Laissez-Faire

from the album "Shirley Goodness and Misery"

1978 Words and Music Terry Scott Taylor

I will hurt for her respect
Withdrawal is the best policy
And then may your laughter turn to tears
Arranged by my neutrality

(It's not) It's not the way of the world
I know nobody does it any more
(It's not) It's not the hippest of lifestyles, no
Everybody gonna think I'm strange

Laissez-faire, I keep her to myself
Laissez-faire, and give my heart to no one else
Laissez-faire, it's hands off, 'cause I...I love her

Another ship leaves a foreign shore
She's a stranger now, it pains me now
I can't believe her any more
It's best I leave, it's home I breathe

I bare too much the weight of the world
I know everybody gotta love their own
I swear nobody gonna take advantage
We learn everyone gonna reap what they sow

Laissez-faire

I will hurt for her respect
Withdrawal is the best policy
And then may your laughter turn to tears
Arranged by my neutrality

(It's not) It's not the way of the world
I know nobody does it any more
(It's not) It's not the hippest of lifestyles, no
Everybody gonna think I'm strange

Laissez-faire, I keep her to myself
Laissez-faire, and give my heart to no one else
Laissez-faire, it's hands off, 'cause I...I...I love her

It's hands off 'cause I love her (Laissez, laissez-faire)