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Sheila E


A little something about the Sheila E

The many talented members of the Escovedo family are no strangers to the music industry. Pete Escovedo led the well-known latin outfit Azteca, and worked with Carlos Santana decades before he hit it big with Supernatural. Alejandro and Javier Escovedo founded True Believers, an Austin, Texas critically acclaimed indie rock band that crumbled as a result of recod label indifference. Oakland, California native Sheila Escovedo, or Sheila E., was already recognized as a talented percussionist and vocalist, having worked with such names as Marvin Gaye and Lionel Richie, before Prince set her the road to pop stardom. Prince had a talent for writing songs that would help put female acts on the map - apart from creating pop careers for Vanity and Apollonia, he penned the Bangles' hit "Manic Monday," Sheena Easton's "Sugar Walls," and Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U." In 1984 Sheila E. found herself climbing the charts with a Prince composition, "The Glamorous Life." Sheila's tenure as a part of Prince's glamorous life saw her record a pair of albums with the purple one's Paisley Park label, as well as a stint supporting him as a member of the Revolution. She has continued to perform and record in her years after Prince, and was the band leader on Magic Johnson's short-lived late night show.



Lyrics shown below : "The Glamorous Life", "The Belle of St. Mark"

The Glamorous Life
She wears a long fur coat of mink 
Even in the summertime 
Everybody knows from the coy little wink 
The girl's got a lot on her mind 

She's got big thoughts, big dreams 
And a big brown Mercedes sedan 
What I think this girl, she really wants 
Is 2 be in love with a man 

She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
She don't need a man's touch 
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
Without love, it ain't much 

She saw him standing in the section marked 
"If U have 2 ask, U can't afford it" lingerie 
She threw him bread and said "Make me scream" 
In the dark, what could he say 

Boys with small talk and small minds 
Really don't impress me in bed 
She said I need a man's man baby, diamonds and furs 
Love would only conquer my head 

She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
She don't need a man's touch 
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
Without love, it ain't much 

They made haste in the brown sedan 
They drove 2 55 Secret Street 
They made love and by the 7th wave 
She knew she had a problem 

She thought real love is real scary 
Money only pays the rent 
Love is 4 ever and that's all your life 
Love is heaven sent - it's glamorous 

Lead the glamorous life 
She don't need a man's touch 
She's want 2 lead the glamorous life 
Without love, it ain't much 

CHORUS: 
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
She don't need a man's touch 
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
Without love, it ain't much, it ain't much 

Lead the glamorous life 
She don't need a man's touch 
She wants 2 lead the glamorous life 
Without love, it ain't much, it ain't much 

CHORUS {x3} 



The Belle of St. Mark The belle of St. Mark was a fair but a passionate creature ebony hair and eyes of deep blue-green The belle of St. Mark wore clothes that belonged to his father even though he was only a mere seventeen Chorus: Im in love Im in love Im in love with the belle of St. Mark. It tears me apart whenever I hear him cry. Im in love Im in love Im in love with the belle of St. Mark And if he doesnt love me I think Ill probably die. You can tell from expressions that he makes public that he suffers from a badly broken heart. He smiles as he feeds the afternoon pigeons but he cries as he walks the night streets of St. Mark Chorus Bridge: The belle of St. Mark he dont talk to strangers Hes so mysterious His erotic persuasion provokes me like no other man The fire I have for him is undoubtably serious (spoken): I must make him see that he needs love to forget And if anyone can help him, I can I can help. I can help you. His Paris hair blows in the warm Parisian air It blows whenever his Paris hair is there The woman who hurt him surely must have trouble sleeping cause the belle of St. Mark is a beauty extraordinaire chorus...fade