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From the recording What's That Thing?

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YOU GO FIRST (Mike Borok)

Barbara and I have been married since 1981 - so many years! People sometimes ask how do we do it, what's our secret?

It's not the little things that drive me crazy
That's part of the problem, but not the whole thing
It's not your clothes on the floor, your hair on my toothbrush
Although it's true, that's so revolting
But it's deeper than that, deeper than disgust
It feels like love turned upside down
It's a failure of faith, it's a lack of trust
But it's not too late to turn this thing around

We can work it out; we can get through it
Things can only get better
'Cause they couldn't be worse
It'll be hard, but I know we can do it
Let's change - you go first

Seems like every night we fight these wars
Why do you always take my words and twist ‘em?
Some couples are as distant as Venus and Mars
But we're not in the same solar system
Yes, we must have come from two different worlds
With different atmospheres, different gravities
Different languages and different laws
Different customs, different chemistries

But we can work it out; we can get through it
Things can only get better
'Cause they couldn't be worse
It'll be tough, but I know we can do it
Let's change - you go first
Let's change - you go first

I suppose we both have our reasons
No one wins; we both lose our shirts
It's like a card game - you play the Jack of Demons
And I trump you with the Queen of Hurts

It's not what you say, it's your tone of voice
It's your insinuations that infuriate me
You insist it's my imagination
And I blame you for blaming me
It's a matter of temper, just a matter of time
Until someone does somebody bodily harm
Doesn't matter who's right
It only matters who's madder
Take the hammer, break the glass, pull the fire alarm

We can work it out; we can get through it
Things can only get better
'Cause they couldn't be worse
It'll be painful, but I know we can do it
Let's change - you go first
Let's change - you go first
Let's change - you go first
Let's change

Steve Meltzer - drums
Barbara - lead vocal
Mike - backing vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboard