Who Sang Clara? Chilly Gonzales & Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker Room 29 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2017-3-17
length: 2:58
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Lyrics
Clara, dear Clara
Tell me, please do
How come your dear father
Was far smarter than you?

And Clara, dear Clara
What will you do?
Now your only daughter
Has taken to the booze

It's a family drama
Though you lack the skill to write it down
'Cause Daddy used up all the ink
Then he took his pen and left town, oh

Clara, dear Clara
Now your husband's gone too
Leaving his piano
In this hotel room so play it
Clara

Remember, dear Clara
How he used to play for you
Like a personal orchestra
If you could just recall the tune
Clara
Remember, Clara

Everything was harmonious
Everything was melodic
Now you're a lonely widow
And your daughter's alcoholic
The last of the bloodline
Is 40 percent proof
Just like a friend of your dad's once almost said
"Being young is wasted on the youth"

Clara, dear Clara
Tell me, please do
How come your dear father
Was far smarter than you?
Tell me, Clara
Clara
Clara

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Room 29
  • 2 Marmont Overture
  • 3 Tearjerker
  • 4 Interlude 1 – Hotel Stationery
  • 5 Clara
  • 6 Bombshell
  • 7 Belle Boy
  • 8 Howard Hughes Under the Microscope
  • 9 Salomé
  • 10 Interlude 2 – 5 Hours a Day
  • 11 Daddy, You’re Not Watching Me
  • 12 The Other Side
  • 13 The Tearjerker Returns
  • 14 A Trick of the Light
  • 15 Room 29 (reprise)
  • 16 Ice Cream as Main Course

  • Release information
    label: Deutsche Grammophon
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 028947970101
    script: Latin