Busy Bodies - Elvis Costello

so you think that you have seen her
When you're lying in between her
can you tell me that you don't care
busy bodies getting nowhere
everybody's getting meaner
busy bodies caught in the cards between her

you check her outline, break her regulations
you watch her legs through several service stations
busy bodies, very busy, getting nowhere

now you're ready for a merger
with a company you're part of
you do the dirty business
with your latest sleeping partner
you're becoming automatic
busy bodies out playing with the traffic

you want attention you try my patience
with the best intentions you were nothing but a nuisance
busy bodies, busy, busy, getting nowhere

now you've given your performance
though the matinee was idle
though you find out you have a way with
your right hand could seem so

Just a second's satisfaction
busy bodies never really out of action
you wash and brush up
you watch her dress up
you want to kiss her but she's busy with her make-up
busy bodies, very busy, getting nowhere

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