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Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (K-Scope Version)

In a hand painted night, me and Gypsy Scotti are partners
At the Hotel Flamingo, wearing black market shoes
This loud Cuban band is crucifying John Lennon
No one wants to be lonely, no one wants to sing the blues

She's perched like a parrot on his tuxedo shoulder
Christ, what she's doing here, she could be dancing with me
She stirs the ice in her glass with her elegant fingers
I want to be what she's drinking, yeah, I just want to be

I saw you first, I'm the first one tonight
I saw you first, don't that give me the right?
To move around your heart
Everyone's looking but I saw you first

On a moon spattered road in her parrot rebozo
Gypsy Scotty's driving his big long yellow car
She flies like a bird over his shoulder
She whispers in his ear "Boy, you are my star"

I saw you first, I'm the first one tonight
Yes I saw you first, don't that give me the right?
To move around your heart
Everyone's looking

In the bone colored dawn, me and Gypsy Scotti are singin'
The radio is playin', she left her shoes out in the back
Tells me a story about some goodie knows in Kentucky
He just made that story up, there ain't no girl like that

I saw you first, I'm the first one tonight
Yes I saw you first, don't that give me the right
To move around your heart
Everyone's looking but I saw you first
I saw you first, I saw you first yeah, yeah, yeah

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