"Janine" as written by and David Bowie....
Oh my love, Janine
I'm helpless for your smile
Like a Polish wander
I travel ever onwards to your land
And were it not just for the jewels, I'd close your hand

Your strange demand
To collocate my mind
Scares me into gloom
You're too intense
I'll have to keep you in your place
I've no defense
I've got to keep my veil on my face

Janine, Janine, you'd like to know me well
But I've got things inside my head
That even I can't face

Janine, Janine, you'd like to crash my walls
But if you take an axe to me
You'll kill another man
Not me at all

You're fey, Janine
A tripper to the last
But if I catch you standing on my toes
I'll have a right to shout you down
For you're a lazy stream
In which my thoughts would drown

So stay, Janine
And we can glide along
I've caught your wings for laughs
I'm not obliged to read you statements of the year
So take your glasses off
And don't act so sincere

Janine, Janine, you'd like to know me well
But I've got things inside my head
That even I can't face

Janine, Janine, you'd like to crash my walls
But if you take an axe to me
You'll kill another man
Not me at all
Yeah
Oh ah
Ooooo
Oh Janine
Hey Janine
Oh Janine
Ah ho
Oh Janine
Ho how
Janine
Ah Janine yeah
Janine Janine Janine
Yeah yeah


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"Janine" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentI love this song, because I believe it's talking about a man who is very attracted to a woman, but knows that he isn't showing her the whole truth. She wants to know him inside, but he's worried that if she truly gets inside his head, she will be pushed away (I've got things inside my head that even I can't face.) So, he tries to keep their relationship at a bit of a distance. I also love the line, "So take your glasses off and don't act so sincere."
    zucchini1822on December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot.
    Anilandon October 18, 2006   Link

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