Neighborhood Watch

 

Song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

A relyric of Red Riderís song ďLunatic FringeĒ, written by Tom Cochrane & Thomas William.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance!

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

Donít let your guard down.

 

Youíre our front line,

 

Against those whoíre threatening.

 

Be in urban camo.

 

Your shift starts at twilight.

 

Starts slow, but you should know,

 

Nothing good happens past midnight.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

While our families are sleeping,

 

Youíre out there in your pickup,

 

Scanner squawking down low.

 

With those special night goggles,

 

Through darkness youíre peeping.

 

Whatís there in your glove box,

 

Only use for your safekeeping.

 

 

BRIDGE

 

If he wears a hoodie,

 

Woooow, pull right over and confront him.

 

Should he not be friendly,

 

Noooooo, must reign in your anger.

 

But donít forget he could be,

 

An outlaw or gang banger.

 

 

VERSE 3 - shares verse 1 structure

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

Do your job with pride.

 

Stand Your Ground, Sir.

 

The lawís on your side.

 

Vagrants, thieves and vandals,

 

Make them feel unwelcome.

 

But know that a scandal,

 

Might just kill our market values.

 

 

VERSE 4 - shares verse 2 structure

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

There is more that we can do.

 

Convince our city fathers,

 

That we need a curfew.

 

Such a plan wonít pass through,

 

a referendum.

 

Voters wonít get in queue,

 

To just hand over their freedom.

 

 

CLOSING

 

Neighborhood Watch,

 

This threat only worsens.

 

Protect all our possessions,

 

Protect all our persons.

 

The End

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2012.  All rights reserved.

 

 

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