Lyrics: “Proceed With Caution” Eartha Kitt

Jenny and I couldn’t stop singing this song (and My Discarded Men) in the car the other night.  After fumbling our way through the lyrics, we decided to look them up when we got home.  Nothing found.  Geez.  So, bored as hell and a little drunk, we wrangled our way through it word by word. Here’s our best shot at an Eartha Kitt classic.

Proceed With Caution
performed by Eartha Kitt

Proceed with caution
you kiss too nicely
Proceed with caution
you might entice me

Travel at your own risk
danger zone!
For love is fatal
and the heart you lose
may be your own
So proceed with caution
I can’t say, ‘no sir’
Proceed with caution
I want you closer

Closer than the lovers
in books that I read
Proceed with caution
but lover please proceed

We’ve been traveling too fast
the danger warnings just flew past
Your kiss brings me excitement
like I’ve never known

Is it smart or is my heart
just accident prone?
I’m only learning
the road to romance
has no returning
Every time you touch me
sirens start
And if you stop I’ll call a cop
and swear you’re breaking my heart

So proceed with caution
why keep your distance?
Your lips are so close
I’ve no resistance

If love is made in heaven
pour on the speed
Proceed with caution
but lover, please proceed

 

2 Comments

  • Caroline wrote:

    Thank you so much for these lyrics. I have been searching for this song for 30 years (I'm 46 now). My parents had the 45 which sadly went astray. I still can't find any trace of the actual song either on the internet or a record, so to have the lyrics is a gr8 start. I shall continue my search, thanks again, Caroline

  • Caroline wrote:

    Thank you so much for these lyrics. I have been searching for this song for 30 years (I'm 46 now). My parents had the 45 which sadly went astray. I still can't find any trace of the actual song either on the internet or a record, so to have the lyrics is a gr8 start. I shall continue my search, thanks again, Caroline

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