Sade - Smooth Operator Lyrics

Sade Diamond Life cover art
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Diamond life, lover boy
He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
City lights and business nights
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights

No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance
No place to be ending but somewhere to start

No need to ask, he's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

Face to face, each classic case
We shadow box and double cross
Yet need the chase

A license to love, insurance to hold
Melts all your memories and change into gold
His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold

No need to ask, he's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Smooth Operator
  • 2 Your Love Is King
  • 3 Hang on to Your Love
  • 4 Frankie's First Affair
  • 5 When Am I Going to Make a Living
  • 6 Cherry Pie
  • 7 Sally
  • 8 I Will Be Your Friend
  • 9 Why Can't We Live Together?


  • Credits
    publisher: ©CAK MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC
    writers: A.hardy
    album: Track 1 in album Diamond Life
    release date: 1984-7-28
    popularity : 677 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Lounge/Smooth Jazz/Pop Rock/Latin Jazz
    length: 4:59
    producer: Robin Millar
    vocal: Sade Adu
    bass: Paul S. Denman
    keyboard: Andrew Hale
    additional engineer: Mike Pela
    saxophone & guitar: Stuart Matthewman
    lyricist: Sade Adu, Raymond St. John
    composer: Sade Adu, Raymond St. John
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099748117823
    script: Latin