Song of the Day #2,114: ‘Scarlet Fever’ – Cee Lo Green

ceelo_ladykillerIt’s extremely rare that Random Weekends turn up a song that I have never heard before. Such is the case with today’s track, a bonus cut from Cee Lo Green’s 2010 album The Lady Killer.

I got this album for free through some sort of mail-in offer, so I was never all that inspired to listen to it.

I’m a huge fan of the profane smash hit ‘Fuck You,’ which I had purchased as a single before owning the album, and I also like the ‘Billie Jean’-esque ‘Bright Lights Bigger City,’ the album’s second cut.

But I guess I never made is past track three, let alone to the bonus tracks nestled at the end of the record, so ‘Scarlet Fever’ is brand-new to me.

It’s a little Prince, a little Stevie Wonder… which I guess you could say about Cee Lo Green in general. I like it.

Chorus
I’m afraid of Scarlet because
I’m fallin’ in love
and I am not ready to die
Scarlet fever is killing me

she’s a sophisticated lady
it’s that easy to explain
her name is Scarlet
but I’m not sure about who we are yet

and I find it very hard to fight
I mean this woman seems to do every single thing so right
international woman, she has seen a time or two
knock knock who is it, oh hi Scarlet how nice of you to visit

She’s an interesting character in a movie about me
me and Scarlet, Scarlet fever, which one should I call it

and things that I have not said she hears
then she just does something to me and then disappears

chorus x2
I’m afraid of Scarlet because
I’m fallin’ in love
and I am not ready to die
Scarlet fever is killing me

such a special love
feels like fire every time I touch her
it’s Scarlet fever, and I’m not ashamed to say that I need her
it’s the sweetest sickness that I have ever known
I think I love her, I just hope that I don’t cry because of her

and I noticed that every time she came
it’s amazing how she never ever looks the same
and I know you know, I know you do
because you are just too good to be true

chorus x2
I’m afraid of Scarlet because
I’m fallin’ in love
and I am not ready to die
Scarlet fever is killing me

refrain x2
I said I don’t wanna stay
I don’t wanna go
all I really know is that I just don’t know
it’s fever, oh lord, it’s Scarlet fever

chorus x2
I’m afraid of Scarlet because
I’m fallin’ in love
and I am not ready to die
Scarlet fever is killing me

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,114: ‘Scarlet Fever’ – Cee Lo Green

  1. Dana says:

    Other than “Fuck You” and “Crazy,” I haven’t really warmed up to other Cee Lo songs, including this one

  2. pegclifton says:

    I really have a hard time believing that there is a song titled “Fuck You”

  3. Clay says:

    It’s a great one, Peggy… check it out here.

  4. pegclifton says:

    I do remember this song from Glee; I agree it’s a good one 😉

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