Gnarls Barkley Surprise


It’s cool being the only one – but it’s lonely

I could have fallen in love a thousand times before if only someone, had known me

They say there’s someone for everyone

Oh plus the work will be never done

When all you need is to be met halfway but nobody tries…

Don’t be surprised

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

There are hills and mountains between us – always somethin to get over

Needless to say it’s a wonderful day, I just noticed how nice it was to know ya

Oh but be ready to sacrifice; if you love him you should tell him twice

Because when everything that’s alive, ultimately dies

Oh lord

Don’t be surprised

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

Somebody’s watchin; maybe you want ’em to see you

But with your regrets and se-crets you don’t really want them to be you

Well you can make believe I’m blind

And for now I’ll be just fine

But when the child grows up to have more than just your eyes

Don’t be surprised

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

Now the ending to ev-e-ry story is most enchanting

Now, whether it’s heaven or hell

I wear it well; please forgive me for rambling

I just wanted y’all – to know that I don’t know it all

So when that big ol’ smile ends up, bein just a disguise

Don’t be surprised!

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised! Ohhh Lord

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised! Ohhh, oh Lord

Don’t be surpriiiiiiiiiised!

I said don’t be, don’t be, surpri-sed

There’s nothing left in here

that’s surprising baby, ‘prising baby!!

Gnarls Barkley Whatever


I don’t have any friends at all

Cause I have nothin in common with y’all

So who’s gonna catch me if I fall?

My back’s always against the wall

I don’t have anything to say

I want everything to go my way

Shut up mom! It is not okay

I’m alone almost every day


But it’s cool (it’s cool)

It could be better (could be better)

I don’t care… (I don’t care)

Whatever (whatever) Hold up my man

La la la la lah-lah-lah, whatever [3X]

La la la la lah-lah-lah


Talk to my counselor ’bout how I feel

Everyone agrees I could use some help

I love my girl more, than I love myself

But she’s goin steady with someone else

I don’t know what else to do

Said fuck me? Well fuck you too!

I know it sounds real sad but true

Bein alone is nothin new


But it’s cool (it’s cool)

It could be better (could be better)

I don’t care… (I don’t care)

Whatever (whatever) Whatever bitch!

La la la la lah-lah-lah, whatever [3X]

La la la la lah-lah-lah

Gnarls Barkley Necromancer

Uh huh, wake up, wake up, wake up

Don’t wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Uh huh, wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

It’s naughty, very naughty necrophilia

Without a care I’m compassionate about killing her

I’d have my way with what’s left of the will in her

Cosmopolitans, and cocaine, and an occasional pill in her

When she spoke I saw a spark, but it was dark so

I drove her home when she died, sexy suicide

Sweet nothings for the numb, you feel where I’m coming from?

Have no fear, everything’s fine, my girl parties all the time

Did you hear what I said? With this ring I thee wed

A body in my bed, she was cool when I met her

But I think I like her better dead

The production is progressive, but the reason is retro

The chords are cold-blooded murder, I named it neo-necro

I whispered in her ear to hear an echo, echo-co-co

I keep her – it’s cheaper – I love too much to let go

We discussed over dinner how she would die before the day was done

So I’ve caught her just in time to have a little fun

And you could use a little sun

So scream and holler, run and play

Wish you could die another day

I’m glad to say that I’ve

Done what I could to revive

My softer side survived

Damn, that shit was all right, when she was alive

Ha ha ha…

Gnarls Barkley No Time Soon

This could be one of those days

that we must go our separate ways.

Scared for you to be out of my sight,

because you never know, you might.

And I carry this

it’s heavy.

And I miss you


You were perfect babe.

My time will come

yours too.

I’ll gladly go before you.

I hope you live forever,

or maybe we can go together.

It would be perfect baby.

And I carry this,

it’s heavy.

And I miss you


Gnarls Barkley The Boogie Monster

I’ve got a monster in my closet

Someone’s underneath my bed

The wind’s knocking at my window

I’d kill it but it’s already dead

It waits till the midnight hour to come

To torture me for the wrong i’ve done

it just sits there and stares me

And it won’t let me get any sleep

[Repeat Hook]

At first I was scared when

I looked at his eyes

But now that I know him I’m not that surprised

I’m just waiting on the sun to rise

Oh how I wish that old sun would rise

[Repeat Hook]

I used to wonder why he looked familiar

Then I realized it was a mirror

And now it is plain to see,

The whole time the monster was me

[Repeat Hook]

Yeah Mmm The living dead

Only thing that could bring it back alive, Woman

Is some good good head

(Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha)

Gnarls Barkley Feng Shui

In this house the decor is obvious up scour.

See clearly the theory of less is more.

A plant a pet and books on the shelf.

And a frame on the wall where you can,

Picture yourself,

And you’re welcome to stay.

But even your company must complement.

The Feng Shui.

Even down to what I have on.

They do wonder to what.

Extent I have gone.

Tailored and tapered couture to the curb.

Demanding the attention.

that it does deserve.

Fabrics for the forecast of the day

I admit it

Everything is fitted to fall in Feng Shui.

More importantly the way that I move.

If I’m in your town, my needles down,

on the groove.

On site they know my song.

It ain’t slow and it sho ain’t long.

You see I do not play.

Forgive me father, I was forced,

Out of Feng Shui.

A flow as subtle as a summer breeze.

Like the whispering winds and

The talking trees.

To big to be boxed in, it bobs and weaves.

It evolves, it solves, it gives and receives.

And everything I say is

calculated appropriated

Written and arranged in Feng Shui!

Gnarls Barkley Transformer


I, I, I, I, I, I

Know how to transform

I can transform

Ill transform

I’m a transformer

I, I, I, I, I, I

Know how to transform

I can transform

Ill transform

I’m a transformer

I’m just being myself

Plus I gotta be me too

Silly of me to think that

I couldn’t bring myself to be you

Ah but behold there is benevolence

Behind this but don’t stare though

Be careful cause I’ll kill you

With kindness

That why I’m dressed quite neatly

Cause Its easy and discreetly they seek me

And when they reach me and see me

they believe me completely

I’m a real live wire I ain’t lying

If its between me and you I ain’t dying

I can transform, I can transform, I can transform

Without even trying wow

[Repeat hook]

Now I’m someone else

Now someone can be me too

Behold the beautiful and bold

everyday I

Wake up to be new

Oh but its simple but they still can understand why

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can or can I

I’m a microchip off the old block

You know not but I was a robot

And I sold Rock and you would get

For sho shoot with a gold glock boy I rode pac

Something that you won’t see again

What the hell might as well be a friend

I can transform, I’m a transformer

No telling who I will have to be again

[Repeat hook]

Gnarls Barkley Smiley Faces


What did you do? What did you say?

Did you walk – or did you run away?

Where are you now? Where have you been?

Did you go alone – or did you bring a friend?

[Hook #1]

I need to know this – cause I notice when you’re smilin’

Out in the sun havin’ fun and you’re feelin’ free

And I can tell you know how hard this life can be

But you keep on smilin’ for me


What went right? What went wrong?

Was it the story – or was it the song?

Was it overnight – or did it take you long?

Was knowing your weakness what made you strong?

[Hook #2]

Or all the above – oh how I love to see you smilin’

And oh yeah – take a little pain just in case

You need something warm to embrace

To help you put on a smilin’ face

Hey, put on a smilin’ face


Don’t you go off into the new day with any doubt

Here’s a summary of somethin’ that you could smile about:

Say for instance, my girlfriend she bugs me all the time

But the irony of it all is that she loves me all the time

[Hook #3]

I want to be you – whenever I see you smilin’

Cause it’s easily one of the hardest things to do

Your worries and fears become your friends

And they end up smilin’ at you

Put on a smilin’ face

Gnarls Barkley Storm Coming

I could paint a picture with a pen

But a song will only scratch the skin

And there are still places I haven’t been

Because I know what’s in there is already in the air

Oh yeah, there’s a storm on the way

There’s a storm on the way, alright

There’s a storm on the way, uh huh

And it’s comin’ no matter what I say

(And I come, I come, I come, I come)

Hey, hey, hey, there’s truth in the thunder

Love in the lightning, the feeling is frightening

Yeah, isn’t it exciting?

I’m something like stormy weather

If I weren’t we would never

Huddle together, do I have to tell you

That I’m also the sunlight, that shines shortly after?

I just rain cause I have to, on to another chapter

I wish you lots of laughter

Til the next time you see me

Just remember you need me, I’m the storm coming

(And I come, I come, I come, I come)

Oh C’mon (And I come, I come, I come, I come), c’mon

Run towards the hills to avoid the high flood

I can do a dance that’ll make the sky cry blood

Skills provoke, and seals will be broken open

All that’s left to do is try my love, wooooooh

When I sing it’s a cyclone

I’m writing a raging sea

Searching for a sign of life

Is it safe to say it’s me?

Listen to our lives

The wind will whisper the way it is

I am going to happen, what a lovely day it is

Don’t ask why

Just live, and, die

Gnarls Barkley Just A Thought


All I want is your understanding

As in the small act of affection

“Why is this my life?”

Is almost everybody’s question


And I’ve tried

Everything but suicide

But it’s crossed my mind


I prefer peace

Wouldn’t have to have one worldly possession

But essentially I’m an animal

So just what do I do with all the aggression?


Well I’ve tried

Everything but suicide

But it’s crossed my mind


Life is a one-way street, and if you could paint it

I’d draw myself going in the right direction

So I go all the way – like I really really know –

But the truth is I’m only guessin’


And I’ve tried

Everything but suicide

Ooh but it’s crossed my mind

Just a thought


It’s even dark in the daytime

It’s not just good – it’s +Great Depression+

When I was lost I even found myself

Looking in the gun’s direction


And so I’ve tried

Everything but suicide

But yes – it’s crossed my mind

But I’m fine