Drive west on Sunset
To the sea
Turn that jungle music down
Just until we're out of town

This is no one night stand
It's a real occasion
Close your eyes and you'll be there
It's everything they say
The end of a perfect day
Distant lights from across the bay

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine, so young
Tell me I'm the only one

Here come those Santa Ana winds again

We'll jog with show folk on the sand
Drink Kirschwasser from a shell
San Francisco show and tell
Well I should know by now
That it's just a spasm
Like a Sunday in T.J.
That it's cheap but it's not free
That I'm not what I used to be
And that love's not a game for three

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine, so young
Tell me I'm the only one

Here come those Santa Ana winds again

My friends say no don't go
For that cotton candy
Son you're playing with fire
The kid will live and learn
As he watches his bridges burn
From the point of no return

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine, so young
Tell me I'm the only one


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"Babylon Sisters" as written by Walter Becker Donald Fagen

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    General CommentI tend to look to the autobiographical in Dan songs. So perhaps this is rock star protagonist with two groupie females promising all kinds of good things to them, with bad things happening because he's too old for this.

    Although, I do wonder what "San Francisco show and tell" is, given that SF is known for homosexuality...
    mumajoron July 24, 2009   Link

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