"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Yesterday I went shopping buddy down to the mall
Looking for something pretty I could hang on my wall
I knocked over a lamp before it hit the floor I caught it
A salesman turned around said, boy, you break that thing you bought it

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch
Mess around and you'll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

Well I came home from work and I switched on channel five
There was a pretty little girly lookin' straight into my eyes
Well I watched as she wiggled back and forth across the screen
She didn't get me excited she just made me feel mean

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch
Mess around and you'll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

Well I called up Dirty Annie on the telephone
I took her out to the drive-in just to get her alone
I found a lover's rendezvous, the music low, set to park
I heard a tappin' on the window and a voice in the dark

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch
Mess around and you'll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch
Mess around and you'll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not
No you better not, no you better not, I said you better not, so you better not, woah


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"You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentOne of my favorites by the Boss. The hard driving beat marches up and down your spine making your head bob and your ass shake.

    I love the lyrics, "I came home from work and switched on channel 5. There was a pretty little girl looking straight in to my eyes. I watched as she wiggled back and forth across the screen. She didn't get me excited she just made me feel mean".

    It's a total rejection of the "sex sells" philosophy. Hot women are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere on your televisions and in your magazines. The author is tired of being manipulated by something as cheap and superficial as physical beauty and he's pissed off. A refreshing perspective to say the least.

    The rest of the song continues the themes of frustration and anger Bruce is experiencing at the double standards and hypocrisy in the modern world. Very similar to the Stones, "Satisfaction", both in tone and attitude.

    One of Springsteen's best rockers for sure.

    dwatts13on October 19, 2009   Link

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