You Can't Take It Away From Me

03:51
Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

Recorded in Jeff's living room.  The backup singers are Dave, Jeff, Al Darago (writer of "Let It Go"), Al III, and Al III's friend.

 

 Jeff: This is the oldest original song that we do (pre-dating FFN by about two years).  The reason that it's still around is only slightly due to Dave's insistence, but it is mainly because this was the first of my songs that my best friend (Dave's cousin) sang back to me.  I must say that because I wrote the song (which is not necessarily my favorite original), so I should know the truth.  I will say that out of all the versions we've done so far, this one is my favorite.

 

Lyrics

You Can’t Take It Away From Me

 

Well, I do what I want

Any time I please

`Cause people like to talk

And people like to tease

Rock `n’ roll and good times

Well, they don’t come for free

But when the evening rolls around

Hey, I’m a sight to see

 

No, no, no…you can’t take it away from me

You can’t take it away from me

If I want to stay out `til two or three

You know, you can’t take it away from me

 

`Cause I stay out late

Go from bar to bar

I don’t care if my buddy doesn’t drink

He can drive my car

I’ll be in the back room with Sally now

Gettin’ the love I need

Then I’ll take in a nudie show

And walk away with sweet Darlene

 

Hmm, you can’t take it away from me

No, you can’t take it away from me

If I wanna hang `round Baltimore Street

You know, you can’t take it away from me

 

Drugs don’t do nothing

Don’t need a needle in my arm

`Cause I get high around the ladies

That’s when I start layin’ down the charm

 

Wo-o wo-o!

 

You can’t take it away from me

Yeah, you can’t take it away from me

When I start drinkin’, you know I can’t see

But you can’t take it away from me

 

Turn the music up loud

Let me set the mood for the night

Just a bottle of Jack

Will make this boy feel alright

I don’t need somebody

Tellin’ me to let it be

Been hurt too many times before

And this time, you won’t take it away from me

 

`Cause I do what I want…