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Take No Prisoners

This song is by Janis Ian.

The writer wrote. The singer sung
The record broke. The audience was stunned
Some they begged for mercy, others even cried
Some fled, left for dead, some said it changed their lives
And the writer said, I wish you'd known me
When I still believed in the truth
Now it's all I have left along with my debts
And lack of youth. He said

Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
No pretty songs of compromise
Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
It's a good day to die

God spoke. The people laughed
The tablets broke while they were pissing on the golden calf
Some found their heaven, some found their hell
Some ran to Canaan land, others lay where they fell
And God said, I wish you'd known me
When I still believed you'd be true
Now for the rest of your days when you call out my name
I'll be MR. GOD TO YOU, He said

Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
No petty songs of compromise
Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
It's a good day to die

And the lover said why don't you touch me?
Reach out your hand just like this
You can capture my soul you can take hold
And kill me with a kiss. She said

Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
No pretty songs of compromise
Take no prisoners. Tell no lies
It's a good day to die
It's a good day to die
It's a good day

Written by:

Janis Ian

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