The Fall

03:59
Jen Cass
2003-04-13
Jim Roll

Lyrics

Well, he thought he’d tell her something

Boyfriends never say

Thought he’d steal away her heart

While his words rattled ‘round her head

Saw her as a smooth black stone

With eyes wet and deep

Told her, “I don’t want anyone flirting with me.”

 

Well, she maintained her composure

Knowing full well inside she was a kid

Said, “Well, at least we’re starting out honest, boy,

That’s something my parents never did.”

They walked home tense and excited

Both next to someone they couldn’t see

And the night rumbled and it quaked

And the traffic lights turned from red to green

 

She told him once, “Don’t trust me.”

But she wasn’t the tramp

That she wanted so badly to be

And he was too naïve to see

That she was just trying to break free

From some other boy that she once loved

Trying to bring her father to his knees

 

Well, they made love two weeks later

To the humming of a bedroom fan

And the candlelight jumped

And he traced to palm of her hand

Well, she jumped up from the bed

And ripped a calendar from the wall

It was one that her father drew with his own hands

But that was long before the fall

 

Well, he thought he’d tell her something

Boyfriends never say