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Why Would I Want To Do That?

from By The Time We're Through by The Pickpockets

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I could sit around all day
And write bad verse 'til I was grey
That wouldn't be very hard
I could dream scenarios
And wish that you would kiss my toes
But why would I want to do that?

I could wildly fantasize
Let reason go to its demise
I've done that before
I could get your name tattooed
And let your smile improve my mood
But why would I want to do that?

Why would I do something so dangerous?
Why would I do something so rash?
Why get worked up - - oh, what's the point
Of getting my nose all out of joint
Why would I let myself go to the edge?
Why should I stay awake all night?
I'm gonna get through this - - oh, I insist
No matter what I shall resist

You should stay away from me
Shut me out, gradually
I think that would be best
I don't want to be your friend
That's a choice I can defend
But I know better than that

I have been through this before
Every time it's been a chore
I won't soon forget
I should learn from my mistakes
Grab the reins - - hit the brakes
I think I'll try doing that

Why should I do something that I'll regret?
Why should I question what I know
It won't end well if I obsess
No matter what, I won't regress
Why should I stumble down the primrose path?
Why would I plunge the dagger in?
I'll take control - - oh, what's the use
Of letting my thoughts run fast and loose?

Time its gonna take some time gonna take some lies


from By The Time We're Through, released September 2, 2011
Written by Allen Duarte


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