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Thread #124280   Message #2743910
Posted By: GUEST
12-Oct-09 - 12:34 AM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Si Kahn's songs
Subject: Lyr Add: BACKROOM LADY (Si Kahn)
...did Si write "Backroom Ladies?"

As recorded by Si Kahn on "New Wood" (1994)

1. This hotel has seen its better days; its plaster's cracked an' peelin'.
You know that what goes on there must be shady,
But the lawyer's Cadillac's out back and the mayor's parked on the side street.
They're slippin' in to see the backroom lady.

CHORUS: [You] won't find her at the country club; nobody brings her flowers.
You won't see her on the fashion page on Sunday,
But the leaders of society all spend their evenin' hours
Doin' bus'ness with the backroom lady.

2. They all ask her if there's anyone that's been a better lover.
She says: "You know that you're the best, sweet baby."
But she always breaks out laughin' when they close the door behind them.
There ain't no way to fool the backroom lady. CHORUS

3. Well, their wives all have psychiatrists at sixty bucks an hour.
It's all because their husbands think they're crazy,
But when it's hard times at the office, it's only twenty dollars
To tell your troubles to the backroom lady. CHORUS