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​Bad Side of Town

This song is by Sherwood Ball.

Better store it by the place and time,
Backstreet corner and white collar crime.
From a shotgun blast to the cold steel knife,
For a quarter-half stash you can lose your life.
Now Jimmy has to be to a Low East Side,
To make him live for a family-five.
On a routine raid, where come over time,
Take a chance one day and cross [the] border line.
Big house for the "nickel", big house for the "dime".
Big man on a Wall Street,
And do no time...

That's what the boys on a bad side,
On a bad side of town, on a bad side...
Let me tell you what's going down. (Chorus:"On a bad side...")
Better watch your back, Jack.

Now Daddy says: "Jim, don't you be a fool!",
He said: "Daddy, I'm stained, now Just be cool".
[You] See when boys up town, gonna have to fun, and
We're just in the middle till the deal is done.
I've got a plan, my man, you could know what I mean,
You could watch your head, you can get away clean.
And nobody knows where keeping score,
It's an inside shock, say no more.
They say: "Why do we like steel cut a cheese?"
On a stand as a man, don't give a damn,
It will live, die, and haven't he believe,

On a bad side, on a bad side of town,
Better watch your back, it's a matter of fact, on a bad side of town.
On a bad side, on a ba-a-a-a-d side of town,
You can bet your life, it's a cold hard knife, when your deal is going down...

Down to blue lights splash in a red light zone,
You can hear the sirens scream and mourn,
Not he mentioned: "Daddy didn't phone"
Daddy [is] here, coming home.

You do know nothing, nonless one thing...

Bad side, (Chorus:"Bad side...")
On a bad side of town,
Better watch your back, it's a matter of fact, on a bad side of town.
On a bad side, On a ba-a-a-a-d side,
Watch your back, baby, it's a matter of fact.
On a bad s-i-i-i-de, on a bad side, on a bad side of town
Better bet your life, it's a cold hard knife...