Clean-Cut Kid lyrics

Album: Empire Burlesque

Everybody's asking why he couldn't adjust
Adjust to what, a dream that bust?

They took a clean-cut kid
And they made a killer out of him
That's what they did

They said what's up is down, they said what isn't is
They put ideas in his head that he thought were his

They took a clean-cut kid
But they made a killer out him
That's what they did

He was on the baseball team, he was in the marching band
When he was ten years old he had a watermelon stand

He was a clean-cut kid
And they made a killer out of him
That's what they did

He went to church on sunday, he was a boy scout
For his friends he would turn his pockets inside out

He was a clean-cut kid
But they made a killer out him
That's what they did

They said, ?listen boy, you're just a pup?
They sent to a napalm health spa to shape up

They gave him dope to smoke, drinks and pills,
A jeep to drive, blood to spill

They said ?congratulations you got what it takes?.
They sent him back into the rat-race without any brakes

They took a clean-cut kid
And they made a killer out him
That's what they did

He bought the american dream but it put him in debt
Only game he could play was russian roulette

He drank coca-cola, he was eating wonder bread
He ate burger kings, he was well fed

He went to hollywood to see peter o'toole
He stole a rolls royce and drove it in a swimming pool

They took a clean-cut kid
But they made a killer out of him
That's what they did

He could've sold insurance, owned a restaurant or a bar
He could've been an accountant or a tennis star

He was wearing boxing gloves, he took a dive one day
Off the golden gate bridge into china bay

His mama walks the floor, his dadddy weeps and moans
They gotta sleep together in a home they don't own

They took a clean-cut kid
And made a killer out of him
That's what they did

Everybody's asking why he didn't adjust
All he ever wanted was someone he could trust

They took his head and turned it inside out
He never did know what it was all about

He had a steady job, he joined the choir
He never did plan to walk the high wire

They took a clean-cut kid
And they made a killer out him
That's what they did.

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