Red Hook

We do dumb things when we're young, don't we?

 

I was running with the
Red Hook crew
Had no money not a thing to do
I was running
With the Red Hook crew
No job no money not a thing to do

Found a store, it was an
Easy hit
Back street alley where the
Lamps weren't lit
Empty store it was
Such an easy hit
Back street alley where the
Lamps weren't even lit

Broke the window and we
Crawled on through
Guard surprised us with his 22
Broke the window
And we crawled on through
Guard surprised with his little popgun 22

Swung my crowbar and I
Hit his head
Gave a cry and then he
Fell down dead
Took my crowbar
Swung and hit his head
He gave a cry then he
Fell down stone cold dead

Little Johnny cried "What have you done?
Hear those sirens? We got to run"
Little Johnny cried "Lord, what have you done?
Sirens wailing, oh we got to run"

They got Frankie Daly, they got
Joe Magee, they got
Little Johnny but they
Ain't got me
Got Frankie Daly, got old
Joe Magee
Got Little Johnny but
So far, they ain't got me

Goodbye Red Hook, I'm
Western bound
Deep in Texas where I
Won't be found
Goodbye Red Hook, I'm
Western bound
Deep in Texas where I
Won't be found


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