She comes from Ireland She’s very beautiful I come from Brisbane I’m quite plain She’s from the mountains, so close to heaven Clouds on her shoes, stars on her chest I love Lee Remick, she’s a darling She was in The Omen with Gregory Peck She got killed, what the heck Her eyes are like gems She’s an actress for Screen Gems I love Lee Remick, she’s a darling Her hair’s red, but it’s not dye If I touched her, I know I’d want to cry My life is desperation, but it’s only infatuation I love Lee Remick, she’s a darling
I just want some affection I just want some affection I don't want no hoochie-coochie mama No back door woman No Queen Street sex thing I want a tiger on bended knees With all the kindness of the Japanese I just want some affection I wish I heard voices Wish I was a telephone Karen yeah-yeah, Karen yeah-yeah Karen yeah-yeah, Karen yeah-yeah yeah I said yeah, oh Karen! I know this girl This very special girl And she works in a library, yeah Standing there behind the counter Willing to help With all the problems that I encounter Helps me find Hemingway Helps me find Genet Helps me find Brecht Helps me find Chandler Helps me find James Joyce She always makes the right choice She's no queen She's no angel Just a peasant from the village She's my god, she's my god She's my g-o-d, she's my god, yeah, yeah She's my g-o-o-d, yeah Oh, she's my god now Yeah! Karen yeah-yeah, Karen yeah-yeah Karen yeah-yeah, Karen yeah-yeah yeah I said yeah, oh Karen! And she stands there in the library Like a nun in a church does Like a nun in a church does She stands there all alone 'Cos she gets me something that I Just can't get now anywhere else Cause the girls that I see Walking around, yeah the ones I see Walking on the street Are so damn-da-da-da-damned cold 'Cos they must have eskimo blood in their veins And the one that I want I just can't see I can't see her there I can't see her anywhere Alright! Oh Karen yeah-yeah... Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen!