Whatever It Is I Just Can't Stop

Hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-yaaah. Oh...

(Verse 1: )
If I pick it up,
Can I put it down?
Whatever it is I just can't stop.
For only twenty seconds at a time
It's all mine.
I got too much,
Got me under its thumb
And it's no fun.
You can't lose,
Now I got a choice but I can't choose.
As you are,
Is no guarantee that you'll go far.
Rock steady,
If you can,
But I've never been a steady man.
Wanna shoot you down,
If you can't swim then you will drown
In sorrow.
I can't get medical attention 'til tomorrow...

(Head: )
Sad lands is where I live.
But that's none of your business.
You keep asking, soon enough,
The kids gonna have to get rough!

(Verse 2: )
Maybe I'm a speed king.
Push with the foot and I'm smiling.
I can glide on the love inside
And there was you thinking that my hands were tied.
All along I saw you hoping
I would slip and I'm not joking.
The evidence in these events
Is still your lack of common sense.
Did you really think that I would sink,
Because I like another drink?
Have to get up to get down,
The remedy is in the sound.
Absurdity of your suggestion
Leaves me asking just one question:
If you are my friend today,
Ah-what you want to help me say?
                                  (repeat Verse 1, except 'For only twenty 
                                  seconds at a time /It's all mine' then: )
Maybe I'm a speed king.
Yes I am, Aaaaah! Yes I am, yes I am.
                                  (repeat Verse 2 up to '...common sense', 
                                  then: )
You can take it,
Or leave it.
You might not believe it
But the comeback,
Is due.
I'll send you the bill when I'm through.
When I'm through, when I'm through, now,
Ah-when I'm through now. (Scat)
Got to let you know that,
If I pick it up, can I put it down?

Whatever It Is I Just Can't Stop


  • Lyrics - lyrics to the music
  • Bootlegs - Jamiroquai as they should be heard - live