Fifty Dollar Love Affair

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

Oh the romance of these harbour towns  Lights that shimmer on canals 
And in the bottom of your glass 
The air buzzing with foreign tongues

And the occasional cries
Of sailors, tramps and rock 'n' rollers . . .
(Hey babe you look so hot tonight 
Hey come over here I'll treat you right)

'Cause . . .
A man's a man all right 
Just like any other man
He'll search the town tonight 

For a fifty dollar love affair 
And another taste of cheap delight
 Street food sizzling outside
 Washed down with the local poison

 These back alleys with their pinkish lights 
And the occasional cries
Of smugglers, bums and credit card holders . . .
(Hey babe I feel so good tonight 

I got shore leave and I sure ain't leavin' here till I prove that . . .)
A man's a man all right 
Just like any other man
He'll search the town tonight 
For a fifty dollar love affair

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Fifty Dollar Love Affair