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That must be her again
She's leaning on my bell
That cold psychotic ring
The one I know so well
So I'm nailed to the floor in the no-option zone
There's about zero chance she'll give up and go home

This endless afternoon
It started on the day I met her
Lunch with Gina is forever

She's coming 'round the corner
Her body's just a blur
I peel out like The Flash
It don't mean boo to her
So I duck into Nino's, she's barred from the place
The minute I walk out she's right in my face

She's got nothing but time
No use in trying to be clever
Lunch with Gina is forever

Now I'm in my apartment
The blinds down the lights out
The phone rings God help me
There's nobody home

I crouch on the carpet
Not breathing just being
Like meat on the bone

I'm in a cozy booth
Maybe my watch is fast
Another Tanqueray
I'll wait 'til twenty past
I'm about to go postal when she waltzes in
I guess she's a knockout, hey where have I been?

The waiter never comes
God knows the service could be better
Lunch with Gina is forever

Coffee and a kiss
Maybe later maybe never
Lunch with Gina

Lyrics submitted by blackiswhite

Lunch With Gina Lyrics as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General CommentWell, it's a simple tale where verse 1 and 2 details our narrator's trouble in avoiding Gina. Why he's avoiding here is not hard to figure out when he mentioned that she's barred from Nino's but was motivated enough to just wait for our hero to leave.

    The bridge describes his panic attack when Gina called him at home, render him cowered in fetal position.

    By verse 3, he's resigned to his fate and actually agree to a date with her, and she shows up late. But hey, the up side is that she's at least a knock out looker. You just have to deal with her psychotic tendency.
    BigFireon March 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationGina is slang for the recreational drugs GHB and Meth used together. I've always considered Lunch With Gina a drug song.It discusses paranoia, addiction, avoidance, physiological effects, and all the typical drug stuff. Another brilliant Dan lyric.
    SpittingLamaon September 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's a charmer like you never seen...

    Yeah this is one of those kinds of women who is a horrible person but she's so fine that you can't stop letting her use you.
    GreyBlueEyeson August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA would-be romantic hero has a date with a woman who's so beautiful he either forgets or doesn't care that she's a total psycho
    CuteSparkinaon September 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh! Yet another mad woman inhabiting the Steely Dan universe. Gina, you're irresistible - and indeed user like GreyBlue Eyes says. One day you'll come to cry on my shoulder, and I'll have to tell you to drink your big black cow and get outta here.......
    mike turianskyon November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy friend Perry.
    Veggiortoon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis woman is a stalker. Come on
    kamakiriadon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSTALKER
    ratfinkaboobooon October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think SpittingLama is right en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… . All the insistence ("endless afternoon") , the mention of drinking "another Tanqueray, I'll wait 'til 20-past", "I'm about to go postal" etc.

    Incidentally, Nino's is a place to see and be seen on the Upper East Side ninosnyc.com/ ,so there's something to the "lunch" aspect ... except "she's barred from the place"!
    Hundon August 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI thought it was about eating Vagina. Oops!
    Waloacmeon March 22, 2015   Link

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