Lake Street Dive Henriette

Who you fooling now with your bookish smarts?

quotin’ jamie joyce make me feel

make me feel like a total arse

got it down like a practiced art; like a perfect part

Talk to me at night with your voice oily

think you can’t be broke, what a joke

what a joke callin’ me doily

think I like when you dress boy-l

yor makeup coyly

I never loved you Henriette

I never liked my sobriquette

I never read your serviette

I never loved you henriette

When we went our ways, you left your gourd behind

I never cared for rows and I got

and I got sort of bored besides

of your notes and your peephole eyes

and those spurious sighs

Lake Street Dive Godawful Things

Only a devil could be so bold to break a heart like yours

No no, so cold but you’ve been there before

You’re in a state of disrepair, you’re an answer to my prayers

Well well, I’ll be there

Thank the good lord

For those godawful things

That brought you right back to me

Only an angel can know there’s love to find behind closed doors

In time you’ll know when you’re ready for more

Though you have not a lot to say, let me roll the stone away

Through you I am saved

Thank the good lord

For those godawful things

That brought you right back to me

Lake Street Dive Hell Yeah

The first time you came around

I knew that I wanted you

I didn’t want to let it out

I was playing it cool, playing it cool

The second time you came around

I could tell it wasn’t getting through

I really tried to spell it out

What I wanted to do, wanted to do

It’s a shame, it’s a shame, it’s a shame that you can’t see

I’m aflame for you, if you would only ask me

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

Hell yeah

I keep hoping that you’ll come around

I’m hoping that you’ll take the bait

Cuz I can really put it out

But you’re making me wait, making me wait

The next time you come around

I’m gonna give it to you straight

Gonna let it all out

No more walking away, walking away

I’m a fool, I’m a fool, I’m a fool for playing it cool

When I’m aflame for you and if you ever want to

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

Hell yeah

If you wanna see me soon, you know the answer

Wanna come up to my room, you know the answer

If you wanna grab a bite, you know what I’d say

If you wanna fly a kite, you know what I’d say

If you wanna spend the night, you know what I’d say

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

I’d say “Hell yeah”

Hell yeah

Lake Street Dive Dude

Allow me to introduce myself

I am the hottie you roll with, and I

I am a body, a soul, and a mind

Lately, you left me behind

Now we don’t seem to talk anymore

We used to kick it like Joe and Obama

Now you just leave me at home playin’ mama

You give your friends all your time

Would you like me more

Would you like me more

Would you like me more

If I was a dude

Rollin’ with your crew?

Would you give me high-fives

If I was a guy?

And in the end, would you wanna be my friend, too?

Take me out to the ballgame, baby

I wanna stay up and party like a lady

I wanna eat all the biscuits and gravy

Lately I’ve been so very hungry

Come on, let’s get back to when we used to be brothers

How did I end up as only your lover?

I want you over and under the covers

I hate how you run when you’re done with me

Would you like me more

Would you like me more

Would you like me more

If I was a dude

Would you think I’m cool?

Could I play in your band

If I was a man?

And if I was a dude

Greasy, tail-fin crew

Would you think I’m fly

If I was a guy?

And in the end, would you wanna be my friend, too?

And in the end, would you wanna be my friend, too?

Lake Street Dive Can’t Stop

Cuz I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

I don’t want to feel this way

Every time I see ya

But my jealous mind

Needs you all the time

Every night and every day

Everywhere I see ya

I can’t help it and I

Can’t be satisfied

Cuz I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

You hit me like gravity

Everywhere I feel you

You can change the tide

Infinite and wide

I don’t want to feel this way

Every time I see you

But my jealous mind

Needs to know you’re mine

Cuz I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

I can’t stop your love

I can’t stop

I can’t stop

Just can’t get enough

I can’t stop

No giving it up

Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portraits

I bought this camera

To take pictures of my love

Now that he’s gone

I don’t have anybody to take pictures of

A lonesome highway

Is a pretty good subject

I’m gonna make myself make use of this stuff

I’m taking landscapes

I’m taking still lifes

I’m taking bad self portraits

Of a lonely woman

I’ve spent my life

So lost on lovin’

I could have been a painter or a president

But after 25 years

I should be good at something

Gone are the days of me being so reticent

I’m taking night classes

I’m making sculptures

I’m painting bad self portraits

Of a lonely woman

Whoo oo oo

Whoo oo oo

I bought this camera

To take pictures of my love

Now that he’s gone

I don’t know what to do with this stuff

I don’t care about the time or money

I just never thought that I’d be

Through with this love

Stuck taking landscapes

Stuck taking still lifes

Stuck making sculptures

I’m out here taking bad self portraits

Of a lonely woman

Bad self portraits of a lonely girl

Sad self portraits of a lonely woman

Whoo oo oo ooh yeah

Oh oh

Whoo oo oo

Lake Street Dive Close To Me

Well you seem awfully nice

So this won’t take long

I’ve just got to let you know

That you should be moving on

If you want my advice

I think it would be wrong

For you to get close to me

Well I can be sweet

I can be perfectly kind

I can be anything

Since it ain’t my heart on the line

It would be so easy

It would be so blind

For you to get close to me

Maybe I’ll call you when I’m fully grown

Until that day comes, now baby won’t you leave

me alone

I can see you’re still waiting

For some kind of sign

I know you’re ready for love

But I’m never gonna make up my mind

It’s not a matter of patience

It’s not a matter of time

For you to get close to me

Maybe I’ll call you when I’m fully grown

Until that day comes, now baby won’t you leave

me alone

Maybe I’ll call you when I’m fully grown

Until that day comes won’t you leave me alone

Maybe I’ll call you when I’m fully grown

Until that day comes I recommend that you don’t

Get too close to me

Lake Street Dive Better Than

I could spend ages reading the news

I could spend days, singing the blues

But I turn up the tv light

Give up without a fight

Better than pretending to know what’s wrong and what’s right

I could spend ages asking myself why

There’s a million ways that I could say goodbye

But I turn down the lights

Come on baby come inside

Better then being some fool’s bride

Better than pretending to know what’s wrong and what’s right

Turn down the lights

Come on baby, come inside

Better than pretending to know what’s wrong and what’s right

Better than being some fool’s bride

Well it’s better than pretending to know what’s wrong and what’s right

Oh what’s wrong, and what’s right

Lake Street Dive Clear A Space

Let me clear space for you to sit beside me

You don’t need your back against the wall

Let me figure out how to surrender

All I wanna do is take the fall

I can tell you things that don’t come easy

Words I never tried to say before

I see it in your eyes I know you hear me

Baby I can’t take it anymore

I wanna make it easy on you baby

(easy on you baby)

I wanna make it easy on you baby

(easy on you baby)

I wanna make it easy on you baby

(easy on you baby)

I wanna make it easy on you baby

I can try pushing you aside

Well, force myself to have a change of heart

Well, none will fill the space that you have left behind, no

Why don’t we just finish what we start

Oh, come here almost anytime

I’m really tempted today

Boy you got me thinking what’s the crime, yeah

I can get used to me this way

Let me clear a space for you to sit beside me

You don’t need your back against the wall now wait

Let me figure…Let me figure out how to surrender

All I wanna do is take the fall oh

I wanna make it easy on you baby

I wanna make it easy on you baby

I wanna make it easy

I wanna make it easy on you baby

Oh yeah, oh I wanna make it easy

(easy on you baby)

I wanna make it easy, easy, easy

(easy on you baby)

I wanna wanna make it easy

(easy on you baby)

Oh, oh nah easy on you baby oh yeah

Ooo yeaaah oh

Let me clear a space, yeah

(easy on you baby)

Ooo yeaaah oh

Let me clear a space, yeah

(easy on you baby)

Ooo yeaaah oh no

Let me clear a space, yeah

(easy on you baby)

I wanna make it easy on you baby

Lake Street Dive Ellijah

Elijah has brains and long legs and wears jeans at his hip

and nary a girl in the world has been missed by his grip

He’s long curly hair, that when wet, goes as far as his chin

and his knowledge of poets and punks is debatably thin

The thing i like most about him is what I see on the surface

Like two distant shores, we are bound by a love that’s an isthmus

Oh Elijah!

Elijah, he lay in psychosis one bright sunny day

and even in sleep I cannot make myself walk away

So pretty was he, I said something I couldn’t retract

and so for three years, he spent most of his time in the sack

Although it’s November, I know we won’t make it to christmas

Like two distant shores, we are bound by a love that’s an isthmus

Oh Elijah!

Elijah once told me in private that he’d like a break

although he revealed through his actions that he was a fake

And so, then in public I told him that he’s too dependent

and now to this day I maintain that I am unrepentant

All he can see through the tunnel is none of his business

Like two distant shores, we are bound by a love that’s an isthmus

Oh Elijah!