Your gentleman caller
Well, he's been calling on another
He loves his forbidden fruit
And as it dribbles down his chin
He cries "Baby I've been drinking with some friends
Now how about a little kiss?"
Bad boy
Rub his nose in it
What a mess
And he's playing dumb

I'm not looking for a lover
All those lovers are liars
I'd never lie to you

You say you want to get even?
You say you want to get your bad man good?
Well, are you in the mood?
You bet
Go
Doesn't it feel good?
Being bad, and getting worse

But in the morning
On the silver dawn of Sunday
You're not sure what you've done
Who told you love was fleeting?
Sometimes men can be so misleading
To take what they need from you

Whatever you need to make you feel
Like you can move on behind the wheel
The sunrise is just over that hill
The worst is over
Whatever I said to make you think
That love's the remission of the weak
This morning we loved like weaklings
The worst is over
The worst is over
The worst is over


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by NBSrock

A Gentleman Caller Lyrics as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    I cant believe no one has commented on this song yet. Its amazing. Cursive is such a talented band. This song seems to be about some sort of an affair someone was having in a relationship...I know Tim went through a divorce or something...I could be wrong.

    SoCoRocks14on June 14, 2003   Link
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    the breakdown of this song is breathtaking..."whatever you need to make you feel, like you've been the one behind the wheel, the sunrise is just over that hill, the worst is over."

    tiki_12on June 17, 2003   Link
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    yes i definately agree. the doodoodoodoododod is amazing too, i love how at it trails back into that at the end of the cd

    Action and Actionon June 17, 2003   Link
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    my favorite line is " what ever i said to make you think that love's the religion of the weak, this morning we love like weaklings, the worst is over" there is a lot of trash out there, but this c.d. is a reminder that music is an art form that must be preserved.

    smalltownpoeton June 20, 2003   Link
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    Cursive is the definition of amazing. I think that it's yet another song dedicated to his ex-wife, talking about her new love interest, who ends up being a jerk. "Sometimes men can be so misleading, to take whatever they need from you." He's a jackass, a womanizer, who's just misleading her to "get some" and whatnot. He's not saying that he deserves her back, he's saying, "oh well, you got royally screwed." It's a slap in the face.

    sickofthemirroron June 21, 2003   Link
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    i had downloaded a few cursive songs, then my brother bought the album. after just listening to one song and looking at the liner notes, i went out and bought it and i am happy. it is a great album, front to back. it opened me up to all of cursive as well as other saddle creek/conor oberst projects.

    tiki_12on June 22, 2003   Link
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    funky song... i like it.. sweet lyrics and the vocals do well with them.

    Chameleonicaon June 29, 2003   Link
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    this song is just amazing & anything else by cursive is too.

    cursive wordson July 07, 2003   Link
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    C'mon kids. It's not so hard to figure out. It's about a woman whose husband is cheating on her ("he's been calling on another/ he loves his forbidden fruit"), so she cheats on him to get back at him ("You say you want to get even... Does it feel good being bad?"), and the next day she regrets it ("But in the morning... you're not sure what you have done").

    JakedOnGreenBeerson April 12, 2004   Link
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    it's only me or this song both the way it's built musically and the overall theme reminds of excerpts?

    dorareeveron April 17, 2004   Link

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