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You Can't Take Love for Granted

This song is by Graham Parker and appears on the album The Real Macaw (1983).

This song has been covered by Marti Jones under the title "You Can't Take Love For Granted".
Took her to a party and danced with the host
Took her to a restaurant and treat her like a ghost
Took her to a movie and looked at another screen
Paid for entertainment she'd already seen

I get so hungry, I'm eating my heart out
Ooh I felt it go empty I'm wondering what I can be thinking about

But you can't take love for granted, underneath another skin
Can't take love for granted, up behind another grin

Demonstrated passion in a grip hard to shake
Took up every fashion till everything went fake
Pulled a coat over her shoulder, cracked a joke over and over
Watch the rain turn the night colder, stared into the headlight beam

I get so wired I'm making all the wrong connections
And I get so tired I'm picking up bad affections

Can't take love for granted, can't take love for granted,
Can't take love for granted, can't take love for granted,

Watch the swans out on the lake, circle circle circle (circle circle)
Talk and talk and talk around it (circle circle)

REPEAT CHORUS 1 then CHORUS 2 then CHORUS 1 twice (fade)

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