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Clubland Lyrics

With a handful of backhanders and a bevy of beauty
You’re going off limits
Going off duty
Going off the rails
Going off with booty
They tell tales of fiction found on all the criminal types
Lead to a higher ranking man or a face with thin red stripes

The boys next door
The mums and dads
New weds and nearly-deads
Have you ever been had in club land

There’s a piece in someone’s pocket to do the dirty work
You’ve come to shoot the pony
They’ve come to do the jerk
They leave him half way to paradise
They leave you half way to bliss
The ladies’ invitation never seemed like this

The boys next door
The mums and dads
New weds and nearly-deads
Have you ever been had in club land

The long arm of the law slides up the outskirts of town
Meanwhile in club land they are ready to pull them down
Hey

The right to work is traded in for the right to refuse admission
Don’t pass out now, there’s no refund
(when) did you find out what you were missing
The crowd is taking forty winks minus ten percent
You barely get required sleep to go lingering with contemptment
Thursday to Saturday
Money’s gone already
Some things come in common these days
Your hands and work aren’t steady

The boys next door
The mums and dads
New weds and nearly-deads
Have you ever been had in club land
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it's official. steve nieve is my favorite keyboarderist.

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Reminds me all too vividly of wasted nights spent "on the town" partying for no reason except it seemed like the thing to do at the time.

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The long arm of the law slides up the outskirts of town Meanwhile in club land they are ready to pull them down

Wow- for wordplay Elvis pretty much without peer. Hard to beat. The extended metaphors in this song remind me of Shakespeare. Only Dylan or Waits in his class.

@jewelsofpaste Hadn't noticed that one before. Indeed, his wordplay is amazing & often quite witty.

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An amazing song. Lyrically, it's scenes from a night club painted with EC's characteristic word play.

Musically, it's based on the looping chord progression in "Message in a Bottle" by the Police. Doesn't sound anything like the Police though. The flourishes and accents are evocative of Tango Jalousie.

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your spelling of "keyboardists" is off, but your taste in "keyboardists" is not. Some great piano accents in this tune

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