I wanna talk to you

The last time we talked, Mr. Smith
You reduced me to tears
I promise you, it won't happen again

Do I attract you?
Do I repulse you with my queasy smile?
Am I too dirty?
Am I too flirty?
Do I like what you like?

I could be wholesome
I could be loathsome
I guess I'm a little bit shy
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me without making me try?

I try to be like Grace Kelly (mmh)
But all her looks were too sad (ahh)
So I tried a little Freddie (mmh)
I've gone identity mad

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door

(Getting angry doesn't solve anything)

How can I help it?
How can I help it?
How can I help what you think?
Hello, my baby
Hello, my baby
Putting my life on my brink
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like yourself?
Should I bend over?
Should I look older just to be put on your shelf?

I try to be like Grace Kelly (mmh)
But all her looks were too sad (ahh)
So I tried a little Freddie (mmh)
I've gone identity mad

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Walk out the door

Say what you want to satisfy yourself, hey
But you only want what everybody else says you should want
You want

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Walk out the door

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Walk out the door, ooh

Humphrey, we're leaving

Ka-ching


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Grace Kelly Lyrics as written by John Merchant Jodi Marr

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  • +7
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    From what i have heard, Mika wrote this song because he was annoyed that different record labels wanted him to sound to be more like the stereotypical pop style. Ironically, a year later it was after hearing this song that he was signed onto a record label.

    Very catchy song :D

    Andy!on January 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    I think this is Mika is showing how he is different like grace kelly was different and he wants people to realise he is no streotype.

    an awsome song!

    LOOKHEREon February 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    I think it's quite obvious that he's tried "a little Freddie" ;)

    My fave song by Mika... just the right touch of Queen influence without losing his own style.

    dearnesson August 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    An explosion of positive energy. Simply beautiful!

    Keinahoraon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    last time we talked mr. smith you reduced me to tears

    whedonist21on November 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Completely agree with the opinion above. It reminds me of a great TV show - The Pretender, lol. :D

    -ok-on January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This makes me so happy. Adding it to my myspace....NOW.

    Splodger06on January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song. The style reminds me a lot of Queen. Anyone else think so?

    Skiba_is_godon January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song! He has a very cool style, ive just ordered the debut album definatley a great song that has a positive feel about it!! xxxxx

    musicismylife90on January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    I think it's like a mixture of Queen and Scissor Sisters - definitely love it though! The Freddie reference definitely ups the Queen link.

    Bijou79on January 13, 2007   Link

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