Give Them What They Want

by Khalid Hanifi

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I need a long, hard hook and I'm ready to fly
Gonna stick a needle in my eye
Gonna give them what they want

I'm gonna get it, get it, ready or not
Gonna plug it in for a shock
Gonna give them what they want

I want to let you in on a secret or two
I've got a butler to whom I trust my feelings to
And a hundred fine friends I can lay in the mud and
Beat to death with a club

I took a long, hard look and I started to cry
Then I put a hanky to my eye
Gonna give them what they want

Sell, sell, sell, like ringing a bell
Like buying tickets out of hell
Gonna give them what they want

I've considered being embarrassed at times
But I'm so beautiful
And I was only trying to help

I was going to tell you but I'm keeping it mum
I want a woman I can keep my feelings from and
A thousand sheep before I close my eyes
Like opening them up for the first time


released December 25, 2010
Vocals, guitars: Khalid
Lead guitar: George Bedard
12-string guitar: Brian Delaney
Bass: Oni Werth
Drums: Vinnie Dombroski
Produced by Khalid and Jonathan Visger
Mixed by Khalid, Jonathan Visger and Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered by John Scrip at Massive Mastering, Chicago, IL


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Khalid Hanifi Ann Arbor, Michigan

Over the course of three decades, Khalid Hanifi (Map of the World [Atlantic Records], Kiss Me Screaming, Maypops, and as a solo artist) has built a deeply compelling body of work that combines uniquely thoughtful, personally-charged lyrical content with impeccably crafted, irresistibly infectious melodies. ... more

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