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​Vanity

This song is by David Gates and appears on the album Take Me Now (1981).

Gates

Sanity
One of us has gone and lost our sanity
That's the only reason you could ever say goodbye to me
But maybe it was vanity

Vanity
Maybe some would say that you're the cuttest thing that ever they'd seen
Couldn't understand why you would ever spend a moment's time with me
But maybe it's society

So long... bye-bye
Hold on... why try?

Society
Maybe no one's ever supposed to stay together permanently
Go and gotta go looking for what's best for me and me
But maybe it's just vanity

Society
Maybe no one's ever supposed to stay together permanently
Go and gotta go looking for what's best for me and me
It's insanity, vanity, or society
But whatever it is
It's happening to you and me

So long... bye-bye
Hold on... let us try