From The Elvis Costello Wiki
She never said she wanted to
Just in her head they spoke all night
All her life it's been like that
And she regrets
Who does she protect?
Avoiding the possibility of a disagreeable moment
Always robs her of a very tender moment
He never asked he wanted to
Just in his heart he kept the word
All his life it's been like that
And he regrets
Who does he protect?
Avoiding the probability of a disagreeable moment
Always robs him of a very tender moment
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