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Valentino's Ghost (Click for Lyrics)

(Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers)
2007-04
Michael Bowers (ASCAP) and Siobhan Quinn (BMI)
A true folk opera...with love(?) or at least lust, and the unpredictable fallout of chance encounters. Have you met your Rudy Valentino? If so, you understand this song. If not, Beware!
Valentino's Ghost
She was a rudy valentino
With a heart as big as reno
The biggest little city in the world
He was modest like Port Jervis
Perpetually nervous
wrapped tight like an oyster round a pearl
She always got her man
and he was always Second Stanley with the girls

It was an accidental meeting
He was not inclined towards cheating
But It was the only seat left vacant at the bar
In a scene straight from Fellini
He sipped a dirty dry martini
she leaned in and let him glimpse her charms
Well his alcohol caught fire,
when she bummed a light and brushed against his arm

CH Innocence remembered is innocence lost
Desire is a bridge for lines too easily crossed
No one is immune not one soul can boast
Every heart is haunted by valentino’s ghost

From lobby to hotel room there was a trailing scent of perfume
A passion play for any passerby
They willing surrendered to the currency as tendered
Unaware of just what that would buy
You always find the naked truth
when every word that’s spoken is a lie

CH Innocence remembered is innocence lost
Desire is a bridge for lines too easily crossed
No one is immune not one soul can boast
Every heart is haunted by valentino’s ghost

She thought she comprehended how the story always ended
you play the game winner takes it all
How the hell could she know that the ghost of valentino
would turn the trick and she would take the fall
Now Rudy is not nervous and women answer to his beck & call

CH Innocence remembered is innocence lost
Desire is a bridge for lines too easily crossed
No one is immune not one soul can boast
Every heart is haunted by valentino’s ghost

Now he’s a rudy valentino He’s got a heart as big as reno
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