Breaking hearts in a market town. She eats filet of sole and washes it down With sparkling wine. Nice girl, but a bad girl's better. Qualifies in both ways to my mind. But now she's kissing Willie.
She shows a leg shows it damn well. Knows how to drive a man right back to being a child. Well, she's a nice girl, but her bad girl's better. I can read it in her cheating eyes and know that in a while. Well, she'll be kissing Willie. (My best friend, Willie.)
Willie stands and Willie falls. Willie hangs his head behind grey factory walls. Well, she's a nice girl, but her bad girl's better. Me and Willie just can't help come, when she calls. Now she's kissing Willie. (My best friend, Willie.)
Writer/s: IAN ANDERSON
Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Larry from Dc AreaIt's true that many Tull lyrics have sexual references but they're usually veiled in a "suggestive" way...take for example the Songs From the Wood album. Two songs in particular: Velvet Green and Hunting Girl. Go back and read those lyrics...there aren't really any "dirty words" but Ian sure can paint a vivid picture ...From Hunting Girl: She took this simple man's downfall in hand; I raised the flag that she unfurled. (I mean C'mon!)
Larry from Dc AreaReminds me of the lyric from Hunting Girl: She took this simple man's downfall in hand; I raised the flag that she unfurled.
Thomas from Canton, CtI believe this song was Tull's answer to the "political correctness" that was ramping up at the time. Ian doesn't have much use for PC as a songwriting limitation. The Rock Island tour used phallic symbols during the song to hilarious effect, proving that Jethro Tull has a sense of humor not seen in most music acts.
Steve from Ottawa, OnSexual references are not typical of Jethro Tull? Are you sure that you're talking about the right band? There are many songs in Tull's catalogue that are rife with sexual innuendo. It's not the foremost element in their lyrics, but it is certainly not uncommon.
Jim from Columbus, OhI remember seeing Tull perform this live, and the slides behind them were of phallic symbols - carrots, sausages, etc. Pretty funny.
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