Amateur Hour

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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 extensive US FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, "Steppin' Out"; and for his 1984 success with "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)". He was popular for his pop/rock and New Wave music early on before moving to more eclectic, though less commercially successful, pop/jazz/classical hybrids. more »

Don't make me sad 
Talking 'bout tomorrow 
It's not so bad 
We were doing fine just then
You'll move on up, you'll move on out 
And you won't cry 
Cause your amateur hour is over 
You're only going where I've been
And you'll see what I've seen 

You're no amateur, amateur 
You know if someone likes your face 
You'd be a fool to stay strictly amateur 
It's strictly for amateurs
The world could be a better place 
If some of us could stay 
Amateurs 

There's no more time
To think about the way ahead 
Just miss one line 
Fall over, you'll be left for dead 
Your heart will play no part except 
When memories of your amateur hour take over 
Then screw yourself into a ball 
And keep it rolling on 

You're no amateur, amateur 
You know if someone likes your face 
You'd be a fool to stay strictly amateur 
It's strictly for amateurs
The world could be a better place 
If some of us could stay 
Amateurs

Don't make me sad 
It's not so bad

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Amateur Hour