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​Constant State Of Want

This song is by Christine Lavin and appears on the album Please Don't Make Me Too Happy (1995).

I never thought I'd give up on you
But sometimes you've got to do
What you've got to do
We've been engaged in a tug of war
I don't want to play this game anymore

You act content with the status quo
I think any second everything will blow
You seem so blissfully unaware
Of building friction in the air

I'm living in a constant state of want
I'm always wanting more than you will give
You're living in a constant state of pulling away from me
This is no way to live

Our friends think we have got it made
Our plate is full our dues are paid
They see no straining at the seams
We've learned to live within our means

But if they spied on us at night
Oh no they would not hear us fight
But they'd feel the tension in the air
That you're pretending is not there

I'm living in a constant state of want
I'm always wanting more than you will give
You're living in a constant state of pulling away from me
This is no way to live

No way to live for two people
Who started out with the best of intentions
No way to live you fight for privacy
I fight for your attention

I'd rather live all by myself
Than freefall down this burning well
You tell me everything is OK
I look in your eyes you look away

You are content with the status quo
I know any second everything will blow
I find it impossible now to bear
A love that's turned into despair

I'm living in a constant state of want
I'm always wanting more than you can give
You're living in a constant state of pulling away from me
This is no way to live