Behave: The Annotated Lyrics

Introduction: (Do do do do) x 4

Verse One:

Smiling angels on your milk-white shoulders

Scared of Heaven [1] and accusing whispers

Angels always get the worst advice

But they can hire the sharpest lawyers


(Do do do do) x 2

Someone's always telling you how to behave [2]

(Do do do do) x 2

Someone's always telling you how to behave

Verse Two:

Boys and girls, come out to play

See Cupid fire his poison arrows

Mickey Mouse grew up a cow [3]

You should hear the things they say about Minnie now [3]

Chorus Repeats

Bongo Solo

Verse Three:

Farewell to all the smiling angels

I have a date with some little devil

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls [5]

I found a bed full of Heaven in this Hell of a world

Chorus Repeats Until Fade


1.) Heaven is, of course, Heaven, but it's also the name of a well-known nightclub in London that hosts the G-A-Y club night.

2.) This is a line from the article by Steven Wells, which is also featured on this site.

3.) This is a quote from the song "Life on Mars" by David Bowie ("It's on America's torutured brow/That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow). The song also mentions John Lennon.

4.) This line refers to an exchange that ocurred in court during Jason Donovan's libel lawsuit. See the "article" page for more information.

5.) This is a quote from the song "Lola", by the Kinks.