I could make you scared, if you want me to

I’m not prepared, but if I have to

He said, I can make you scared, it’s kind of what I do

If you’re prepared, here’s what I propose to do

 

You’re in Russia, and a more than a million works of art

Are whisked out to the woods

When the Nazis find the whole place dark

They’ll think God’s left the museum for good

 

I can make you scared, if that’s what I do

If you’re prepared, and if I have to

If I make you scared, and you pay me to

That’s the deal, now here’s what I can do for you

 

Now there’s a focus group, that can prove

This is all nothing but cold calculation

 

Tests have shown that suspicious or hostile

Their lives need not be shortened

Truth be told, they can live a long, long while

Tickled to death by their importance

 

If you can make me scared, if that’s what you do

If I’m unclear, can I get out of this thing with me and you

If you feel scared, and a bit confused

I got to say, this sounds a little beyond anything I’m used to

 

Now there’s a precious few, that can prove, at the root

This is all nothing but cold calculation

 

Clearly entranced, you’re leaning back now

Defanged destroyer limps into the bay

Down at the beach, it’s attracting quite a crowd

As kids wade through the blood out to it to play

 

Okay, you made me scared, you did what you set out to do

I’m not prepared, you really had me going there for a minute or two

He said, you made me scared too,

I wasn’t sure I was getting through

I got to go, it’s been a pleasure doing business with you

 

– fr. ‘Day for Night’, The Tragically Hip

 

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