My life's in jeopardy
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be
I haven't been home since Friday night and now my wife
Is comin' after me
Give me police protection
Gonna buy a gun so I can look after number one
Give me a bodyguard
A black belt judo expert
With a machine gun
Gonna buy a tank and an airplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough
To send her half-insane
Gonna buy a fast car, put on my lead boots, and take a long, long drive
I may end up spendin' all my money
But I'll still be alive
All I did was have a bit too much to drink
And I picked the wrong precinct
Got picked up by the law and now I ain't got time to think
Gonna buy a tank and an airplane
When she catches up with me
Won't be no time to explain
She thinks I've been with another woman
And that's enough
To send her half-insane
Gonna buy a fast car, put on my lead boots, and take a long, long drive
I may end up spendin' all my money
But I'll still be alive
And I'm oh, so tired of running
Gonna lay down on the floor
I gotta rest some time
So I can get to run some more
Yeah
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin'
She's comin


Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by xGman, Mellow_Harsher

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  • +2
    General Comment

    He played the horns on this one too. :O

    It's straightforward and silly, about how his wife is gonna bitch to him about being gone for a while, and he thinks he has to hide from the monster.

    AeroLed286on April 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    hahaha such a funny song. john entwistle is great

    i love the singing in it too. "i ain't been home since friday night and now my wife's coming after me"

    cosmicjiveon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Pretty easy to figure out. One of my Faves from The Who. It's pretty funny. I always thought the one lyric was "I gotta rest some more so I get to Baltimore."

    ThirdWorldManon March 20, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hey wow no one has commented on a great song, and one of the only songs entwistle put on a Who LP, today is the day after he died

    John Alec Entwistle

    October 9th 1944 - June 27th 2002

    Ironman648on June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    My fav JE song. I love it!

    Mr_Mojo_risingon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It really is a good song, John did a good song singing and writing this one.

    Muzzyon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    great song, john was the shit!

    muklukon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i love this fuckin' song......i don't have a wife, but i can totally picture this song happening to me.

    dukefaceon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    One of Johns' great songs, along with Boris the spider, and Heaven and Hell

    regbon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song, dark humor and tongue-in-cheek are John's specialties.

    whofreak777on November 21, 2004   Link

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