Looking For Clues

Album: Clues (1980)
Charted: 33
  • 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.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • 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.
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