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An extremely quiet child they called you in your school report

He's always taken interest in the subjects that he's taught


So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive

To notify your parents of the manner in which you died.



At St. Patrick's every Sunday
Father Fletcher heard your sins

Oh, he's unconcerned with competition, he never cares to win


But blood stained a young hand that never held a gun

And his parents never thought of him as their troubled son.



Now you'll never get to Heaven
Mama said.

Remember Mama said

Ticking
ticking

Grow up straight and true blue

Run along to bed


Hear it
hear it
ticking
ticking.



They had you holed up in a downtown bar screaming for a priest

Some gook said His brains just snapped then someone called the police

You'd knifed a Negro waiter who had tried to calm you down

Oh
you'd pulled a gun and told them all to lay still on the ground.



Promising to hurt no-one
providing they were still

A young man tried to make a break
with tear-filled eyes you killed

That gun butt felt so smooth and warm cradled in your palm

Oh
your childhood cried out in your head
They mean to do you harm
.



Don't ever ride on the devil's knee
Mama said

Remember Mama said

Ticking
ticking

Pay your penance well, my child

Fear where angels tread


Hear it
hear it
ticking
ticking.



Within an hour the news had reached the media machine

A male Caucasian with a gun had gone berserk in Queens'

The area had been sealed off
the kids sent home from school

Fourteen people lying dead in a bar they called the Kicking Mule.



Oh
they pleaded to your sanity for the sake of those inside

Throw out your gun , walk out slow just keep your hands held high


But they pumped you full of rifle shells as you stepped out the door

Oh
you danced in death like a marionette on the vengeance of the law.



You've slept too long in silence
Mama said

Remember Mama said

Ticking
ticking

Crazy boy, you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head


Hear it
hear it
ticking
ticking
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DANIEL - 562
SACRIFIC - 469
GOODBYEY - 374
THEONE - 309
TRUELOVE - 301
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DONTLETT - 210