SAME WRONG THING
by Al Rose © 2016 Wheel See Music (ASCAP)

I open up my mouth / And I can hardly breathe

It’s a habit I’ve got / Just like the great dark sleep

I gather up the quilt / But it’s torn at the seams

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


I’m just repeating myself / Like a dependable thief

I’m such a tired guest / Can’t find the time to leave

I’ll meet you under the bus / I threw us under the fleet

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


I never get it right / I haven’t learned a thing

I turn away and run / It’s just the coward in me

You just gotta laugh / I’m just as dumb as I seem

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


Same wrong thing / Same thing wrong

Same wrong mouth / Same wrong tongue


I think I broke your heart / Like it was mine to break

But the cruel truth is just my bitter shame

Now I’m just a ghost / I fly with bitter wings

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


I open up my eyes / I can hardly see

The indisputable lies in the deep blue sea

I tried to get it right / But all you got is grief

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


I’m a permanent con / Selling permanent bliss

Hiding my permanent mouth beneath a permanent kiss

I try to play a part / But all you get is me

I always open my mouth and say the same wrong thing


Same wrong thing / Same thing wrong

Same wrong mouth / Same wrong tongue

Same wrong bell / Same wrong rung

Same wrong tune / Same wrong song