Tabu / Taking Care Of The Ladies lyrics

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Tabu / Taking Care Of The Ladies lyrics

Tabu / Taking Care Of The Ladies

Oscar
(accompanied by the victrola)

Tabu!
When you’re forbidden your desire.
Tabu!
You yearn to play with fire?

Queenie
So, mister black, show me.

Black
Show you what?

Queenie
The game, the hustle. Or is this it?

Black
Believe me, if black was running the
Mooch, you’d be in his arms begging him
To never leave you.

Queenie
So go on, mooch me.

Black
Right here? Right now?

Queenie
Umhm.

Black
You sure you’re ready? Cause if you melt or swoon or-

Queenie
The mooch?

Black
Black likes the way that you
look tonight
Elegant, sleek and cool
Black likes the way that you
shake the moves:
So beautiful but watch it-
A panther’s trapped inside:
tell me- who rolls your cigarettes

And keeps you satisfied?
Taking care of the ladies
I take care of myself.
Black’s glad to send you
Where you wanna go
And baby it’s your party
What more ya wanna know?
What more ya wanna know?
What more?

Queenie
I can see how that might work on some
Women-desperate, lonely.

Black
But not you.

Queenie
Nope.

Black
O.k. Here’s another mooch. It’s sunday
Night and this woman i know, let’s call
Her kate, an acquaintance, is invited to
This party and she drags me along.

Queenie
Drags you?

Black
‘And the second i walk in i see this
Other woman; blonde, beautiful-and the
Way she holds her cigarette, the way her
Hand folds on her hip?

Black likes the way that
She burns tonight
Ginger and smoke and sex
Black likes the way that she likes him back:

Everything about her
Says ‘danger-run away’
But something in her eyes seems to
Be begging me to stay?
Taking care of the ladies
I take care of myself
Everything about her says ‘danger - stay away’
But danger and a woman
More i gotta say
What more
What more.

For a guy i talk a lot
We oughta just listen to the music
We oughta just dance

Oscar
Tabu!
Forbidden fruit upon the vine
Tabu!
I’ll never rest until you’re mine

( time seems to suspend itself--- black and queenie dance)

Sally (vocalize)
Dreamy, slow?

oscar
It’s whatcha wanna do but whatchaknowya
Shouldn’t do ?
Like what i wanna do with you:
You say you wanna do it, too?
That’s tabu?!


Last Update: January, 10th 2014


Tabu / Taking Care Of The Ladies
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