Concrete Blonde – Joey (Acoustic Cover by Joelle) | The greatest dysfunctional, codependent love song of all time?

I’m not a regular X-Factor viewer but this video is from X-Factor Australia and it’s worth a listen. Joelle was a contestant that went home on her 5th live show, but her last untouched performance covered the 1990 hit song Joey by Concrete Blonde beautifully. It topped #3 on the iTunes charts so I guess other people thought the same.

I’ve even included a MP3 download link if you liked the song. Lyrics are also inside!
Concrete (Acoustic Cover by Joelle)

These lyrics are pretty dysfunctional:

Joey, Baby,
Don’t get Crazy,
Detours, Fences,
I get Defensive.

I know you’ve heard it all before,
So I don’t say it anymore,
I just stand by and let you fight your secret war.
And though I used to wonder why,
I used to cry till I was dry,
Still sometimes I get a strange pain inside.

Oh, Joey, if you’re hurtin’, so am I.

Joey, Honey,
I’ll save all my money,
All is forgiven,
Listen, listen.

And if I seem to be confused,
I didn’t mean to be with you.
And when you said I scared you,
Well, I guess you scared me too.
But we got lucky once before,
And I don’t wanna close the door.
And if you’re somewhere out there
Passed out on the floor.

Oh Joey, I’m not angry anymore.

(Instrumental break)

And if I seem to be confused,
I didn’t mean to be with you.
And when you said I scared you,
Well, I guess you scared me too.
But if it’s love you’re looking for,
Well, I can give a little more.
And if you’re somewhere drunk and
Passed out on the floor.

Oh Joey, I’m not angry anymore.

… angry anymore…
… angry anymore…

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