The Good Guy – Ilana Charnelle

From the EP Speakeasy (2011) and the album A Class Act (All Class Edition, 2016)

Imagine my baby in yesterday’s news
Been slipping through the banks where the cash was loose
His face looked different, it wasn’t his name
But those blue eyes, they were exactly the same
I waited till he got home, drink in my hand
He stumbled in smoking, dropped his coat on the stand
And I asked him if he’d been lying all along
He grabbed my wrist and said I’d got it all wrong

He said, ‘Baby I’m the good guy, you know that it’s true
The only kind of jam I’m in is loving you’

The next day when I turned on the evening report
That big-time bandit, they said he’d been caught
My baby in handcuffs, there on the screen
The most beautiful thing I’d ever seen
I thought about the night before, the scene I’d made
When he stumbled in smoking, I grabbed his face
And I asked him if he’d been lying all along
He grabbed my wrist and said I’d got it all wrong

He said, ‘Baby I’m the good guy, you know that it’s true
The only kind of jam I’m in is loving you’

Take it away, Ned

They locked him away, but three weeks – he was gone
I know he’s hiding somewhere and I’ve never been wrong
When it comes to my baby, I’ll be by his side
Though I’ll never forget all he tried to hide
Wish I knew before the night it all blew up
I stayed with my bandit, now you know that’s love
Coz I knew that he was lying all along
But he tried to fool me, said I’d got it all wrong

He said, ‘Baby I’m the good guy, you know that it’s true
I said, ‘The only kind of jam I’m in
Is loving someone like you’
Someone like you
Someone like you
Someone like you

Published by ilanacharnelle

Your postcard from the past; a vintage inspired crooner straight from the heydays of traditional pop.

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