"Lover's Prayer" as written by and Randy Newman....
Don't send me no young girl to love me
With their eyes shinin' bright
All the young girls are afraid of me
Send me a woman tonight

Don't send me no hand-holdin' baby
'Cause I been with babies before
Don't send me nobody that's crazy
Don't send me no young girls no more

I was entertaining a little girl in my rooms, Lord
With California wines and French perfumes, Lord
She started to talk to me about the war, Lord
I said, "I don't want to talk about the war"

Don't send me nobody with glasses
Don't want no one above me
Don't send nobody takin' night-classes
Send me somebody to love me

Please answer my prayer
Please answer my prayer
Please answer my prayer



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"Lover's Prayer" as written by Randy Newman

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    General CommentThis is obviously about finding the most compatible person out there for you (specifically NOT young and inexperienced girls), but also not certain others; "Don't send me nobody with glasses, Don't want nobody above me (no snobby, arrogant intellectuals).

    But these four lines baffle me;
    "I was entertaining a little girl in my rooms, Lord.
    With California wines and French perfumes, Lord.
    She started to talk to me about the war, Lord.
    I said, "I don't want to talk about the war.""

    Unless he's referring to the fact that he wants to take things further, so to speak, by wooing and romanticising her, and she just wants to discuss the world?

    I really have no idea about that bit.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on August 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta simple story. this is a guy who was just hoping to get laid.

    then he was shocked (and terrified!) to discover: the woman he'd met wanted to talk with him. maybe even to make him think (oh noes!)

    maybe he'd even be challenged to question some of his most cherished, rarely-thought-about assumptions. much much more than he bargained for.
    foreverdroneon April 13, 2012   Link

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