Janis Ian - Take No Prisoners Lyrics



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 they found their heaven, some they found their hell
Some they ran to Canaan land, some just 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




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Janis Ian Take No Prisoners Comments
  1. Emil Dich

    yeahhh!!

  2. jazztemple2

    イアンさんって懐かしい、ね〜