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1982 - Close To The Bone

Pleasure Of Love

I tell you he was a masterpiece How are you says I Just cool says he He never shook my hand He was no gentleman But he was o-o-o-over me, oh-oh-oh

I met him hanging out at the park I was scared 'cos it was after dark And he wore fast street clothes And he was clearly posed But he was o-o-o-over me, oh-oh-oh

Pleasure of love, pleasure of love I tell you he knew the pleasure of love Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love

His smile was rich although his clothes were poor Something in his eyes of great allure And I could not resist A calculated risk Since he was o-o-o-over me, oh-oh-oh

We broke the rules but we won the game Nothing to lose, everything to gain And now I have no doubt I could not live without him I am o-o-o-over him, oh-oh-oh

Pleasure of love ..., pleasure of love ... I tell you he knew the pleasure of love Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love

We'll have our babe, or maybe two or three We'll love that babe our own sweet family And we will live in style And make it well worthwhile 'Cos I am o-o-o-over him, oh-oh-oh

I tell you he was a masterpiece How are you says I Just cool says he He never shook my hand He was no gentleman But he was o-o-o-over me, oh-oh-oh

Pleasure of love, pleasure of love I tell you he knew the pleasure of love Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love

Pleasure of love, love, love, love ... Pleasure of love, love, love, love ... Pleasure of love, love, love, love ...

We broke the rules but we won the game Nothing to lose and everything to gain And he will marry me I'll carry his baby Because I'm o-o-o-over him, oh-oh-oh

Pleasure of love ..., pleasure of love ... I tell you he knew the pleasure of love ... Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love ...

Pleasure of love, pleasure of love I tell you he knew the pleasure of love Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love

Pleasure of love, pleasure of love ... I tell you he knew the pleasure of love ... Yes it's true he knew the pleasure of love ...

 

On The Line Again

Living close to the bone, close to the bone Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Dark sneak love action on a Friday night We're going to put on the dog, we're going to do it up right Better put me in a cage, I'm feeling good and full of fight You better take my picture quick, I'm going to jump out of sight

Why that's a cool million, wow, taking in the view Life is but a dream, not about what you do With your blow and your juice and now you're drinking alone If you don't know it I can tell you When you're close to the bone

You're on the line again Now I can place your face Brain food down the drain, I recognise the place You're on the line again You're far away from home You're wearing the signs that say you're close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone

You try to gain a toe-hold, you dig in your heels Make believe you never worry how to pay for your meals

Edges are eroding, there's a cancer in my head My magnetism's fading, can't get out of the red

I see you sitting there in your electric blue suit Shady money men no longer think you are cute

You pass the kids in the park and look how they've grown Feel your face in the dark, feel it close to the bone

You're on the line again, and its not nice to hurt Put a lot of love into your life and put that love to work

You're on the line again, perhaps you could meet someone Who'd show you how to have it all, have fun close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone Glass partitions in your thinking cap shatter Canned music thickened ??? gathered Hair line fracture visible to anyone Getting wider by the hour, living close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Living close to the bone, close to the bone

Animate your backside You'll be my inspitation To the left and to the right Funk is our salivation

 

This Is A Foxy World

Hey boy, what you goin' to do Now you see the world from my point of view Hey boy, forget what you know Get down under the far below Do you see that you are in Foxy Fox's foxy den Watch out how you play with her Mind that you don't rumple her fur

Hey boy, do you really care Can I really trust you to be fair

Hey boy, tell me if it's real Promise to be honest about what you feel You have found the center of Female devotee of love Making love's an easy task With respect is all that she asks

Hey boy, what's it gonna be Freedom for the sexes full equality Hey boy, what do you say Equal work gets equal pay Pride is keeping us apart Love is all that cuts to the heart Keep him by being a friend Who can tell how well it will end

 

Bamboo Town

There's a handsome young man down the road from me A hard working man for a little courtesy His car go with gas and he go with sensei Get me driver to Bamboo Town

He never hit the chicken and he never hit the ducks He goes round the cow and he pass out the trucks He bet on the horses and he won a hundred bucks Get me driver to Bamboo Town

Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town He give me lift Bum diddly bum

He takes me to the movies and he takes me to the shops He pushes down the pedal and he pulls out the stops He never gets a ticket because he's cool with the cops Get me driver to Bamboo Town

He's got a lot of muscle and he's got a lot of style He treats me like a lady and he greets me with a smile

He takes me for an inch and he takes me for a mile Get me driver to Bamboo Town

Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town He give me lift Bum diddly bum

He takes me for a walk under the coconut trees He says he is a dreamer and I say he is a tease He says we should be married and he's down on his knees Get me driver to Bamboo Town

Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town Bam, Bam, Bam, Bamboo Town He give me lift Bum diddly bum

 

 

The Man With the 4-Way Hips

He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips

Street level, down in the ground You can't miss it, so check this out Lovers and fighters, the girls from next door Rockin' and shockin' the whole dance floor Disc-jockeys want him to get up He can't resist that funky stuff Soldiers and sailors, policemen, marines Painters and poets are part of his scene

He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips

Black people, white people too Hangin' out in the latest hairdos The sons and the daughters of people on earth Hippin' and hoppin' and getting to work Head-waiters and dish-washers too Billionaires are waiting for you Hiding his feelings he see what you got He want you more when the music is hot

He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips

Have mercy, don't need a date Rock steady, staying up late Snapping his fingers, tapping his feet Rocking and rolling into the street

He's the man with the 4-way hips He's the man with the 4-way hips He's the man with the 4-way hips He's the man with the 4-way hips

He's a master operator He's a moving violator He's a jumping generator He's a grinding alligator He's a smoking fire-cracker He's a funky cracker-jacker He's a funny and he's flirty Just a dancin' herky-jerky

He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips

He's a big bang operator He's a moonlight aviator He's a mass communicator He's a groovy agitator He's a comprehensive lover He's a bad nasty mother He's a sweetheart undercover And he's not like any other

He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips He's a man with the 4-way hips

 

Measure Up

If you live in the city or you live in the bush Love is a thing that you just don't rush Look at my boyfriend and then you'll see what I mean I'm not gonna blow it by spoiling his dream

I can see that apple high up in a tree I'm not going to rock it, let it fall to me Speak of the devil and he'll walk right in If he talks to me I'll just give him in

Take a little measure, Take a little measure Measure of my heart Measure up The shark could eat me Or I could eat the shark Measure up Take a little measure, Take a little measure Measure of my soul Measure up If there's still cold water, then I'm running cool Measure Up

If you live in the mountains or down by the sea Love is a thing to make you make your heart beat I went for a ride, I just jumped to my feet I smile so hard, you can see all of my teeth The boy fills me with such energy I'll play this hand intuitively We'll ignore the problems that destroy the rest Turn good to better, and better to best

Take a little measure, Take a little measure Measure of my heart Measure up The shark could eat me Or I could eat the shark Measure up Take a little measure, Take a little measure Measure of my soul Measure up If there's still cold water, then I'm running cool Measure Up

If you live in the desert or among the trees Love is a thing to take at your ease ??? survive the waste We'll serve the time for the rest of our days We'll see all the places that we've never been No matter where our love will begin I know he's not the only fish in the sea But, man-oh-man there is no other for me

Take a little measure, Take a little measure Measure of my heart Measure up The shark could eat me Or I could eat the shark Measure up Take a little measure Measure of my soul If there's still cold water, then I'm running cool Measure Up

 

Never Took A Penny

Never took a penny Never told a lie You made me so unhappy Now I'm goin' to make you cry

You hit me hard Hard as hell You may as well Have left me as for dead

I helped you play the fish I never steered you wrong Whatever you might wish You know it's been my song

It took a long long time to become myself

With your American gift Where there is money and skill You gave another twist To the proverbial screw

I should have looked deeper Deeper still Into your very soul

I gave you what was mine Your wanting more belies The fact that you've got dollar signs In both your little eyes

I will cut out The dead wood The bad rot Or find another love

Mercenary people Messing with my heart Nasty little devils Always interfere with ours

I will survive Despite you I liked you But now I'm on my own

I'm making merry music I don't want to be sad I've had a lot of trouble But I'm not gonna stay mad

I will step out All night It feels right To be on my own

All night It feels right To be on my own

I will step out All night It feels right To be on my own

I'm making merry music I don't want to be sad I've had a lot of trouble But I'm not gonna stay mad

I will step out All night It feels right To be on my own ...

 

Atsababy! (Life is Great)Life as I would say Life as you would say Life as I will tell you Life is great

Oh yea! We had a lot of fun And we had a lot of good things to eat And we had a lot of funny things to say And everybody had a good night's sleep And no one made us toe the line And you and I had lots of time Nobody ever spilled the wine And everything worked out just fine Atasababy!

Life as I would say Life as you would say Life as I will tell you Life is great

Oh yea, we really rocked the house And yea, we broke some hard new ground You went out to walk the dog And came back with some brand new sounds I beat those tom-toms all night long And set the tempo for the song Haha, you made me feel like I belong And it seemed like we could do no wrong Atsababy!

Life as I would say Life as you would say Life as I will tell you Life is great

Oh yea, I tell you life is great And we never felt out of place And we all got famous overnight And no one there forgot your face And we made the world our neighbourhood And it sure looked good from where we stood And every day we knock on wood 'Cos life is great and life is good Atasababy!

Life as I would say Life as you would say Life as I will tell you Life is great

 

 
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