could you speak up? i can't hear a word you're saying
just call when you get home
so you drank and he drove
you've got more excuses than a hospital's got patients
and i'm losing my patience with you

could you breathe in, burn it down
until the filter's all that you have left
he pulled up your dress...
you've got more excuses than a hospital's got patients
and i'm losing my patience with you

the phone is on the counter and it's 3 A.M.
and i'm driving past his house so i can call you again
and i'm looking through his window and i see you there
sitting around in that guilt you wear

so come on, you're only pretty when you want something
you're only pretty when you're leaving me
and right now you're beautiful

so she walks into our one bedroom apartment
why didn't you come home?
she says leave her alone
she said i give her headaches
cuz she's drinking with the friends anyway
what the fuck is it to you?

could ya speak up? tell me what the fuck you're doing
sleeping in his bed, taking off your dress
i know everything, sweetie you don't have to say a thing
sweetie you don't have to say a thing

she's sleeping at her mother's and it's been five days
my father says the greek women never changed
i'm looking through your window and i see you there
sitting around in your underwear

so come on, you're only pretty when you want something
you're only pretty when you're leaving me
and right now you're beautiful
right now you're beautiful

sometimes our lives get written up in chalk
and the rain comes to wash them all away
sometimes our lives get written up in chalk
and the rain comes to wash them all away

so come on, you're only pretty when you want something
you're only pretty when you're leaving me
and right now you're beautiful
right now she is beautiful


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    General CommentArchie Star is just too good for words.
    Their new stuff is great !
    caitvon December 05, 2008   Link

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