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Scott Walker – Jackie lyrics

[Verse 1]
And if one day I should become a singer with a Spanish bum
Who sings for women of great virtue
I'd sing to them with a guitar I'd borrowed from a coffee bar
Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you!
My name would be Antonio and all my bridges I would burn
And when I gave them some they'd know I'd expect something in return
I'd have to get drunk every night and talk about virility
With some old Grandmother who might be decked out like a Christmas tree
And though pink elephants I'd see, though I'd be drunk as I could be
Still I would sing my song to me about the time they called me Jackie

[Chorus]
If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid ass way

[Verse 2]
And if I joined the social whirl, became procurer of young girls
Then I would have my own bordellos
My record would be number one and I'd sell records by the ton
All sung by many other fellows
My name would then be Handsome Jack and I'd sell boats of opium
Whisky that came from Twickenham, authentic queers and phoney virgins
If I had banks on every finger, a finger in every country
And all the countries ruled by me I'd still know where I'd want to be
Locked up inside my opium den surrounded by some Chinamen
I'd sing the songs that I sang then about the time they called me Jackie

[Chorus]
If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid ass way

[Verse 3]
Now tell me wouldn't it be nice that if one day in Paradise
I'd sing for all the ladies up there
And they would sing along with me, we'd be so happy, there to be
'Cos down below is really nowhere
And if my name were Jupiter than I would know where I was going
And I would become all knowing and my beard so long and flowing
If I became deaf, dumb and blind because I pitied all mankind
And broke my heart to make things right I'd know that every single night
When my angelic work was through the angels and the Devil too
Would sing my childhood song to me about the time they called me Jackie

[Chorus]
If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid ass way



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