Mr. Raffles (Man it Was Mean)

Album: The Best Years of Our Lives (1975)
Charted: 13
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  • Man, it was mean to be seen in the robes you wore for Lent
    You must've known that it was Easter
    There for a while, in your smile, I could see Mexico blood
    Say this is true, I was a teaser
    There were a thousand man-eaters being exchanged for Pesetas
    Man, it was hard not to laugh out loud
    I couldn't believe the size of the crowd
    You must have fooled them into coming
    Wow! There were women and children, too
    They would have hanged us if they knew
    I think I know for certain
    Inside you sniggered so hearty, you only came for the party
    Man, it was mean, it was mean, man, it was mean

    Remember the time, what a time, we had down in Barcelona
    After you'd been slaying babies
    There, for a time, I was fooled by your disguises
    But I never thought of smashing rules
    You wore the yellow bandana and gave out Heavenly Manna
    Then in Amsterdam you were perfect fun
    You never let on you had a gun
    And then you shot that Spanish Dancer
    The speed at which we ran for a mile or two
    They would have crucified us if they knew
    I think I know for certain
    Inside you sniggered so hearty, we only killed for the party
    Man, it was mean, it was mean, man, it was mean

    You think you're important and clever
    I tell you now where that's at
    You can be this way forever and ever
    Sooner or later you'll fall

    Man, show me something I've never seen
    You're only real in your Dream Machine
    And all your games are a little drastic
    Just throw me out if I get obscene
    But that's the way that I've always been
    I think I know for certain
    Inside you sniggered so hearty, we're only living a party
    Man, it was mean, it was mean, man, it was mean

    Ooh ooh we're having a party, ooh ooh we're having a party .... Writer/s: STEVE HARLEY
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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