(Come on)

Does she walk? Does she talk?
Does she come complete?
My homeroom, homeroom angel
Always pulled me from my seat

She was pure like snowflakes
No one could ever stain
The memory of my angel
Could never cause me pain

Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine
And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in-between

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
Angel is the centerfold

Slipped me notes under the desk
While I was thinkin' about her dress
I was shy I turned away
Before she caught my eye

I was shakin' in my shoes
Whenever she flashed those baby-blues
Something had a hold on me
When angel passed close by

Those soft and fuzzy sweaters
Too magical to touch
To see her in that negligee
Is really just too much

My blood runs cold
Yeah, my memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
(Oh yeah)
Angel is the centerfold

Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na

(Now listen)
It's okay I understand
This ain't no never-neverland
I hope that when this issue's gone
I'll see you when your clothes are on

Take your car, yes we will
We'll take your car and drive it
We'll take it to a motel room
And take 'em off in private

A part of me has just been ripped
The pages from my mind are stripped
Oh no, I can't deny it
Oh yeah, I guess I gotta buy it

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My Angel in the centerfold

Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
(Alright, alright)
(One, two, three, four)

Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na

My blood runs cold
My memory has just been sold
My angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

My blood runs cold (oh yeah)
My memory has just been sold
Angel is the centerfold
Angel is the centerfold

Na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na-na, na-na-na-na
Na-na, na-na-na-na


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Centerfold Lyrics as written by Seth Justman

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  • +2
    General CommentThere's a clever reveal in this song that gets overlooked, since you'll really only catch it the first time you hear it.

    He talks about seeing the girl in the magazine, how it makes him feel, etc, etc. It's only at the end that he reveals he's been standing in a store staring at a porno mag all this time... he's looked at it for so long, he's "gotta buy it" or the clerk is going to get upset.
    D. Dodge Silveron November 11, 2019   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow cool would that be if it actually happened.
    DrFeelgood03on June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. I agree. One of my favorites by J. Geils Band.. They got great rythems in their music, very genious as well, musically. Excellent lyrics too.

    Specifically about this song, I wonder if it's true. It'd be funny if it was. Imagine seeing a girl you know in a playboy or something? A girl who I went to school with, I found a photo of her with her pants down, with two other girls.
    Scandalon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSICKKKKESST SONGG.

    old school. funnest song to just randomly play. played it once at school. fun timeees..


    nah nah nah nahhh na nahhh.


    :)
    savvy?on August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, im not an idiot, but i cant figure out the meaning of this song, as good as it is. If it's about sex which im gonna guess that by looking at the other posts here, dont bother explaining it to me cause i'll never figure it out. oh, and by the way,

    NAAAHHH NAAAHHH NAH NAH NAH NAH, NAAHH NAAHH NAH NAHNAHNAH NAH NAH :D
    sidoravichon October 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song is about him finding his girlfriend (or a girl he has a crush on) in one of his "girly magazines" (playboy) and now when he sees her, he can only picture her as she was in his magazine.
    Whovian12on April 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHate to be a "Debbie Downer" here, but this is one of the few 80s songs that I don't like. The tune is okay, but as a woman I don't relate to the lyrics at all. This song is definitely more of a guy thing.

    Or maybe not. I read a tweet from a guy on Twitter this morning who also dislikes this song. The tweet said "Oi! J Geils Band! Your angel can do what she wants with her body. Stop objectifying her you selfish, whiny butt-hurt prick."

    Despite my dislike of the song, I'm curious about how the J. Geils Band came up with the lyrics. Maybe one of them really did have a crush on a girl who later appeared in a centerfold. Who knows, maybe this happened to one of their groupies.
    Booboobabieson July 31, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the better songs of the sucky hair band 80's, i was there..maybe you love being a Debbie Downer
    sdz896542on August 11, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought lyrics said

    and then there's my home angel in the pages in the queen
    MikeLuttonon January 10, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Marilyn Chambers. She was on the Ivory Snow box and also a XXX Porn Star and Playboy centerfold model.
    Funny bunnyon March 15, 2019   Link

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