Strong Enough EP

by Mike Maimone

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Strong Enough is an EP of covers from Mutts singer/songwriter/pianist Mike Maimone.

You are strong enough to be yourself.

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released December 1, 2013

These four songs originally written and performed by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Adele, Fiona Apple and Sheryl Crow, respectively, and are used with permission.

Piano, vocal, kick drum, recording - Mike Maimone at home
Mixing - Shane Hendrickson and Mike Maimone at IV Lab, Chicago
Mastering - Shane Hendrickson at IV Lab

Thanks to everyone at IV Lab and to my family for your support.

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Mike Maimone is the singer/songwriter & keyboardist in Mutts. He has also played keys for Company of Thieves, Bailiff, Hemmingbirds and Jon Walker.

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Track Name: Man (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
I got a man who makes me wanna kill...

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I got a man who makes me wanna die...

We're all gonna burn in hell.
I said we're all gonna burn in hell
Because we do what we gotta do real well
and we got the fever to tell
I said we got the fever to tell

I got a man who makes the devil pale...

We're all gonna burn in hell.
I said we're all gonna burn in hell
Because we do what we gotta do real well
and we got the fever to tell
I said we got the fever to tell

I got a man
I got a man
I got a man
I got a man
Track Name: Someone Like You (Adele Cover)
I heard that you settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I can't give to you.

I hate to show up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over.

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you two
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead"

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light.

I hate to show up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That to me you're still a homo

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you two
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead"
Track Name: Criminal (Fiona Apple Cover)
I've been a bad bad girl
I've been careless with a delicate man
And it's a sad sad world
When a boy will break a boy
Just because he can

Don't you tell me to deny it
I've done wrong and I want to
Suffer for my sins
I've come to you 'Cause I need
Guidance to be true
And I just don't know where I can begin

What I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feelin' like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand
But I keep livin' this day like the next will never come

Oh help me but don't tell me to deny it
I've got to cleanse myself of all these lies till I'm good enough for him
I've got a lot to lose and I'm bettin' high so I'm beggin' you
Before it ends just tell me where to begin

What I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feelin' like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed to the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

Let me know the way
Before there's hell to pay
Give me room to lay the law and let me go
I've got to make a play
To make my lover stay
So what would an angel say - the devil wants to know

What I need Is a good defense
'Cause I'm feelin' like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed to the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love
Track Name: Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow Cover)
God, I feel like hell tonight
Tears of rage I cannot fight
I'd be the last to help you understand
Are you strong enough to be my man? My man...

Nothing's true and nothing's right
So let me be alone tonight
Cause you can't change the way I am
Are you strong enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I'll believe
Lie to me
But please don't leave.

I have a face I cannot show
I make the rules up as I go
So it's try and love me if you can
Are you strong enough to be my man?

When I've shown you I just don't care
When I'm throwing punches in the air
When I'm broken down and I can't stand
Would you be man enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I'll believe
Lie to me
But please don't leave