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Nervous Shakedown

"Freeze", said the man, cruisin' the beat
"You get your hands up, spread your feet"
"Don't you move an inch", I heard him say
"Or you'll be doin' time till the judgment day"
And he said:
"Don't tell me no lies, give me alibi's"
"'cause if you cross my path you've been doing life"
It's a dirty lie
It's a shakedown -- and it's a nervous shakedown
A nervous shakedown -- another nervous shakedown
"Take you dime" said the man, "you can make one call"
And get a one-way ticket to the County Hall
Well the judge looked high and I looked low
And when he smiled at me it was a one-man show
He said:
"Two to five the jury decides"
"Double parole if you survive"
It's a dirty lie
It's a shakedown -- and it's a nervous shakedown
A nervous shakedown -- another nervous shakedown
Law is gonna get you this time And throw away the key

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