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[Mary:]
Baby, can I talk to you for a minute?
Ohhh...
Ohh...
Listen...

[Verse 1: (Mary)]
Boy, you had me fooled.
I can't believe you.
Cuz' you never done anything that I asked of you.
Always talking like I just can't do right.
Blaming me for everything and that just ain't right.
Cuz I...

[Chorus: (Mary)]
Cuz' I can't do this alone. (I don't know what to do.)
Alone.(I'm tryna stay with you.)
It's not all about you. (Ohhh)
Boy, I can't do this alone. (You're making this harder.)
Alone. (Boy, I'm bout to leave ya)
(Cuz I can't do this alone)
Alone...
Alone...
Alone.

[Verse 2: (Dave)]
And I gave you everything I had.
Yeah.
And I never said nothing.
Did everything for you.
What did you do?
Nothing.
Then you got the nerve to wanna run your mouth.
Like I ain't never held you down.
Baby, what did I do to deserve this?
Cuz' I put you on a shelf.
Girl, I need help.
Cuz' I can't do this alone, baby.

[Chorus: (Dave)]
Cuz' I can't do this alone. (I don't know what to do.)
Alone. (I'm tryna stay with you.)
It's not all about you. (No, I can't do it)
Girl, I can't do this alone. (You're making this harder)
Alone. (Girl, I'm bout to leave ya)
(I can't do this alone)
Alone...
Alone...
Alone.

[Bridge:]
[Mary:]
And I tried to work this out. (I'm tryna work this out)
But boy you're changing now. (Oh, you're changing now)
What do I do? (What do I do?)
I'm so confused. (I'm so confused, baby)

[Both:]
(And I tried to work this out.)
[Dave:] I tried it all.
(But girl, you're changing now.)
[Mary:] So did I.
(What do I do?)
[Dave:] What do I do?
(I'm so confused.)
[Mary:] What do I do?
[Mary:]I can't do this alone.

[Chorus: (Both)]
Cuz' I can't do this alone.
Alone.
([Mary:] But I'm tryna stay with you, yeah.)
It's not all about you.
([Mary:] No no no, it's not all about you.)
Boy, I can't do this alone.
([Dave:] I tried everything.)
([Mary:] Ohh...)
Alone.
([Dave:] I've done everything.)
([Mary:] Ohh...)
([Dave:] But I can't do this alone.)
Alone...([Mary:] I feel ya)
Alone...([Mary:] I feel ya)
Alone.

[Chorus: (Both)]
Cuz' I can't do this alone.
([Both:] Baby help me)
Alone.
([Mary:] Baby help me.)
It's not all about you.
([Mary:] It's not all about you no, no, no, no)
Boy, I can't do this alone.
[Dave:] I wanna stay together.)
Alone.
([Mary:] I wanna stay together too.)
([Dave:] Girl, I'm bout to leave ya.)
([Mary:] I'm bout to leave you too.)
Alone...([Dave:] Cuz I can't do this alone.)
Alone...([Mary:] Ohhh....)
Alone.

[Mary:]
I don't know what to do.
Cuz' boy I'm so tired of you.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Ohh...

[Both:]
[Dave:] Oh, said I don't know what to do.
[Mary:] Ohh...
[Dave:] Girl, I'm so tired of you.
[Mary:] Do what you gotta do.
[Mary:] Cuz I, I can't do this alone.

[Chorus: (Both)]
Cuz' I can't do this alone.
Alone.
[Dave:] Oh I tried everything but I can't do it no no.
It's not all about you.
[Mary:] It's not all about you.
Boy, I can't do this alone.
[Mary:] And I
Alone.
[Dave:] Been here so long, what I'm suppose to do?
[Mary:] I don't know.
[Dave:] Girl, I gotta leave you.
[Mary:] I don't know what to tell you.
[Dave:] Ohh...
[Mary:] Cuz I can't do it.
Alone...
Alone...
Alone.

[Dave:] Said I can't do this alone.
[Both:] Said I can't do this alone.
[Mary:] Said I tried everything.
[Mary:] I've done everything.
[Mary:] Ohh, what we gonna do baby?



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