Well I was down at the Zig Zag
That's the Zig Zag Bar & Grill
And everybody was talking at once
and it was getting real shrill.
And I've been around the block
But I don't care I'm on a roll - I'm on a wild ride
Cause the moon is full and look out baby -
I'm at high tide.

I've got a beautiful red dress
And you'd look really good
standing beside it..
I've got some beautiful new red shoes
and they look so fine
I've got a hundred and five fever
and it's high tide.

Well just the other day I won the lottery
I mean lots of money
I got so excited I ran into my place and i said:
HEY! Is anybody home?
Nobody answered but I guess that's not too weird
Since I live alone.

I've got a beautiful red dress
And you'd look really good
standing beside it..
Girls?
We can take it And if we can't
we're gonna fake it
We're gonna save ourselves
We're gonna make it And if we don't
we're gonna take it
We're gonna save ourselves
Save ourselves

Well they say women shouldn't be
the president
Cause we go crazy from time to time
Well push my button baby here I come
Yeah look out baby
I'm at high tide

I've got a beatiful red dress
and you'd look really good
standing beside it..
I've got a little jug of red sangria wine
and we could take little sips
from time to time
I've got some bright red drop dead lips
I've got a little red card
and mechanical hips
I've got a hundred and five fever!!!

OK! OK! Hold it!
I just want to say something.
You know, for every dollar a man makes
a woman makes 63 cents.
Now, fifty years ago that was 62 cents.
So, with that kind of luck, it'll be the year 3,888
before we make a buck. But hey, girls?

We can take it And if we can't
we're gonna fake it
We're gonna save ourselves
save ourselves
(Yeah tell it to the judge)
We're gonna make it And if we don't
we're gonna take it
We're gonna save ourselves
save ourselves
We've got a fever of a hundred and five
and look baby
It's high tide.

Well I could just go on and on and on...
But tonight
I've got a headache


Lyrics submitted by Lepra Messias

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    General CommentI am a mystery
    I am a dream
    A fleeting phantom of light and gloom
    A mist—a shadow—not what I seem
    I cannot love you!
    Oh come, come …
    Sleeping waters …
    See the sun of night—so much beauty
    And in my dream, I went through a long, solitary gallery
    Feeling the touch of the pure garments
    And the gentle throb of a friendly hand
    There was no one
    No one?
    There is no one
    But the wind—is it no one?
    Love is sown with profound promises
    Were I reborn as wind
    Even so—I would love you, woman
    Golden light—you
    Vibrating light—you
    Light
    Eternally


    [paraphrased]
    sillybunnyon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHilarious song! The subject of a woman's period is not exactly the most well-mined territory in popular songs, though it has been better-represented in contemporary poetry. Typically, Anderson plays with the imagery (high tide, red dress, fever, sangria) with sly social commentary (women's roles, pay) and wraps it all together in a frothy, bright concoction.

    Given her art world grounding, I'd presume that the "Zig Zag Bar & Grill" might refers to the one in Paris near the Sorbonne. With her slyness, it wouldn't be a surprise to think of this as referencing the pro-English University of Paris' role in the trial of Joan of Arc, certainly one of the early historical female icons.
    CompressedAireon June 17, 2012   Link

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