"Buffalo Stance" as written by Neneh Cherry, Cameron Andrew Mcvey, Phil Ramocon and Jamie Morgan....
Who's that gigolo on the street
With his hands in his pockets and his crocadile feet
Hanging off the curb, looking all disturbed
At the boys from home, they all came running
They were making noise, manhandling toys
That's the girls on the block with the nasty curls
Wearing padded bras sucking beers through straws
Dropping down their drawers, where did you get yours?

Gigolo, Huh, sukka?
Gigolo. Gigolo, Huh, sukka?

Who's looking good today?
Who's looking good in every way?
No style rookie
You better watch don't mess with me

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I'll give you love baby not romance
I'll make a move nothing left to chance
So don't you get fresh with me

Get funky. Yeah Timmy
Tell it like it is. Check out this DJ

So you say you wanted money but you know it's never funny
When your shoes worn through and there's a rumble in your tummy
But you had to have style get a gold tooth smile
Put a girl on the corner so you can make a pile
Committed a crime and went inside
It was coming your way but you had to survive
When you lost your babe, you lost the race
Now you're looking at me to take her place

Who's looking good today?
Who's looking good in every way?
No style rookie
You better watch don't mess with me

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I'll give you love baby not romance
I'll make a move nothing left to chance
So don't you get fresh with me

Smokin', not tokin', get funky sax
Looking good, hanging with the wild bunch
Looking good in a Buffalo Stance
Looking good when it comes to the crunch
Looking good's a state of mind
State of mind don't look behind you
State of mind or you'll be dead
State of mind may I remind you
Bomb the Bass, rock this place!
What is he like? What's he like anyway?
Yo man what do you expect, the guy's a gigolo man
You know what I mean?

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I'll give you love baby not romance
I'll make a move nothing left to chance
So don't you get fresh with me

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I'll give you love baby not romance
I'll make a move nothing left to chance
So don't you get fresh with me

Wind on my face, sound in my ears
Water from my eyes, and you on my mind
As I sink, diving down deep, deeper into your soul

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of

No moneyman can win my love
It's sweetness that I'm thinking of

No moneyman can win my love
No moneyman can win my love
No moneyman can win my love
No moneyman


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"Buffalo Stance" as written by Neneh Cherry Jamie Morgan

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  • +11
    General CommentFrom urban dictionary: Buffalo stance = To stand with your arms tighly crossed looking over to side at somebody. This comes from the pose struck by Bruce Smith of the Buffalo Bills in the late 1980's

    From these lyrics I imagine a streetwise gigolo (or somebody who appears that way) seemingly trying to mack on the narrator. At first she thinks he's just trying to be her pimp. she's looking for true love, not swayed merely by money. she thinks he's just trying to replace the prostitute that used to work for him before he was sent to prison (for crime of solicitation presumably, or somesuch).

    He tries to convince her otherwise:
    "Smokin, not cokin". The guy is proud of both his sex appeal ("smokin...looking good...") and that he's now living a clean, drug-free life. [well, good for him.] "state of mind: don't look behind you" means he's learned to move forward in his life, not dwelling on mistakes of the past. this guy is very self-confident...it's all about state of mind, according to his philosophy.

    "Bomb the bass, rock this place"-- she and the guy meet at a club and have a fun time dancing. [the beat of this song is quite catchy, after all.] but the narrator's friends warn her, this guy's a gigolo, man.

    At the end somehow she falls for him, water from her eyes perhaps means tears of joy, and sinking deeper into his soul means she's gotten to know the real guy behind the gigolo/pimp facade. Maybe her friends were wrong? or maybe she's been had and he's really just a gigolo. Ambiguous ending.

    just a guess anyway.
    mliem411on July 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember hearing this fantastic record before seeing Neneh perform it. She looked gorgeous, and it was love at first sight.
    leggedon August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song still sounds good today...was this her only hit in the States?
    BPD1586on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's a great song, but seriously. What the hell is a "Buffalo Stance"?
    GTonyon May 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI remember my mother watching the video with me and suddenly declaring she knew what it was about! Prostitution in a nutshell. Obviously, the girl wants more than just money. She's in it for the real thing. I love this song. Did you know that her brother was the lead in the group "Eagle Eyed Cherry"? Interesting.
    Rbeals76on August 12, 2017   Link

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