"Sherlock Holmes" as written by Ronald D Mael and Russell Craig Mael....
Fog matters to you and me, but it can't touch Sherlock Holmes
Dogs bark and he knows their breed
And knows where they went last night
Knows their masters too
Oh baby, hold me tight

Just pretend I'm Sherlock Holmes
Just pretend I'm Sherlock Holmes
Just pretend I'm Sherlock Holmes

Stay, don't give me that same old act
I can call in Sherlock Holmes
He'll want your biography, and pictures of you in lace
And satin looking great
Oh baby, hold me tight

Spend the night with Sherlock Holmes
Hold me tight like Sherlock Holmes
Just pretend I'm Sherlock Holmes

Do you want to have fun
Do you want a good time
Do you want me to laugh
Do you want me to cry
Do you want me to dance
Do you want me to sing
Do you want me to joke
Should I be more like him
Oh yeah

I can dance like Sherlock Holmes
I can sing like Sherlock Holmes
But can't be Sherlock Holmes
Oh yeah

I can dance like Sherlock Holmes
I can sing like Sherlock Holmes
But can't be Sherlock Holmes


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"Sherlock Holmes" as written by Russell Craig Mael Ronald D Mael

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    My OpinionRarely before or since has disappointment sounded so moodily beautiful.
    Banana Republicon January 08, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI have no idea what this song means, but I'm gonna think of it as an ode to all the Sherlock Holmes fangirls out there. ;)
    YellowSubmarineron March 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFFFF. This is obviously a song about how he wishes he could be as suave and impressive as Mr Holmes but cannot be xD
    Yeah, I'm guessing it's probably about how he wishes he had the class and romanticism associated with the Victorian era to impress some girl, and he's just using Sherlock Holmes as an example because people automatically know who he is.
    xhyperxon January 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMethinks that yes, this is a gent who wants to impress a lady by being as suave as sherlock holmes -- but I get the feeling that the woman he wants to impress happens to be MARRIED. The lace-and-satin-looking-great line refers to pictures of the woman as a bride, as brides do wear satin and lace and do look gorgeous. So, I get the sense that this fellow is so enchanted by this woman that he wants to pretend that HE is her husband
    CuteSparkinaon March 27, 2012   Link

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