"Ladies Of The Road" as written by Peter John Sinfield and Robert Fripp....
A flower lady's daughter
As sweet as holy water
Said, "I'm the school reporter
Please teach me", well I taught her.

Two fingered levi'd sister
Said, "Peace", I stopped I kissed her.
Said, "I'm a male resister",
I smiled and just unzipped her.

High diving Chinese trender
Black hair and black suspender
Said, "Please me no surrender
Just love to feel your Fender".

All of you know that the girls of the road
Are like apples you stole in your youth.
All of you know that the girls of the road
Been around but are versed in the truth.

Stone-headed Frisco spacer
Ate all the meat I gave her
Said would I like to taste hers
And even craved the flavor

"Like marron-glaced fish bones
Oh lady hit the road!"

All of you know that the girls of the road
Are like apples you stole in your youth.
All of you know that the girls of the road
Been around but are versed in the truth.

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"Ladies of the Road" as written by Robert Fripp Peter John Sinfield

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    General CommentThe four songs from the album "Islands" are four different perspectives on love. The first depicts romantic love, the second jealous love, the third, this one, depicts playful sexual and sensual love, and the last song depicts universal love.

    This entire song is intended to be considered humorous. Although the situations may have actually occurred, they are described in a lighthearted way using many puns and double entendres, such as "feel your Fender" referring to the rock star's guitar or alternatively some unnamed body part. In spite of the obvious sexual connotations of almost every line, no explicit sexual terms are used. The closest it gets is the term "meat" in the last verse. In fact, each verse gets a little more explicit than the previous one. The last verse is a clear depiction of sexual activities with very little left to the imagination.

    The words of the song as sung on the recording are very slightly different from the words on the album jacket; I believe this listing shows the album jacket poem, which is OK.
    marcdon February 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems like a song about groupies and the different types of ladies and situations a band would encounter on the road.
    miramarjuiceon July 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song manages to sound like early pink floyd, beatles, and a handful of other 60's/70's artists in one song...its insane
    Tim_NorByon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDirty, dirty, dirty! Didn't expect KC to get this nasty. I like the second verse, where he spears the feminist movement. "I just smiled..." CREEPY!
    Juniper Prismon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them perform this live in Brighton back in 73 (or 74 - somewhere around then) during their Islands promotional tour. Fripp introduced it as a song about groupies - the Ladies of the Road of somewhat dubious morals that all bands came across
    AlanOldieon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, make that 71 or 72 (gets a bit hazy these days...)
    AlanOldieon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSleazy, jazzy, and just plain great. The sax is alive in this one.

    It sounds like Alan Oldie is spot on in his interpretation.
    outsidelookinginon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Two fingered levi'd sister" is probably the dirtiest phrase used in rock. AC/DC take a cue.
    ha81ahon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHello guys.

    I´m sorry, but what is "levi'd"? I speak spanish and can´t find that not even in google.
    Kakyouinon September 22, 2011   Link

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