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Lyrics by: Bob Dylan
# Debut Chart
55 Dec '83 Hot 100

Lyrics

Well, the pressure's down The boss ain't here He gone North for a while


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They say that vanity Got the best of him But he sure left here in style By the way, that's a cute hat And that smile's so hard to resist But what's a sweetheart like you Doing in a dump like this You know, I once knew A woman who looked like you, She wanted a whole man Not just a half She used to call me sweet daddy When I was only a child You kind of remind me of her When you laugh In order to deal in this game Got to make the queen disappear It's done with a flick of the wrist What's a sweetheart like you Doing in a dump like this You know, a woman like you Should be at home That's where you belong Taking care of somebody nice Who don't know how To do you wrong Just how much abuse Will you be able to take Well, there's no way to tell By that first kiss What's a sweetheart like you Doing in a dump like this You know you can Make a name for yourself You can hear them tires squeal You could be known as The most beautiful woman Who ever crawled across cut glass To make a deal You know, news of you Has come down the line Even before you came in the door They say in your father's house There's many mansions Each one of them Got a fireproof floor Snap out of it, baby People are jealous of you They smile to your face But behind your back they hiss What's a sweetheart like you Doing in a dump like this Got to be an important person To be in here, honey Got to have done some evil deed Got to have your own harem When you come in the door Got to play your harp Until your lips bleed They say that patriotism Is the last refuge To which a scoundrel clings Steal a little And they throw you in jail Steal a lot and they make you king There's only one step down from here, baby It's called the land of permanent bliss What's a sweetheart like you Doing in a dump like this

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