As the song comes to a close, I smile at the joke that sharing it on the Tuesday morning would make.
Then I have doubts about the rest of the lyrics.
They did not register and I wonder if they say something that would neutralize the humour.
In these internet days, the teenager slang from A Clockwork Orange and the 70’s cant slang are quickly translated. I learn what Bowie is singing.
I remember the drawing, from an earlier day of doing nothing, on my office whiteboard. I christen it The Clockwork Smiley.
“Girl so sound, so pretty up this boy, say
Party up man, no drugs round on Tuesday
Great pussy making all the men mad – Thursday
Police blind to the money in the hole by Friday
Where the fuck did Monday go?
I’m cold to this police and K9 show
I’m sittin’ in the chestnut tree
Who the fuck’s gonna mess with me?
Girl loves me
You look at the woman
Wonderful with the red mouth
Making love face-obsessed
Young woman watch her testicles
To sleep at the cop-shop
Split an old man from his money, money
Look, look at the woman.”