Willie T & Doctor X

Such A Tricky Word

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Willie T & Doctor X
Willie T & Doctor X

Story

Prequel to Running 'Round in Circles.  A song about miscommunication on a monumental scale!  An impossible relationship with a woman who just did not know what she wanted.  No matter how I interpreted her words, I was somehow always wrong. Confusing as hell, but then love often is.  

Lyrics

words & music by willie t

 

sometimes i wonder what i am to you

or what you want me to be

i've tried so hard to be the one that you could run to

but you only wanted to be free

ruthie, i watched you suffer, seen you get kicked around

knew there was nothing i could say

that could smooth away the lines of age

that distress and despair carved on you

 

and i can't forgive this town for what its done to you

and i can't forgive the way i had to pay

for the crime of loving you, though our hearts were still true

and how it drove you away

 

and i need you now, but i know you can't give more

than these few crumbs you throw my way

i lap them up, i go beggin' for some more

ah, but you just turn to me and say,

"oh, babe i love you, but y'know i'm not in love"

i never wanted it this way

it's such a tricky word the way we use it

but when you come around, y'know i always let you stay

 

now you're lying there in bed with your red nightgown on

you grab my hand and say goodnight

i kiss your face, and then i turn out the light

and though you're near, i feel so all alone

and i lie awake each night, as you slumber in your dreams

restless, confused, i toss and turn

i want to touch you, think i should wake you

but instead i just roll over, and i turn my head away

 

and i need you now, but i know you can't give more

than these few crumbs you throw my way

i lap them up, i go beggin' for some more

ah, but you just turn to me and say,

"oh, babe i love you, but y'know i'm not in love"

i never wanted it this way

it's such a tricky word the way we use it

but when you come around, come around...

y'know i always...let you stay...

it's such a tricky, tricky word

 

willie t. (vocals, acoustic and elec., and lead guitars)

doctor x (vocals, percussion)

gary jenkins (bass, vocals)

danny feist (drums)

colleen macdonald (vocals)

andy mendelson (keyboards)