Don't Ever Call Your Sweetheart By His Name

from Future Fossils

To look at me, you may not think that I'm a Femme fatale,
But I've got more boyfriends than I can count, you know I don't mean pals
Well, there's Andrew, Barney, Charlie, Dan, and Ed - to note a few.
I used to get their names mixed up, but now here's what I do

I call them
Sweetheart, Babylove,
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lamb,
Huggy bear, Lover man
To avoid any possible embarrassment or blame,
I never call my sweetheart by his name.

My girlfriend, Marcia's quite a dish
She meets boys by the dozens,
She knows all the New York Jets,
Their brothers and their cousins
And each one thinks he is the one that she is crazy 'bout,
'Cause at the crucial moment she's been know to holler out

Ooooh
Sweetheart, Babylove,
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lips,
Macho man, Motor hips
To avoid any possible embarrassment or blame,
She never calls her sweetheart by his name.

Some people think this is dishonest (no, no, no, no, no)
Some people think this isn't right
But have you ever said "I love you, Thomas"
When Thomas was the boy you were in love with last night. (uh-oh)

Next time your sweetie calls you "Dear"
Maybe you should wonder,
Are they just trying to avoid a social blunder.
I'm not trying to make trouble, monogamy is grand,
But if it's not your style better follow my plan

And call him
Sweeheart, Babylove
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lamb,
Lover boy, Superman

Avoid any possible embarrassment or blame
Don't ever call your sweetheart by his name.

Don't ever call your sweetheart
(No never call you sweetheart)
Don't ever call your sweetheart by his name.

Words and Music by Christine Lavin/Flip-A-Jig
Music ASCAP & Happy Valley Music BMI
Copyright 1986, Palindrome Records, Philo

updated: 8 years ago