I Hear You Paint Houses

Album: Sinematic (2019)
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  • Shall we take a little spin?
    To the dark side of town
    You went up against the mob
    And now the curtain's comin' down

    They ordered me to make the hit
    And there will be dust and bones
    They want him buried in the ground
    Where he never will be found

    I hear you paint houses
    You're a gun for hire
    I hear you paint houses
    Down to the wire

    I hear you paint houses
    Was all they had to say (was all I had to say)
    Some call it street justice (street justice)
    When they carry you away

    Hope my father up above
    Will forgive me for my sins
    He raised me up to know better
    But now the walls are closin' in

    I got caught up in this wicked world
    But it is the life I chose
    When you fall into the snake pit
    Where the emperor has no clothes

    I hear you paint houses
    You're a gun for hire
    I hear you paint houses
    Right down to the wire

    I hear you paint houses
    Was all they had to say (was all I had to say)
    Some call it street justice (street justice)
    When they carry you away

    I trusted him, he trusted me
    One of us made a big mistake
    When you cross the big boss
    You ain't gonna catch a break, no

    I got a bullet with your name on it
    And I've got a job to do
    The results ain't too pretty
    Puttin' the cement in your shoes

    I hear you paint houses
    A gun for hire
    I hear you paint houses (I hear you paint houses)
    Right down to the wire (right down to the wire)

    I hear you paint houses (houses)
    Was all they had to say (was all I had to say)
    Some call it street justice (call it street justice)
    When they carry you away (when they carry you away) Writer/s: Robbie Robertson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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