Robyn Hitchcock Song Catalogue

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Author: Robyn Hitchcock
Alternate Title(s): Legalized Murder

Released on 4 records:

Greatest Hits, 1996  (CD)  A&M Records 31454 0570 2
Robyn Hitchcock Greatest Hits, 1996  (Cassette)  A&M Records 31454 0570 4
Invisible History, 1994  (CD)  SPQR Records SPQR01CD
Flesh Number One, 1988  (Vinyl 12")  A&M Records SP-17549


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

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Known to have been played live at 1 gigs:

Robyn Hitchcock:
McCabe's (Santa Monica, California US), 7/31/1988 (Concert)

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