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"My Double"

[ from the album "Stop This!" (1996) ]

Lyrics

I tell you it chases me
And when she embraces me
It's there with a morbid look on it
I treat it like dirt alone
It couldn't live on its own
Like a black dress suit it is cut to fit

I take the front door
It takes the back door
Why can't my double learn a little decency?

I falter and it steps out
And bandies my skills about
It never fails to impress the crowd
I let it apologise
But as soon as we've compromised
It's stretching the terms that I've allowed

I take the front door
It takes the back door
Why can't my double learn a little decency?

It's eternally curious
Its tricks drive me furious
When they add insult to injury
Ambitiously we compete
Once humbly it washed my feet
Now it takes half my salary

I take the front door
It takes the back door
Why can't my double learn a little decency?

I remember when we began
It was image, I was man
Its features palely mimicked mine
As it grew confident
We soon became different
And now I'm a part of its design

I take the front door
It takes the back door
Why can't my double learn a little decency?

Breathing down each other's necks
Can't cancel our loneliness
So I went out and I found a friend
She sampled my haute cuisine
Found the furniture very clean
But when she met it our love met its end

I take the front door
It takes the back door
Why can't my double learn a little decency?