(You're not supposed to get a...) Boyfriend

 
I wrote this sincerely trying to win back an ex-girlfriend. She obviously didn’t understand the rules of disengagement, so I had to spell them out for her bluntly:
It’s really very simple –  you miss me, and then immediately come running back.
 
 
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The Emotional Wrecks play "Boyfriend" at the Ventura Theater
opening for the Violent Femmes.
 
Boyfriend

I feel like my heart’s been ripped out. My chest hurts I’m feeling faint.
I feel like I think I might cry, If I try to take a breath.
I’m alone here in my bedroom, Because you don’t come here no more,
The TV’s blasting in the next room, My roommate won’t shut the door.
Tell me why we’re not together, I can’t remember that far back.
I don’t want to be without you. Tell me that you’ll take me back.

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What’s the matter with you? Don’t you know how this works?
I call you a bitch, you call me a jerk.
And we hate each other for a while while we talk
To our friends about how we’re much better off.
Then I start to miss you and you start to miss me.
And we realize how our lives are empty.
Then I see you out or you call on the phone.
And we tell each other that what happened was wrong.
Then we kiss and know that our love did not end.
We are so happy cause we are together again.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
Ah, you fucked it all up.

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Tonight I spilt my heart out to you. Told you it kills me to be apart.
Tonight I said please I’m so lonely. Please don’t get into your car.
I can not stop thinking of you. You’re everywhere I turn my head.
I see your eyes look up at me When you wake up in my bed.
I asked don’t you love me like before? You cried, and I knew it then,
But you wouldn’t even kiss me good night. Cause you don’t cheat on your boyfriend.
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Hey!What’s the matter with you?T hat’s not the way that this goes
You call me a bastard, I call you a Ho.
Then we hate each other til we start to feel bad
And we realize it was so good what we had.
Then you write me a story or I write you a song
And we tell each other that what happened was wrong.
And we’re closer now cause we lived through the pain.
We are so happy cause we are together again.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
Ah, you fucked it all up.
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I didn’t know how much I’d miss you. I didn’t think I’d really care.
You left me angry and convinced that I’d be happy you weren’t there.
I’d have time to write my project. I could see somebody else.
I thought my freedom was the answer. I was so happy when you left.
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What’s the matter with you? Don’t you know how this works?
I call you a bitch, you call me a jerk.
And we hate each other for a while while we talk
To our friends about how we’re much better off.
Then I start to miss you and you start to miss me.
And we realize how our lives are empty.
Then I see you out or you call on the phone.
And we tell each other that what happened was wrong.
Then we kiss and know that our love did not end.
We are so happy cause we are together again.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
You fucked it all up with your boyfriend.
I’m gonna pulverize your boyfriend.
I’m gonna crucify your boyfriend.
I’m gonna rip apart your boyfriend.
I’ll put his head upon your doorstep.
You’re not supposed to get a boyfriend.
Ah you fucked it all up.

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