"Gangster Of Love" as written by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth....
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
You with that cocktail in your hand
You in your red Mercedes Benz
Goin' in one ear and out the other
Cover up the pain with laughter, baby
I'm not laughing, ha ha ha
I'm not laughing

Hey Al Capone
Is that who you think you are?
All the girls
All around the world
Well they, wanna shake your hand
It won't be long
You'll need an alibi
A little bird
Told me what he'd heard
Is it really true?
Gangster of love
Gangster of love

I'm gonna take you for a ride
And hit you right between the eyes
You can hear the pretty music playin' well
Listen to the words that I'm saying,
You can hear them calling', hear them calling'

Hey, Al Capone
You'll need a bodyguard
Just like that
You'll be laid out flat
With a broken heart
I shot you down
Who's gonna help you now?
Valentine's day
Better hope and pray
They'll be tearing you apart
Gangster of love, Gangster of love
Gangster of love, Gangster of love

I hear conversations
In restaurants and bars
I read all the papers
And what they say is wrong
It's such a fine, fine line
Such a fine, fine line

Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love


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"Gangster Of Love" as written by David Byrne Chris Frantz

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    General CommentI might have to conclude that this is my favorite Talking Heads song....either this or Sax and Violins. I've always thought this song was about a girl who get's a different guy everynight and just takes a guys breath away...then leaves the next day and blows them off afterwards. David Byrne basically states that he won't let her do that to him and thus she falls in love with him(I'm gonna take you for a ride, and hit you right between the eyes), only for him to blow her off the next day (I shot you down, who's gonna help you now?) and for some reason, she's turned on by him blowing her off. This song is sooooo amazing, once I start listening to this song, it really takes a lot to take me away from it!
    cmh2943on March 15, 2006   Link

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