"Thela Hun Ginjeet" as written by Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Charles Levin....
Well, first of all,
I couldn't even see his face.
I couldn't see his face.
He was holding a gun in his hand.
Umm, I was thinking
This is a dangerous place
This is a dangerous place

I said, "I'm nervous as hell from this stuff.
I thought those guys were going to kill me for sure.
They ganged up on me like that.
I couldn't believe it.
Look, I'm still shakin'.
Weird.
There out in the streets like that.
It's a dangerous place.
It's a dangerous place."

So, suddenly, these two guys appear in front of me.
They stopped.
Real aggressive.
Start at me, you know.
"What's that?" "What's that on that tape?"
What do you got there?"
I said, "huh?"
They said, "What are you talking into that for?"
I said, "It's just a tape, you know"
"Well play it for me"
I said "oh, no"
I put it off as long as I could.
And finally they turned it on, you know
They grabbed it from me.
Took it away from me.
Turned it on.
And it said, "He held a gun in his hand. This is a dangerous place."
They said, "What dangerous place?" "What gun?" "You're a policeman!"
And the deeper I talked, the worse I got into it.
I talked, I told him, I said, "Look man, I'm not talkin'"
It went on forever.
Anyway, I finally unbuttoned my shirt, and said,
"look, look, I'm in this band, you know, I'm in this band you know,
and we're makin' a recording, you know.
It's about New York City, it's about crime in the streets.
"The explanation was going nowhere, but,
Finally, they just kinda let me go, I don't know why.
So I walk around the corner,
and I'm like shakin' like a leaf,
and I thought, "This is a dangerous place"

Who should appear, but two policeman.


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"Thela Hun Ginjeet" as written by Anthony Charles Levin Adrian Belew

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  • +2
    My OpinionAt the risk of pissing some of you off in my first post, you people who think KC lost it's way after the departure of Sinfield, are simply NOT true KC aficionados. You are stuck in the Court of the Crimson King era while KC has moved on.

    KC's best work from the early period is without a doubt the album "RED" and it was done with only 3 remaining band members and WITHOUT Sinfield. when the band was about to break up.

    If you want to understand KC, you need to understand Fripp and to do that it helps to read Eric Tamm's biography of Fripp. All that Sinfield ever contributed were obscure lyrics and lyrics are NOT what KC was about at the time, nor is it what KC is about today.
    beammeupscotty2on July 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, and the title is an acronym for "heat in the jungle"
    MrJunkpileon March 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCorrection: its on the Discipline album.
    MrJunkpileon March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes, the absence of sinfield DID make it a much less poetic and powerless band, but fripp's humour still spurts out from every note, word and lyric.
    -nothing on sinfield tho. he's still the greatest of them all together with hammil and the gabriel people-
    Firewitchon October 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere is a great retelling from the horse's mouth -- Belew explains the full story of Thela Hun Ginjeet in his blog:
    elephant-blog.blogspot.com/2007/04/…
    zorgoniteon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentodd. Where'd you get this, ruben?
    Conscious Shadowon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one's from the Red album. It's a chronicle by Adrian Belew of how he got mugged on his way to the studio that same day. When he walked into the studio and started telling his bandmates about it, Robert Fripp turned the recorder on and they put the music in afterwards.
    MrJunkpileon March 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrection: anagram not acronym
    bongoon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMusic - style matches the title well.
    drds63on March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeat in the jungle -- unrest in the "jungle" that is the city.
    CuteSparkinaon May 10, 2005   Link

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