Take You Out Dancing

by Derek James

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released April 14, 2015

all lyrics and music by Derek James
all songs © publishing Derek James Music (ASCAP)
produced by Assaf Spector, Roy Gurel & Derek James
additional music by Assaf Spector & Roy Gurel (tracks 2,3,6,7,9)
additional lyrics by Assaf Spector (track 1)
engineered by Assaf Spector & Roy Gurel
mixed by Assaf Spector
mastered by Adrian Morgan at Timeless Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
photography © Glenn Chocky
art design © Glenn Chocky & Derek James

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Track Name: Won't Be Long
WON’T BE LONG
by Derek James

It won’t be long
It won’t be long
It won’t be long
Said it won’t be long
It won’t be long
Gonna hit you by surprise

It won’t be long
No you can’t go wrong
Can you sing that song
From dusk till dawn
It won’t be long
Gonna hit you by surprise

It won’t be long
Gonna hit you by surprise
Track Name: Lovely Fool
LOVELY FOOL
by Derek James

My baby walks in summer rain
Her wet dress sticking to her legs
Feet get a little muddy but that’s ok

My baby loves it in the fall
Leaves twist and shout she’ll catch them all
Smiling at the trees she feels so small

Chorus:
She says
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh

My girl, she falls in love with spring
She makes angels in the grass
Laughs at everything

She goes sha la la la la la
Is the song she sings
Sha la la la la
La la la

She says
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh

When the whirling winter wind wants to whisk her away
She’ll unbutton my coat, get under the covers
It’s time to play

She says
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
I say
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
She says
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
Love me love me love me lovely fool
Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh

My lady loves
Just like a glove loves a hand
All over me, all over me
Track Name: She Goes Far Away
SHE GOES FAR AWAY
by Derek James

There’s a lot of people in this city going home alone
Waiting by the phone to call their name
Maybe I don’t understand, but I just want to hold her hand
And things will never be the same

One two three I’m knocking on her door
Still I don’t know what she’s looking for
She don’t know my name, I’ve been down this road before
She loves me but she leaves me all alone

Chorus:
She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone
She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone

My baby’s always so busy
Out playing writing and living
Sometimes I’m left missing her lips

Sheets still on the floor
The pots still on the stove from the morning
This room stopped breathing when she left

She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone
She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone

I don’t know but I’ve been told before
The less you get you love ‘em even more
She don’t know my name
I’ve been down this road before
She loves me but she leaves me oh
She loves me but she leaves me oh

She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone
She goes far away
She loves me but she leaves me all alone

She loves me, she loves me
She loves me but she leaves me all alone
She loves me, she loves, loves me,
She loves me but she leaves me all alone
Track Name: Wave Your Flag
WAVE YOUR FLAG
by Derek James

Cutie, cutie please, your beauty, is like a disease
Don’t cure me, give me what you got
Cause you look so clean giving me that shot

Stand me, throw me a bone
I’m all alone here, there’s nobody home, woah oh oh
Yeah you look so sweet when you stomp those feet

There you go smacking your dog
Eyebrows that scowl got stuck in the fog
Foggy water gonna drag you down
Right down till, you turn it around

All the hate’s funny shapes don’t you know you’re a clown
Tick tock tick tock so tight you’ve been wound
All the saints on the farm none of them can be found
You got there somehow

Chorus:
Wave your flag at me
You’re such a funny walker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh oh
Shake those stars and see
You’re such a dirty talker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Frame me, frame me please
Take a picture, so you can see what I look like
Nailed against your wall so when you get so big you won’t forget how small
You made me, laying in your bikini,
By the poolside, on your third martini
Baby I’m easy but that’s just cruel
Cause I remember the tongue in the pool

There you go smacking your dog
Eyebrows that scowl got stuck in the fog
Foggy water gonna drag you down
Right down till, you turn it around

All the hate’s funny shapes don’t you know you’re a clown
Tick tock tick tock so tight you’ve been wound
All the saints on the farm none of them can be found
You got there somehow

Wave your flag at me
You’re such a funny walker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh oh
Shake those stars and see
You’re such a dirty talker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Bitter is the taste that you left behind
The way that you say that you’ll always be mine

New York you’re so far away
Where we used to masquerade
We can make up today
Is there any heart to save

Wave your flag at me
You’re such a funny walker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh oh
Shake those stars and see
You’re such a dirty talker
Woah oh oh oh oh, Woah oh oh oh

Such a funny walker
Such a dirty talker
Track Name: Take You Out Dancing
TAKE YOU OUT DANCING
by Derek James

Above there's blue beyond the trees
I watch them as they sleep
Sung to by a stream

Dragon clouds the horse parade
All their lovely shades
The blues, the greens, the grays

Stars are all in tune
A love song for the moon

Chorus:
I want to take you out dancing
Spin you the whole night long
You make me feel so romantic
Baby we can't go wrong
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh
You make me feel right

Above there's blue beyond the trees
I watch them as they sleep
Sung to by a stream

Making love by the moon
Alone but not too soon
We can make it new

Stars are all in tune
A love song for the moon

I want to take you out dancing
Spin you the whole night long
You make me feel so romantic
Baby we can't go wrong
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh
You make me feel right

Never knew I'd see the day
I hear everything the stars can say

I want to take you out dancing
Spin you the whole night long
You make me feel so romantic
Baby we can't go wrong
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh
Woah ooh oh ooh oh ooh oh
You make me feel right
Track Name: Like A Woman
LIKE A WOMAN
by Derek James

She lies awake burning red love boils up inside her
Settle down now, settle down, what’s she gonna do
She dreams our love’s just a lie
Sees me walking with another
Writing fiction little girl, the world inside her head
Woah no

Chorus
How she feels like a woman
Is real like a woman to me
She can breathe like a woman
She sings like a woman
Oh she could have fooled me

Grabbing shoes, kicking clothes, she throws them out the window
She says it loud now, crying out, how it’s gonna be
I see a long worn soul, in a familiar surrender
Too young and too scared to see it any other way
Woah no

How she feels like a woman
Is real like a woman to me
She can breathe like a woman
She sings like a woman to me
She gets high like a woman she flies like a woman to me
She can breathe like a woman she sings like a woman
Oh she could have fooled me

I know she, she’ll go on without me
When I’ve gone, she’s gonna let me be
She fool

She feels like a woman to me yeah
She feels like a woman to me yeah
She feels like a woman to me yeah
She feels like a woman to me yeah
Track Name: Mama Said
MAMA SAID
by Derek James

Mama said this day was gonna come, woah
Mama said she would be waiting by the door oh oh oh oh
Waiting for her boy to come home
Ah ooh ooh
Waiting for her boy all alone

Mama said she would be on her own woah
Mama said she would be waiting by the phone oh oh oh oh
Waiting for her boy to call home
Ah ooh ooh
Waiting for her boy to come home
Better come home, I’m coming

Chorus
Woo I’m coming
Woo I’m coming
Woo I’m coming
Home to you mama I am
I’m coming
Woo I’m coming home
I’m coming home to you mama I am
Here I come

Mama said I would be big and grown woah
Mama said there is a great big world to roam oh oh oh oh
A great big world to roam
Ah ooh ooh
Waiting for her boy to roam home
Better come home, I’m coming

Woo I’m coming
Woo I’m coming
Woo I’m coming
Home to you mama I am
I’m coming
Woo I’m coming home
I’m coming home to you mama I am
Here I come

I’m coming
I’m coming home
I’m coming, home to you mama I am
I’m coming home
I’m coming home, home, home to you mama I am
Here I come
Track Name: Maggie
MAGGIE
by Derek James

Maggie won't you move over
There's too much room between us on the sofa

I've been wanting to kiss you
I bet those lips are as sweet as tiramisu

We're all alone together
Here on this piece of leather
Our own secret hideaway

Chorus
You don't have to look the other way now baby
Come on Maggie won’t you be mine
You and I can be together let’s be crazy
Come on Maggie open your eyes
You can’t make me want you more
I’ve been waiting for fruit to fall on me

You were young when I met you
I spent the fall just trying to forget you

But you'd come home for the weekend
Hanging ‘round with your friends, I'd try to sneak in

Now here we are together
Safe from the dreary weather
Hair's raising on my arms

You don't have to look the other way now baby
Come on Maggie won’t you be mine
You and I can be together let’s be crazy
Come on Maggie open your eyes
You can’t make me want you more
I’ve been waiting for fruit to fall on me

We can be friends, rules they can bend
No one ever has to know
Alone in the dark, get set on your mark we go
You can make my hunger go
Woah woah oh oh oh oh oh

We're all alone together
Here on this piece of leather
Our own secret hideaway

You don't have to look the other way now baby
Come on Maggie won’t you be mine
You and I can be together let’s be crazy
Come on Maggie open your eyes
You can’t make me want you more
I’ve been waiting for fruit to fall on me
Track Name: Sexy Eyes
SEXY EYES
by Derek James

When those sexy eyes smack me in the face across the room
Just like a piece of ice, down the back of my neck into my shoes

Any room with you in it, is a room with a view
I gave you a beet you told me to beat it
I said I'm not quite through

Chorus
Where'd you go
When I came for you
I don’t know what’s left for me to do
Cause I can't help the silly things I do

When those sexy eyes smack me in the face across the room
Just like a piece of ice, down the back of my neck into my shoes

I cannot help it, doctor says it’s my disease
I'm silly for you see I'm silly
You put the Elvis in my knees
Where'd you go
When I came for you
I don’t know what’s left for me to do
Cause I can't help the silly things I do

La la la
La la la
La la la
La la la
La la la

Cause I can't help the silly things I do
You make me feel like you’re my girl
Oh girl, the silly things I do for you
And you, and you and you and you and you
Track Name: Dear Dove
DEAR DOVE
by Derek James

We love like monkeys
Hands through hair, fingers pinching skin
Morning kisses are sweeter with the breath I’m breathing in

I’m just singing this song
Because I can’t fall asleep
Nobody keeps me warm
And I’m through counting sheep

CHORUS
Cause you know this is exactly where you’re supposed to be
And I know this is exactly where I’m supposed to be

You’ll move to London in March
Your blossoming career
No direction home, I like the way you steer

You’re my frog princess, I’m your dove
We never wished to share this abandoned love
But that’s just, just what we got

Cause you know this is exactly where you’re supposed to be
And I know this is exactly where I’m supposed to be

But you know this is exactly where you’re supposed to be
And I know this is exactly where I’m supposed to be
Track Name: Grab My Heart
GRAB MY HEART
by Derek James

How that accent gets me
How it misdirects me
Like you're a friend of mine

Baby you know
That I can’t fight it
You say hello
Making me excited

CHORUS
Grab my heart goes to and fro
You step right up and you let it go
It’s you, it’s you ooh ooh
Feel my heart go to and fro
It leapt right up and you let it go
It’s you, it’s you ooh ooh

Here it comes hurling down the mountain
You can always hear the people shouting
When you talk like you're a friend of mine

Baby you know
That I can’t fight it
You say hello
Making me excited

Grab my heart goes to and fro
You step right up and you let it go
It’s you, it’s you ooh ooh
Feel my heart go to and fro
It leapt right up and you let it go
It’s you, it’s you ooh ooh
Track Name: Slow Go
SLOW GO
by Derek James

There's a worm in a hole in my brain
And it's moving every which way
As it goes sliding through
All my world's turning blue
I'm hoping it's not gonna stay

There's a spider inside of my head
And it's crawling and spinning its web
As it goes creeping through
All my world’s turning blue
I'm hoping it's not gonna stay

Who will stop the slow go
A stone's throw
Black hole
Who will stop the slow go
A stone's throw
I don't know

Oh there's a fighter inside of my head
And he's beating and bashing it red
As he goes swinging round
All the blood's dripping down
Again and again and again

I spent years in a room
I spent years in a room
I spent years in a room
Trying to come out new

CHORUS
Who will stop the slow go
A stone's throw
I don’t know
Who will stop, who will stop the slow go
I don't know

Oh who will stop the slow go
A stone's throw
I don’t know
Who will stop, who will stop the slow go
I don't know

Oh there's a worm in a hole in my brain
And it's moving every which way
As it goes sliding through
All my world's turning blue
Track Name: Bright Days
BRIGHT DAYS
by Derek James & Andrea Tonon

CHORUS
Bright days, sunny morning
Gonna move around the city like ducks zipping through the pond
We may be crazy, maybe it's the air
Hot days in the city don't know why don't even care

Hit the streets like dogs chasing bouncing balls
Out the windows pop faces as they shout and call
Hey Johnny hi Max hey George hey Sal
Who you talking to boy, I ain't your pal

Bright days, sunny morning
Gonna move around the city like ducks zipping through the pond
We may be crazy, maybe it's the air
Hot days in the city don't know why don't even care

Bridge over water biggest one in town
Isn't that funny there's no one around
Starts to shake as we cross this ain't no dream
Bridge falls in the water but we can't swim

Bright days, sunny morning
Gonna move around the city like ducks zipping through the pond
We may be crazy, maybe it's the air
Hot days in the city don't know why don't even care