beecharmer lyrics – nellie mckay

“beecharmer”
(feat. cyndi lauper)

[cindy lauper:]
sewed everything you said
together in a thread
repeating in my mind
each word like a rhyme
like a penny serenade
looking through his song
he said the record’s overplayed
but where did i go wrong

[nellie mckay:]
you never stayed at first
could not commit the time
ignored all the quirks
but he still did the crime
and when he goes away
i know you’ll call and cry

[cindy lauper:]
and when he calls up to tell
now i’m gonna cry

[nellie mckay:]
but i know you’re mine
when you’re on the line

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
would you let him walk away

[cindy lauper:]
got it stuck in my head

[nellie mckay:]
don’t you hear a word i say

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
every night the same old moan
it’s ahhh, i’m waiting till my joe comes home

everytime he asks me how i feel
when i tell him, the phone goes dead

[nellie mckay:]
i’m the queen of qvc
you’re leaning on my ear
you mean the world to me
though the connection isn’t clear
like my ink sputs 78’s
convenient when you’re low

[cindy lauper:]
feel like an antelope on a nature show
oh no!
i guess i gotta go

[nellie mckay:]
but i know you’re mine
when you’re on the line

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
would you let him walk away

[cindy lauper:]
got it stuck in my head

[nellie mckay:]
don’t you hear a word i say

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
everytime we’re on the phone
it’s ahhh, i’m waiting till my joe comes home

[cindy lauper:]
hey !

[nellie mckay:]
cast away romance

[cindy lauper:]
what’s it gonna take

[nellie mckay:]
no knights with shiny armor

[cindy lauper:]
hey !

[nellie mckay:]
try a different dance
oh, i’m a real bee charmer

[cindy lauper:]
well i scold and i scratched to make him stay
but he don’t wanna know from me
why that old alley cat, he runs away

[nellie mckay:]
lock the door and lose the key

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
would you let him walk away

[cindy lauper:]
i got it stuck in my head

[nellie mckay:]
don’t you hear a word i say

[cindy lauper:]
is it something i said

[nellie mckay:]
every night the same trombone
it’s ahhh, i’m waiting till my joe comes home

[cindy lauper:]
hey !

[nellie mckay:]
let’s forget romance
let’s correct romance
with knights in shiny armor

what’s it gonna take
try a different dance
oh, i’m a real bee charmer…

/ nellie mckay lyrics