NEVER I WILL

©2000 By David Poe.  Charming Martyr Music (BMI).  All rights reserved.

From The Late Album

 

YOU HAD A LOOK DOWN YOUR NOSE AT MY CHRISTMAS CLOTHES

YOU HAD A DRINK ON ME AND MY SHABBY SUIT

AND WHILE THE NIGHT WAS TUNING BLACK 

YOU REFUSED TO GET INSIDE A CAB AND LEAVE DOWNTOWN BEIRUT

I THREW YOUR CAPE AROUND YOUR SHOULDERS

AND IN A VOICE THAT SOUNDED OLDER

THAN THE HEADS OF STATE YOU HATED

AND YOU SAID YOU WANTED ME TO KILL

 

I SAID I DON'T KNOW YOU

THOUGH I WANTED TO

IF I DON'T KNOW YOU NOW

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

 

FIRST YOU SOLD YOUR FAMILY HEIRLOOMS AND YOUR MANORS

FOR A TRINKET THAT THEY SAID WOULD BRING YOU LUCK

THEN YOU GAVE YOUR PRUDENT BODY TO A SAILOR ON SHORE LEAVE

FROM A SHIP HE CALLED THE FORTUNATE ONE

WHEN YOU TRAVELLED 'CROSS THE SEA

THEN YOU DECIDED YOU'D COME TO ME

BUT I WAS HANGING 'NEATH A DEAD TREE 

ON A GREEN HILL

 

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW YOU

THOUGH I WANTED TO

IF I DON'T KNOW YOU NOW

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

 

HONEY YOU'RE THE VIBE QUEEN,

A STAR UP ON A SCREEN 

WHO'S SWALLOWED DOWN A CHOKING POTION 

A PERSONALITY PILL

 

I DON'T KNOW YOU

THOUGH I WANTED TO

IF I DON'T KNOW YOU NOW

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

NEVER I WILL

 

BUT I TRIED TO APOLOGIZE

AND THAT IS WHEN YOU CAME IN FOR THE KILL

AND WHEN I TRIED TO WIN YOU BACK YOU TOOK A RIFLE FROM YOUR RACK

AND I DANCED TIL YOU HAD YOUR FILL

AND WHEN YOU SEE ME ON THE ROAD

YOU SUMMON UP YOUR MORAL CODE

YOU GOT SOMETHING TO PROVE TO ME STILL