I Wouldn't (If I Was You)

I Wouldn't (If I Was You)

Cobalt Cobwebs's picture

Lyrics: 

Candlelit dinners and expensive wine
In and out by half past nine
She's got another appointment don't you doubt
It doesn't matter how much you fuss or pout
It's all on you, ain't that true
You're just bumpy gravel, dans la rue
Just a rough patch to get through
ça ne commence que par un peu

Cruising now out of control
But lovin' can take its toll

I wouldn't if I was you
The price is too high
She'll leave you hung out
Hung out to dry
I wouldn't if I were true
To my mind and my heart
But she's a very pretty lady
A very pretty lady

Mind over matter, love over life
Maybe one day she'll be your wife
But lately it's been nothing but strife
Words cut like the blade of a knife
There's no beauty in her heart
But your believing will never start
You think she's not very smart
But where does it leave you when your life restarts

Cruising now out of control
But lovin' can take its toll

I wouldn't if I was you
The price is too high
She'll leave you hung out
Hung out to dry
I wouldn't if I were true
To my mind and my heart
But she's a very pretty lady
A very pretty lady

I told you back then
Won't waste my breath now
Blind like a fish, never seen the light
Feasted on by one always hungry
Slip it on and slink away, you've earned it

Cruising now out of control
But lovin' can take its toll

I wouldn't if I was you
The price is too high
She'll leave you hung out
Hung out to dry
I wouldn't if I were true
To my mind and my heart
But she's a very pretty lady
A very pretty lady

Cruising now out of control
But lovin' can take its toll

I wouldn't if I was you
The price is too high
She'll leave you hung out
Hung out to dry
I wouldn't if I were true
To my mind and my heart
But she's a very pretty lady
A very pretty lady



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Comments

Heid's picture

A cool set of lyrics, starting off with the romantic imagery and moving to cynical caution. I liked them a lot! Cool use of language swapping, and the structure flows nicely!

kahlo2013's picture

This is great. I love the clear and compelling advice. I am pretty convinced she is not a good idea! I love the sense of something or someone so tempting knowing the price is too high to pay but we might end up throwing all of our money away anyway... that last line keeps us hanging a bit!

cts's picture

A warning tale, but how many people I know would definitely go ahead and risk it all. Familiar but sad territory indeed. Deftly written tune and it's so dense, too.