Song of the Day #2,674: ‘What You Don’t Do’ – Lianne La Havas

lianne-la-havasThe globetrotting continues with today’s artist, Lianne La Havas, who was born in London to a Greek mother and Jamaican father. She counts Prince among her biggest fans, and has played alongside him on Saturday Night Live and elsewhere.

La Havas released her debut record in 2012 and her sophomore effort, Blood, in July of this year. The album was well-received, hailed as a stirring blend of pop, soul, jazz and R&B. No wonder Prince likes her.

Verse 1]
Heavy words, little lies
Telling everything but the truth, the truth
Three little words over time overheard and overused, used
No sweet nothing could ever be turned into something new
No grand gesture could ever be made to measure you

[Chorus]
I know what I got and I know where we’re going
You don’t need to show it, I already know it all
It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t say
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
It’s what you don’t do, the games you don’t play
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof

[Verse 2]
I’ve been saving up my time so I could spend it all on you, on you
Oh, all I need is to see you smile; I’ve forgotten how to be blue, blue

[Chorus]
I know what I got and I know where we’re going
You don’t need to show it, I already know it all
It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t say
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
It’s what you don’t do, the games you don’t play
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
Don’t tell the whole world; just wanna be your girl
(It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t do)

[Bridge]
The closer we get, oh
The less we need to show

[Chorus]
I know what I got and I know where we’re going
You don’t need to show it, I already know it all
It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t say
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
It’s what you don’t do, the games you don’t play
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
Won’t tell the whole world; just wanna be your girl
(It’s what you don’t do) I know you love me, I don’t need proof
It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t say
(It’s what you don’t do, it’s what you don’t do)

[Outro]
Oh, the closer we get, oh
The less we need to show

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,674: ‘What You Don’t Do’ – Lianne La Havas

  1. Dana says:

    I like her sound. Good find!

  2. Peg says:

    Me too! And she’s beautiful

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