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​Red Pants And Romance

This song is by The Balancing Act and appears on the album Curtains (1988).

Words and music by Robert Blackmon.

I dredged the silt of memory
Days passed into history
And found that under scrutiny
Most are best left mystery

Selections of past incidents
For reviewing in the present tense
Can be done in ways which will omit
Mistakes of heart you've paid for since

If life's just a Linotype lodged in your head
Each day's an edition of things done and said
And if love me nots are all that's expressed
Edit the flower and re-ink the press

Day one we kissed in verdant spates
Day three I had her slinging plates
Days four through eight for peace I'd wait
But would these, too, be deleted dates

Months later when by chance we met
The plates I'd managed to forget
But a quick right hook sealed the bet
That she could not forgive me yet

If life's just a Linotype lodged in your head
Each day's an edition of things done and said
And if love me nots are all that's expressed
Recycle the paper and question the quest