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Lyle Lovett — She's Hot to Go
Album: Pontiac
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Released: 1987
Length: 2:25
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Now to find a man good loving
Ain't an easy thing to do
You've got to know just what you're looking for
And where to find it too

She's hot to go she's ready
She's hot to go right now
She's hot to go
You've got to know
That stop-and-do-it gal

We don't have no lengthy shopping
You don't have to stand in line
You don't have to care who sees your hair
You don't have to waste your time

She's hot to go she's ready
She's hot to go right now
She's hot to go
You've got to know
That stop-and-do-it gal

You can stop by in the morning
You can stop by late at night
You can stop by if you're ugly friend
Or if you look all right

She's hot to go she's ready
She's hot to go right now
She's hot to go
You've got to know
That stop-and-do-it gal

Now I crept up from behind her
She looked so fine to me
But when I stepped around her man
My eyes could plainly see

She was ugly from the front
She was ugly from the front
She was ugly from the front
And I said ugly-ugly-ugly-ugly-ugly

Well I could handle it behind her
And I like it on the side
But don't make me look around her man 'cause she's
Ugly-ugly-ugly-ugly-ugly

She was ugly from the front
She was ugly from the front
She was ugly from the front
And I said this girl was so ugly...

She's hot to go she's ready
She's hot to go right now
She's hot to go
You've got to know
That stop-and-do-it gal
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A local Klein, Texas Singer-Songwriter
"Well you ugly too."  One of the finer moments in Mr. Lovett's long idiosyncratic alt-C&W/Big Band/Gospel-ish repertoire.  Saw him in Tucson way back when touring after Joshua Judges Ruth, and have loved his uniquely cranky music-making ever since.  True original.
 scrubbrush wrote:
It's time to play the music
it's time to light the lights
it's time to get things started
on the muppett show tonight!
 
Don't you mean "The Lovett Show"? LOL
Do yourself a favor and go see Lyle and his Large Band live in concert. You won't regret it.
Obviously no dirty old men commenting below, so I'll represent.

This is one of my faves, shows the expertise of Lyle's Large Band, and illustrates Mr. Lovett's sense of humor.  How many times I've chastised myself as being shallow and lecherous when the object of my leer turns around.  

Inevitably, I mutter to myself, "Well, you ugly, too."

Mr. Lovett is high on the list of Folks Invited to Uncle Hud's Cocktail Party Celebrating His Eventual Lottery Winnings.
That was bad.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
"...well, you ugly TOO!"
Love it. Or ... Lovett?
 
That line was darn near the only thing saving this from being abysmal to me. It didn't help that it followed a great Thelonius Monk piece. :)
"...well, you ugly TOO!"
Love it. Or ... Lovett?
I get it.

See him live with John Hiatt some day !
 

cohifi wrote:

Lyle can not be categorized.  It's a good thing.  Cotton is good.
 


 tonypf wrote:

Indeed.  Quintessential RP segue.
 
Speaking of, this really sounds like the Muppet Show theme to me.
his voice is very sexy
 ckcotton wrote:
I don't get it.....

I know there are a lot of fans out there.... but I just don't get it

 
 
Lyle can not be categorized.  It's a good thing.  Cotton is good.
I don't get it.....

I know there are a lot of fans out there.... but I just don't get it

 
 apd wrote:

Lyle would have been awesome on the Muppet Show. (Also, excellent seque from T. Monk.)
 
Indeed.  Quintessential RP segue.
 Mack wrote:
For him to be moved to write a song about it, she must have been very attractive from behind?
 
Or very ugly from the front? 
For him to be moved to write a song about it, she must have been very attractive from behind?
 scrubbrush wrote:
It's time to play the music
it's time to light the lights
it's time to get things started
on the muppett show tonight!
  ROFL


Musical tastes being what they are, all I can say about Lyle Lovett is that he is a clever writer, but his music has always grated for me. I like plenty of singers whose voices are erratic or even considered unpleasant to others, but I just find this hard to listen to.
 scrubbrush wrote:
It's time to play the music
it's time to light the lights
it's time to get things started
on the muppett show tonight!
 
Lyle would have been awesome on the Muppet Show. (Also, excellent seque from T. Monk.)

Lyle just rules...


{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Drunk}  sAYS IT ALL  I THInk
 scrubbrush wrote:
It's time to play the music
it's time to light the lights
it's time to get things started
on the muppett show tonight!
 

i posted without reading the comments below... glad i'm not the only one picturing fozzy bear rockin this one
It's time to play the music
it's time to light the lights
it's time to get things started
on the muppett show tonight!
Ooooo - that snazzy jazzy piano, and the devilishly-clever lyrics.  Love this song!  {#Dancingbanana}
 SantaFeGrace wrote:
...guy in band says to Lyle, "You're ugly too"   {#Lol}
(I know, it's rude, but I couldn't help myself!)

 
{#Lol} Punch line to an old gag. Guy's doctor tells him he needs an operation. Guy sez, "I want a second opinion." Doc responds, "Okay..."

LOL!!!!
OK that was a great segue!{#Dancingbanana}
muppets
LOL — I had the Muppets theme as a ring tone a few years ago
 planet_lizard wrote:
Surely a segue into the Muppets theme...?
 
I was thinking the same thing.

 maryte wrote:
Woohoo!  My upload finally playing!   {#Dancingbanana}


Then you're due big thanks!  This is a killer album, and this tune always makes me smile.

Did you by chance upload LA County?  "When you're kneeling at the altar with a good friend by your side?"
Bill is friggin' grooving this afternoon {#Dance}
Surely a segue into the Muppets theme...?
 SantaFeGrace wrote:
...guy in band says to Lyle, "You're ugly too"   {#Lol}
(I know, it's rude, but I couldn't help myself!)

 

Actually it's a woman—his female back-up singer has a very deep, bluesy voice.
Sounds like she is  "coyote ugly". You wake up beside her the morning after, and you'd chew your arm off to get out without waking her.
I love Lyle, but I'd never heard this song.  Thanks for throwing in a rarity!
This song makes me love Lyle
Not my favorite off of this album, but hey, I'll take Lyle in any form.  Love the tunes "L.A. County" and "Give Back My Heart" from this album.
Never really like Lyle and I don't know why, but this is pretty much normal Lovett and doesn't send me screaming from the room.  6
...guy in band says to Lyle, "You're ugly too"   {#Lol}
(I know, it's rude, but I couldn't help myself!)

what a great album, glad to hear some of it on RP
Woohoo!  My upload finally playing!   {#Dancingbanana}