You Got the Fever

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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 »

Well, things are getting bad now
Since your woman left you, just can't do without it
The other day you even read a book
That tells you how to go about it
It says to join an evening class
Or hang around in zoos and railway stations
And gives you lots of lines to use
And how to make the best of situations
You know it's just a bunch of crap, you used to do okay
But that was long ago and far away
 You got the fever
 You got the fever
 You gotta love her
 And you gotta leave her
 It's something you can't fight [hey hey hey]
 Let's call it something polite
 Like the fever of love
 Fever of love
The girls that want you you don't want
The girls you want they never seem to want you
The girls at work are married
And the girls at dances never seem to want to
The girls in bars are always with a friend
Or waitin' for their new fiancé
And you tell the barmaid you're just lonely
She just smiles and says: "That's what they all say"
So you look up some old number you said you'd never use
And tell yourself you win instead of lose


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