The Intrinsics

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1.
Well he could be the sweetest And he sure knew how to charm Said you were his onliest girl When he held you in his arms But that man he had a bad side And everybody knew Now you're just a fool for love Looks like the joke's on you Shoulda known better With a man like that you should've known Well girl you saw it comin' You knew it from the start You knew that he was trouble So why'd you let him have your heart Now you're lonely and you're cryin' 'Cause that man he could not be true You already knew the punchline But the joke is still on you Shoulda known better With a man like that you should've known Your friends all said he'd do you wrong So when the truth came out it was all one big "I told you so, you have nothing to complain about" Woo! But that man he had a bad side And everybody knew You already knew the punchline But the joke is still on you Shoulda known better With a man like that you should've known Shoulda known better With a man like that you should've known Shoulda known better With a man like that you should've known
2.
Baby it's no secret That I'm all for your love Baby you're my weakness And you're all I'm thinking of Well, God knows how hard I've tried How hard I've tried to make you mine But I'm getting pretty tired baby (oh, I'm getting pretty tired) So it's up to you this time Oh I don't want to rush you baby But we've only got so long Say the word and I'm yours baby You know you can do know wrong So, make your move And make it soon Don't just leave me waiting like a fool If you don't act now Your time is through So I'm telling you right now to make you move Hey, hey, hey I'm getting sick Of playing all your silly games Well I guess I'm just a loser, baby If I gotta wait another day It's just I wanna kiss you 'neath the moon and stars And hold you so tightly in my arms And baby if your wish is just the same You're the only one to blame So, make your move And make it soon Don't just leave me hanging like a fool If you don't act now Your time is through So I'm telling you right now to make you move And make it soon Don't just leave me waiting like a fool If you don't act now Your time is through So I'm telling you right now to make your Telling you right now to make your I'm telling you right now to make your I'm telling you right now to make your Telling you right now to make your move
3.
I don't wanna lose you baby So why you make it so hard to hold on? You always say, I'm crazy Today I'm right and then tomorrow I'm wrong But I can't help the feeling that maybe You wish my legs were just a little more long Well if you don't wanna be my lover I'll have another by the end of this song You gotta specify Specify what you like Ooh baby, you gotta recognize You're not the only guy And tomorrow baby, I'm going with the next in line I thought that you were cool, oh baby In your Cadillac car like a king But I was just a fool, or lazy To think I wasn't just another of your things Well I don't wanna be your lady If all you wanted me to do is sing 'Cause there's another boy on the corner And I think I'm gonna give him a ring You gotta specify Specify what you like Ooh baby, you gotta recognize You're not the only guy And tomorrow baby, I'm going with the next in line Baby, I love you But you got me working overtime Tell me, do you love me 'Cause I'm not yours unless you really are mine I gotta say it over and over and over and over You gotta specify Specify what you like Ooh baby, you gotta recognize You're not the only guy And tomorrow baby, I'm going with the next in line
4.
Every morning at half past ten When I come knocking at your back door I catch myself dreaming 'bout some day when Our love won't have to be a secret no more 'Cause I'd be lyin' if I told you That he could love you like I do, yeah That man of yours, someday he'll be long gone And I'll be the one you're sleeping next to 'Cause our love is off the record Strictly off the record it's true Yes our love is off the record Girl, I won't let 'em get the scoop on you Yeah I know you got a man at home You tell me that his love is real You made it clear that I'm the other guy Our love's a secret that I can't reveal But I wanna scream I wanna shout I wanna tell the whole world, yes I do now, honey You say our love's a secret for the classifieds But to me girl, it's front-page news And if someone comes askin' about our love Wondrin' where, or when, or who Don't worry babe, I won't give my name I'll just be somebody close to you 'Cause our love is off the record Strictly off the record it's true Yes our love is off the record Girl I won't let 'em get the scoop on you Stop the presses! Hey - ey - hey - yeah Yeah Wait a minute Ooh, ooh, ooh And if someone comes askin' about our love Wondrin' where, or when, or who Don't worry babe, I won't give my name I'll just be somebody close to you Some day our love will be on the record At least that's what I'm hopin' for Until our love is on the record I'll just keep knockin' on your back door I'll just keep knock, knock, knockin' (knock, knock, knock) Knock, knock, knockin' (knock, knock, knock) Knockin' on your back door I'll just keep knock, knock, knockin' (knock, knock, knock) Knock, knock, knockin' (knock, knock, knock) Knockin' on your back door Come on baby yeah (knock, knock, knock) Knock, knock, knockin' Knockin' on your back door
5.
03:48
I feel your hands closing, clenched around my throat. Yeah your love’s been strangling me, and I’m now ‘bout to choke. You been abusin’ and bruisin’ my ego for too long Since I been bluesin’ I’ll cruise in and put it to you in a song Baby, I heard you, it hurts you to find out But I swear it’s fair. And it’s time I let you know You say don’t go But I answer no—ohhh I’m steppin’ out. Soon as I stepped outside I knew it ain’t the same. Sun gleamin’, chin up, smile beamin’—it’s a lovely day. When we were foolin’ it was gruelin’, felt trapped in a tiny cage, But now your lies unspoolin’ and I’m coolin’ off, heels up, far away Through all our screw-ups, so rough, I stayed tough, blew up inside Used to feel used up, now I’m juiced up and mighty fine, yeah Our love’s been kicked out, back on the scene quick, with my clique now So please don’t rock that slick pout, we both knew it wouldn't work out Baby, I heard you, it hurts you to find out But I swear it’s fair. And it’s time I let you know You say don’t go But I answer no—ohhh I’m steppin’ out.
6.
I ain't got no car Ain't got no fancy shoes I ain't got no limousine Don't got no Jimmy Choos I ain't got no Hennessy Don't got no cheech and chong But baby, baby I won't do you wrong I ain't got no rubber bands Ain't got no Louis V I ain't those flashy chains Ain't rockin' Versace, nice! I ain't got no platinum card Don't got that golden ring But baby, baby Yeah I'mma do my thang 'Cause what I got? (yeah, yeah) I ain't got nothing (nah, nah) What I got? (yeah, yeah) I ain't got nothing (nah, nah) (6x) Ain't got nothing but love I ain't no time to spend No Rolie on my arm I don't eat no fancy meal Don't got no caviar 'Cause I ain't got no platinum card Don't got that golden ring But baby, baby I'mma do my thang 'Cause what I got? (yeah, yeah) I ain't got nothing (nah, nah) What I got? (yeah, yeah) I ain't got nothing (nah, nah) (2x) Ain't got nothing but love
7.
03:47
Rumpshaker tell me what is your name? Rumpshaker, tell me what is your name? The way you shake it You know you drive a man insane Rumpshaker, I like the way you do that thing Ohh, rumpshaker, no no, I like the way you do that thing Got me spendin’ all my money Tryna buy the girl a diamond ring See, I went on down to a spot I know Down by the Union Hall Kinda spot where they love to dance Packed from wall to wall I saw this girl, dancing alone I damn near lost my mind When she got to shakin’ that ass Switchin’ from side to side Ohhh, rumpshaker, no no no, why you gotta be so cruel? When you get goin' and go and do that thang now honey You make a man act a fool She looked at me and said Oh no! Boy you better slow your roll I know you been watchin’ me, Dancin up on the wall But if you want to know my name, You know you don’t stand a chance Unless you get up on the floor And you start your feet to dance Rumpshaker, no no no, why you gotta be so cruel? The way you shake it, You make a man act a fool Tell 'em
8.
When you're down I'll pick you back up I'll give you coffee, girl Right in your cup I'll give you shelter Shelter from the storm When it's cold outside I'll keep you warm I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) Yes, I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) Yeah, I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) But I bet you ain't never, never, never Had a love like that I'll be your lightbulb Late at night When you're wrong I'll make you feel alright I'll be there in the morning Like an early rain And I'll be there in the evening, baby Like a midnight train Yeah, I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) Yeah, I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) Yeah, I'll give you this love (And I'll give it right back) But I bet you ain't never, never, never Had a love like that Late at night When you're all alone I'll call you up On your telephone And I'll say Ooooooh, baby do you hear me 'Cause I need to know now 'Cause I need to know Baby do you love me? Do you care? Oh, do you love me, girl? Do you care? Just a little bit louder? 'Cause I need to know 'Cause I need to know 'Cause I need to know!
9.
04:59
You think I don’t hear The back door slam closed Every time I’m A little early Comin’ home You think I don’t see Your eyes watchin’ him Oh, but darlin’ I got eyes Of my own Talkin’ in whispers soft and low Late at night on your telephone But I go on pretending Just to keep you at home 'Cause I’d rather be your fool Than be alone Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Well I know a man Has gotta maintain his pride Oh but pride don’t mean nothin’, no, no no Without you by my side And if you don’t love me, oooh I’ll take what I can Cause baby who am I, who am I? If I ain’t your man? I know, oh, what I ought to do Leave you behind, and find somebody new Oh, oh, but it ain’t so easy Being on your own 'Cause I’d rather be your fool Than be alone Yes I would, now honey, no I don't wanna be alone I said I don't wanna be alone, no, no No, no, no, no, no No, I don't wanna be alone now honey, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no Oh, why'd you have to? I said-a why'd you have to? Oh, why'd you have to go? Ooooh! Why'd you have to go? Oh, I don't wanna, I don't wanna, I don't wanna be alone, no! Why'd you have to go? Go, no Why'd you have to go? I said-a why'd you have to go? Why'd you have to go? No, no Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

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The eponymous debut for Boston-based soul band, The Intrinsics. Inspired by the sweet sounds of Memphis, New Orleans, Detroit, and Muscle Shoals, The Intrinsics bring soul to audiences around Boston and the Northeast.

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released March 10, 2016

Shoulda Known Better—Music and Lyrics by Ethan Simon and Rachel Horn
Make Your Move—Music and Lyrics by Alex Graff
Going with the Next in Line—Music and Lyrics by Tree Palmedo
Off the Record—Music and Lyrics by Ethan Simon and Rachel Horn
Stepping Out—Music and Lyrics by Ben Sobel
Ain't Got Nothing—Music and Lyrics by John Tournas and Ethan Simon
Rumpshaker—Music and Lyrics by Ethan Simon
Love Like That—Music and Lyrics by Ethan Simon
Be Your Fool—Music Lyrics by Ethan Simon


Jeremy Sabath: Vocals and Trombone
Nadia Urrea: Vocals
Tree Palmedo: Trumpet, Handclaps
Ben Sobel: Tenor Saxophone
John Bass Tournas: Baritone and Alto Saxophones
Alex Graff: Guitar, Handclaps
Ethan Simon: Keyboards, Bandleader
Jonathan Elyashiv: Bass Guitar, Handclaps
Matt Gold: Drums and Tambourine

And on "Shoulda Known Better" and "Off the Record"
Jordan Lagana: Bass Guitar
Max Seiss: Tambourine and Aux Percussion

All songs recorded at The Soul Shop in Medford, MA and engineered and mixed by Elio DeLuca except for "Shoulda Known Better" and "Off the Record," which were recorded at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA and engineered and mixed by Matt Beaudoin. Production: The Intrinsics and Elio DeLuca. Mastering: TW Walsh.

The Intrinsics would like to thank Rachel Horn and the Lowell House security staff.

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The Intrinsics are a soul/R&B band based on the campus of Harvard University. Founded in September 2013, we aim to bring the sweet sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Detroit, and New Orleans to audiences in the Boston area. Dancing is obligatory.

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