1. Fair Warning

From the recording Jersey Stories Part 1

written 2/11/79-----We all used to hang out on the street corners in our home town and check out the young girls that would happen by.
I wrote this as a big brother giving advice to his younger sisters-stay away from guys like me...


Fair Warning

Hey girl whatcha tryin' to do right now?
hangin' around with the older crowd
when I understand that you ain't allowed
it's a big bad world yea you better watch yourself
people take inadvertently with no promise of security
your mother always told you
and your brothers always told you too

hey girl can't ya see what I'm trying to do?
I've been there you know it's true
I've been guilty and I've been fooled
you better stay away
or the things that they will say about you
will make you blue

cause nobody wants a bad reputation
nobody wants to be remembered that way
'cause what it could lead to is alienation
and I don't think you'd wanna end up that way

hey girl just a little bit of advice for you
you can take it and disacard it's truth
or you can take it and guard your youth
either way you choose it
ya better hope that you don't lose it
you don't lose it to ...them bad boys
stay away from them bad boys uptown
stay away from bad boys uptown
stay away from them bad boys bad boys uptown