Lyrics for the Day – Gardenia

OK, it made the best of 2016 but is it just another song with a “girl’s name” as the title as in Hey Jealousy.

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Gardenia
Where are you
Black goddess in a shabby raincoat
Where are you tonight
Cheap purple baby-doll dress
A gardenia in your hair
Much taller and stronger than me
A forbidden dream
A dream
A dream

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

Gardenia
Where are you tonight
The streets were your home
Now where do you roam
Your hourglass ass
And your powerful back
Your slant devil eyes
And the ditch down your spine
Deep as…
Deep as…

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

We lay in the darkness
Then she turned the lights on
I saw a dangerous habit
When she turned the lights on
There’s always a catch
In the darkness when you
When you turn the lights on
There’s always a catch
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well
Oh well

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

Alone in the cheapo motel
By the highway to hell
America’s greatest living poet
Was ogling you all night
You should be wearing the finest gown
But here you are now
Gas, food, lodging, poverty, misery and Gardenia
You could be burned at the stake
For all your mistakes
Mistakes
Mistakes

All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia what to do tonight

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