Friday, August 21, 2015

You Wanna Ramble

Leave me. It's your life.
Oh, if you need someone killed,
I know what it costs.

"You Wanna Ramble," from the 1986 album "Knocked Out Loaded," was a great choice for the first track because it promised 40-odd minutes of solid rock n' roll. Too bad the next song was "They Killed Him." If I had to guess, I'd say it's about a man who realizes that his lover is leaving him, and rather than dealing with it, threatens to keep her around by force, and absolves himself of responsibility for whatever might happen next.

Well I told my baby
I said "Baby, I know
where you been
Well, I know who you are
And what league you played in"
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn.

Well, the night is so empty
So quit and still
For only fifteen
hundred dollars
You can have anybody killed
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn.

Well, I told my baby
Further down the line
I said, "What happens tomorrow
Is on your head, not mine"
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble
To the break of dawn
You wanna ramble

To the break of dawn.






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