He’s mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous to know
(and played by Nicholas Cage)
He’s a cop called Terry on the late night show
(and I guess he’s middle aged).
Although the bravest of the bunch
his downfall is his back:
he does his duty in a funk
of heroine, coke and crack.
His girlfriend Frankie is a pro
and when not doing tricks
She helps to keep him on the go
by giving him a fix.
Just when you are a’wondering
How low this cop can get
Terry does some flipping thing
That brings him lower yet.
He scams them and he crooks them and
He plays such devious roles
He cheats them and defeats them and
He rends their heart and souls.
The end is one you’ve seen before
You think he’s going to hell
Room service knocks upon the door
(You’re ready for hard sell).
Then suddenly it turns around:
Room service is this waiter
That Terry saved (he would have drowned
If left a minute later).
Terry’s single one good deed
Might just have saved his life
The victim’s now the hero, see?
(The pro ends up his wife.)