Who Sang Gardenia? Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression cover art
Release information
Writer(s): James Newell Osterberg, Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita
Release Date: 2016-1-22
length: 4:14
producer: Josh Homme
writer: Josh Homme, Dean Fertita, Iggy Pop
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 ***
And your powerful back
Your slant devil eyes
And the ditch on your spine
Deep ***, deep ***

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

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Break Into Your Heart
  • 2 Gardenia
  • 3 American Valhalla
  • 4 In the Lobby
  • 5 Sunday
  • 6 Vulture
  • 7 German Days
  • 8 Chocolate Drops
  • 9 Paraguay