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The Fight Song

All you ever do is fight
I hear your dishes hit the walls
As you throw them in the night
At his head

But he's not slow to even up the score
As he chases you in frenzy
And soon I hear you hear the floor
But you're not dead

You can call each other names if you want to
Bicker 'bout the blame for the hell you go through
Kill each other dead if that's what it comes to
But do you have to be so loud

Day & night, & night & day
Your house & home have met destruction
A marathon of Tet√@ Tet√@ to be sure

Left & right and into the kitchen
Pull an electric knife and stand your ground
You know there are no safe conditions in a mobile home

You can call each other names if you want to...

Sleep was always dear to me
My privacy was near to sacred
And I've tried my best to be a diplomat & a good neighbor

But tonight you went too far
What with the napalm & the chain saws
And I saw you for what you are
or what you were

You can call each other names if you want to...

and now you won't be so loud



¬@ 1992 C. Carothers