Don’t remind me of the gunshot sound,
You were the only one who turned round,
What happened to that bond of trust?
You couldn’t shake off your big game rust.
You had your hands up, said it was a fair cop,
You told them to take you down, take you down, down from the dock.
The exit plan had been signed off, agreed,
And I could not fathom if you’d deceived me.
When you didn’t show up at the rendezvous,
I knew then what had happened to you.
I put my hands up, said it was a fair cop,
I told them to take me down, take me down, down from the dock.
Ten long years of imprisonment,
We were given daily punishment.
It was no less than we deserved,
And perhaps just half that time we’d serve.
We put our hands up, said it was a fair cop,
We told them to take us down, take us down, down from the dock.
No sympathy for the men left behind,
The miscreants and the lowest of mankind.
I look forward to the day we’re free,
I’ll be reunited with my dignity.
I put my hands up, it was a fair cop,
I told them to take us down, take us down, down from the dock.
Down from the dock.