Got A Temper In The Style Of A Bomb

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BOMB/GUN/KNIFE/WEAPON

Hydrogen Bomb, Atomic Bomb, Nuclear Explosion

So this reminded me of a song that I chose when somehow I was put in charge of music on a long journey. It ended up with me reminiscing over all the music from my childhood and teenage years.

One of the bands I used to often listen to was Echobelly. I loved their album “On“. I have chosen a track called “King Of The Kerb”. I was never 100% sure what the lyrics were about? A protection racket? Someone who thinks he’s Number One in town? Politicians? I have heard all sorts of ideas. It makes it more fun to not be sure.

But it is a fab track – if you love guitars…turn it up nice and loud!

Sugar smile savvy
The king of the kerb
Got a temper in the style of a bomb
Got his friends in his pocket
Or safe behind bars
All the local boys know what he's done

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on
Same boys doing it for themselves
There's somebody out there doing it for you
Safe while you're paying out for your health
They're the kings of the kerb
And everybody knows what they're worth

Sugar smile savvy
The king of the kerb
Keeps the order in this part of the town
All the shadows in the alley
The shapes at the bar
Like to service him when he does the round

He turns if on, he turns it on, he turns it on
Same boys doing it for themselves
There's somebody out there doing it for you
Safe while you're paying out for your health
They're the kings of the kerb
And everybody knows what they're worth

Safe from harm and safe from greed
A little protection is at that you need
Safe from harm and safe from greed
They're just a racket machine

Same boys doing it for themselves
There's somebody out there doing it for you
Same boys doing it for themselves
There's somebody out there doing it for you
Same boys doing it for themselves
There's somebody out there looking it for you
Safe while you're paying out for your health
They're the kings of the kerb
They're the kings of the kerb
They're the kings of the kerb
And everybody knows what they're worth

Written by: Sonya Aurora Madan & Glenn Johansson

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