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Lyr Add: It Ain't Safe

Jim Dixon 02 Jan 12 - 11:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IT AIN'T SAFE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 11:51 AM

This was requested in an old thread, along with some other songs, but it's best for it to have its own thread.

George Jackson/Sean Carter
As sung by John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers on "Blues for the Lost Days" (2008)

Baby, you know I'd do anything in this world for you.
I know I'm askin' you, girl, for one thing: that's for you to be true.
Just don't let me catch you doin' wrong, 'cause I'll tell you, I'm playin' for keeps.
It's better walkin' a live wire with a wet suit on than to have to, have to tangle with me.

'Cause it don't pay; it ain't safe, oh, to mess over me, oh, no.

It's safer to pull hair from a tiger's tail with just your bare hands
Than for me to ever catch you foolin' 'round with another man.
It's safer for you to sit on a sack o' dynamite in the dark an' strike that match
Than for you to pull a fast one on me, baby, when you know I don't go for that.

It don't pay, 'cause it ain't safe, oh, to mess over me, oh, no.

It's safer to shave a' alligator with a piece o' broken glass
Than to try and drag me down when I get good an' mad.
It's safer for you to try to choke a gorilla with a worn-out shoestring
Than for you to ever cause me any heartache an' pain.

'Cause it don't pay; it ain't safe, oh, to mess over me, oh, no.

Yeah, don't do it.
Yeah, don't do it.
Oh, it hurts.
It's safer to jump in shark-infested water with cement boots on.
It's safer bein' pushed out of an airplane without a parachute on your back.
You know it'd be better for you to walk across a bed of hot coals in your bare feet
Than be messin' me up.
It's safer stickin' your head in a bee's nest with sweet honey all over ya.
Whoa, no.
I don't know.
Don't do it. [FADE]

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