Girls in Black

(from “Cut and Run”)


Struttin’ down the street, girls, there you go
Dressed in black from head to toe
A double shot of hip ennui
Still needs work, girls, you can’t fool me
Love to watch the boys collapse
See who dies and who adapts
Hey that’s all right
That’s all right

Back off boy, this ain’t your day
They had you pegged a mile away
Those dewy-eyed girls may look like fun
But you’re outnumbered two to one
You can toss your head and howl
For two little bookends on the prowl
Might as well throw in the towel tonight

Cause that’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black
That’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black

You’ll get no answer to the riddle
Cause they play both ends against the middle
The way you jump when they snap their gum
Just proves your blind as well as dumb
One-eyed jack won’t beat a pair
Who the hell said love was fair
That’s all right
That’s all right

First it’s one and then the other
Will treat you like her darling brother
Then slams you up against the wall
And tells you you can have it all
Find some better way to choose
Than heads you win and tails you lose
Either way you’ll sing the blues all night

But that’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black
That’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black

So tell the doctor they broke your heart
He’ll write it all down on his little chart
Proke you, prod you, check your tongue
Say, sing it boy while you’re still young
They’re so cool they make you burn
Ten to one you’ll never learn
So strike a match and wait your turn tonight

Cause that’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black
That’s all right
That’s all right with the girls in black


© Copyright 1990 Danny Carnahan/Post-Trad Music

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