When I'm sure
You guided last
I make believe
That I have no past

I make a cheer
And wipe away all the tears
I take another rule
And find another friend

And when I fear
That you're not real
I stop and then
Oh Wow it's you again

How odd I should meet you here
Oh Wow it's you again
You honk me
You tonk me

Why don't you disappear?
This hotel
Had a view
One with walls

And shades of blue
I payed my bill
And started over again
I flipped another penny

Counted up to ten
I let her rip
Just like a gipsy dog in hand
In this war
A foreign place
There's not one familiar face
Seems this time
I've got myself far behind
I write another letter
I know I'll never sing
I lock the door
And walk out for some air and then

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"Oh Wow It's You Again" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    Lyric Correctioni'm not completely certain but i STRONGLY believe that steely dan would not make such a lyric as "you honk me, you tonk me, why don't you disappear?".
    I'm fairly sure it's supposed to be " you haunt me, you taunt me, why don't you disappear?"
    weatson October 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Dan is so cerebral.. this song and the others that were demos they did and other stuff not released on any of their albums, provide a great example of that inward looking quality and kind of quizzical dark overtone to the songs (not that they are depressing at all.. they are so soulful that it makes for a good interplay of qualities). Although I always thought there was kind of an issue with the Dan regarding how their songs would translate in a live setting, that was the only issue I ever saw. It is more than made up for by the unique power of these cerebral, witty, impressionistic songs with great jazz influenced completely innovative rock compositions behind it. It's two guys that I never get tired of listening to, whether it be the songs or the various interviews they do every so often. It's funny to reflect on the model that they went by, why they did it, and how I, as a life long fan ever since I was a teenage kid, had my life and my understanding of art altered by it. It is similar in many ways to that quantum leap the Beatles took around 66-67, when they started to focus on the album as a wide ranging and experimental concepts.. and thing of ideas, innovative as to how it could transport the listener somewhere and delight inpire their thoughts and ear....
    caucasianon October 09, 2010   Link

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