In your lark
You're a mark
You're a screamer
You know
How to hustle
Is a rare
I don't care
Yeah you
Got the muscle
I got the news

Yes dear
How did you know
Can't you see our love will grow

Take it
In your hand
All the sirens
And the band
Get to bendin' my ear
Was I to know
About the warm
Soulful secret
You been keepin' for years
I got the news

Slow down I'll tell you when
I may never walk again

Broadway Duchess
Darling if you only knew
Half as much as
Everybody thinks you do
What I hear
May be true
I would still be proud
To know you

Spanish kissin'
See it glisten
You came ragin'
Love rampagin'
I got the news

Yes dear
How did you know
Can't you see our love will grow

Lyrics submitted by LuckyJim

I Got the News Lyrics as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentHas cunnilingus ever been so beautifully described?

    Spanish kissin'
    See it glisten
    You came ragin'
    Love rampagin'
    aic22on August 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionyeah but this fling is song filler for the deeper meaning... He's Got the News like as in I Knows whats up, the way things are. Like A Prophet. And you dont care about much else, except for an occasional great time... did i say occasional. nightly might be more appropriate. The title of the song is the message, like listen here. EXTRA EXTRA Im the shit. sounds arrogant but trust me on this one. also references his knowledge as a super highway in Home At Last and he's the chosen one to know what he knows. He talks about the band gets to bendin his ear like as in when he hears other artists talking to him...
    goodgodbadon January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, oh, there any doubt about what her warm, soulful secret it now?

    I think not. :-P
    GreyBlueEyeson August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWait, did the guy singing try to go out with a lesbian?

    Example: She says "Slow down, I'll tell you when" in response to him getting worked up, & when he finds out what she's been hiding: "...I may never walk again"
    RyAquaon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThree-way relationship like many SD songs.

    "Daddy" is rich but she can do what she wants and get away with it.

    They've known each other for a long time but he never knew she had a thing for him. Next thing you know they fall madly into bed together.

    "Slow down, I'll tell you when..." - She's on top and perhaps with a little too much "travel" for him; he's afraid she's gonna break it right off.

    The Broadway duchess lines I guess he doesn't think she's so smart, a typical slam - great sex, no brains.

    "I would still be proud to know you" - note he says "know", sounds like he's distancing himself from her, this was a one time fling. "Proud" as in "yeah, I did her and WOW"
    mumajoron July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere is a good interpretation: She is generally involved in mischief/capers, she is a mark which is a target of criticism because of who she is and the poor way she acts. Yes she knows how to play the game(hustle), daddy is rich and so she can get away with her mischief cause daddy helps, but he('I') got the news: He knows what she really is. How did you know means 'how did you know we could be an item'. Slow down I'll tell you when means he wants to initiate sex and less often than she, I may never walk again is a reference to his 'soreness' from sex, Broadway Dutchess means she is an emotionally volatile actress type personality. Half as much and etc. means she is delusional about herself, what he hears about her being a mentally sick woman may be true, but he would want to know her anyway. And yes, Spanish kissing is cunnilingus.
    lyricsboyon February 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guitar solo is killer.

    the glisten part is about foreplay and making a girl wet.

    but there's a lot in there that nobody will ever know.
    bkabbotton January 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best instrumental breaks in rock 'n roll preceding the lyrics: "Broadway Duchess, Darling if you only knew..." The essence of SD.
    Haruspexon May 31, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Spanish kissin' " is apparently slang for fellatio, which I didn't know before, so that line in the song is basically referring to someone's saliva-coated knob.

    Which, though I am a SD fan, I don't need a mental image of Donald's saliva-coated knob, thanks anyway.
    masonjaron April 12, 2021   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHe dates a high class hooker.
    mcsquaredon July 12, 2009   Link

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