Slaughter Me, Baby

from by The Deadly Gentlemen

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Slaughter Me, Baby
(G. Liszt)

Wake up.

You’ve got to wake up and work!

You’ve got to wake up and work,
But I mean that sucks,
What about love,
Why green back bucks?
I know you need them,
But if you’re lonely, bored,
Give it up and come with me,
Freedom is its own reward.

I’m on a mission demeaning,
I’m on a mission demanding,
Living a dream, a lie,
Living a misunderstanding,
You maybe kind,
You maybe the finest,
I’ll stay behind,
If you’ll slay me your highness.

Slaughter me baby,
Be good and be bad,
Whenever what ought to be
Just couldn’t be had,
Slaughter me,
Just slaughter me please,
Take my body,
Scatter it on the watery seas.

She was wise and fine,
She had eyes that shine,
I quipped quick
And I blinded her with lies that rhyme,
Then by the time I woke up she’d gone away,
At least it lasted till the dawn of day,
Every time I die I’m reborn in rapture,
I’ve still got my banjo on the morning after.

Slaughter me baby,
Be good and be bad,
Whenever what ought to be,
Just couldn’t be had,
Slaughter me,
Just slaughter me please,
Take my body,
Scatter it on the watery seas.

I promise someday you’re going to find me gone,
I count every second until it’s finally dawn,
My love to love’s like a drought to weather,
I’d go but if I do go,
I’ll be out forever.

You got to wake up and work.

Slaughter me baby,
Be good and be bad,
Whenever what ought to be,
Just couldn’t be had,
Slaughter me please,
Take my body,
Scatter it on the watery seas.

Freedom is its own reward.

credits

from Carry Me To Home, released June 22, 2011

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