|© 1999, 2000||
I really love this song. A hard sounding blues tune. It was fun to write and it is fun to sing and play. I like the controversial title. I showed the first verses to a friend-of-mine. He said they made him blush. And I assure you: He is not a shy guy.
The verse couplets deal with the damage caused by uncontrolled or uncontrollable sexual conduct. The first verse couplet is about the damage caused to a man when the woman has the problem. The second couplet is about the damage a man can do to a woman. Additional lyrics shed different lights on the issue.
I am happy with the results. I have fun with the words and images (maybe I like to be controversial) and yet in no way condone the behavior. Sexual problems cause untold damage to those folks involved with them.
Well the dogs at midnight barking,
Cat begins to howl.
Man creeping around your backdoor
Out on a prowl.
Woman opens up her backdoor
She says 'I'm glad you came.'
She's just wrapped herself up more tightly in those
In the air the man is early.
The airport comes to view.
The freeway goes so easy
He knows just what he is going to do.
Opens the door he's got flowers
Sees the man pluck her petal view
She just whipped him to his soul
With those long, sharp
Across the town the man is working
The hour is getting late
Calls his wife on the telephone
Says 'I'm going to have to work late'
Says 'I love you'
As the woman lights his flame
He's just carved himself another link in those long
Now the woman hangs up the telephone
Puts her kids to bed
The words the man said
Still going around and around in her head
Pretty soon that terror,
That terror going to have a name
She's just become another victim of those
Now you men you listen to me
Careful what you do.
To your woman you must be faithful:
To your family you must be true.
You better be careful
You're messing with the flame.
You're going to get burned on those long, hot
Now you women you listen to me
Careful what I say
You're the pillar of your family
But you can't always get your way
You got to be careful:
You're playing with the flame.
You just be beating everybody up with those long, long, long