Song of the Day #4,051: ‘Hey Hey What Can I Do’ – Hootie and the Blowfish

Hootie and the Blowfish followed up their third album with a collection of covers titled Scattered, Smothered and Covered, a name they borrowed from a Waffle House advertisement.

The band rolls through 15 tracks of enjoyable bar rock, mostly covering artists I don’t know, though they do include tracks from R.E.M., The Smiths, Roy Orbison and Led Zeppelin (today’s SOTD, one of the album’s standout tracks).

This album is more a diversion than an evolution of the band’s sound but it does make for an entertaining listen. Darius Rucker’s vocals have always been the highlight of Hootie’s sound and hearing his take on other people’s songs is a pleasure.

[Verse 1]
Want to tell you about this girl I love
Oh my, she looks so fine
She’s the only one that I been dreaming of
Maybe someday she will be all mine
I want to tell her that I love her so
And thrill with her every touch
I need to tell her she’s the only one I really love

[Chorus]
I got a woman, want to bawl all day
I got a woman, and she won’t be true
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time
I got a woman, and she won’t be true

[Verse 2]
Sunday morning, when we go down to church
See the menfolk just standing in line
They say they come to pray to the Lord
When my little girl looks so fine
In the evening, when the sun is sinking low
Everybody’s with the one they love
I walk the town
Keep a-searching all around
Looking for my street corner girl

[Chorus]
I got a woman, want to bawl all day
I got a woman, and she won’t be true, no no
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time
Said I got a little woman, and she won’t be true

[Verse 3]
In the bars, where the men who play guitars
Singing, drinking, and remembering the times
My little lover does a midnight shift
Fooled around all of the time
I guess there’s just one thing left for me to do
When I pack my bags and move on my way
Cause I got a worried mind
Sharing what I thought was mine
Going to leave her where the guitars play

[Chorus]
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time
Yeah, I got a woman, and she won’t be true, oh no
I got a woman, want to bawl all day
Oh, I got a little woman, and she won’t be true

[Outro]
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time
(Hey, hey, what can I say)
Said, I got a little woman, and she won’t be true
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)
I got a woman, want to bawl all day
(Hey, hey, what can I say)
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time, all the time
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)
Yeah
(Hey, hey, what can I say)
Hey, what can I say?
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)
Said, I got a little woman, and she won’t be true, no
(Hey, hey, what can I say)
I got a woman, stay drunk all the time, all the time
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)
Hey, hey, what can I do?
(Hey, hey, what can I say)
I got a woman, want to bawl all day
(Hey, hey, what can I do?)

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,051: ‘Hey Hey What Can I Do’ – Hootie and the Blowfish

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Nice cover. I could see this being a fun album to listen to.

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