Luka

Album: Solitude Standing (1987)
Charted: 23 3
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  • My name is Luka
    I live on the second floor
    I live upstairs from you
    Yes, I think you've seen me before

    If you hear something late at night
    Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was

    I think it's 'cause I'm clumsy
    I try not to talk too loud
    Maybe it's because I'm crazy
    I try not to act too proud

    They only hit until you cry
    After that you don't ask why
    You just don't argue anymore
    You just don't argue anymore
    You just don't argue anymore

    Yes, I think I'm okay
    Walked into the door again
    If you ask, that's what I'll say
    And it's not your business anyway
    I guess I'd like to be alone
    With nothing broken, nothing thrown

    Just don't ask me how I am
    Just don't ask me how I am
    Just don't ask me how I am

    My name is Luka
    I live on the second floor
    I live upstairs from you
    Yes, I think you've seen me before

    If you hear something late at night
    Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was
    Just don't ask me what it was

    And they only hit until you cry
    After that you don't ask why
    You just don't argue anymore
    You just don't argue anymore
    You just don't argue anymore Writer/s: Suzanne Vega
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Phil from Auckland, New ZealandI really like this song, but had always assumed that it was about a young woman called Luka, who seemed to have some "problems".
    Perhaps because it is sung by a woman, I thought it was a woman speaking.
  • Kjsgad from Nigeria This song is very touching, I happened to come across it on YouTube while searching for oldies; and then song captivated my mind; this prompted me to google it up to know more of the reason for the song. It’s really a great song.
  • Bocknobby from Toronto, OnDoes anyone know who plays the guitar accompaniment? Is there a list of the performers and their instruments anywhere?
  • Adrian from Johor Bahru, MalaysiaIronically "Luka" means bruise in Malay.
  • Nighthawk from Marble Falls, ArI read once that, according to Vega's former roomate from the apartment where she met Luka, the real "Luka" once showed up with a girl (he was around 15 or 16 at the time) knocked on the roomate's door, and asked her to verify that the apartment used to be Vega's. She said he wanted to impress the girl.
  • Montse from Verdú, SpainThis is the song everyone liked to hum but few knew what it was about. Once they did, they wanted to have a translation in Spanish. I think this woman writes beautifully, she is truly gifted.
  • Soutiman from Mumbai, IndiaIts a wonderful thought-provoking song with a nice melody and crisp instrumentation
  • Benjamin from Amsterdam, NetherlandsStrange how such an unobtrusive song from the late eighties can still be so impressive.
  • Sum Sum from New Delhi, Indiasuzanne..i m crazy over you
  • Craig from Madison, WiStrange time the late 80's when songs like this could become a hit. Good song, but even in the wake of REM, 10000 Maniacs and Tracy Chapman I can't imagine a record company executive saying: "Morose child abuse ballad? That's it! Get it on the radio! We're all gonna be rich!"
  • Sergio from Seville, SpainSuzanne Vega sung this song in Spanish also in 1987.
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