All You Want Is What You Want

from I Was In Love With A Difficult Man

Pounding the pavement in New York City
in my sweat clothes I don't look pretty
a mother and a daughter are having a fight
up ahead beneath the flickering street light

They get loud as I get near
they don't care who can hear
the mother's wavin' her arms in a wild way
when I get close I hear her say

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

They cross the street I trail behind
I can't help it I've a curious mind
the daughter's walkin' so fast
the mother can't keep up
she's screaming at her kid
she's screaming at the truck

She's screaming at pedestrians
screaming at cars
she's screaming at the earth
screaming at the stars
she's at her wit's end
she's on the brink
she needs therapy
or a drink

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

the mother's in a smart jacket
and sensible shoes
the daughter's got a shaved head
and neck tattoos
the mother keeps screaming
the daughter just stares
wishes she was anywhere but he-eee-eeeeer

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

I don't know how the story ends
will the mom calm down
will the hair grow in
will they make their peace
will they drift apart
will she pierce her tongue
and her mom's heart

or will they laugh and shake their heads
at all the crazy things they said
but for the anger is all too real
hurt is what they both feel

All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me
All you want is what you want
psychodrama doesn't do it for me

I don't know how the story ends
will the mom calm down
will the hair grow in
will they make their peace
will they drift apart
will she pierce her tongue
and her mom's heart

I don't know how the story ends
will the mom calm down
will the hair grow in
will they make their peace
will they drift apart
will she pierce her tongue
and her mom's heart

I don't know how the story ends
















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updated: 8 years ago