Honest With Me

Well, I'm stranded in the city that never sleeps

Some of these women they just give me the creeps

I'm avoidin' the Southside the best I can

These memories I got, they can strangle a man

.

Well I came ashore in the dead of the night

Lot of things can get in the way when you're tryin' to do what's right

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me if only you knew

.

I'm not sorry for nothin' I've done

I'm glad I fought - I only wish we'd won

The Siamese twins are comin' to town

People can't wait - they're gathered around

.

When I left my home the sky split open wide

I never wanted to go back there - I'd rather have died

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me if only you knew

.

My woman got a face like a teddy bear

She's tossin' a baseball bat in the air

The meat is so tough you can't cut it with a sword

I'm crashin' my car, trunk first into the boards

.

You say my eyes are pretty and my smile is nice

Well, I'll sell it to ya at a reduced price

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

You'd be honest with me, if only you knew

.

Some things are too terrible to be true

I won't come here no more if it bothers you

The Southern Pacific leaving at nine forty-five

I'm having a hard time believin' some people were ever alive

.

I'm stark naked, but I don't care

I'm going off into the woods, I'm huntin' bare

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew

.

I'm here to create the new imperial empire

I'm going to do whatever circumstances require

I care so much for you - didn't think that I could

I can't tell my heart that you're no good

.

Well, my parents they warned me not to waste my years

And I still got their advice oozing out of my ears

You don't understand it - my feelings for you

Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew

.

Copyright 2001 Special Rider Music

First release: Love and Theft, 2001

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