Donít Call Me Denis

Well, I know that you know and Iím glad that you do.

I used hear it when I broke curfew.

Thereís no need to tell me where Iíve been

Or recite the seven deadly sins.

Like passion and patience and saving face.

And then thereís justice and government waste.

So whatís the point of changing your name?

You still get the bills and most of the blame.

Well thatís rich and itís typical.

Thatís a bitch and itís reciprocal.

Donít call me Denis unless youíre winners.

Youíre in a glass house so donít throw rocks.

Your game of tennis, Mercedes Benz.

Iíll have a seat in your luxury box.

Snap, snap! Oh, right behind my back.

Another fiery dart from out of the blue.

Now donít you worry Ďcause I am touched.

Iíve got friends and angels above.

Backbiters and wannabees.

Theyíre a drain on my energy.

And so I think about the places I have been.

I shake my head and feel sorry for them.

Well thatís rich and itís typical.

Thatís a bitch and hypocritical.

Donít call me Denis unless youíre winners.

Youíre in a glass house so donít throw rocks.

Iím going down on Elaine Benes.

Iím talking rash to my cable box.

Iím talking trash.

Donít call me Denis.

A perfect stranger will flirt with danger

And ask a loaded question or two.

Investigation, litigation.

Only lawyers win when itís through.

And thatís rich and itís typical.

Thatís a bitch and itís pitiful.

Donít call me Denis unless youíre winners.

Youíre in a glass house so donít throw rocks.

Your game of tennis, Mercedes Benz.

Iíll have a seat in your luxury box.

Iíll take a ride in your luxury box.

I wanna ride. Donít call me Denis.

Banastre Tarleton

July 1999

NO. 190

Discography and Recording Info:

BTB "Pyrrhic Victories" CD (Released December 2001)

 

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