"Hanging Around" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
Big girl in the red dress
She's just trying to impress us
And she's got the barley fever
But she doesn't make a sound
She's just hanging around
She's just hanging around

Down the court road early
With the Hustlers big and burly
There's a million of 'em selling
And the buyers can be found
They're just hanging around
They're just hanging around

[Chorus]
Christ he told his mother
Christ he told her not to bother
Cos he's alright in the city
Cos he's high above the ground
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)

One of 'em comes over
Got a monkey on his shoulder
And the monkey's getting grinner
But his eyes are on the ground
He's just hanging around
He's just hanging around

I'm moving to a coleheme
With the leather all around me
And the sweat is getting steamy
But their eyes are on the ground
They're just hanging around
They're just hanging around

[Chorus: x2]

He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around


Lyrics submitted by Boss Man, edited by mwillems

"Hanging Around" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    General CommentLyrics are wrong. Should be "Christ he's old as mother, christ he;'s old enough to bother."
    bearhunteron March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe majority of the Google search disagrees with you bearhunter. The ones written by Boss Man make more sense as well I'm afraid! Every Google hit seems to think that it's Christ has told his mother.
    honestfion August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are right they make sense don't dispute them!
    Misery_Incarnateon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a grate song cant we just leave it at that?
    lambretta006on February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom one from the time - hanging around, nothing to do except drugs - sniffing glue, poor man's drugs - just love hangin' around
    nagromnaion May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdunno but 'monkey on his shoulder' got something to do with drugs, didnt know it was about glue though, never had a penchant for glue :/
    TiaMaria1on April 21, 2013   Link
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    General Commentone of them comes closer not over, listening to it now
    TiaMaria1on April 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt's " im moving in the colehern with the leather all around me", the coleherne was a pub,a gay leather bar in earls court
    rtp34on August 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to any live recording of this song the words are quite clearly
    Christ he told his mother
    Christ he told her not to bother
    martiblartfaston June 20, 2017   Link

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