Fill Her Up (Original Version)
Words and music by Sting
From the album: cd single: Fragile
 

 

I say I'm gonna take my baby one day
I'm gonna buy a car with my pay
I'm gonna fill her up and head west
We're gonna rent a little love nest
I'm gonna show her all the bright lights
I'm gonna find some money all right

Mobile station,
Where I stand
This old gas pump
In my hand.

The Boss don't like me
Face like a weasel,
All on my hands
The smell of diesel.

Here comes the big shot,
From the city.
A V-8 engine
She runs so pretty.
Fill 'er up son
With unleaded.
I need a full tank of gas
where I'm headed
Up in the front seat
A pretty red head,
We're going to Vegas
We're gonna get wed
So fill her up son!
Don't be starin'!
Yeah that's a real diamond she be wearin'
I say:
I say I'm gonna take my baby one day
I'm gonna buy a car with my pay
I'm gonna fill her up and head west
We're gonna rent a little love nest
I'm gonna show her all the bright lights
I'm gonna find some money all right

Fill her up

See those tail lights headed West
I got no money
to invest
I got no prospects
no education
I was lucky to get the job at this gas station

That old cash box
On the top shelf
The boss is sleeping
I'll help myself
Let's consider this
as just a loan
I can sort it out later on the phone

I'm gonna pick my girl up tonight
We're gonna hit the road at midnight
I'm gonna fill her up and head west
We're gonna rent a little love nest
I'm gonna show her all the bright lights
We're gonna spend the money all right
We're gonna say we lived 'fore we come home

And as I head through the woods on the way back
The evening sun is slanting through the pine trees real pretty
it's like i walked into a glade of heaven
and there's music playing
and money is cold in my hand and a voice somewhere is saying:
"Why whould you wanna take that stolen thing?
And what real happiness can it bring?"

You're gonna fill her up with sadness
You're gonna fill her up with shame
You're gonna fill her up with poison
Before she even takes your name
You're gonna fill her up with sorrow
Before she even takes your name

You've gotta fill her up with gladness

You're gonna live with no tommorow
You're gonna fill her up with hate
You're gonna fill her up darkness
You're gonna fill her up with light
You gotta fill her up with Jesus!
You gotta fill her up with light!
You've gotta fill her up with gladness
You gotta fill her up with joy
You gotta fill her up with love

You gotta fill her up with spirit
You've gotta fill her up with faith
You gotta fill her up with heaven!
You've got the rest of life to face
You've gotta fill her up right away
You've gotta fill her up with faith
You've gotta fill her up with babies
You've gotta fill her up with this way
You're gonna love that girl forever
Your gonna fill her up for life
You're gonna be her loving husband
She gonna be your loving wife
You've gotta fill her up with gladness
You gotta fill her up with joy!
You gotta fill her up with love
You gotta fill her up with love