#MusicMonday ft. Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe

Hi and welcome to #MusicMonday!

First of all, credit where credit is due: Music Monday is hosted by Drew a.k.a. @SarcasticEnigma over on The Tattooed Book Geek. Each week he presents a song that he really loves and this week I decided to join in, but, once again, with a twist: this week’s song is a request song! Although I quite like it, I wouldn’t have picked it myself. So there. I’m sure Drew won’t mind, my blog my rules, right 😉

So! Who is this person who convinced me to feature a request song?! It is none other than David Ellis Overttun! For those of you scratching their heads and raising a skeptical eyebrow: David is the indie author who wrote Universe: Awakening and kindly invited me to read and review it. Though I do like light sci-fi, Universe: Awakening is a tad too hardcore for my tastes so I had to decline, and then I had to disappoint David yet again by informing him that Mr Muscles from Brussels and I aren’t really related, so you know, I felt like a bit of music might cheer him up since David is apparently something of a music buff and a fan of #MusicMonday, so here goes! David was in awe of Janelle’s Grammy performance and felt that it was truly a tribute to some of our most influential music icons. I wasn’t able to find a clean un-commented version of that on YouTube, so I picked the official music video, enjoy! (I feel like I should R-rate this thing, but OK 😂)

Baby, don’t make me spell it out for you
All of the feelings that I’ve got for you
Can’t be explained, but I can try for you
Yeah, baby, don’t make me spell it out for you
You keep on asking me the same questions (why?)
And second guessing all my intentions
Should know by the way I use my compression
That you’ve got the answers to my confessions
It’s like I’m powerful with a little bit of tender
An emotional, sexual bender
Mess me up, yeah, but no one does it better
There’s nothin’ better

That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel
So real, so good, so fuckin’ real
That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel

You know I love it, so please don’t stop it
You got me right here in your jean pocket (right now)
Laying your body on a shag carpet (oh)
You know I love it so please don’t stop it

It’s like I’m powerful with a little bit of tender
An emotional, sexual bender
Mess me up, yeah, but no one does it better
There’s nothin’ better

That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel
So real, so good, so fuckin’ real
That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel

That’s just the way that I feel now, baby
Good God! I can’t help it! Agh!
That’s just the way that I feel, yeah
Please! I can’t help it

It’s like I’m powerful with a little bit of tender
An emotional, sexual bender
Mess me up, yeah, but no one does it better (oh!)
There’s nothin’ better (better!) Damn

That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel
So real, so good, so fuckin’ real
That’s just the way you make me feel
That’s just the way you make me feel


Songwriters: Janelle Monae Robinson
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Thanks for reading and listening and if you’re a hardcore sci-fi fan, why not pick up a copy of Universe: Awakening. Fun fact: this beautiful cover was created by David’s lovely wife, isn’t it gorgeous!

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