Busy Bodies Lyrics

So you think that you have seen her when you're lying in between her
And you tell me that you don't care, busy bodies getting nowhere
Ev'rybody's getting meaner
Busy bodies caught in the concertina
You check her outline. Break her regulations
You watch her legs through several service stations

Busy bodies very busy getting nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere

Now you're ready for the merger with the company you're part of
And 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 are nothing but a nuisance

Busy bodies, busy busy, getting nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere
Now you've given your performance though the matinee was idle
And you find that a wave of her right hand could seem so tidal

Just a second satisfaction
Busy bodies temporarily out of action

You wash and brush up. You want to dress up
You want to kiss her but she's busy with her makeup

Busy bodies, very busy, getting nowhere
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