Today’s Favorite Song

Bastille – What Would you Do?

I love this song. You must listen to it. And then tell me you are having a bad day!

Here are the lyrics:-

Boys and girls wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night was at this real wild party
There was liquor overflowing the cup
About five or six strippers trying to work for a buck
So I took one girl outside with me
Her name was Londi
She went to junior high with me
I said “Why you up in there dancing for cash?
I guess a whole lot’s changed since I seen you last.”

She said “What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor ‘cause he’s hungry
And the only way to feed him is to
sleep with a man for a little bit of money
And his daddy’s gone
in and out of lockdown
I ain’t got a job now
He’s just smoking rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life.”

“Girl you ain’t the only one to have a baby
That’s no excuse to be living all crazy.”
So she stared me right square in the eye and said
“Every day I wake up hoping to die.”
She said “They’re going to know about pain
‘Cause me and my sister ran away
So our daddy couldn’t rape us
Before I was a teenager
I done been through more shit you can’t even relate to.”

“What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor ‘cause he’s hungry
And the only way to feed him is to
sleep with a man for a little bit of money
And his daddy’s gone
in and out of lockdown
I ain’t got a job now
He’s just smoking rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life.”

“What would you do?”
“Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses.”
“What would you do?”
“Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses.”
“What would you do?”
“Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses.”
“What would you do?”
“Get up off my feet…”

“What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor ‘cause he’s hungry
And the only way to feed him is to
sleep with a man for a little bit of money
And his daddy’s gone
in and out of lockdown
I ain’t got a job now
He’s just smoking rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life.”

“What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor ‘cause he’s hungry
And the only way to feed him is to
sleep with a man for a little bit of money
And his daddy’s gone
in and out of lockdown
I ain’t got a job now
He’s just smoking rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life.”

“What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor ‘cause he’s hungry?”


From the Album All This Bad Blood

 

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