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Somebody's Watching You
by Sly and the Family Stone

pretty pretty pretty as a picture
witty witty witty as you can be
blind cause your eyes see only glitter
closed to the things that make you free

ever stop to think about a downfall
happens at the end of every line
just when you think you’ve pulled a fast one
happens to the foolish all the time

somebody’s watching you (4’xs)

games are to played with toys etcetera
love is to be made when you’re for real
ups and downs are caused by life in general
some are yours no matter how you feel

shady as a lady in a mustache
feelings camouflaged by groans and grins
secrets have a special way about them
moving to and fro among your friends

somebody’s watching you (4’xs)

live it up today if you want to
live it down tomorrow afternoon
sunday school don’t make you cool forever
neither does the silver of your spoon

the nicer the nice the higher the price
this is what you pay for what you need
the higher the price the nicer the nice
jealous people like to see you bleed

somebody’s watching you (4x’s and fades out)



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  • U
    UnregisteredJun 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    Yes, this seem to be a song about the use of cocaine and how it masks one's self; how at the end of every line, there is a downfall/destruction of yourself, the nicer the nice is the cost to get that same effect you initially knew, the silver spoon, the costly 'tools' of the use doesn't make you really cool and ultimately you get exposed. All the while, somebody's watching you. That's what I think.

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