|song by The Power Station|
|Released||30 September 1996|
|Label||Chrysalis, Capitol, Guardian Records|
|Writer(s)||Palmer, Taylor, Taylor, Thompson|
|The Power Station|
About the songEdit
The song was written in the pre-recording stage of Living In Fear, with the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson). However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the song was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played bass guitar and took over as the group's official fourth member.
"Fancy That" is an up-tempo jazz/funk song, which showcases Robert Palmer's vocals ranges.
The Power Station are:
You see that girl over there - With big sunglasses on? She can't take her eyes offa you She's up and down 'bout seven times to the john She's about to turn around her baseball hat Just fancy that You see that girl over there - With the predatory stare? She's about to make her big gambit - watch it She's got a dangerous air - don't watch her You know she wants you to Better turn around before she makes her play Just fancy that You see that girl over there - With the high-heel sneakers on? She's been looking at you side long for half an hour If you ask me, you better call a taxi and get uptown You don't wanna wake up with a fatal disease Just fancy that Better cool your jets 'fore you lose your cool Better hedge your bets or you'll look like a fool Don't get all wound up, you're too out of it Better settle up before you lose your wits You see that teenager with no inhibitions on? She's about to come and test the strength - Of your resolve and how She's got an ugly friend for insurance in the crowd It's a game, a tease, she'll only sneer If you try a pass Just fancy that