Who Sang Robbery, Assault and Battery? Genesis

Genesis A Trick of the Tail cover art
Credits
publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Phil Collins, Tony Banks
release date: 1976-2
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 6:17
producer: Genesis and David Hentschel
engineer: David Hentschel and Nick Bradford
arranger: Genesis
background vocals: Phil Collins
bass: Mike Rutherford
bass pedals: Mike Rutherford
drums (drum set): Phil Collins
electric guitar: Steve Hackett
lead vocals: Phil Collins
mellotron: Tony Banks
organ: Tony Banks
synthesizer: Tony Banks
percussion: Phil Collins
The streets were deserted though the police were alerted
They considered the phone call a hoax
Furtively glancing the jauntily prancing
The youth caught the guards unaware

Slipping between them he ought to have seen the
The eyes and their owner so near
With torch shining bright he strode on in the night
Till he came to the room with the safe

"Hello son, I hope you're having fun"
"You've got it wrong Sir, I'm only the cleaner"
With that he fired, the other saying as he died
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever

Robbery, ***ault and battery
The felon and his felony

He picked up the diamonds and bundles of fivers
He pushed them well down in his sack
But the alarm had been sounded, he was completely surrounded

But he had some more tricks up his sleeve

"Come outside with your hands held high"
"You'll not get me alive Sir, I promise you that Sir"
With that he fired, the other saying as he died
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever

Robbery, ***ault and battery
The felon and his felony

"He's leaving via the roof, the bastard's got away
God always fights on the side of the bad man"

"I've got clean away but I'll be back some day
Just the combination will have changed
Some day they'll catch me, to a chain they'll attach me
But until that day I'll side the old crime wave

If they try to hold me for trial
I'll stay out of jail by paying my bail
And after I'll go to the court of appeal saying
"You've done me wrong", it's the same old song forever"



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dance on a Volcano
  • 2 Entangled
  • 3 Squonk
  • 4 Mad Man Moon
  • 5 Robbery, Assault and Battery
  • 6 Ripples…
  • 7 A Trick of the Tail
  • 8 Los Endos

  • Album Information
    label: Charisma
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin