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Sweep the Leg, Jonny

from These Things Take Time by limesix



This is one of three songs left over from the recording sessions that produced the second Limesix album, *Heart Attack High*. It didn't fit thematically or tonally, but it was always a fun one to play live. The title references (of course) the 80s classic The Karate Kid, but the lyrics are from the perspective of someone you know who cares entirely too much about you. We've all had (or been) a friend (or lover) like that, I think. Hopefully it ended well.


You'll never find someone who cares this much about you
I spend all my time just making sure that it's true

Sweep the leg, Jonny. Figure out just what is what

Just the other day I came over right when you called
It's the little things that sometimes mean nothing at all

Sweep the leg, Jonny. I know someday you will deserve it

And only I know what you want, and what you need
The others they don't understand you
That you give them the time of day makes my hair stand on end
And I don't know what to do

I can overlook the many ways you're letting me down
But it's almost the same as if you were watching me drown

Sweep the leg, Jonny. I think you might as well

And if this is the end
I don't have time for it
You know... I only have time for you


from These Things Take Time, released April 17, 2020
production and engineering: matt wright

guitars, vocals: chris rediske
bass: matt wright
drums: bron moyi

Recorded at Park Life studios, sometime in 2012 when the weather was nice.


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Limesix is a rock band, in the 90s tradition. They maybe sound a bit like Portastatic, Yo La Tengo, and Say Hi, hopefully with some sly nods to Prince.

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