Geno Lyrics

Dexys Midnight Runners


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kevin Archer, Kevin Rowland
album: Track 5 in album Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
release date: 1980-7
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Soul/Rhythm & Blues/New Wave
length: 3:32
producer: Pete Wingfield
engineer: Barry Hammond
writer: Kevin Rowland, Al Archer

Cover Art

Dexys Midnight Runners Searching for the Young Soul Rebels cover art
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Back in '68 in a sweaty club (Oh Geno)
Before Jimmy's Machine and The Rocksteady Rub (Oh Geno)

On a night when flowers didn't suit my shoes
After a week of flunking and bunking school
The lowest head in the crowd that night
Just practicing steps and keeping out of the fights

Academic inspiration, you gave me none
But you were Michael the lover, the fighter that won
And now just look at me as I'm looking down on you
No I'm not being flash, it's what I'm built to do

That man took the stage, his towel was swinging high (Oh Geno)
This man was my bombers, my Dexy's, my high (Oh Geno)

The crowd, they all hailed you and chanted your name
But they never knew like we knew me and you were the same
And now you're all over, your song is so tame
You fed me, you bred me, I'll remember your name

Academic inspiration, you gave me none
But you were Michael the lover, the fighter that won
And now just look at me as I'm looking down on you
No I'm not being flash, it's what I'm built to do

Oh Geno


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Burn It Down
  • 2 Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
  • 3 The Teams That Meet in Caffs
  • 4 I’m Just Looking
  • 5 Geno
  • 6 Seven Days Too Long
  • 7 I Couldn’t Help If I Tried
  • 8 Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn’t Apply
  • 9 Keep It
  • 10 Love Part One
  • 11 There, There, My Dear