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Re: If looks could kill

Posted by Warthog on April 26, 2004

In Reply to: Re: If looks could kill posted by Warthog on April 26, 2004

: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "if looks could kill"?

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: "If looks could kill, they probably will in games without frontiers"

: "Games without frontiers" Peter Gabriel

: interesting to note that "Games without frontiers" is the translation of "jeaux sans frontieres" which was the very silly international version of the gameshow "it's a knockout" which wa still being broadcast back then (1980ish).

Lyrics below
BTW the expression "if looks could kill..." precedes the song by many years, but I know how some people give equal weight to "first published in Arkansas in 1982" rather than used in England in 1492...

"Games Without Frontiers"

Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
-Whistling tunes we hid in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres

Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
-Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-wars without tears
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres