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Steely Dan • My Old School (Lyrics)

9 Jun

[Verse 1]
I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes
When you put me on the Wolverine
Up to Annandale
It was still September
When your daddy was quite surprised
To find you with the working girls
In the county jail
I was smoking with the boys upstairs
When I heard about the whole affair

[Chorus 1]
I said oh no
William and Mary won’t do
Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I’m never going back
To my old school

[Verse 2]
Oleanders growing outside her door
Soon they’re gonna be in bloom
Up in Annandale
I can’t stand her
Doing what she did before
Living like a gypsy queen
In a fairy tale

[Chorus 2]
Well I hear the whistle but I can’t go
I’m gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won’t do
Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I’m never going back
To my old school

[Verse 3]
California tumbles into the sea
That’ll be the day I go
Back to Annandale
Tried to warn you
About Chino and Daddy Gee
But I can’t seem to get to you
Through the U.S. Mail

[Chorus 2]
Well I hear the whistle but I can’t go
I’m gonna take her down to Mexico
She said oh no
Guadalajara won’t do
Well I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I’m never going back
To my old school

Sophie B. Hawkins • “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” Lyrics

6 Sep

“Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”

That old dog has chained you up, alright
Give you everything you need to live inside a twisted cage
Sleep beside an empty rage
I had a dream I was your hero
Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed
Open up on the inside
Gonna fill you up, gonna make you cryThis monkey can’t stand to see you black and blue
I give you something sweet each time you come inside my jungle book
Or is it just too good?
Don’t say you’ll stay, ’cause then you go awayDamn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed
Shucks, for me there is no other
You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn, I wish I was your lover (oh, yeah)

If I was your girl, believe me
I’d turn on the Rolling Stones
We could groove along and feel much better (guess what)
Come, let me in, mm
I could do it forever and ever and ever and ever
Give me an hour to kiss you
Walk through Heaven’s door I’m sure
We don’t need no doctor to feel much better
Let me in, oh
Forever and ever and ever and ever and ever

I sat on a mountainside with peace of mind
And I lay by the ocean making love to her with visions clear
Walked for days with no one near
And I return as chained and bound to you

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’d rock you ’til the daylight comes
Made sure you are smiling and warm
I am everything, tonight, I’ll be your mother
I’ll do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind, and you won’t feel ashamed
Shucks, for me there is no other
You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn, I wish I was your lover

I wanna open up, I’m gonna come inside
I wanna fill you up, I wanna make you cry

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Gettin’ on a subway, and I’m comin’ uptown

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Standing on the street corner, waiting for my love to change

Damn, I wish I was your lover
And I’m feelin’ like a school boy, too shy and too young, oh

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I wanna open up, I’m gonna come inside
I wanna fill you up, I wanna make you cry

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I’m gettin’ on my camel, and I’ll ride it uptown, oo

Damn, I wish I was your lover
Hanging around this jungle, wishing that this love would change

Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance (Lyrics)

12 Jul

Who’s that gigolo on the street
With his hands in his pockets and his crocodile feet
Hanging off the curb, looking all disturbed
At the boys from home. They all came running
They were making noise, manhandling toys
That’s the girls on the block with the nasty curls
Wearing padded bras sucking beers through straws
Dropping down their drawers, where did you get yours?

Gigolo, Huh, sukka?
Gigolo. Gigolo, Huh, sukka?

Who’s looking good today?
Who’s looking good in every way?
No style rookie
You better watch don’t mess with me

No moneyman can win my love
It’s sweetness that I’m thinking of.
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I’ll give you love baby not romance
I’ll make a move nothing left to chance
So don’t you get fresh with me

Get funky. Yeah Timmy.
Tell it like it is. Check out this DJ.

So you say you wanted money but you know it’s never funny
When your shoes worn through and there’s a rumble in your tummy
But you had to have style get a gold tooth smile
Put a girl on the corner so you can make a pile
Committed a crime and went inside
It was coming your way but you had to survive
When you lost your babe, you lost the race
Now you’re looking at me to take her place.

Who’s looking good today?
Who’s looking good in every way?
No style rookie
You better watch don’t mess with me

Smokin.’ Not cokin.’ Get funky sax.
Looking good, hanging with the wild bunch.
Looking good in a Buffalo Stance.
Looking good when it comes to the crunch
Looking good’s a state of mind
State of mind don’t look behind you
State of mind or you’ll be dead
State of mind may I remind you
Bomb the Bass…rock this place!
What is he like? What’s he like anway?
Yo’ man what do you expect the guy’s a gigolo man
You know I mean?

No moneyman can win my love
It’s sweetness that I’m thinking of.
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I’ll give you love baby not romance
I’ll make a move nothing left to chance
So don’t you get fresh with me

No moneyman can win my love
It’s sweetness that I’m thinking of.
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I’ll give you love baby not romance
I’ll make a move nothing left to chance
So don’t you get fresh with me

Wind on my face, sound in my ears
Water from my eyes, and you on my mind
As I sink, diving down deep…deeper into your soul.

No moneyman can win my love
It’s sweetness that I’m thinking of.
We always hang in a Buffalo Stance
We do the dive every time we dance
I’ll give you love baby not romance
I’ll make a move nothing left to chance
So don’t you get fresh with me
Songwriters: CHERRY, NENEH/RAMOCON, PHILIP GEORGE/MC VEY, CAMERON
Buffalo Stance lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Cream • Sunshine Of Your Love (Lyrics)

17 May

It’s getting near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes
I’ll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise
I’ll be with you darling soon,
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling

[Chorus:]
I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love

I’m with you my love,
The light’s shining through on you
Yes, I’m with you my love,
It’s the morning and just we two
I’ll stay with you darling now,
I’ll stay with you till my seas are dried up

[Chorus]

I’m with you my love,
The light’s shining through on you.
Yes, I’m with you my love,
It’s the morning and just we two.
I’ll stay with you darling now,
I’ll stay with you till my seas are dried up

I’ve been waiting so long
I’ve been waiting so long
I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love

Songwriters
BRUCE, JACK / BROWN, PETER CONSTANTINE / CLAPTON, ERIC PATRICK

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Grant Lee Buffalo • Rock of Ages

5 Apr

 

Rock of ages, I am tumbling down
Where the roots of trees embrace you, I do fall
Upon my knees and ask you
How you can just sit there and be

Rock of ages, I am crumbling now
In an avalanche
Im reaching for the rock of ages
Rock of ages

Father, oh, I have stepped beyond my bounds
And the pack I wear, it weighs a thousand pounds
It drags me down, making anything crazy
Oh, now rock of ages
I have gone astray

I heard my brother call and I turned the other way
Now Im ashamed to face him
Oh, now rock of ages, rock of ages
Oh, now rock of ages, rock of ages
Reach for the rock of ages, rock of ages

In the avalanche, in the avalanche
Heavy rock, and I reach for the rock, I reach for the rock
In the avalanche that falls
Oh, I reach for the rock and I reach for the rock
In the avalanche, in the avalanche
Heavy rock, heavy rock, such a heavy rock

Songwriters
CHARLES CAMPBELL, PHILLIP CAMPBELL, DAN TYACK

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Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Will Smith • Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It (Lyrics)

18 Mar

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The Eagles • Witchy Woman (Lyrics)

14 Mar

Raven hair & ruby lips
Sparks fly from her fingertips
Echoed voices in the night
She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight

[Chorus]
Woo hoo, witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo, witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

[Verse 2: Don Henley]
She held me spellbound in the night
Dancing shadows & firelight
Crazy laughter in another room
And she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Ah, oh ah ah (waahaa)
(repeat x 2)

[Verse 3: Don Henley]
Well I know you want a lover
Let me tell you brother
She’s been sleeping in the devil’s bed
And there’s some rumours going round, someone’s underground
She can rock you in the night-time ’til your skin turns red