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Hanging Around Lyrics Meanings
by Hazel O’Connor

Rock
2007
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Hanging Around Lyrics

Big girl in the red dress
She's just trying to impress us
And she's got the barley fever
But she doesn't make a sound
She's just hanging around
She's just hanging around

Down the court road early
With the Hustlers big and burly
There's a million of 'em selling
And the buyers can be found
They're just hanging around
They're just hanging around

[Chorus]
Christ he told his mother
Christ he told her not to bother
Cos he's alright in the city
Cos he's high above the ground
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around (hanging around)

One of 'em comes over
Got a monkey on his shoulder
And the monkey's getting grinner
But his eyes are on the ground
He's just hanging around
He's just hanging around

I'm moving to a coleheme
With the leather all around me
And the sweat is getting steamy
But their eyes are on the ground
They're just hanging around
They're just hanging around

[Chorus: x2]

He's just hanging around (hanging around)
He's just hanging around

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Moving to a coleheme??? The Coleherne was a gay pub in West London in the mid 50's It became a notorious 'Leather Bar' in the 70's, visited by the likes of Freddy Mercury. Perhaps it's....Moving to the Coleherne...... This next bit is a bit tricky........ "Christ told his mother, He's told her not to bother, cause he's alright in the city, cause he's high above the ground...He's just hanging around.... And Christ....well he was high above the ground and he was hanging on the cross...or.....He's high above the ground in heaven and he's just hanging around waiting till the people below cash in their chips......

Thanks, I always thought he said "Moving to the corner" The "monkey" part just always made me think of a hustler with a habit GREAT BAND GREAT SONG

Barley fever is slight sexual arousal due to intoxication. Court Road is a road in London, lots of trading, selling etc. Monkey on his shoulder is a curse, a problem or, in this case, more likely something that obsesses him. Monkey getting "Grinner", ... - Grinner is one with a perverted or sexual sense of humor. So the obsession is becoming perverted and or sexually humorous. Eyes are on the ground..... He/she is actively observing the situation....opposite meaning (like ear to the ground)

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