Explain Yourself

[Background]
That man is low down, playing ‘round town
[Lead]
Won’t stop till he’s taught, can’t play that way

VERSE I
[Lead]
Three a.m., your side of the bed is cold
Your absence there is a story told
That’s clearer than any picture shown
([Background] You know what I mean, know what I mean)
You sneak in at five, excuse on your lips
But I can smell that woman on your fingertips

CHORUS
Everything out of our mouth is a lie
Don’t even try to explain yourself
Forget sleeping the night on the couch
I want you out of my house

[Lead]
Saturday night, romantic dinner at home
Burnt-out candles show me I’m still alone
That’s clearer than a token call on the phone
([Background] You know what I mean, know what I mean)
You walk in the door, flowers to soothe my hurt
But I can see that blood-red lipstick on your shirt

CHORUS
Everything you give is meaningless
Don’t even try to explain yourself
Forget pleading and trying to make nice
I want you out of my life

How long have you been fooling me?
Got to give it to you, you’ve a great skill
But you didn’t think I didn’t wake up (Wake up)
You’ve no regrets now but baby you will, you will, you will, you will

[Background]
That man is low down, playing ‘round town
[Lead]
Won’t stop till he’s taught, can’t play that way
No, you can’t play me that way
[Background]
That man is low down, playing ‘round town
Got a main squeeze for every day of the week
A special table, room under a false name
Playing covert so you won’t learn his game
When he comes home, plays the husband
Got someone else on his mind as he’s out the door
[Lead]
But don’t you know he doesn’t have as a fool anymore

CHORUS
Everything out of our mouth is a lie
([Background] You’re a liar, you lied to me, you lied to me)
Don’t even try to explain yourself
Forget sleeping the night on the couch
([Background] Can’t sleep in my bed, you betrayed me)
I want you out of my house

Take your things, I don’t want them in my sight
Don’t think you can explain yourself to make it right (Repeat till fade out)

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