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(Paul Foglino)

He ain't handsome, he ain't witty, he ain't cute
Lives in his mother's house, wears a brown suit
He works, gets paid twice a month
Tells his friends, "Yeah, I had a girlfriend, once"
Doesn't do too much, he just kind of hangs around
Couldn't fall in love until it came and knocked him down

She's got sisters, they make her cry
Mom says, "You get your looks from your father's side"
"You're a very pretty girl" her daddy swears
She's got a mole on her left cheek with three black hairs
Bought a beat up Ford with what she'd saved for a wedding gown
Couldn't fall in love until it came and knocked her down

They meet at a place, a place where people meet
"Life ain't all that bad" he says, and she says, "I agree"
It's a fairy tale for a dragon and a witch
They're perfect for each other, she ain't pretty he ain't rich
They're a little bit surprised by what they've found
Couldn't fall in love until it came and knocked them down

A pretty girl with coal black hair
Takes her handsome beau to a family affair
He kisses mama's right cheek and he gives daddy's hand a shake
Thinks to himself, "This must be some mistake"
He's just seen it come and go and come and go around
Couldn't fall in love until it came and knocked him down

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