Hercules

Album: Honky Chateau (1972)
  • Ooh I got a busted wing and a hornet sting
    Like an out of tune guitar
    Ooh she got Hercules on her side
    And Diana in her eyes

    Some men like the Chinese life
    Some men kneel and pray
    Ooh well I like women and I like wine
    And I've always liked it that way
    Always liked it that way

    Doo wop shoo bop
    Doo wop shoo bop
    Doo wop shoo bop, ah

    I can't dig it, the way she tease
    That old tough man routine up her sleeve
    Living and loving, kissing and hugging
    Living and loving with a cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules

    Oh it hurts like hell to see my gal
    Messing with a muscle boy
    No superman gonna ruin my plans
    Playing with my toys

    Rich man sweating in a sauna bath
    Poor boy scrubbing in a tub
    Me, I stay gritty up to my ears
    Washing in a bucket of mud
    Washing in a bucket of mud

    Doo wop shoo wop
    Doo wop shoo wop
    Doo wop shoo wop, ah

    I can't dig it, the way she tease
    That old tough man routine up her sleeve
    Living and loving, kissing and hugging
    Living and loving with a cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules

    Doo wop shoo wop
    Doo wop shoo wop
    Doo wop shoo wop, ah

    I can't dig it, the way she tease
    That old tough man routine up her sleeve
    Living and loving, kissing and hugging
    Living and loving with a cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules
    A cat named Hercules Writer/s: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Tim from Tampa, FlSomeone reminded me recently that "Sometimes a cigar really is a cigar". I always thought this song was about a cat named "Hercules", who belonged to the girl. Oh well, it looks like I've been smoked again. I love this site. :)
  • Angela from San Diego, CaOH my---how can you neglect to mention he legally made his middle name "Hercules" at the same time? I enjoyed learning it was done in the London Gazette later the same year this record came out---in January, as his records often did---like my hubbie did!
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