Only Human

from by Khalid Hanifi

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lyrics

Late last night she gave me a hand
You know that I love it and I don’t give a damn
Can you relate to me lovely, several hundred more times?
If you fell through the ceiling that’d be mighty divine
She’s got long lash eyes and fakin’surprise
Get my balls, decide
Maybe I should go hide

Human
Only human
Whether she leaves
Whether shallow

The same thing happened the very next day
Until I grabbed me a napkin after cleaning my plate
She said that I look good when I’m goin’ away
So I kept on walkin’ till I got to LA
There were song men cheatin’ on fourth of July
And a threadbare suit that was easy to try

The same thing happened the very next day
Until I tipped up to the wall and ordered Mount Gay
A splash of coke and a lime and “oh! I can’t pay”
The sun keeps a howlin’ down ‘bout “What’d that criminal say?”
You’ve got that seminal hit that flew back you gack bit of that push and pull back
Over that love shack here’s a forecast: you can’t shoo that bitterland tune back

©2008 Khalid Hanifi

credits

from Pamplemousse Presse, track released September 1, 2008
Acoustic guitar, vocals: Khalid
Slide guitar: George Bedard
Bass: Oni Werth
Piano, Wurlitzer electric piano: Chris Benjey
Drums: Jim Carey

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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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