"Imelda" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
She's going shopping for shoes
She wants them in magenta and Caribbean blue
Platinum and buttercup lilac and black
They fill a bucket up and laugh behind her back
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you

In New York and Paris on the Champs Elys¨¦e
They see her coming from a long way
They clap their hands together when they get her in their store
She's gonna want to get more more more and more and more
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you

Everyone's gone Jackie O
She was a regular here
We thought madame would like to know
We've got the blood red rouge right here

Now we've got all of madame's requisites and all in madame's size
Madame's taste is truly exquisite she must accessorise
The belts are alligator the bags are kangaroo
Enchant¨¦ may I say the jade was made for you
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you


Lyrics submitted by berzerk

"Imelda" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about Imelda Marcos, the wife of late Philipine dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
    She was famous for her shopping tours in Paris, New York, etc. in the 80s.
    She was said to have one of the largest collections of shoes in the world.
    The song depicts one of her shopping tours paid for by the Philipine people.
    The last line of the refrain foreshadows the revolution of 1984
    berzerkon January 14, 2007   Link

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