Hornsby, Bruce - The Tango King Lyrics




Parking lot's full, the crowd's here
All to see and hear the food and beverage seer
Bumpin' time, everyone side to side
Left allemand, and do-pah-so time

Here she comes, coming round the bend
Been to the bathroom and going back again
Fix the hair - baby, powder that shine
Just to give a good cold shoulder next time

Been around town and we're going again
"Hallelujah" when you get to the end
Summer's come now, don't you feel the sting?
All goin' down, looking for the Tango King

Look at Pete, he's a lounge hand
All want to stand in where he stands
Spin that girl 'neath the colored ball
Fancy plaid man's the envy of all

Been around town and we're going again
"Hallelujah" when you get to the end
Summer's come now, don't you feel the sting?
All goin' down, looking for the Tango King

All the sounds, and the truth is found
With a drink in hand
Kings of Lounge, and button-downs
Are coming back again, coming back again

Been around town and we're going again
"Hallelujah" when you get to the end
Walk on cut glass, wouldn't feel a thing
All goin' down, looking for the Tango King

Been around town and we're going again
"Hallelujah" when you get to the end
Summer's come now, don't you feel the sting?
All goin' down, looking for the Tango King





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Hornsby, Bruce The Tango King Comments
  1. James Fisher

    Bruce's ode to "Estimated Prophet" -

    " I loved Bob Weir’s song "Estimated Prophet." I love the 7/4 time signature and so I just kind of ripped it for a song called “Tango King.” Weir got a kick out of it. He said, “Shameless, man.” (laughs)"

  2. Tyler Knows Nothing

    Had The Way It Is when it came out then didn't think about Bruce for some time. Then I happened to see a copy of Hot House at a record store one day (remember those?) and bought it. I have been a devout Bruce fan since and have a complete collection, including a large number of live show recording :)

  3. tropicwave1

    Tango King
    Bruce Hornsby, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
    Album: Hot House

    Parking lot's full, the crowd's here
    All to see and hear the food and beverage seer
    Bumpin' time, everyone side to side
    Left allemand and do-pah-so time

    Here she comes, coming round the bend
    Been to the bathroom and she's going back again
    Just to give a good cold shoulder next time

    Been around town and we're going again
    Hallelujah when you get to the end
    Summer's come now don't you feel the sting
    All going down looking for the tango king

    Look at Pete, he's a lounge hand
    All want to stand where he stands
    Spin that girl neath the colored ball
    Fancy plaid man's the envy of all

    Been around town and we're going again
    Hallelujah when you get to the end
    Summer's come now don't you feel the sting
    All going down looking for the tango king

    All the sounds, and the truth is found with a
    drink in hand
    Kings of lounge, and button-downs are coming
    back again
    Coming back again

    Been around town and we're going again
    Hallelujah when you get to the end
    Walk on cut glass wouldn't feel a thing
    All going down looking for the tango king

    Been around town and we're going again
    Hallelujah when you get to the end
    Summer's come now don't you feel the sting
    All going down looking for the tango king

    Songwriters: Bruce Hornsby
    Tango King lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
    Released on: 1995-07-14

  4. J VH

    This fucking song ROCKS ! ! ! !

  5. Michele Stone

    Any time you find that you need someone to play drums, pay my travel cost and I play free. I would love to drive the big machine during Tango King, and spider fingers!! My favorite songs of all times. Dennis Stone

    J VH

    This has some really tight and crisp drums !

  6. Nathan Lewis

    1600 views... my fellow young idiots wouldnt know good music if u force fed it to them....

    revkrull

    Nathan, have mercy upon them. They know not what is good.

    blamethedogs

    Been listening to Hornsby since I was 13, I'm 24 now.

    Helen Rodriguez

    @revkrull AMEN to that!!! Just a fan of Bruce😀

  7. Michele Stone

    I hope you don't mind I did a cover of this song   Dennis Stone drumming   I think you are a genius  love all the songs   get beet up

  8. Michele Stone

    I love this song but then again the whole CD  is timeless

    revkrull

    Agreed, Michele. Not a bad track on the whole CD!

  9. Megan Gibbs

    i always wanted to see bruce hornsby.
    i won 2 tickets to the "further festival" in eugene, Oregon - radio contest.
    he did not play a lot of tings - but he played "tango king"