"Watching the Detectives" as written by and Elvis Costello....
Nice girls not the one with the defects
Cellophane shrink-wrapped so correct
Red dogs under illegal legs
She looks so good that he gets down and begs

She is watching the detectives
Oh he's so cute
She is watching the detectives
When they shoot shoot shoot shoot

They beat him up until the teardrops start
But he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart

Long shot of that jumping sign
Visible shivers running down my spine
Cut the baby taking off her clothes
Close-up of the sign that says we never close
You snatch a tune, you match a cigarette
She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
I don't know how much more of this I can take
She filing her finger nails while they're Dragging the lake


They beat him up until the teardrops start
But he can't be wounded cause he's got no heart

Now you think you're alone
Until you realize you're in it
Now fear is here to stay
Love is here for a visit
They call it instant justice
When it's past the legal limit
Someone's scratching at the window
I wonder who is it?
The detectives come to check
If you belong to the parents
Who are ready to hear the worst
About their daughter's disappearance
Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay
It only took my little fingers to blow you away

She's watching,
She's watching,


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"Watching the Detectives" as written by Elvis Costello

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