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Artist/Band: The Go-Betweens
Lyrics for Song: Karen
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - The Go-Betweens

I just want some affection I just want some affection

I don't want no hoochie-coochie mama No back door woman

No queen street sex thing I want a tiger on bended

knees With all the kindness of the japanese I just

want some affection Wish I heard voices G A Wish I

was a telephoneEm D Karen yeah yeah Karen yeah yeah

Karen yeah yeah Karen yeah yeah yeah G A Em D + Arpeggio

I said yeah, oh KarenEm D I know this girl,

This very special girl And she works in a library yeah

Standing there, behind the counter Willing to help

With all the problems That I encounter Helps me find

Hemingway Helps me find Genet Helps me find Brecht

Helps me find Chandler Helps me find James Joyce She

always makes the right choice She's no queen She's

no angel Just a peasant from the village She's my god,

she's my god She's my G.O.

D., she's my god, yeah, yeah,

She's my G.O.O.D, yeah She's my god now Oh she's my

god now, yeah Karen yeah yeah Karen yeah yeah Karen

yeah yeah Karen yeah yeah yeah Oh yeah,

oh Karen For this part still Em D but in arpeggio And

she stands there, in the library Like a nun in a church

does... Like a nun in a church does.

.. She stands there all alone.

..Em D 'cos she gives me something that I just can't

get now anywhere else 'cos the girls that I see walking

around Yeah the ones I see walking on the street Are

so damn damn damn damn damn damn cold 'cos they must

have Eskimo blood in their veins And the one that I

want I just can't see I can't see her there I can't

see anywhere All right... Karen yeah yeah Karen yeah

yeah Karen yeah yeah Karen Karen Karen Karen Karen Karen Karen

Album Lyrics: Other Songs - The Go-Betweens

The Go-Betweens
"Other Songs - The Go-Betweens"

1. A Bad Debt Follows You
2. All About Strength
3. Apology Accepted
4. Arrow In A Bow
5. As Long As That
6. Ask
7. Bachelor Kisses
8. Before Hollywood
9. Bow Down
10. By Chance
11. Bye Bye Pride
12. Careless
13. Cattle And Cane
14. Cut It Out
15. Draining the Pool For You
16. Dusty In Here
17. Eight Pictures
18. Five Words
19. German Farmhouse
20. Going Blind
21. He Lives My Life
22. Head Full Of Steam
23. Heart And Home
24. Hold Your Horses
25. Hope then strife
26. I Just Get Caught Out
27. I'm Allright
28. In The Core Of A Flame
29. It Could Be Anyone
30. Karen
31. Lavender
32. Lee Remick
33. Little Joe
34. Magic In Here
35. Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea
36. Midnight To Neon
37. On My Block
38. One Thing Can Hold Us
39. Orpheus Beach
40. Palm Sunday (on Board The S.s. Within)
41. Part Company
42. People Know
43. Ride
44. Right here
45. River of Money
46. Slow Slow Music
47. Someone Else's Wife
48. Spirit
49. Spirit Of A Vampyre
50. Spring Rain
51. Surfing Magazines
52. The Clarke Sisters
53. The Clock
54. The Ghost And The Black Hat
55. The Girls Have Moved
56. The House Jack Kerouac Built
57. The Life At Hand
58. The Old Way Out
59. The Sound Of Rain
60. The Wrong Road
61. This Night's For You
62. To Reach Me
63. Twin Layers Of Lightning
64. Two Steps Step Out
65. Unkind and Unwise
66. When She Sang About Angels
67. You tell me
68. You've Never Lived
69. Your Turn, My Turn