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The Go-Betweens

The Go-Betweens were an indie rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 1977 by singer-songwriters and guitarists, Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on drums, Robert Vickers on bass guitar and Amanda Brown on violin, oboe, guitar, and backing vocals, before disbanding in late 1989. Forster and McLennan reformed the band in 2000 with a new line-up, McLennan died on 6 May 2006 of a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded again. more »


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1999
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I just want some affection     I just want some affection     I don't want no hoochie-coochie mama     No back door woman     No queen street sex thing     I want a tiger on bended knees     With all the kindness of the japanese     I just want some affection     Wish I heard voices                                         G A     Wish I was a telephoneEm D     Karen yeah yeah     Karen yeah yeah     Karen yeah yeah     Karen yeah yeah yeah       G A                        Em D + Arpeggio     I said yeah, oh KarenEm D     I know this girl,     This very special girl     And she works in a library yeah     Standing there, behind the counter     Willing to help     With all the problems     That I encounter     Helps me find Hemingway     Helps me find Genet     Helps me find Brecht     Helps me find Chandler     Helps me find James Joyce     She always makes the right choice     She's no queen     She's no angel     Just a peasant from the village     She's my god, she's my god     She's my G.O.D., she's my god, yeah, yeah,     She's my G.O.O.D, yeah     She's my god now     Oh she's my god now, yeah     Karen yeah yeah      Karen yeah yeah      Karen yeah yeah      Karen yeah yeah yeah     Oh yeah, oh Karen For this part still Em D but in arpeggio     And she stands there, in the library     Like a nun in a church does...     Like a nun in a church does...     She stands there all alone...Em D     'cos she gives me something that     I just can't get now anywhere else     'cos the girls that I see walking around     Yeah the ones I see walking on the street     Are so damn damn damn damn damn damn cold     'cos they must have Eskimo blood in their veins     And the one that I want     I just can't see     I can't see her there     I can't see anywhere     All right...     Karen yeah yeah      Karen yeah yeah      Karen yeah yeah      Karen     Karen Karen Karen     Karen Karen Karen

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Written by: ROBERT DERWENT GARTH FORSTER

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