We Better Talk This Over

I think we better talk this over

Maybe when we both get sober

You'll understand I'm only a man

Doin' the best that I can.

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This situation can only get rougher.

Why should we needlessly suffer?

Let's call it a day, go our own different ways

Before we decay.

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You don't have to be afraid of looking into my face,

We've done nothing to each other time will not erase.

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I feel displaced, I got a low-down feeling

You been two-faced, you been double-dealing.

I took a chance, got caught in the trance

Of a downhill dance.

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Oh, child, why you wanna hurt me?

I'm exiled, you can't convert me.

I'm lost in the haze of your delicate ways

With both eyes glazed.

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You don't have to yearn for love, you don't have to be alone,

Somewheres in this universe there's a place that you can call home.

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I guess I'll be leaving tomorrow

If I have to beg, steal or borrow.

It'd be great to cross paths in a day and a half

Look at each other and laugh.

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But I don't think it's liable to happen

Like the sound of one hand clappin'.

The vows that we kept are now broken and swept

'Neath the bed where we slept.

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Don't think of me and fantasize on what we never had,

Be grateful for what we've shared together and be glad.

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Why should we go on watching each other through a telescope?

Eventually we'll hang ourselves on all this tangled rope.

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Oh, babe, time for a new transition

I wish I was a magician.

I would wave a wand and tie back the bond

That we've both gone beyond.

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Copyright 1973 Ram's Horn Music

First release: Street Legal, 1978

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