"Thanks But No Thanks" as written by Ronald D Mael and Russell Craig Mael....
Don't dilly-dally, come right home
I don't see why I must go home
When in the streets the niceties
Come pouring out and over me
Its three oclock and here they come
So many that my eyes are numb
Familiar faces each and all
But I've been ordered not to stall
Thanks but no thanks, anywa
I know that you're all OK, but
My orders come from high above me
About a foot or two above me

The merry band of "How are yous"

In tweedy suits and pointy shoes
They offer me a ride in style
And something sweet to make me smile
I hate to hurt their feelings so
But I'm supposed to tell them no
My parents say the world is cruel
I think that they prefer it cruel
Thanks but no thanks, anyway
I know that you're all OK, but
My orders come from high above me
About a foot or two above me
Just keep right on walking
Just keep right on walking
Just keep right on walking
Just keep right on walking

Thanks but no thanks, anyway
I know that you're all OK, but
My orders come from high above me
About a foot or two above me
Thanks but no thanks anyway
Thanks but no thanks anyway
Thanks but no thanks anyway, anyway, anyway


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"Thanks But No Thanks" as written by Russell Craig Mael Ronald D Mael

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    General CommentThe bass playing on this album is so sublime - drives this track - the Ooooh's at the end compliment so well
    nagromnaion September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. A naive kid obeying their parents strange rules (like not taking delicious, free candy from overly kind strangers)
    PairOFishon August 27, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI was exposed to 1970's Sparks at a young age and their strange songs influenced (warped) my perspective. I couldn't help noticing this song and wondered how I'd feel about it as a parent. Well here I am and I hope I am the parent the Mael brothers were thinking about and that my kids keep right on walking. Because I said so. The world is cruel. Do we prefer it cruel?
    HomerWellson July 02, 2015   Link

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