Now I'm of consenting age to be forgetting you in a cabaret.
 Somewhere downtown where a burlesque queen may even ask my name
 As she sheds her skin on stage
I'm seated and sweating to a dance song on the club's P.A.
 The strip joint veteran sits two away
Smirking between dignified sips of his dignified peach and lime daiquiri
 
And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
 Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
 Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me
 I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

Oh, but I'm afraid that I
Well, I may of faked it
 And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

Well, I'm afraid that I
 Well, that's right, well, I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
 Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
 Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me
 I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

Well, I'm afraid that I
Well, I may of faked it
 And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

Well, I'm afraid that I
 Well, that's right, well I may have faked it
And I wouldn't be caught dead in this place

And isn't this exactly where you'd like me
I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
 Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety
 Oh, and isn't this exactly where you'd like me
 I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know
Praying for love in a lap dance and paying in naivety

Praying for love and paying in naivety
Praying for love and paying in naivety, oh