DAVID BOWIE – Watch That Man (2013 Remastered Version) Lyrics

Album: Five Years 1969-1973
Genre: Rock

Shakey threw a party that lasted all night
Everybody drank a lot of something nice
There was an old-fashioned band of married men
Looking up to me for encouragement – it was so-so

The ladies looked bad but the music was sad
No one took their eyes off Lorraine
She shimmered and she strolled like a Chicago moll
Her feathers looked better and better – it was so-so

Yeah! it was time to unfreeze
When the Reverend Alabaster danced on his knees
Yeah! Well, it wasn’t it a game
Cracking all the mirrors in shame

Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk but he could eat you with a fork and spoon
Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk but he’s only taking care of the room
Must be in tune

A Benny Goodman fan painted holes in his hands
Shakey hung him up to dry
The pundits were joking, the manholes were smoking
Every bottle battled with the reason why

The girl on the phone wouldn’t leave me alone
A throw back from someone’s LP
A lemon in a bag played a Tiger Rag
And the villains on the screen stopped bleeding

Yeah! I was shaking like a leaf
For I couldn’t understand the conversation
Yeah! So I ran to the street, looking for information
Watch that man, baby
Watch that man (repeat ad inf.)
Keep cool, baby

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