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​Steel Claw

This song is by Tina Turner and appears on the album Private Dancer (1998).

It's the story of a steel claw...

It's just a television wonderland
Just one more
Fairy tale about some rich bitch
Lying by the swimming pool,
Life is so cruel...
Easy living when you make the rules

Last Friday was the first time-
It took only about half a minute
On the stairway,
It was child's play.
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing in the...

Cold law, steel claw
Try to get on board you find the lock is on the door
Well I say no way, no way!
Don't try to get out or there'll be hell to pay...
I don't know who's right, who's wrong
But it really doesn't matter when you're lying in the gutter
It's a see-saw
A long hot battle with the cold law
Is what you get for messing with the steel claw

The politicians have forgotten this place
Except for flying visits in a black Mercedes
At election time,
They cross the line,
And everybody runs to watch the pantomime.
If they could see what's going on around here
So many people hanging on the edge
Crying out for revolution,
Retribution,
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing in the...

Cold law, steel claw
Try to get on board you find the lock is on the door
Well I say no way, no way!
Don't try to get out or there'll be hell to pay...
I don't know who's right, who's wrong
But it really doesn't matter when you're lying in the gutter
It's a see-saw
A long hot battle with the cold law
Is what you get for messing with the steel claw

Sometimes I think I'm going crazy,
Sometimes I do a line, makes me laugh,
Makes me want to take a joyride,
On the high tide...
Sometimes I'm contemplating suicide.
Meanwhile Eddy's on the West Coast now
He's making out with some sweet senorita
Up in 'Frisco, you and I know
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing...

Cold law, steel claw
Try to get on board you find the lock is on the door
Well I say no way, no way!
Don't try to get out or there'll be hell to pay...
I don't know who's right, who's wrong
But it really doesn't matter when you're lying in the gutter
It's a see-saw
A long hot battle with the cold law
Is what you get for messing with the steel claw

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