Beth Ditto Fake Sugar

I get so sick and tired

Of feeling sick and tired

When the lonely gets so old

On the wrong side of the road

‘Tween the leaves and the velvet snow

I got lost in your eyes

Hand bone, hand bone, where you been?

Around the world, and he’s gone again

Sunny days and I’m gettin’ paid

It’s welcome back the very next day

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Get up and go

Get up and go

(Ooh na-na-na, hey)

(Ooh na-na-na, hey)

(Ooh, ooh)

Let me tell you ’bout this friend of mine

I fell in love for the very first time

In my life

Swing your partner, do-si-do

You’re looking good in that sugar coat

‘Til it’s goodbye-bye-bye

Oh my-my-my

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Get up and go

Get up and go

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Get up and go

Get up and go

Hand bone, hand bone, where you been?

This Yankee diamond’s wearing thin

And you can trust that there’s nobody

Stop-stoppin’ him

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Get up and go

Get up and go

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Oh, oh-ooh-oh-oh

Get up and go

Get up and go

(Ooh na-na-na, hey)

(Ooh na-na-na, hey)

(Ooh, ooh)

Beth Ditto Open Heart Surgery

I’ll open up if you make an incision

I’ll do right by you

All I ask is for your care and precision

And maybe I could pull through

You could’ve saved me if you’d only known better

But you so carelessly

Took me apart and put me back together

Open heart surgery

I was fine at first

Now I assume the worst

When I could overhear

The repercussions of a sad discussion

Another girl in tears

I could’ve saved here if I only knew better

That you so carelessly

Took her apart and put her back together

Open heart surgery

If girls like you and girls like me

Are really a dime a dozen

Why are we in such a high demand

My mother says it’s just a shame you don’t come around too often

Even she’s begun to understand

Just let me know

What you were thinking

I find a way to get along somehow

Just let me go

Don’t leave me hanging

Oh, please don’t fail me now

Just take it slow

Don’t let me suffer

I’m on the verge of an emergency

The final blow

Will make me tougher

Until then you will always be

A danger to me

We should’ve listened to our intuition

But we knew all to well

In addition to our suspicions

Only time could tell

With friends like you I get confused

Who needs enemies

We’ve been here too many times before

Open heart surgery

If girls like you and girls like me

Are really a dime a dozens

Why are we in such a high demand

My mother says it’s just a shame you don’t come around too often

Even she’s begun to understand

Just let me know

What you were thinking

I find a way to get along somehow

Just let me go

Don’t leave me hanging

Oh, please don’t fail me now

Just take it slow

Don’t let me suffer

I’m on the verge of an emergency

The final blow

Will make me tougher

Until then you will always be

A danger to me

A danger to me

Beth Ditto Oh My God

At first when I saw you

Across the crowded room

You couldn’t take your eyes off me

I couldn’t take my eyes off you

But it really didn’t catch me

Oh, first time I saw your face

Oh, I couldn’t stand the chance

I was all over place

You got me thinking

Oh my God

Oh, can’t break loose

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

Oh my God

Oh, I can’t control myself

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

I’m not superstitious

But I had a vision of us

It’s in my nature to [?]

I put a picture of

And I don’t care

What anybody else thinks of me

‘Cause if I can’t have you

I’ll go crazy

Oh my God

Oh, can’t break loose

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

Oh my God

Ooh, I can’t control myself

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

I’m not superstitious

But I had a vision of us

Hold me now

Oh, can’t break loose

Oh, I can’t get free

You got a hold on me, me

Oh my God

Oh, I can’t control myself

Oh, I can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

Oh my God

Oh, can’t break loose

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

Oh my God

Ooh, I can’t control myself

Oh, can’t break free

You really got a hold on me

Oh my God

Beth Ditto We Could Run

On television, kings and queens

Live the lives of people’s dreams

You and I are human beings

Living, breathing beings

There are rules that I’m in to break

You could call this a great mistake

We could always play it safe

But that’s no fun

We could run

We could run

Hold me close and hold me fast

I’d never thought you’d ever rest

Some moments were meant to last

But this ain’t one

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

This is the last time, I mean it

The final dance of the evening

They couldn’t call the final ball

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

We could run

Beth Ditto I Wrote The Book

I put you up, I treat you well

Tell you secrets I never tell

We pretend, it’s all ok

But there’s one thing we never say

The world is full of good intentions

Paradise is hard to find

Say they love you but fail to mention

Who they were with again last night

Revenge, regret – I wrote the book

Forgive, forget – I wrote the book

Keeping secrets – I wrote the book on it

Don’t test me

Heartbreak and then some, tell me where is a friend when you need one

Before you take a second look, remember I know every trick in the book

It never stops around the clock

When I’m there, you speak so soft

The runaround will wear you out

You break it off, I’ll break you down

The world is full of good intentions

Paradise is full of lies

Tell you they love you but fail to mention

Who they were with again last night

Cheating, sneaking – I wrote the book

Begging, pleading – I wrote the book

Lying, crying – I wrote the book on it

Don’t test me

Heartbreak and then some, tell me where is a friend when you need one

Before you take a second look, remember I know every trick in the book

Heartbreak and then some, tell me where is a friend when you need one

Before you take a second look, remember I know every trick in the book

I wrote the book

I wrote the book

I wrote the book on it

Don’t test me

I wrote the book on it

Don’t test me now

I wrote the book on it

Beth Ditto Savior Faire

I ain’t afraid the likes of you

You can’t look me in the eye

You don’t have an excuse

You took the bait

And I cut your noose

You’ve had a little too much

Bit off more than you could chew

Don’t waste your time on a man who can’t commit

Like that, like that

Two-timin’, two-faced lover who’s over it

Come on, come on

It’s alright, I don’t care

Call it style, a love affair

Head in the clouds, nose in the air

Good for you and your savior faire

Savoir faire

Who knows if we will ever see the light of day?

Savoir faire

I know that you would never have it any other way

Don’t break your back for nothing

Go on, use your head

Some common sense

They say if you don’t got the wood

You can’t build a fence

After I’ve come to your defense

Then you got no business over there

Savoir faire

Savoir faire

Like that

Savoir faire

Like that

Come on, come on

It’s alright, I don’t care

Call it style, a love affair

Head in the clouds, nose in the air

Good for you and your savior faire

Savoir faire

Who knows if we will ever see the light of day?

Savoir faire

I know that you would never have it any other way

Don’t break your back for nothing

Come on, like that

Come on, come on, like that

Come on, like that

Just to remember what got you there

You and your, you and your

You and your, you and your

You and your savoir faire

Beth Ditto Lover

I don’t know how I feel when the day comes

I don’t think I wanna know

Not sure exactly who you’ll be when I wake up

Will you love me tomorrow?

Whatever happened to the person that I used to know

And who are you know?

I’m unfamiliar with the stranger standing in front of me

I think I figured it out

Lover

You’re playing dirty with me

Ooh lover

Make me believe

Because I wanna believe

More than anything

Ooh lover, you’re playing dirty with me

You can spare me your lies, gimme the details

Don’t mention her name

But have the decency to tell me where we lost cause

This illusion game

But you’re carrying on with guilty pleasures

Was I not enough?

I’m not entirely sure if you’re aware of

What you’re giving up

Lover

You’re playing dirty with me

Ooh lover

Make me believe

Because I wanna believe

More than anything

Ooh lover, you’re playing dirty with me

What caused your eyes to wander?

I thought distance made the heart grow fonder

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger

But now

Ooh lover

You’re playing dirty with me

Ooh lover

Make me believe

Because I wanna believe

More than anything

Ah you’re playing dirty with me

Ooh lover, you’re playing dirty with me

Beth Ditto I’m Alive

I’m alive

And I see things mighty clear today

I’m alive

I’m alive

And I breathe a clean, fresh air today

I’m alive

I’m alive

Who cares if my hair is a little bit long

I’m alive

I’m alive

And I’m doing my thing and singing my song

I’m alive

I’m real

I can see, and touch, and taste, and feel

I’m alive

I’m real

I can see, and touch, and taste, and feel

I’m alive

I’m real

I can see, and touch, and taste, and feel

I’m alive

Beth Ditto Clouds

Maybe I’ll walk around

Get a feel for this place

And maybe I’ll just stay put

It won’t go anywhere

There’s not a whole lot that I could do

To get you off my mind

Not that I wanted to

Not that I haven’t tried

And then I go

Oh woah, oh woah-oh-oh

Oh woah, will they ever know?

Oh woah, oh woah-oh-oh

Oh woah, will they ever know?

In there’s the sun

The kind of quiet that hurts

The kind you can’t explain

You can’t quite put into words

I’m surrounded by pieces of you

Frozen in time

For no good reason

Mmm

But you’re only as far as the moon and stars

I’m remembering how great you are

And I’m wondering

Mmm

If they know

Oh woah, will they ever know?

Oh woah, will they ever know?

Oh woah, will they ever know?

Oh woah, will they ever know?

Beth Ditto Do You Need Someone

She walks around you like she’s better than everybody

You walk around looking so out of place

And my memory this day, that memory haunts me

You really think that you are fooling everybody

Should I give in, should I give up on a chase

It’s not there, au contraire

But do what makes you happy

Do you need someone

Do you need someone to talk to

Do you need someone

Someone you can run to

Are you all alone

Do you need someone to talk to

Do you need someone

Someone you can run to

Are you all alone

She’s got you locked on, baby it ain’t even funny

You walk around like you’ve seen bad days

With that look on your face

And that’s what really kills me

I bite my tongue, my feelings under lock and key

She bats her eyes as people thought [?]

I don’t care or compare

Just do what makes you happy

Do you need someone

Do you need someone to talk to

Do you need someone

Someone you can run to

Are you all alone

Do you need someone to talk to

Do you need someone

Someone you can run to

Are you all alone

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one

(The one you count on)

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one

(The one you count on)

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one

Let me be the one, let me be the one