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Links to song lyrics
listed by album

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This page provides links to the lyrics for the songs that Joe Jackson has recorded, including those that he didn't write (or did write the music for but not the words, as in the case of 'Solitude'). These song titles are not in bold. (The links are to a website called The Man Who Wrote "The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy" and in some cases to LyricWiki.)

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Live Music

Scary Monsters


Invisible Man
Too Tough
Citizen Sane
Wasted Time
The Uptown Train
King Pleasure Time
Solo (So Low)
Rush Across The Road
Good Bad Boy
A Place In The Rain

Volume 4

Take It Like A Man
Still Alive
Awkward Age
Love At First Light
Fairy Dust
Little Bit Stupid
Blue Flame
Dirty Martini
Thugz 'R' Us
Bright Grey

Night And Day II

Hell Of A Town
Stranger Than You
Glamour And Pain
Dear Mom
Love Got Lost
Just Because...

Summer In The City

Summer In The City
For Your Love – together with Joe's song "Fools In Love"
Mood Indigo
Eleanor Rigby
King Of The World

Heaven & Hell

More Is More
A Bud And A Slice
The Bridge
Song Of Daedalus

Night Music

Ever After
The Man Who Wrote Danny Boy
Only The Future
Sea Of Secrets

Laughter & Lust

Obvious Song
Goin' Downtown
Stranger Than Fiction
Oh Well
Jamie G.
Hit Single
It's All Too Much
When You're Not Around
The Other Me
Trying To Cry
My House
The Old Songs

Blaze Of Glory

Tomorrow's World
Me And You (Against The World)
Down To London
Sentimental Thing
Blaze Of Glory
Rant And Rave
Nineteen Forever
The Best I Can Do
Evil Empire
The Human Touch


(He's A) Shape In A Drape
Tiger Rag
Rhythm Delivery

Will Power


Big World

Wild West
Right And Wrong
(It's A) Big World
Precious Time
Tonight And Forever
Shanghai Sky
Fifty Dollar Love Affair
We Can't Live Together
Forty Years
Soul Kiss
The Jet Set
Tango Atlantico
Home Town
Man In The Street

Body And Soul

The Verdict
Cha Cha Loco
Not Here, Not Now
You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)
Go For It
Happy Ending
Be My Number Two
Heart Of Ice

Mike's Murder

1-2-3 Go (This Town's A Fairground)
Laundromat Monday

Night And Day

Another World
T.V. Age
Steppin' Out
Breaking Us In Two
Real Men
A Slow Song

Jumpin' Jive

Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Jack, You're Dead
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
We The Cats (Shall Hep Ya)
San Francisco Fan
Five Guys Named Moe
Jumpin' Jive
You Run Your Mouth (And I'll Run My Business)
What's The Use Of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)
You're My Meat
Tuxedo Junction
How Long Must I Wait For You

Beat Crazy

Beat Crazy
One To One
In Every Dream Home (A Nightmare)
The Evil Eye
Mad At You
Crime Don't Pay
Someone Up There
Pretty Boys

I'm The Man

On Your Radio
Geraldine And John
Kinda Kute
It's Different For Girls
I'm The Man
The Band Wore Blue Shirts
Don't Wanna Be Like That
Amateur Hour
Get That Girl

Look Sharp!

One More Time
Sunday Papers
Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Happy Loving Couples
Throw It Away
Baby Stick Around
Look Sharp!
Fools In Love
(Do The) Instant Mash
Pretty Girls
Got The Time

Non-album tracks

1978: You Got The Fever
1979: Don't Ask Me
1980: The Harder They Come
1980: Tilt
1980: Out Of Style
1980: Enough Is Not Enough
1981: Knock Me A Kiss
1982: El Blanco (Spanish version of Target)
1988: Monday Papers (live version of Sunday Papers)
1991: Jenny Jenny
1991: Different For Girls (New Recording)
1995: Statue Of Liberty
unrecorded: Drunk Song

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