Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) Lyrics - Steely Dan

Steely Dan Can’t Buy a Thrill cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Shawn Carter, Shawn C Carter, L. Grant, John Jackson, John David Jackson, Andrew Roettger, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Christopher Wallace
release date: 1972-10
length: 4:22
producer: Gary Katz
engineer: Roger Nichols
assistant engineer: Tim Weston
writer: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
A race of angels
Bound with one another
A dish of dollars
Laid out for all to see
A tower room at Eden Rock
His golf at noon for free
Brooklyn owes the charmer
Under me

His lady's aching
To bring a body down
She daily preaches
On where she wants to be
An evening with a movie queen
A face we all have seen
Brooklyn owes the charmer
Under me

A case of aces
Done up loose for dealing
A piece of island cooling in the sea
The whole of time we gain or lose
And power enough to choose
Brooklyn owes the charmer
Under me

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do It Again
  • 2 Dirty Work
  • 3 Kings
  • 4 Midnite Cruiser
  • 5 Only a Fool Would Say That
  • 6 Reelin’ in the Years
  • 7 Fire in the Hole
  • 8 Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
  • 9 Change of the Guard
  • 10 Turn That Heartbeat Over Again