Steely Dan - Throw Back The Little Ones Lyrics




Lost in the Barrio I walk like an Injun
So Carlo won't suspect something's wrong here
I dance in place
And paint my face
And act like I belong here

[Chorus:]
Throw back the little ones
And pan-fry the big ones
Use tact, poise and reason
And gently squeeze them

Hot licks and rhetoric
Don't count much for nothing
Be glad if you can use what you borrow
So I pawn my crown
For a ride uptown
And buy it back tomorrow

[Chorus]

Done like a matador I pray for the weekend
And hope the little girls still throw roses
Else I'll change my bait
And move upstate
Before the season closes

[Chorus]





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Steely Dan Throw Back The Little Ones Comments
  1. Brendan Treacy

    This is how Tinder feels now.

    Edward Sholar

    Is this one of your favorite Steely Dan songs?

  2. Thomas Black

    I finally got to see Steely Dan live on Aug. 30. It was well worth it; incredible show. What a talented, timeless band! I always loved their witty and incisive lyrics, but the musicianship and production are also top-notch. Bodhisattva!

    cathy struska

    Too bad you couldn't see them with Water Becker. But good for you

    Edward Sholar

    I got to see them in Boston and in Connecticut a few weeks ago. Those were two great shows. Is this one of your favorite Steely Dan songs?

  3. Roy Odell

    love this have never heard it before but so good the musicians are first class and the singing is a litle bit strange but so good

  4. Ted Pellerin

    I mean, a freakin bit of accordion solo to boot

  5. Ernest Benavidez

    LOST IN THE BARRIO... LOL ORALE VIVA STEELY DAN

  6. Elaine Wade

    Killer guitar solo by Elliott Randall! Always one of my favorites from this album.

  7. desone34

    Those drums are so hard, and super tight. Unbelievable.

  8. Deb Eisner

    Couldn't be more appropriate for these times

  9. Egil Hansen

    Wow!!! <3 Just squeeze me gently! :O :D

  10. Braedyn Lenart

    Inappropriate for this period and time lmao

    Egil Hansen

    Does not compute! This is timeless! :D

    Deb Eisner

    Couldn't be more appropriate for these times

  11. Joseph Stroud

    Not about fishing. Super cool. Brilliant scam music.

  12. threepeacemusic

    Hot licks and rhetoric
    Don't count much for nothing
    Be glad if you can use what you borrow
    Throw back the little ones
    Done like a matador I pray for the weekend
    And hope the little girls still throw roses
    Else I'll change my bait
    And move upstate
    Before the season closes
    Throw back the little ones

  13. Dave Saxon

    Freakin’ masterpiece by the Dan. Among others.

  14. PAISLEY PRINCESS

    Love the Dan! And all there skeeviness and dark situations and characters

  15. MCPOAirdale

    Use tact, poise, and reason. . . then gently squeeze them. 😁

  16. bassmanjoe

    Such a cool twisted dark unique tune.

  17. Sally Stanley

    act like I belong here!

  18. Lisa Brown

    solo ¡!!!!!

  19. pieter geukens

    te gek
    vooral het pletten

  20. Seth Silver

    My dad used to sing this song to me when I was little. It scared me at the time, but I like it now. Thanks for the upload.

    bassmanjoe

    Scary good, that's what it is.