Lyrics to
Pure Sin

Released by Carly Simon in 1979
From the Album: Spy |

This version of Pure Sin was released by Carly Simon in 1979.

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I can barely see your sneakers
You say I got to keep my head down
You’re painting my portrait
In a red velvet gown

How do you see me
As demure and discreet?
But do you know what I’ll do
Do you know what I’ll do
When I go out on the street?

Pure sin, pure sin
The kind you won’t mind
The kind there could be trouble in

I can barely see your sneakers
You know they look pretty rough
Well I bet when you get loaded
You can get pretty tough

you pass me the caviar
Say “Hey baby do you want something to eat?”
But do you know what I’ll do
Do you know what I’ll do
When I go out on the street?

Pure sin, pure sin
The kind you won’t mind
The kind there could be trouble in

I can barely see your sneakers
You’re dripping paint all over the place
Why not get right to the point
And splash it right on my face!

How do you see me?
As silly and sweet?
But do you know what I’ll do
When I go out on the street.

Pure sin, pure sin
The kind you won’t mind
The kind there could be trouble in


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Pure Sin. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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About Lyrics and Pure Sin by Carly Simon

The lyrics for Pure Sin are defined as the words making up the song released by Carly Simon in 1979. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to Pure Sin have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only Carly Simon and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to Pure Sin by Carly Simon if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Pure Sin" means the words set to the music of Pure Sin, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Pure Sin and the lyrics to Pure Sin are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Pure Sin, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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