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Pixies - Born In Chicago
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  I was born in Chicago in 1971
  I was born in Chicago in 1971
  What my father told me,
  "Son, you had better get a gun."

  My first friend went down
  When I was 16 years old
  Oh my first friend went down
  When I was 16 years old
  There's one thing I can say about that boy
  He gotta go

  My second friend went down
  When I was 17 years of age
  Oh my second friend went down
  When I was 17 years of age
  There's one thing I can say about that boy
  He gotta pray

  Oh life is a lie
  If you don't know how to play the game
  Oh life is a lie
  If you don't know how to play the game
  All my friends are going
  And everything's gonna stay the same

		Black Francis/Nicholas Gravenites

This is in fact a well known blues song written by Nicholas Gravenites in the '60s, a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Probably Black Francis changed the lyrics so it would resemble his own life. Of course Charles was born in Long Beach, CA in 1965. The song was recorded in Chicago and released on Rubaiyat.

The original song was also played in the beginning of the movie Blues Brothers 2000.


Originally released: 1990 by Elektra
Found on: Rubaiyat (Id: Elektra 9 60940-2)