you're gonna take the long way around

no matter what you do

you're gonna take the long way around

'cause you've turned your love to blues

 

I could tell by your eyes

I wasn't your victim at all

I just happened to come into sight

while you were headed for another fall

everyone's got their battles

we've all got our stories to tell

but when your words fly like shrapnel

you're only hurting yourself

 

You're gonna take the long way around

no matter what you do

you're gonna take the long way around

'cause you've turned your love to blues

 

Turn your love around

it's really not that hard

turn your love around

and have a little heart

 

Yes, turn your love around

it's really not that hard

turn your love around

and have a little heart

a little heart 

  

 

The Long Way Around

 

You're always smoldering

underneath the things that you say

I knew a long time ago

to stay the hell out of your way

you were pushing and shouldering

your way through a crowded arcade

and you caught me by surprise

when you started playing charades

 

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.