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The Wrong Way

This song is by TV on the Radio and appears on the album Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004) and on the single New Health Rock (2004).

Woke up in a magic nigger movie
With the bright lights pointed at me as a metaphor
Teachin' folks the score
About patience, understanding, agape babe
And sweet sweet amour

When I realized where I was did I stand up and testify
Oh, fist up signify
Or did I show my soft shoe
Maybe teach 'em a boogaloo
Busy playin the whore

Oh, loiterers united
Indivisible by shame
Hungry for those diamonds
Served on little severed bloody brown hands
Oh, the bling drips
Oh, the bling drips down
Fallin' just like rain

I don't wanna cast pearls to swine
I don't wanna march peacefully
No no no no no no no no no new negro politician
Is stirring
Is stirring
Is stirring inside me

No, there's nothing inside me
But an angry heart beat
Can you feel this heart beat?

Oh, fear we're fallin' off
Oh, terror we're pained
Oh, hunger we're stavin' off
Roasted vermin sustain
This shit will have to sustain

Shootin' doves from off balconies
They wanna shackle the lame
By now you know their game

Little niña arose
Went to stand by her payphone
Waited for her caller to ring, said
"Ask me anything."

I just asked for Her
I just asked for her to say so
And with her permission
I'm gonna take liberty
And I'm tellin' you to take it too
'Cause it's right there in front of you

Hey, desperate youth!
Oh, blood thirsty babes!
Oh your guns are pointed
Your guns are pointed the wrong way
Your guns are pointed the wrong way


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