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Lou Abbott: Music

Modern Romance

(Lou Abbott)
May 1, 2018
Louis Abbott

This is the first version, recorded 2/28/1986 at New Destiny Studios in West Chester, PA.  The engineer is Grant Birchard.

Guy Michetti-guitar

Tony Blandin-bass

Grant Birchard-keyboards

Lou Abbott-drums and vocals

Intro: Tired of meeting girls in smoky bars, screaming over Rock and Roll

Flirts and teases and social diseases and birth control

Verse: What do you want from romance? What do you want from me?

All those subtle glances, honey, what am I supposed to be?

Another chain around your neck, another toy you use?

When you deal love from a loaded deck, I can only lose

Sometimes I fight for what I want and sometimes I walk away, honey

I'm walking away.

Verse 2: Room full of people, everybody's on the make.

I see you looking over here, I wonder, "How long will this take?"

Cause I heard about you, heard you got a heart of ice,

Well I got a heart that's colder, tonight oughta work out real, real nice.

Sometimes I fight for what I want and sometimes I walk away, honey

I'm walking away.

And you know what they say:

Chorus: Oh, that's Modern Romance

What the people want.

Bridge: They tell you: "You can't be no dancer, if you never learn to dance'" 

Hey, I don't take big chances

When I don't have half a chance.

Verse 3: I got the note that you gave me, I got the number to call

But do I have to remind you, honey, I'm not Mister Wonderful.

Before the silent treatment, before you wonder why,

Before the insecurity makes me out the bad guy

Sometimes I fight for what I want and sometimes I walk away, honey

I'm walking away. Cause you know what they say:

Oh, that's Modern Romance

What the people want.

If you're gonna be a dancer, you gotta learn to take that big, big chance