MEL BLATT | Do Me Wrong

LYRICS:

A-E-I-O-U nothing baby
Long time gone since I've been your lady
All the time that you been away
You never had nothing good to say

Boy when you're with me I'm all fine
When you're gone I can't help thinkin' something's wrong
'Cause in all but spirit I'm alive
But you kill me from a distance
When you're gone

Soon as I'm out of vision I'm out of mind
Won't prove you're the kind of lover
Who reads my shy
Soon as I'm gone I'm out your head
You can call from someone else's bed
Just break anybody's heart instead of mine

First you say you care
Sure baby yeah yeah
By the bullshit that you wear
This ain't a far affair, oh
When you're here with me
It's a sweet reality
But baby when you're gone
I know you do me wrong, oh

Boy I can't help but wonder why
You said that if we weren't together
You would die
Well you started diggin' your own grave
The day I turned around
And saw you look her way

Soon as you're out of vision
You spend your time
Runnin' around pretending you're a single guy
You're runnin' out of lies each day
You find it harder and harder to explain
Stop playing with my heart, it's getting tired

First you say you care
Sure baby yeah yeah
By the bullshit that you wear
This ain't a far affair, oh
When you're here with me
It's a sweet reality
But baby when you're gone
I know you do me wrong, oh

Do me wrong, when I'm gone
Do me wrong... When I'm gone

A-E-I-O-U nothing baby
Long time gone since I've been your lady
All the time that you been away
You never had nothing good to say
I can't see why you think I'm waiting'
Life goes on while you're hesitatin'
Not even a reason why
I'll pack my bags and I'll say goodbye

First you say you care
Sure baby yeah yeah
By the bullshit that you wear
This ain't a far affair, oh
When you're here with me
It's a sweet reality
But baby when you're gone
I know you do me wrong, oh

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Mel Blatt - Do Me Wrong (2003) CD-S, 12''

x Written by Brian Higgins, Lisa Cowling, Melanie Blatt, Miranda Cooper, Niara Scarlett and Xenomania.
Published by Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell and Xenomania.
Produced by Brian Higgins, Jeremy Wheatley and Xenomania.
Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley for 365 Artists.
Additional programming by Yoad Nevo for 365 Artists.

x Do Me Wrong (Rogue Trades radio edit):
remix by Rogue Traders.
Guitars by Shawn Lee.
Backing vocals by Niara Scarlett and Tim Powell.
Keyboards by Brian Higgins, Nick Coler and Tim Powell.

REVIEWS:
x (...) a silvery love-hate ode to some no-good guy who ain't treating our Mel right.
The song merges the robo-r&b sound of the SOS Band with slinky synth pop and throws in some gloriously silly lyrics, "AEIOU nothing, baby / Long time gone since I've been your lady."
Most startling of all, she actually swears! It's oddly pleasing, like watching your toddler beat up a big bully in the playground.
Mel has the potential to be the older-sister figure that all little girls love and the pop star that the indie boys have guilty dreams about. Ian Jones

x (...) Do Me Wrong doesn't really sound like that much of a departure from what we had come to expect from the All Saints, in that it is a catchy slice of pop, boasting slick production values, and a distinctive set of vocals. Slightly more sassier than the breezy Appleton sisters, this is one of those records that sounds ok on a hot Summer's day but, unless you're in love, or yet to break free from the teens, won't be one that appears in too many of the more discerning record collections. Still, it's much better than much of the manufactured pap clogging up the charts at the moment. IndieLondon

x A definite grower, it's a cross between sophisticated pop and R&B, with Mel's distinctive, slightly nasal voice sounding as cool as ever. SholasBoy

LINKS:
x video on YouTube
x Wikipedia page

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