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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – C.I.A. lyrics

Sometimes the rain upon the sea
Can make the gray look green to me
And when I'm into all that gray
I'll make the morning last all day

And when I've been down to New South Wales
And both my brothers've been in jail
Ah, but my sister, she got free
Now she's across that great gray sea

Now I've been hard, too hard to find
But there's no paranoia in my mind
There've been no comrades dropping dimes
It's just I'm working overtime

And I know that in the end
I'll come clean to all my friends
'Cause we all know we all have sinned
And we all know we're going to again

And when I was late in checking in
And I couldn't say where I'd been
Well, I bet you knew
'Cause you sometimes do
And here we go 'round again

See, Molly always knows just what to bring
When Reb's in town, she always rings
You wanna know what Tommy has to say?
Is Terre feeling better these days?

You can ask, take a look
We're all pretty open books
What I stand for, I mostly stand behind
And what I am, I mostly can't hide

And when we were late in getting in
We couldn't say where we'd been
But maybe you knew
Like you sometimes do
I've got no need to pretend

But C. I. A.
Only you know what you've done

My father works from 6 to 8
And he ain't given up his faith
And so I haven't given up myself
Though I sure could use a little help

Now it don't take the writing of a song
To tell you what I was doing in '01
Buy what I fear that I might never see
Is where you were back in '73

And why Mal, he ain't around
Or if Everardo was ever found
Or why Frankie says
That history's race is run
When we all know it's just erased
By those who've won

And when I was late in weighing in
And I couldn't say where I'd been
Well, you thought you knew
Like you sometimes do
But you got it wrong again

But C. I. A.
Only you know what you've done
C. I. A.
Only you know what you've done

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