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Artist:Warren Zevon
Taken from the album Mr Bad Example by Warren Zevon
Album:Mr Bad Example
Track:Mr Bad Example
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Views:243
 
Lyrics:Warren Zevon/Jorge Calderon)

I started as an altar boy working at the
church
Learning all my holy moves doing some research
Which led me to a cash box labelled
"Children's Fund"
I'd leave the change and tuck the bills inside my cumberbund

I got
a part-time job at my father's carpet store
Laying tackless stripping and housewives by the
score
I loaded up their furniture and took it to Spokane
Auctioned off every last
naugahyde divan

I'm very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins
I keep a busy
schedule trying to fit them in
I'm proud to be a glutton and I don't have time for
sloth
I'm greedy and I'm angry and I don't care who I cross

CHORUS
I'm Mr. Bad
Example, intruder in the dirt
I llike to have a good time and I don't care who gets
hurt
I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me
I'll live to be a hundred and go down in
history

Of course I went to law school and got a law degree
And counselled all my
clients to plead insanity
Then worked in hair replacement swindling the bald
Where very
few are chosen, fewer still are called

Then on to Monte Carlo play chemin de fer
I
threw away the fortune I made transplanting hair
I put my last few francs down on a
prostitute
Who took me up to her room to perform the flag salute

Whereupon I stole
her passport and her wig
And headed for the airport and the midnight flight, you
dig?
Fourteen hours later I was down in Adelaide
Looking through the want ads sipping
Foster's in the shade

I opened up an agency somewhere down the line
To hire
aboriginals to work the opal mines
But I attached their wages and took a whopping cut
And
whisked away their workman's comp and pauperized the lot

CHORUS

I bought a
first class ticket on Malaysian Air
Landed in Sri Lanka none the worse for wear
I'm
thinking of retiring from all my dirty deals
See you in the next life, wake me up for
meals
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