I’m looking for newer songs (1970s +), but any will do.
“Roxanne,” by the Police (or from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack).
Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do
“Roberta” by Billy Joel
If you want some cryin’ country, there’s always “The Wild Side of Life” by Hank Thompson.
**The glamour of the gay night life has lured you
To the places where the wine and liquor flow
Where you wait to be anybody’s baby
And forget the truest love you’ll ever know
I didn’t know God made honky tonk angels
I might have known you’d never make a wife
You gave up the only one that ever loved you
And went back to the wild side of life**
Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel
Willing to Wait by Sebadoh
Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town by Kenny Rogers
Summertime , with new lyrics by Sublime
There’s a whole genre of country "cheatin’ " songs.
Good grief, nobody’s mentioned “Super Freak” by Rick James?!?!?
How about Runaround Sue? It’s a little older, I think from the 60s…
Here’s my story, it’s sad but true, about a girl that I once knew
She took my heart and then she ran around, with every single guy in town
Four Seasons - Walk Like a Man
I do not get a “he’s in love” vibe from that song…
How about “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band?
Well, he does say “I really love to taste her” and “She’s a very special girl”. Maybe he just has a hard time expressing his feelings.
Self Esteem, by Offspring:
She’s totally a tramp, man.
“Christie Lee” by Billy Joel might qualify. The only line I remember is:
“She was only in it for the sax…” (Not a typo!)
I’ll tell you what’s AMAZING. What’s AMAZING is that no one has come up with:
“That’s Why The Lady Is A Tramp” by Frank Sinatra
Pee-pul, I am disappointed in you.
How about 867-5309 (Jenny) by Tommy Tutone?
To be fair, it’s not exactly clear that Jenny really is a tramp, but her number was on the wall…
Trevor Rabin (guitarist for Yes) put out a solo album called “Can’t look away” the song is “I didn’t think it would last”
How about Cry, Cry, Cry by Johnny Cash?
*Everybody knows where you go when the sun goes down.
I think you only live to see the lights of town.
I wasted my time when I would try, try, try.
When the lights have lost their glow, you’re gonna cry, cry, cry.
I lie awake at night and wait 'til you come in.
You stay a little while and then you’re gone again.
Every question that I ask, I get a lie, lie, lie.
For every lie you tell, you’re gonna cry, cry, cry. *
Sounds kinda trampy to me! Or maybe she just likes to go out gambling.
I always thought **Sugar Ray’s ** “Every Morning” was about a trampy girlfriend, but I could be misunderstanding it.
…talk like a man, sing like a girl