Legalised Murder Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robyn Hitchcock

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Flesh Number One Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians A&M Records Promo 1988
Invisible History Robyn Hitchcock SPQR Records Unauthorized 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Authorized 1996
Greatest Hits Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians A&M Records Authorized 1996

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US July 31, 1988

Lyrics

In the hall of legalized murder
A young black man is waiting for his death
He killed a white policeman
Or so they say, and the judges want his breath

In the hall of legalized murder
Time goes by and no one does a lot
But they tested out the gas chamber
On a young black rabbit, at least he won't be shot

They should give him a medal
Isn't our world based on murder?
They should give him a medal
Isn't our world based on crime?

In the hall of legalized murder
A young black man is strapped into a chair
And the warden says "We'll get through this together, Jim"
But the warden doesn't seem to have a chair

In the hall of legalized murder
There's a lump of flesh that's lying a tray
It's been freshly killed but it wasn't killed for eating
It's been freshly killed to be dumped and thrown away

They should give him a medal
Isn't our world based on murder?
They should give him a medal
Isn't our life based on crime