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Brad Kane – One Jump Ahead lyrics

Gotta keep one jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford, that's everything
One jump ahead of the lawmen, that's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

Riffraff, street rat, scoundrel, take that
Just a little snack, guys, rip him open, take it back, guys
I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Abu, who?

Oh, it's sad Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one man rise in crime
I'd blame parents except he hasn't got 'em
Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time

One jump ahead of the slowpokes, one skip ahead of my doom
Next time gonna use a nom de plume
One jump ahead of the hit men, one hit ahead of the flock
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

Stop, thief, vandal, outrage, scandal
Let's not be too hasty, still, I think he's rather tasty
Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Otherwise we'd get along, wrong

One jump ahead of the hoof beats, vandal
One hop ahead of the hump, street rat
One trick ahead of disaster, scoundrel
They're quick, but I'm much faster, take that
Here goes, better throw my hand in wish me happy landing
All I gotta do is jump

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