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Don't Let's Start

This song is by They Might Be Giants and appears on the album They Might Be Giants (1986).

This song has been covered by This Radiant Boy under the title "Don't Let's Start".
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Don't Let's Start
Don't, don't, don't let's start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you are my precious little girl
But don't, don't, don't let's start
I've got a weak heart
And I don't get around how you get around

When you are alone
You are the cat, you are the phone, you are an animal
The words I'm singing now
Mean nothing more than "meow" to an animal

Wake up, smell the cat food in your bank account
Don't try to stop the tail that wags the hound

D, world destruction
O, for an overture
N, do I need
Apostrophe
T, need this torture?

Don't, don't, don't let's start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you are my precious little girl
But don't, don't, don't let's start
I've got a weak heart
And I don't get around how you get around

No one in the world ever gets what they want
And that is beautiful
Everybody dies frustrated and sad
And that is beautiful

They want what they're not
And I wish they would stop singing
"Deputy-dog-dog-a-ding-dang-depadepa"
"Deputy-dog-dog-a-ding-dang-depadepa"

D, world destruction
O, for an overture
N, do I need
Apostrophe
T, need this torture?

Don't, don't, don't let's start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you are my precious little girl
But don't, don't, don't let's start
I've got a weak heart
And I don't get around how you get around

I don't want to live in this world anymore
I don't want to live in this world

Don't, don't, don't let's start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you are my precious little girl
But don't, don't, don't let's start
I've got a weak heart
And I don't get around how you get around

Written by:

John Flansburgh / John Linnell

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