Life imitates the game of chess You can be the rook or the pawn But if you have the strategy that's best You can be the King or in this case the Don It's easy to get knocked out of the game Depending on which way you want to play You've got to have eyes on the back of your head Now that we have that out of the way
[Chorus] Rev up the Lincoln And let's get to drinking some caffeine Let's go to Nicolletis Cause he makes a mean spaghetti sauce I'm a connoisseur of the finer things in life I'll talk any flick with Al Pacino I'm a man of respect and I prefer to be addressed as Padrino
If you're the type that likes to spill the beans You could be a stone in someone's shoe You'll receive a kiss on each cheek And then you'll know that pretty soon the stone will be removed Everyone knows that crime doesn't pay It doesn't pay the taxes away You've got to be slick if you don't want it to stick Now that we have that out of the way
I know it's not a wise thing to do Writing funny songs about the mob But if it's all the same to you I don't see it as a gang but a club Where men sit like gentlemen Plotting their events about Things I shouldn't understand, comprehend or care Like, oh, I don't know maybe I shouldn't go there After all it is a family affair
Stay out of the papers Don't get caught Leave the singing to Sinatra and always keep your big trap shut Capice?
The underworld is like an undertow, if you don't respect it It will surely bring you down, when you least expect it Hey expect it from all sides Once you're in it it's for life Don't be famous be infamous and you will live to see another day Be wise about with whom you discuss Now that we have that out of the way