Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Radio I, side A, track 1: “I Know What I Like” by Huey Lewis & the News

Oh, Huey Lewis and the News, you know what I liked?  My new stereo system I got for Christmas with AM/FM radio, a turntable and not one, but TWO, tape decks.  I could tape stuff off the radio AND tape stuff off other tapes!  And I now had an excuse to buy all the cool new tapes out there, like “Dancing on the Ceiling” and “Invisible Touch” from Columbia House Records!  Plus those tapes in the bargain bin, like Jan and Dean and The Lovin’ Spoonful.  This was the start of a beautiful friendship.

“I Know What I Like”

I like things
That go fast
‘Cause I know that good things
Don’t ever last

I like believing
In what I want to
Don’t like no one
To tell me what to do

And I like
The times that we’ve had
But I couldn’t tell you
What’s good or bad

I’m only hoping
That you understand
This feeling that I’m feeling
When I’m holding your hand

(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like)
I know what I like to do
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like to do)

I like the sound
Of breaking glass
And if you don’t believe me
Why did you ask?

I like leaving town
And coming back home
I’m going to show ya
When we’re all alone

And I like
Staying up all night
Watching old movies
Until the morning light

I don’t pretend to know
What’s right or wrong
But I won’t like leaving
If I stay here too long

(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like)
I know what I like to do
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like to do)
Well, what about you?

I like things
That don’t change
‘Cause the more something changes
The more it stays the same

I might be simple
Take it easy sometimes
But I can be stubborn
When I’ve made up my mind

I know what I like
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like)
I know what I like to do
(I know what I like)
I know what I like
(I know what I like to do)
I know what I like to do

(I know what I like)
I know
(I know what I like)
(I know what I like)
(I know what I like to do)

(I know what I like)
(I know what I like)
(I know what I like)

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