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Don't Change a Thing

from Saturday Night by Grupo X



A true story (mostly) about an encounter at a music networking occasion in Leeds, set to a Buena Vista-style Latin groove.



Well I met you at the bar
Talking at a hundred miles an hour
Lithuanian rave night plugger
Furry coat, drinking Belgian lager

Ya ya ya, ya ya ya
Ya ya ya, ya ya ya


It was a networking occasion
Meeting folks of a similar persuasion
You said that you prefer Leeds to Venice
And led me up to the rooftop terrace

Ya ya ya, ya ya ya
Ya ya ya, ya ya ya


Well I told ya that I didn’t want to see ya
But you stalked me on my social media
Late-night visits to my flat
Left you on the welcome mat
Crying “Baby, baby, baby I need ya”

Ya ya ya, ya ya ya
Ya ya ya, ya ya ya

Maybe you’re okay, after all
And the sun lights up your face
You make me wanna sing
Don’t change a thing

You never pause for breath
But the passion in your eyes
The pleasure that you bring
Don’t change a thing

You play your music too loud
But you love your 45s
A little bit left-wing?
Don’t change a thing

You forget to call me up
But I love you anyway
Gonna wear your wedding ring
Don’t change a thing

Don’t change a thing (ad lib)


from Saturday Night, released June 4, 2021
Lisa Millett - vocals
Al MacSween - keyboards
Simon Edwards - bass, backing vocals
Jim Le Messurier - drums
Dave Pattman - percussion
Pete Eckford - percussion
Jonny Enright - trombones, backing vocals

Mixed and produced by Simon Edwards
Co-produced by Jonny Enright
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering

Writer: J.Enright


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Grupo X UK

New album, Saturday Night, out now!

Pioneering 10-piece Latin ensemble, Grupo X, started out in London in 1997, formed by trombonist Jonny Enright. Inspired by the sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s Latin New York, Grupo X’s regular appearances at London’s Jazz Cafe earned them a reputation for hard-hitting, crowd-pleasing, original Latin grooves. ... more

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