But It’s Better If We Do

Am
Now I’m of consenting age
Dm
To be forgetting you in a cabaret
Am
Somewhere downtown where a burlesque queen
Dm
May even ask my name

Am
As she sheds her skin on stage
Dm                                                  Am
I’m sitting and sweating to a dance song on the club’s PA.
Dm
And the strip joint veteran sits two away
G         D   F
Smirking between dignified sips of his dignified peach and lime daiquiri…

Am        C            G
And isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                               Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me you know
C         D
Praying for love in a lap dance

And paying in naivety

Am        C            G
Oh, isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                                Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me, you know
C          D
Praying for love in a lap dance
Am     C     G     D
And paying in naivety

Oh, but I’m afraid that I,

Well I may have faked it
Am                        Dm
And I wouldn’t be caught dead-d-dead-d-dead-d-dead in this place

Am                    Dm
Well, I’m afraid that I,

That’s right, well I may have faked it
Am                    Dm
And I wouldn’t be caught dead in this place

Am        C            G
And isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                               Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me you know
C         D
Praying for love in a lap dance

And paying in naivety

Am        C            G
Oh, isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                                Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me you know
C         D
Praying for love in a lap dance

And paying in naivety

(Instrumental)
Am          Am Dm        Am  Dm       Am  Dm

Am                Dm
Well, I’m afraid that I,

Well I may have faked it
Am                       Dm
And I wouldn’t be caught dead-d-dead-d-dead-d-dead in this place

Am                Dm
Well, I’m afraid that I,

That’s right, well I may have faked it
Am                   Dm
And I wouldn’t be caught dead in this place

Am        C            G
And isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                                 Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me you know
C         D
Praying for love in a lap dance

And paying in naivety

Am        C            G
Oh, isn’t this exactly where you’d like me
D                                 Am
I’m exactly where you’d like me you know
C          D
Praying for love in a lap dance

And paying in naivety

Praying for love and paying in naivety

Praying for love and paying in naivety, oh

Am     Dm

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