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Splinter Fish - Neighborood Thug

Inspired by an incident that Chuck had with the Albuquerque Police. This song was nearly always followed in live shows by Ole!.

Live RecordingsEdit

Neighborood Thug 900216 - 1:46 - Recorded at The Concrete Canoe in Las Cruces, NM on February 16, 1990.
Neighborhood Thug 900216
Neighborood Thug 900900 - 1:49 - Recorded to 4-track cassette at El Quinto Sol in Dixon, NM sometime in the fall of 1990.
Neighborhood Thug 900900

LyricsEdit

He's a man of steel
Behind a steering wheel
He's a real tough guy
With his radio and his eye-in-the-sky

Oh, Mr. Policeman
He's an example for all our children to admire
He's the front line defense against all the crime
That threatens us in these hard times

He's gotta be
A man of steel
But fear and uncertainty
That's what he feels
So don't contradict him
'Cause he's a walking contradiction
He's a smiling guy in the P.A.L.
But on the street he says "who the hell are you?"

Oh, Mr. Policeman
He isn't very old
And he's very very impressionable
But no one wants to pay for his training
To teach him how to handle stress

So he cracks
He cracks
He cracks
He cracks

And fear, that's what he feels
But he's gotta be a man of steel
And you can be polite
But he doesn't want to know the situation
He needs a vacation, some psych tests run
But it's much too late when he pulls his gun
Much too late when he pulls his gun
Much too late when he pulls his gun

He's really scared all the time
So when he's in power he creates the crime
Everyone's guilty 'til proven guilty
Everyone's guilty 'til proven guilty
Everyone's guilty 'til proven guilty
Everyone's guilty 'til proven guilty

He's the front line defense
In the war on drugs
But now he's become
The neighborhood thug
The neighborhood thug
The neighborhood thug

© 1989 Splinter Fish