(written from the male point of view)


YOU DESERVE PEARLS
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You're wearing my old sweatshirt
The vacuum's in your hand
Your hair's put up in ponytails
With newspaper rubber bands

And I say, girl,
I never meant for this to happen
When I asked you for my wife
I never meant for this to happen
I said I'd make a better life

'Cuz you deserve pearls
And diamonds, caviar,
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl

You've never once complained about
The house that I provide
You say you'd live in a one-room shack
So our love could never hide

And I say, girl,
I never meant for this to happen
When I asked you for my wife
I never meant for this to happen
I said I'd make a better life

'Cuz you deserve pearls
And diamonds, caviar,
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl

You wake up holding on so tight
Your kisses feel so fine
You say you'd trade a million bucks
To keep this love of mine

And you deserve pearls
Great big diamonds, caviar
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl


Karryn
3-27-99


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