Roadette Song

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She can roll her shoulder, she can roll her ass
Ain't no doubt about it, she's a gamey lass
Jerking with her elbow, clever with her knees
When she move it over, does the best to please
Diction very bad, friction double rich
Brazen little hussy, rock 'n' rolling bitch
When it comes to business take off like a jet
Rocking's her vocation, she's a very high roadette

Young man
There ain't no need to hustle
Young man
Slow down your hustle bustle
You can take your time, young man
Some of this is muscle

Lightning on her leg, spitfire on her hip
Rock 'n' roll's a habit, guitar wrote the script
Messed up on her history, won the schooling prize
Does her heavy thinking with her Bristols and her thighs
Never had a teacher messing with her brain
You should see her pupils, music's in her veins
Shifting her transmission like a Chevrolet Corvette
Rock 'n' roll relations with a very high roadette

Hey, young man
There ain't no need to hustle
Young man
Slow down your hustle bustle
You can take your time, young man
Some of this is muscle

Hey, young man
There ain't no need to hustle
Young man
Slow down your hustle bustle
You can take your time, young man
Some of this is muscle

She can roll her shoulder, she can roll her ass
Ain't no doubt about it, she's a gamey lass
Jerking with her elbow, clever with her knees
When she move it over, does the best to please
Diction very bad, friction double rich
Brazen little hussy, rock 'n' rolling bitch
When it come to business, take off like a jet
Rocking's her vocation, she's a very high roadette

Hey, young man
There ain't no need to hustle
Young man
Slow down your hustle bustle
You can take your time, young man
Some of this is muscle

Roadette Song (Live 1977)
Written byIan Dury & Russell Hardy
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Davey Payne - saxophone
RecordedOctober 22, 1977, Leicester, England
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002
AlbumsThis Year's Model (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2002
This Year's Model: Deluxe Edition, 2008
Length5:38

First known performance:
October 21, 1977, Manchester, England
Last known performance:
April 12, 1979, Bethlehem, PA
     (20 known performances)


This Year's ModelTYM album cover large.jpg


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