amateur lyrics – aimee mann

i’m told the case is now closed
so i can come to my senses
but when the question is posed
i’ll have this meager defense

i was hoping that you’d know better than that
i was hoping, but you’re an amateur
i was hoping that you’d know better
but i’ve been wrong before

despite conclusions i drew
there was a chance you’d surprise me
and you’d be better than new
’cause i’d have left otherwise

i was hoping that you’d know better than that
i was hoping, but you’re an amateur
i was hoping that you’d know better
but i’ve been wrong before

so i wasn’t thinking clearly
so you didn’t think at all
i thought that was protocol

i was hoping that you’d know better than that
i was hoping, but you’re an amateur
i was hoping that you’d know better
but i’ve been wrong before

i was hoping that
i was hoping, but you’re an amateur
i was hoping that you’d know better
but i’ve been wrong before

/ aimee mann lyrics