#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Jezebel” – Sade

Hope everyone is having a nice, relaxing morning. I’m recovering from my son’s 17th birthday bash, but don’t worry – I have really strong coffee and good headphones, so bring on the music! Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to check out all the other song picks by clicking the theme link below.

This week’s theme is: Occupation

While snickering to myself, I contemplated sharing the opening scenes of Deadpool 2 with Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”, but bloody assassinations and breaking the 4th wall wisecracks before breakfast might be a bit over the top for some. So, I dove deep into my library to find a song that no one else would likely pick and found an old favorite from my Sade collection.

You won’t hear the words occupation, job or work anywhere in this song, but it is about one of the world’s oldest professions. Enjoy!

Jezebel wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth
She probably had less than every one of us
But when she knew how to walk, she knew
How to bring the house down
Can't blame her for her beauty
She wins with her hands down

Jezebel, what a belle
Looks like a princess in her new dress
How did you get that?
Do you really want to know, she said
It would seem she's on her way
It's more, more than just a dream
She put on her stockings and shoes
Had nothing to lose - she said it was worth it

Reach for the top
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine

Won't try to deny where she came from
You can see it in her pride
And the raven in her eyes
Try show her a better way
She'll say
You don't know what you've been missing
And by the time she blinks
You know she won't be listening

Reach for the top she said
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine


Songwriters: Helen Adu / Stuart Matthewman
Lyrics found on Google
Jezebel lyrics © Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Angel Music Ltd.

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

6 responses to “#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Jezebel” – Sade”

  1. This is a very bluzey song which I enjoy, thanks for selecting it. The horns are so mellow.

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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  2. Love Sade. Great song.

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    1. I’ve always been a big fan, too, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  3. Whenever I think of Sade, I always think of ‘Smooth Operator’ and then I have to follow that up with Billy Ocean, It’s nice to hear some of Sade’s other tunes.

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    1. LOL Smooth Operator was one of her biggest hits back in the 80’s and is still a favorite of mine, too, but she has many amazing songs. It’s funny that you follow that song up with Billy Ocean (I’m assuming Caribbean Queen) I never thought to listen to them back to back – I might have to add The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” as a finale! LOL


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