I
No one here
Venus and Mars
And a sky full of stars
It's been a slo-mo year
A few stolen kisses
And several near misses
I wait (wish my mission was clearer)
For the cherub's arrow
Hesitate (one last look in the mirror)
My lapels are narrow
Down the stairs and hit the street
The bravado's just pretend though
And the chic spot where we met
Is called Innuendo

II
You and I
Birds of a feather
We ought to know better
We're cool and shy
Love is outrageous
But highly contagious
We wait (while our salads are dressing)
For the cherub's arrow
You look great (cappuccino compressing)
To Ravel's Bolero
It would surely be a shame
If the evening had to end though
We're both masters of the game
Known as Innuendo

Bridge:

If you believe in love
Prepare for stormy weather
Guess I should heed my own advice
I can't believe that love
Would bring us back together
'Cause lighting never strikes the same place twice

III
Candlelight
And saying "I've missed you"
Confuses the issue
This summer night
The cabdriver chuckles
We smell honeysuckle
Too late (guess the poison got stronger)
It's the cherub's arrow
We can't wait (to make love any longer)
Guess it's now or never
And this happiness we feel
As we move to the crescendo
Makes the dialogue all real
Not just innuendo
No more innuendo


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    General CommentMichael Franks is really a master of INNUENDO - expertly weaving a story in a song that is full of indirect, subtle meanings and insinuations. The song talks about 2 would-be-lovers who are both masters of the game of innuendo. They date, flirt and court, until that one summer night, after sharing a candlelit dinner, Cupid's arrow struck them both and they ended up sharing the together. No more innuendos, no more lies, no more deceptions, no more words needed... just plain sweet loving kisses and embraces. Everything feels goods and feels right! Oh what a night! :D
    Johnzkion January 02, 2016   Link

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