Amateur Hour Lyrics

Joe Jackson


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: David Ian Jackson
album: Track 8 in album I’m the Man
release date: 1979-10
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length: 4:06
arranger: Joe Jackson
bass guitar: Graham Maby
guitar: Gary Sanford
drums: Dave Houghton
mix: Aldo Bocca
producer: David Kershenbaum
recording: Alan Winstanley
lead vocals: Joe Jackson
composer: Joe Jackson
lyricist: Joe Jackson

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Don't make me sad
Talking 'bout tomorrow
It's not so bad
We were doing fine just then
You'll move on up, you'll move on out
And you won't cry
Cause your amateur hour is over
You're only going where I've been
And you'll see what I've seen

You're no amateur, amateur
You know if someone likes your face
You'd be a fool to stay strictly amateur
It's strictly for amateurs
The world could be a better place
If some of us could stay
Amateurs

There's no more time
To think about the way ahead
Just miss one line
Fall over, you'll be left for dead
Your heart will play no part except
When memories of your amateur hour take over
Then screw yourself into a ball
And keep it rolling on

You're no amateur, amateur
You know if someone likes your face
You'd be a fool to stay strictly amateur
It's strictly for amateurs
The world could be a better place
If some of us could stay
Amateurs

Don't make me sad
It's not so bad

Track Listing

  • 1 On Your Radio
  • 2 Geraldine and John
  • 3 Kinda Kute
  • 4 It’s Different for Girls
  • 5 I’m the Man
  • 6 The Band Wore Blue Shirts
  • 7 Don’t Wanna Be Like That
  • 8 Amateur Hour
  • 9 Get That Girl
  • 10 Friday