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The Closer to the Bone
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The Closer to the Bone Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Closest to the bone
Sweeter is the meat
Last slice of Virginia ham
Is the best that you can eat
Verse 2
Don't talk about my baby
She's slender but she's sweet
Closest to the bone
And sweeter is the meat
Verse 3
Now she'd make a good thermometer
If she drank a glass of wine
She's built just like a garter snake
She climbs up like a vine
Verse 4
My friends tell me I'm a fool
To love a girl like that
Here's the reason I like 'em slim
Instead of big and fat
Verse 5
'Cause closest to the bone
Sweeter is the meat
Last slice of Virginia ham
Is the best that you can eat
Verse 6
Now don't talk about my baby
She's slender but she's sweet
Umm, closest to the bone
And sweeter is the meat
Verse 7
Let's go
Verse 8
Yeah, let's go, yeah, boy
Attaboy
One more, one more
One more, one more
Yeah, boy
Verse 9
In the moonlight
Yeah, closest to the bone, yeah
Ahh, look out now
Verse 10
Now she'd make a first class fountain pen
If she only knew how to write
Her figure's like a piece of string
Umm, she rolls up every night
Verse 11
Everybody thinks that I'm a nut
To love this lovely worm
Boy there's one reason I like 'em slim
Instead of round and firm
Verse 12
'Cause closest to the bone
Sweeter is the meat
Last slice of Virginia ham
Is the best that you can eat
Verse 13
Now don'cha talk about my baby
She's slender but she's sweet, umm
Closest to the bone
Umm, sweet, I got another one now
Listen here
Verse 14
Umm, she'd make a fine piccolo
If she only stayed on key
Boy, she's shaped like a rubber band
And she loves to snap at me
Verse 15
Everybody thinks I'm insane
To overlook her faults
But here's the reason I like 'em skinny
Instead of full of schmaltz
Verse 16
'Cause closest to the bone
Sweeter is the meat
Last slice of Virginia ham
Is the best that you can eat
Verse 17
Don't talk about my baby
She's slender but she's sweet
And it's closest to the bone
And sweeter is the meat
Verse 18

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