"Adult Books" as written by and John Doe Exene Cervenka....
Many many guys and girls all real beauties everybody making a stab they hurt themselves singles rule the world feeding on fresh blood one track eye below the belt all in a line all in a line they're all in a line like adult books I don't understand jackie susann meant it that way clifford shackles jane throws her on the floor she says, no, no, yes and he cuts the chains do plenty people go for tomata yes, but he just goes for that special girl who says, no







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"Adult Books" as written by John Doe Exene Cervenka

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    General CommentShouldn't it be 'All in a lie' i/o 'All in a line'?

    Don't worry...I'll correct it.
    thegitsfanon September 26, 2014   Link
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    General Commentwow! x... love them!!! anyways obviously i came here because i too was wondering... but... ummmm... jackie susann wrote valley of the dolls, if that helps any... wow no one responed to this for 3 years! people are crazy... what's this world coming to?
    a-streeton June 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish the person who submitted this would format it a bit better....
    ANyhoo, this song is insane!
    AyeAyeReturnson September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about being single, and being ot on the pull. "They're all in a line like adult books" I've had night's like this, lots of attractive girls, which one to go for? "He hoes for that special girl whos says 'no'"
    aggiedoon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always felt this was more about damning the easy of sex in the post sexual revolution 70s. There was a feeling that it was more punk to go against normality and get married which I remember reading an interview in which John expressed it as one of the reasons he and Exene got married.

    The thing that always confused me about this song is the reference to Tomata Du Plenty of the Screamers going for that special girl that says no because he was gay. Though it might have been just an exchange of boy for girl, I've always wondered if it had to do with the fact that he was looking for platonic female companionship.
    davoaxiomon October 26, 2012   Link

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