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Jackie
Scott Walker Lyrics


And if one day I should become
A singer with a Spanish bum
Who sings for women of great virtue
I'd sing to them with a guitar
I borrowed from a coffee bar
Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you
My name would be Antonio
And all my bridges I would burn
And when I gave them some they'd know
I'd expect something in return
I'd have to get drunk every night
And talk about virility
With some old grandmama
That might be decked out like a Christmas tree
And though pink elephants I'd see
Though I'd be drunk as I could be
Still I would sing my song to me
About the time they called me "Jackie"

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
A cute cute, in a stupid-ass way

And if I joined the social whirl
Became procurer of young girls
Then I would have my own bordellos
My record would be number one
And I'd sell records by the ton
All sung by many other fellows
My name would then be handsome Jack
And I'd sell boats of opium
Whiskey that came from Twickenham
Authentic queers and phony virgins
If I had banks on every finger
A finger in every country
And all the countries ruled by me
I'd still know where I'd want to be
Locked up inside my opium den
Surrounded by some china men
I'd sing the song that I sang then
About the time they called me "Jackie"

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
A cute cute, in a stupid-ass way

Now, tell me, wouldn't it be nice
That if one day in paradise
I'd sing for all the ladies up there
And they would sing along with me
And we be so happy there to be
'Cause down below is really nowhere
And if my name were Juniper
Then I would know where I was going
And then I would become all knowing
My beard so very long and flowing
If I became deaf, dumb and blind
Because I pitied all mankind
And broke my heart to make things right
I'd know that every single night
When my angelic work was through
The angels and the Devil too
Would sing my childhood song to me
About the time they called me "Jackie"

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
A cute cute, in a stupid-ass way

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Scott Thomas

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iamreg1965

A totally amoral song about a delusional obsessive written by a genius and sung, here, by simply one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
What more could one want?

iamreg1965

@Carla Franconieri
Excuse me.
But if you'd read my post, you'll find I didn't say otherwise.

Carla Franconieri

yeah but this song is written by Jacques Brel, HE is the actual genius.
Respectueusement

Michael Rowland

Nothing. This is perfect.

themirrorsofmymind

HOLY CRAP! THIS DUDE WAS WAY AHEAD OF HIS TIME!

Bastobasto

wdym

David Mansell

Totally agree.

Brad Tolomeo

I never knew of Scott Walker until I came across a documentary about him. He was an amazing talent and interesting man. I played one of his songs to my mom and she knew about him from his time in the Walker Brothers in the 60's.

Out Of Ammo. Out Of Time

Amazing documentary....I can stop watching it

xianshep

54 years on his earth and a huge Bowie fan for 38 of them: HOW could I not have heard of, nor heard, this guy until late 2021?

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