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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Abner Louima V. Gov. Pete Wilson lyrics

Get down, turn around,
Skinny Boy is on his knees;
And I can't figure out
What I need to do to please you.

There's a man in Brooklyn
Who police are messing up 'til dawn,
While The Man in California gives them semi-automatic guns.

And we can't even function
When we're not in a band.

I'm not eating well (as if I didn't have the time),
And I don't do pharmaceuticals, so I got no excuse for the crime,

But they're eating them in Brooklyn
And the hot California sun,
When police in California get their semi-automatic guns.

And how many rounds will they get off
Before you get up your hands?

Oh, we can't even function
When we're not in a band.

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