Stool Pigeon
The Avalanches Lyrics


There's a gentleman that's going round
Turning the joint upside down
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha
He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha

If you wanna squeal, said the FBI
We can make a deal, make it worth your while
So he told it all and in return
He got a credit card and a Thunderbird
And the maximum security
Even after plastic surgery
So go on and squeal, said the FBI
We can make a deal, make it worth your while

There's a gentleman that's going round
Turning the joint upside down
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha
He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha

After all the talk then they wired him
And he took a walk with his crooked friends
And they joked about the good old days
And he recorded it on a reel of tape
He caught the mug who did in the forgery
And the babe in charge of larceny
So the FBI they rewarded him
Because they like a guy who will stab a friend

There's a gentleman that's going round
Turning the joint upside down
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha
He's an old ex-con that's been away
Now he's back, no one's safe
Stool Pigeon - ha-cha-cha-cha

There's a gentleman that's going round ....

If you wanna squeal, said the FBI
We can make a deal, make it worth your while
So he told it all and in return
He got a credit card and a Thunderbird
He got a spanking new identity
And a condo down in Miami
He bought a plane, a boat and jewelry
But he couldn't buy any company

There's a gentleman that's going round ....
There's a gentleman that's going round ....

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Written by: AUGUST DARNELL

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Comments from YouTube:

Albert Jiang

beautiful work man, it's fascinating to hear how the samples were used. thanks!

Anthony Davis

Man, whenever I hear that “Close To You” vocal, I just feel so much pure emotion.

Colony Three Music

They must have the most immense and eclectic record collection EVER! I already loved The Avalanches but have a whole new respect for their talent!

DJSquare

got to give the avalanches so much credit for the album, I mean theres over 100 samples in total, and they all fit together perfectly. My favourite dance album of all time, this, and Royksopp's Melody AM :D

physicmad

WOW you found the moog loop sample! - i was like looking through the album creditcation and it didnt reference the sample! - i have the original vinyl of "the moog machine"

yeah jono

Rickydown, your legend for putting this together, thanks heaps mate. crazy how good The Avalanches are. ever since i saw them live ive been obsessed with their music. anwyas, this vid is awesome.

Iain MacKay

Great work Ricky for all (The Samples) series

Gary Gilmore

wow...makes me appreciate the album even more...

BOSOX9004

This is fucking incredible...huge ups to you man.

CubeDogAssassin

Yeah! Avalanche fans!! I thought I was alone in the universe...

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