Lyrics to
Spy

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

This version of Spy was released by Carly Simon in 1979.

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Got my eye on you, nothing’s slipping by
Watching everything you do, like a Spy
I come here everynight, I’m like a firefly
Moving through the strobe lights, like a Spy

I know your shadow hides, just what I need
There’s something there inside, I want to see
I’ve got to take the lead, undercover lover
I’m so intrigued by you

Been wearing my disguise, for too long a time
Tonight I’m movin’ in, like a Spy

I know your shadow hides, just what I need
There’s something there inside, I want to see
I’ve got to take the lead, undercover lover
I’m so intrigued by you

You have your reputation in this town
For dressing up and letting people down
Until I find out for myself, I’ll follow you around

You were flying high the night we met
I was just another stranger in your bed
But I remember showing you, one thing you won’t forget

So here’s a little note for you, it says: “Please reply
I’m the girl with the blue tattoo of you (It’s a bunny), I’m the Spy”

I know your shadow hides, just what I need
There’s something there inside, I want to see
I’ve got to take the lead, Undercover lover
I’m so intrigued by you


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Spy. 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 Spy by Carly Simon

The lyrics for Spy are made up of the words, verses and background chorus for the popular 1979 song by Carly Simon. Like a lot of songs, the lyrics to Spy have both direct meanings and metaphorical context hidden within the song's words. All of the meanings are only truly known by the creators of the lyrics for Spy - Carly Simon and any of the writers who worked with them on the song.

If you have an interest in the structure of words and phrases, you can dissect the lyrics to Spy by Carly Simon in multiple ways. 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 Spy" means the words set to the music of Spy, 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 Spy and the lyrics to Spy 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 Spy, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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