What Would You Do
Bastille Lyrics


Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night was at this real wild party
There was liquor overflowin' the cup
About five or six strippers trying to work for a buck
So I took one girl outside with me
Her name was Londy, she went to Junior High with me
I said, "Why you up in there dancing for cash?
I guess a whole lot's changed since I seen you last"
She said
What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

Girl, you ain't the only one to have a baby
That's no excuse to be living all crazy
So she stared me right square in the eye
And said, "Everyday I wake up, hoping to die"
She said, "They're gonna know about pain
'Cause me and my sister ran away
So our daddy couldn't rape us
Before I was a teenager
I done been through more shit
You can't even relate to"

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet!

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry

Lyrics © Royalty Network
Written by: Calvin Broadus, Delmer Drew Arnaud, Dwight Williams, Jewell Caples, Ricardo Brown, Keith Blair, Paul Crossdale

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Karol15

Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night was at this real wild party
There was liquor overflowin' the cup
About 5 or 6 strippers trying to work for a buck
So I took one girl outside with me
Her name was Londy, she went to Junior High with me
I said "Why you up in there dancing for cash?
I guess a whole lot's changed since I seen you last"

She said

"What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me, this is what I call life"

"Girl, you ain't the only one to have a baby
That's no excuse to be living all crazy"
So she stared me right square in the eye
And said "Everyday I wake up, hoping to die"
She said "They're gonna know about pain
'Cause me and my sister ran away
So our daddy couldn't rape us
Before I was a teenager
I done been through more shit
You can't even relate to"

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
What would you do?
Get up off my feet!

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
Cause he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now
He's just smokin' rock now
So for you this is just a good time
But for me this is what I call life

What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone
On the bedroom floor
Cause he's hungry?



Galaxi

Boys and girls, wanna hear a true story?
Saturday night, was at this real wild party
There was liquor overflowin' the cup
About 5 or 6 strippers trying to work for a buck
So I took one girl outside with me
Her name was Londy, she went to Junior High with me
I said, "Why you up in there dancing for cash?
I guess a whole lot's changed since I seen you last"

[Chorus 1]
She said, "What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry, and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now; he's just smokin' rock now
So for you, this is just a good time
But for me, this is what I call life"


[Verse 2]
Girl, you ain't the only one to have a baby
That's no excuse to be living all crazy
So she stared me right square in the eye
And said, "Everyday, I wake up, hoping to die"
She said, "They're gonna know about pain
'Cause me and my sister ran away so our daddy couldn't rape us
Before I was a teenager
I done been through more of that shit you can't even relate to"

[Chorus 2]
"What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry, and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now; he's just smokin' rock now
So for you, this is just a good time
But for me, this is what I call life"

[Bridge]
(What would you do?)
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
(What would you do?)
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
(What would you do?)
Get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
(What would you do?)
Get up off my feet!

[Chorus 2]
"What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry, and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now; he's just smokin' rock now
So for you, this is just a good time
But for me, this is what I call life"

[Chorus 2]
What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry, and the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money?
And his daddy's gone in and out of lock down
I ain't got a job now; he's just smokin' rock now
So for you, this is just a good time
But for me, this is what I call life"

[Outro]
What would you do if your son was at home
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor
'Cause he's hungry...



All comments from YouTube:

S Ragavan

"so she stared me right square in the eye and said
'Every day I wake up hoping to die'"

That line hits me every time

Wolves Prowl At Night

@K - Doggy Okay, I love Bastille as much as the next person, but can we respect their cover without shitting on the original? Obviously Dan and other people really like the original, and besides, without City High making this song, we wouldn't have this cover in the first place. We can appreciate people's art without tearing everyone else down.

K - Doggy

@lisa bert this is the real song not that tacky trash by city high

lisa bert

@plushyfoxy208 fox if u really want to feel it listen to the real song

CherryBomb

I was just about to comment the exact same thing!! That line is so deep...

Finchkinz

Have you heard the City High version?

2 More Replies...

Kylie Powers

This song is so underrated, it didn't get the credit it deserved

Bikboi

@TruthAboutTheLie it is both true and false. depends on what people's taste are.

TruthAboutTheLie

@Colin McDermott false

Colin McDermott

@lisa bert This is much better than the original 💪

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