"Calling It Quits" as written by James Dearness Hogarth, James Blunt and Sacha Skarbek....
He's a serious Mister
shake his hand and he'll twist your arm
with monopoly money
we'll be buying the funny farm

So I'll do flips,
and get paid in chips
from a diamond as big as the Ritz--
then I'm calling it quits

Eyes the color of candy
lies to cover the handicap
though your slippers are ruby
you'll be led to the booby trap

And there's no prize,
just a smaller size
so I'm wearing the shoe til it fits--
then I'm calling it quits

Now he's numbering himself among the masterminds
cause he's hit upon the leverage of valentines
lifting dialogue from Judy Garland storylines
where get-tough girls turn into goldmines

But oh, those polaroid babies
taking chances with rabies
happy to tear me to bits--
well, I'm calling it quits

Yes, I'm calling it quits.

Lyrics submitted by Idan

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    General Comment"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is the title of a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about a man who controls the world's largest diamond and commits a number of atrocities in order to keep that information privileged. One of the measures he takes is to tell his plantation slaves that the North lost the Civil War, thus keeping them in permanent bondage. One needn't look very hard to find parallels to the label-artist relationship that Aimee's lamenting here, in her usual bemusedly bitter tone.
    TGon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song.
    missmeon April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like she's talking about a player. He will say and do whatever it takes to manipulate you. She is obviously going to leave him because she doesn't want to get used anymore. That is my take on it.

    Good song.
    archervixenon July 30, 2011   Link

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