Carpetbaggers

Album: Acid Tongue (2008)
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  • They come to town when the war is over
    Dirty boots in the middle of the night
    Trolling the bars, hitting on the soldiers
    Boys give it up without a fight
    They say, ?Hey, boy, how about your place?
    I know you really want to take me home?
    Drop the bags off on the bedroom floor
    They make love with the lights on, saying

    ?I?m a carpetbagger, baby
    I?m coming to your town
    I?m going to treat you kind (woo-hoo)
    I?m going to rob you blind (woo-hoo)
    I?ll smile all the time
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah

    Sally could have had any one of the boys
    But she couldn?t love no one she could not control
    Friend of mine and her got married
    I don?t hear too much from them anymore
    Last I heard, he had a rope around his neck
    Dragging around the grocery store
    Carrying her bags and pushing down the aisles
    Saying, ?I ain?t got no home in this world anymore?

    ?I?m a carpetbagger, baby
    I?m coming to your town
    I?m going to treat you kind (woo-hoo)
    I?m going to rob you blind (woo-hoo)
    I?ll smile all the time
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah

    They come to town when the party?s over
    Books been written and truths been tried
    They?ll take it all if the door?s left open
    Steal the nose right from under your eyes

    Singing, ?I?m a carpetbagger, baby
    I?m coming to your town
    I?m going to treat you kind (woo-hoo)
    I?m going to rob you blind (woo-hoo)
    I?ll smile all the time
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah
    Whoa, yeah Writer/s: Johnathan Rice
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jon from Tower, MnI think Costello adds a lot of energy to the song. Compare versions on Youtube with and without him.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnCostello's voice is horrible in this song, thank heaven Jenny can carry a tune!
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