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lyrics

You sit there painting your fingernails,
on those bare and silky knees
Honey, I’m your leg man,
and yours’ll bring to my knees
But other legs are on my mind, two little pair, tonight
They’re runnin’ daddy ragged, I’ll sit if it’s all right

Strike up a conversation,
you teach kids to play the keys
You’re just what I’ve been looking for,
piano-playing queen

You write your number on my skin,
your left hand holds my own
Do you notice there’s no ring?
Is this daddy all alone?
You’ve got a gig, I’m in the way,
I’ll call you, so I say
Tell me, will this all make sense
in tomorrow’s light of day?

Let us not forget, ma’am,
you teach kids to play the keys
You’re just what I’ve been looking for,
piano-playing queen

You see me standing at the bar,
remind me of your number
Those legs take you into the night,
at least they’ve got each other

Shall I call your number? Shall we set a date?
And once you teach my girl,
have we got other plans to make?
Shall I rob the cradle? Steal candy from my baby?
Have we broken all the rules?
Well, darlin’, I think maybe

Let us not forget, ma’am,
you teach kids to play the keys
You’re just what I’ve been looking for,
piano-playing queen

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from The Pinkerton Raid, released May 22, 2012

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