Album: You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic (1979)
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    Vestal Virginia, ain't got a bad thought in ya, you're a bastard
    Mean as a killer, instinct that's within ya, you're a bastard.
    Laughs like a drain and it messes up my brain
    'cause you know I like the pain of never knowing
    Space cow I'll chew the bad blood running through ya
    Kiss you as you hit the floor 'cause you don't even know that you're a bastard

    There's a crisis in the kitchen
    But that don't stop you bitchin', you're a bastard
    You got that Yellow jacket touch,
    With the stings that hurt so much, you're such a bastard
    Flirting in the shadows, aiming all those little arrows,
    You're as shallow as the gallows you got me in to. (yeah)
    Voodoo dolls gonna line the room, handcuffs glinting in the gloom,
    One day you'll find that hidden door, inside everyone screams that you're a bastard.
    (you're such a)

    You twist me til I'm lame, then you spin the coin again, you're such a bastard
    You're so naturally perverse, you ain't even gotta rehearse, you're such a bastard
    Fly like a witch, without running in some pitch
    Why don't you break the switch that takes me over
    My prison is your brain, your prisoner's insane
    Forgot all the keys, you can break the chains
    But you don't even take the blame you bastard.

    (Bastard, bastard) I'm enjoying that lately, you know just the beginnings

    The agony and the ecstasy meeting at the middle of my mouth
    The agony and the ecstasy can't spit it out.
    Sometimes on a rainy day I draw you.
    Hope for love. Writer/s: IAN HUNTER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Michael Smith from Franklin, Ohio This is a badass song!
  • Ed from Canton, OhGreat guitar riff and Ian's signature laid back vocals
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