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John North Wright – The Risk-Taker lyrics

The prosecutor cried “your honor!”
Let him learn to ride the bus!
And give up his fancy lifestyle
And live like the rest of us
Let him post a million-dollar bond
And call in twice each day
And serve to show the whole wide world
That crime just doesn’t pay

Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Or somewhere in between

He was working for the agency
Now there’s a payroll he must meet
And a hundred federal agents
Searching madly through the streets
Looking high and low for everyone
This risk-taker did cheat

He came over to these islands
Some seven years ago, I’m told
To start a corporation
That turned all he touched to gold
Somehow he had the influence
To use big names in its support
Those big five corporations
Who were never named in court

Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Or somewhere in between

He was out-scheming the agency
Now there’s chains upon his feet
And a hundred federal agents
Searching madly through the streets
Looking high and low for everyone
This risk-taker did cheat

The end smashed down so suddenly
When he tried to slash his wrists
All his big-time supporters were
Sailing distant ships into the mists
But all agreed his guilt was clear
From innumerable acts
As day by day the prosecution
Filled the media with new facts

Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Or somewhere in between

He was the wizard of his day
And now he’s faced with sure defeat
And a hundred federal agents
Searching madly through the streets
Looking high and low for everyone
This risk-taker did cheat

Good people of these islands
Who must soon decide his fate
Please listen to these simple words
From a man obsessed by hate
When you’re in good with the agency
You think your luck will always last
When you’re in bad with the agency
You’ll fall so far, so fast

Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Still remains to be seen
Guilty or innocent
Or somewhere in between

He was sleeping with the agency
Now there’s stains upon the sheets
And a hundred federal agents
Searching madly through the streets
Looking high and low for everyone
This risk-taker did cheat



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/john_north_wright/the_risk_taker.html

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