Sneaky Boy Lyrics

Richard Thompson

album: Track 10 in album Sweet Warrior
release date: 2007-5-28
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Folk

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Richard Thompson Sweet Warrior cover art
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(Richard Thompson)
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
Thought you were one of us
One of our gang
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
The mole in the tunnel
The canary who sang
While we sad chums
Just scratched our bums
Your heels were pacing
While we dropped blues
And took a snooze
Your mind was racing
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
Your teeth and your t-shirt
Were always too clean
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
They're writing your name
Down in the latrine, boy
And just who chose
Your rebel clothes
Was it your mummy?
We never knew
The side of you
Behind the dummy
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy
Spleen of Mammon, spleen of Midas
Now you scold us, now you chide us
Mammon lung and Midas liver
Now you sell us down the river
You had your look
Right out the book
Of weekend poses
Now we bankrupt
And self-destruct
You smell of roses
Sneaky Boy, Sneaky Boy

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Needle and Thread
  • 2 I'll Never Give It Up
  • 3 Take Care the Road You Choose
  • 4 Mr. Stupid
  • 5 Dad's Gonna Kill Me
  • 6 Poppy-Red
  • 7 Bad Monkey
  • 8 Francesca
  • 9 Too Late to Come Fishing
  • 10 Sneaky Boy
  • 11 She Sang Angels to Rest
  • 12 Johnny's Far Away
  • 13 Guns Are the Tongues
  • 14 Sunset Song