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Sex Kills

by Joni Mitchell   Printer-friendly version of this lyric

I pulled up behind a Cadillac
We were waiting for the light
And I took a look at his license plate
It said "Just Ice"
Is justice just ice?
Governed by greed and lust?
Just the strong doing what they can
And the weak suffering what they must?
And the gas leaks
And the oil spills
And sex sells everything
And sex kills
Sex kills

Doctors' pills give you brand new ills
And the bills bury you like an avalanche
And lawyers haven't been this popular
Since Robespierre slaughtered half of France!
And Indian chiefs with their old beliefs know
The balance is undone crazy ions
You can feel it out in traffic
Everyone hates everyone!
And the gas leaks
And the oil spills
And sex sells everything
And sex kills
Sex kills

All these jackoffs at the office
The rapist in the pool
Oh and the tragedies in the nurseries
Little kids packin' guns to school
The ulcerated ozone
These tumors of the skin
This hostile sun beating down on
This massive mess we're in!
And the gas leaks
And the oil spills
And sex sells everything
And sex kills
Sex kills
Sex kills
Sex kills
Sex kills


© 1994; Crazy Crow Music

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Sex Kills has been recorded by 5 others

Peter Herbert, ena, Wolfgang Mitterer & Koehne Quartett  (from "Joni (12 Songs by Joni Mitchell)" - 2011)
Roine Stolt  (from "Wall Street Voodoo" - 2005)
Smith, Leslie (from "PazFest - The New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Howlin' Wolf" - 2002)
Sweeney, Melissa (from "Golden Thread" - 2004)
Tobias, Nuriel (from "Last Chance Lost - Nuri Covers Joni" - 2005)
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