Well, it’s nighttime
And the streetlights glow upon a nightmare, citywide
When up walks the princess, a virginal beau
With make-up so crudely applied

And lo, he came a creeping like a great white shark
Resplendent in his voguish attire
And if she is the gunpowder he is the spark
A really quite dishonourable squire

And with one great rush there comes a big hot flush
Tiptoeing up her chest and her cheeks
And he’s revelling in the sweet aroma of sin
Because desperation reeks

So beautiful boy, she’s yours to destroy
What’s that in the distance? It’s evil ahoy
So beautiful boy, prepare to deploy
Your lecherous demons. They’re jumping for joy

Now swing! And he’s reeling her in
With oodles of treacherous charm
Wide-eyed, she’s engulfed by his grin
And eyes that scream, “Babe, I’ll do you no harm”

And she’s shot down by his amorous gun
She’s blinded by the light of his teeth
The seduction’s accomplished before it’s begun
‘Cause here comes the rumbling, the rumbling beneath
And here it comes.
She succumbs to his movingly perverse techniques
And with one little wink he goes to drink in the stink
Because desperation reeks

So beautiful boy, she’s yours to destroy
What’s that in the distance? It’s evil ahoy
So beautiful boy, prepare to deploy
Your lecherous demons. They’re jumping for joy

Slinking round the back, you are the greatest of your kind
Snared her with your villainy, so smooth and refined
Running around with the devil on your mind
You scrumpled up your scruples boy and left them behind
Here we go. Into the night
And you’re grooving like an amorous hound
You soak her with gin then come a-rumbling in
Because desperation, desperation, desperation Woah!

Beautiful boy, she’s yours to destroy
What’s that in the distance? It’s evil ahoy
So beautiful boy, prepare to deploy
Your lecherous demons. They’re jumping for joy
Oh, you glamorous man. It’s going to plan
Your sweet little lamb act is nought but a sham
So do your philandering just ‘cause you can
Because desperation, desperation, desperation reeks


Lyrics submitted by larrikins

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