Man On The Side

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lyrics

All this seems so familiar
Maybe not the place but the situation I find myself in
Where I can’t lose and I can’t seem to win
All you words they bounce right off me baby
I come thick skinned, I bruise easily
Maybe that’s just ego, I don’t know
But I’ve been thinking ‘bout you too much
It’s all of the time
My back to the wall, your lips to mine
Well aybe if I was stronger I could just say no
It’s clear that I want you so I’ll see how it goes
This seems to be my story most of the time
Is it my fault that you can’t make up your mind?

So say hello to the man on the side
I’ll be your best kept secret
If there’s a chance that someday you’ll be mine, all mine

Some must think that I’m a glutton for pain
But it’s not like I’m out looking for someone to rip my heart out
Again, again, no, it’s not my fault
These girls should come with a sign, a warning label
They don’t seem able to tell the truth
We start up something ‘til they finally do
By then, well, it’s much too late
And I’ve gone and got myself in trouble again
I swear I’ve learnt this lesson, I know how it ends
Why couldn’t you just say, “Let’s just be friends”?

And say hello to the man on the side
I’ll be your best kept secret
If there’s a chance that someday you’ll be mine, all mine

To all these girls I write this open letter
I know I still miss you but my aim is getting better
And you treat me like a rag doll, I can’t be that guy
Treat me like that and I’ll kiss you goodbye

So say goodbye to the man on the side
your best kept secret
And one day soon you’ll be wishing you were mine, all mine

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from Thom Lyons, released November 13, 2012
Thom Lyons: Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Gibons: Bass
Anders Bergstrom: Drums, Percussion
Jeff Simpson: Piano, Trumpet
Anna Tivel: Backing Vocals

Written by Thom Lyons (C) & (P) 2012 Thom Lyons Music (ASCAP)

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Thom Lyons Portland, Oregon

Thom Lyons is a singer songwriter born and raised in London who, in 2011, packed a suitcase and a guitar and traveled some 5000 miles to start a new life in the beautiful city of Portland Oregon
Employing a combination of beautifully crafted songs and a staggering voice that can jump from a weathered baritone to a soaring falsetto, Thom has been winning over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic
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