Take it From the Source

Album: Labour Day (1988)
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  • I was sitting in Bazil's with a friend and coffee
    Thinking the world a fine place to be
    When the man on my right got up to leave
    And left a piece of his mind with me

    He said, "faggots like you should be put in asylums"
    Tell me, who takes the blame
    For his being scared, so unaware
    That he'd fire his fear without an ounce of shame

    Whatever happened to love thy neighbor?
    Nothing more than a worn out cliché
    Are all men created equal or has this too become passé?
    You don't need to open your mouth for me to read your lips
    I can follow the language displayed on your finger tip

    They don't look before they leap
    And they don't think before they speak
    They just sharpen their tongues on you and me
    Spit poison darts between perfect teeth

    You've got to take it from the source
    And look at where it's coming from
    You're got to take it from the source
    They're only wasted words on me

    I guess I just don't measure up
    Strayed from the straight and narrow road
    So you lock me up, throw away the key
    'Cause I don't live by your dress code

    Well that's okay, I've heard it before
    You can open the wound I feel no pain
    I don't need an armor suit
    'Cause you're the one with the ball and chain

    And they don't look before they leap
    And they don't think before they speak
    They just sharpen their tongues on you and me
    Spit poison darts between perfect teeth

    You've got to take it from the source
    And look at where it's coming from
    You're got to take it from the source
    They're only wasted words on me

    And they don't look before they leap
    And they don't think before they speak
    They just sharpen their tongues on you and me
    Spit poison darts between perfect teeth

    You've got to take it from the source
    And look at where it's coming from
    You're got to take it from the source
    They're only wasted words Writer/s: Alison Kelly, Hugh Mcmillan, Jeff Mann
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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