It's crazy but I'm frightened by the sound of the telephone, oh yeah I'm worried that the caller might have awful news, oh my' Who knows these days where on earth the money goes, oh yeah No doubt we could put it to a better use, oh my
You keep insisting that nobody showed you how to keep relationships, oh yeah Your daddy made a real good try, oh my You said you knew all along We could work it out, oh yeah Do you have to make a fuss everytime we fly Oh I'm looking for clues
I have to make an effort now I just to be serious, oh yeah Nobody's gonna give you the benefit of the doubt, oh my Everytime I pick a paper up it's harder to believe the news, oh yeah I'm gonna have to shake it up and twist and shout, oh my
You can't do nothing that you don't put your mind to, oh yeah I suspected all along you were a dream come true, oh my I'm never in the dark 'cause my heart keeps me well informed, oh yeah I'm convinced that there's a way of getting through to you Ooh I'm looking for clues
It's crazy but I'm frightened by the sound of relationships, oh yeah I swear we could put it to a better use, oh my Do hurry baby you've forgotten how to catch a night groove, oh yeah You told all the callers you were not amused oh I'm looking for clues
You keep insisting that nobody showed you how to use a telephone, oh yeah Nobody's gonna give you a second chance, oh my I don't have to make an effort now to find out where the money goes, oh yeah Do you have to make a fuss everytime we dance Ooh I'm looking for clues
Do ya do ya do ya do ya Ooh I'm looking for clues Ooh I'm looking for clues Ooh I'm looking for clues [Repeat]
Writer/s: ROBERT ALLAN PALMER
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Thomas Leonard from Pittsburgh, Pa, PaPalmer would refer to this song's video as his "Sesame Street" phase during interviews in the late 80s. Though the song had only minor success in the US the video clip would become one of his most memorable behind the trilogy of "Palmer Girls" videos for Addicted To Love, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, & Simply Irresistible.
Drew from B\'ham, AlA story line not too far removed from that in Genesis' "That's All". A failing relationship that is next to impossible to sort out. Only in this one is it being even remotely sorted out.
Andy from B'ham, AlMid '60s? It sounds a lot more like mid to late '70s to me! In this hit Robert Palmer makes an astounding Billy Idol impression. Like in "White Wedding" Idol uses a bass voice which sounds almost identical to Palmer's voice in "Looking For Clues".
Reuben from Amsterdam, NetherlandsFrom the album in which Palmer switched to synthesizer sound, with the help of Gary Numan for instance.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.