that’s just what you are lyrics – aimee mann

in our endeavor we are never seeing eye to eye
no guts to serve us so forever may we wave goodbye
and you’re always telling me that it’s my turn to move
when i wonder what could make the needle jump the groove

i won’t fall for the oldest trick in the book
so don’t sit there and think you’re off of the hook
by saying there is no use changing ’cause

that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are

acting steady always ready to defend your fears
what’s the matter with the truth, did i offend your ears
by suggesting that a change might be a thing to try
like it would kill you just to try and be a nicer guy

it’s not like you would lose some critical piece
if somehow you moved point a to point b
maintaining there is no point changing ’cause

that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are

now i could talk to you till i’m blue in the face
but we still would arrive at the very same place
with you running around and me out of the race

so maybe you’re right, n*body can take
something older than time and hope you could make
it better, that would be a mistake

so take it just so far

’cause that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are

acting steady always ready to defend your fears
what’s the matter with the truth, did i offend your ears
you’re like a sleepwalking man, it’s a danger to wake you
even when it is apparent where your actions will take you

that’s just what you are
and that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are
that’s just what you are

/ aimee mann lyrics