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Steely Dan – Don't Take Me Alive lyrics

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    Classic sniper gone insane scenario. A man is hole-up in a building. He has already shot one pedestrian (luckless), and is now surrounded by police and a hostile crowd. His crisis was caused by "crossing his old man," a reference to chronic paternal child abuse. The sniper would rather be killed by the police and those in the crowd than face the anger of his abusive father back in Oregon.
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