They Might Be Giants

(She Was A) Hotel Detective

[Album Cover]

(She Was A) Hotel Detective

* (She Was A) Hotel Detective
* Kiss Me, Son of God
* For Science
* The Biggest One
* Mr. Klaw

(She Was A) Hotel Detective

Nighttime lady, she says maybe
In the all-night laundromat
Wait one minute, I have seen her
She's a billionaire

She was a hotel detective
But now she's gotten promoted
I don't think it was the money
She didn't care about expensive things
No furs or pearls or fancy cars or diamond rings

She was a hotel detective
But now she's better connected
She didn't have to change anything
Just the stencil on her window
She used to be quite a lady
She drove the underworld crazy
But now she goes insane in her way
When it suits her occupation
She read that motel directive
It told her she was defective
I guess she found an easier way
Up the ladder and she took it
Now that lady is running the world

Is she lonely?
She's the only girl in this back alleyway
Will she shoot you? She won't have to,
You're already dead



Kiss Me, Son Of God

I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage
Called the blood of the exploited working class
But they've overcome their shyness
Now they're calling me Your Highness
And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"
I destroyed a bond of friendship and respect
Between the only people left who'd even look me in the eye
Now I laugh and make a fortune
Off the same ones that I tortured
And a world screams, "Kiss me, Son of God"
I look like Jesus, so they say
But Mr. Jesus is very far away
Now you're the only one here who can tell me if it's true
That you love me and I love me



For Science

Newscaster: There has been a spacecraft sighted
Flying high above the sky
Sirens declare there's one among us from Venus!

Lt. Anne Moore: Volunteers! We need volunteers!
Soldiers to meet them.
Have no fear. Have no fear.
You will be killed right away.

Male Lead: I will date the girl from Venus.
Flowers die and so will I.
Yes, I will kiss the girl from Venus for science.
I'm so brave. I'm so brave. I'll be her love slave.

Lt. Anne Moore: He's so brave. He's so brave.
He'll be her love slave forever.



The Biggest One

The water running down that pipe
Looks like a snake to me
By "Doc's Sugar Bowl" my coffee gets cold
Because I don't want to see that
I've got no one to blame but my fat self
I'm the biggest one
Should have changed that stupid lock
Should have thrown away the key
No, no, not I, I will survive
Right down here on my knees



Mr. Klaw

A claw is a claw and nobody has seen a talking claw
Unless that claw is the famous Mr. Klaw

Mr. Vanity Klaw
Mr. Lightning Bulb
Mr. Dental Flaw
Mr. Vanity Klaw


Created By: Craig -PJ- Hansen
Last Modified: October 9, 1996
Email: pjhansen@tmbg.org

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