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Watching the Detectives

This song is by The New Standards and appears on the album Rock and Roll (2008).

This song is a cover of "Watching the Detectives" by Elvis Costello.
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Watching the Detectives
Nice girls, not one with a defect
Cellophane shrink-wrapped and so correct
Red dogs under illegal legs
She looks so good, he gets down and begs

Long shot of that jumping sign
Invisible shivers running down my spine
Cut to the baby taking off her clothes
Close-up of the sign that says "We never close"

She is watching the detectives
He's so cute
She is watching the detectives
When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot

You snatch a chill to match a cigarette
She pulls the eyes out with a face like a magnet
I don't know how much more of this I can take
She's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake

She is watching the detectives
He's so cute
She is watching the detectives
When they shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot

Yeah, you think you're alone 'til you realize you're in it
Now fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit
Well, they call it instant justice when you're past the legal limit
Someone's scratching at the window, yeah, I wonder, who is it?
The detectives come to check if you belong to the parents
Who are ready to hear the worst about their daughter's disappearance
Well, it took nearly a miracle to get you to stay
It only took my little fingers to blow you away-ay

She is watching the detectives
Just like watching the detectives
Watching the detectives

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Written by:

Elvis Costello

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