Dinner For Two Lyrics by David Byrne

David Byrne Lyrics

Dinner For Two Lyrics
By the time the guests arrive
Oh, already it was dark outside
Table's set with china dishes
We're welcomed in with tiny kisses

What's her name? I don't remember
Isn't that the famous author?

Harry's gonna get some appetizers
Now he's keeping out of range of small arms fire
Vera has a phone she says is workin'
Now she's crawling on the floor across the kitchen

Something I should tell you
But we are never alone

Tanks outside the bedroom window
We'll be okay with the curtain closed
The guests are fine behind the sofa
It's much too late they should not go home

Something I should tell you
But we are never alone

Up by dawn, already morning
I ask myself what is goin' on
Some tender words and sidelong glances
Are you okay? Have you lived here long?

Underneath the stairway
Somebody's changing her clothes
Sweatpants and a t-shirt
Silk dresses cover the floor

Sit down by my side
Take my overcoat
When will we get out?
Maybe a week or so

Some of us losing it
Some of us breaking down
Some of us stick it out
Used to it now

Something I should tell you,
But we are never alone

There's something I should tell you,
But I've been waiting so long

When it's over with,
Going our separate ways
How about you and me
Dinner for two

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