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Radio L, side A, track 8: “Everything” by Jody Watley

Jody Watley - EverythingOh, Jody Watley, so great to hear from you again!  Love this song.  Still.  Frankly, listening to it again after a long time, it’s a little surprising.  I always just remember how tough I always thought you were, and this is a much softer version of you.  I like it.

Gotta tell ya, Jody Watley, if I was on the receiving end of this song, I would feel really good about myself right about now.  I mean, getting dumped by you, not surprising.  You’re a tough gal with high standards.  If it were me that had been dating you, I’d be asking myself how the hell that happened in the first place.  So to have you begging for me to come back, to tell me I’m your everything, and to write a kick-ass song about it?  The hardest part about all of it would be to try not to gloat.  Although, if I was the kind of guy to gloat about such things, it sounds like I’m kind of a douchebag and wouldn’t be worth the trouble.

I’d love to tell you how I DID react when a woman let me know she made a mistake in ever letting me go, but that has never happened.  I’m sure you’re shocked, Jody Watley.  I’ve definitely sang a pathetic version of this song to ladies in the past, and I’ve had a few gals who were maybe kinda thinking about taking me back into their arms, but they definitely weren’t telling me I was their everything.  They might have told me I was something.  Not the same thing as their everything, Jody Watley.  Sometimes I was just A thing.  Point being, whoever you’re singing this to must be pretty damn amazing if you’re letting your guard down this much.  Just so we’re clear, this WASN’T about me, correct?

Just checking.

“Everything”

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ohhhhhhhhh

Lately

I feel so all alone

Can’t find the joy

You know
That I’d be with ya now

If I had the choice

I know I hurtcha when I said goodbye

And I don’t know the reason
I ever stopped believin’
I never needed anyone but you
Oh, I was too blind to see
When you belonged to me
You were my everything

Now I’d give anything
To feel the love ya bring
You were my everything

They say time
Can mend a broken heart

And fix you up

But my life
Could never, ever be the same

Without your touch

I know ya still afraid to let me in

And I don’t blame you really
I wouldn’t let ya see me
I took for granted
You would always be there
I was too blind to see
When you belonged to me
You were my everything

Now I’d give anything
To feel the love ya bring
You were my everything

Ohhhh
I know I hurtcha when I said goodbye

And I don’t know the reason
I ever stopped believin’
I never needed anyone but you
Oh
I was too blind to see
When you belonged to me
You were my everything

Yeah
Now I’d give anything
To feel the love ya bring
You were my everything

You were my life

You were my love (you were my everything)

You were my life

Yeah
You were my everything

Ohhhh

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