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"Watching The Detectives" - Elvis Costello

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Nice girls not one with a defect
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Cellophane shrink wrap so correct
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Red dogs under illegal legs
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She looks so good that he gets down and begs

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She is watching the detectives
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'Ooh, he's so cute'
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She is watching the detectives
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When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
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They beat him up when the teardrops start
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But he can't be wounded cos he's got no heart

Long shot of that jumping sign
Visible shivers running down my spine
Cut to baby taking off her clothes
Close up of the sign that says "We never close"
You snatch a tune, you match a cigarette
She pulls your eyes out with a face like a magnet
I don't know how much more of this I can take
She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake

You think you're alone until you realise you're in it
Now fear is here to say, love is here for a visit
They call it instant justice when it's past the legal limit
Someone's scratching at the door, I wonder who is it
The detectives come to check if you belong to the parents
Who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance
Thought it nearly too a miracle to get you to stay
It only took my little fingers to blow you away

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Just like watching the detectives
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Don't get cute
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It's just like watching the detectives
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I get so angry when the teardrops start
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But he can't be wounded cos he's got no heart
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Watching the detectives
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It's just like watching the detectives
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Watching the detectives, watching the detectives (repeat line, fade out)









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