Tell me why you gotta look at me that way
You know what it does to me
So baby, what you tryna say?
Lately, all I want is you on top of me
You know where your hands should be
So baby, won't you come show me?
I got you, I got you dreamin'
You close your eyes and you're screamin'
Play with your mind for no reason
I know you love how I tease it
You know that I'm playin', so don't be mistaken
You already know what I'm thinkin', boy
Oh, why'd you have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you, ah
Why must you make me laugh so much?
It's bad enough we get along so well
Just say goodnight and go
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Just say goodnight and go
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Just say goodnight and go
One of these days
You'll miss your train and come stay with me
(It's always say goodnight and go)
We'll have drinks and talk about things
And any excuse to stay awake with you
And you'd sleep here, and I'd sleep there
But then the heating may be down again
(At my convenience)
We'd be good, we'd be great together
Why'd you have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you, ah
Why must you make me laugh so much?
It's bad enough we get along so well
Just say goodnight and go
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Just say goodnight and go
(I know how you want it, baby, just like this
Know you're thinking' 'bout it, baby, just one kiss
While you're lookin' at 'em, baby, read my lips
I know what you want, but you can't have this)
Want to say goodnight
Want to say goodnight and go
Want to say goodnight
Baby, say goodnight and go
Want to say goodnight
Say goodnight and go


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  • +4
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    Does anyone else get a stalking vibe from this song?

    "Follow you home, you've got your headphones on and you're dancing Got lucky, beautiful shot you taking everything off watch the curtains wide open Then you fall in the same routine flicking through the TV relaxed and reclining And you think your alone..."

    She follows him home, watches him take his clothes off and relax watching TV through the open curtains. She knows his routine, like she does this on a regular basis. And he thinks he's alone. Just just what I got from it. Great song, even if it is about a stalker.

    bmp0f5on October 05, 2005   Link
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    This is what I think it means, due to the fact I relate it to it. I think it's about a girl who likes a guy but the guy is in a commited relationship, and even though she tries to stay away she can't help but to go to him more and more which it's why it's bad they get along so well. That's why I think when she says "Say goodnight and go" he says goodnight to her and goes to his girlfriend. That's just what I think...because that's the situation I'm in.

    Zephieon September 14, 2011   Link
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    I just played this song for a girl I've recently started talking to just because she seemed like the Imogen Heap liking type. At the exact moment I made her listen to it I realized why the song seemed to be a little "cooler" than it normally is, y'know?Like its narrating the tension and the thoughts between us.

    Which is bullshit, and I am depressed now because of it.

    Blackmofasa9on February 17, 2008   Link
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    Why d'ya have to be so cute? It's impossible to ignore you Must you make me laugh so much It's bad enough we get along so well Say goodnight and go

    ^^ i love that part.. its like everyone thinks of that one specail person when she sings it.. everyone can relate =D

    grkanna19on May 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is really sweet. I cant wait to fall in love!!! The lyrics paint such a beautiful picture of love that I can manage to feel what the artist feels when I hear this song and when I sing it!

    Megnificenton June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    hmm... What do I think about this song? ... one word comes to mind. Crazy? Agree? ... absolutely not romantic or cute. "You'll sleep here, I'll sleep there, But then the heating may be down again, At my convenience. (creepy voice) We'd be good, we'd be great together." Earlier on in the song, Miss. Heap states that she is starring through a window. This is called a peeping Tom, and is quite illegal. "Got lucky, beautiful shot; you're taking everything off, watch the curtains wide open... And you think you're alone..." Ya, this is definetely a healthy, romantic relationship.

    melanieBEANon November 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    This chorus is so simple but rings truer than 99% of the songs out there. Its so great because ppl can relate so well to the ideas/feeling being conveyed. The music/harmony + lyrics just paint such a vivid picture. I think its about being blindsided by your feelings for someone who, for whatever reason, is unattainable. I know im not alone if feeling it matches my situation perfectly.I have fallen so hard for a good friend of mine, but she is dating another friend. Everything about her is intoxicating, I can't help but smile every time she talks to me. We are so similar and get along effortlessly, but at the end of the day its not my place to tell her.....(for now):)

    Music5kon September 07, 2010   Link
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    I agree with everything that's been said about this being a stalker situation.

    There seems to be a push-pull theme in a few of her songs when it comes to attraction (for example, also in The Walk). She likes this guy, but at the same time she really doesn't want to. She says "it's bad enough we get along so well." And "say goodnight and go" sounds like it could mean that's what they always do, say goodnight and go their separate ways, OR she's asking him to say goodnight and go because she really doesn't want to like him as much as she does and she wants him to go away..

    It's almost like she prefers the day-dream version of him to the real him. And maybe she prefers to stalk him outside his window because it keeps him comfortably at arms' length...she doesn't really want a real relationship with the real person maybe...

    RoundRobinon March 07, 2011   Link
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    So many people totally missed the mark, just thinking "it's such a cute song" and I think that they totally underestimate the clever way this song was done. It's a sort of love song, but, as many have pointed out, it grows progressively more into an unhealthy obsession. I don't think she was trying to make any big statement, but it's just her having a little fun. I know this song makes me laugh when I think about it.

    HereticBassiston June 07, 2011   Link
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    Cute song. Heard it on the OC. when someone just gets you....every time

    IAppreciateJesseon March 20, 2005   Link

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