Debra
By: Beck Hansen, Ed Greene, John King, Mike Simpson
Written by: Beck Hansen, Ed Greene, John King, Mike Simpson

Version Of: Debra

This Version:
  • Debra (5:37)
    Available on Midnite Vultures and 1 other release.
    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass (Upright)
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    Smokey Hormel: Guitar (Electric)
    Fernando Pullum: Horns
    Joe Turano: Horns, Vocals (Background)
    Steve Baxter: Horns, Vocals (Background)
    Michael Patterson: Mix
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Organ, Piano (Fender Rhodes)
    Beck Hansen: Producer, Vocals
    The Dust Brothers: Producer
 
Lyrics:
Ah yeah, come on. . .
I met you at JC Penny's. I think your name tag said Jenny!
I cold-step to you with a fresh pack of gum.
Somehow I knew you were looking for some. . .oh no!
Like a fruit that's ripe for the picking,
I wouldn't do you like that Zankou Chicken.
'Cause only you got a thing that I just got to get with.
I just got to get, get with you, and you know what we're gonna do.
I wanna get with you, oh girl, and your sister. I think her name is Debra.
I wanna get with you, only you, girl, and your sister. I think her name is Debra, oh!

Oh girl, I only wanna be down with you.
'Cause you got something that I just got to get with.
I pick you up late at night after work. I said, "Lady, step inside my Hyundai.
I'm gonna take you up to Glendale. Yeah, gonna take you for a real good meal."
'Cause when our eyes did meet, girl, you knew I was packing heat.
Ain't no use in wasting no time gettin' to know each other. You know the deal!
'Cause only you've got a thing that I just got to get with, got to get with!
I just got to get with you girl, get with you.
I wanna get with you, only you, girl and your sister. I think her name is Debra.
I wanna get with you, girl yeah! And your sister, I think her name is Debra, ohhh!

Uhh, come on.
Ooh lovely lady, girl you drive me crazy.
Ooh lovely lady, girl you drive me crazy.
Ooh lovely lady, girl you drive me crazy.
Ooh lovely lady, girl you drive me crazy.
Craaaaaaa?oh girl, and your sister, Debra.
Yeah, you're driving me crazy. Crazy, oh hoo! Crazy.
Oooooh ow, yeah I got a little bit of sympathy for you, girl.
Yeah 'cause I'm a, I'm a full-grown man and I'm not afraid to, to. . .
 
Live:

Played live 250 times:
Earliest known live version: November 11, 1995
Latest known live version: October 18, 2017