Lyrics to She Sells

Lyrics to the song She Sells as recorded by Roxy Music.


Now you're talking in headlines
Up to the minute and free
Stop press, hold the front page
Up as your mirror
Are you reading me?
Watch you walking in waltz time
A jigsaw puzzle in tune
Or are you faking a straight line
To suit yourself too soon

Rather nouveau than never
Contemporary ideal
Some natural kind of poet might slow it
But she sells more my speed

She sells country and modern
Ancient western song
Of oriental confusion
You so right, me so wrong

Now you're fixing to fly me
Auto-erotic, please
Of the break that you're gliding
Your lingerie's a gift-wrap
Slip it to me

Nine till five the daily grind
Made-up lies make up my mind
Same machine consuming me
Consuming you
Oh why oh why she sells
I need
Oh why oh why she sells
I need
Oh why oh why she sells
I need
Oh why see why she sells
I need
Oh why love why
She sells I need


She Sells

Album Track

Eddie Jobson co wrote two songs with Bryan Ferry, this being one of them and the other, As The World Turns, was used as the b-side to Bryan's This Is Tomorrow single. This song was only played live during the Siren tour and hasn't been played live since.

Song Musicians

She Sells is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums