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13. Effect And Cause

I guess you have to have a problem

If you want to invent a contraption.

First YOU cause a train wreck

Then they put ME in traction?

Well, first comes an action

And then a REaction

But you can't change 'em round

For your own satisfaction

Well YOU burned my house down

Then got mad

At MY reaction.


Well in every complicated situation

Of human relation

Making sense of it all takes a whole lot

Of concentration

You can't blame a BABY

For her PREGNANT MA

And if there's one of these unavoidable laws

It's that you just can't take the EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE.


Well you can't take the EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE

I didn't ROB A BANK

Because you made up THE LAW

Blame ME for robbing peter

But don't you blame PAUL!

You can't take the EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE.


I ain't the reason

That you gave me NO reason

To return your call

You built a house of cards

And got shocked when you saw them fall

I ain't saying I'M innocent

In fact, the REVERSE

But if you're headed to the grave

You don't blame THE HEARSE

You're like a little girl

Yellin' at her brother

'Cause YOU lost HIS ball.


Well you keep blaming ME

For what YOU did

But that ain't all

The way you clean up a wreck

Is enough to give one pause!

You seem to forget

Just how this all started

I'm reacting to YOU

Because YOU left ME

Broken hearted

Well you just can't take

The EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE.


Well you can't take the EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE

I didn't ROB A BANK

Because you made up THE LAW

Blame ME for robbing peter

But don't you blame PAUL!

You can't take the EFFECT

And make it the CAUSE


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