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I'm ridin' through the middle of some godforsaken town
Dark figures from the shadows, they're tryin' to cut me down
Some hero of the hour, needs a rival of some kind
So don't talk to me right now, I've got survival on my mind

It might seem a little strange to you
But babe, I got some things to do
Things for me that just can't wait
Don't let your love turn to hate

I got nothin' in the world against you, babe
It's gonna be a rough night out tonight
I got a feelin I'm fightin' for my life

Some street gang in the alley is tryin' to tan my hide
I give 'em all my money but they're still not satisfied
They're makin' up names but it don't reflect on you
So don't bother me I'm tryin' to make 'em, see my point of view

It might seem a little strange to you
But babe, I got some things to do
Things for me that just can't wait
Don't let your love turn to hate

I got nothin' in the world against you, babe
It's gonna be a rough night out tonight
I know the kung fu, I'm fightin' for my life

They say those silly phantoms, are only in your mind
But I swear that even some of them get out from time to time
Some are rough and some are rowdy, some are fast to make the scene
But the ones that move so slow, they're the ones that treat you mean

It might seem a little strange to you
But babe, I got some things to do
Things for me that just can't wait
Don't let your love turn to hate

I got nothin' in the world against you, babe
It's gonna be a rough night out tonight
I better meditate, I'm fightin' for my life

Well, I used to read the Bible and Paradise Lost
Now it looks like everybody's been gettin' double-crossed
I don't mean to crash the cymbals, I don't mean to beat the drum
I don't wanna waste your time, you know I'd rather save you some

It might seem a little strange to you
But babe, I got some things to do
Things for me that just can't wait
Don't let your love turn to hate

I got nothin' in the world against you, babe
It's gonna be a rough night out tonight
My eyes are open, I'm fightin' for my life



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