"She Was A Hotel Detective (1994 Version)" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Night-time lady
She says maybe
In the all-night laundromat
Wait one minute
I have seen her
She's a billionaire

She was a hotel detective
But now she's gotten promoted
I don't think it was the money
She didn't care about expensive things
No furs or pearls or fancy cars or diamond rings

She was a hotel detective
But now she's better connected
She didn't have to change anything
Just the stencil on her window

She used to be quite a lady
She drove the underworld crazy
But now she goes insane in her way
When it suits her occupation

She read that motel directive
It told her she was defective
I guess she found an easier way
Up the ladder and she took it
Now that lady is running the world

Is she lonely
She's the only
Girl in this back alleyway
Will she shoot you
She won't have to
You're already dead

She was a hotel detective
But now she's gotten promoted
I don't think it was the money
She didn't care about expensive things
No furs or pearls or fancy cars or diamond rings

She was a hotel detective
But now she's better connected
She didn't have to change anything
Just the stencil on her window

She used to be quite a lady
She drove the underworld crazy
But now she goes insane in her way
When it suits her occupation

She read that motel directive
It told her she was defective
I guess she found an easier way
Up the ladder and she took it
Now that lady is running the world


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    General CommentI like this song quite a bit.
    Such awesome/hilarious/cool disco-revival.
    Love the falsetto.

    It is crazy rare though, and it is really hard to find in the shadow of (She Was A) Hotel Detective.
    To help anyone out, this is off of the '94 EP "Back to Skull", and you can only really find it for download in a podcast on one of the fan-run websites.
    Patrykon February 04, 2009   Link

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