song by Anna Calvi
Red Right Hand lyrics

Take a little walk to the edge of town
Go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms
Like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires
In the humming wires
Hey man, you know
You're never coming back
He's a God, he's a man
He's a ghost, he's a guru
They whisper his name throughout this disappearing land
But hidden in his coat
Is a red right hand


You don't have no money?
He'll get you some
You don't have no car?
He'll get you one
You don't have no self-respect
You feel like an insect
Well, don't you worry buddy
'Cause here he comes


Through the ghettos and the barrio
and the Bowery and the slum
A shadow is cast wherever he stands
Stacks of green paper in his
Red right hand.


You'll see him in your nightmares
You'll see him in your dreams
He'll appear out of nowhere but
He ain't what he seems


You'll see him in your head
On the TV screen
Hey buddy, I'm warning
You to turn it off
He's a ghost, he's a god
He's a man, he's a guru
You're one microscopic cog
In his catastrophic plan
Designed and directed by
His red right hand.