"A Lesson in Crime" as written by and Wright Monks....
my hands shake,
and they long to be held in the cold,
cause the winters are hell when it snows,
'till the bodies are covered in,
60 years of crime in my family,
like my father and his before me,
black cars and laundromats

but they threw their hearts,
into the sea,
now they will beat forever,
with the bodies of their enemies,

cause they threw their hearts,
into the sea,
now they will beat forever,
with the bodies of their enemies,

ive been told,
that the worlds greatest heist will unfold,
when the clock strikes 12 and it tolls,
this time dont stand a chance,
in my room,
and the father is at the door,
his heir and the next crimelord,
my hands long to be held,

ooooooooo, oooooo, ooooo

(clapping)




*(this goes at the end of the first verse for the Tour EP, the lyrics provided are for the Smith Ep)

they'll do what it takes,
to get the job done,
while smoking cigars that are too rich for some,


Lyrics submitted by monkeymong, edited by chamacuti

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    General Commentno comments, shocking. Just listening to this song at the moment, its a pretty beautiful song, in a way it kinda reminds me of daniel johnston.
    newyorkrunawayon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's "black cars and laundromats"

    think of the mafia.
    re-olsonon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttokyo police club are my new favorite band for a reason: they kick ass.
    indierockesson September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttokyo plice club = one of my favorite bands. been listening to them ever since i saw Cheer it On! on the International Music Feed a while ago.
    Greatest indie band EVER.
    Hurry with the CD please! I want my friends to listen to it...
    ExistanceIsFutile23on December 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "black, 'cause they belonged in hell."

    Anyways, I believe this song could be about a couple of things, but this is my number one idea:
    Someone whose peers never fell in love, were too tough skinned for it. He knows they'll all look down on him if he opens up to someone, but he wants to so badly. He's afraid he'll just accept the fact that he isn't made for love and will board up his heart and become another calloused heart.
    WhiteKnightsinBlackon November 19, 2008   Link

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