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Aftertones

This Must Be Wrong

Janis Ian

I gave a party
I said you could come
You showed up at my door
with all your leathers on
I said - This must be wrong
It can't be right
How can you make love to me
dressed up for a fight?
Pick me up off the floor
No more, 'cause you surely can't be mine

Religion came,
almost overnight
You were the high priest
I was the sacrifice
I said - This must be wrong
This can't be right
Take off that stupid robe
and put down that knife
These ropes are getting tight
All right, you surely can't be mine

I come home half dead
late on a Saturday night
You stand on the bed and you
tell me you're learning to fly
I said - Take off those boots
Take off that cape
Throw away those long johns
I ain't no Lois Lane
Before I get my kryptonite
All right, 'cause you surely can't be mine

I was ready for love
Big brass bed and all
I was ready for love
You said - Let's talk about the war
I said - What war?
What war?
Take off your clothes
And don't you worry me no more
I ain't no fly by night
All right, you surely can't be mine

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

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    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

    Visit the venue's website

  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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