Too Late

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I have no idea why I wrote a mobster song but I've been told it's in my best interests if I don't aks too many questions or go pokings my nose where it don't belongs, if you catch my drifts.


This is not my corner, this is not my scene
Bobby was my right-hand, now he's upstate keeping clean
I'll cover him this last time but never more again
That's no way to play me, that's no way to be a friend
I guess it was my fault. I coulda took the wrap

Now it's got me thinking, who sent Bobby down
Bunny's just too stupid, Mack was out of town
Joey's like a brother, he dealt me in the game
Oliver's our Buttons, but could he be to blame?
That's when I realized, you don't never trust a cop
But it was too late, it was too late
Bobby's in the cooler but Ollie's on the slate

If time was not an arrow
or a shadow in the haze
I'd go back to the time
Of simple older days

Now I'm playing back the evening
Over in my head
I think we could've made it
If stayed at home instead

But it was too late, it was too late
Someone had to fish, someone had to be the bait

When did Joey Halfpint pull the razor from his hat?
It must have been while I was working Oliver the Rat
Ollie saw it coming over my right ear
But he was gagged and tied-up and swallowed up by fear
I looked into his eyes and saw the razor's glare
But it was too late, it was too late
The last thing I saw was my head on a plate


from Get Lost (2005), released May 1, 2005
music: Adam Rabin
lyrics: Adam Rabin


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Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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