"Poetry Man" as written by Gerard/elistadt Mc Mahon and John Kay/snow Van Eps....
You make me laugh
Cause your eyes, they light the night
They look right though me.
You bashful boy
You're hiding something sweet
Please give it to me, yeah, to me.

Oh, oh
Talk to me some more
You don't have to go
You're the Poetry Man
You make things all rhyme.

You are a genie
And all I ask for is your smile
Each time I rub the lamp.
When I am with you
I have a giggling teen-age crush
Then I'm a sultry vamp.

Oh, oh, talk to me some more
You don't have to go
('Cos) You're the Poetry Man
You make things all rhyme.

So once again
It's time to say, "So long,"
And so recall the lull of life.
You're going home now
Home's that place somewhere you go each day
To see your wife.

Oh, oh
Talk to me some more
You know that you don't have to go
You're the Poetry Man
You make things all rhyme.


Lyrics submitted by zion_rose

"Poetry Man" as written by Phoebe Snow

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationA beautiful song about two people in love. The lyrics are mainly very straightforward… except:

    The lines near the end have a meaning that Phoebe Snow's mother caught right away, but many listeners probably don't: The man in this relationship is married to someone else. I myself originally interpreted the lyrics with this meaning: "Home's that place that men in general goes to at the end of each day to see their wives… and I hope that one day soon we are man and wife." In actuality, Phoebe was having an affair with a married man and meant: "Home's that place that you, the man I'm talking about, goes to see the wife who doesn't know about me. And I'd rather you stay and spend more time with me instead."

    It's easy enough to hear it either way, but the second one was the message, and Phoebe's mother took it, correctly, as a confession.
    rikdadon May 09, 2017   Link

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