Hey little girl sittin' on the street, won't you come with me! See I've got some candy sittin' here in my car, that I'd know you'd love to eat. Don't mind the orange primer spots on my van, it's gettin' painted next week. C' Mon in we'll have lots of fun, We'll play hide and go seek! Momma told me not to go with strangers, Momma told me, Don't get in their car, No! Momma said that I should go straight home, that you'd take me real far.....................away! Don't you dare heed what your parents said, then you're just givin' in. Yeah, Maybe I'm forty, but you're only twelve! The fun's about to begin. Girl with me, I'll always let you win, I respond to your tick. Don't mind my hideous double chin, hop in my van, real quick. Momma gave me this handy 45, Momma said from it guys like you will run, Now sir I suggest you get the hell off my back, Or I'll blow you real far............................away!

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