"She's A Lady" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Russell Senior....
Are you trying to put me on?
I turned around and it was gone.
Did I leave it in your car?
On a table in a bar?
Or in your bed between the sheets?
The places where we used to meet.
Wherever love has gone I need to know.

'Cause she's a woman,
Oh yeah, she's a woman.
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma she's a lady.
And I just love the way she moves,
The way she moves, Watch her.

When you left,
I didn't know how I was going to forget you.
I was hanging by a thread and then I met her.
Selling pictures of herself to German business men.
Well, that's all she wants to do.
Come on, come on.
I don't want to try too hard.
I don't want to wait too long.
I don't want to live alone,
With all this crap that pulls me down.
Oh, tell me now,
How would it feel,
If I could touch you once again.
Where have you gone, where have you gone.
The moon has gone down on the sun, Oh yeah.
I know that you're coming home.
You wouldn't leave me on my own.
Everybody can't you see,
She's coming back to me.

Whilst you were gone I got along.
I didn't die,
I carried on
I went drinking every night
Just so I could feel alright.
Stayed in bed all day to feel okay.
I felt okay.
Oh I felt sick and tired,
Yes I did.
She lived at her father's place,
Played his records though they jumped.
Wore her body back to front.
I tried hard to make it work,
Kissed her where she said it hurt
But I was always underneath.

She's a woman,
Oh yeah, she's a woman.
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma she's a lady.
And I just love the way she moves,
The way she moves, Watch her.

I don't know why you pretend,
That it causes you pain,
When you know very well,
You're going to do it again.
You're going to do it again
And again
And again
But can you keep it going all night long?
I know it's going to happen.
It might not be today.
It might not be tomorrow,
Or even the day after,
But some time soon, you'll see,
You're going to come back to me.

Whilst you were gone I got along.
I didn't die,
I carried on
I went drinking every night
Just so I could feel alright.
Stayed in bed all day to feel okay.
I felt okay.

Whilst you were gone I got along.
I didn't die, I carried on.
Oh yeah I went with other women,
What else can I say?
I guess I kind of missed you,
Whilst you were away.
Whilst you were gone.
(stop)


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"She's a Lady" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentHis girlfriend left him and now he's going out drinking and sleeping around.
    He's miserable but pretending to be okay.
    The woman in verse 2 is one of those flings that he is claiming helped him move on (sounds like some kind of adult entertainer - selling nude photos of herself, just out to make money). Clearly he has not, because he keeps insisting his ex is going to come back to him.

    The title of "She's a Lady" is a contrast with the other women he's sleeping with now. He sees his ex as a lady - above these other women.

    I'm not sure who verse 4 refers to…. but I think it's the ex. He tried to make it work, but he was "always underneath", sexual innuendo, but more about her being in control. She had the upper hand in the relationship. I'm also not sure what "wore her body back to front" means. I'm thinking the whole verse is describing someone who was a bit of a mess emotionally.

    I think in verse 5 he's possibly talking to himself - it actually causes him pain to go out and get drunk and screw around, but he's going to keep doing it.
    voodoodollyon October 17, 2013   Link

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