"Waiting for an Alibi" as written by and Philip Parris Lynott....
Valentino's got a bookie shop and what he takes
He gives for what he's got
And what he's got he says he has not
Stole from anyone

It's not that he don't tell the truth
Or even that he misspent his youth
It's just he holds the proof
But you know something's wrong

Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi

Valentino's in a cold sweat, but he lost all his money on that last bet
Against all the odds he smokes another cigarette
Says it helps him to forget
He's a nervous wreck

It's not that he misses much
Or even that he lost his lucky touch
It's just he gambles so much
And you know that it's wrong

Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting just to catch your eye
Waiting for an alibi

Waiting for an alibi
Try to say I told you I told you

Waiting for an alibi
Waiting just to get you
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi
Just to say I told you
Waiting for an alibi
Waiting for an alibi

Oh my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my


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"Waiting for an Alibi" as written by Philip Parris Lynott

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    General Commentbrilliant solo
    cureheadon May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of Thin Lizzy's best songs. Masters of Rock!!
    Monkeywrench74on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about an actor who had a load of STD's, and eventually died from them, having had so much unprotected sex... he was quite young and this was in, like, the first half of the 20th century... pardon my ignorance on detail!
    Dreamer Deceiveron March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood song, but where's the rest of the lyrics?
    bnsfjordanon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a con artist.
    krviking1991on June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSomeone told me when it was released that it was about a brilliant english football player with a gambling habit.
    Anyone heard that too. Please dont mention his name, since it could be false and cconsequently slander.
    lennilexon May 10, 2018   Link

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