Shadows may hide you but also may be your grave You're running today maybe tomorrow you'll be saved You pray for daylight to save you for a while You wonder if your children will face the killer's smile
Dead men, tell no tales Gangland, murder's up for sale Dead men, tell no tales Gangland, where jail birds die
Face at the window leers into your own But it's only your reflection still you tremble in your bones How long can you hide? How long till they come? A rat in a trap but you've got to survive
Once you were glad to be free for a while The air tasted good and the world was your friend Then came the day when the hard times began Now you're alone, but alive for how long?
A knife at your throat another body on the pile A contract to keep and it's service with a smile Murder for vengeance or murder for gain Death on the streets or a blackened out jail
Dead men, tell no tales In Gangland, murder's up for sale Dead men, tell no tales In Gangland, where jail birds die