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Smuggler’s Blues Lyrics By Glenn Frey

    there’s trouble on the street tonight
    i can feel it in my bones
    i had a premonition that
    he should not go alone

    i knew the gun was loaded
    but i didn’t think he’d kill
    everything exploded
    and the blood began to spill

    so baby
    here’s your ticket
    put the suitcase in your hand
    here’s a little money now

    do it just the way we planned
    you be cool for twenty hours
    and i’ll pay you twenty grand

    i’m sorry it went down like this
    someone had to lose
    it’s the nature of the business
    it’s the smuggler’s blues
    smuggler’s blues

    the sailors and the pilots
    the soldiers and the law
    the payoffs and the ripoffs
    and the things nobody saw

    no matter if it’s heroin
    cocaine or hash
    you’ve got to carry weapons
    cause you always carry cash

    there’s lots of shady characters
    lots of dirty deals
    every name’s an alias
    in case somebody squeals

    it’s the lure of easy money
    it’s gotta very strong appeal
    perhaps you’d understand it better
    standing in my shoes

    it’s the ultimate enticement
    it’s the smuggler’s blues
    smuggler’s blues

    see it in the headlines
    you hear it every day
    they say they’re gonna stop it
    but it doesn’t go away

    they move it through miami
    sell it in la
    they hide it up in telluride
    i mean it’s here to stay

    it’s propping up the governments
    of columbia and peru
    you ask any dea man
    he’ll say there’s nothing we can do

    from the office of the president
    right down
    to me and you
    me and you

    it’s a losing proposition
    but one you can’t refuse
    it’s the politics of contraband
    it’s the smuggler’s blues
    smuggler’s blues

    Artist: Glenn Frey

    Year: 1985

    Decade: 80s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 144