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Uncle Wonderful

Trigger Happy Love

Janis Ian/Amanda Hunt Taylor

I've seen her standing in the street
Just waiting for the next affair
Satin braces on her feet, and manicured hair
I've seen him waiting in the wings
Counting shadows as they pass
The warning buzzer starts to ring
He'll break her like glass, and caress every sliver of dress
then insist that she kiss and be blessed
The big test - the big test

Feelings are stealing your heart away
Feelings are stealing your heart away
Each and every day, the need's growing stronger
Can't hold back any longer
Trigger happy love triggers a love that's no love at all

The hand is quicker than the eye
The present closer than the past
He took her once, he took her twice, not waiting to ask
Then he laid her body down,
stroking gently on the stairs
The blushing roses turned to brown, and mixed with the air
and the heat and the noise of the street
in the dust of what must be complete
To have need - to have need

Feelings are stealing your heart away
Feelings are stealing your heart away
Each and every day, the need's growing stronger
Can't hold back any longer
Trigger happy love triggers a love that's no love at all

They gave him twenty to life
He's out in five on parole
Back to the kids and the wife, and life on the dole
He's just a family man
She nags him worse than before
He counts the minutes on his hand
and walks out the door to be charmed in the arms of a whore
To be freed of the need to be more
To want more - to want more

Feelings are stealing your heart away
Feelings are stealing your heart away
Each and every day the need's growing stronger
Can't hold back any longer
Trigger happy love triggers a love
that's no love at all

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