I just don't care about the evening news
I never listen to the crack house blues
They say the city is a place to be
I want to dance with Emily

Everybody come around the window shop
I guess they've never seen the moves I got
I want to be with what the people see
I want to dance with Emily

Emily, sweet baby, won't you be my wife?
Cutting me wide open with a kitchen knife
Everybody said that she's under age
Honky tried to shoot her with a seven gauge
Now I got the cookies that your mama sent
I got permission from the government
Someone should mention to the minister
Now I gotta dance with Jennifer

Jenny's got a mouth so full of pigeon's cum
On top a mountain made a bubblegum
Don't understand what all the grief is for
Now I gotta dance with Eleanor

Eleanor, I wonder if we go too slow
Straight down the hatch beneath the streetlights' glow
Baby, when I get you on a Persian rug
That's the kind of movies I've been dreaming of
Ow ow

I tell you something that you think I'd know
I got two tickets to the sold out show
Some of the fellas like to think I'm Greek
I want to love you maybe three days a week
Oh

I just don't care about the evening news
I never listen to the crackhouse blues
I want to be with what the people see
I want to dance with Emily

I want to dance with Emily


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"Emily" as written by Adam Green

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    General Comment"Now I got the cookies that your Momma sent
    I got permission from the government"

    Adolescence in a nutshell. Youth is wasted on the young, but time enjoyed wasting is not wasted.

    NellieWhiskeyon April 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hysterical. adam green is loopy in a good way! i'm still laughing.
    thegirlmostlovelyon March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just watched the video for this song on Mtv2 and i couldnt stop laughing.

    I love "Everybody said that she is underage
    Honky tried to shoot me with a 7 gage"

    makes me smile =)
    instant.karmaon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a typical adam green-song... I love this guy! the melody is soo great ... hence the lines: Emily, sweet baby, won't you be my wife
    Cutting me wide open with a kitchen knife
    just so weird..
    ChubbyPrincesson April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest line: "Some of the fellas like to think I'm Greek"
    Subtle. Good old 'Greek Love.'
    dibleighon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis creates one crazy picture in my mind!
    Good job Mr. Green we salute you!

    *salutes*

    Stay cool
    wasted-timeon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at this gig in London and Adam said that, if he had been a girl, his parents were planning to call him Emily, so dancing with Emily is about wishing not to have been born
    toxicpixieon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wanna love you maybe three days a week
    nice, but who wouldnt want to love adam 3 days a week?!
    roomonfire07on April 28, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are so wrong. As in they are not the right lyrics for this song. I know some of his stuff is non-sensical, but "on top a mountain they'd a bubblegum", really? Anyone who speaks English can hear that it's a mountain MADE OF bubblegum. And don't even get me started on "pidgeon's cum". So so so wrong. Adam Green is hard enough to interpret without all these glaring mistakes. :P
    crocodile_smileon March 20, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"Now I got the cookies that your momma sent
    I got permission from the government"

    What i think is that he means is that he is in jail?

    And the theory about his parent naming him Emelie if he was i girl is intresting.
    Vikforon February 02, 2013   Link

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