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Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners

The Old Man's Shoes

Janis Ian

People trying to mess with my security
Nobody knows what you really mean to me
I got angels to the right and to the left of me
Ain't gonna stagger home no more

It's apparent from the night that you've been dreaming too
You need a warrant for the right to be scheming like you do
There ought to be a law against falling for you
Who's gonna play surrender now

I said thank you a lot for your big mountain top
but it ain't gonna worry me no more
Do what you will if it gives you a thrill
Take what you can when you can can, my man
Take it on the lam, Sam
Don't look back, man
at the sand in the old man's shoes

Me and Roberta we're gonna get real clean
Put on our high heeled shoes and make the scene
Dance until the music and the lights turn green
Stay until the moon gets new

Roberta she looks just like a foreign movie star
She like for you to push, but don't push too far
Anyway where's the rush, why do you wanna be so hard
Who's gonna play pretender now

Chorus

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