You Can't Do Me Song Lyrics

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones cover art
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You can't do me, you can't do me, you can't do me the way you did before ?
You can't do me, you can't do me, you can't do me the way you did before ?
'Cause when you do, and when you do, 'cause when you do, you know I get so blue!
When you do, and when you do, 'cause when you do, you know I get so blue and I go
Down like a deep sea diver, out like a Coltrane tenor-man,
Lost like a Chinese war baby ? gone, gone, gone!
Blewed like a Mississippi sharecropper, screwed like a high-school cheerleader,
Tattooed like a popeyed sailorman ? gone, gone, gone!

I should have been, I should have been, I should have been a pair of ragged claws.
I should have been, I should have been, I should have been a pair of ragged claws.
And for a while, for just a while, for a good long while you'd see me smile, smile, smile
I'd crawl the seas on my bony knees, no apologies for my brave new style. I wouldn't go
Bust like an internet millionaire, boom like a Lebanese belly-dancer,
Bang like a new year's firecracker ? gone, gone, gone! I wouldn't get

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Instead
  • 2 Bare Bones
  • 3 Damn the Circumstances
  • 4 River of Tears
  • 5 You Can't Do Me
  • 6 Love and Treachery
  • 7 Our Lady of Pigalle
  • 8 Homeless Happiness
  • 9 To Love You All Over Again
  • 10 I Must Be Saved
  • 11 Somethin' Grand
  • 12 Our Lady of Pigalle (French Version)


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Walter Becker, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
    album: Track 5 in album Bare Bones
    release date: 2009-2-25
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Contemporary Jazz/Vocal
    length: 5:04
    violin: Carla Kihlstedt

    Album Information

    label: Rounder
    country(area): Germany
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin