I get a rise
Out of people who come
In walking sideways
I have to ask 'em nicely
What do I get from the hand?
If an empty platter is there

(Throw out your non-reaction)

Smile and tease
Then laugh in my face
Subtlety for two
Say you want a little
Say you want a little
So now you taken all thats mine
Is there anything for you?
Say you want a little
Say you want a little

I realize
Your position is phoney
Why you trying to get me
Is something wrong With my way
Offer up the world to me
Only empty platter is there

All this love came out a walking
Although black and blue
Say you want a little
Say you want a little
Cause Ive been taken for a ride
But now its coming back to you
Say you want a little
Say you want a little

Smile and tease
Then laugh in my face
Subtlety for two
Say you want a little
Say you want a little
All this love came out a walking
Although black and blue
say you want a little
say you want a little

What do I get from the hand
If and empty platter is there?


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    My InterpretationLyrics are wrong. Corrected lyrics as follows, from the book:

    I get a rise out of people who come
    in walkin' sideways
    I have to ask 'em nicely
    What do I get from the hand
    With an empty platter, exactly?

    Proactive, not reactive

    Smiling teeth in a laughing mouth is
    Subtlety for two
    Say you want a little
    Say you want a little

    'Cause now you think the world is mine
    But is there anything for you?
    Say you want a little
    Say you want a little

    I realize your position is phony
    While you try to guide me
    There's something wrong with my way
    Offer up the world to me
    On an empty platter, exactly.

    Proactive, not reactive

    All this muck and more walking
    All the black and blue
    Say you want a little
    Say you want a little

    'Cause I've been taken for a ride and now it's
    Comin' back to you.
    Say you want a little
    say you want a little

    Proactive, not reactive.

    Smiling teeth in a laughing mouth is
    Subtlety for two
    Say you want a little
    Say you want a little

    All this muck and mire walking
    All the black and blue
    Say you want a little
    Say you want a little

    What do I get from the hand
    With an empty platter, exactly?
    inennuion May 02, 2009   Link

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