When The Detective Has No Crime

When The Detective Has No Crime

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This is what I came up with. Skirmish theme = "Detective"

THEME/TITLE: "DETECTIVE" - Use in your lyric, your title. Maybe you have to figure out something, other than a crime!

Thanks Corinne for hosting and for the theme!

** Columbo & Magnum P.I. are TV detectives played by Peter Falk & Tom Selleck. Everyone should know Sherlock Homes.

Lyrics: 

When the detective has no crime

I'm on a case
That's been hard to crack
And I'm searching for someone
Could be white or black
But just looking at a person
Won't help to solve
When love is the answer
To finally resolve

I may not be witty like Columbo
Or a sophisticated Sherlock Holmes
No sexy Magnum P.I. stache
Hey, I'm just a sleuth who always roams
Searching for love
Can take a lot of time
Especially these days
When the detective has no crime

Got a few names
That I can dissect
Should I find out what I need
With their backgrounds checked
I'll use my magnifying glass
To find some thumb prints
But that won't solve a thing
Or give me clues or hints

I may not be witty like Columbo
Or a sophisticated Sherlock Holmes
No sexy Magnum P.I. stache
Hey, I'm just a sleuth who always roams
Searching for love
Can take a lot of time
Especially these days
When the detective has no crime

I have to kiss their lips
Touch their hips
Talk a little too
Take them in for questioning
If I get the chance, ooh ooh

I may not be witty like Columbo
Or a sophisticated Sherlock Holmes
No sexy Magnum P.I. stache
Hey, I'm just a sleuth who always roams
Searching for love
Can take a lot of time
Especially these days
When the detective has no crime

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Comments

vivalarayna's picture

I like the direction you took with this prompt! I'm very familiar with all three detectives and got the references.

kahlo's picture

This is a wonderfully clever take on the prompt.. trying to find love! I really enjoyed all of the wonderful references to famous TV detectives. And that approach in the bridge is likely to work for your detective!

Zeekle's picture

What a great and interesting take on the prompt. 'Take them in for questioning If I get the chance, ooh ooh' what a great euphemism... Magnum PI has to have one of the best theme tunes of all times - a quality reference (but are you talking the 80's version or the modern version??)

mikehex's picture

Really fun set of lyrics, great take on the prompt!

corinne54's picture

Interesting take on the prompt. Some clever wordplay/rhymes going on as well.

musicsongwriter's picture

Amazing lyrics and references. Very cool take on a skirmish prompt. Very clever.

AndreaB's picture

I like the use of the prompt. I like the use of detective devices/tools to sniff out a romance. The references to known detectives is fun. I think V3 should say something like: Not stache like Magnum P.I. either (it seems to be something that makes him memorable) Smile

cindyrella's picture

Any song that mentions Sherlock and Columbia is a winner!

Belladonna's picture

Love the way you used famous detective names and looking for love. Very witty!

wacha's picture

This is a solid write, I love the references thought I must say "No sexy Magnum P.I. stache" is my favorite of the bunch. You really nailed this one, and even more impressive that it was a skirmish.

OdilonGreen's picture

Terrific title, and I like the “looking for love” angle of the lyrics. Intriguing write!