Joe Jackson - Sunday Papers Lyrics

Mother doesn't go out anymore
Just sits at home and rolls her spastic eyes
But every weekend through the door
Come words of wisdom from the world outside

If you want to know 'bout the bishop and the actress
If you want to know how to be a star
If you want to know 'bout the stains on the mattress
You can read it in the Sunday papers
Sunday papers

Mother's wheelchair stays out in the hall
Why should she go out when the TV's on?
Whatever moves beyond these walls
She'll know the facts when Sunday comes along
If you want to know 'bout the mad punk rockers*
If you want to know how to play guitar
If you want to know 'bout any other suckers
You can read it in the Sunday papers
Read it in the Sunday papers

Sunday papers, don't ask no questions
Sunday papers, don't get no lies
Sunday papers, don't raise objections
Sunday papers, ain't got no eyes

Brother's headin' that way now, I guess
He just read somethin', made his face turn blue
Well I got nothin' 'gainst the press
They wouldn't print it if it wasn't true
If you want to know 'bout the gay politician (oh yeah!)
If you want to know how to drive your car
If you want to know 'bout the new sex position

You can read it in the Sunday papers
Read it in the Sunday papers
Sunday papers, don't ask no questions
Sunday papers, don't get no lies
Sunday papers, don't raise objections
Sunday papers, ain't got no eyes
Sunday papers, don't ask no questions
Sunday papers, don't get no lies
Sunday papers, don't raise objections
Sunday papers, ain't got no eyes
Read all about it, Sunday papers

Get your Sunday paper, get your Sunday paper, get your

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.
    writers: David Ian Jackson
    album: Track 2 in album Look Sharp!
    release date: 1979-1
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:20
    producer: David Kershenbaum
    drums: David Houghton
    lead vocals: Joe Jackson
    engineer: Rod Hewison
    guitar: Gary Sanford
    bass guitar: Graham Maby
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin