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Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes lyrics

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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    Her hair is "harlow gold" (not "hollow gold") as in jean harlow, the golden age movie star (like bette davis) and original blonde bombshell. Her lips "a" sweet surprise (because that clause is part of the earlier sentence). She has "greta garbo pin-up thighs. " the writer mixed together greta garbo and betty grable, known for her wwii pin-up photo showing off her thighs.
    And she doesn't snow you off your feet, you "have to feed with the crumbs she throws you. "
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    A "pro" is a prostitute in Street or cop slang. So the line 'she knows what it takes to make a pro blush' refers to the fact that she has so much sexual audacity that she is more forward and more assertive than a professional s** worker. It alluded to the seductive sexual power that the protagonist of the song projects. Some women wield this kind of power. Men don't really possess it. Essentially she's a siren or femme fatale. Vive le femme! Now if we could just get over the stereotype that sexual power is evil and corrupting. Maybe we could enjoy the tension between the sexes more and celebrate it when used appropriately.
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    Yes, the lyrics are terrible. I agree fully with those who have protested and exposed the deficiencies.
    But for my own part, the idea that "she knows what it takes to make a pro blush" is crap. What she says quite clearly in the song is "she knows what it takes to make a crow blush! " you know, the way black bird turning rosy at the advances of this ultimate femme fatale.
    What sort of pro? No, it's a blatant statement of a woman who can turn black feathers white with her predatory sexuality.
    So correct the lyrics, to the end that we can experience the full and raw passion of this song.
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      Her hair is "harlow gold" (not "hollow gold") as in jean harlow, the golden age movie star (like... Read more →
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      A "pro" is a prostitute in Street or cop slang. So the line 'she knows what it takes to make a pro... Read more →

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