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Vanity - Wild Animal Lyrics

This is primarily for SeXXXyMutha who asked me for a couple of songs' lyrics from Wild Animal, but I think it was too much text for the orgnote because I got an error when I pressed send, so I'll post them here. Title track, Crazy Maybe and Flippin' Out I transcribed from the LP liner notes, so I know they're right, the rest I just got from other .org threads (SeXXXyMutha didn't ask for those tracks), so if anyone notices any mistakes, speak up and I'll edit them in the OP. smile


Honestly never took much notice of the lyrics to Crazy Maybe before and transcribing them from the lyric sheet I realised how 'crazy' they are - wacky! lol



Wild Animal
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This songs 'bout a little gorilla
He got long shiny black hair
all over his body

King King never ever left me alone
My king kong never ever looks at any other woman
Up in the beat arouund the bend
Here comes little king kong again
Over the vine, above the tree
Here comes little king kong looking for me
and that is why he and I hung around
that is why he is my wild animal

King Kong never ever tucks me away
My king kong never ever... any other ladies
Up in the beat arouund my bend
Here come king kong again over my vine
and that is why he and I carry on
Ooh ooh that is why he is my wild animal

I love to play in his hair
Shiny black big brown green eyes
That's all it takes for me to fantasize
That's all it takes for me to climb my king kong
King kong, ooo, ooo, ooo, my little



Crazy Maybe
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My captain states I have to wear the lace
My captain himself repeated himself "Get it out!"
I can! I shall!
Well my love is written all over the papers
Concentrate, "concentration can't get it"
Lo and be Ho the word is heard all over the station
Are we havin' fun? Oh so where do I find him?
How do I find that long white ladder that leads to him now?
How can I be saved?
They call him decision "Get in"
You want him. You take him but he's not yours
All of us know the Captain AKA Lieutenant, say
"I'm prayin' for you darlin'"

Can't get out and I definately can't get in
So where do I hide to? How did I get myself into?
I'm not crazy! "I'm crazy." How can I escape?
Expect adventure baby! Increase double tempo
and maybe he'll go all the way, maybe he won't....
Ho, hey day. Oh oh oh, expect adventure darlin'
It's an Alfred Hitchcock story it goes all the way.
I go all the way Ho, expect adventure baby!
Increase double, intake and maybe....
He will break, break! Maybe he'lll Haaa, I don't know

They call him precision, "Get on"
Oh! I want him, I'd take him but he's not mine
All of the time... the Captain AKA Lieutenant say
"I'm ready for ya now". Can't get out and I definately
can't get on. Oh baby you feel so strong.
How did it take so long?
It took forever baby never never enuf [sic]
Ho, expect adventure lady influencing my intentions
Crazy I go all the way, Ahu!
I go all the way on.
I'm goin' crazy maybe
Ahhh! I'm goin' crazy maybe ahhhh!

1,2,3,4 knock on my door and stay
5,6,7,8 lay down and make me wait
9 & 11 I think I lost my count

1,2,3,4 knock on my door and stay
Ohh! I'm goin' crazy maybe
5,6,7,8 lay down and make me beg!
I'm goin' crazy maybe lady!


Flippin' Out
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Why don't you come back to my vampire boudoir
State your delight, the rest gets bizarre.
Touch me here, touch me there.
Ooo, when you touch, I let go of my whee!
You're that someone that drives me insane
As if something got stuck in my vein.
When you touch me I scream in delight,
Hurry! Hurry! Touch me tonight.
I'm flippin' out! Yah! I'm flippin' out! Ow ow ow out oooh!

Ha-ha. You can swallow me all in one bite,
'Creme de la Cocoa' is what I taste like.
Bite me here, ooh, swallow me there,
I could follow and die without fear.

You're that someone who drives me insane,
Kiss my neck with your sharp fangs and stay.
If you kiss me I'll scream in delight
Hurry! Hurry! Touch me tonight.
I'm flippin' out! Yah! I'm flippin' out! Ow ow ow out oooh!

You're that someone who drives me insane
You are that man so in touch with my vein, ooh!
If you catch me, I'll sleep in delight
Hurry! Hurry! Catch me tonight.
I'm flippin' out! Yah! I'm flippin' out! Ow ow ow out oooh!

Why don't you come back to my vampire boudoir
I am the vamp who bites the vampire.
Vamp me here, vamp me there,
If you love me I'll swallow your spear!

You're that vampire who drives me insane
Oooh, like that sharp fang that sucked on my vein
When you bite me, I scream in delight
Hurry! Hurry! Bite me right
I'm flippin' out! Yah! I'm flippin' out! Ow ow ow out oooh!

I'm flippin' out! I'm flippin' out!

Vamp. Short for Vanity.
A woman who uses her charms and wiles to seduce
Vampish! Vanity! I am vamp!
A woman who practices seductiveness by magic spell!

[ Backwards section: ]
The fabulous!.... The fabulous... pocket steamer!
Yes, the pocket steamer can be yours!
What if we included..... hahaha!
Yes folks, you get all this and much, much more!
If only you buy Vanity's album, Wild Animal,
available at record stores everywhere.


A fool there was, and you paid your coin,
To a dark-eyed dame from the tender loin.
You took me in, the West Coast town,
And filled me UP, in a form-fit gown.
Filled my eyes with Bella-la Donna,
And said "Now, lady, forget your honour.
For hence for now, your a scarlet scamp,
The grandest, red-lipped, black-souled vamp."
So now I lie, awake in my tomb, awaiting the next....
Kiss me my fool!.... BANG!


"Samuelle"

(written by Vanity,1984)

Samuelle,this is your lover calling,Samuelle
Samuelle,this is your lover calling
Samuelle,do you belong to Marylyn?
I know she could never love your heart
Like me
I'm quite sure we belong together

Oh Samuelle,you cannot tell a lie
It echoes across the moon and the sky


Valerie,Valerie,Valerie,this is your conscience calling
Valerie,Valerie,Valerie,I don't wanna hear ya
I do recall carnivals were filled up with crazy guys and paper dolls
Thought it would last forever

Oh Samuelle,I'm running down the aisle
Wedding lace was written all over

I really want you,I really do
I really love you,rap on door,rap on door
ring bell,ring bell

Naughty little thing,we may never know
The prince and the showgirl
wonders if never,ever

Oh Samuelle,I cannot tell
If I sing to you,will you ring my doorbell?
Ring my doorbell,I really want you
Ring my doorbell,I really do
Ring my bell,I really love you

Time will tell,all those nights I sat up alone
And stared at the phone
Well,I'm calling ,my shadow calling
"Samuelle",I cannot let you go
I have thrown all the snowballs I can throw
Oh! Oh!
I know you love me
You can have me if you want to


"Pretty Mess"

(written by Vanity,1984)


Ahh!...Here we go again falling on my bed and pulling on a pillow
Well I think you got what it takes to get me boiling like a kettle
Here everything's boiling up
I boil to the maximum,yeah
Well I do believe babe,you boil me bubbling
You get me in so much trouble

Ooh and baby someday soon
I will take you there
Promise you the moon
And then he pulled a seam and it went all the way

(chorus)
Ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
He made such a pretty mess on my dress
Ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
Such a pretty

Here we go again,pulling on my hair
I'm dripping like a hot tea
I'm aware if you drip it too hot
It just might spill all over this lovely
Here everything's boiling up
I boil to the maximum,yeah
Well I do believe babe,you boil me bubbling
You get me in double trouble

Ooh and baby someday soon
I will take you there
Promise you the moon
And then I took a drink and it went all the way

(chorus)
Ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
We've made such a pretty mess of my dress
ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
Oh such a pretty

Here we go again,crawling through the kitchen...oh ho ho hum
I bet you got what it takes to get me into a living room position


Ooh and baby someday soon
I will take you there
Promise me the moon
And then he found a hallway that went all the way

(chorus)
Ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
He made such a pretty mess of my dress
Ooh yeah,such a pretty mess
Oh it's such a pretty

"Strap On Robbie Baby"

written by Vanity

you want some candy,little boy?

Robbie,don't you wanna come out and play? Make me arrr
Robbie baby,hear ya' got an electric machine
and it's mean,makes me want to arrr
Robbie baby,I like your style and the way you rock wigglin'

He say somethin' inside me,excites U
strap it on...tight!
If you wanna come on a carnival ride,baby yeah
strap it on...tonight!

Robbie baby,I like your hair and the way you slide your fingers through
Robbie,maybe,just maybe way down here
you'll take me nice and easy...your pretty

Don't you provoke me,come on stroke me
strap this thing...tight!
If you wanna glide down my highway,it's open
strap yourself in...ride!

So why don't ya ride me,excite V...ooh
strap me on tight!
Yeah,I wanna glide down your carnival ride
strap me on tonight
Yeah,you gotta fly down my highway
it's open,strap me on,oh! Tonight!


Go ahead...knock yourself out


"Mechanical Emotion" featuring Morris Day

(written by Vanity)

I'm livin' through this surely yes,I do declare
when it gets to the heavy,I'll be dancing
all of a sudden,you appear
insatiable emotion in my mirror,hey!


(chorus #1)
You appear insatiable emotion
(your choreography has imagination)
baby,your poetry and motion
Ooh,you know I'm the best
(who might you be,what's your name?)
The Greatest!


You want to watch my thunderstorm
ya gotta see my poppin' corn
I participate,end of story
All of a sudden,you delay
numerical emotion in my middle,hey!


(chorus #2)
You delay my numerical emotion
baby don't count on devotion
Girl,let's give a rest
I gave more,you gave less



you're anything but ordinary
and I'm getting your attention hard
your body's shooting X-ray bullets
fire away,I'm unarmed
and all of a sudden,you push replay (replay)
mechanical emotions in my middle,hey!


(chorus #3)
You display mechanical emotion
(ahh you're in my symphony)
baby,in my orchestration
Oh,you keep me a wreck
(Fine! Why? Why? why? I love you anyway)
Baby,I'm sick of this mess



(spoken French part)

(solo chorus by Morris)

You display mechanical emotion
baby,in my orhcestration
oh,you keep me a wreck
baby,I'm sick of this mess

You display mechanical emotion
baby,in my orchestration
oh,you keep me a wreck
baby,I'm sick of this mess


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Reply #1 posted 05/24/10 10:32am

databank

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Thanks biggrin

You wouldn't happen to have the lyrics 4 "Romantic Voyage", would u? wink
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Reply #2 posted 05/24/10 5:39pm

SeXXXyMutha

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THANK YOU! You're an angel!
[Edited 5/24/10 17:44pm]
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Reply #3 posted 05/24/10 5:50pm

SeXXXyMutha

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NouveauDance said:


Honestly never took much notice of the lyrics to Crazy Maybe before and transcribing them from the lyric sheet I realised how 'crazy' they are - wacky! lol


Forget that. Wild Animal is closely references beastiality. eek King Kong? Seriously?
Lets go outside...
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Reply #4 posted 05/24/10 6:49pm

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SeXXXyMutha said:

NouveauDance said:


Honestly never took much notice of the lyrics to Crazy Maybe before and transcribing them from the lyric sheet I realised how 'crazy' they are - wacky! lol


Forget that. Wild Animal is closely references beastiality. eek King Kong? Seriously?



Didn't Appolonia call Prince "King Kong" in Purple Rain, right before the love scene?
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Reply #5 posted 05/24/10 8:06pm

NouveauDance

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SeXXXyMutha said:

THANK YOU! You're an angel!

You're welcome smile



Nikademus said:

SeXXXyMutha said:



Forget that. Wild Animal is closely references beastiality. eek King Kong? Seriously?



Didn't Appolonia call Prince "King Kong" in Purple Rain, right before the love scene?

Yes! I always took the song as a reference to Prince because of this - I guessed it was a pet name of Vanity's that ended up the script? A few of the songs could actually reference Prince - Flipping Out, and Samuelle is usually thought to be about him too.
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Reply #6 posted 05/24/10 8:37pm

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NouveauDance said:

SeXXXyMutha said:

THANK YOU! You're an angel!

You're welcome smile






Didn't Appolonia call Prince "King Kong" in Purple Rain, right before the love scene?

Yes! I always took the song as a reference to Prince because of this - I guessed it was a pet name of Vanity's that ended up the script? A few of the songs could actually reference Prince - Flipping Out, and Samuelle is usually thought to be about him too.[/quote]

That's what I always thought too!
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Reply #7 posted 05/25/10 12:58am

SoulAlive

The lyrics on this album are atrocious.Some of the worst lyrics I ever heard.I can certainly see why Motown brought in professional songwriters for Vanity's next album 'Skin On Skin'.
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Reply #8 posted 05/25/10 2:26am

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SeXXXyMutha said:

NouveauDance said:


Honestly never took much notice of the lyrics to Crazy Maybe before and transcribing them from the lyric sheet I realised how 'crazy' they are - wacky! lol


Forget that. Wild Animal is closely references beastiality. eek King Kong? Seriously?


She seemed to have a fetish for large,hairy,gorilla-like men lol
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Reply #9 posted 05/25/10 3:01am

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SoulAlive said:

The lyrics on this album are atrocious.

Atrociously fabulous! lol
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Reply #10 posted 05/25/10 4:07am

SoulAlive

NouveauDance said:

SoulAlive said:

The lyrics on this album are atrocious.

Atrociously fabulous! lol


lol are you serious?
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Reply #11 posted 05/25/10 5:13am

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Nikademus said:

Samuelle is usually thought to be about him too.


Yep,I always assumed that this song is about Prince.She even makes a reference to "the prince and the showgirl".
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SoulAlive said:

NouveauDance said:


Atrociously fabulous! lol


lol are you serious?

Absolutely!



databank said:

Thanks biggrin

You wouldn't happen to have the lyrics 4 "Romantic Voyage", would u? wink

I'll dig out the LP when I have a moment smile
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Reply #13 posted 05/25/10 5:18am

SoulAlive

I just remembered,"Crazy Maybe" is such a horrible song lol Truly,truly horrible.Bad lyrics,bad vocals...just a lousy,lousy song.
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NouveauDance said:[quote]

SoulAlive said:


Absolutely!



databank said:

Thanks biggrin

You wouldn't happen to have the lyrics 4 "Romantic Voyage", would u? wink

I'll dig out the LP when I have a moment smile


Thanks biggrin
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Reply #15 posted 05/25/10 7:35pm

SeXXXyMutha

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Nikademus said:

SeXXXyMutha said:



Forget that. Wild Animal is closely references beastiality. eek King Kong? Seriously?



Didn't Appolonia call Prince "King Kong" in Purple Rain, right before the love scene?


I realized this, but never thought it to be related. I just thought V had a freaky thing for gorillas..
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SeXXXyMutha

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SoulAlive said:

Nikademus said:

Samuelle is usually thought to be about him too.


Yep,I always assumed that this song is about Prince.She even makes a reference to "the prince and the showgirl".

[Edited 5/26/10 4:04am]
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SoulAlive said:

Nikademus said:

Samuelle is usually thought to be about him too.


Yep,I always assumed that this song is about Prince.She even makes a reference to "the prince and the showgirl".


The Prince and the Showgirl is a movie starring Marilyn Monroe, whom Prince was supposedly obsessed with. There's also a line in the song, "Do you belong to Marilyn?".
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Romantic Voyage
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Living here alone with you [Sounds like she sings "laying", but it's written as "living]
(I) can't resist when I look into your eyes
(SO) Let's uncover the mystery
And ride along on the open sea all night (come ride all night)

I'll take you on (a) romantic voyage
Into the night romantic voyage

Close your eyes and we'll sail away
To my secret hideaway tonight (tonight)

(CAUSE) I've been savin' my love for you
(SO) Hold me tonight and we'll rendezvous
you and I (all night?)

I'll take you on (a) romantic voyage
All through the night romantic voyage

Take me far far away
(OO) Take me baby

Make a wish upon a falling star
And the hopes and dreams
Within our hearts
Will make our fantasy for love come true

We'll sail upon on (a) romantic voyage
Into the night romantic voyage
Romantic voyage
All through the night (Ah yeah, ooooo)



There's a few differences between written and sang, and background vocals which aren't written down, I couldn't quite make out that aren't in the liner notes, I'll have a listen with headphones and see if I can make 'em out and update them if I can smile

I'll do the rest of the LP later too.
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Reply #19 posted 05/26/10 1:09pm

SeXXXyMutha

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NouveauDance said:


I'll do the rest of the LP later too.


That'd be wonderful!
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NouveauDance said:

Romantic Voyage
-----
Living here alone with you [Sounds like she sings "laying", but it's written as "living]
(I) can't resist when I look into your eyes
(SO) Let's uncover the mystery
And ride along on the open sea all night (come ride all night)

I'll take you on (a) romantic voyage
Into the night romantic voyage

Close your eyes and we'll sail away
To my secret hideaway tonight (tonight)

(CAUSE) I've been savin' my love for you
(SO) Hold me tonight and we'll rendezvous
you and I (all night?)

I'll take you on (a) romantic voyage
All through the night romantic voyage

Take me far far away
(OO) Take me baby

Make a wish upon a falling star
And the hopes and dreams
Within our hearts
Will make our fantasy for love come true

We'll sail upon on (a) romantic voyage
Into the night romantic voyage
Romantic voyage
All through the night (Ah yeah, ooooo)



There's a few differences between written and sang, and background vocals which aren't written down, I couldn't quite make out that aren't in the liner notes, I'll have a listen with headphones and see if I can make 'em out and update them if I can smile

I'll do the rest of the LP later too.


Thaaaaanks biggrin

I just dig this song so much!!!
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