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Iggy Pop – Shades lyrics

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You gave me a present
The paper was blue and green
I unwrapped it with pleasure
These are the best shades I've ever seen
You can be my girlfriend
Forever and a day
I never thought I was worth much
Or that anyone would treat me this way

I'm not
The kind of guy
Who dresses like a king
And a really fine pair of shades
Means everything
And the light that blinds my eyes
Shines from you
It makes me come in the night
It makes me swim with delight
I like this pain
I like this mirror
I like these shades

I could have had a problem
I might have never followed through
The other guys are in trouble
They wouldn't listen to a girl like you
These shades say something
I'll bet they cost a lot
I hope I don't break 'em
I hope we don't break up

I'm not
The kind of guy
Who dresses like a king
And a really fine pair of shades
Means everything
And the light that blinds my eyes
Shines from you
It makes me come in the night
It makes me swim with delight
I like this pain
I like this mirror
I like these shades



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  • Andy-Reynolds
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    Andy-Reynolds
    In the video version on YouTube 'come in the night' is replaced by the pc police with 'swim in the night'. I used to have this album on cassette in my walkman (yeah baby!) and every time I flew to la from London I used to play this song as part of the take off ritual. The actual song that I tried to get playing just as the wheels left the ground was the song "Isolation" which, as I was always flying alone, meant a lot to me. 'here I stand, my empty hands. ' As a professional singer I include the song 'Shades' in my live chill-out bossa nova lounge show with a stripped down original production. Btw I always wanted to meet a woman who made me feel like the lyrics of this song felt, and finally I did. Don't give up hope, he/she is out there for you!
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