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I Need You

I need you
And everything you do
Can’t see through
All those things you do
I need you
Like all the dreams that won’t come true

My kind of lover
Take me to the other side
(No-no, no-no-no)
Shelter undercover
Desire never satisfied
(Yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah)

Scars from you
And everything you do
Frozen blue
From all the things you do
I fear you
And the way your lies ring so true

My kind of lover
Take me to the other side
(Just whisper sweet nothings and you gonna get some more)
Shelter undercover
Desire never satisfied
(I’ll take you higher than a blindsided matador)

I kneel to you
And everything you do
I kill for you
And all those things you do
I need you
Like all the hell you’ve put me through

Shelter undercover
Desire never satisfied
(If you scream you love me, I’ll be your whore)
My kind of lover
Take me to the other side
(Give you the only thing worth dying for)

Shotgun Mick

Shotgun
Lick it like you want some
Hard times
Head feelin’ mighty numb
You can bleed
I’ll weather whatever may come

Sometimes my lady ain’t so cheap
She got it good, I come and go as I please
Damn well guarantee
I get what I need

Reckless
Struttin’, hustlin’, raising Cain
Stone cold
Movin’ like a freight train
One man’s loss
Sure to be another man’s gain

I know it’s deadly but…

Sometimes my baby comes to me
Beggin’, cryin’ ‘bout three mouths to feed
Can’t guarantee
Won’t take more than I need

Fat-head
Money-burnin’ overtime
Took a blow
Knockin’ up the five-and-dime
They givin’ chase
Sure ain’t gonna pay for my crime

But this time my baby buried me
Now she’s cryin’ ‘bout five mouths to feed
If she could only see
I got everything that I need

Detroit

Ghosts haunt the streets where the motor beats no more
Her silence pounds inside your heart like nothing you’ve felt before

And she thinks…

Oh, why can’t you see
You don’t know what you’re doin’ to me
So I’ll raze everything you’ve known
All for you and you alone

Lost in catastrophe
Backstabbin’ blasphemy
Forget the tragedy
Battered souls hide agony in Detroit

When he said “I do,” you knew he worked on the floor
Gave everything he got, a million times and more
Backslide, surrender-poor, a void you can’t ignore
So he begs and pleads for more, love is worth fighting for

And he says…

Oh, won’t you try to be
Everything and all to me
And I’ll be the best you’ve known
All for you and you alone

Blindin’ catastrophe
High howlin’ blasphemy
Soul-suckin’ tragedy
Poor souls cry in agony in Detroit

Sister bought dreams with stained-glass-blinded eyes
But lost faith, drowned-deep, unveiled the devil in disguise
Sit down, overload, all hope is built on lies
You never miss a drip of water until your well runs dry

And she says…

Oh, you don’t see
You don’t know what’s comin’ from me
And so you shall atone
I’m pointing at you and you alone

Goddamn catastrophe
Hellfire and blasphemy
Can’t stop this tragedy
Bitter souls pray angrily in Detroit

Ghosts haunt the streets where the motor beats no more
The silence pounds inside your heart like nothing you’ve felt before

And they say…

Oh, why didn’t you see
You thought love could set you free
Now you question everything you’ve known
All for you and you alone

Can’t hide catastrophe
Thunder and blasphemy
Bury the tragedy
Lost souls are casualties of Detroit

Words and music by SJ Warman & Rodney James