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He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart.
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache.
He's loved in seven languages.
Diamond nights and ruby lights, high in the sky.
Heaven help him, when he falls.

Diamond life, lover boy.
We move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
City lights and business nights.
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights.

No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance.
No place to be ending but somewhere to start.

No need to ask.
He's a smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator.

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male.
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale.

Face to face, each classic case.
We shadow box and double cross,
Yet need the chase.

A license to love, insurance to hold.
Melts all your memories and change into gold.
His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold.

No need to ask.
He's a smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator.

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male.
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale.

Smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator,
Smooth operator...

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He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart.
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache.
He's loved in seven languages.
Diamond nights and ruby lights, high in the sky.
Heaven help him, when he falls.



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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    When i heared it first i did not speak e. At all but i fell in love with this song immediately. Her voice and the song together are so sensitive and so ancient. It is still as amazing as it was at that time. It is timeless somehow...
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    michael33071Nov 6, 2011 at 7:07 am
    I adoreee all songs of sade adu. For me she is one of the best artists ever and also all natures beauty. If you may read this pleeaseee release another album.

    My best wishes to adele and keith urban on their recoveries.
    Electronic piano and drums sound nice.

    This song has a saxophone solo in the middle.
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    farijo38May 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I adoreee all songs of Sade Adu. For me she is one of THE best artists ever and also all natures beauty. IF you may read this PLEEASeee release another album.

    My best wishes, Farijo38 from Amsterdam, Holland.

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