"Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
They seek him here, they seek him there
His clothes are loud, but never square
It will make or break him so he's got to buy the best
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

And when he does his little rounds
'Round the boutiques of London Town
Eagerly pursuing all the latest fads and trends
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
There's one thing that he loves and that is flattery
One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he is in stripes
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

They seek him here, they seek him there
In Regent Street and Leicester Square
Everywhere the Carnabetian army marches on
Each one an dedicated follower of fashion

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
His world is built 'round discotheques and parties
This pleasure-seeking individual always looks his best
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly
In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be
'Cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion
He's a dedicated follower of fashion


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"Dedicated Follower of Fashion" as written by Ray Davies

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  • +3
    General CommentA truly fantastic song. If The Beatles had done it, we'd have never heard the end of it.
    BoHoon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTaking the mick out of all of the swinging 60's fashionista's, that all had to have the right clothes and be seen in the right places.

    In London the hotspot to buy clothes was the boutiques on Carnaby Street, and what you were seen wearing was just as important as how high your single charted!

    I always thought felt Ray was having fun at Dave's expense with this song, because Ray seemed to care very little about his appearance compared to Dave who always wore outrageous get-ups and really got off on being the pop star pretty boy of the band, or the "dedicated follower of fashion" the title suggests.
    LolaBaton November 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbsolutely love this song.
    "If The Beatles had done it, we'd have never heard the end of it"
    agreed.
    comedancingon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with BoHo about the beatles thing. The kinks rock and this is one of their coolest songs along with lola and plastic man.
    Stina88on September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song
    TheWiseHermiton July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant indeed.
    Melody Nelsonon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The Carnabetian Army..." Brilliant
    PHRon September 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lines:

    "He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
    And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight"

    make me wonder if it is about a trannie
    david12675on November 10, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIn fact it's about George Best, the football player.
    bartleby_on January 23, 2008   Link

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