Art LoverWritten by: Ray Davies
Published by: Davray Music Ltd.
Sunday afternoon there's something special
It's just like another world.
Jogging in the park is my excuse
To look at all the little girls.
I'm not a flasher in a rain coat,
I'm not a dirty old man,
I'm not gonna snatch you from your mother,
I'm an art lover.
Come to daddy,
Ah, come to daddy,
Come to daddy.
Pretty little legs, I want to draw them,
Like a Degas ballerina.
Pure white skin, like porcelain,
She's a work of art and I should know
I'm an art lover.
Come to daddy,
And I'll give you some spangles.
Little girl don't notice me
Watching as she innocently plays.
She can't see me staring at her
Because I'm always wearing shades.
She feeds the ducks, looks at the flowers.
I follow her around for hours and hours.
I'd take her home, but that could never be,
She's just a substitute
For what's been taken from me.
Ah, come to daddy, come on.
Sunday afternoon can't last forever,
Wish I could take you home.
So, come on, give us a smile
Before you vanish out of view.
I've learned to appreciate you
The way art lovers do,
And I only want to look at you.
This song can be found on the following releases:stereo mix (3:47), recorded May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
|Give The People What They Want||1981||Brazil||Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 203 915||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|Give The People What They Want||26 Aug, 1981||USA||Arista AL 9567||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|Give The People What They Want||15 Jan, 1982||UK||Arista SPART 1171||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|Give The People What They Want||12 Jul, 1988||USA||Arista ARCD-8224||CD|
|Give The People What They Want||27 Apr, 1999||USA||Konk/Velvel 63467-79730-2||CD|
|Give The People What They Want||24 Aug, 2004||USA||Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79804||SACD (hybrid)|
|Picture Book||8 Dec, 2008||UK||Universal/Sanctuary 5313049||Multi CD box set|
stereo mix, alternate take, recorded May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
|The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset||29 Sep, 1997||UK||Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF)||2 CD set|
live, stereo mix, recorded 1 Jul, 1987 at Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|The Road (The Kinks Live)||9 Dec, 1987||Germany||Metronome 828 081-2||CD|
|The Road (The Kinks Live)||11 Jan, 1988||USA||MCA MCA-42107||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Road (The Kinks Live)||11 Jan, 1988||USA||MCA MCAD-42107||CD|
|The Road/Art Lover||16 May, 1988||UK||London LON 165||7" vinyl single, 45 RPM|
|The Road||16 May, 1988||UK||London LONX 165||12" vinyl single, 45 RPM|
|The Road (The Kinks Live)||23 May, 1988||UK||London LONLP 49||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Road (The Kinks Live)||23 May, 1988||USA||London LONCD 828.081-2||CD|
stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 1999
|End Of The Season - A Radioplay (by Yurow)||Sep 1999||Holland||Stemra TRI-03||CD|
stereo mix, by Lambchop, recorded 2002
|This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks||2 Apr, 2002||USA||Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621||CD|
stereo mix, by The Kinky2, recorded 2002 at The Suite, Holland
|The Greatest Hits & More... - The Kinky2||Nov 2002||Holland||H&H Records H&H - 001||CD|
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