All you want to do is something good
So get ready to be ridiculed and misunderstood
'Cause don't you know that you're a fucking freak in this world
In which everybody's willing to choose swine over pearls

And maybe everything is all for nothing
Still you'd better keep it to yourself
'Cause God knows it's not safe with anybody else

You can take your own advice and try again
But a thousand compromises don't add up to a win
And they'd be happy if you'd only cover your tracks
But the trail of crumbs you've left won't help you find your way back

So maybe everything is all for nothing
Still you'd better keep it to yourself
'Cause God knows it's not safe with anybody else
God knows it's not safe with anybody else

You can play along, but you'll just end up wrong somehow, won't you

But you're the idiot who keeps believing in luck
And you just can't get it through your head that no one else gives a fuck

So maybe everything is all for nothing
Still you'd better keep it to yourself
'Cause God knows it's not safe with anybody else
God knows it's not safe with anybody else

Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
(God knows it's not safe with anybody else)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
It's not safe with anybody else
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
(God knows it's not safe with anybody else)
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh

Play that guitar
But you're the idiot who keeps believing in luck

The speaker is out of the picture
I'm talking to the microphone
The microphone thinks that I'm talking
But I'm not talking at all
I'm singing to you


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It's Not Safe Lyrics as written by Aimee Mann

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    Giving up the naive notions of childhood has never been better described.

    rp90on June 15, 2013   Link
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    I’ve been listening to this song for YEARS and this is the first time I’ve looked up the lyrics and I’m so puzzled by:

    “In which everybody's willing to choose swine over pearls”

    I’ve always heard (and sung) “wine over pearls”. Thinking someone who chooses wine lacks foresight, hedonistic — wanting the immediate payoff, and the person who chooses pearls is looking either artistically, or with forethought — as an investment. Desire versus practicality.

    But when I played it at the highest volume I can hear “swine” and not necessarily just the s-sound carrying over from “choose”.

    Why would anyone ever choose swine?

    3-65-7-50on June 28, 2018   Link

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