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Play It Safe - The Song

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Music and lyrics by Iggy Pop and David Bowie.

Thanks to Toby Germano for bringing this song to my attention, and thanks to the bitching RobotMonster for the lyrics (and Dan Gallo for the corrections).

Lyrics

Say Ta
Eisenhower saw the thing
oh
oh
He said this is sickening
oh
I swear I saw the very thing
oh
I saw it in America
 
Let's play safe
I never knew how
How to play safe
You told me how
How to play safe
A thousand times
 
I don't believe in fairies any more
 
Today I saw a very very thing
But that's another song
You're too simple minded
Let's play it safe
 
What do we have in common?
(it was a real thing)
Play it safe
 
What do we have in common?
Play it safe
I'll tell you something safe
 
I want to be a criminal
Play it safe
Oh I wanna be a criminal
 
I want to be a criminal
Play it safe
well it's that real thing inside a criminal mind
 
What do we have in common?
Play it safe
that keeps me goin' all the time
 
What do we have in common?
Play it safe
that very very thing I find so sublime
 
I want to be a criminal
Play it safe
and I wanna know
 
I wanna know
 
I want to be a criminal
Play it safe
and I wanna know
 
I wanna know
I wanna know
 
What do we have in common?
Play it safe
rockin' and reelin' like Al Capone
 
What do we have in common?
(slippin' and slidin' like Joey Gallo)
and I wanna know
 
I wanna be a criminal
(movin' and groovin' with a Son of Sam)
Play it safe
 
I wanna be a criminal
(splish splash I was Jim Jones)
Play it safe

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