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Fancy That
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song by The Power Station
Released 30 September 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Jazz, funk
Length 3:41 minutes
Label Chrysalis, Capitol, Guardian Records
Writer(s) Palmer, Taylor, Taylor, Thompson
Producer Bernard Edwards
The Power Station

"Fancy That" is a song by The Power Station, released on the album Living In Fear by Chrysalis-Capitol-Guardian Records on 30 September 1996.

About the song[]

The song was written in the pre-recording stage of Living In Fear, with the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson). However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the song was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played bass guitar and took over as the group's official fourth member.

"Fancy That" is an up-tempo jazz/funk song, which showcases Robert Palmer's vocals ranges.


The Power Station are:


You see that girl over there -
With big sunglasses on?
She can't take her eyes offa you
She's up and down 'bout seven times to the john
She's about to turn around her baseball hat

Just fancy that

You see that girl over there -
With the predatory stare?
She's about to make her big gambit - watch it
She's got a dangerous air - don't watch her
You know she wants you to
Better turn around before she makes her play

Just fancy that

You see that girl over there -
With the high-heel sneakers on?
She's been looking at you side long for half an hour
If you ask me, you better call a taxi and get uptown
You don't wanna wake up with a fatal disease

Just fancy that

Better cool your jets 'fore you lose your cool
Better hedge your bets or you'll look like a fool
Don't get all wound up, you're too out of it
Better settle up before you lose your wits

You see that teenager with no inhibitions on?
She's about to come and test the strength -
Of your resolve and how
She's got an ugly friend for insurance in the crowd
It's a game, a tease, she'll only sneer
If you try a pass

Just fancy that

See also[]