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  1. Modern Romance

From the recording Modern Romance

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

Lyrics

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