Hart Brothers
The Phantom
Lyrics
The Phantom
Verse
I've seen him come, I've seen him go
In every bar and honkytonk
I played my songs, each night, and watch the show
verse
I could see her, setting there
In her eyes, a distant stare
was so easy, to see, her heart was broken
Bridge
Then he'd come a walking in, tall good looking, sexy grin
When he, walked on by, her heart were melted
Like a thief, he's on the prowl, the weak ones, are his style
In the morning, her heart will still be broken
Chorus
He's looking for the lonely, the ones with broken hearts
He listens to her story, lies to her from the start
Danceing and laughing, she says they are a match
But he's not looking for a future, he just made another catch
Lead
Verse
He, moves on in, tries to be her friend
He's sure, he's half way, to the prize
He knows he'll take her home, she's there all alone
He sees it in her eyes, he knows she's lonely
Bridge
He walks her to the door, he's done this many times before
She turns to him and says, please don't leave me
Says ok I'll stay the night, till she sleeps he'll hold her tight
In his mind he thinks this one, was so easy
Chorus
He's looking for the lonely, the ones with broken hearts
He listens to her story, lies to her from the start
He'll leave before the dawn, writes in lipstick on the mirror
The phantom strikes again, and leaves her to her tears
He'll leave before the dawn, writes in lipstick on the mirror
The phantom strikes again, and leaves her to her tears
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Al and Buddy Hart
Music Credits: Al and Buddy Hart
Producer Credits: Hart Brothers Music
Publisher Credits: ALBUD Pub.
Performance Credits: Hart Brothers
Label Credits: ALBUD Records
Description
Short Song Description:
A bar room pickup!
Long Song Description:
This song is about the pickup scene at bars and dance halls.
A good looking stud picks up lonely women for a one night stand.
Story Behind the Song:
This story is as old as time. Playing in clubs this scene
repeats nightly. This guy calls himself the phantom!
Metadata
Song Length: 4:16
Primary Genre: Country-Cajun
Secondary Genre: Country-Honky Tonk
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: General
Mood 1: Cool
Mood 2: Composed
Language: English
Era: 1960 - 1969