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Phoebe Snow Poetry Man Lyrics

Last updated: 04/16/2008 11:00:00 AM

You make me laugh
Cause your eyes they light the night
They look right through me
You bashful boy
You're hiding something sweet
Please give it to me yeah, to me

Talk to me some more
You don't have to go
You're the Poetry Man
You make things all rhyme

You are a genie
All I ask for is your smile
Each time I rub the lamp
When I am with you
I have a giggling teen-age crush
Then I'm a sultry vamp

Talk to me some more
You don't have to go
You're the Poetry Man
You make things all right

So once again
It's time to say so long
And so recall the cull of life
You're going home now
Home's that place somewhere you go each day
To see your wife

Talk to me some more
You don't have to go
You're the Poetry Man
You make things all rhyme




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a romantic pop masterpiece | Reviewer: songlover | 4/16/2008

Probably her best song. A good radical cover for this song is hard to concieve. The song has a musical value called "inevitability", wherein every right note is in every right place at every right time. Isaac Hayes, for instance, was a highly talented cover artist able to redefine /re-interpret songs by other artists. Some songs, however, escape redefineability because they present their case so well the first time. "Poertry Man" seems to be one of those songs. All the information needed to 'justify' the song as genuine is already supplied in the original work. Her vocal inflections are an important part of the impact of the music along with the well-written lyrics she sings. This song is a powerful example of how vocals, words and music can be gracefully blended to create a fulfilling song event from what some might consider to be a slightly risque theme.