Everyone's Gone To The Movies

Album: Katy Lied (1975)
  • Kids if you want some fun
    Mr. LaPage is your man
    He's always laughing, having fun
    Showing his films in the den
    Come on, come on
    Soon you will be eighteen
    I think you know what I mean
    Don't tell your mama
    Your daddy or mama
    They'll never know where you been

    [Chorus]
    Everyone's gone to the movies
    Now we're alone at last

    Listen to what I say
    He wants to show you the way
    Right down the hallway with open arms
    To teach you a new game to play
    Come on, come on
    Soon it will be too late
    Bobbing for apples can wait
    We know you're used to sixteen or more
    Sorry we only have eight

    [Chorus]

    Kids if you want some fun
    See what you never have seen
    Take off your cheaters and sit right down
    Start the projection machine

    [Chorus]Writer/s: DONALD JAY FAGEN, WALTER CARL BECKER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Steve from New York, Ny"Cheaters" definitely refers to glasses; it's mentioned in the OED (link below). I couldn't find any online mention of "Cheetas" being a brand of shoes, and while some people may call padded bras "cheaters", it doesn't make sense in context, since the kids involved are boys.
    http://www.oed.com/oed2/00037413
  • Bill from El Paso TxAs a child of the late 50's and early 60's I can state without fear of retribution that 'cheaters' does NOT refer to shoes, eye glasses, or pants. It refers to the 'cheaters' aka padded brassieres (bras?) that were popular at the time among the younger female types that were just starting to 'bloom'... as it were. Every little bit helps 'ya know.

    More Old B.S. Later
    Badco - said it
  • Mike from Glen Ridge, NjThe line: I know your used to 16 or more. Sorry we only have 8, refers to porn films that used to be produced and sold on 8 mm film. Kids in school were use to 16 mm. films and school projectors or in the larger size at the movie theatre.
  • Steven from Medford, United KingdomThe lyrics say cheeta's; a popular kids shoe, not cheeters. Clever!!
  • Marcus from Baton Rouge, LaGreat song, very catchy and clasic chorus. Steely Dan are masters of (originality) music style.
  • Scott from Amarillo, Tx"Cheaters" is obsolete slang (did the Dan use any other kind?) for eyeglass.
  • Don from Burlington, Maanybody kbow what they mean by "take off your cheaters"? i thought it was "take off your chinos (pants)"
  • Hugo from Philadelphia, PaAccording to various sources, the name Steely Dan was taken from a dildo's name in the novel "The Naked Lunch" by William Burroughs.
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnIs anyone able to tell me if the bands' name, " Steely Dan " was suggested by a man named Dan Steele?...
    anyway-----Great song. Steely Dan seem to be masters at their craft----every album seems better than the last.
  • G from Potomac, MdApparently the pedophile is French or of French descent (Mr. LaPage)
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