You Got It All Wrong Janine

(from “Cut and Run”)


I came home good and drunk and all
Not the first time, I rcall
My brain was moving at a crawl
My excuses kinda lean
I tried to speak in my defense
I guess I didn’t make much sense
You added up the evidence
But you got it all wrong, Janine

I’d never go and make you cry
I’d never step out on the sly
I never was that kind of guy
I’d never treat you mean
So don’t toss my clothes, don’t change the locks
Don’t leave my car on cinder blocks
I’ll change my ways, pull up my socks
But you got it all wrong, Janine

All I know is one and one is two
And there’s just one of me and there’s just one of you
Say you’re mine, don’t be unfair
Don’t break up a perfect pair
I’ll take the rap, doll, I don’t care
But you got it all wrong, Janine

Darlin’ please don’t torture me
I’m hiding nothing, nosiree
It’s here for all the world to see
I swear I’m squeaky clean
Oh I may be the foolish one
I’ve had my licks, I’ve had my fun
But if you think you know just what I’ve done
Then you’ve got it all wrong, Janine

All I know is one and one is two
And there’s just one of me and there’s just one of you
Say you’re mine, don’t be unfair
Don’t break up a perfect pair
I’ll take the rap, doll, I don’t care
But you got it all wrong, Janine

So what am I supposed to do
To try and make it up to you
Hold my breath till I turn blue
Eat crow till I turn green
So let me out, unlock the door
Peel me off this basement floor
You sure are pretty when you’re sore
But you got it all wrong, Janine

All I know is one and one is two
And there’s just one of me and there’s just one of you
Say you’re mine, don’t be unfair
Don’t break up a perfect pair
I’ll take the rap, doll, I don’t care
But you got it all wrong, Janine


© Copyright 1993 Danny Carnahan/Post-Trad Music

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