Your date has gone home
Now you're left on your own sweet own
Your tough-talkin' friend
Split on you in the bitter end
And you look like a fine thing Jerry
Yeh you look like a fine thing Jerry

They say you're a star
That's what the boys all say you are
I don't see much TV
So you don't mean shit to me
But you look like a fine thing Jerry
Yeh you look like a fine thing Jerry

They got a name for people like you
Yeh they do
And they got a name for people like me too
El Macho, El Macho

Now they want you to sing
Don't get shy or anything
The boys are all here
Gonna buy you another beer
'cause you look like a fine thing Jerry
Yeh you look like a fine thing Jerry
El Macho, El Macho


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El Macho Lyrics as written by Mark Knopfler

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    Jerry Springer US TV daytime chat show host.

    daisydcaton April 17, 2014   Link
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    Confusing song this, but Kick-Ass nonetheless. Could it be Jerry Hall?

    ShineYouDiamondon August 30, 2006   Link
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    A Jerry in England is a chamber pot. German soldiers were called Jerries during WW2 But I always felt MK was in a gay bar, talking about someone he saw. He's not gay but lots of straights experience that night life sooner or later.

    catwriteron January 21, 2023   Link

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