Both of Me

Cover art for Both Of Me showing black and white graphic shape representing a cowboy with a necktie

There was a girl in the corner, she looked confused
I was in the other corner looking at the news
She was peeling her fruit from both ends
One eye lookin’ at me

Hey you in the suit could we just be friends
Because I like what I think I see
When I agreed to date him
I might’a thought he had a PH…D

But she found out later when she noticed my boots
I’m a man with a split personality

Got a half-ton pick-up in my front yard
And a Beemer in my garage
Might be workin’ in the back like a lumberjack
Or baking up a quiche au fromage
I might not always be the man you think you see
But I foresee you falling in love with both of me

She and I were discussing the relative merits
Of contemporary sculpture compared to the primitives
Sippin’ our Cognac and rolling our eyeballs
When I got a hankerin’ to shoot some nine-ball

Playing five-ten-twenty ‘till the money’s all gone
Then we slip into the underground and dance until dawn
Sun comes up we’re eating Crêpe Suzettes and
Rolling up our funny hand made cigarettes

Got a half-ton pick-up in my front yard
Got a Tesla in my garage
I might be flippin’ flapjacks like a maniac
Or giving you a little toe massage
I might not always be the man you think you see
But I guarantee you all my love… from both of me

That sounds just about right,
So where you gonna take me to tonight?

I’ll take you to the opera, hell I’ll take you to Venice
I’ll take you anywhere you wanna go
Just take me back to the hotel honey
Let’s have a horizontal rodeo!

I got down on one knee beggin’ please please
Won’t you make an honest man out of me?
I will and I won’t and here’s something you should know
About the other side of little ol’ me

Some days I look exactly like Cleopatra
Other days I just don’t care
I might be walking ‘round the house in a facial mask
Wearing your underwear
I might not always be the woman you want to see
But I guarantee you all of my love from both of me

I guarantee you all of my love from both of me


℗ 2021 Eric Michael Jones

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