"Casanova, Baby!" as written by and Brian / Fallon....
Do you hear that whistle wail?
I think the end is comin' in
I'm a whole lot worse for wear
But I'm determined to slip this skin

And I know you're dyin' for a good time
I'm dyin' to breathe again
Oh my, my Virginia

We could run all night and dance upon the architecture
Come and take my hand, I'll give the very best I can
But boy, I still want to be your man
I'm still these nervous feet and heart of stone
Forget this dead man's town, I'll take you home

Do you hear me late at night?
Always pickin' at the pieces
Sometimes nothin' comes out right
And nothin' is relievin'

But every soul man's song
Is a night I'd like to spend with you
Just twistin' the night away

But it's past quarter to three
And it's past the midnight hour
Mustang Sally's left the building
And we're so much worse without her

If I could put down this old hammer
I'd take you somewhere new
Oh my, my Virginia

We could run all night and dance upon the architecture
Come and take my hand, I'll give the very best I can
But boy, I still want to be your man
I'm still these nervous feet and heart of stone
Forget this dead man's town, I'll take you home

Oh my, my Virginia

We could run all night and dance upon the architecture
Come and take my hand, I'll give the very best I can
But boy, I still want to be your man
I'm still these nervous feet and heart of stone
Forget this dead man's town, I'll take you home


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"Casanova, Baby!" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General Commentthis song is so sweet! Fairly self-explanatory. I like that the rhythm sounds a bit like a train, as the first line's a train reference. There are a couple of other references I can pick out right away:
    - Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett died in 2006, we're worse off without her / him)
    - Quarter to Three is a 1961 song by Gary U.S. Bonds, also covered by Springsteen.
    - the whole "we could run all night" picks up a pretty common Springsteen theme

    also I think the lyrics might be "Boy, I still wanna be your man" but could be wrong...
    bee_6on April 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere's a famous quote that's been attributed to everyone from John Cage to Steve Martin that I think is being referenced here: "Writing [or sometimes "talking"] about music is like dancing about architecture" - meaning that it is ridiculous and basically impossible to adequately express one medium in another. I think that the start of the chorus is a reference to this saying. "We could run all night \ and dance upon the architecture" can easily be interpreted as "We can listen to music [Springsteen is specifically suggested] and analyze it". The rest of the song is full of allusions to other songs and the bridge reveals that analyzing the songs is ultimately futile ("And you hear me late at night pickin' at the pieces / Sometimes nothing comes out right") and unfulfilling ("and nothing is relieving").
    hemlock_echoon December 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is pretty self explainitory.

    I think it's about a boy who loves a girl, and of course he's not "her man". He really just wants to take her away from where they are and show her a good time, to make her happy. But he also realizes that even if he did that he "still wouldn't be her man".
    It's a wishful thinking song, I believe. It's a very sweet song, but also sad, you know?

    My favorite bit is

    "We can run all night
    and dance upon the architecture
    come & take my hand
    I'll be the very best I can"

    So catchy. It always puts me in a good mood. :]
    Probably my favorite off the CD.
    rossakon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSong melts my heart when the background ohhs come in.
    topgonon January 20, 2009   Link

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