you by the hand
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) Freddie get ready rock steady
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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) They'll be rocking in the projects
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) Walking down along the strand
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) Freddie get ready rock steady
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the band
Break
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And Johnny is my main man
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He's the keeper of the keys
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He'll put your mind at ease
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He's guaranteed to please
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Back by popular demand
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) Look around, my little friend
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) Jubilation in the land
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) Freddie get ready rock steady
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the
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When Johnny strikes up the band
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. . .



Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner

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Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
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With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
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The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
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So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray
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Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
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With their fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
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For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
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They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese
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Roland the Thompson gunner...
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Roland the Thompson gunner...
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His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
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But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
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So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
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That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head
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Roland the headless Thompson gunner
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Norway's bravest son
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They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
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In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
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In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
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Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
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He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
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Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
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But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg
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Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
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Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
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Roland the headless Thompson gunner...(talkin' about the man)
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Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
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The eternal Thompson gunner, still wandering through the night
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Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
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In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
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Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun
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And bought it



Excitable Boy

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Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best,
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excitable boy, they all said.
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And he rubbed the pot roast all over his chest,
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excitable boy, they all said.
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Well, he's just an excitable boy.
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He took in the four a.m. show at the Clark,
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excitable boy, they all said.
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And he bit the usherette's leg in the dark,
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excitable boy, they all said.
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Well, he's just an excitable boy.
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Ooo, Wah, Ooo, Ooo excitable boy x2
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He took little Suzie to the junior prom,
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excitable boy, they all said. (excitable boy)
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And he raped her and killed her and he took her home,
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excitable boy, they all said. (excitable boy)
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Well, he's just an excitable boy.
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After ten long years, they let him out of the home,
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excitable boy, they all said. (excitable boy)
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And he dug up her grave and made a cage with her bones,
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excitable boy, they all said. (excitable boy)
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Well, he's just an excitable boy.
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Ooo, Wah, Ooo, Ooo excitable boy x4



Werewolves Of London

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I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
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Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
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He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's
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Going to get a big dish of beef chow mein
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
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You better not let him in
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Little old lady got mutilated late last night
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Werewolves of London again
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent
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Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
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You better stay away from him
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He'll rip your lungs out, Jim
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Ha, I'd like to meet his tailor
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo
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Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
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Doing the werewolves of London
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I saw Lon Chaney Jr. walking with the Queen
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Doing the werewolves of London
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I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
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His hair was perfect
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
Draw blood
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Ah-ooooo
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Ah-ooooo, werewolves of London
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Ah-ooooo



Accidentally Like A Martyr

Capo VI
Here's the little lick afte "already mine"...
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The phone don't ring No, no
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And the sun refused to shine
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Never thought I'd have to pay so dearly
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For what was already mine
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For such a long, long time
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We made mad love, shadow love
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Random love and abandoned love
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Accidentally like a martyr
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The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder
The days slide by Should have done, should have done, we all sigh Never thought I'd ever be so lonely After such a long, long time Time out of mind We made mad love Shadow love Random love And abandoned love Accidentally like a martyr The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder
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Nighttime In The Switching Yard

Nighttime in the switching yard Get it out on the mainline Listen to the rhythm of the train go by Listen to the train whistle whine Nighttime in the switching yard See that train... The midnight train runs both ways Do it Doot dat doot dat doot dadoot Listen to the train whistle whine Listen to the train Listen to the track



Veracruz

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I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
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I heard Maria crying
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Late last night I heard the news
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That Veracruz was dying
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Veracruz was dying
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Someone called Maria's name
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I swear it was my father's voice
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Saying, "If you stay, you'll all be slain
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You must leave now, you have no choice
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Take the servants and ride west
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Keep the child close to your chest
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When the American troops withdraw
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Let Zapata take the rest"
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I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
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I heard Maria call-ing
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Vera-cruz is dying,
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And Cuerna - vaca's falling"
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Aquel dia yo jure (On that day I swore)
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Hacia el puerto volvere, (To the port I will return)
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Aunque el destino cambio mi vida, (Even though destiny changed my life)
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En Veracruz morire (In Veracruz I shall die)
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Aquel dia yo jure (On that day I swore)
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I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
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I heard them in the har-bor
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Saying Vera - cruz was dying



Tenderness On The Block

Capo IV
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Mama, where's your pretty little girl tonight? Trying to run before she can walk, that's right
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She's growing up, she has a young man waiting
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She's growing up, she has a young man waiting
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Wide-eyes, she'll be street-wise
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To the lies and the jive talk
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She'll find true love
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And tenderness on the block
Daddy, don't you ask her when she's coming in And when she's home don't ask her where she's been She's going out, she has a young man waiting She's going out, can't keep her young man waiting She'll be okay, let her have her day 'Cause it's a long way, it's a long walk But she'll find true love And tenderness on the block I know how much it hurts to see her go She has a mind of her own, you know She's all grown up, she has a young man waiting She's all grown up, she has a young man waiting She was wide-eyed, now she's street-wise To the lies and the jive talk But she'll find true love And tenderness on the block She'll find true love And tenderness on the block



Lawyers Guns And Money

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I went home with a waitress,
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the way I always do
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How was I to know?
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She was with the Russians too
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I was gambling in Havana,
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I took a little risk
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Send lawyers, guns, and money,
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and get me out of this
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I m the innocent bystander,
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but somehow I got stuck
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Between a rock and a hard place,
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and I m down on my luck
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Yes, I m down on my luck,
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yes, I m down on my luck
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I'm hiding in Honduras,
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I'm a desperate man
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Send lawyers, guns, and money,
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the shit has hit the fan
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x3
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Send lawyers, guns, and money, huh
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Send lawyers, guns, and money, huh
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Send lawyers, guns, and money, hey
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Send lawyers, guns, and money, oh