Why must you record my phone calls?
Are you planning a bootleg L.P?
Said you've been threatened by gangsters
Now it's you that's threatening me.
Can't fight corruption with con tricks
They use the law to commit crime?
I dread, dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in gangster times.
"Don't call me Scarface!"
Don't interrupt while I'm talking
Or they'll confiscate all your guitars.
A catch - 22 says if I sing the truth
They won't make me an overnight star.
Don't offer us legal protection
They use the law to commit crime.
I dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in real gangster times.