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My life's in jeopardy
Murdered in cold blood is what I'm gonna be
I ain't been home since Friday night
And now my wife is coming after me

Give me police protection
Gonna buy a gun so
I can look after number one
Give me a bodyguard
A back belt Judo expert with a machine gun

Gonna buy a tank and an aeroplane
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 spending 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 aeroplane
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 spending 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

She's comin'!
She's comin'!


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  • +1
    General CommentHe 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 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahaha 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 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey 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 CommentMy fav JE song. I love it!
    Mr_Mojo_risingon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt really is a good song, John did a good song singing and writing this one.
    Muzzyon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, john was the shit!
    muklukon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti 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 CommentOne of Johns' great songs, along with Boris the spider, and Heaven and Hell
    regbon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, dark humor and tongue-in-cheek are John's specialties.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTypical john entwistle song. Dark humour all over it. Love it. John entwistle at his vocal best. His sax best. And of course, his bass is flawless as usual.
    Dhruvaon March 11, 2006   Link

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