Who Sang Bernadette? The Kinks

The Kinks State of Confusion cover art

Some other versions of "Bernadette"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1983-5-24
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:29
producer: Ray Davies
membranophone: Mick Avory
lead vocals: Dave Davies
guitar: Dave Davies
keyboard: Ian Gibbons
bass guitar: Jim Rodford
I don't want to leave, Bernadette,
But I don't want to live with the jet set.
I don't want to leave with you payin' all my debts,
With that alimony, palimony, whatever it is you get.

Ooh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.
You've never done a day's work in your life,
You've got no incentive.
You've made a career out of punting off all of the men you've slept with.
Ooh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.

I can't get a job, Bernadette,
So all that I can offer are a lot of bad debts
If you marry me, Bernadette,
You'll lose the alimony, palimony, whatever it is you get.

Ooh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.
You've never done a day's work in your life,
You've got no incentive.
You've made a career out of punting off all of the men you've slept with.
Ooh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.
Ooh, Bernadette, Bernadette.
Ooh, Bernadette, Bernadette.

[Bernadette's got a house in the country,
She's really got it made.
Her lawyers made her filthy rich,
She's got all expenses paid.]

Maybe a famous rock star will fly you away,
Then you'll eat him all up,
And spit him out,
With a dash of Perrier.

And when you've had enough
You'll throw him away,
And take him for all you can get.
Yeah, you like it don't you, Bernadette?

I don't want to leave Bernadette,
But I want to keep a little bit of self respect.
I don't want to leave with you paying all my debts,
With that alimony, palimony, whatever it is you get.
Ooh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.
You've never done a day's work in your life.
You've got no incentive.
Women like you oughta be locked up



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 State of Confusion
  • 2 Definite Maybe
  • 3 Labour of Love
  • 4 Come Dancing
  • 5 Property
  • 6 Don't Forget to Dance
  • 7 Young Conservatives
  • 8 Heart of Gold
  • 9 Clichés of the World (B Movie)
  • 10 Bernadette

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 078221801812
    script: Latin