Thats Killer Joe Lyrics by Manhattan Transfer

Thats Killer Joe Lyrics

    This here's the story about killer joe
    He's a real bad cat, 'forget i told you so
    Silk on the corners of his fancy threads
    Double breasted pin stripe coat top press
    Fast talkin' good looking flim flam jive
    Why he's the kind o' cat that'll make a dead man cry
    So look out for killer joe!

    Killer joe - killer joe
    Killer joe - love dough

    Love of gold
    Has made him very cold (repeat top)

    I hit the big town an'he turned me roun'
    He dazzled me with some pretty jive
    Prettier jive than i've ever heard from
    Any man alive
    He called me "baby," 'n "honey"
    Messed wit m'head, tol' me he'd show me
    A whole mess o'money
    An' what did i get?
    That's somethin' i ain't figured out yet

    Each woman i meet is like a bead
    That's strung on a string
    An' i wear 'em like i'm wearin' a necklace
    Women love me, n'think lots of me
    Really! how can they be so reckless
    I tell 'em in front, that i do love money
    So - later on - then they won't get funny
    When i tighten up an' the scene gets heavy
    Times when i laugh they're over,
    Now they're gonna' feel a draf'
    Tell y'truth, if y'mus know
    Only thing can save y'is t'bring me lots o'dough

    Poor girl - pity the hick
    Poor girl - man, is he slick
    Poor girl - pity the poor chick

    Stars were peepin' low
    An' man dud she have eyes for that joe
    'n joe was jivin' with all of his lies
    She felt he must o'meant it
    Boy, the chick was in f'some surprise
    Yep! 'n joe ain' 'bout t'let 'er slide
    Git'er t'flyin' high 'n wide
    Then goof her carpet ride
    She was cute, he had class
    Y'knew he had 'er soon s'he made his pass

    (that's joe!)

    Big cities are jungles an' men're like leopards
    An' women are lost lambs who've
    Strayed from kep' herds
    An' them leopards - are real wolves
    Actin' jus' like shepherds

    Look out! joe got his hook out
    He's lookin' so han'some
    Guaranteed trouble
    Y'think you c'n stan' some
    He'll furnish it double
    So look out

    (repeat top)