"Sweet Painted Lady" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I'm back on dry land once again
Opportunity awaits me like a rat in the drain
We're all hunting honey with money to burn
Just a short time to show you the tricks that we've learned

If the boys all behave themselves here
Well, there's pretty young ladies and beer in the rear
You won't need a gutter to sleep in tonight
Oh, the prices I charge here will see you alright

So, she lays down beside me again
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Many have used her and many still do
There's a place in the world for a woman like you

Oh, sweet painted lady
Seems it's always been the same
Getting paid for being laid
Guess that's the name of the game

Oh, sweet painted lady
Seems it's always been the same
Getting paid for being laid
Guess that's the name of the game, oh

Forget us we'll have gone very soon
Just forget we ever slept in your rooms
And we'll leave the smell of the sea in your beds
Where love's just a job and nothing is said

So she lays down beside me again
My sweet painted lady, the one with no name
Many have used her and many still do
There's a place in the world for a woman like you

Oh, sweet painted lady
Seems it's always been the same
Getting paid for being laid
Guess that's the name of the game

Oh, sweet painted lady
Seems it's always been the same
Getting paid for being laid
Guess that's the name of the game, oh


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"Sweet Painted Lady" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentFor the life of me!WHY? anyone as good looking,(and I am NOT gay!)ultra-cool and rich to boot,as BT should wind up as a misogynist,and pay tribute to prostitutes i really don,t know!.Well! it,s probably because he isn,t.No,what i think that he might be trying to do is express that:-What a shitter life can be for some people and just what they unfortunately, have to do to get through ( not their promiscuity!). But like Token-Brit mentions there is no small amount of ironic pathos in the song : that, it is told from the viewpoint of the emptiness of the sailors that seek this kind of ...(love!),that come and go!.Yet the biggest irony of all to me is ;if, one was to roll their eyes over the lyrics!! is the recurring line of bernie,s which expressly mentions that-"THERE,S A PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR A WOMAN LIKE YOU!!!.
    harmoneeon July 29, 2009   Link

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