This is one of my all-time favorite songs. In this video, a younger Garland Jeffreys (who remains as sexy today as when this was recorded) performs it live, just a little bit faster than the original recording that appeared on his most excellent 1982 album "Escape Artist."
Jeffreys is currently on a world tour and I recommend you check out his show, especially if you've never seen him perform.
From the album Escape Artist (1982)
Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys
You caught my eye when you came into view
I met you on some New York City avenue
I liked your smile, your style and your grace
Your sexy walk could light up anyplace
You said to me you just came in from Paris
I said to you well I'd like to get to know you
You said to me you're shy and a bit embarrassed
I said to you there are some things I want to show you
Oh I soon found out it was more than fascination
I soon found out she was much more than a cheap imitation
I held her hand and we got closer
Felt like a man and not some kind of poseur
Yes it's true she just came in from Paris
Her French perfume I got to know it better
She talked of love and poetry and marriage
Then I discovered that love letter
She caught my eye when she came into view
I met her on a New York avenue
I liked her smile, her style and her grace
Her sexy walk could light up anyplace
She said to me she must go back to Paris
I said to her please don't you do it to me
She said to me I got another boyfriend
I said to her why the hell didn't you tell me
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