"Fashionable" as written by and Nathan Willett Matthew Maust....
An invitation to a party begs you go
You'll wear the only thing that waits inside your door
No red
No green
One black dress is all any woman needs
My, aren't we fashionable?

Calls made
Your ride awaits
You've dressed your lips in rose
The powder on your face
Who else could get so close?

Refuse directions
You have memorized the road
Back when you chased the trends
Some picture always told

No red
No green
One black dress is all any woman needs
My, aren't we fashionable?

Who will sweep you off your feet?
Who will sweep you off your feet?

You've made the great escape with only one goodbye
Your stream of consciousness
It floods into the night
The boy's predictable
The girls may never know
The beauty that you wear way underneath your clothes

No red
No green
One black dress is all any woman needs
My, aren't we fashionable?

Who will sweep you off your feet?
Who will sweep you off your feet?

Role models pile up in the street
She has survived just a scratch on the cheek
She's paying in dimes
A midnight coffee shrink

Her shoulder's exposed
She holds a cup like a queen
For some tiny ancient island country off the coast of Greece
Where the daughters will all have names like Elise

The lighting in here is terrible
A weird glowing green
And flattery won't get her out of her seat
She digs in her heels
Her mascara streaks
Who's gonna sweep her off?

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
Ooh, ooh

Why didn't I, Why?
A hundred miles deep
Who's gonna sweep her off of her feet?
A skeptic at heart
But why shouldn't she be?
Who's gonna sweep her off?

When every mouth lies
And every hand cheats
Good luck sweeping her off of her feet
With those x-ray eyes
And see the wolf in the sheep
But who's gonna sweep her off?

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
Woah

I am your style
And you are my style
And I am your style
And you are my style

Who will sweep you
Off your feet?
Who will sweep you
Off your feet?
Who will sweep you
Off your feet?


Lyrics submitted by crazycray131313

"Fashionable" as written by Nathan Willett Matthew Maust

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentSuch a great ballad full of so much passion and emotion. It invokes the image of a girl who is the epitome of poise and elegance, who is kind of aloof and cold, but she has to be because she is so broken inside. It also sounds like the narrator had a chance to be with her, to be the one to sweep her off her feet and to heal her brokenness, but he let it slip away.

    It always makes me think of my idealized conception of New York at night -- both refined and gritty at the same time.
    wtperkinson October 19, 2013   Link

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