Smooth Operator
by Sade

Album: Diamond Life (1984)
Charted: 19 5
  • Diamond life, lover boy
    He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
    City lights and business nights
    When you require streetcar desire for higher heights

    No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
    When sentiment is left to chance
    No place to be ending but somewhere to start

    No need to ask, he's a smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator

    Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
    Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

    Face to face, each classic case
    We shadow box and double cross
    Yet need the chase

    A license to love, insurance to hold
    Melts all your memories and change into gold
    His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold

    No need to ask, he's a smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator

    Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
    Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator
    Smooth operator, smooth operator

Comments: 7

  • Rec from TexasThis song is NOT about a giggalo, or a pimp, or a drug dealer, or player/womanizer. Listen to the lyrics. It's about a CON MAN!!!
  • James from AustraliaSade is georgeous.
    " Smooth Operator " is a song about a cold , calculating giggolo , praying on women who provide the money for his indulgent lifestyle.
  • Steven from Bayside NyWho was the Actor who played the Smooth Operator ?
  • David from Lawren, Ma---I LoVe HER, she is Mysteriously Beautiful!
  • Constance from Dallas, TxJoel this song is not about drugs. It is about a womanizer and possible giggolo. I love the jazzy smooth music to this song. Sade's voice is great and distinctive. Great song and very true. Men like this in the song do exist.
  • Ani from Yerevan, Armeniasade is gorgeous!!! i like her VERY VERY MUCH!!! and 'smooth operator' is one of the best songs of her:*)
  • Joel from Austin, TxThis song is about a drug dealer and pimp.
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