Look Sharp! Song Lyrics

Joe Jackson

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Big shot, tell you what, tell me what goes on around here
Go on and get me in the corner, smoke my cigarettes and drink my beer
Tell me that this world is no place for the weak
Then you can look me in the eye and tell me if you see a trace of fear
You gotta look sharp
You gotta look sharp
And you gotta have no illusions
Just keep going your way looking over your shoulder
Okay, what you say, tell me what they're wearing this year
Go on and laugh at me, 'cause you don't see that I got something going right here
Say I'm just a dreamer, say I'm just a kid
Well, ace, shut your face, maybe you will see or hear
You gotta look sharp
You gotta look sharp
And you gotta have no illusions

Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One More Time
  • 2 Sunday Papers
  • 3 Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  • 4 Happy Loving Couples
  • 5 Throw It Away
  • 6 Baby Stick Around
  • 7 Look Sharp!
  • 8 Fools in Love
  • 9 (Do the) Instant Mash
  • 10 Pretty Girls
  • 11 Got the Time

  • credits

    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Joe Jackson
    album: Track 7 in album Look Sharp!
    release date: 1979-1
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:23
    producer: David Kershenbaum
    drums: David Houghton
    lead vocals: Joe Jackson
    engineer: Rod Hewison
    guitar: Gary Sanford
    bass guitar: Graham Maby
    composer: Joe Jackson
    lyricist: Joe Jackson

    Album Information

    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin