Slut

posted 16 April 2002


See her stalking, slowly, deftly
Comments sliding into place
A careful calculated smile
Arranged upon a painted face

See him stalking, quickly, surely
Flashing up a wicked grin
Hear the careful turn of phrase
Promising a night of sin

See the conversation flowing
Subject swimming just below
See them slip out early, quietly
Not like anyone doesn't know

One fantastic night of passion
Two experts in the midnight arts
First names only, no phone numbers
Nothing with a chance to start

You knew from the start it would happen this way
You're a slut in everything but name
Fuelling your body's hunger
For another, better, younger

You tell me you're looking for the one
You lie and say you'll settle down
You never listened when we said
You wouldn't find true love in bed

You're not a slut, you use protection
But you're still starving for affection
What is it that the last night lacked
What do you miss that brings you back?

I can see that you are really sure you
Can find a body that can cure your
Aching emptiness inside
Until then you'll enjoy the ride

She can feel his body heaving
He listens to her heavy breathing
Neither hears the other screaming
Inside for companionship

But one night your tricks will fail
One night the wind will leave your sail
You'll go home to an empty bed
And drink yourself to sleep

Scared of dying by yourself
You come to me and ask for help
What is it that you're doing wrong
Will you know you've found the one?

You cannot see another's heart
Just by groping in the dark
There is no tight enough embrace
To see behind a painted face

But you find to your frustration
You're no good at conversation
Unless it's just another weapon
In your hefty bag of tricks

So you caress her body lightly
And you grab his neck so tightly
Gathering small consolations
From your nightly consummations

It's a habit, you can't break it
As long as your body can take it
You'll come back to the meat market
And you'll always be alone

You're a slut, you didn't plan it
You really just don't understand this
Love that you are looking for
A game to you, it's nothing more

There's nothing more that I can say
You'll have to learn in your own way
Until the day you learn to love
One night will have to be enough

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