Song Lyric Sunday – 19 September 2021 – Sweet About Me

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the prompt is to find a song that may include, or reference, one of the following: Delightful, Pleasant, Sweet

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

This week I’ve chosen a song by Gabriella Cilmi. You may well have never heard of her! I hadn’t until I started looking for a song to offer this week.

Her surname is of Albanian origin although the family trace their descent to Pallagorio, Italy.  She was born in Dandenong, a Melbourne suburb and moved to London, with her family, at the age of 15.

Her first album, Lessons to Be Learned takes its title from a line in the song that I’m offering this week, Sweet About Me.

This song was the most played song in the United Kingdom during 2009 and Gabriella was only 16 when this was recorded. I do hope that you enjoy it.

Lyrics

You, watching me
Hanging by a string this time
Don’t, easily
The climax of the perfect life
And you, watching me
Hanging by a string this time
Don’t, easily
My smile’s worth a hundred lies

And if there’s lessons to be learned
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so
I’ll tell you something that I’ve found
That the world’s a better place
When it’s upside down, boy

And if there’s lessons to be learned
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so
Oh when you’re playing with desire
Don’t come running to my place
When it burns like fire, boy

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah

Blue, blue, blue waves, they crash
As time goes by so hard to catch
Too, too smooth, ain’t all that
Why don’t you ride on my side of the tracks

And if there’s lessons to be learned
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, so
I’ll tell you something that I’ve found
That the world’s a better place
When it’s upside down, boy

And if there’s lessons to be learned
I’d rather get my jamming words in first, though
When you’re playing with desire
Don’t come running to my place
When it burns like fire, boy

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah
Sweet about me

Ooh, nothing sweet about me, yeah

Ooh, and I oh I ooh
Doo la da da da, la da da da da, la da da da ooh

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Gabriella Cilmi / Nick Coler / Miranda Cooper / Brian Higgins / Timothy Larcombe / Tim Powell

Sweet About Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

36 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 19 September 2021 – Sweet About Me

  1. New to me, too! I enjoyed her sweet voice and sweet lyrics! Thank you, Peter, for introducing me to Gabriella! 🙂
    I click-ed on the link you shared (her name). I hope she did return to music and is singing today!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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