John Hiatt - Shredding the Document

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Given the topic of the day, an appropriate song from the great John Hiatt: “Shredding the Document.”

Oh, what have you done with your life?
Oh, please don’t tell me
Just shut up and go to work
‘Cause you’re interrupting me

I won’t represent the U.S.
In the Summer Olympics
My character’s questionable
My life is a broken record

I’m shredding the documents
I’m keeping my mouth shut
I’m running on radio silence
I’m letting the record speak

I’m shredding the documents
The switchboard is lighting up
I’m not taking any more calls
Well maybe from Larry King

And I don’t know who killed who
I’m having a sex change
To a woman who loves too much
My sister’s a petty thief

I doctored the evidence
Yeah it was a cover up
I wanna stay wrapped in my blanket
And never get out of bed

I’m shredding the documents
I’m keeping my mouth shut
I’m running on radio silence
I’m letting the record speak

I’m shredding the documents
The switchboard is lighting up
I’m not taking any more calls
Well maybe from Larry King

All rumor and innuendo
An Eagles reunion
The 20th century’s closing
It’s closing in on me

You know what my father said
Well I’m not gonna tell you
Some words that I try to live by
It’s none of your goddamn business

I’m shredding the documents
I’m keeping my mouth shut
I’m running on radio silence
I’m letting the record speak

I’m shredding the documents
The switchboard is lighting up
I’m not taking any more calls
Well maybe from Larry King

I’m shredding the documents
The switchboard is lighting up
I’m not taking any more calls
Well maybe from Oprah Winfrey

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