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There's a body in the bay
The cops are taking it away
They said this case was closed
It only shows that you never know

So who are they going to get when the trouble's got to stop
Here's my card I'm the continental op

Jane Doe in the bay, now that's exhibit "A"
Bloodstains on the dress, of the millionaires
But I saw you leaving town, I'm gonna have to track you down
You've slipped through the web and you might have dodged the feds
But who are they going to get when you've outfoxed the cops
Here's my number I'm the continental op

I'm the continental op
Call the agency, we never close
First consultation is free
Check my reputation, check my pose
But first you ought to check my fee

There's a menace on the streets, offering infants' sweets
Don't give this man a ride, lock your car from the inside
He's suspect No. 1, but I guess his race is run
He left a set of prints, he's not so smart as he thinks

'Cause who are they gonna get when you've outfoxed the cops
Here's my card I'm the continental op

'Cause who are they gonna get when you've outfoxed the cops
Here's my badge I'm the continental op



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