"Finishing Touches" as written by and Warren Zevon....
Written by Warren Zevon 1991 Zevon Music
Administered by Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. BMI

I'm getting tired of you
You're getting tired of me
And it's the final act
Of our little tragedy
So don't feign indignation
It's a fait accompli
You can screw everybody I've ever known
But I still won't talk to you on the phone
It's a hopeless cause--there's no use crying
And I can die, you can die
We can die trying
Thanks anyway, no use hangin' around
You try to put the finishing touches on me

You say it's all my fault
Who's keeping score?
Some people like to be punished
They keep coming back for more
But I'm sick & tired
And my cock is sore
You can screw everybody
I've ever known
But I still won't talk to you on the phone
It's a hopeless cause--there's no use crying
And I can die, you can die
We can die trying
Thanks anyway, no use hangin' around
You try to put the finishing touches on me

Thanks anyway
No use hangin' around
You try to put the finishing touches on me
Thanks anyway . . .
Finishing touches, finishing touches on me






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"Finishing Touches" as written by Warren Zevon

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    General CommentWonderful breakup song by the master of punk-blues-rock heartache and personal liberty
    Warren Zevon, the greatest poet of his generation
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo much seething under the surface! Tight rhythm section - the late MAGNIFICENT Jeff Porcaro on drums, unparalleled session man Bob Glaub on bass. Then there's Waddy on guitar - no more need be said. Note that the volume increases, the tension mounts, and Jeff never hits a cymbal. Altogether amazing. My favourite Zevon song by far.
    jennielucason December 20, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think we're coming up on the anniversary of his death...almost 20 years.
    There are so many perfect songs on this album. I had "Mr Bad Example" printed on my business cards after hearing it the first time! Gone too soon...Wake me up for meals Norman.
    ChicoLocoXon July 08, 2019   Link

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