Maybe if I lay real still
It will go away, maybe it will
Maybe this I won't budge
Maybe I just need a little nudge
Maybe this time I won't flinch
Maybe this time it might be a sinch
Maybe this time I won't run
Maybe I'll own up to what I've done
What have I done?
What have I done?

Maybe I'm just damaged goods
And, baby, you're a babe in the woods
And me, I'm just a little lost lamb
But you love me wherever I am
And maybe I've been caught red handed
Making off like a lucky bandit
And this wasn't how I planned it

Maybe this time I could stay
And let myself get carried away
Maybe this time it's too late
We could make a move or we could wait
Maybe she will understand
And not expect too much from one man
Maybe she can
Or maybe she can't

Maybe when I've changed my tune
I'll come out of my solitude
And start to live my life anew
And spend the rest of my days pleasing you
And on the path to righteousness
I'll swept the dust
Whatever it takes to gain your trust
I'll do what I must
I'll do what I must (I'll do what I must)
I'll do what I must (I'll do what I must)
I'll do what I must

Maybe I'm just damaged goods
And, baby, you're a babe in the woods
And me, I'm just a little lost lamb
But you love me wherever I am
And maybe I've been caught red handed
Making off like a lucky bandit
And now I walk this planet

Forever in search of the alternative to love
Forever in search of the alternative to love


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    General CommentI first hear this band on Conan O'Brien and downloaded them right away. This is a great cd, and it has a suprisingly unique quality. They just know how to play straight up good music. This is my favorite song on the album. I guess that's because it seems to speak directly to me. It seems that I'm always trying to say this about relationships that I'm in.



    btw "Forever it's a joke" might actually be "Forever in search of"
    crazzycoalaon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite! Saw the band life last night, they are amazing!
    Star*on April 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry peeps. you dont like this band. you like the person. brendan writes and performs all of his stuff by himself apart from when hes on stage and cont do them all at the same time!
    jamoonabumon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love how much this song.Brendan's songwriting is top ace.This is my favourite tune of the cd .it's not really catchy in the traditional way but it's the best pop of the decade.
    veruskaon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI found the alternative to love, and it is Brendan Benson
    HolyDiveron April 25, 2008   Link

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