Sparks - Kidnap Lyrics




Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Counting on every one

On a smoggy day, just like today;
But several years ago;

I had walked until I realised there wasn't nowhere to go;
When this Pontiac [?] pulled up to my side;

"Sunny boy, wanna ride?"

They didn't wait for my reply

"Grab him, grab him, that's the kid. Bring him back to see Big Sid."

And I knew right then, this wasn't a game;
If it was; it was... in very bad taste

Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Going along for the ride

Well, they took me to a hideout in an old, dry cleaning plant;
And they sat my down and gagged me with a pair of underpants

I was scared I must admit, but, the worst was yet to come;
When Big Sid yelled out, "You got the wrong man's son!"

"What do we do with him? What do we do?"
And Big Sid told them what to do;

Send that ransom note post-haste;
To the President of the United States

Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Counting on every one

In every city headline news;
What, what, what, will the President do?

And I realised my fate was in...
The hands of every American

Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Counting on every one

Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Counting on every one

Well, the president reported to the nation that night;
How everyone should give a little to get him back alive

I was everybody's kid in a funny sort of way;
It was democracy in action; I saw that day

Send us a dollar
Send us a dime
Deduct it all come April time

And the ransom poured in dollars and dimes
The trade was made... and I felt fine

Kidnap
Kidnap
Somebody's son

Kidnap
Kidnap
Maybe we're finally done

If you think that's all there is buddy, you'd be wrong;
They never caught Big Sid, or any of his throng

And I'm no fool; once a year I give Big Sid a call
And they kidnap me again; only now we split the haul

When someone wants to know what I'll do with my life;
I'll just tell them (I just will tell them)
I'll tell them (I just will tell them);
I'll get by
I'll get by
I'll get by (Kidnap, kidnap, somebody's son)





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  1. MH Mel

    Incroyable que cette petite merveille ne soit pas sortie sur un album! Encore un trésor caché de Sparks! ❤

  2. Anna Backman

    This is so cool! Love it! Really something to have a great laugh at.
    WHY do the Guys hide so much wonderful material?

    "And Big Sid told them what to do"

    I only wish the finishing part had been different, this is actually dreadful. What about just a spoken "I'll just tell them; I get by, yeah I get by"? Or something!
    🤔

  3. John Mc Manus

    Would love to hear this on the next tour.

    Anna Backman

    John Mc Manus, Me too!

  4. Jose Rogan

    Sparks has such a great collection of unused songs. Thanks for uploading

    Anna Backman

    Jose Rogan, They must have material for a double album it seems like. "Brilliant demos and amazing outtakes".

  5. Julia Schaefer

    This is so classically Sparks in subject matter, and a very fun tune. A song like this could have fit right in on Introducing, I wonder why it was cut?

    Anna Backman

    The "European Song Contest" ending?

  6. Phil Healing

    Please could you tell me the name of the Japanese CD??

    Rubellan Remasters

    A japanese SHM-CD of Introducing Sparks from about 10 years ago. This studio version is much better.

  7. Turtle152

    The other half of the harmony vocal is none other than Ron "Golden-Throat" Mael.