It's a dangerous world


"It's a dangerous world, never been safe"

Richard Rhys O'Brien
Acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro
Bruce Knapp
Double bass
Richard Sadler
Tony Shepherd
Backing vocals
Callie Howard


It’s a dangerous world, never been safe, that’s because of the human race
Lions and tigers, volcanoes explode, and quakes that cut a hole in the road
Poisonous plants, sharks in the sea, thunder, lightning, stinging bee
Disease and wars and crashing cars, not to mention the stuff in the bars
Where people go to just have a good time, get too drunk, whiskey, wine
Crimes of passion, murder most foul, dangerous woods where the wolves do howl
Now it’s the sun that’s getting too hot, burn the skin off your back, cancerous spots
Got enough drugs to cure and kill, every problem, take a pill
Millions starving, others too fat, wonder what God’ll make of that
Love, hate, apathy, you can be killed by a falling tree
Despite all that there’s more of us around, living longer, run out of ground
To bury ourselves as well as waste, you forgot pollution in your haste
Some people think we’ll blow ourselves up, or get hit by the big red bus
‘Til that happens let’s drink a toast, hope the lottery comes in the post

© Richard Rhys O'Brien 2014