The Big Heat Lyrics

Stan Ridgway


publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Standard Ridgway Funsten
album: No. 2 track in album The Big Heat
release date: 1985
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length: 4:41

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The room was dark
It looked like someone had to get out fast
A window open by the fire escape
"How long have you been following this guy?"
The bell boy asked
"Not long enough, 'cause we got here too late."
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"And everybody wants another piece of pie today," he said
"You gotta watch the ones who always keep their hands clean."
It's the big heat
There's someone followin' you
It's the big heat
Step aside we're comin' through
Well we followed him from Tucson, ended up in Baton Rouge
We trailed him here with information by
A woman he knew in Barstow that would like to see him dead
That was four weeks ago...well maybe five
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A block away he wondered if he'd left behind a clue
The front page of a paper dated 1992
He remembered when he used to be the chairman of the board
But that was when the world was young and long before the war
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Track Listing

  • 1 The Big Heat
  • 2 Pick It Up (and Put It in Your Pocket)
  • 3 Can’t Stop the Show
  • 4 Pile Driver
  • 5 Walkin’ Home Alone
  • 6 Drive She Said
  • 7 Salesman
  • 8 Twisted
  • 9 Camouflage