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Cousin Dupree Lyrics

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Two Against Nature

Well I've kicked around a lot since high school
I've worked a lot of nowhere gigs
From keyboard man in a rock'n ska band
To haulin' boss crude in the big rigs

Now I've come back home to plan my next move
From the comfort of my Aunt Faye's couch
When I see my little cousin Janine walk in
All I could say was ow ow ouch

Honey how you've grown
Like a rose
Well we used to play
When we were three
How about a kiss for your cousin Dupree

She turned my life into a living hell
In those little tops and tight capris
I pretended to be readin' the National Probe
As I was watchin' her wax her skis

On Saturday night she walked in with her date
And backs him up against the wall
I tumbled off the couch and heard myself sing
In a voice I never knew I had before

I'll teach you everything I know
If you teach me how to do that dance
Life is short and quid pro quo
And what's so strange about a down-home family romance?

One night we're playin' gin by a cracklin' fire
And I figured I'd make my play
I said babe with my boyish charm and good looks
How can you stand it for one more day

She said maybe its the skeevy look in your eyes
Or that your mind has turned to applesauce
The dreary architecture of your soul
I said - but what is it exactly turns you off?



by ggg on 11/12/2008 7:17pm
by Lester the Nightfly on 11/27/2009 10:48am
Don and Walt write such groovy songs
by bigmawk on 6/26/2010 3:03am
hes talkin about wanting to fuck his cousin
by PC on 2/17/2011 7:42pm
Yeah.......... he is, I saw them play this live when it first came out, awesome
by Paul Davis on 9/1/2011 3:11pm
Brilliant and funny song about a secretive but very familiar subject. Who has not fancied a cousin? :)
by Dale on 3/27/2012 8:11pm
Remember, Dupree is a character in the story. The song is a story. The song is not autobiographical.
by Paul Davis on 4/21/2012 10:07am
But a story many will recognise ;)
by James Russel on 4/28/2013 1:44pm
@bigmawk: Thanks, Captain Obvious.
by Molly Golly on 6/27/2014 11:16pm
Hey, I like the obvious.

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