Who Sang Rude and Reckless? The Slackers

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Release information
Release Date: 1997-1-1
length: 4:40
Intro:
I asked my father for some advice
He answered quickly, he didn't think twice
He said a thinkin' man, don't do too much
Know what you're doing, and do as you must

Chorus:
And learn to be rude and reckless
Don't make a fuss
You have to be rude and reckless
Do as you must
You have to be hard and callous
In your heart and your hands
Learn to be rude and reckless
It'll make you a man

Verse:
I said now Papa
I'm just a boy
I want to get groovy
I want to bring joy
He said that's well and good
For the son of a richer man
But that ain't you now sonny
Please understand

Chorus

You have to be rude and reckless
It'll make you a man
You have to be rude and reckless
Don't misunderstand
Women will try to run you
And when they're done
You'll be a nice young man
Not too much fun
You have to be hard and callous
You have to be strong
You have to rude and reckless
Don't be all wrong
You have to be a no hesitation
Don't think too much
Cause a good love is sayin'
Of a hand that leave a touch

Verse:
I said now Papa
I'm just a boy
I want to get groovy
I want to bring joy
He said that's well and good
For the son of a richer man
But that ain't you now sonny
Please, please understand

Chorus:
You have to be rude and reckless
It's part of the plan
You have to be rude and reckless
Do right by your fellow man
There should be no political correctness
You have to drive fast
You have to be strong
You have to be strong
You have to be rude and reckless...
Etc.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Cooking for Tommy
  • 2 Watch This
  • 3 Married Girl
  • 4 I Still Love You
  • 5 Soldier
  • 6 Fried Chicken/Mary Mary
  • 7 You Must Be Good
  • 8 Redlight
  • 9 Tin Tin Deo
  • 10 She Wants to Be Alone
  • 11 Rude and Reckless
  • 12 Come Back Baby