The Stove & The Toaster

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Let's just say they owe me a favor.
I did something for them.
What it is doesn't matter.
Here's what's important.
It's going to be easy.
It's going to be simple.
Put it up to his temple.
He's expecting our call.

Yeah they know our intentions.
They approve of our methods.
They consider us partners.
Going in thru the window.
Leave thru the terrace.
They still owe me a favor.
What it is doesn't matter.

'Cause they got earpiece dudes in a fortified fortress.
And a wholesale crew that does a pretty big business.
And I got something we can do in Las Cruces.

Got some new information from the chef and the chauffeur.
They put the stash in the stove. They keep the cash in the toaster.
Down in Las Cruces they don't play with jokers.
I hope I still know you when this is all over.

Take a flight to Durango.
Take a car to La Quinta.
Chevrolet Silverado.
Sort of south of the entrance.
Drive it down to Las Cruces.
Do the thing that we're doing.
Push ahead to El Paso.
Stay as long as we have to.

She's got a line on some guys that are kind of insiders.
Said she worked with the cook. Said she slept with the driver.
They know we're coming but they'll still act surprised.
Yeah they'll still act surprised.
'Cause there's just one way in and it's a fortified fortress.
There's a way that it works. It's a particular process.
And I know something we can do in Las Cruces.

Got some new information from the chef and the chauffeur.
They put the stash in the stove. They keep the cash in the toaster.
Down in Las Cruces they don't play with jokers.
Split it three ways with the chef and the chauffeur.
Yeah, I've known those guys for a bit.
And it's sounding like they're pretty much over it.

We came in the kitchen and I knew it was over.
Didn't see any stove. No sign of a toaster.
Set up for the slaughter and shot in the shoulder.
Got pretty screwed by the chef and the chauffeur.
Got pretty screwed by the chef and the chauffeur.

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from Thrashing Thru The Passion, released August 16, 2019

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