"That Old Pair of Jeans" as written by Lateef Kenneth Daumont, Norman Cook, Kevin Kelly and Labi Siffre....
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

All you used to do was put me down
But I found a way to pick myself up off the ground
And all you used to do was criticize me
But now I found the good and I emphasise, ya see

You would always get so sensitive
And try to turn your transgressions into my guiltiness
But now I'm certain of the way I live
And what I'm responsible for in this twisted game

And it's such a shame
That you try to make pain
Another word for my name
Whether giving or receiving
It's one the same
Just one more link
In your long-ass chain
But it's time to break
This frame and my strengthful will
Time to jump off this negative cycle we've built
Gave my heart
But my self-respection you won't steal
Now it's time to let ya know if you can hear me feel me

Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

So I asked my mama for her two cents
And then I asked my little sister and I asked my friend
Then I asked my papa once and I asked him again
Came two little consensus from all them opinions
That life is too short to be unhappy
And since I know what I'm worth there'll be no settling for dirt
Knowing what I deserve is gold
If I want diamonds then I can't settle for coal

Maybe I was just too strong to let go
Maybe I was just too weak to let it show
Maybe I was just too stubborn to say "No"
But whatever the case I can't take it no more

Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah
Ah, ah ah, ah ah ah, ahhhh ah ah, ah ah ah

Sometimes I think maybe we'll patch it all up
Like a favourite pair of jeans that you won't give up on
Or maybe one of these arguments will make up
And start again like when we started this up
Back when everything was fresh
And every moment a blessing
I'd laugh at all of your jokes
You'd listen to my suggestions
One mind, one soul,
With common decimation
Now we can't help but fight over the direction


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"That Old Pair of Jeans" as written by Labi Siffre Kevin Kelly

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    General Commentwhat are the lyrics with a womang singing near the end of the song? something like "give me back - you've got to. . ."??
    try2imaginethison July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt looks like these lyrics are missing a verse, between the lines "Now it's time to let ya go if you can't heal or fill me now" and "Sometimes I think maybe we'll patch it all up":

    So I asked my momma for her two cents
    And then I asked my little sister and I asked my friend
    Then I asked my poppa once and I asked him again
    Came to a little consensus from all them opinions
    That life is too short to be unhappy
    And since I know what I'm worth there'll be no settling for dirt
    Knowing what I deserve is gold
    If I want diamonds then I can't settle for coal

    Maybe I was just too strong to let go
    Maybe I was just too weak to let it show
    Maybe I was just too stubborn to say "No"
    But whatever the case I can't take it no more

    try2imaginethis, Fatboy Slim did this song on Letterman the other night and it was a lot easier to discern that the backing singers were saying "You've got to slow down". In the album version it sounds like a mix of that and "You've got to *get* down".
    JohnnySkidmarkon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you JohnnySkidmark! I thought I heard "Don't let 'em go/get by" after the "You've got to slow/get down part" now that I was thinking about the slow down part.
    Try2Imagineon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe last verse is perfection. i think its about two people who are both too stubborn to stop the fighting. maybe theyre both too immature to shut up and make it work. he hopes they will recover from it all one day and start over. its a good song .. imo to end a relationship on..
    lemona9on September 27, 2008   Link

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