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    "Restless Youth" Lyrics

    Ian Hunter

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    (ian hunter)

    He's much the same as anyone - he don't do what he's told
    He got hostile on his school report - and he leaves his mother cold
    His father owned a bakery - one day they found him hanged
    It ain't good to be free in little italy - his son's the leader of the gang

    Restless youth - restless youth
    Restless youth - restless youth

    He soon found out he could not work - the money was no good
    This child of the city hit the welfare kitty - did
    some runnin' for the hoods

    And the logic of the street was such - that everything was bent
    There's a lot of white collars - stealing government
    dollars - wouldn't notice
    Such a little percent.


    Now I went to his graduation - in some brooklyn overnight jail
    He said he was a member of the rock'n roll nation -
    but his face was drawn 'n pale
    They gave him a suspended sentence - 'n he got straight on the phone
    Called a big, big, man with a miami tan 'n said
    "hi I'm al capone - the 2nd restless youth"


    Now his first hit came at seventeen - his second was his last
    Some dealer ran screaming from the scene - as the bullets whistled past
    'n the cop that killed him shook his head 'n said "i swear the truth
    When I know it was some old, old man 'n not a restless youth."


    Now the moral of this story is that all he saw was greed
    Legal, illegalities 'n all them politician thieves
    Good people of the u.s.a. if you want your kids to grow
    Then check your harvest carefully - don't reap; before you sow

    This song was submitted on March 10th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Ian Hunter.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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