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No Doubt – Gangsters lyrics

(originally recorded by the Specials)
Performed live by No Doubt

Why must you record my phone calls
Are you planning a bootleg lp
You said you've been threatened by gangsters
Now it's you that's threatening me

Can't fight corruption with con tricks.
The youth, they love to commit crime
I dread, dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in gangster times
Don't call me skaface...

Don't interrupt while I'm talking
Or they'll confiscate all your guitars
A catch-22 says if I sing a tune
They will make me an overnight star

Don't offer a single protection
The youth, they love to commit crime
I dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in real gangster times

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