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SEND AWAY THE TIGERS

There’s no hope in the colonies
So catch yourself a lifeline
Things have gone wrong too many times
So catch yourself a slow boat to China

Fixing some holes from the tiger’s claws
All your tears will be trembling
Stick those teeth into my back
Seasonal beasts, keep them at bay

Can’t something go right
Little things change people’s lives
Hostile words won’t fill your eyes
Same noise, left to destroy

Loathsome smile, head full of forever’s
Will tomorrow bring some perfection
The zoo's been overrun in Baghdad
Tiger’s claws still in my back

So send away the tigers
Because we’re lonely and we’re desperate
So send away the tigers
Because they’re creeping up and dangerous

I’ve got problems, I’ve got too many of them
Throw away your yesterdays, I did it all for you
Blank horizons and hotel rooms
Cheap whiskey and god-awful truths
Look at me I’m honest and I’m free
I was born to underachieve

So send away the tigers
Because we’re lonely and we’re desperate
So send away the tigers
Because they’re creeping up and dangerous…