Late last night before repos, my sweetheart called to me
"Darling, you should hurry, you should come to bed, I'm cold,
You shouldn't keep your baby waiting, you should be cooperating
You should learn to do the things you're told."

Something in her tone of voice was somewhat less than kind
This person telling me the things I should or shouldn't do
A bell went off inside my head, I ran right up beside that bed
I said, "Baby, you should learn a thing or two.

Like you should squeeze the toothpaste from the end, not from the top
You should pay attention to those prices when we shop
I think you should know better than to tell me things that I should do
Don't should on me and I won't should on you

And while we're on the subject, here are certain other things, my dear
You should be aware of I should think you shouldn't show
Little things but ones I'm sure you really should take care of
Like the way you think and everything you know."

You should watch the way you eat, I think you're eating too much meat
I think that you should change the clothes you wear
You should change your TV channels, those polyester sheets to flannels
You should change the way you do your hair

I only want what's best for you, why ever won't you listen?
I should know by now what you should put your emphasis in
We should both know better than to tell each other what to do
Don't should on me and I won't should on you

So nowadays we're understanding, now my baby's less demanding
No hard feelings, best regards, sincerely yours, it's true
And when we start to say "you should", we stop because it's understood
Don't should on me and I won't should on you

I guess it's only human nature, homo sapien nomenclature
Minding everybody else's business but your own
With "you should this" and "you should that", you know what I've been getting at
Sometime we should leave well enough alone

This song is almost over, I'm amazed that I got through it
I know it was a shouldy job, but someone had to do it
We should all know better than to tell each other what to do
Don't should on me and I won't should on you
Don't should on me and I won't should on you


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