Bohemian Like You

Album: Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000)
Charted: 5
Play Video
  • You've got a great car
    Yeah, what's wrong with it today?
    I used to have one too
    Baby, oh, come and have a look
    I really love your hairdo, yeah
    I'm glad you like mine too
    See we're lookin' pretty cool
    Look at ya

    So, what do you do?
    Oh, yeah, I wait tables too
    No, I haven't heard your band
    'Cause you guys are pretty new
    But if you dig
    On vegan food
    Well, come over to my work
    I'll have 'em cook you something
    That you'll really love

    'Cause I like you
    Yeah, I like you
    And I'm feelin' so bohemian like you
    Yeah, I like you
    Yeah, I like you
    And I feel, whoa, woo

    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh

    Wait, who's that guy?
    Just hangin' at your pad
    He's lookin' kinda (bummed)
    Yeah, you broke up that's too bad
    I guess it's fair
    If he always pays the rent
    And he doesn't get bent
    About sleepin' on the couch when I'm there

    'Cause I like you
    Yeah, I like you
    And I'm feelin' so bohemian like you
    Yeah, I like you
    Yeah, I like you
    And I feel, whoa, woo

    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh

    I'm getting wise and I'm feelin' so bohemian like you
    It's you that I want, so please
    Just a casual, casual easy thing
    Is it? It is for me
    And I like you
    Yeah, I like you
    And I like you, I like you, I like you
    I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you
    And I feel whoa, woo

    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh Writer/s: Courtney A Taylor
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Zabadak from LondonI have sung this in karaoke, I wonder if it is still available post-lockdown...
  • Jrhartley from UkIt seems pretty evident to me that this song is mocking young hipster-types with delusions of being different, artistic and bohemian, hanging out in coffee shops. I imagine it was a response to the pretentious Portland Oregon late 1990s / early 2000s scene.

    "What do you do - oh yeah I wait tables to.... No I haven't heard your band but you guys are pretty cool".

    It's poking fun at twenty-somethings who think they are so painfully cool and alternative when actually they just work in coffee shops, making next to no money, making crap music that no one will ever hear, whilst their parents are paying for it all.
  • Joel from EarthSongfact:
    The opening guitar riff is played with an Open G tuning, and makes use of suspended fourth chords. The Open G tuning and the suspended fourth chords are most associated with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
  • Ryan from Lawrence, KsOne of the best songs to hear them play live. They put so much energy into it.
  • Elena from Port M., AustraliaFrank, YES!!!!
    I just listened to all the songs people think it sounds like, Little Bitch, sounds closest to me!
    ps. awesome song!!
    :D
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomI kind of agree with Jani. I've always interpreted this song as being about going through the motions of dating-
    "I really love your hairdo","You've got a great car"- the usual compliments when you flirt.

    "Well come over to my work,I'll have them cook you something that you'll really love"- that to me is the beginning of dating.

    "Wait, Who's that guy, Just hanging at your pad." Jealousy.

    "And I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you, I like you"- The constant reasuring that you like the person.

    Just my thoughts, lol.


  • Joe Ardinger from Fairfax, VaThe opening riff is more like "One hit to the Body" by the Stones. It can be found on the Dirty Work CD.
  • Sam from Christchurch, New Zealandi have to agree with JP i can hear the Similarity to 'jumping jack flash'in the Beginning
  • Joe from Fairfax, VaTo Stones Snobs like myself, the opening is obviously more like "One hit to the Body" by the Stones on their Dirty Work release.
  • Jp from King Of Prussia, PaJani from NZ- I can see what you mean about this song sounding similar to the Rollings Stones' "Brown Sugar", but actually I thought the very opening sounds similar to the beginning of their "Jumping Jack Flash".
  • Jayfoo from Radio City, CanadaOne of at least three Dandy tracks used in commercial advertising, the most recent I've heard being used "Godless"... from Thirteen tales as well.
  • Paul from Galway, IrelandUnreal song. catchy. great video. naked kareoke orgy
  • Jani from Auckland, New ZealandI thought the opening riff sounds like The Rolling Stones's "Brown Sugar". To me this song is really sarcastic and cynical - I used to know some 'Bohemian' types at university, and they did act/speak like this. The line "I'm getting wise..." says to me that this guy is faking his lifestyle to get what he wants, ie the girl.
  • Frank from Dallas, TxJust curious but, has anyone else noticed the beginning guitar riff sounds a lot like the opening riff on The Specials' "Little Bitch"?
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star RidersSongwriter Interviews

Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Colin Hay

Colin HaySongwriter Interviews

Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song Spoofs

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Billy Gould of Faith No More

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.

Gilby Clarke

Gilby ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.