Counting on my fingers, counting on my toes
Slipping through your fingers
Watching how it grows
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out
Someone oughta tell you what it's really all about

Do you ever wonder? Do you ever hate?
Six feet under, someone who can wait
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out
Someone oughta tell you
Oughta tell you what it's really all about, yes
You're never gonna make it baby
Ooh, I guess I'm gonna make you crazy
Ooh, you're never gonna
Make it babe, make it babe, make it baby

Counting on my fingers, counting on my toes
Slipping through your fingers
Watching how it goes
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out
Someone oughta tell you what it's really all about

Buy another fixture, tell another lie
Paint another picture, see who's surprised
You can love me baby but you can't walk out
Someone oughta, someone oughta tell you what it's really all about
You're never gonna make it baby
Ooh, you're never gonna make it crazy
Ooh, you're never gonna
Make it babe, make it babe, make it baby

(Watching how it grows, yeah)
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out

(Uh, uh, uh)
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out (ooh, but you can't walk out)

(Six feet under, someone who can wait)
You can love me baby, but you can't walk out
Someone oughta tell you what it's really all about

Someone oughta, someone oughta, someone oughta, someone oughta
Someone oughta, someone oughta, someone oughta, someone oughta
You can love me baby but you can't walk out (someone oughta, someone oughta)

Someone oughta tell you
Oughta tell you what it's really all
What it's really all, what it's really all about


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The Ledge Lyrics as written by Lindsey Buckingham

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  • +2
    General Comment

    I also love the sound of this song. It's an amazing song.

    I think the song is about not wanting to admit that you're in love with a person. He think that someone should tell her that she clearly is in love with him. And he's waiting till she admits it.

    Sorry for my bad English xD Greetings from Holland. X

    SorEleDumon February 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    Yet another song directed at his former partner, Stevie Nicks, except on this album without the chocolate coating that made the vitriol on Rumours palatable to yuppies. He just lets fly here and it's invigorating. The more I listen to this album the better it gets. Buckingham allows his recriminatory feelings to be expressed in domineering belittlement of her weakness, that she can't walk out and is too weak to ever make it without him.

    Acewriteon February 12, 2017   Link
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    General Comment

    The sound of this song is amazing and it always sucks me in; but I really don't get the 'you can love me baby but you can't walk out' line. confused

    cestmagiqueon May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion

    I think it may be about someone who is in denial that the relationship is over. It's either you're on the bus or you're off the bus, and in this case you're on the bus and there is no getting off of it. But I also agree with the two comments prior to this comment as well. Great song, nonetheless, the way it is slammed into your face.

    Finbaron June 11, 2020   Link

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