Jack of Speed Lyrics - Steely Dan

Steely Dan Two Against Nature cover art
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Loic Rossetti, Louis Jucker, Luc Hess, Robin Staps, Vincent Membrez
release date: 2000-2-29
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:20
lead vocals: Donald Fagen
trumpet: Michael Leonhart
alto saxophone: Lou Marini
background vocals: Michael Harvey and Cynthia Calhoun
electric bass guitar: Walter Becker
guitar: Walter Becker
percussion: Gordon Gottlieb and Will Lee
Wurlitzer electric piano: Donald Fagen
tenor saxophone: Lawrence Feldman
trombone: Jim Pugh
baritone saxophone: Roger Rosenberg
drums (drum set): Michael White
writer: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Teddy’s rolling now most every night
Skatin’ backwards at the speed of light
He’s changed - in a thousand little ways
He’s changed - yes indeed
You know he’s movin’ on metal, yes he’s
Hanging tight with the jack of speed

Sheena’s party - there’s a case in point
That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint
He’s gone - he walks through the old routines
But he’s gone - guaranteed
He may be sittin’ in the kitchen, but he’s
Steppin’ out with the jack of speed

You maybe got lucky for a few good years
But there’s no way back from there to here
He’s a one way rider
On the shriek express
And his new best friend is at the throttle more or less

He can’t hear you honey - that’s alright
Pack some things and head up into the light
Don’t stop - he’ll be callin’ out your name
But don’t stop when you hear him plead
You better move now little darlin’ or you’ll be
Trading fours with the jack of speed

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CD 1
  • 1 Gaslighting Abbie
  • 2 What a Shame About Me
  • 3 Two Against Nature
  • 4 Janie Runaway
  • 5 Almost Gothic
  • 6 Jack of Speed
  • 7 Cousin Dupree
  • 8 Negative Girl
  • 9 West of Hollywood