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Lyrics & music: daryl hall, sara allen, janna allen

When you find yourself alone
And when going out is coming home
You rely on the kid `cause theres nobody waiting around
If youre not an easy mark
Its a shot in the dark that hits the heart
I know when its coming
(I thought so anyway)
Some things stay the some and some are due for change
I thought I had them all nailed down
But you turned `em around
You did you did it you did it you did it in a minute
It didnt take long

Well I still cant say I know
When a love is real or touch and go
And if two can be one, who is the one two becomes
Am I quick enough to see
When Im ready and its right for me
Say that I want it (I think so anyway)
Everybody always laughs at love
But what they want is to be proven wrong
Then you came along and I did it



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    I think this song is a about a guy who is very guarded and set in his ways concerning love and relationships. He is okay with that, or so he says. Maybe he was hurt in the past. His life is very predictable (or so he think). Anyway, someone comes into his life that changes his mindset around very expectantly and almost right away. It gives him a new optimistic perspective (or hope), although he is not 100% convinced, and maybe rightly so. He still has his doubts and the brilliant line "and if two can be one, who is the one two becomes? " is incredibly poetic and perhaps at the heart of his doubt. Maybe he was dominated by his former lover(s). He really wants this relationship to be real, but he is asking the right questions and has perhaps a healthy dose of skepticism, given his past relationship failures. Call it maturity, as too many people then (the 80's) and more so now are willing to throw their lives to any smooth talking romantic perspective that comes along. That's my take. Love the song. It's pure genius, the lyrics are somewhat cryptic, and its great fun to listen to.

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