Out of the Wardrobe

Ray Davies, released on Misfits, © Davray Music Ltd. 1978

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Has anybody here seen a chick called Dick

He looks real burly but he's really hip

He's six feet tall and his arms are all brown and hairy

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Well, he married Betty Lou back in '65 when you had to be butch to survive

But lately he's been looking at his wife with mixed emotions

You see, he's not a common place closet queen

He shouldn't be hidden, he should be seen

'cos when he puts on that dress

He looks like a princess

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The day he came out of the wardrobe

Betty Lou got quite a surprise

She didn't know whether she should get angry or not bat an eye

She really couldn't call up her mother

Mama would positively die

Should she go or stay or should she try to get a trial separation

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You see, he's not a faggot as you might suppose

He just feels restricted in conventional clothes

'cos when he puts on that dress, he feels like a princess

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He's not a dandy, he's only living out a fantasy

He's not a pansy, he's only being what he wants to be

Now his life is rearranged and he's grateful for the change

He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets

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Betty Lou didn't know what to do at first

But she's learning how to cope at last

She's got the best of both worlds

And she's really in a state of elation

She says it helps their relationship

She says a change is as good as a rest

And their friends finally coming 'round to their way of thinking

She wears the trousers and smokes the pipe

And he washes up

She helps him wipe

'Cos when he puts on that dress

He looks like a princess

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He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling alright

He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling satisfied

Now it's farewell to the past

The secret's out at last

He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets

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