"Spooky Girlfriend" as written by and Elvis Costello....
I want a girl to make a mess
To do no wrong she must confess
And then perhaps hitch up her dress
'Cause when the flashbulbs explode
She's such a sensitive soul

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Do do do do do do
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I want a girl who's helpless and frail
Who won't pull on my ponytail
I want a girl who has no past
She's made up now
But that won't last
'Cause when she sits on my knee
And then she whispers to me

"Can't you see
Could be
Could be
Your spooky girlfriend"

"I could be
I could be
Your spooky girlfriend"

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Do do do do do do
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Little broken toys are scattered in the attic
And newspapers play in the words of the fanatic
And the greeting cards are your most poetic lyric
And the flat champagne is a sweet sugar syrup

I want to paint you with glitter and with dirt
Picture you wit innocence and hurt
The shutter closes
Exposes the shot
She says, "Are you looking up my skirt?"
When you say "No"
She says "Why not?"

I want a girl to turn my screw
To wind my watch, to buckle my shoe
And if she won't her mother will do
'Cause when she does as she's told
We'll all turn platinum and gold

But when she sits on my knee
I hear her whispers to me
"Can't you see?
"I could be your spooky girlfriend"

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
I could be, I could be your spooky girlfriend

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Do do do do do do
I could be, I could be your spooky girlfriend

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
Do do do do do do
I could be, I could be your spooky girlfriend

I could be, I could be your spooky girlfriend (do do do do do do do do)


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"Spooky Girlfriend" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentThe song describes a photographers imaginary ideal subject, submissive, innocent, childlike, vulnerable, and yet seductive, exhibitionistic, glamorous. There's some suggestion that the photographer wants to sleep with his probably under-age model, but is willing to settle for her stage-mother.
    Letmeinon October 22, 2009   Link

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