John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Lyrics

Ripper lyrics

Jack The Ripper at the Moulin Rouge

If you're frightened by the strength of genteel words
You're frightened
Hoping that the ladies won't pass you by again
Are we dreaming, no we're not
I know 'cause I'm here
We're running after the drunken man who's fallen down the stairs
He's running away as fast as he can
'Cause he just doesn't get along
He just doesn't get along
He just doesn't get along

The ladies all standing at the corner of the street
They're tired
Hoping that the gentleman will pick them up this time
Are we dreaming, no we're not
I know 'cause I'm here
We're running after the frightened man who's fallen down the stairs
He's running away as fast as he can
'Cause he doesn't know what he's done
Doesn't know what he's done
He doesn't know what he's done
He's just like Jack The Ripper at the Moulin Rouge
He's just like Jack The Ripper at the Moulin Rouge
He's just like Jack The Ripper at the Moulin Rouge

If you're frightened by the strength of genteel words...

About this song

Jack the Ripper was the Whitechapel murderer who never got caught.
The single, set for release in 1978, with the the instrumental Memphis on the flipside is pulled, because of the 'Jack The Ripper' murders in North England. The track is included on the Seducing Down The Door compilation. Note: Jack The Ripper also re-surfaces on the IRS Anniversary album These Guys Are Nuts!.

Thank you: Nigel Walkey for the lyrics sheet.



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