FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Green Door’ Shakin’ Stevens (1981)

Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known professionally as Shakin’ Stevens, is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He was the UK’s biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.

His recording and performing career began in the late 1960s, although it was not until 1980 that his commercial success began. His most successful songs were nostalgia hits, evoking the sound of 1950s rock and roll and pop.

The lyrics describe the allure of a mysterious private club with a green door, behind which “a happy crowd” play piano, smoke and “laugh a lot”, and inside which the singer is not allowed.

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Good days thanks shaky


Dancing girls are now old enough to be grandmothers.

Lyrics below

Midnight, one more night without sleepin’
Watchin’, till the morning comes creepin’
Green door, what’s that secret you’re keepin’?

There’s an old piano and they play it hot behind the green door
Don’t know what they’re doin’ but they laugh a lot behind the green door
Wish they’d let me in so I could find out what’s behind the green door

Knocked once, tried to tell ’em I’d been there
Door slammed, hospitality’s thin there
Wonder just what’s goin’ on in there

Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smokey cloud behind the green door
When I said Joe sent me someone laughed out loud behind the green door
All I want to do is join the happy crowd behind the green door

Midnight, one more night without sleepin’
Watchin’, till the morning comes creepin’
Green door, what’s that secret you’re keepin’?

Saw an eyeball peepin’ through a smokey cloud behind the green door
When I said Joe sent me someone laughed out loud behind the green door
AII I want to do is join the happy crowd behind the green door
Wish they’d let me in so I could find out what’s behind the green door.


Published by donmatthewspoetry

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