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Lyrics to Casanova

Lyrics to the song Casanova. as recorded by Bryan Ferry.

You, the hero
So many times you've loved, and didn't linger
Now my finger points at you, another loser
You, an island on your own
Complete in every detail
Monumental a precious jewel
Or just a fool

Innovator, it's in your mind
And blood I watch it simmer
I see you're courting more despair
No hope, not a glimmer
Now you're nothing but second hand in glove
With second rate now
Now you're flirting with heroin
Or is it cocaine?

Casanova, is that your name
Or do you live there?
I know my place is here with you tonight
But not together




Album Track

This song was originally recorded for the Roxy Music album Country Life. . The song was re-recorded by Bryan Ferry in 1976 that had a less dynmic feel with jazz tinged sax work. This version seems to be Bryan's prefered for performing live. He did it this way on Roxy Music's 1979 tour and included it in his 1988, 1994, 1999 and 2007 tours.

This version of the song was used as the b-side to his What Goes On single in 1978 and as one of the four tracks on the Let's Stick Together '88 Westside Re-mix CD single.

Song Musicians

Casanova is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums