Lost count of all the ways you found to suck me dry Why'd they send me you - oh why, God, why? I must be a breeding ground for parasites Tick
In school today, I asked you where you'd been Had to tell you about all she'd heard and seen Girls can be so mean But I'm not gonna burn 'cause of some witch hunt that your friends have out for me I'm old enough to take care of more than one human entity Why can't one and one be two? To defend the honor of this bed we've made They've got me dodging verbal hand grenades They're just keeping baby safe But I'm not turning tail 'cause your mom hates boys and your dad's the hurting kind I'll stick by you until the sun goes black and the stars refuse to shine Why can't one and one be two? Me and you Why can't one and one be two? I can't close my ears to the idle chatter and the ancillary talk You should tell your counselor to shut her mouth, tell your brother to take a walk It's not just you and me, it's us and them Why can't one and one be two?
A silly you, a silly me Two silly people we are indeed I'd get your mail, I'd rub your back I'd carry mace for you in case of attack I'd still stand back and let you have the kill I was never voted most likely to concede The man of steel walks unimpeded But something's changed - who's Mr. Softee? This jelly roll starts melting When the door flies open I hear you talking Too bad you'll never know Just how badly I'm taken Smarty pants can't pass two tests: Seven numbers and Everest I hold the clones time and time again Watch out below Boredom takes its toll I climb the walls Your face is everywhere Wish i could say I was taken If the words to a song are a little too obvious Someone can shoot them down That's how I feel when I feel like Holding your hand Touching your hair Oh my god it's cold shower time again When you say "jump" I'll say "How high?" I'll be your dedicated codependent guy And when opportunity knocks on my door She'll have that gleam in her eye And I'll say "I'm sorry friend Please don't call again Don't even try again sometimes" Can't you see that I'm taken?
It seems we've found a match while scrambling in the dark Two life boats come together while swimming with sharks Unconditional love You never hesitate to tell me that I'm cool Don't laugh when I come out of a cold swimming pool Unconditional love Where're you gonna get it? It's sitting in proximity Are you gonna let it? Let it have the best of me Where do you think it's headed? I've developed an affinity For sappy sentiments and happy endings Smiling 'cause I'll see you in a little while Don't care if you go dancing with the crocodiles Unconditional love Do you think you're dreaming? I pinch myself and here I smile Do you think you're dreaming? Cupid's got our number and he's dialing What do you think it's meaning? Satan's gonna have it tough defiling The altar our golden cup resides in It's a new and strange sensation All those happy palpitations Sweeping cross the nation No need to beg for scraps because my plate is full Suddenly forever seems plausible Unconditional love No need for biting nails when the phone don't ring It's strange - I'm not afraid of anything Unconditional love
I'm not feeling especially mean, girl, But how would you feel if I told you that you never meant a thing? Would you start throwing things, girl, Or raise your voice to me? But what if I said then That what I said isn't really what I mean? It's a complicated thing, girl, The words I want to say Come out wrong in word play Then it gets so hard to speak When the shoe that's in my mouth Prevents the action From your reaction Of saying what I mean I know what I want I know what I need I don't think I can say it to your face I'm not feeling especially mean, girl, But how would you feel if I told you that you never meant a thing? So please try and understand, girl, Why can't you read my mind And make this easy So I can tell you I know what I want I know what I need I don't think I can say it to your face One day when all of this is over We'll both look back and laugh But I can't shake this aching feeling That what I said isn't really what I mean
Hard to remember But harder to forget What I did or didn't say What I do or don't regret If I had a second chance Would I make the same mistake Even knowing all the answers Would I have what it takes Now I see what went wrong And a lot of good it does me Love is blinder than blind Hindsight's 20/20 Sort of funny what I went through It hurts too much to laugh What I've lost is gonna take me So long to get back If I knew then what I know now At a price I can afford What I thought I had to lose Turned out to be so much more Now I see what went wrong And a lot of good it does me Love is blinder than blind Hindsight's 20/20 Hard to remember But harder to forget What I did or didn't say What I do or don't regret If I had a second chance Would I make the same mistake Even knowing all the answers Would I have what it takes Now I see what went wrong And a lot of good it does me Love is blinder than blind Hindsight's 20/20
You've been casting shadows of doubt I'm still afraid of my own I've been collecting your inspirations As easily bought as they're sold Yesterday's a number just like today As void of meaning as the things you say 'Cause it's about too much time And nothing to lose Trying everything I can To get me through Going through the motions Empty I'm still thinking of you because At times it's all I can feel And so I fight to keep wounds open That time keeps trying to heal It's all one dimension It all comes and goes All numb from the impact Hollow and cold 'Cause it's about sacrifice With nothing to lose Downing everything I can To get me through Going through the motions Empty I don't know if I'm getting any better I've already been the direction that I'm headed I'm waiting till something affects me You've been casting shadows of doubt I'm still afraid of my own I've been collecting your inspirations As easily bought as they're sold It's all one dimension It all comes and goes All numb from the impact Hollow and cold 'Cause it's about too much time And nothing to lose Trying everything I can To get me through Immune to the irony, scared of the truth Going through the motions Empty
Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy Happy happy happy - that's me!
Used to believe that There would be A thousand ways that a man could say I love you but Something's missing here Try to speak the words That are caught in my throat I love you but there should be more And I hate to say it, love, but Something's missing here It's not that you're not everything That a man could ever want or need It's not that there's someone else I just can't hide the way I've felt There really is no easy way For anyone anywhere to say You've done nothing wrong at all And I'm not gonna reach for an old cliche I won't pretend I cried over you But I do feel like crying
Out back and under Cold feet and hearts Minced words are broken Jaded and sharp One simple phrase gets so bent out of shape It's ugly to see what boredom creates Speak no evil Cover your ears Don't believe what I read And I hate what I hear Everywhere I go Rumours for sale Everywhere I go Rumours for sale Thorns on the roses Blood makes its mark Staining the moment Smeared on the card No safety in numbers A promise or a secret Dies the moment That it's given freedom Speak no evil Cover your mouth The truth gets twisted And passed through the crowd Everywhere I go Rumours for sale Everyone is buying Rumours for sale If you can't take the heat Better get out of the whale Everyone is buying Rumours for sale No safety in numbers A promise or a secret Dies the moment That it's given freedom
I think it was summer The Fourth of July 1985 The end of an era A long goodbye All in a blinding flash of light And there had never been a girl who could just wander into a room And save my whole world from impending doom Oh angel wings Delirious moments I guess I lost my head Should have lost my will to give instead And just in a moment Stared me in the face Good things come to those who waste And I never really thought that she'd grow tired of the things That made us bopth smile, or so it had seemed Oh angel wings I'm living and learning And getting along Drinks for two, TV for one But still there's these feelings Invading my sleep How come the biggest thing that I gave her she still wants to keep? And I know somehow to night she's got someplace to be She's laughing her ass off and thinking of me Oh angel wings
"You break it, you bought it" Were the first words I heard from her Who would have thought it? Caught red-handed with a drill and a skirt I knew she was undercover But I wondered Why she couldn't look me in the eye through Junior Misses A perfect dream and the handcuffs gleam My insecurity girl "Don't try nothing funny" All business and all aflame "Don't even try running" We had so much fun 'till the authorities came It sounds hard to believe But she seemed intrigued I know her job is not conducive to trust in man But does she have to take her work home with her Insecurity girl And she's so shy She visits me 'most every day Mine, all mine She's living proof that Come what may If she stays I guess crime really pays What a dynamic duo She's batgirl and I'm a joke She's my numero uno She says she'll take the shackles off when we meet her folks I can't wait until this free man has his chance to shine The bad news bear meets the queen of quietude Insecurity girl She's coming out of her shell I can be well-meaning as hell Insecurity girl
"Rumours For Sale", "Something's Missing", "Empty", and "Hindsight's 20/20" Copyright 1997 Us Vs. Them Publishing (ASCAP). All other songs Copyright 1997 God Bless Captain Vere (ASCAP). All rights reserved. These lyrics were uploaded with the permission of the publisher and the artist.