Think it Over

you're asking me to 'think it over'... seems that's all we ever do

I don't want another lover; ...if I can work this out with you

times it's hard to believe; the things we put each other through

still, I ain't asking you to leave... and I'll stay if you want me to.

...

think it over and decide... get on board, or let it ride...

I don't want you to feel you're tied... or stay if you ain't satisfied...

think it over and be sure... before you walk out of that door

make sure you know the odds and score...

you may not see me anymore.

...

step out and have yourself a drink... check out the men in the room

have a dance or two and think (you better think about it, babe...)

you could be single again, real soon...

if one of them should strike a flame... rekindle things you think we've lost

go on, then,, shift the blame... I stand prepared to pay the cost

...(think it over and decide... repeat chorus...)

...

love needn't be a running battle... as of late, things just ain't right...

do you feel you're standing in my shadow...

or am I just between you and the light?

... ( think it over and decide... repeat chorus and fade...  )

 

     ...well... I guess this is also a 'love song'... but from a different point in the relationship; a line drawn in the sand... very much a 'honky tonk' piece; in the Waylon Jennings tradition... it was the 'B' side of the 45 rpm recording featuring 'Love Ain't Blind' (1987?); and I recall taking great pleasure when someone fired up both sides on the jukebox as we were setting up for a gig in one of the many little joints that are long gone, now... I was fortunate to 'come of age' in the last gasps of country music as it once was... 'six nights and a matinee.. we were honky tonkin' night and day...'... 

 

 

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