Shakedown in Memphis Town
Joan Jones is steppin' out
Memphis City, freak out
Hotel linen, we're party bound

Shakedown in Memphis Town
Five A.M. and not a soul around
Joan checked in to the Belvedere Motel
Red red eyes, and drunk as hell
There's just one thing we don't understand
Whatever happened to the emperor's pants?

Shakedown in Memphis Town
Joan Jones is steppin' out
Memphis City, freak out
Hotel linen, shake it out

We welcome you to Tennessee
Joan Jones the transvestite queen
Come on down to the Admiral Hotel
Hey Joan, you don't look well
County sheriff said you're bad bad bad
But you look cute dressed up in drag

Shakedown in Memphis Town
Joan Jones is steppin' out
Memphis City, freak out
Hotel linen, shake it out


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Emperor's New Clothes song meanings
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