Fashion in Song – In These Shoes? (2000) by Kirsty MacColl

I once met a man with a sense of adventure
He was dressed to thrill wherever he went
He said: Let’s make love on a mountain top
Under the stars on a big hard rock
I said: In these shoes?
I don’t think so
I said: Honey, let’s do it here

So I’m siting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said: I’ve got a powerful horse outside
Climb on the back, I’ll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day
I said: In these shoes?
No way, Jose
I said: Honey, let’s stay right here

No le gusta caminar No puede montar a caballo
(I don’t like to dance, I can’t ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(How can I dance? It’s a scandal)

Then I met an Englishman
Oh, he said
Won’t you walk up and down my spine
It makes me feel strangely alive
I said: In these shoes?
I doubt you’d survive
I said: Honey, let’s do it
Let’s stay right here

No le gusta caminar No puede montar a caballo
(I don’t like to dance, I can’t ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(How can I dance? It’s a scandal)

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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