The things I like about you
The way you do what you do
The things i like about you
God n the devil alone could not have made you up

Two must have worked as one together
So good just want to eat you up
Let me like the real thing
Lick your sticky fingers boy and sing for your dinner sing

Come on pretty baby make me lose my mind
Everybody get together gonna make love shine

Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby shake me like a monkey
Forever I'm yours

I can't stop thinking about you
yeah yeah yeah
why would i want to
I like coffee with toast and jelly
But I'd rather be licking from your back to your belly
I think I'm going to

Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby shake me like a monkey
Forever I'm yours

Cigarettes and coffee broken heart and being lonely little girls
And ponies are the things that go together
Yes and no you have to choose romeo and juliet the hangman and his noose
You and me would go together

Kiss Kiss make a wish
Hope that it comes true
But I ain't waiting for the world to change
Gonna change the world for you

Come on pretty baby make you lose your mind
Everybody get together gonna make love shine

Do you know what it is to feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby shake me like a monkey
Forever I'm yours


Lyrics submitted by MidwestDrummer, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +5
    General Comment"But I ain't waiting for the world to change
    Gonna change the world for you"

    Yeah. Suck it John Mayer.
    009on July 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMmm, very groovy Too Much-esque funk to this tune. I love it!
    MidwestDrummeron May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song. I'm really enjoying all of the new songs off Big Whiskey. This song is cleary about love which is a very common theme for Dave.
    shumster1on May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is incredible, it is very rare for such an upbeat funky love song...but dave hit the nail right on the head!
    Pierre10on May 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is kickass. I love the beat and how it makes you want to rock out. Its so rock yet the instruments are balanced so beautifully it really is a piece of art!

    I like coffee with toast and jelly
    but I'd rather be licking you from your back to your belly

    LOVE THAT PART!!!!
    AlexDeadHeadon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part with romeo and juliet, sounds like that water song from blue october (not sure of the name). anyways, i really dont like that part after hearing the other song, but the rest of the album sounds pretty good so far
    twostepon May 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust listened to this on pandora, and it's an amazing song...common theme with dave but new sound and almost feels like a different approach to it. love it.
    youthrillmeon May 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first song leaked to the public from Big Whiskey, I think. I remember a couple of months ago seeing a YouTube video of a few fans getting to listen to a track from the new album in studio. I think they played them Grux and Shake Me Like a Monkey. Anyway, it's an AMAZING song. I think it's my favorite track off the new album.
    cityondown78on June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgain about sex. But it's upbeat and exciting and I just love it.
    Clearly.
    trn3ngoon August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAt the amazing Hershey Park show (7/24/09), Dave said that this song was about masturbating uncontrollably and "monkey" was a reference to his penis.
    seanboy88on November 11, 2009   Link

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