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The Wrong Way
TV on the Radio Lyrics


Wake up in a magic nigga movie
With the bright lights pointed at me
As a metaphor
Teachin' folks the score
About patience, understanding, agape babe
And sweet sweet amour

When I realized where I was
Did I stend up and testify
Oh, fist up signify
Or did I show off my soft shoe
Maybe teach 'em a boogaloo
Busy playing the whore

Oh loiterers united
Indivisible by shame
Hungry for those diamonds
Served on little severed bloody brown hands
Oh the bling drips
Oh the bling drips down
Fallin' down just like rain

I don't wanna cast pearls to swine
I don't wanna march peacefully
No no no no no no no no no
New negro politician
Is stirring
Is stirring
Is stirring inside me
No there's nothing inside me
But an angry heart beat
Can you feel this heart beat?

Oh fear we're fallin' off
Oh terror we're pained
Oh hunger we're stavin' off
Roasted vermin sustain
This shit will have to sustain

Shootin' doves from off balconies
They wanna shackle the lame
By now you know their game

Little niña arose
Went to stand by her payphone
Waited for her caller to ring, said
Ask me anything

I just asked for Her
I just asked for her say so
And with permission
I'm gonna take liberty
And I'm tellin' you to take it too
'Cause it's right there in front of you

Hey, desperate youth
Oh, blood thirsty babes
Oh your guns are pointed
Your guns are pointed the wrong way
Your guns are pointed the wrong way

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
Written by: BABATUNDE OMOROGA ADEBIMPE, DAVID ANDREW SITEK

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KSabot

this song has been stuck in my head for 15 years


when a new song gets stuck in my head and eventually leaves, this is the one my brain defaults back to.

Jimmy Bonez

God this was SO revolutionary when it first came out. Still IS.

Ryan Bishop

Staring at the sun is still my favorite. But this was a perfect intro to this amazing CD

psychokitty444

Hands down, the greatest album opener from a band with no shortage of great ones.

Dustin Reyhl

Still here in 2020. This vibe will never die.

ÆONSONE

Asterisk is a really dumb symbol. I’m gonna leave this &°!!

Ampersand with a degree, FTW!

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