Kinks, The - Out Of The Wardrobe Lyrics




Has anybody here seen a chick called Dick
He looks real burly but he's really hip
He's six feet tall and his arms are all brown and hairy

He married Betty Lou back in '65 when you had to be butch to survive
But lately he's been looking at his wife with mixed emotions
You see, he's not a common place closet queen
He shouldn't be hidden, he should be seen
'Cos when he puts on that dress he looks like a princess

Well, the day he came out of the wardrobe
Betty Lou got quite a surprise
She didn't know whether she should get angry or not bat an eye
She really couldn't call up her mama
Mama would positively die
Should she go or stay, or should she try to get a trial separation

You see, he's not a faggot as you might suppose
He just feels restricted in conventional clothes
'Cos when he puts on that dress he feels like a princess

He's not a dandy, he's only living out a fantasy
He's not a pansy, he's only being what he wants to be
Now his life is rearranged and he's grateful for the change
He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets

Betty Lou didn't know what to do at first
But she's learning to cope at last
She got the best of both worlds
And she's really in a state of elation
She says it helped their relationship
She says a change is as good as a rest
And their friends are finally coming 'round to their way of thinking
She wears the trousers and smokes a pipe
And he washes up
She helps him wipe
'Cos when he puts on that dress he looks like a princess

He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling alright
He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling satisfied
Now it's farewell to the past
The secret's out at last
He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets





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Kinks, The Out Of The Wardrobe Comments
  1. Don Pedro

    I love this song because I`m also a princess!

  2. gringochucha

    The Artist vs The Narrator

    Who is who?

    How many whos are there?

    Ray Davies likes to fuck with our minds. Who know what he was trying to say.

  3. Thomas Kertesz

    Did u save ur dick?

  4. Thomas Kertesz

    It's only a song you tranny

  5. Reiver Cristancho

    Has anybody here seen a chick called Dick
    He looks real burly but he's really hip
    He's six feet tall and his arms are all brown and hairy

    Well, he married Betty Lou back in '65 when you had to be butch to survive
    But lately he's been looking at his wife with mixed emotions
    You see, he's not a common place closet queen
    He shouldn't be hidden, he should be seen
    'cos when he puts on that dress
    He looks like a princess

    The day he came out of the wardrobe
    Betty Lou got quite a surprise
    She didn't know whether she should get angry or not bat an eye
    She really couldn't call up her mother
    Mama would positively die
    Should she go or stay or should she try to get a trial separation

    You see, he's not a faggot as you might suppose
    He just feels restricted in conventional clothes
    'cos when he puts on that dress, he feels like a princess

    He's not a dandy, he's only living out a fantasy
    He's not a pansy, he's only being what he wants to be
    Now his life is rearranged and he's grateful for the change
    He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets

    Betty Lou didn't know what to do at first
    But she's learning how to cope at last
    She's got the best of both worlds
    And she's really in a state of elation
    She says it helps their relationship
    She says a change is as good as a rest
    And their friends finally coming 'round to their way of thinking
    She wears the trousers and smokes the pipe
    And he washes up
    She helps him wipe
    'Cos when he puts on that dress
    He looks like a princess

    He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling alright
    He's out of the wardrobe and he's feeling satisfied
    Now it's farewell to the past
    The secret's out at last
    He's out of the wardrobe and now he's got no regrets

  6. MeloLand

    Excelent song.

  7. Medi Tech

    Bruce Jenners Anthem.  LMAO

    matthew stetson

    Crickets chirping as you crack yerself up. Jenner had a sex change while this song is about...never mind.

  8. kat sullivan

    Why back in the day I worked at Eatons department Store. Girl I worked with was dj for the only gay bar in town Saturdays were wild. I played this song in an old wardrobe at the front of the mens wear dept where we worked It was great Just add drinks and it was a real party. The fun good old days.

  9. Mark Fliegelman

    Cannot look at the past (1978) through the lens of the present. Witness "The Imitation Game." If you do you will spend your entire life being offended.

  10. Aia bby

    This song tries really hard to be accepting and then completely fails around verse 6, whereupon it becomes so completely offensive that I wasn't sure if I wanted to hear the whole thing. As a transgender person I really don't appreciate the fact that Ray uses the fact that Dick is "not a pansy" to imply that he is somehow bad. Maybe I AM A PANSY. That does not make me bad. I'm very disappointed with this song.

    cjn6strings

    Look no further than "lola" as proof that ray does not disapprove of transgenders that are biological homosexuals.

    silverchair1979

    waaaaaaaa

    silverchair1979

    Aia bby .. don't listen then fucking loser

    The Enlightened Anarcho-Centrist

    Wow you're an absolute moron, Ray Davies was trying to say the character is not the stereotypical pansy/tranny image that bigots have and he's just an individual and should be viewed as one with no pre-concieved labels. Literally the message of the song as evidenced by ''He's not a faggot as you might suppose'' and alike.

    Seriously your surface-level reading into these lyrics astounds me in it's fucking stupidity.

    zhongdama

    you are a transgender also a pansy and that’s totally ok. dick is a transgender and not a pansy,that is also totally ok. This song is not about fighting for the rights of all kinds of transgender people,it just says people who want to be themselves and don’t want to be classified

  11. Ricardo JM

    delicate issue tackled here, but in Ray´s style, it´s another glowing tune

    Ricardo JM

    @MikeRotch exactly what I gather and why I deem the song so grand.

  12. Byke Band

    if u were to take all of the kinks songs in between good and genius u would have more songs than any other band...period....this song would be an example of good... waterloo sunset=genius

  13. tvandmusicfan86

    I think Misfits was an underrated album.