dont know your name lyrics – indigo girls

“don’t know your name” is one of the few songs that the girls
co-wrote. in this case, amy wrote the music, and emily wrote the
words. the song originally appears on “blue food,” in a live version
complete with a little introduction…
don’t kno
w your name.
a: we want you to know before we do it that this does not
promote… um, promis…promiscuous s*x, or anything like that, in
any way. we… this is sarcastic – we’re putting down the meat
market, basically.
e: it’s not our philosoph
y on life, or anything.
a: yeah. really.
e: of course, i wrote the words, you know, but…
a: that’s right.
e (in mock drunken voice): i was so wasted, you know…
audience member: what are you trying to say?
e (very straight): nothing. we aren’t s
aying a thing. we’re
just talking.
a: we’re trying to say that, uh, we’re not madonna.
(laughs.)
e: this is a dirty song. hope y’all like it.
(music begins.)
e: amy wrote the music.
———————–
e (spoken): i walked into my favor
ite place one night; i just
got back from a lecture, and i was feeling kind of uptight. and at
the end of the bar, there was this guy, and, you know, i wasn’t
really looking, but i caught him out of the corner of my eye. the
next thing i know, he was moving my way – i thought he wanted to
talk, but this is what he had to say:
a (sung): i don’t know your name, babe
but i want to be your lover.
i don’t know your name, babe
but i want to be your lover.
one time or another, baby –
i want to be your lover.
e: i have to admit, i was a little bit surprised, but i
wasn’t really scared, ’cause i was twice his size. so i said to
myself, “ok, i’ll play his game…,” and when he turned to me, i gave
him my name.
a: i know your
name, babe
but i got to know your number.
i know your name, babe
but i got to know your number.
i said, one time or another, baby –
i’m gonna be your lover.
e: well, i said to myself, “this guy is persistent. he’s a
little bit dumb, but at least he’s consistent.” i tried to talk
cool, but when we touched, i went under. i made a quick decision,
and i gave him my number.
a: i know your number
but i don’t know what to say, babe.
e (effeminately): that’s ok…
a: i know y
our number
but i don’t know what to say, babe.
oh, it don’t matter anyway, no –
i don’t talk when i’m making love to you
i wanna be you lover…
e: well, you probably won’t believe this, but we got married
one day. and i still don’t know if he speaks english, ’cause he
doesn’t have much to say. it’s a d*mn good thing i like lying around
– we don’t make much conversation – just love-making sounds. (aside:
you know what i’m talking about? y’all know what i’m talking about!)
well, one thing i’ve learned from being in this state –
e & a (sung): there are other ways to communicate!
a: i don’t know your name, babe
but i want to be your lover.
i don’t know your name, babe
but i want to be your lover.
one time or a
nother, baby –
i want to be your lover.

/ indigo girls lyrics