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  1. The Boy You Loved

From the recording Out Late

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Diana Di Gioia guitar, vocals
Keith Leon guitar
Jim Ames bass
Dylan Vaughn drums






Lyrics

The Boy You Loved

Words & Music by Diana Di Gioia

I was gonna be the boy you loved
I was gonna be the boy you had to have
The back street bad boy who played guitar
In a leather jacket, in a smoky bar
That boy was gonna be me, the boy you loved

I was that hero, searching for my Queen
She’d know me when she’d see me
And we’d make the scene
In hi top sneakers and low slung jeans
We’d dance the E Street Shuffle
Me and Queenie, together we’d make the scene

Boys get to be Boys
And girls they’ll have to wait
The Gender Cops
They make the rules
It’s a patriarchal twist of fate


Them boys were the ones
Who’d stay out late at night
They’d shine their bedroom eyes,
she’d go, without a fight
It was my turn to be that boy
I’d feel the freedom
Steal the joy
And me and Queenie we’d roar off in my Thunder Bird

Sexy Sadie won’t you be my Girl?
And you can share my ticket
To the Underworld
‘Cause boys can take that ride for free
And baby, you’ll a’company me
Sadie, won’t you be my all night Girl?

Chorus

I’m a gonna be the boy you love
And you can be the girl who helps me rise above
The hurts that took my spirit down
And poured my soul out on the ground
A boy like me, made new, in love with you

I was gonna be the boy you loved
I was gonna be the boy you had to have
The back street bad boy who played guitar
In a leather jacket, in a smoky bar
That boy was gonna be me, the boy you loved

I was gonna be the boy you loved
I was gonna be the boy you loved
I was gonna be the boy you loved
I was gonna be the boy you loved