Knives

 I tried to dance with you
 But your music's too damn fast
 I tried to shake your hand
 But they were tied behind your back
 My efforts were in vein
Like a fool I played your game
 Time to tighten up on that slack
 Time to get the knives out of my back
 Behind a reassuring smile
 Lies a sign that says beware
For you I've walked much more than a mile
 But I aint gettin' nowhere
 I once considered you my friend but now it's at bloody odds and ends
 Time to tighten up on that slack
 Time to get the knives out of my back
 Where were going I'm not sure
 On the dream I just might pass
 Yet for you there is a cure
 And for me a kick in the ass
 In my head there was a space
 Which allowed the foot in my face
 Time to tighten up on that slack
 Time to get the knives out of my back