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​I Only Want To Talk To You

This song is by James McMurtry and appears on the album Walk Between The Raindrops (1998).

Someone saw, someone said
Slightly misconstrued
All hell broke loose at midnight
When I guess you got the news
There's a dead bird on the sidewalk
And I'm wishin' I was too
And I only want to talk to you
There's tire marks on the concrete
Where you spun out of the drive
There's a hound dog in the corner
Lookin' glad to be alive
And if the phone rings on the table
Well I don't know what I'll do
I only want to talk to you

It's serious this time
What am I supposed to say
Is it a test of some kind
Or a price I ought to have to pay
Now it's upside down and backwards
The foot's on the other shoe
I only want to talk to you
I only want to talk to you

The neighbor kids across the street
Are pointing across the yard
And the social worker next door
Dropped by and left her card
But I don't want to talk to nobody
About what we're going through
I only want to talk to you
I only want to talk to you

And it's serious this time
What am I supposed to do
Walkin' a fine line
Must've broken it clean in two
Now it's upside down and backwards
The foot's on the other shoe
And I only want to talk to you
I only want to talk to you

There's a nice young man in a clean white shirt
Ringing the front door bell
I'm gonna hide out in the kitchen
And let that hound dog give him hell
'Cause I don't want to talk about Jesus
Not even for a minute or two
I only want to talk to you
I only want to talk to you
I only want to talk to you