YEAH, THEY MIGHT BEREADY. But for what? Who wants to give a kid a chance to take a gun forthe first time and get shot by someone who is a professional all along? Some of the people coming backstage to try to convince Mick and me tofire the first shot I thought were plants from your CIA and FBI, if notthere to entrap us then to use us to get the cats to stick their necksout. It's a lose/lose situation, with all of us scrawny and scraggy andthe man's knives were sharp and I mean sharp.
Maybethey're ready in New York or LA. Things are hairy around the schools and inthe streets, and our music scores it like an opera of rape and riot. Butthen sticking your neck out is another thing altogether when you got ababy, a kid growing up. Every time I look at Marlon I remember, maybethe way it works ain't that bad, like I always knew money was neither a good nor an evil butjust an entity to be reckoned with on the trip.