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Her hair is Harlow gold
Her lips sweet surprise
Her hands are never cold
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll turn the music on you
You won't have to think twice
She's pure as New York snow
She's got Bette Davis eyes

And she'll tease you
She'll unease you
All the better just to please you
She's precocious and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush
She's got Greta Garbo stand-off sighs
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll let you take her home (it whets her appetite)
She'll lay you on the throne
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll take a tumble on you
Roll you like you were dice until you come up blue
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll expose you when she snows you off your feet with the crumbs she throws you
She's ferocious and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush
All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Bette Davis eyes

And she'll tease you
She'll unease you
All the better just to please you
She's precocious and she knows just what it takes to make a pro blush
All the boys think she's a spy
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll tease you
She'll unease you
Just to please you
She's got Bette Davis eyes

She'll expose you
When she snows you
She knows you
She's got Bette Davis eyes



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    Michael KlempinJul 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    A KC song I like just as well if not better, is her 1980 remake of the Smokey Robinson song, "More Love".....her rendition is awesome.
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    The woman in this song has movie star looks and is a tease ... "until you come up blue" .

    Btw that first verse should "harlow gold"... Not "hallow gold". A reference to jean harlow, one the original blonde bombshells and contemporary to bette davis and greta garbow... And consequently makes more sense
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    UnregisteredMay 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    It means love. And hamburgers. And rubiks cube. Just a simple song about the day to day rigors of janitor work.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    About a woman who is sexually empowered. She is irresistible, powerful, beautiful, sexual, intelligent, charming, passionate, confidant - in short, pretty much everything a woman should be :)
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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Bette davis eyes describes a woman who has the power over a man, in a relationship. She can make him feel the wonders of love and may betray him. But the men cannot stay away from her because she is irresistable in every way and they keep coming back for more of "bette davis' eyes".

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