Cruel

Cruel is the gospel that sets us all free,
then takes you away from me.

There is no Chicago, urban blues
More heartfelt than my lament for you
I'm a liberal guy, too cool for the macho ache
With a secret tooth for the cherry on the cake
With a pious smile, a smile that changes what I say
While I waste my time in regretting that the days
Went from perfect to just okay.

Lordy, what would I do?
Don't call me possessive, but God if he's smooching with you
As a jealous boy rued,
The world should be free, but don't you go following suit
My heart is aligned
It couldn't be neutral, I couldn't be that way inclined
It's hard to defend, ba ba ba ba ba ba
these feelings my tuppentup friend
It's cruel, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baaa
It's cruel, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baaa
It's cruel, it's crueler than cruel,
but cruel is the gospel that sets us all free,
then takes you away from me.

Should a love be tender, and bleed out loud?
Or be tougher than tough, and prouder than proud?
If I'm troubled by, every folding of your skirt,
Am I guilty of every male-inflicted hurt?
But I don't know how, to describe the modern rose
When I can't refer, to the shape against her clothes
With the fever of purple prose.

Lordy, what would I do?
Don't call me possessive, but God if he's smooching with you
As a jealous boy rued,
The world should be free, but don't you go following suit
My heart is aligned
It couldn't be neutral, I couldn't be that way inclined
It's hard to defend, ba ba ba ba ba ba
these feelings my tuppentup friend
It's cruel, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baaa
It's cruel, ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baaa
It's cruel, it's crueler than cruel,
but cruel is the gospel that sets us all free,
then takes you away from me.
Cruel is the gospel that sets us all free,
then takes you away from me.

My contribution to urban blues


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