There's a change in pace
Of fantasy and taste
Do you like good music?
Do you like to dance? Oh yeah.
Hangin' out for a body shop at night
Ain't it strange what we do to feel alright? Oh yeah.
So when will you call?
I'm experienced Oh yeah

Face to face
And back to back
You see and feel
My sex attack
Sing it
Flesh, flesh for fantasy
We want
Flesh, flesh for fantasy

It's after midnight
Are you feelin' alright oh yeah
Turn on the light, babe
Are you someone else tonight?
Neighbour to neighbour, door to door
Don't ask questions, there's time for it all Oh yeah.

Face to face
And back to back
You see and feel
My sex attack
Sing it
Flesh, flesh for fantasy
We cry
Flesh, flesh for fantasy

I sing for culture...

Father loves his son,
Mothers, daughters, too.
It's an old old story,
Cries the new world too.

Flesh, flesh for fantasy
We want
Flesh, flesh for fantasy
We want
Flesh, flesh for fantasy
You cry
Flesh, flesh for fantasy


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    General CommentAn old friend always told me, "If you see a hot chick, and you know will never see her again, eye-fuck the shit out of her." I think it is about the truly visceral sexual drive people feel, even when it is a different person every second. The fantasy of unsampled flesh. "Doin' the time" is a reference to getting caught eye-fucking. It transcends gay or straight. It is all flesh.
    Jordo013on February 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song FactFrom Billy Idol's autobiography, Dancing With Myself:
    "'Do you like good music / Do you like to dance.' I wrote the lyric as if it were a sexual advert someone had placed in a newspaper or magazine.

    [...] It is strange what mental and chemical processes our minds and bodies go through that send us searching deep into the night for sexual satisfaction. Some people took my advert literally. Mainly, it's a song that spoke to the audiences of the time, who were in the process of discovering their own sexualities."
    softculton November 12, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...mmm flesh for fantasy
    XOoviciousoOXon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit kinda sounds like a sex song to me. i love it.
    Only Emoon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song
    DZestmenon September 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song
    DZestmenon September 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Jeffrey Dahmer.
    but it's still hot.
    XKick_Me_Im_EmoXon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA (gay) co-worker told me this song is about Billy fantasizing about being gay.
    Envy337on September 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould this song be about prostitution? Almost all the lyrics tell me so, specially this part

    Hangin' out for a body shop at night
    Ain't it strange what we do to feel alright
    romeovfon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt sounds more to me like how people go out for one night stands, trying to get lost in the sea of bodies they experience time after time. Using flesh, sex as a means to get by.

    'Are you someone else tonight?
    Neighbor to Neighbor
    Door to Door'

    When you really think about it, some people don't give their names when it comes to those types of encounters. Giving a fake name, and fake information, because who cares once you've done it and you don't see them gain, anyway.

    Father loves his son
    mother, daughter too
    It's an old old story
    cries the new world order

    Point blank, since this a 'fantasy' getting lost in fantasies psychically. He could be suggesting the people doing this are looking for love where they didn't have it before. Just my opinion.
    Reedstaron May 27, 2009   Link

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