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The Wedding Present - Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?

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Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?

Sep 1988 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 011)
Sep 1988 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 011/12)
Sep 1988 - UK MC (Reception Records REC 011C)
Sep 1988 - UK CD Single (Reception Records REC 011 CD)

1 Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (2.34)
2 Not From Where I'm Standing (2.36)
3 Give My Love To Kevin (acoustic) (2.52)*
4 Getting Better (2.07)*
5 Pourquoi Est Tu Devenue Si Raisonable? (2.34)**
Total Time: 12.50 (* 12" & CD Single only, ** CD Single only)

There were two versions of the cassette, the only difference being the sleeve artwork. 'Getting Better' is a Beatles cover.

Sleeve

Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? You've never mentioned this before
It seems I'm always last to know
And do I have to guess how you're going to feel each day
You never had a word to say
You should have told me
I don't understand why you didn't tell me

Surely you must know I hate what I'm doing
I don't want to upset you but it's yourself you're fooling
The last thing I need is part twelve of the row
But just why are you being so reasonable now?

I don't dare answer the phone
And when you call I still pretend that I'm not home
I don't want to see you anymore
Oh love, it's not just me I'm thinking of
No one can change that much in three days
It's not yours to take back!

Surely you must know I hate what I'm doing
I don't want to upset you but it's yourself you're fooling
The last thing I need is part twelve of the row
But just why are you being so reasonable now?

How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?
How can you do this to me?

Not From Where I'm Standing Oh well of course I shouldn't be here watching people row
But it's just so scary knowing each word before it comes out of her mouth
And now that moment's here, when she tells him to go
And I pulled that very same face just seven days ago

And if I could live one day again
That day would be the one

And when he tells her it's all lies, she's making patterns with her spoon
And when he looks into her eyes, she's staring around the room
He's told for once and all that it's not just in her head
And now he's starting to take back all those things he said

And if I could live one day again
That day would be the one

Give My Love To Kevin Why should I want to know his name?
What difference does it make?
You know I tried dead hard to keep away, I just had to call again
Where did you go last night?
Oh, what's that new place like?
Okay, I won't ask anymore questions and then you cannot tell me lies

Well they always need good men
They're crying out for them
It's not the sort of job I'd do myself, but then I'm not him
Oh, he buys you pretty things
And what does your mother think?
I just can't bear to imagine you sharing a bed with him

Tell me why should I be upset?
Some kid I've never met
We better sort this out before I go and say something I'll regret
No, I'm sure it suits him
I'm not trying to be anything
Before I leave I want you to give my love to Kevin

Getting Better (The Beatles) It's getting better all the time
I used to get mad at my school
The teachers that taught me weren't cool
You're holding me down, turning me round
Filling me up with your rules.

I've got to admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
I have to admit it's getting better
It's getting better since you've been mine.

Me used to be an angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word
I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can.

I've got to admit it's getting better

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can.

I admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
Yes I admit it's getting better
It's getting better since you've been mine.

Pourquoi Es-Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable? Tu ne mavais jamais dit ca
Toujours le dernier a savoir
Je dois deviner chaque jour comment tu te sens
Tu n'as jamais rien a me dire
T'aurais du parler, je ne comprends pas
Pourquoi tu n'as rien dit

Tu sais que je hais ce que je te fais
Je ne veux pas te blesser mais tu te voiles la face
Je refuse de jouer le dernier acte
Mais pourquoi es-tu devenue si raisonnable?

Tes appels sont sans reponses, je ne veux pas
Decrocher le telephone
Je ne veux jamais te revoir, oh mon amour
Je ne pense pas qu'a moi
On ne change pas comme ca en trois jours
Ce qui est fait, est fait

Tu sais que je hais ce que je te fais
Je ne veux pas te blesser mais tu te voiles la face
Je refuse de jouer le dernier acte
Mais pourquoi es-tu devenue si raisonnable?

Comment as-tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as-tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as-tu pu me faire ca?
Comment as-tu pu me faire ca?

 

©2005 Chester Severien ([email protected])