I've been looking at you all night long
I've been looking at you all night long
You with your street-walking shoes
And your street-walking eyes

I see nothing wrong

But don't look at me that way baby,
I can't help you
My life is just a melody and chords, chords, chords
Don't look at me that way baby,
I can't help you
My life is just a melody and chords, chords, chords

I go home so broke and lonely
But now I got in my pockets
All these rhyming words and more words and more words

Besides
Here comes your baby
Better look away
Better give her kiss
And buy her a glass of chardonnay

Don't worry 'bout me
I'm just what you might call a live entertainment
But I stopped caring a long time ago
Yeah, I don't give a fuck
Cause it pays the rent

But I'm just a happy hooker
Riding bisycles and boys in the park
Never was much of a looker
But always knew my way around in the dark

Loving's just a pastime
Singing's just a pastime too
This whole life is just a pastime
And we're passing right through

I've been looking at you all night long
I've been looking at you all night long
You with your street-walking shoes
And your street-walking eyes

I see nothing wrong

You with your street-walking shoes
And your street-walking eyes

I see, I see
I see nothing, nothig, nothing
At all


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Happy Hooker song meanings
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    General CommentGod, I love this song. Obviously, it's about a hooker. But I think she's being very sarcastic when she adds the "happy" in front of it.

    She's talking to a particularly handsome man that's walked into the room (though I doubt he can hear her). She can't help but stare at him 'cause there's "nothing wrong" about him. Or it could be there's nothing wrong with her staring because that's all it is: staring.

    She definitely doesn't have much self-worth. She only sees herself as her job she's been doing it so long. She's become jaded from too much "loving." She's not enjoying life or getting anything out of it except all of these "words and more words" she's been saying to this young man. To her, life's nothing more than a long, painful joke.

    She secretly wants more, though. To her, as this man fawns on the girl with him, he represents what she wants: true love. Finally, however, she concludes all of this talking to herself isn't going to get her anywhere anyways. She disregards everything she's said, now saying she's just been imagining things because there's really "nothing at all" special about that handsome man across the room.
    liberatepotatoeson July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh Regina!
    godandsourcreamon October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome. Its about a guy who hires a hooker but she falls in love with him even though shes a hooker and shes married. at least thats what I got
    King of Some Islandon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI mean HEs married not she
    King of Some Islandon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful. I love everything about it, but these lines are particularly funny:
    "I don't give a fuck / cause it pays the rent"
    because she has sex to pay her rent, so, while she may not give a figurative fuck about doing it, she gives literal fucks to pay her rent. Great word play.
    newsies234on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what album this is on?? or where i can get it??
    lalalyricon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentliberatepotatoes, you hit the nail on the head.
    just_old_lighton July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really, really, REALLY like this song.
    especially since it is about a pre-coital thought from a hooker who thinks this one might be the one, the one who could help her find love. then basically says, "fuck it, he isn't, I am not seeing anything special in him"

    yes liberatepotatoes did say everything right about this song.

    it takes you through a small part of a happy/unhappy prostitute's daily life which is engaging to the mind & regina's voice is certainly engaging to the ears
    alexmakeson September 28, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI love the live version of this song. Regina is so amazing.
    Anyway, obviously she's a hooker, and it implies a musician as well. She sees the man she's staring at as perfect, "nothing wrong".
    I think, "I go home so broke and lonely, But now I got in my pockets all these rhyming words and more words and more words" means that she's not getting much out of whoring herself, but she has her music and her lyrics still. She doesn't feel ashamed that she sells her body for money, it's just a way to get by. She's a free spirit and doesn't think "wasting" life is a possibility. No matter what you're doing, life is passing anyway.
    sabrina134on February 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan someone PLEASE let me know where to find this song not live. I love the live version but it's the only one i've heard and I cant find it anywhere. What cd is it even on? Thank you very much!
    ILoveReginaon August 16, 2009   Link

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