"A common disaster" as written by and Michael Edward Timmins....
A candle burning for everything I've ever wanted
A tattoo burned for everything I've ever wanted and lost
I had a long list of names that I kept in my back pocket,
But I've cut it down to one and your name's at the top

Won't you share a common disaster?
Share with me a common disaster
A common disaster
I found myself a friend,
But he's crooked as a stick in water
So now I'm writing fairy tales
To catch the spirit of revenge
He's got a plan to steal my little sister,
But I'm not too concerned
'Cause I will get him in the end
Won't you share a common disaster?

Share with me a common disaster
A common disaster
Going to find me someone to share
A common disaster
Run away with me from a life so cramped and dull
Not worry too much about the happily-ever-after
Just keep the Caddy moving
'Til we're well beyond that hill
Won't you share a common disaster?
Share with me a common disaster
A common disaster


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"Common Disaster" as written by Michael Edward Timmins

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    General CommentThis should have been the theme song for 'Thelma & Louise'.

    Sly
    SLYcraftson March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis lyric scares me in that woman in this song sounds like she just snapped and is about to do something crazy.

    And that's what I thought this song was about. "I'm going to hell, you are coming with me" kind of song.
    focus007on October 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRolling Stone said Margo Timmins was one of the best voices of the eighties and I agree. I love the lyrics. And the melody will stick with you. :)
    redshiftdazzleron August 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA very poetic comment on the fact that most relationships fail. For one reason or another, they all end up being "Common Disasters". Especially these days. That being said, we should all bear in mind that it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. So... "Won't you share a common disaster... share with me a common disaster?" Well, as long as it's Margo Timmins who's asking... SURE! You can count me in!
    RayManon June 20, 2009   Link

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