Amphetamine Annie    (video)

 

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    (spoken: )This is a song with a message.

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    I want you to heed my warning !

 

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1. I wanna tell you all a story, about this chick I know,

 

    they call her Amphetamine Annie, an' she's always shovelin' snow.

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    I sat her down and told her, I told her crystal clear,

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    I don't mind you gettin' high, but there's one thing you should fear.

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    Your mind might think it's flyin', baby, on those litte pills,     

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    but you ought to know it's dyin' ‘cause :          Speed kills !!

 

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2. But Annie kept on speedin', her health was gettin' poor,

 

    she saw things in the window, she heard things at the door.

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    Her mouth was like a grindin' mill, her lips were cracked and soar,

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    her skin was turnin' yella', I just couldn't take it no more.

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    She thought her mind was flyin', yeah, on those little pills

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    she didn't know, it was going down fast, ‘cause :          speed kills !!

 

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    Yeah, speed can kill you too baby !

 

+ instrumental = verse 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Well, I sat her down and told her, I told her one more time,

 

    the whole wide human race has taken far too much melamine.

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    She said, " I don't care what a limey says, I got to get it on,

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    I'm not here to just see one man who come from across the pond."

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    She wouldn't heed my warnin', lord, she wouldn't hear what I said,

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    now she's here in the graveyard, and she’s        awfully dead !!

 

+ repeat verse 4 as instrumental …

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Canned Heat)