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THROW BACK THE LITTLE ONES Lyrics

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Katy Lied

Lost in the Barrio I walk like an Injun
So Carlo won't suspect something's wrong here
I dance in place
And paint my face
And act like I belong here
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Throw back the little ones
And pan-fry the big ones
Use tact, poise and reason
And gently squeeze them

Hot licks and rhetoric
Don't count much for nothing
Be glad if you can use what you borrow
So I pawn my crown
For a ride uptown
And buy it back tomorrow

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Done like a matador I pray for the weekend
And hope the little girls still throw roses
Else I'll change my bait
And move upstate
Before the season closes

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Comments/Interpretations
by Hibou8803 on 9/15/2008 5:55am
i love this song
by Steamdude on 2/21/2009 5:39pm
I've listened to it a thousand times and just now first noticed the heavy Zappa influence in the instrumental section. Might even be some of the same horn players.
by carnaval on 7/18/2012 1:34pm
wow, you're spot on with the zappa influence :) I didn't notice before, but some parts of the arrangement (brass and some piano) soun a lot like hot rats... an open reference I would say.


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