"Watching the Detectives" as written by and Elvis Costello....
Nice girls not one with a defect,
cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct
Red dogs under illegal legs
She looks so good that he gets down and begs

Chorus:
She is watching the detectives
"Ooh, he's so cute"
She is watching the detectives
When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot
They beat him up until the teardrops start,
but he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart

Long shot of that jumping sign
Visible shivers running down my spine
Cut to the baby taking off her clothes
Close-up of the sign that says,"You never close"
You catch a tune and match a cigarette
She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
I don't know how much more of this I can take
She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake

Chorus

You think you're alone till you realize you're in it
Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit
They call it instant justice when it's past the legal limit
Someone's scratching at the door, I wonder who is it?
The detectives come to see if you belong to the parents
Who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance
Though it nearly took a miracle to get you to stay,
it only took my little fingers to blow you away

Just like watching the detectives
"Don't get cute"
Just like watching the detectives
They beat him up until the teardrops start,
but he can't be wounded 'cause he's got no heart
Just like watching the detectives
"Don't get cute"
Just like watching the detectives, yeah


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