Back in '68 in a sweaty club (oh Geno)
Before Jimmy's Machine and The Rocksteady Rub (oh Geno)
On a night when flowers didn't suit my shoes
After a week of flunking and bunking school
The lowest head in the crowd that night
Just practicing steps and keeping out of the fights

Academic inspiration, you gave me none
You were Michael the lover, the fighter that won
And now just look at me as I'm looking down on you
No I'm not being flash, it's what I'm built to do

That man took the stage, his towel was swinging high (oh Geno)
This man was my bombers, my Dexy's, my high (oh Geno)

The crowd, they all hailed you and chanted your name
But they never knew like we knew me and you were the same
And now you're all over, your song is so tame
You fed me, you bred me, I'll remember your name

Academic inspiration, you gave me none
You were Michael the lover, the fighter that won
And now just look at me as I'm looking down on you
No I'm not being flash, it's what I'm built to do

Oh Geno (oh Geno)
Oh Geno (oh Geno)


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    General CommentAn absoutely fantastic lyric. Perfect.
    Yep, a tribute to Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, with various references - Michael the Lover, the fighter who won.
    A rememberence of a young Rowlands 'flunking and bunking school' to be the youngest member of the crowd at a Geno gig, when he should've been studying - academic inspiration you gave me none.
    And now Kevin is grown up and following his career, and individualist seeing Geno as someone who identifies with - but they never knew like we knew you and me were the same - but who he's destined to outstrip - and now just look at me as I'm looking down on you, I'm not being flash it's just what I'm born to do.
    SuitBoyon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent upbeat happy track, i just wanted to be first to put a comment :) iam surprised theres none on it?
    Scottish_Lionon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite songs ever - a tribute to soul act Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band.
    paul_fon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved this song great to see the lyrics, I had a hard time trying to work them out for myself!
    mentalisticon January 24, 2009   Link

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