torn from the headlines...a drama about the police, gangs...
steve april vocal, guitar (melody, lyrics)
CENTURION keys, synth, strings, percussion
read an article a year ago or so, about how police departments are having problems with defective vests. here's a link to the article.
Cleaning Up Chicago
Juanita was hard core El Salvador
Rosie was perky, the girl next door,
Rosie tried to save her from a life of crime,
All Juanita knew was hard times.
Juanita did the cartel hop,
Rosie was a rookie cop.
When Rosie and Juanita became lovers
Rosie told her, “I’m undercover.”
Oh, cleanin’ up Chicago.
Jailhouse Slim looks like a rat
his tats scream 'tit for tat.'
There's Fuel Pump Louie and his chop shops,
and China Blue working the docks,
grave by grave we civilize the ground,
too many teardrops for this clown,
until we have a change of heart,
we won't begin to make a start.
oh, cleaning up Chicago.
We come on like a ton of bricks,
make stuff up just for kicks,
these are my people, these are my friends,
womb to tomb, beginning to end.
We played em like a vacuum cleaner,
one minute she was there, you shoulda seen her,
came on with her bulletproof vest,
went out with bullets in her breast.
hey hey, yah
cleanin' up Chicago.