hurry up, baby, cause we're going somewhere tonight
one glass of wine and you're mine and you know i just might...
you know i just might
you know i just might

well the room goes boom to the sound of temptations and more
twisting and turning that girl's looking good on the floor
good on the floor
good on the floor

well the four walls they collide
until the blue-eyed girl decides to let me go home
let me go home

host plays a ghost in my house, gets a fist in the eye
vinyl is crushed in the rush for the liquor supply
the liquor supply
the liquor supply

supremes in our dreams
do we quit being obscene on the stairs(?)
daylight appears through the curtains and nobody cares
nobody cares
nobody cares

well the four walls they collide
until the blue-eyed girl decides to let me go home
let me go home

daylight appears through the curtains and nobody cares
supremes in our dreams
do we quit being obscene on the stairs

well the four walls they collide
until the blue-eyed girl decides to let me go home
let me go home


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    General CommentI always thought the lyric was "do it quick; be obscene on the stairs"
    I could be wrong though
    overlyelectricalon February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it makes me happy every time. Great sound! But I never thought of its meaning until now... I think it's about this couple planning to go out, but they drink a little wine and have sex instead. They wind up never going out - they continue having sex and drinking until "daylight appears". Oh, and he even provides details: they do it on the floor and on the stairs. They're drunk and clumsy and break a vinyl record at some point. And, apparently, the blue-eyed girl is the boss: he can only return to his own home when she says so.
    Driftwood Girlon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno way, this song is about a party, could anything be clearer?
    morboton February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song ruined my computer chair... And I love it for just that reason. Can't sit still with this song playing!
    531on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my high school parties. Lots of booze mixed with mind altering substances in too-small spaces. Sometimes felt like the walls were closing in on you...
    kateastropheon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow! What a beautifully written, haunting song. It has a mesmerizing quality which brings you straight into its deliciously intoxicated state where "nobody cares". They play it nearly every weekend at the hip coffee shop Naidre's in my Brooklyn Waterfront neighbourhood and nothing could be more perfect for starting a lazy summer afternoon.

    Everything described contributes to this mood of sensual, teenage abandon to dancing, drinking, and sex at a late-night party. What better than drinking too much, getting into a brawl, breaking a few records, and makin' out on the floor at someone else's house!

    When the narrator starts "we're going somewhere tonight" it's not about travelling anywhere it's about consummating sex, duh. "Hurry up, baby", the exhortation to get down as quickly as possible, conveys all the energy and urgency of youthful desire. The "four walls" colliding compactly evokes the distorted perceptions during a drunken tryst.

    There is a lot of brilliant compaction in the word-play at work: an entire floor strewn with 45's back in the sixties is conjured up with the phrase "vinyl is crushed". This was the era where liquor was kept in a low cabinet, often locked, and perhaps in very same console where records and the record player was spinning.

    Other sixties referents include the term for a popular dance back then, the Twist, and two of the most popular groups, the Temptations and the Supremes. These are worked into the lyrics in a subtle, dream-like, hallucinatory manner, appropriate to the drunken state of the narrator.

    There is one more subtle reference back to the sixties: the use of the word "obscene" and "Supremes" in the same stanza clearly alludes to the famous Supreme Court obscenity rulings throughout that period. This also has the effect of conveying the necessary expression of guilt and trespass without which the experience would not be complete.

    Finally, there is a little trick here to throw you off track as to where the party is actually being held. If the narrator is somewhat ingenuously pleading at the end to "let me go home" then, duh, it obviously cannot be his own house but that of the eponymous host.

    But doesn't he say "Host plays A Ghost in My House"? Well it turns out that is not a location at all but the title of an obscure Motown hit again from the sixties by the songwriter R. DeanTaylor, who also by the way wrote some of the most popular hits for both The Supremes and The Temptations.

    If I haven't demonstrated by now how brilliantly the lyrics to this song were crafted then just enjoy it for what it is, a cool lazy afternoon tune spinning on the background at your favorite waterfront cafe!
    The Muscle Animalon August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to run around the room in circles as I spin my head.
    punker girlon January 17, 2008   Link

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