"The Crying of Lot G" as written by and Ira David Kaplan Georgia Mia Hubley....
What did I miss here?
What can't you take anymore?
Expecting a whisper,
I heard the slam of a door

You say that all we ever do is fight
Gee, I don't know that that's true.
then I wonder, am I right?
or is that part of our problem?
Maybe I'm out of my mind.
Maybe I'm blocking out the truth.
But it seems like just a little thing,
like you don't want to listen,
and I can't shut up.

You don't have to smile at me.
we don't have to talk.
all that I ask is you stop,
and remember, it isn't always this way.

You have the problem,
it comes with our private jokes.
when you're in a fury,
laughter gets stuck in my throat.

Sometimes I wonder why we have so much trouble
cheering each other up sometimes,
when one or the other of us is down.
Instead it's like, when you're in a bad mood
I look at you and I say, maybe she's knows something
I don't know, maybe I should be upset.

You don't have to smile at me
We don't have to talk.
All that I ask is you stop
and remember, it isn't always this way.

The way that I feel
when you laugh
is like laughing.
The way that I feel
when you cry
is so bad.

Lyrics submitted by punchyk

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    General Commentthat last stanza makes me real sad
    mikematyuson October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a great description of how you feel when you fight with someone you love. I had a boyfriend who thought that every time we fought it meant the end of the world, or at least the relationship. I wish he would have listened to the lyrics of this song.
    Birdyon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis entire album has a very domestic feel. It seems that a lot of the songs are about Ira and Georgia's relationship. Maybe it's just me.
    JackWhiteon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are inspired by Thomas Pynchon's 'The crying of lot 49'.

    for more information, read it, it's more than worth it!
    delempicaon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaha...
    i'm a big fan of pynchon and i really love this song....

    like delempica said, the novel is quite worth reading. i love it.
    myb678900on November 19, 2011   Link

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