Singalong! Roundup: Valerie by Amy Winehouse

I'm not going to lie, the more I learn about this song, the more confusing I find it. Apparently, it was originally written by a dude in a band named the Zutons whose friend got caught drunk driving. So... I guess that explains it, except I don't really get the "stop making a fool out of me" part. That sounds more like an entitled dude who thought the girl was his and it turns out she wasn't and so he feels he has been made a fool of.

But you know what? It doesn't matter because this song is amazing.


VALERIE
by Amy Winehouse

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
And in my head I paint a picture

Since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie

Did you have to go to jail
Put your house on up for sale, did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn't catch a ten
I hope you find the right man who'll fix it for you
And are you shopping anywhere
Changed the color of your hair, are you busy?
And did you have to pay that fine
That you were dodging all the time, are you still dizzy?

Since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie

Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you're doing
And in my head I paint a picture

Since I've come on home
Well my body's been a mess
And I've missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won't you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie

Why don't you come on over, Valerie?

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