"Acid Jazz Singer" as written by and John / Lawler....
Well let me tell you something
Let me tell you so
This could be the one thing
That you really need to know
You gotta stop once in a while
Shake off that face of yours

Cause nothing comes easy
Oh it just comes free
You could sing it better
If you sing for me, oh sister

Well I cannot claim
This advice is my own
I landed in the gutter
One night, crawling home
She said don't you look ridiculous
I checked her out meticulously

And I would've stopped to argue
But my teeth were broke
I said I'd love to contradict you
But my life's a joke, oh sister

And she said I'm no genius and I've lost myself
The books are on the table, and the secret's on the shelf
And it's a one time, keep it slow
Wind 'em up and here we go
Get a ride today
And you would still be here tomorrow

Some said she was saintly
Some she was a swinger
Me, I only knew her as the acid jazz singer, come on

Well I'm a lucky man
But maybe so is she
And maybe this is just the way it has to be
It's all based on speculation
It's a crazy my occupation to me
And though I didn't much believe her
I was bound to call
I really didn't wanna miss a single thing at all
Oh sister

And she said I'm no genius and I've lost myself
The books are on the table, and the secret's on the shelf
And it's a one time, keep it slow
Wind 'em up and here we go
Get a ride today
And you may still be here tomorrow

Some said she was saintly
Some she was a swinger
Me, I only knew her as the Acid Jazz Singer, come on

And she said I'm no genius and I've lost myself
The books are on the table, and the secret's on the shelf
And it's a one time, keep it slow
Wind 'em up and here we go
Get a ride today
And you may still be here tomorrow

Some said she was saintly
Some she was a swinger
Me, I only knew her as an acid jazz singer, come on

I haven't seen her lately
Well, I'll have to ring her
Put your hands together for the acid jazz singer, come on
La, la, la, oh
La, la, la, oh
La, la, la, oh
Come on
Come on
Come on


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"Acid Jazz Singer" as written by John Lawler

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    General Commentprobably my favorite song on the album. Here we stand i think might be better than costello music in my opinion
    streetlightfan93on June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an ace song! I luuuuurve it.
    TheyCallMeSamon June 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about a couple where the woman acts sweet and nice but is really wild and the man finds out about it and he is upset. Then they end up confessing all their secrets to each other and they end up happy. Anyway, I am absolutely crazy about this song.
    1hurricane13on June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!
    bear_hug20on October 20, 2008   Link

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