"Deadfall" as written by James Lynn Strait, Michael Tristram Doling, John L. Fahnestock and Ronald D. Jr. Mayo....
Well, I killed my dad
In a con gone bad
Nearly drank myself to death
But when he died he said Lou had the cake
So I caught a bus headin' West

I saw the numbers running through a small cafe
And I knew I'd find my uncle Lou
That's when Ed stepped up
He said pick a card
Shape the con before it shapes you

Who sent ya'?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?

Who sent ya'?
Who sent ya'?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?

Now I met my uncle for the very first time
And he sent me on a con with Ed
So we came callin' on his girl Diane
A blonde girl dressed in red
I guess pigeon dropping was the name of the game
And I had to pay my dues
Well fun time
Family fun was the plan
Shape the con before it shapes you

Who sent ya'?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?

Who sent ya' baby girl?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?

Sam Peckinpah tried to choke Eddie out
But he cut him from ear to ear
Then he grabbed old Lou said
"We fuck now"
On his face a twisted jeer
He took old Lou to the same cafe'
Eddie couldn't have been much higher
When he tied him up
It was his intent
To put his head in that deep fryer
Well, Diane told me
I tackled Ed
As we did a little wiggle and dance
When we were done Ed got a hot head
Well viva la fuckin' France man!

Someone tryin' to kill me man?
(They're trying to kill you Eddie)
The fucking eggars (?)

Someone tryin' to kill me man?
(They're trying to kill you Eddie)
The fucking eggars (?)
Guess they may be friends (for Ed) (?)
(All fuckin' summer long sugar)

Who sent you?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?
Who sent ya' baby girl?
Sam fuckin' Peckinpah
Yeah who sent ya'?

You shape the con or It'll shape you
You shape the con
You shape the con or It'll shape you
You shape the con

Praise fucking God!(?)


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"Deadfall" as written by John L. Fahnestock James Lynn Strait

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    General Commentholy crap.
    harukofanon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust found out this song is based on a horrible Nicholas Cage movie of the same name. watch the clips on youtube, shit looks epicly bad. haha.
    jarofsapon January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLOL and according to the above comment, the final lyric (which I always also though was 'praise fucking God)' would actually be:

    Hi FUCKIN' Yah!!!

    Also, Lynn does NOT say 'la' in Viva la Fuckin' France man! (he just says viva fuckin' France man).
    Truck101on February 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah !

    Well, actually as a French, I think he says "Vive la fuckin' France Man"

    Very useful information of the night.
    freakhiton April 27, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSomeone tried to kill me man.
    (Who would try to kill you, Eddie?)
    The fucking hangars.

    It's a scene from the movie when Eddie, who was assaulted outside a gentleman's club and ended up killing his attacker (Sam Pekenpah tried to choke Eddie out but he cut him from ear to ear...). Afterwards, he enters Diane's bedroom, slams the door and said "Someone tried to kill me, man" and begins looking for a fresh shirt, all the while having trouble with the hangars hooking into each other. Diane asks "Who would try to kill you, Eddie?" to which he replies "the fucking hangars."
    taklboxon November 01, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSomeone tried to kill me man.
    (Who would try to kill you, Eddie?)
    The fucking hangars.

    It's a scene from the movie when Eddie, who was assaulted outside a gentleman's club and ended up killing his attacker (Sam Pekenpah tried to choke Eddie out but he cut him from ear to ear...). Afterwards, he enters Diane's bedroom, slams the door and said "Someone tried to kill me, man" and begins looking for a fresh shirt, all the while having trouble with the hangars hooking into each other. Diane asks "Who would try to kill you, Eddie?" to which he replies "the fucking hangars."
    taklboxon November 01, 2012   Link
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    General Comment*Hears opening riff, cums in pants
    RezStytchezon April 29, 2017   Link

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