I Should Have Known

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Take these last words from my mouth
I’ll repeat them
If only you’d figured a way how to beat them
And wrestled away my resolve for the last time
If only this wasn’t the last time

I had walked in on a break in the romance
Only this time the only mistake was just dumb chance
And how that the veil has been lifted
I’m cut to the bone

And I should have known
I should have known
‘Cause I set it up
I set it up

I’m not the brains in this sad situation
I’m only a child with some bad information
The answer’s much harder to hear than the question
Please ask me again so I’ll hear, then

Under the weight of the moment I’m choking
Please tell me again
Only this time be joking
If you turn away I will most surely turn into stone

And I should have known
I should have known
‘Cause I set it up
I set it up

Words and Music by Jon Seltzer


from All I Want Is To Make You Happy, released July 19, 2011



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If you wish they still made albums like they did in the 1970s, you're gonna love the Sad Truth - a wry and tuneful mashup of Steely Dan, ELO, Supertramp, and every other band you love from Back In The Day.

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