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  1. Nobody (But You)

From the recording Domestic Violins (Mixes)

Lyrics

NOBODY (BUT YOU)

Let me start by saying that this is not an indication of the way I feel
I‘ve always thought of the notion of love as a little out-dated and a shade unreal
I’ve always taken what the willing would give, never had an indication there was anything more
But the way I feel and the way I act – well, you’d think I’d never had a woman before
I don’t need no star-crossed gaze from the “Belle of the Ball”
Love’s illusions tend to drive me right up the wall

I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But you

I’ve seen the women, baby, in my life as an enjoyable diversion from the day-to-day mess
We’d take a show in, maybe dinner for two, but we’d get along best when we were both undressed
We’d make it fun, but the distance was there, an invisible line that neither would cross
I’d heard it said there was something I was missing, but I never considered it much of a loss
I don’t need no love-lorn dreck from a well-meaning jerk
I bail out when fun and games start to turn into work

I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But you

I want to know what the hell it is about you that makes me feel crazy, like a teen-aged boy
You blew a hole in my total control, now my guts are hanging out like a broken toy
I feel like, maybe, we could make something new – I don’t really know how, but I’m willing to try
My old friends tell me, “Don’t come crying to me when the fire burns out and the well runs dry”
I don’t need no jaded crap from the “Talk of the Town”
I’ve had years of playing games and running around

I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
I don’t really want nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
But you

© 1989 Robert M. Shaffer