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© 2017 Aina Cook.

BRAND NEW KNIFE

You called me up at eight

Said you were running late

But you’d be right home.

Well now it’s way past two

Haven’t heard a word from you

And I’m here all alone

 

Last time you played this game

Told you I wouldn’t play

I thought you understood

Now you start again,

Seems like it just won’t end

And I don’t feel so good

 

Ooh I tried to be so nice

Tried to give you what you wanted

If all you have for me are lies

I’ll be looking for blood

 

Chorus

   

I don’t need this baby

Oh you must be crazy

For treating me the way you do

You’re looking for a fight

I got a brand new knife

And I’m waiting here for you

 

You don’t think much of me

If you think that I can’t see

Exactly what you are doing

And boy you must be dumb

If you think you’ll have your fun

And I won’t say or do a thing

You think you have it made

Your little escapade

You didn’t think things thru

I’m here all alone

With a knife and a heart of stone

Thinking what I’ll do to you

 

Ooh I tried to be so nice

Tried to give you what you wanted

If all you have for me are lies

I’ll be looking for blood

Chorus

   

I don’t need this baby

Oh you must be crazy

For treating me the way you do

You’re looking for a fight

I got a brand new knife

And I’m waiting here for you

BAD TASTE IN MEN 

I got friends that say

Girl you need to change your ways

If you wanna find true love

Yeah they might be right

I guess that’s good advice

But you know change, change can be tough

 

Ooh my heart’s at flames

It turns off my brain

And I lose all common sense

Oh boy that feels so nice

Baby won’t you do it twice

We can do it all day

 

Chorus:

Charmers turn me on

Bad boys are so much fun

They’re not right unless they’re wrong

I got bad taste in men

Charmers turn me on

Bad boys are so much fun

They’re not right unless they’re wrong

I got bad taste in men

 

 

I go out at night

Wanna have me a real good time

I ain’t married I ain’t nobody’s wife

When the time is right,

I too will live that life

For right now

Let me have some fun

 

Pre-chorus:

Ooh the fun is there

IF you really care

Look for the boy with a big wide smile

Got sparkles in his eyes

Tells you the sweetest lies

But he won’t stay too long

 

 

 

In the tales you tell

You say I’m going straight to hell

I don’t want to believe a word you say

You see, when I have my fun

I ain’t hurting anyone

So where is the problem anyway if

 

Chorus:

Charmers turn me on

Bad boys are so much fun

They’re not right unless they’re wrong

I got bad taste in men

Charmers turn me on

Bad boys are so much fun

They’re not right unless they’re wrong

I got bad taste in men

 

 

I got bad, yeah bad

 

Bad taste in men

 

LOVE TAX

Well I tell you boys,

You better watch your step

There are some things out there

You haven’t seen yet

Some girls around you

They know their charms and their spells

Oh yes they do

They can give you a night in heaven

Or make your life a burning hell

 

Yeah the ladies know the way of the world

The male may be larger but the boss is the girl

At the end of the day, they don’t want no trash

You better come straight home

You better bring all cash

 

Chorus:

She looks hot you had to have her

Well that’s so very nice.

Well, now that you have her

You gotta pay the price

You gotta pay the price

 

 

Your lady, she is so sweet

I think you’ll find she is smarter than you think

She know what she wants

She’s not dumb

You have to pay her price

Before you can have your fun

 

Boys, boys, it’s a fact

There ain’t a way around the love tax

You better go, and bring that bacon home

Or you’ll end up, sleeping alone

 

Chorus:

She looks hot you had to have her

Well that’s so very nice.

Well, now that you have her

You gotta pay the price

You gotta pay the price

 

ST. JAMES

Well it was down by Old Jo' Ballroom

At the corner of the scare

They were serving drinks as usual

And the usual drunks were there

 

To my left, stood Billie Holiday

And her eyes were blood-shot red

She turned her face to the people

And these were the very words she said

 

Well I went down to the St James Infirmary

I saw my baby there

Stretched out on a long, white table

So sweet, so cold and so fair

 

Chorus:

Let him go, let him go God bless him

He can search this whole world over

He'll never find another girl like

 

When I die, I want you to bury me

In my little red sheath dress

Put my Jimmy choo on my feet

And my diamond pin on my breast

 

Chorus:

Let him go, let him go God bless him

He can search this whole world over

He'll never find another girl like

 

I want four exotic dancers to be my pallbearers

A boys band to sing me a song

And a blues band with Mr. B.B. King

To raise hell as I stroll along

 

Chorus:

Let him go, let him go God bless him

He can search this whole world over

He'll never find another girl like

 
 

BABY'S WALKING

Baby's walking 

Yeah he is walking

He found someone new

Tonight he is packing

This love is through

Boxes in the hallway 

Pictures off the wall

But it's the silence 

That really says it all 

Chorus: 

Silence like a knife

Cuts right through my life

Silence cuts, to the bone

He turns his eyes away

Doesn't have a word to say 

The silence says

I'm on my own 

I still have my pride

I will not let him see me cry

I hide in this empty room 

The perfect portrait of a weeping fool

I love him, yes I love him

The feeling's there 

But it does not matter 

Cause he just does not care

And all my dreams they washed away

When he said he could not stay 

Chorus: 

Silence like a knife

Cuts right through my life

Silence cuts, to the bone

He turns his eyes away

Doesn't have a word to say 

The silence says

I'm on my own