"The Night We Nearly Got Busted" as written by and Piers Marsh Robert Spragg....
Jack he dont chill
he's popped too many pills
says he's gonna set all the people free
Jane's much the same
she's never played the game
they used to like to keep me company
they never could stand still
always up on that hill
said they had to check out the territory
'cause see the word was out
there was no doubt about it
undercover men on every corner of their property
Jack he just took Jane by the hand
he said, "come over here awhile honey, 'cause tonight
I'm gonna take you right back
'cause you remember that night?
we used to feel so fine"

the night we nearly got busted
got down on our knees
the night we nearly got busted
it was the Lord who set us free, Lord who set us free, yeah

we nearly got busted, me and Larry Love, we're just too damn slick

see now,
Jane, all those thrills they started to spill all out all over
she said she could, she could hear 'em talkin in the hall
an'gonna,
Jack just used to fill up that broken cup
he swore he saw 'em looking through the holes in the motel wall
he said, "hey, baby, we got time to kill,
eat another goddamn pill,
I'm gonna check out the coast guard's commentary
'cause I believe our ship is comin in tonight
and I feel so fine I'm gonna
spin out another tale of sweet testimony now
so come over here, baby
come over here baby
I'm gonna take you by the hand to the promised land
'cause remember that night?
you used to feel so fine
you used to feel so fine"

remember,
the night we nearly got busted?
got down on our knees
the night we nearly got busted
it was the Lord who set us free
the night we nearly got busted
got down on our knees
the night we nearly got busted, yeah
it was the Lord who set us free, Lord who set us free, yeah

'cause I feel like gettin down on my knees again tonight, baby
'cause I know, I know the Lord's gonna set us free

shh baby, shh baby
I swear I can see some light comin' over the hill
there's somethin' goin' on outside man, I don't like the feel
yeah, the vibe's gone colder than honey
your bag packed?
I feel we gotta run soon
listen to the.. shh

busted
turn the lights down low
turn that stereo off I can't think no more

busted
yeah, baby you alright?
listen up
we can't wait, can't hesitate
'cause they, they're pickin the padlocks at the gate
smell the violence, blind suckers on the side of silence are smilin', givin' the eye
checkin' out our fingerprint file inquiries, diggin' in the diaries
the mother fuckers been messin' with the phone lines

wait, don't hesitate
'cause they, they're pickin' the padlocks at the gate
smell the violence, blind suckers on the side of silence are smilin', givin the eye
checkin' our our fingerprint file inquiries, diggin' in the diaries
the mother fuckers been messin' with the phone lines


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