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[In Italics - Kosmo Vinyl]

I come from a long way away
And I know a fine thing when I see it
See it!
For the same reason no one ever
Pointed a telescope at the sun
Talking about the Red Angels of New York City

Who shot the shot?
Who got shot tonight?

Not even five enforcement agencies can save their own
Never mind the people
Tonite it's raining on the Angels of the City
Did anyone prophesize these people?

Only Travis
Come in Travis

All the animals come out at night
Queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick venal
Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets

Thank god for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk
Listen you screwheads:
Here is a man who would not take it anymore
A man who stood up against the scum, the filth
Now I see clearly

Personally I know the alley
Where Jack feeds on the birds of night
Not even bobbies bicycling
(two by two!)
Can stop the blood and feathers flying

Wearing overalls, and for once and for all
What is the dream?
I'll tell it:
To live like they do in the movies

San Juan you listening?

Yeah I bet you are
Hands up for Hollywood
I hear you
Snappy on the air
Hang in there
Wall to wall

You saved the world
What else?
You saved the girl
Champagne on ice
No stranger to Alcatraz
To boot
Or strip it down
Chop it a little
Being reasonable
Just freedom to move
To live
For women to take a walk in the park at midnight
Hey, but this is serious
She can't even get back home

Who shot the shot that copped a cog
that chopped a cop and made him drop?

One of these days I'm gonna get myself organizized

Rat Patrol version lyrics

As above, except:

..She can't even get back home

Who shot the shot that copped an angel?

I come from a long way off
And I know a lifegiver over a lifetaker
For the same reason no-one ever pointed
A gun at a policeman
Talking about the Red Angels of New York City