31 Flavours Volume 3 - Strawberry

by Chris Combs

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Strawberry is what I think love songs sound like.

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released May 31, 2010

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Track Name: Far Too Long
It's been far too long
since I wrote a love song
but I ain't got no reason to
the muse of music has been lost on me
ever since the day that I lost you


my oldest friend is my guitar
but he ain't giving me no advice
He just remains silent and looks at me
through his one dark blinkless eye

It used to be I'd write every day
But that was before you went away
They tell me you've left for somebody better
But I can see you if I go that way


But it's been far too long
since I wrote a love song
but I ain't got no reason to
the muse of music has been lost on me
ever since the day that I lost you
Track Name: Our Love Violates Corporate Policy
Business and pleasure used to mix
but now there's a rule about getting our kicks
it used to be all day they'd herd us like a zoo
but now the company controls our nighttimes too

Never do that, you can't do this
there is one thing, but we wouldn't suggest it
all office romance requires approval
any broken rule brings immediate removal

our love violates policy
our love cannot be seen
our love by the fax machine
our love violates corporate policy


Gotta leave a paper trail of every transaction
from payroll to supplies to bedroom action
when you feel the need to get it going on
you can just as long as you fill out this form

Our love violates policy
our love requires a committee
our love for Sarbanes-Oxley
our love needs form 21B!

Complete this form
make a copy, keep a record
dress up in red tape
if you wanna git nekkid

Have it stamped
by your department head
and don't forget
to use the company bed

we cannot get away with mock compliance
there is a penalty for S-Ox defiance
we both signed a form about company trust
so even if we quit there'd be no pleasure for us

our love violates policy
our love cannot be seen
our love by the fax machine
our love violates corporate policy
Track Name: Whatcha Gonna Give Me
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?

I don't mean to be
that guy who comes around
and demands your company
but your lovin's so profound

Uhuh, let me see you get down
Uhuh, let me see you turn around
Uhuh, get out on the dance floor
Uhuh, show me what your legs are for

I'm so glad to be
the guy you call your man
now come sit next to me
and let me hold your hand

I need to see you tonight
I need to hold you tight
I need to hold you close
but I need your kiss the most


Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?

Uhuh, come on baby tell me
Uhuh, every word compels me
Uhuh, tell me what you want now
Uhuh, and I'll find a way how

When I first saw you
I was paralyzed
you came out of the blue
the deep blue of your eyes

Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?

I need to see you tonight
I need to hold you tight
I need to hold you close
but I need your kiss the most


If it were up to me
I'd see you every day
you're my favourite thing to see
in the sunshine, in the rain

Uhuh, let me see you get down
Uhuh, let me see you turn around
Uhuh, get out on the dance floor
Uhuh, show me what those hips are for

Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me?
Uhuh, Whatcha gonna gonna give me tonight?
Track Name: Not Going To Bring Me Down
we've been in love forever
and by that I mean three weeks
but that's the longest a girl has ever
stayed interested in me

something is wrong
and it must be with you
because I'm not going to bring me down anymore

Whenever I speak with your friends
I insult them mercilessly
after a while you butt in
and apologize for me

something is wrong
and it must be with them
because I'm not going to bring me down anymore

All of my life people have said
bad things about me, they've gone to my head
but I know the power of mind over mind
and I'm not going to buy into it this time


Whenever there are problems
they seem to be with me
but I'm in no place to own them
I have to think of my self-esteem

something is wrong
and it won't be with me, no
because I'm not going to bring me down anymore

because I'm not going to bring me down anymore
Track Name: Worst Boyfriend
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had

I think you should drop everything
to spend time with me
But if you want to pick the place
I'm nowhere to be seen

I never tell you that you're pretty
But expect you to shine
Whenever you want to share your feelings
all I hear is whine, whine whine

All because I'm...


I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had


I remind you of your faults
and I'll never let it end
I go to your favourite clubs
and I hit on your friends

I have made you miserable
since the day we met
and I will always think of you
with a total lack of respect

I treat you with such disdain
People think you're my ex


No, I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had

When you see a happy couple
You break down and weep
You should just accept your fate
because you don't deserve better than me

'Oh, wait I'm sorry. That was...
that was over the line. I didn't mean...
I don't know why I say these things...
I guess it's because...'

I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
I'm the worst boyfriend that you've ever had
Track Name: Bandits
They call it 7-11 but it's open all night
the cash never seems to be locked up tight
so if I'm broke around 4am
I use it as a handy ATM

Ski mask, loot bag, sawed-off shotgun
'don't be a hero and I'll hurt no one'
it was an ordinary robbery but then
the woman of my dreams walked in

she came in to rob the place as well
one look at her and I immediately fell
fast in love with my hands on my head
I knew I had to make move sudden

I mosied up to her smiled and asked
'rob this place often?' she stifled a laugh
'if I had a nickel for every time
I've heard that I wouldn't commit any crimes'

Would you like to be
on the lam with me?
we can go to my place and then
we can make out like bandits

I only have my bandit girl to thank
without her I never would have move up to banks
it wasn't long before our nuptials
and our honeymoon at First National

the engagement ring cost me
two weeks of someone else's salary
'if no one here objects
you may now make out like bandits'

she could spot the police undercover
I knew from then on I would always love her
the thought of us being separated
was far worse than being incarcerated

one night a cop answered all of my fears
I got sent up for nearly two years
I told the judge she went unwillingly
a small price to pay so my love can be free
Track Name: Philosopher Girl
She has read The Republic
better yet she understands it
and Kierkegard and Descartes too
even Kant is someone she can do

She's my Philospher Girl
she makes sense of all the world
when it comes to foreign policy
she's another Chomsky


She'll Hegel over the price of Sun Tzu
She's always willing to try something Newton
What Confucious say she will repeat
She'll Heidegger motions with Sophocles

She's my Philospher Girl
she makes sense of all the world
in a group she aims to please
she's a regular Socrates


But when you ask a simple question
you will get a full discourse
Philosophy has taken over
and I think it's for the worst

She's my Philosopher Girl
she makes sense of the world
she may have the answers in her head
but she is Lao Tze in bed
Track Name: What's It Worth?
You might be asking
what's it worth to me
Absolutely nothing

since you left
since you left

What's it worth to you, sir?
Can you give me an answer?
Can you lend me a hand, sir
and help me forget about her?

You might be pleading
what are my feelings
they amount to nothing

because you left
because you left

we've got to ride the roller coaster of life
we've got to make it through all this pain and strife

What's it worth to you?
What's it worth to me?
Absolutely nothing

since you left
since you left
Track Name: Sybil
Got a girl I'm bringing home
she's gonna meet my mom
I hope she approves of her
I wanna take her to the prom

she says 'I don't know if I can be
what your mother expects of me'
I say baby, baby, you'll do just fine
my mother loves a gal with an open mind



Sybil won't you come home
meet my folks and then
maybe if they like you
I can be your man

I'm so lucky to have you
I feel like a prodigal son
You're everything I've wanted
all rolled up in one


I love the way you change your voice
to suit the mood of the conversation
even if I had the choice
I'd choose you over any single maiden


Sybil won't you come home
meet my folks and then
maybe if they like you
I can be your man

every time I kiss you
you say it's great and then
you act like you don't remember
so I get to do it again


Sybil won't you come home
meet my folks and then
they'll see that you are more than just a girl


my mother really likes you
she wanted me to know
watching you is like she's seeing
a one-woman show

now I can take you to the prom
I want to look my best
if only you'd make up your mind
and decide on a dress


Sybil won't you come home
meet my folks and then
maybe if they like you
I can be your man

you're such an individual
you're truly one of a kind
if only there were more of you
the world would be sublime
Track Name: Can We Meet In Dallas?
Can you meet me in Dallas
where I first found you?
Is there time to meet in Dallas
or am I just a fool?

Can we start over in Dallas
And change what we had done?
If families will allow us
We can return home.

Can you meet me in Dallas?
Can you find the place
where we got married too quickly
where we should have embraced.
Track Name: Paradise
If you want to try for Paradise
why not close your eyes and think of the
single greatest moment of your life?
the one you would have for all eternity

I would choose to be
in that moment when we
laid in that hammock at night
and you smiled at me with your eyes

If you want to try for Paradise
why not close your eyes and think of the
single greatest moment from your life?
the one you would have for all eternity

I knew you smiled for me
not the moment or anything
I could give to you or say
that was eight years ago today

If you want to try for Paradise
why not close your eyes and think of the
single greatest moment from your life?
the one you would have for all eternity