Jackie

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Scott Walker

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel on January 9, 1943) is an American-British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice (once described as "one of the finest voices to ever sing of emotional hurt and the great unknowns") and for the unorthodox … more »

And if one day I should become
A singer with a Spanish bum
Who sings for women of great virtue
I'd sing to them with a guitar 
I borrowed from a coffee bar
Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you
My name would be Antonio 
And all my bridges I would burn
And when I gave them some they'd know
I'd expect something in return 
I'd have to get drunk every night 
And talk about virility
With some old grandmother 
That might be decked out like a Christmas tree
And though pink elephants I'd see
 Though I'd be drunk as I could be
 Still I would sing my song to me
 About the time they called me "Jacky" 

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute in a stupid ass way 

And if I joined the social whirl
 Became procurer of young girls
Then I would have my own bordellos 
My record would be number one
And I'd sell records by the ton
All sung by many other fellows
My name would then be handsome Jack
And I'd sell boats of opium  Whiskey that came from Twickenham  Authentic queers
And phony virgins
If I had banks on every finger
A finger in every country
And every country ruled by me
I'd still know where I'd want to be
 Locked up inside my opium den
 Surrounded by some china men
I'd sing the song that I sang then
 About the time they called me "Jacky" 

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute in a stupid ass way 

Now, tell me, wouldn't it be nice
That if one day in paradise 
I'd sing for all the ladies up there 
And they would sing along with me
And we be so happy there to be
 Cause down below is really nowhere
My name would then be Juniper 
Then I would know where I was going 
And then I would become all knowing 
My beard so very long and flowing 
If I became deaf, dumb and blind 
(was: If I could play deaf, dumb and blind)
 Because I pitied all mankind 
And broke my heart to make things right
I know that every single night 
When my angelic work was through 
The angels and the Devil too
 Would sing my childhood song to me
 About the time they called me "Jacky" 

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute in a stupid ass way

Written by: SCOTT THOMAS

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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