Shot 'Em In The Back
Sung to "Leader of the Pack"


Is he really the one who shot them?
Well, there he is. Let's ask him
Bernie, are you tired of all the questions they're asking?
Uh Huh
Gee, it must have been hell riding with them.
Will you be riding the subway today?
Uh Uh
So tell us, how'd it happen?

I met 'em on the number 4
They turned around and threatened me, you get the picture?
Yes we do
That's when I did it, I shot 'em in the back

I saw the hoodlums standing around
Round, round, round
Looking for people that they could shake down
Is that about the time you knew that they would shake you down?
They got inside the train
Looking to cause some pain
That's why I did it, I shot 'em in the back

The people around me shivvered with freight
Is that about the time you knew that you would have to fight?
They said they wanted "five"
I wanted to stay alive
That's why I did it, I shot 'em in the back

I got inside as the train whisked us by
Their knives started to show
As they approached me from all sides
And asked for my money
I pulled out my gun
And shot all four

Lookout, lookout, lookout, lookout

I was so ready on that fateful day
By telling the robbers "Go ahead, make my day"
Policemen would stop and stare
The mayor of the city, just don't care
That's why I did it, I shot 'em in the back

Shot 'em in the back, he shot each one
Shot 'em in the back, he shot each one


Copyright © 1985 by C.Hammett