Can I tell you a romantic story?
About the one-eyed lady in France
I guess the king decreed, that all the various princes
Should try to get inside her pants

So along came a St. Paul dandy
He was six and a half feet tall
He said "All the little ladies love roses"
She took the roses and that was all

The next man for the one-eyed lady
Was my dignified brother Dan
He said "Bring the little woman some kisses and attention"
She wouldn't even shake his hand

Then I moved into the picture
I was wearing these magic pants
I said "Let the blind bottom of my body do the talking"
She fell into a magic trance

I wore the pants
I said relax
We did a dance
They call the slacks

Now let me tell you the truth of the story
It was me moving in those pants
Matt said the way to her heart is through her tummy
And then he took her out to restaRANTS

Could you both turn down the distortion?
Cause you know I wore the pants
You were both laid out on the floor with no protection
In a deep, dark, watery trance

I wore the pants
I said relax
We did a dance
They call the slacks


Lyrics submitted by bengt12, edited by adamadman

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    General CommentLive, this song was an absolute riot. The group made it a one-upsmanship fest of machismo as they tried to outdo each other in the story, which is basically three suitors for the same woman, each one insisting that he won her. I've never seen an argument in song before, and this group pulled it off wonderfully, insulting each other in the verses, then dancing in sync the sideways-hoppin' (it was a smal stage) "The Slacks" dance. It was this song that sealed the deal for me on Trip Shakespeare the first time I saw them, at Chicago's Cubby Bear those many years ago.
    adamadmanon January 01, 2009   Link

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