Under Arrest – Lyrics

The name on the list didn’t fit the id
Following clues
You can’t hide homicide
They answer the phone, tell me they’re not at home
I’m doing my best to tell you what I know

Meet me in an hour
I’ll be on the corner
I’ll have on a trenchcoat, naturally
You cannot avoid me
I can be annoying
When you least expect it – “answer the question now!”
Why inspector?
He’s a fine detective
Got his own perspective
He’s a lie detector
Oh heaven knows. backtracking clues or any news on the scene
In the right mood, sticking to my routine
In dark day and night I’m like a machine
It was someone he knew
He let em in
He got caught by a dirty doublecrosser capable of murder
He’s gonna be uncovered finally
It’s a full investigation and I’m very patient, working out the puzzle carefully
You don’t have to worry
It could be scary
Either “hit me harry” or a coronary

Oh heaven knows

The face and the name didn’t fit the id
The time and the place in evidence don’t exist
They wanna confess, and be blessed by the rope
Hot on the scent finding only dead ends
Now, the killer’s out there
Thinks he got away clear
But he’s not so clever
He’s going to the devil
I’m setting up a rumour
He’s gonna walk into it, before he knows what happened
I’m gonna grab him – tell me
Why’d ya do it?
You’re a pretty stupid jerk to try the heavy stuff
You think your pretty tough
Whoa, homicide

You’re under arrest, you’re under arrest
You’re under arrest, you’re under arrest

Why’d ya do it?
You’re pretty stupid
The heavy stuff
You’re very tough

You’re under arrest

Written by
Bernard Edwards / Nile Rodgers / Debbie Harry / Chris Stein

Debbie Harry – Vocals
Nile Rodgers – Guitar, Vocals on “Backfired”
Bernard Edwards – Bass Guitar
Tony Thompson – Drums
Robert Sabino – Keyboards
Raymond Jones – Keyboards
Nathaniel S. Hardy, Jr. – Keyboards
Chris Stein – Guitar
Vinnie Della Rocca – Horns
Ray Maldonado – Horns
Sammy Figueroa – Percussion
Manolo Badrena – Percussion
Roger Squitero – Percussion
Spud Devo – Backing Vocals
Pud Devo – Backing Vocals
Gordon Grody – Backing Vocals
Fonzi Thornton – Backing Vocals

Nile Rodgers – Producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Bernard Edwards – Producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Bill Scheniman – Sound Engineer
Jason Corsaro – Second Engineer
H. R. Giger – Cover concept and painting
Brian Aris – Photography
Peter Wagg – Art direction

Recorded At
Recorded and mixed at The Power Station, NYC
Dennis King – Mastering at Atlantic Studios

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