Album: Sandinista! (1980)
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  • "It ain't my fault
    It's six 'o'clock in the morning"
    He said
    As he came up out of the night

    When he found I had no coins to bum,
    He began to testify
    Born in a depression
    Born out of good luck
    Born into misery
    - In the back of a truck..

    I'm telling you this mister
    Don't be put off by looks
    I been in the ring and I took those right hooks

    Oh the loneliness
    Used to knock me out - harder than the rest

    And I've worked for breakfast
    'N I ain't had no lunch
    I been on delivery and received every punch

    Suddenly I noticed that it weren't quite the same
    Feel different one morning maybe it was the rain

    But everywhere I looked all over the city
    They're runnin' in an out of the bars
    Someone stopped for a pick-up driving one of those cars
    Why' see I always wanted one of those cars
    Long black 'n shiny an' pull up to the bars
    Honk your horn, put down your windows, push yer button,
    Hear it coming in
    You can say I can see the light... roll!
    Forward! Drive! Green lights! Green lights!
    Intersection city coming a running comeback home I run back
    Not that strong now
    Yes who's there now, can I help you? Calling Intel station light

    Did you put your money in? Yes I put it in
    It say go, I say go, she say go, so we say go
    'Cause I can see the light all night tonight this night right now
    Coming on forward motion across the ocean
    An' up the hills yeh boys let's strike for the hills
    While that petrol tank is full
    Gimme a push gimme a pull
    Gimme a llama gimme a mule
    Gimme a donkey or gimme a horse

    Down the avenue
    So fine
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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