A List of Lists: Men Describing Qualities of Women
1. Cake, "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"
I want a girl
with a mind like a diamond
who knows what's best
who gets up early
who stays up late
with fingernails that shine like justice
who's fast and thorough and sharp as a tack
with a short skirt and a long jacket
2. Kings of Leon, "Milk"
She saw my comb-over
Her hourglass body
She had problems with drinking milk and being school-tardy
She'll loan you her toothbrush
She'll bartend your party
3. Bob Dylan, "Just Like a Woman"
She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.
4. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, "Home"
Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie,
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ,
Ain't nothing please me more than you
5. Tom Jones, "She's a Lady"
Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out and that's not easy
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
6. Elton John, "Tiny Dancer"
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand
7. The Rolling Stones, "You Got the Silver"
You got my heart, you my soul
You got the silver, you the gold
You got the diamonds from the mine,
That's alright, it'll buy some time
Perhaps a list is the best way to approximate je ne se quois ...?