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... But I Don't Want To Talk About Her

... But I Don't Want To Talk About Her lyrics

... But I Don't Want To Talk About Her

AUSTEN
I write poetry
Romance, usually
I`m very romantic
(laughs)
Wait, I`m tough too
A romantic, tough guy
Yeah, sorta like Rock Hudson`
But straight.

This one time, I wrote a poem for my ex-girlfriend
She said
That`s the best thing I`ve ever read
And she reads poets, yet
Yates, Cummings, you name it
She`s got all these guys bouncing round her head

MARCIE
She sounds great

AUSTEN
She has an insight that could win a Pulitzer Prize
There`s in genius in her mind that truly sparkles through her eyes
She`s so smart, to be near make`s your intelligence rise`
But, I don`t want to talk about her

So, uh, what do you do`

MARCIE
I`m a photographer.

AUSTEN
Wow, okay. What kind of stuff do you do`

MARCIE
I try to capture the beauty of the human spirit.

AUSTEN
Speaking of beauty, that reminds me of my ex-girlfriend
Oh, she was gorgeous, but she never really knew it
She had this smile, I swear to God
You were blessed if you had one chance to view it
She had a look that could inspire symphonies
Or cause the most stubborn men to have epiphanies
She was as enchanting as Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany`s`
But I don`t want to talk about her

MARCIE
So, you have an ex-girlfriend`

AUSTEN
Ugh, I don`t want to talk about her.

MARCIE
Oh, right, sorry. There`s some things I don`t want to talk about either.

AUSTEN
Like what`

MARCIE
I don`t want to talk about the fact that I
Can`t seem to find a single guy
Who meets all my desires

AUSTEN
That`s fine. Maybe we could talk about`

MARCIE
I don`t want to talk about how many men
Have claimed that they would be the one
And it turns out they`re all liars

AUSTEN
Now, Marcie`

MARCIE
I don`t want to talk about the day when I
Experimented with my girlfriend
And I almost came out

AUSTEN
We can talk about that if you really want to.

MARCIE
But there`s always something missing
Now matter where I search
But, that`s not what I want to talk about

AUSTEN
Oh, man` you`re kind of a whiner.

MARCIE
I`m sorry, but wasn`t it you who spent the first half of this conversation talking about your ex-girlfriend`

AUSTEN
How dare you bring up the topic of my ex-girlfriend`!

MARCIE
Yeah, but you were the`. WHAT`!

AUSTEN
Who is gorgeous and brilliant, by the way.

MARCIE
Yeah, I heard.

AUSTEN
You know, I`m trying not to think about it and you throw it in my face`!

MARCIE
Throw it`!

AUSTEN
Now I`m all upset, and it`s the fifteenth time today

MARCIE
Less than I would`ve guessed.

AUSTEN
I`m not the type who runs or hides

MARCIE
I see.

AUSTEN
I follow my plan
Follow my guides

MARCIE
No matter how misguided they may be

AUSTEN
You`re wrong.
I know we`ll be together
Forever
Besides
I don`t want to talk about her

MARCIE
Obviously.


Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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