"Every Thug Needs A Lady" as written by and Daniel Michael Andriano Derek R Grant....
I know it's dark here, you know what I'm scared too
For some reason right now, of everything but you
And right now you're all that I recognize
You know I came here when I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I wait here and sometimes I get one

And it's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all that I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on

You know it starts here, outside waiting in the cold
Kiss me once in the snow I swear it never gets old
And I will promise you I can make it warmer next year
You know I came here because I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I stay here, and everyday I get one

And it's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all that I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on
For on and on and on

So go plug in your electric blanket
We can stay in 'til our southern summer wedding day
Go plug in your electric blanket, we can stay here


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"Every Thug Needs a Lady" as written by Derek Grant Daniel Andriano

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    Song MeaningUp on the Sun: I absolutely love the song and the title "Every Thug Needs a Lady." What's the story behind that name?

    Dan: That's actually a hip hop song by...oh this is embarrassing, I can't remember his name. Anyway, the story behind that title was one night my wife and I were sitting around listening to music and getting weird. I think there was a lot of booze involved and we were listening to that hip hop song and having a laugh. It was a good night for us. When I wrote that song about her, I just kinda stole that...oh, it was Ja Rule! Sorry, I was trying to think of the dude. It was a lyric in a Ja Rule song and it's pretty horrible, but we were laughing and dancing and getting weird. When I wrote that song that's why I threw that title on there.

    blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2011/07/…
    Scarebear146on September 10, 2013   Link
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    General Commentfavorite song on good mourning.. dan wrote this around xmas time in 2001 i think, and sung it for the first time at a very milky christmas 5 where he did a solo set
    LastPerfectSundayon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSuch a sweet song. The contrasting title makes me laugh.
    stupidfuckingkidon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song isnt about death at all.. its about where dan is in his life right now its a love song.. he is happily married and way happier than on past albums. as he said he is expressing his new found happiness while matt is "still just as evil"
    wow a sweet love song by alk3.. who knew?
    queenofpain7on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Alkaline Trio songs. It's so sweet and it's defintley about his wife because I have a version of the first time he played it at a very mily christmas or whatever, and he said it was for his lady. Very cute, aw. But yeah, I love these lyrics they're so great when you can understand where he's coming from with them/ :D
    CaughtInTheSun14on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my Favorite songs, Its so sweet I love it... And I think I like Dans voice more.. but Im not completely sure on that. I just love Alkaline Trio. Good Mourning is Awesome.
    PeZQuEeNon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like Song for Sunshine [Dan's version.] better. Especially when he says "Baby, kiss me in the snow." instead of "Kiss me once in the snow."
    thick black glasseson July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYea, one of the only "super love songs" that I really like. I love Dan's voice, and I can't pick a better one...I just think Dan and Matt's compliment each other perfectly. Title rocks, song rocks, Dan rocks. And yea, I remember him saying that it's the first time in while that he and Matt have been feeling totally seperate emotions while writing an album.
    SavestheWeezon May 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentk this song is so freaking sweet it makes me wanna die... of a sugar high!!!!!!!!! (in a GOOD WAY.) get it? sweet....... sugar........ sugar high....... overdose.......... death

    that was a way to put it wasn't it
    lonely_liveron May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...It's different to me compared to other Alkaline Trio songs. It's really sweet. I agree with SavesTheWeez about Matt and Dan's voices. They really do compliment each other... :)
    thepsychooneon June 15, 2004   Link

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