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I got 88 reasons to wake up and smile
Took 88 steps to walk that lonely mile
took 88 knocks upon you r front door
It was the 88th time you told me you don't love me no more
So I took 88 bullets, put them in my gun
took seven to drop her, now there's 81
Let one off in the air to know I was alive
few more for the neighbor now there's 75
I started running when I heard those boys in blue
By the time we hit Main St I had 62
there's Seven cops down and Im feeling pretty fine
Couple more shots rang out, now there's 59
Four pigs followed me down a dead end,
Took Two with One Shot, and the other two took ten
there's 48 slugs left and I'm just getting warmed up
Three more for the officer and six more for his Pups
Now I'm feeling the soul, of every man alive
15 for the rookie and the old man took Nine
And Im laughing now as i hear those sirens scream
14 left for the fuzz, the last ones for me
Took 13 shots to get the last ones wheels
Young man got out to draw his gun, but I'd already shot to kill
and I saw it catch him right between the eyes
I smiled hard and shot... I wouldn't let 'em take me alive


from American Murder Ballads, released May 22, 2017



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