GIRLS ALOUD | Black Jacks

LYRICS:

Oh there's something that I want to say to you
And jumping in your face just wouldn't do
'Cos summer in the sun don't pay
And sure if crazy's what you feel
Then tell a soul
Here's something on your plate
Still getting cold
Well ain't that just a crying shame

It's hard having fun
When you can't see the sun anymore
Wasting my time out at sea
When you're following me to the door
It's hard having fun
When you can't see the sun anyway
Wasting my time out at sea
When you're following all the way

There's blackjacks running down my back
And I said "stop!" 'cos I love you baby,
I fight hard and blue, with you
When I'm down and I say
There's blackjacks running down my back
And I said "stop!" 'cos I love you baby,
I fight hard and blue, with you
'Cos you drive me crazy

New York nothing, come and get stuck in
Won't you come rocking, 'cos I gotta feel,
When your beep-beeps get it
Crazy don't sweat it
Honey just forget it if you keep it real

There's blackjacks running down my back
And I said "stop!" 'cos I love you baby,
I fight hard and blue, with you
When I'm down and I say
There's blackjacks running down my back
And I said "stop!" 'cos I love you baby,
I fight hard and blue, with you
'Cos you drive me crazy

Teacher didn't you know
I'm getting into the boat
These boots are making me slow
Ain't you going too fast!
The future's selling the past
You keep on telling me so.

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Tangled Up (2007)

x Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Nick Coler and Lisa Cowling.
Produced by Brian Higgins and Xenomania.
Keyboards and Programming: Tim Powell, Brian Higgins and Nick Coler.
Guitar: Nick Coler.
Mixed by Tim Powell and Brian Higgins.
Mastering engineer: Dick Beetham for 360 Mastering
Published by Warner Chappell/Xenomania

REVIEWS:
x 'Black Jacks' could be one of the finest, well-crafted Girls Aloud songs yet. It has an absorbing melody matched by a huge chorus and Nadine shines. Stuart McCaighy

x The intensity is dialed down a bit, but there's no mistaking this for anything other than a Girls Aloud song. That said, there's a few melodic turns in "Black Jacks" that remind me a little bit of Oasis, but I guess I shouldn't be so surprised. After all, though there's some pretty obvious differences between the two, they both specialize in producing unstoppable hook machines that scramble sentimental cliches and total nonsense into inscrutable lyrics that somehow make sense in the context of a gigantic chorus. Matthew Perpetua

x 'Black Jacks' is the closest you will get to 'Biology' on the new Girls Aloud album. In all honesty it doesn't sound a lot like 'Biology' but the chorus is an enormous drum-led Nadine-a-thon. (...) There is some cheerleading chanting on this song. Amazing. Popjustice

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