Bernadette

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

I don't wanna leave, Bernadette,
But I don't wanna live with the jet set.
I don't wanna 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.

[Extra verse from extended version:
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 wanna 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,
For giving others a bad name.
Ohh, Bernadette, you are so expensive.
Ooh, Bernadette, Bernadette.
Ooh, Bernadette.

I think you're sad.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
State Of Confusion 1983 Brazil Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 812 945-18 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AL8-8018 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AC8-8018 Cassette
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 205 275 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 405 275 Cassette
State Of Confusion Dec 1983 Germany Arista 610.037-222 CD
State Of Confusion May 1984 USA Arista ARCD-8018 CD
State Of Confusion 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79731-2 CD

stereo mix, longer mix (3:41), recorded May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Don't Forget To Dance/Bernadette 30 Sep, 1983 UK Arista ARIST 524 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Don't Forget To Dance/Bernadette 30 Sep, 1983 UK Arista ARIST 12524 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM


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