National Spy

Updated: Oct 3

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We both grew up
the wrong side of town
You the sharp maverick
me the class clown
We'd sneak smokes
at the back of the bus
Pretend to be cool
watch the girls fuss

But here is the truth
no word of a lie
that local small fry
is a wire-tapping spy
When I think back
I recall you were shy
a meek and mild guy
gone live and let die
I’d also say
you were a bit sly
what you couldn't buy
you'd steal on the fly
Now years later
I still wonder why
a guy I'd pass by
is a national spy

Beijing beckons
Berlin’s a brief stop
All top secret
an underground op
Who do you trust?
who do you feed lies?
High stakes poker
and somebody dies

Now years later
I still wonder why
a guy I'd pass by
is a national spy

Why did you park your car in the lane
then head to Manhattan by subway train?
Why did you walk around Central Park
talk on a phone until way after dark?
Must be on standby for handoff nearby
a national spy with a deceptive eye

Twenty-four seven
when you’re a mole
Dodging detection
sure takes its toll
Who’s CIA?
where’s KGB?
Retrace your steps
and don’t drink the tea

Now years later
I still wonder why
a guy I'd pass by
is a national spy

Bureaucrat, diplomat
ear to the ground
Desert rat, cave bat
deadly fox hound
Idle chat, this and that
never a sound
Watch your back tom cat
so you stick around

Who are you now?
and what is your name?
Do you sleep nights?
how ruthless the game?
Here is a secret
tell it to none
Declassify life
if you wanna have fun

Still years later
I wonder why
a guy I'd pass by
is a national spy

A national spy
a national spy
the local small fry
is a wire-tapping spy
When I think back
I recall you were shy
the meek and mild guy
has gone live and let die



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