Call The Police

from by Robert Childs Elastic Band

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lyrics

CALL THE POLICE (Words and Music - Robert Childs)

Your safety is due to a big man in blue
I learned that from my drinking cup
I know it must be true because a big man in blue
Arrested me and locked me up.
He said it was for my own protection
And how can I doubt his word?
My momma told me all about law and order
And this is what I heard

Chorus
Call The Police
Call The Police
I know I'm asking for the world
But I just want some peace
Call The Police

You're made to feel a fool when you break elementary rules
You'd like to rip'em up and start again
But you're kept back inside to learn the rules of homicide
With a cut to the back of the hand.
The temptation is short, the crack of shattering chalk
Is the only whimper heard.
Life can be fine, it's a wavering line
That's rubbed out on the learning curve.

Chorus

The first rule I learnt was to never get burnt
By the hellfire family
Who fill you with hope in their visions of utopia
And chain you to your misery
But if you try to kill the children of evil
With their heads full of ideals and dreams
The mafia in your mind whispers it's a crime
And the demon in your spirit screams

Chorus

And all I want to do is just indulge myself
And all I want to do is just indulge myself
And all I want to do is just indulge myself

It's for your own good the images harped
In their visions of the fruits of life
It's for your own good the voices in me chanted
As I indulged my family and wife
It's for your own good the man in blue said
As they dragged me through the doors of the cell
They meant that much to me I just had to set them free
As their lonely voices yelled

Chorus

And all I got to do is just indulge myself
And all I got to do is just indulge myself
And all I got to do is just indulge myself

The mind police control you
The heart police attack
Image police dispense disease
Like a nymphomaniac
Memory cops can shoot on sight
Planning cops can maul
But the fashion squad
They think they're god
And they're the worst of all
Call The Police
Call The Police
I know I'm asking for the world
But I just want release
Call The Police
Call The Police
I know I'm asking for the world
But I just want relief
Call The Police
Call The Police
I know I'm asking for the world
But I just want some peace.

credits

from Revenge, released April 20, 1994
Robert Childs - vocals; guitar; tambourine
George Will - bass
Ren Forsaith - drums
Adrian Miller - keyboard
Julia Elsbeth - Harmonica
Ben Ford-Davies - electric guitar
Sean Mangan - mandolin

Engineer - Geoff Prideaux
Recorded at The Sound Workshop, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia.
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits.

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Robert Childs Australia

Robert Childs wrote his first song when he was about 10, continued writing and made a couple of demo albums before he founded SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) in 1987. He released his debut album Revenge (with the Robert Childs Elastic Band) in 1994. He was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for his services to music in 2004. ... more

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