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Can't Beat It

"Will you ever stay away?"
Could I ever stay away?

How did you fly, with all the late night promises
tied to your wings with the things we did?
It was a good time,
a good time
How can I talk with all the words I never knew?..
jammed in a minute on the phone with you?
It was a good time,
a good time

"Will you ever stay away"
Could I ever stay away from the virgin widow?

"Times could be worse.
You, take it slow.
Maybe times could be better,
we'll never know.
You went left,
I went right,
now we can't beat it.
We just can't beat it.
With all the peace we never felt
lying still in the arms of someone else.
We took a chance,
we took the rap,
now we can't beat it.
We still can't beat it."

How do you sleep through all the dreams we might have shared?
Whispers and wine on the spiral stairs
What a good time
"It was a bad idea"
What a good time
Where is the risk in all the small talk innocence?
Flapping like rags on a barbed wire fence.
What a good time
"What a bad idea"
What a good time!

- R. DePaolo  Copyright ©1994 Treetop Cat Music / BMI