Meanest Man

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Stephen William Bragg (born 20 December 1957) — known as Billy Bragg — is an English alternative rock musician and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. His music career has lasted more than thirty years. more »


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If the folks next door to me weren't so good 
I'd do all the mean things anybody could 
I'd drink and I'd gamble and I'd louse around 
I'd be the meanest man in this whole town 

If I hadn't seen the light in that old lady's eyes 
I'd try to be a man you would hate and despise 
I'd rave and I'd rant and I'd scream and yell 
And I'd chase my neighbors from here to hell 

If I hadn't heard those kids laugh playing games 
I'd have nervous fits, I'd go insane 
I'd turpentine cats and tin can dogs 
I'd smother people to death inside of hollow logs 

If the people around me wasn't so nice 
I'd freeze my heart into a cake of ice 
Steal money from soldiers and working folks too 
I'd lend you a dollar and take back two 

If my wife didn't kiss me the way she does 
I'd carry four or five daggers and three or four guns 
I'd shoot craps and ramble and hang out late 
I'd steal baby buggies and Cadillac Eights 

If my friends didn't write me those letters I get 
I'd be a dictator, the worse one yet 
I'd be the only smart bird, you'd all be fools 
Send you all away to war and I'd stay home and rule 

If it wasn't for them songs I hear you all sing 
I'd put a crown on my dome and I'd say I'm your king 
I'd kidnap some and blackmail others 
I'd peddle black market stuff and rob sisters and brothers 

If it weren't for your talking I hear on the street 
I'd be the orneriest man that you ever did meet 
I'd preach the gospel of hate and I'd drink your blood 
But I can't be this bad because my folks are too good 
No I can't be this bad because my folks are too good

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