Two Sides To Every Story



I really love it when you say to me,
that I'm the one who makes you strong.
When we're together we are so complete,
you say here's where you belong.
But when you dance, oh how you dance tonight,
with every man in sight,
seduction pooring from your eyes.

Two sides to every story,
we're standing worlds apart.
How you can you say you love me,
when you keep on playing with my heart.

I really love it when you hold me tight,
and you tell me that I'm the best.
The way you touch me, and the way you kiss,
and the thrill of your caress.
But when you smile, you smile at every girl,
like you're the greatest lover in the world,
you should keep your feelings to yourself.

Two sides to every story,
we're standing worlds apart.
How you can you say you love me,
when you keep on playing with my heart.

You dance with any man,
what about you, going like a hurricane,
that's not true, there's nothing to explain,
well there you go again.
You're always trying to get the last word.

Two sides to every story,
we're standing worlds apart.
Two sides to every story,
let's get back to the start.
Two sides to every story,
stop playing with my heart,
stop playing with my heart.
Let's talk about it in the morning,
No, I want to talk about it now,
Maybe I flirt a little too much,
And I just love to dance,
Well let me say it loud and clear,
I want you...
I want you too...
"Well, 'Two Sides To Every Story' is one of the rare occasions that I co-wrote a song. This one was a song that I co-wrote with a friend of mine called Graham Lyle. He used to be in the Scottish band called Gallagher & Lyle. And he has become a very successful songwriter in his own right, he has written lots of hits for, for example Tina Turner whose voice it was that sang the words 'Hush child, go to sleep' on my album 'Man On The Line' on the song 'The Sound Of A Gun', a question I answered a little while ago. It was a very complicated lyric for me to write this one 'Two Sides To Every Story'. What I was trying to suggest is a couple who are going to a party and it's that scene in the car on the way back when she says to him 'God, you're such a flirt, you looked at every girl in the room.' And he says 'What? I'm a flirt? What about you! You were standing beside that man, that you couldn't stop keep your hands off him?' You know, one of those arguments. Everybody knows it. And that's what 'Two Sides To Every Story' is all about. And at the end of it they agree to disagree, but they also make up and decide that they actually are pretty well made for each other."
Man On (the) Line, February '04

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