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I need a long hard hook and I'm ready to fly, gonna stick a needle in my eye
Gonna give them what they want
I'm gonna get it get it ready or not gonna plug it in for a shock
Gonna give them what they want

I want to let you in on a secret or two
I've got a butler to whom I trust my feelings few
And a hundred fine friends I can lay in the mud and beat to death with a club

I took a long hard look and I started to cry then I put a hanky to my eye
Gonna give them what they want
Sell, sell, sell like ringing a bell, like buying tickets out of hell
Gonna give them what they want

I've considered being embarrassed at times,
but I'm so beautiful and I was only trying to help

Was going to tell you but I'm keeping it mum
I want a woman I can keep my feelings from
And a thousand sheep before I close my eyes
Like opening them up for the first time


from A Brief Respite From Shooting Fish In A Barrel, released February 18, 2013
Vocals, guitars: Khalid
Lead guitar: George Bedard
12-string guitar: Brian Delaney
Bass: Oni Werth
Drums: Vinnie Dombroski
Produced by Khalid and Jonathan Visger
Mixed by Khalid, Jonathan Visger and Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL


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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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