You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 9 in album The River
release date: 1980-10-10
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 2:38
assistant engineer: Garry Rindfuss, Jeff Hendrickson, Raymond Willard, James Farber, Dana Bisbee
drums: Max Weinberg
bass: Garry Tallent
piano: Roy Bittan
organ: Danny Federici
acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
electric guitar: Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen
saxophone: Clarence Clemons
percussion: Clarence Clemons
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
12 string guitar: Bruce Springsteen
mastering: Ken Perry
mix: Chuck Plotkin, Toby Scott
producer: Jon Landau, Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen
recording: Neil Dorfsman
background vocals: Clarence Clemons, Roy Bittan, Steven Van Zandt
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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Yesterday I went shopping buddy down to the mall
Looking for something pretty I could hang on my wall
I knocked over a lamp before it hit the floor I caught it
A salesman turned around said, "boy, you break that thing you bought it".

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch boy
Mess around and you’ll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

Well I came home from work and I switched on Channel 5
There was a pretty little girly lookin’ straight into my eyes
Well I watched as she wiggled back and forth across the screen
She didn’t get me excited she just made me feel mean

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch boy
Mess around and you’ll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

Well I called up Dirty Annie on the telephone
I took her out to the drive-in just to get her alone
I found a lover’s rendezvous, the music low, set to park
I heard a tappin’ on the window and a voice in the dark

You can look but you better not touch boy
You can look but you better not touch boy
Mess around and you’ll end up in dutch boy
You can look but you better not, no you better not, no you better not touch

Track Listing

  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway